[Elsnet-list] [elsnet] CfP: OTM05 Workshop on Ontology Mining & Engineering and its Use for Virtual Reality: 02/11/2005 Agia Napa (Cyprus)

Marie-Laure Reinberger marielaure.reinberger at ua.ac.be
Mon May 23 10:20:21 CEST 2005


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       OTM 2005 Workshop on  Ontology Mining & Engineering 
           and its Use for Virtual Reality (WOMEUVR05)  
                          Call for Papers 
			  
            http://www.starlab.vub.ac.be/events/WOMEUVR/ 

                           2 Nov 2005
                        Agia Napa, Cyprus

                       In conjunction with
                On The Move Federated Conferences 
                             (OTM'05) 
                http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/

               Proceedings published by Springer LNCS			  
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BACKGROUND 
Ontologies are defined as computer based resources that represent 
agreed domain semantics. They feature the concepts, and the relations 
between them, that are relevant for a specific domain of knowledge. 
Ontologies can be used to improve communication between either 
humans and/or computers (i) by assisting in communication between 
humans and (ii) between humans and computer systems, and (iii) by 
supporting interoperability between computer systems. 

A major hurdle in the deployment of ontologies is the Ontology 
Engineering step (including its knowledge acquisition bottleneck). 
Ontologies are often engineered by a manual process, which, as 
well as being ineffective, may cause major barriers to their 
large-scale use. But today, the use of powerful and robust 
language processing tools can support the ontology modelling 
stage by mining large collections of documents. 

Ontologies are already used in many different research fields 
of Computer Science. One promising application area is Virtual 
Reality (VR). Developing a VR application is still a very time 
consuming task and requires skilled people. Introducing 
ontologies in the development process of VR applications, 
possibly using text mining technology, can eliminate these 
barriers. 
 
 
OntoBasis Project 
The workshop in Agia Napa, Cyprus, will be held in conjunction 
with the OTM conference on 02/11/2005. The working language of 
WOMEUVR will be English. 
This workshop is organised by the Flemish OntoBasis project 
(IWT GBOU 2001 #10069) and sponsored by the Institute for the 
Promotion of Innovation and Science in Flanders (IWT-Vlaanderen). 

OBJECTIVES 
In this workshop we are particularly interested in how ontologies 
can be mined and engineered and how they can be used in and for 
the development of Virtual Reality (VR) applications. We are 
inviting papers that deal with all aspects of 
 
- text mining for ontology learning, in particular devoted to VR 
   applications 
- ontology engineering and modelling methods focussed on VR and 
   its applications 
- using ontologies during the development process of VR 
   applications or of VR applications making use of ontologies 
- application case studies (e.g. in e-business, e-commerce, 
   medical imaging, …) that combine ontologies and VR or text 
   mining and ontologies 


TOPICS 
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
o unsupervised and semi-supervised ontology mining techniques 
o NLP and text based approaches for ontology learning 
o methodological & linguistic principles for ontology engineering 
o domain ontologies vs. upper level ontologies vs. task ontologies 
o ontologies as information modeling mechanism 
o evaluation the goodness of fit of an ontology, e.g. for a 
  VR-application  
o ontologies for VR, e.g. as a specification mechanism 
o domain ontologies for human computer interaction 


PROGRAM COMMITTEE  
o Galia Angelova, Linguistic Modelling Department, Bulgarian 
  Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria 
o Josep Blat, Interactive Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu 
  Fabra, Spain 
o Paul Buitelaar, Language Technology Lab, DFKI, Germany 
o Marc Cavazza, School of Computing – University of Teesside, U.K. 
o Walter Daelemans, Centrum voor Nederlandse Taal-en 
  Spraaktechnologie, University of Antwerp, Belgium 
o Olga De Troyer, Web & Information System Engineering Lab, Vrije 
  Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
o Frederic Kleinermann, Web & Information System Engineering Lab, 
  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
o Bernardo Magnini, Cognitive and Communication Technologies Division, 
  ITC-irst, Italy 
o Robert Meersman, Semantics Technology and Applications Research, 
  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
o Marie-Laure Reinberger, Centrum voor Nederlandse Taal-en 
  Spraaktechnologie, University of Antwerp, Belgium 
o Richard Sproat, the Linguistics and the Electrical and Computer 
  Engineering Departments at the University of Illinois, USA 
o Peter Spyns, Semantics Technology and Applications Research Lab, 
  Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
o Victoria Uren, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, U.K. 
o Esteban Zimanyi, Service Informatique et Réseaux, Université Libre 
  de Bruxelles, Belgium 
o Pierre Zweigenbaum, Laboratoire de Statistiques et Informatique 
  Médicale, Université Paris VI, France  

  
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 
To apply for participation at WOMEUVR05, submit an electronic 
version of your paper via the submission page 
(http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/womeuvr/2005/papers). The paper 
is restricted to 10 pages (LNCS format). All submissions must be in 
English. Submissions may be handed in electronically in Postscript, 
PDF or MS Word format. Use the appropriate LNCS style. Author 
instructions can be found at: 
http://www.springer.de/co/lncs/authors.html   


ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS 
Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag 
as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop 
proceedings of the 2005 International On The Move Federated 
Conferences (OTM). Registering to the OTM conference and WOMEUVR 
workshop is a prerequisite for the paper to be published. 
 
Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically 
excludes a paper from the proceedings. 


IMPORTANT DATES 
Deadline for notification of intent: June 24th, 2005 
Deadline for submission: June 24th, 2005  
Notification of acceptance: July 29th, 2005 
Camera-ready paper due: August 20th, 2005 
WOMEUVR05: November 2nd, 2005 
OTM’05: October 31st – November 4th, 2005 
 

CONTACT 
The official web site URL: 
	http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/womeuvr2005cfp.html
The workshop web site: 
	http://www.starlab.vub.ac.be/events/OTM05WOMEUVR
The official email address: 
	womeuvr05-info at starlab.vub.ac.be  
The official submission page: 
	http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/womeuvr/2005/papers 
 
	
WORKSHOP ORGANISERS 
Peter Spyns (Peter.Spyns at vub.ac.be) 
 Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory 
 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
Marie-Laure Reinberger (marielaure.reinberger at ua.ac.be) 
 Centre for Dutch Speech and Language Technology 
 Universiteit Antwerpen,  Belgium 
Olga De Troyer (Olga.DeTroyer at vub.ac.be) 
 Web & Information System Engineering Laboratory 
 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
 



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