CfP: Evaluation of Ontology-based Tools (EON2003)

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Date: 04/24/03

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    Call for papers
     Evaluation of Ontology-based Tools (EON2003)
     Workshop at the 
     2nd International Semantic Web Conference 
     (ISWC 2003)
     20 October 2003
     Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
    *** OBJECTIVES ***
    In the Evaluation of Ontology-based Tools workshop we intend to bring 
    together researchers and practitioners from the fastly developing 
    research areas Ontologies and Semantic Web. Currently the semantic 
    web attracts researchers from all around the world. Numerous tools 
    and applications of semantic web technologies are already available 
    and the number is growing fast. However, deploying large scale 
    ontology solutions typically involves several separate tasks and 
    requires applying multiple tools. Therefore pragmatic issues such as 
    interoperability are key if industry is to be encouraged to take up 
    ontology technology rapidly. The main aim of this workshop is 
    therefore to encourage and stimulate discussions about the evaluation 
    of ontology-based tools. 
    The large visibility of the semantic web, it’s tools and applications 
    already attract industrial partners . In particular, as tools move 
    from academic institutions into commercial environments they have to 
    fulfil stronger requirements and in some cases new requirements (e.g. 
    concerning scalability and multi-user access). Different tools from 
    different sources need to interoperate. Typically tools are not 
    anymore standalone solutions but integrated into a framework. This 
    framework must be open to other commercialapplications and provide 
    connectors and interfaces to industrial standards. Larger 
    applications need also larger ontologies and therefore require 
    substantially more performance and scalability. 
    A systematic evaluation of the tools might lead to a consistent level 
    of quality and thus acceptance by industry. For the future this might 
    lead into certification efforts for such tools. 
    Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 
    - Interoperability of tools (e.g. turnaround abilities) 
    - Integration of tools into frameworks 
    - Performance benchmarks 
    - Scalability of tools 
    - Certification of tools 
    Tools include e.g.: 
    - Annotation tools 
    - Inference engines 
    - Ontology editors and browsers 
    - Ontology servers 
    - Ontology mapping tools 
    - Repositories 
    - Retrieval tools 
    - Semantic search engines 
    The first workshop on Evaluation of Ontology-based Tools (EON2002) 
    was celebrated in conjunction with the 13th International Conference 
    on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW2002), in 
    September 30th, 2002.
    We invite three types of submissions for this workshop: 
    - Technical papers (10 pages) 
      in any of the topics of interest of the workshop 
      (but not limited to them) 
    - Short position papers (2 pages) 
      in any of the topics of interest of the workshop 
      (but not limited to them) 
    - Experiment papers (10 pages) 
      describing the results of the experiment proposed. 
      The experiment description can be found in the following URL:
    If you are interested in participating in the experiment we encourage 
    you to send us an expression of interest until the 15th.
    More details on the workshop submissions can be found at the workshop 
    Experiment expression of interest: May 15th, 2003
    Deadline paper submissions: July 14th, 2003
    Notification of acceptance: August 25th, 2003
    Camera ready deadline: September 22nd, 2003
    Workshop: October 20th, 2003 
    York Sure (Contact Person)
     Institute AIFB
     University of Karlsruhe
    Oscar Corcho
     Ontology Group
     Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial 
     Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Jürgen Angele
     Ontoprise GmbH
    Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant, Inc. (US)
    Bill Anderson, Ontology Works, Inc. (US) 
    Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, Université P. Sabatier (FR) 
    Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester (UK) 
    Richard Benjamins, iSOCO (ES)
    John Davies, BT (UK) 
    Carole Goble, University of Manchester (UK) 
    Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES) 
    Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University (US) 
    Atanas Kiryakov, OntoText Lab / Sirma AI, Ltd. (BG) 
    Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University (JP) 
    Natasha F. Noy, Stanford University (US)
    Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, Information Semantics (US) 
    Henrik Oppermann, Ontoprise (DE) 
    Norman Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University (US) 
    Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL) 
    Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe (DE) 
    Mike Uschold, Boeing (US)
     York Sure
     phone: +49 (0) 721 608 6592
     Institute AIFB
     University of Karlsruhe (TH)
     D-76128 Karlsruhe (Germany)

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