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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 8th Australasian Ontology Workshop, 4 Dec 2012, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Held in Conjunction with the 25th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI2012)

AOW 2012 is the eighth in a series of workshops on ontologies held in the Australasian region.

For the fourth year running, AOW 2012 will have a best paper award, with a prize of 0(AUD) 
being awarded to the
author(s) of the best paper.

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

Important Dates:
Submission of papers: 10 October 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 12 November 2012 
Final camera ready copies: 23 November 2012 
Workshop date: 4 December 2012

Papers must be submitted via the EasyChair system at:

For submission instructions: see the AOW website at

For enquiries or more information, the
workshop email address is

Workshop Chairs:
   Aurona Gerber (CAIR, South Africa)
   Tommie Meyer (CAIR, South Africa)
   Mehmet Orgun (Macquarie University)
   Kerry Taylor (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

Program Committee:
   Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
   Mike Bain, UNSW, Australia
   Arina Britz, CAIR, South Africa
   Giovanni Casini, CAIR, South Africa
   Werner Ceusters, SUNY at Buffalo, USA
   Michael Compton, CSIRO, Australia
   Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politcnica de Madrid, Spain
   Atilla Elci, Sleyman Demirel University, Turkey
   R. Cenk Erdur, Ege University, Turkey
   Peter Fox, TWC/RPI, Canada
   Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
   Tudor Groza, University of Queensland, Australia
   Armin Haller, DERI, Galway, Ireland
   Knut Hinkelmann, University of Applied Sciences, Northwestern Switzerland
   Bo Hu, SAP Research, UK
   C. Maria Keet, UKZN, South Africa
   Anees Krishna, Curtin University, Australia
   Kevin Lee, NICTA and UNSW, Australia
   Laurent Lefort, CSIR ICT Centre, Australia
   Yuan-Fang Li, Monash University, Australia
   Constantine Mantratzis, University of Westminster, UK
   Deshen Moodley, CAIR, South Africa
   Maurice Pagnucco, UNSW, Australia
   Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
   Debbie Richards, Macquarie University, Australia
   Rolf Schwitter, Macquarie University, Australia
   Barry Smith, SUNY Buffalo, USA
   Markus Stumptner, University of South Australia, Australia
   Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA
   Boontawee Suntisrivaporn, Sirindhorn International Insitute of Technology, Thailand
   Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
   Nwe Ni Tun, National University of Singapore, Singapore
   Ivan Varzinczak, CAIR, South Africa
   Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
   Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, USA
   Antoine Zimmermann, cole des Mines de Saint-tienne, France