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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

CFP: special issue on "Modularity in Ontologies"

--- Applied Ontology ---
  --- Special Issue on Modularity in Ontologies ---

              --- Call for Papers ---
   Abstract Submission deadline: 31 December 2010
     Paper Submission deadline: 31 January 2011


Applied Ontology - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Ontological Analysis
and Conceptual Modeling
IOS Press, ISSN: 1570-5838
Editors-in-Chief: Nicola Guarino, Mark A. Musen

MODULARITY, as studied for many years in software engineering, allows
mechanisms  for easy and flexible reuse, generalisation, structuring,
maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Applied to ontology
engineering, modularity is central not only to reduce the complexity of
understanding ontologies, but also to facilitate ontology maintenance
and ontology reasoning. Recent research on ontology modularity shows
substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of
modularisation and modular development, distributed reasoning and
empirical evaluation. These results provide a solid foundation and
exciting prospects for further research and development.

This special issue invites submission of high quality original work that
has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals.
Submissions must be formatted according to IOS Press style
( ) and should be prepared
in PDF format. Contributions must be received not later than December
2010 through the EasyChair Submission System
( ).


Abstract Submission: till 31st December 2010
Paper Submission: closes 31st January 2011
Notification (expected): March/April 2011
Revised Version due: June 2011
Publication (expected): Fall 2011


Oliver Kutz, Joana Hois
(Research Center on Spatial Cognition (SFB/TR 8), Bremen, Germany)