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WOP 2018 : 9th Workshop on Ontology Design and Patterns - WOP2018


When Oct 8, 2018 - Oct 9, 2018
Where Monterey, California ,USA
Abstract Registration Due May 25, 2018
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2018
Notification Due Jun 27, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 18, 2018

Call For Papers

The 9th Workshop on Ontology Design and Patterns (WOP2018) will be held on October 8-9, 2018 in Monterey, CA, USA, in conjunction with the 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018). The workshop website is at:

Call for papers:
We invite you to submit high-quality research papers (maximum 15 pages LNCS style) and short papers (maximum 5 pages LNCS style). The main topics include:

Ontology design patterns, analyses of ODP use, and analyses of pattern-based ontologies
Correspondence patterns for ontology matching and integration
Knowledge patterns and knowledge reengineering based on patterns
Antipatterns and their relations to ODPs
Methods and tools for developing high-quality ontologies, including ontology engineering by domain experts
Analyses of quality attributes in ontologies and ontology engineering, and quality assurance approaches for ontology engineering
Pattern-based ontology design and knowledge engineering
Pattern-based ontology evaluation and selection
Ontology pattern extraction
Pattern-based information extraction, ontology learning, and relation to NLP
Patterns and Linked data (usage, emerging patterns, pattern-driven data publishing, etc.)
Quality assurance for Linked Data vocabularies
Web semantics from a pattern perspective
Reasoning with, or using, patterns
Contextual reasoning and patterns as context
Pattern-based methods and methodologies for development of semantic applications
Patterns for streaming data and evolving knowledge, as well as processes and services
Patterns for Big Data integration, data lakes, conceptual modeling, ontology-based data access, and business intelligence
Patterns in semantic social networks, semantic wikis, semantic blogs
ODPs development and use in specific domains including geosciences, life sciences, digital humanities, cultural heritage, e-history, IoT, smart homes & cities, smart agriculture etc.

Call for Patterns:
We invite you to submit research results in the form of ontology design patterns (ODPs; 5-12 pages LNCS style), such as:

Content patterns
Structural patterns: logical and architecture patterns
Correspondence patterns: re-engineering and alignment patterns

Submissions should be made via the WOP 2018 EasyChair page: . Instructions on submission can be found in:

Important dates:

Abstract submission (required): May 25th, 2018
Submission date: June 1st, 2018
Author notifications: June 27th, 2018
Workshops will be held on: 8th or 9th of October, 2018

WOP2018 Chairs:
Agnieszka Ławrynowicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland (general chair)
Martin G. Skjæveland, University of Oslo, Norway (papers co-chair)
Yingjie Hu, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA (papers co-chair)
Karl Hammar, Jönköping University, Sweden (patterns co-chair)
Vojtěch Svátek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic (patterns co-chair)
(For general inquiries, please contact Agnieszka Ławrynowicz)

Steering Committee:

The Board of the Association of Ontology Design and Patterns:
Eva Blomqvist, Linköping University (chair)
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University (vice chair)
Valentina Presutti, ISTC-CNR (vice chair)
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Agnieszka Lawrynowicz, Poznan University of Technology
Adila Krisnadhi, Wright State University

Members with special appointments:
Andrea Nuzzolese, ISTC-CNR
Karl Hammar, Jönköping University

Program Committee:
Luigi Asprino University of Bologna and STLab (ISTC-CNR)
Gary Berg-Cross Ontolog
Marilena Daquino University of Bologna
Mauro Dragoni Fondazione Bruno Kessler - FBK-IRST
Chen-Chieh Feng National University of Singapore
Krzysztof Janowicz University of California, Santa Barbara
Tomi Kauppinen Department of Computer Science, Aalto University School of Science
Adila A. Krisnadhi Universitas Indonesia
Johan Wilhelm Kluewer Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
Piotr Kulicki John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Jose Emilio Labra Gayo Universidad de Oviedo
Agnieszka Lawrynowicz Poznan University of Technology
Steffen Lohmann Fraunhofer
Raul Palma Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
María Poveda-Villalón Ontology Engineering Group. Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Cogan Shimizu Wright State University
Alexandre Sorokine ORNL
Gem Stapleton University of Brighton
Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Monika Solanki University of Oxford
Vladimir Tarasov Jönkoping University
Evgenij Thorstensen Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo
Samson Tu Stanford University
Dalia Varanka U.S. Geological Survey
Charles Vardeman Ii University of Notre Dame

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