AAAI-2002 Workshop on Ontologies and the Semantic Web

From: Adam Pease (
Date: 05/07/02

   We have some space available at the workshop for those folks who are 
interested in attending but have not submitted a paper.   We're asking 
interested people to provide a one-page "statement of interest", preferably 
by May 15 so it can be included in the workshop proceedings, although 
statements will continue to be accepted after that date and will appear on 
the workshop web site.  Here's a URL that provides an example of what we're 
looking for, taken from a previous workshop: 


>Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 12:32:38 -0800
>To:, onto-std@KSL.Stanford.EDU, 
>From: Adam Pease <>
>Subject: AAAI-2002 Workshop on Ontologies and the Semantic Web
>Our apologies if you receive this notice more than once.
>Call for Participation
>AAAI-2002 Workshop on Ontologies and the Semantic Web
>Description of workshop: the main objectives
>       This workshop will address ontologies for the semantic web. The 
> notion of the semantic web as promoted by Tim Berners-Lee and by Jim 
> Hendler as the focus of a major DARPA-funded research effort, is to 
> transform the current World Wide Web so that the information and services 
> are understandable and useable by computers as well as humans. The 
> Semantic Web will create an environment where software agents can readily 
> perform sophisticated tasks and help humans find, understand, integrate, 
> and use information. The key distinguishing feature of the Semantic Web 
> will be ontologies which will enable software agents to find the meaning 
> of the information on Web pages by following hyperlinks to definitions of 
> key terms and rules for reasoning about them logically.
>       The aim of this workshop will be to make progress on addressing 
> what ontology languages, tools, methodologies, and content are needed to 
> support the Semantic Web.
>   * Ontological Content
>     Papers are solicited that discuss issues related to the content of
>     ontologies with respect to either presenting particular ontological
>     content that is believed to be of general interest, or discussing the
>     more general issue of how a body of formal ontology content can be
>     extended or employed in some application. Papers may present ontologies
>     and discuss their value or discuss issues in the standardization of
>     ontological content.
>   * How can the quality of ontologies be evaluated?
>     Papers are particularly encouraged that provide methodologies and test
>     cases.
>   * How can ontologies developed for the Semantic Web be shared and
>     combined?
>     Papers are particularly encouraged that contain specific use
>     scenarios in which sharing, merging, translating, etc. are
>     critical.
>   * Use cases for ontological content on the web
>     A great effort is going into languages for defining, and tools for
>     manipulating, ontologies on the web. Papers are encouraged that
>     describe either implemented applications that make use of web
>     ontologies, or vision papers that describe how ontological content will
>     change the web.
>Workshop Format
>       Subject to a sufficient response to our call for participation, we 
> are planning on a two-day workshop. The agenda will consist of position 
> statements by the program committee, invited talks, paper presentations, 
> and panel-led discussions.
>       Attendance will be limited to authors of accepted papers and 
> invited presenters. Others will be allowed to attend only if space 
> permits. There will be a total of 25-65 participants.
>Submission requirements
>       Papers of 4-10 pages will be accepted by email in PDF (preferrred), 
> Postscript or .rtf formats to ( Papers must 
> conform to AAAI format.
>       March 15, 2002 - papers due
>       April 19 - Notification of acceptances sent
>       May 3 - Camera-ready copies due along with optional Permission to
>               Distribute Form
>       July 28-August 1 - AAAI Conference
>Organizing Committee
>   Adam Pease (, Jim Hendler 
> (, Richard Fikes (
>Web site: <>
>Adam Pease
>(650) 424-0500 x571

Adam Pease
(650) 424-0500 x571

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