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CFP: AISB 2010 - Workshop on Matching and Meaning: Automated development, evolution and interpretation of ontologies.
CALL FOR PAPERS Workshop on Matching and Meaning: Automated development, evolution and interpretation of ontologies http://dream.inf.ed.ac.uk/events/wmm-2010 31st March 2010, part of AISB'10 Convention, Leicester, UK OVERVIEW The problem of semantic misalignment - of two (or more) systems failing to understand one another when their semantic representation is not identical - occurs in a huge variety of areas: the Semantic Web, databases, natural language processing; anywhere, indeed, where semantics are necessary but centralised control is undesirable or impractical. In highly dynamic domains, where interactions are between a large, diverse and evolving community, there is a need for the resolving of these misalignments - through developing and evolving existing ontologies or interpreting unknown ontologies in terms of known ones - to be done automatically and on-the-fly. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in the problems of automated development, evolution and interpretation of ontologies in the many different domains in which it occurs. We are primarily interested in the exchange of ideas and the stimulation of debate, and the workshop is intended to be a forum for researchers to present ongoing work and ideas and to engage in discussion with other researchers from the field. We are particularly interested in novel ideas and innovative research, which may be in its early stages, and encourage reports on work in progress. Topics of interest include: * Ontology evolution * Ontology matching and alignment * Ontology versioning * Representational or structural change * Formal aspects of ontology dynamics * Formalisation of and reasoning with contexts * Foundational issues * Social and collaborative matching * Background knowledge in matching * Extensions to ontology languages to better support change * Non-monotonic reasoning for ontologies and the Semantic Web * Inconsistency handling in evolving ontologies * Uncertainty in matching * Change propagation in ontologies and metadata * Ontologies for dynamic environments * Dynamic knowledge construction and exploitation * Matching for dynamic applictions (e.g., p2p, agents, web-services) * Case studies, software tools, use cases, applications * Open problems SUBMISSION GUIDELINES We encourage the submission of extended abstracts of 2-5 pages that discuss ongoing research, problem descriptions and overviews of the domain. Accepted papers will be included in the AISB 2010 proceedings unless the authors prefer them not to be (for example, if the work is very similar to work presented elsewhere which they nevertheless feel it would be valuable to present in this context, or if the work is at a stage where discussion would be valuable but publication would be premature). Authors wishing their submissions to be included in the convention proceedings must follow the style guide on the convention website. Submissions will be subject to light reviewing, mainly intended to check fit to workshop. Abstracts should be submitted electronically in pdf format to mchan-at-ed.ac.uk by 18th December 2009. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the submitting author on 15th February 2010. VENUE The workshop will take place at De Montfort University in Leicester, as part of the AISB 2010 Convention (http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/aisb10/), from March 31st to 1st April, 2010. All workshop participants must be registered for the AISB 2010 Convention. Registration for this workshop is included in the convention registration fee. IMPORTANT DATES Submission: Friday, 18th December 2009 Notification: Monday, 15th February 2010 Workshop: 31st March - 1st April 2010 AISB10 Convention: 29th March - 1st April 2010 PROGRAMME Presentations: Authors of accepted abstracts will give presentations of their work; exact times to be decided. Posters: If it is not possible to fit in presentations for all accepted authors, some may be asked to present posters instead. There will be a session of 5 minute poster talks. Panel: The technical programme will end with a 90 minute panel discussion on a topic of mutual interest to be decided. Three speakers will speak for 10 minutes each with a brief to stimulate debate during the remaining 60 minutes. Discussion amongst all participants, rather than question-and-answering for the panel, will be strongly encouraged. ORGANISERS Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK Michael Chan, University of Edinburgh, UK PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE Manuel Atencia Arcas, IIIA-CSIC, Spain Paolo Besana, University of Edinburgh, UK Alan Bundy, University of Edinburgh, UK Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes, France Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy Adam Pease, Articulate Software, USA Pavel Shvaiko, TasLab, Informatica Trentina, Italy