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WOMoCoE 2017 : 2nd International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution


When Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Where Vienna, Austria
Abstract Registration Due Jul 25, 2017
Submission Deadline Jul 28, 2017
Notification Due Aug 24, 2017
Final Version Due Sep 14, 2017
Categories    knowledge representation   logic   artificial intelligence   semantic web

Call For Papers

2nd International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WoMoCoE 2017), co-located with: 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017), October 21-25, 2017, Vienna, Austria

In the Semantic Web and Linked Data community, knowledge is rarely considered a monolithic and static unit. Instead, partitioning knowledge into distinct modular structures is central to organize knowledge bases. Moreover, representing and reasoning about context is essential for correct exploitation of modules and reasoning in changing situations. Finally, evolution of knowledge resources is an important factor influencing the meaningfulness of stored knowledge over time.
Considering these emerging needs, the 2nd International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE 2017) offers the ground to discuss current work on practical and theoretical aspects of modularity, contextuality and evolution of knowledge resources. The workshop aims to bring together an interdisciplinary audience interested in its topics both from a theoretical and formal point of view and from an applicational perspective.


Pascal Hitzler,
NCR Distinguished Professor and Director of Data Science,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Wright State University,
Dayton, Ohio, USA


The workshop comprises, but is not strictly limited to, the following topics:

= Modularity in the Semantic Web and Linked Data resources =
- Modular ontology and knowledge representation languages
- Modularity in reasoning: incremental and distributed reasoning
- Modularity in ontology engineering: ontology modules reuse and publishing
- Algorithms and implementations for module extraction
- Ontology design patterns for modularity
- Modularity in ontology and data visualization
- Modularity in SW/LD applications
- Theoretical and cognitive aspects of modularity

= Representing and facilitating context in the Semantic Web and Linked Data resources =
- Representing context in SW/LD resources
- Ontologies for modelling contextual information
- Capturing contextuality in SW/LD standards
- Reasoning with contextual information and metadata
- Matching, combining and disambiguating knowledge resources with contexts
- Contextuality in SW/LD applications
- Formal aspects of context acquisition, representation and interpretation.

= Evolution of the Semantic Web and Linked Data resources =
- Definitions and algorithms for belief change in ontologies, and SW/LD resources
- Reasoning and planning with evolving ontologies and data sources
- Evolution in ontology management: merging, versioning, alignment, integration
- Fault diagnosis and repair in ontologies and data sources
- LD archiving and versioning
- Ontology transformation and ontology transformation patterns
- Evolution of SW/LD in applications


Submission of regular and position papers is possible:
- Regular papers (12 pages in length including references) include research reports and surveys.
- Position papers (6 pages in length including references) are intended for presentation of interesting new open issues and challenges, and opinions on the status of the field.

WOMoCoE also welcomes reports on significant work in progress which has already achieved some interesting partial results, as well as papers recently submitted or published elsewhere as long as their topic is in line with the workshop. An extended abstract will be required and included in the proceedings for papers presented elsewhere.

All papers must be formatted using the Springer LNCS style and submitted in PDF via EasyChair:

Further information about paper submission at:


- Loris Bozzato, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
- Thomas Eiter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Martin Homola, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
- Daniele Porello, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy


- Grigoris Antoniou, University of Huddersfield
- Stefano Borgo, ISTC-CNR, Trento
- Eva Blomqvist, Linköping University
- Valeria De Paiva, University of Birmingham
- Chiara Del Vescovo, British Broadcasting Corporation
- Javier D. Fernández, Vienna University of Economics and Business
- Adila A. Krisnadhi, Wright State University & Universitas Indonesia
- Oliver Kutz, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano
- Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento
- Francisco Martin-Recuerda, UPM, Madrid
- Till Mossakowski, University of Magdeburg
- Thomas Schneider, University of Bremen
- Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
- Vojtech Svátek, Prague University of Economics
- Jürgen Umbrich, Vienna University of Economics and Business
- George Vouros, University of Piraeus


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