[PlanetKR] WOMO 2010 - cfp

Stefano Borgo borgo at loa-cnr.it
Tue Oct 27 03:03:38 EST 2009

     4th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO)
              Toronto, Canada, May 11, 2010
              --- 1st Call for Papers ---


MODULARITY, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows  
mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring,  
maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology  
engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce the complexity  
of understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology  
maintenance and ontology reasoning.

Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in  
foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular  
development, distributed reasoning and empirical evaluation. These  
results provide a foundation for further research and development.

The workshop follows a series of successful events that have been an  
excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest  
work and current problems, and is this time organised as a satellite  
workshop of FOIS 2010, as well as being co-located with several other  
relevant events, namely KR, AAMAS, ICAPS, NMR, and DL.

TOPICS include, but are not limited to:

- What is Modularity: Kinds of modules and their properties; modules  
vs. contexts; design patterns; granularity of representation;

- Logical/Foundational Studies: Conservativity; modular ontology  
languages (e.g., DDL, E-Connections, P-DL); reconciling  
inconsistencies across modules; formal structuring of modules;  

- Algorithmic Approaches: distributed reasoning; modularization and  
module extraction; (selective) sharing and re-using, linking and  
importing; hiding and privacy; evaluation of modularization  
approaches; complexity of reasoning; reasoners or implemented systems;

- Applications: Semantic Web; Life Sciences; Bio-Ontologies; Natural  
Language Processing; ontologies of space and time; Ambient  
Intelligence; collaborative ontology development; etc.


Paper Submission: January 29, 2010
Notification:  March 1, 2010
Camera ready: March 11, 2010
Workshop day: May 11, 2010


The workshop welcomes submission of high quality original and  
previously unpublished papers.

Contributions should not exceed 13 pages in length and must be  
formatted according to IOS Press style (see http://www.iospress.nl/authco/instruction_crc.html 
Contributions should be prepared in PDF format and submitted not later  
than January 29 2010 through the EasyChair Submission System (see http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=womo2010 

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program  
committee. Accepted papers may be extended up to 16 pages and will be  
published as chapters in an IOS Press book in the series 'Frontiers in  
Artificial Intelligence and Applications'.

The authors of accepted papers are also welcome to submit  
substantially extended versions to a planned special issue on  
'Modularity in Ontologies' of the international journal 'Applied  
Ontology' (IOS Press).


Oliver Kutz (Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), Bremen,  
Joana Hois (Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), Bremen,  
Jie Bao (Tetherless World Constellation & Department of Computer  
Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Oxford, UK)


Mathieu d'Aquin (Knowledge Media Institute, Open University of Milton  
Keynes, UK)
Alex Borgida (Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, USA)
Stefano Borgo (Laboratory for Applied Ontology, CNR, Trento, Italy)
Martin Dzbor (Knowledge Media Institute, Open University of Milton  
Keynes, UK)
Fred Freitas (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)
Silvio Ghilardi (Department of Computer Science, University of Milan,  
John Goodwin (Ordnance Survey, Southampton, UK)
Peter Haase (fluid Operations GmbH, Germany)
Heinrich Herre (Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and  
Epidemiology, University of Leipzig, Germany)
Pascal Hitzler (Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA)
Vasant Honavar (Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory, Iowa  
State University, USA)
Roman Kontchakov (School of Computer Science and Information Systems,  
Birkbeck College, London, UK)
Carsten Lutz (Department of Computer Science, University of Bremen,  
Till Mossakowski (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence,  
Lab Bremen, Germany)
Alan Rector (University of Manchester, UK)
Anne Schlicht (KR & KM Research Group, University of Mannheim, Germany)
Thomas Schneider (School of Computer Science, University of  
Manchester, UK)
Luciano Serafini (Centro Per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica,  
Trento, Italy)
Stefano Spaccapietra (School of Computer and Communication Sciences,  
Lausanne, Switzerland)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (KR & KM Research Group, University of Mannheim,  
Andrei Tamilin (Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy)
Dirk Walther (Department of Computer Science, Universidad Politecnica  
de Madrid, Spain)
Frank Wolter (Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool,  
Michael Zakharyaschev (School of Computer Science and Information  
Systems, Birkbeck College, London, UK)
Antoine Zimmermann (DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway,  

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