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[protege-discussion] WoDOOM 2013 Deadline Extension

Matthew Horridge matthew.horridge at
Mon Mar 4 10:35:18 PST 2013

[Apologies for cross-posting and re-posting]
CfP Deadline Extension
Due to multiple requests we have extended the deadline for paper submission to WoDOOM 2013 to Monday March 11.  Please see the call for papers below.

Second International Workshop on  Debugging Ontologies and Ontology Mappings (WoDOOM)
Montpellier, France, May 2013
held in conjunction with ESWC 2013 (May 26-30)
Submission deadline: March 11,  2013
Developing ontologies is not an easy task and, as the ontologies grow in size, they are likely to show a number of defects.  Such ontologies, although often useful, also lead to problems when used in semantically-enabled applications. Wrong conclusions may be derived or valid conclusions may be missed.  Defects in ontologies can take different forms. Syntactic defects are usually easy to find and to resolve. Defects regarding style include such things as unintended redundancy. More interesting and severe defects are the modeling defects which require domain knowledge to detect and resolve such as defects in the structure, and semantic defects such as unsatisfiable concepts and inconsistent ontologies. 
Further, during the recent years more and more mappings between ontologies with overlapping information have been generated, e.g. using ontology alignment systems, thereby connecting the ontologies in ontology networks. This has led to a new opportunity to deal with defects as the mappings and other ontologies in the network may be used in the debugging of a particular ontology in the network. It also has introduced a new difficulty as the mappings may not always be correct and need to be debugged themselves. 

This workshop intends to be a forum where issues in debugging ontologies and mappings between ontologies are discussed. 
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- detecting and repairing semantic defects in ontologies
- detecting and repairing modeling defects in ontologies 
- detecting and repairing defects in the structure of ontologies
- detecting and repairing defects in mappings between ontologies
- debugging ontology networks
- debugging modular ontologies
- debugging defects in linked data
- justifications
- belief revision for debugging
- ontology patterns for debugging
- interactive ontology debugging
- visualization for ontology debugging
- connection of ontology debugging with other ontology engineering tasks (e.g. ontology development, ontology alignment, ontology comprehension, ontology sense making, ontology evolution, ontology enrichment)
- case studies

Submission: March 11 2013 (Was March 4, 2013).
Notification: April 1, 2013.
Camera-ready: April 15, 2013.

Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via The papers should be written in English, follow Springer LNCS format (see, and be submitted in PDF.
We invite the submission of Research papers (up to 12 pages), Experience papers (up to 12 pages), Poster papers (up to 8 pages) and  System/demonstration  papers (up to 8 pages).
Note that workshop attendees cannot register for the workshop only, but need to register for the ESWC conference as well.

Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
Guilin Qi, Southeast University, China. 
Matthew Horridge, Stanford University, USA
Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester, UK
Samantha Bail, University of Manchester, UK
Bernardo Cuenca-Grau, University of Oxford, UK
Jianfeng Du, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
Peter Haase, fluid Operations, Germany
Aidan Hogan, DERI, Ireland
Matthew Horridge, Stanford University, USA
Maria Keet, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
Yue Ma, TU Dresden, Germany,
Christian Meilicke, Mannheim University, Germany
Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester, UK
Rafael Penaloza, TU Dresden, Germany
Guilin Qi, Southeast University, China
Uli Sattler, University of Manchester, UK
Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kostyantyn Shchekotykhin, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Baris Sertkaya, SAP Research Dresden, Germany
Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
Peng Wang, Southeast University, China
Fang Wei-Kleiner, Linköping University, Sweden

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