[PlanetKR] 2nd CFP: FOMI 2011 - 5th Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry

Stefano Borgo borgo at loa-cnr.it
Thu Feb 17 04:16:46 EST 2011

FOMI 2011 - 5TH Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry
July 7-8, 2011 – Delft, Netherlands
FOMI is an international forum where academic researchers and industrial practitioners meet to analyze and discuss application issues related to methods, theories, tools and applications based on formal ontologies. There is today wide agreement that knowledge modeling and the semantic dimension of information plays an increasingly central role in networked economy: semantic-based applications aim to provide a framework for information and knowledge sharing, reliable information exchange, meaning negotiation and coordination between distinct organizations or among members of the same organization.
Theoretical research that is driven by the issues that have been raised by recent work in the more applied domains, but often, actual implementation brings up unexpected problems and issues. On the other hand, there is an increasing need for solid theoretical foundations of practical applications of ontologies, based on philosophy, linguistics, artificial intelligence and logic.
The FOMI 2011 Workshop aims to collect useful experiences and lessons learned by the presentation of (1) experienced problems in ontology application, (2) new insights on known problematic issues, (3) new results and observations in ontology implementation, (4) lessons learned on the best way to apply ontological methodologies to real situations.
FOMI 2011 will facilitate open discussion and experience sharing. Very similar problems arise in disparate ontology applications and an open discussion helps to highlight commonalities and to spread ideas for possible solutions. For this reason, FOMI welcomes researchers and practitioners that embrace this perspective without restrictions on the domain they deal with: business, medicine, engineering, finance, law, biology, geography, electronics, etc.
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan
CONFERENCE TOPICS (not exhaustive)
*problems in ontology application:*
- practical issues in using ontologies in enterprises
- real cases of successful/unsuccessful use of ontology in business
- from legacy systems to the new ontology-driven systems
- ontology integration and alignment
*ontology and knowledge management:*
- ontology and ontological methodologies in knowledge management;
- adaptation of ontologies for companies and organizations;
- ontology development and change within organizations;
- ontology effectiveness and evaluation
- ontology-driven representation of products, services, functionalities, design, processes;
- ontologies for the know-how;
- ontologies for corporate knowledge;
*ontology in practice:*
- ontologies for electronic catalogs, e-commerce, e-government;
- ontologies for marketing;
- ontologies for finance;
- ontologies for engineering;
- ontologies for medical sciences;
*ontology the Web:*
-  Semantic Web
- Web services
- Grid computing
- Computational lexica; Terminology
Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two member of the Program Committee and selected on the basis of technical quality, relevance of the described experiences, and clarity of the presentation. In particular, we insist that papers should (1) be written for a wide audience and (2) focus on the problematic, successful, etc. ontological aspects. Following the previous FOMI editions, we are considering publishing the proceedings of the workshop in the FAIA series (IOS Press) or as a special issue of "Applied Ontology".
* Length approximately 10 to 12 pages
Format and other information are available through the conference website.
* Deadlines:
- Paper Submission: March 5, 2011
- Acceptance Notification: April 9, 2011
- Camera Ready: May 14, 2011
Virginia Dignum, Information and Communication Technology, Delft University of Technology
Pieter Vermaas, Philosophy, Delft University of Technology
John Bateman, Appliable English Linguistics, University of Bremen, Germany
Stefano Borgo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
Mathias Brochhausen, Institute Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science, Saarbrücken, Germany
Luigi Ceccaroni, Technical University of Barcelona, Spain
Koen H. van Dam, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Roberta Ferrario, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
Pawel Garbacz, Philosophy Department, John Paul II Catholic University, Lublin, Poland
Pierre Grenon, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
Heinrich Herre, Research Group Ontologies in Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany
Rinke Hoekstra, Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Wout Hofman, TNO, the Netherlands
Laura Hollink, Computer Science, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Yoshinobu Kitamura, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan
David Koepsell, Philosophy Department, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Peter Kroes, Philosophy Department, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Paola Monachesi, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Enrico Motta, Open University, UK
Matthias Nickles, Technical University Munchen, Germany
Sean O’Riain, DERI, Ireland
Florian Probst, SAP Research Darmstadt, Germany
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Marco Schorlemmer, IIIA, Spain
Yao-hua Tan, ICT, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Hans Weigand, University of Tilburg, the Netherlands
Supported by the Delft Philosophy Department, the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI) and the Netherlands research school for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS).
A workshop organised for the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA)
For any question, contact fomi2011 at tudelft.nl
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