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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: AOW 2009: Australasian Ontology Workshop

5th Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2009)
                               1 December 2009
                        Held in Conjunction with the
22nd Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'09)
           University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

AOW 2009 is the fifth in a series of workshops on ontologies held
in the Australasian region.

The primary aim of the workshop is to bring together active researchers in
the broad area of ontologies. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

- Ontology models and theories
- Ontologies and the Semantic Web
- Interoperability in ontologies
- Ontologies and Multi-agent systems
- Description logics for ontologies
- Reasoning with ontologies
- Ontology harvesting on the web
- Ontology of agents and actions
- Ontology visualisation
- Ontology engineering and management
- Ontology-based information extraction  and retrieval
- Ontology merging, alignment and integration
- Web ontology languages
- Formal concept analysis and ontologies
- Ontologies for e-research
- Linking open data
- Significant ontology applications

The proceedings of the four previous workshops were published as
volumes in the Conferences in Research and Practice in
Information Technology (CRPIT) series (, and this
will again be the case for AOW 2009. As with the previous
workshops, we are investigating the possibility of extended versions
of  selected papers appearing in a special issue of a suitable journal.

Submission information such as format etc. can be found on the
CRPIT website: The page
limit is 10 pages.

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: 25 September 2009
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 23 October 2009
Camera-ready copies due: 13 November 2009
AOW 2009: 1 December 2009

Papers must be submitted via the EasyChair system at

This year AOW 2009 will have a best paper award, with a prize
of 0(AUD) being awarded to the author(s) of the best paper.

Workshop Chairs:
Thomas Meyer
Meraka Institute, South Africa

Kerry Taylor

Program Committee:
Richard Booth (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
Arina Britz (Meraka Institute, South Africa)
Werner Ceusters (SUNY Buffalo, USA)
R. Cenk Erdur (Ege University, Turkey)
Aurona Gerber (Meraka Institute, South Africa)
Dennis Hooijmaijers (University of South Australia, Australia)
Bo Hu (SAP Research, UK)
Ken Kaneiwa (NICT, Japan)
Marijke Keet (Free University of Bolzano, Italy)
Kevin Lee (NICTA and UNSW, Australia)
Costas Mantratzis (University of Westminster, UK)
Lars Moench (University of Hagen, Germany)
Maurice Pagnucco (UNSW, Australia)
Debbie Richards (Macquarie University, Australia)
Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University, Australia)
Barry Smith (SUNY Buffalo, USA)
Nwe Ni Tun (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Ivan Varcinczak (Meraka Institute, South Africa)
Kewen Wang (Griffith University, Australia)
More to be added...