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[protege-discussion] The 1st International Workshop on Ontology for e-Technologies

Francesco Colace fcolace at
Thu Jan 22 00:31:07 PST 2009

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The 1st International Workshop on Ontology for e-Technologies

6-7 May, 2009 - Milan, Italy

In conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Enterprise
Information Systems (ICEIS 2009)

Francesco Colace
Università degli Studi di Salerno
fcolace at

Alfio Ferrara
Università degli Studi di Milano
ferrara at

Matteo Gaeta
Università degli Studi di Salerno
gaeta at

Scope and Topics
Ontologies are formal, explicit specifications of shared conceptualizations,
representing concepts and their relations that are relevant for a given
domain of discourse and serve as a means for establishing a conceptually
concise basis for communicating knowledge for many purposes. There is a huge
interest in the area of engineering ontologies for a very wide range of
interesting applications and, in fact, the community in that field is
steadily growing. Also in recent years, we have seen a surge of interest in
other fields than ontology engineering that tackle the discovery and
automatic creation of complex, multirelational knowledge structures. The
expected central role of ontologies in the organization and functioning of
the Semantic Web has been well documented in recent years and ontology is
playing a central role fields as E-Business, E-Commerce, E-Learning,
E-Health.. Somewhat less traditional is the role of ontologies in
incremental approaches to Knowledge Discovery, in which ontologies and
machine learning methods are used in combination to mine, interpret and
(re-)organize knowledge. Currently, ontologies are mostly developed
(including ontology construction, extension, mapping and merging) as well as
used (ontology population through knowledge markup) by a manual process,
which is very ineffective and may cause major barriers to their large-scale
use in such areas as Knowledge Discovery and Semantic Web and in the
introduction of new and effective services. This workshop aims to bring
together researchers interested in the field of ontology engineering in
order to discuss and analyze important characteristics, open research issues
and recent research developments on the field. We encourage submissions on
all topics related to ontology engineering, including theoretical work on
the issues involved directly or indirectly with change as well as
applications or implemented systems related to such issues.

Topics of Interest
We welcome papers, both theoretical and practical, from all areas related to
those aspects of Ontology in E-Technologies, such as:
Probabilistic Data Mining
Information Fusion
User Modeling and Tracking
Workflow Management
Human Ontology Interaction
Ontology Engineering
Support Ontology Versioning
Ontology Management Systems
Ontology Definition Metamodel
Business Process Retrieval Systems
Adaptive Hypermedia Systems
Ontology for Business Intelligence
Probabilistic Ontology Inference and Learning
Ontologies for dynamic environments
Dynamic knowledge construction and exploitation
Ontology in Grid Computing
Case studies, software tools, use cases, applications

Important Dates
Regular Paper Submission: March 2, 2009
Authors Notification: March 6, 2009
Final Paper Submission and Registration: March 17, 2009

Workshop Program Committee
Giuseppe Boccignone, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Silvana Castano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Angelo Chianese, Università di Napoli - Federico II, Italy
Francesco Colace, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Massimo De Santo, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Mario Molinara, Università di Cassino, Italy
Vincenzo Moscato, Università di Napoli - Federico II, Italy
Paolo Napoletano, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Antonio Penta, Università di Napoli - Federico II, Italy
Antonio Picariello, Università di Napoli - Federico II, Italy
Pierluigi Ritrovato, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Letizia Tanca, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Carlo Sansone, Università di Napoli - Federico II, Italy
Francesco Tortorella, Università di Cassino, Italy

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed
above. Three main categories of submissions will be considered: regular
papers, work in progress by Ph.D. students and tool demonstrations. Please
indicate clearly the category your paper is submitted to.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are
available at the conference Paper Templates web page. Please also check the
web page with the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission
system at:
In addition, an email must be sent to all workshop chairs including: title
and an abstract of the submitted paper, three keywords from the list of
interesting areas given above, category and authors' affiliation.
Submissions not complying with the formatting guidelines will not be

Publications and Format
The workshop will consist of oral presentations of peer-reviewed papers and
invited keynote speeches. All accepted papers will be published in the
workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and in CD-ROM support.

Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If
the registration fees are not received by March 17, 2009 the paper will not
be published in the workshop proceedings book.

Secretariat Contacts
ICEIS Workshops - OET 2009
e-mail: workshops at 

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