[Elsnet-list] Final CFP: IJSWIS Special Issue on Ontology Matching
pavel at dit.unitn.it
Mon Jun 19 09:59:38 CEST 2006
Apologies for cross-postings
FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
submission deadline is approaching: 12 days left
International Journal on
Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)
Special Issue on Ontology Matching
An ontology typically provides a vocabulary that describes
a domain of interest and a specification of the meaning of
terms used in the vocabulary. Depending on the precision
of this specification, the notion of ontology encompasses
several data/conceptual models, for example, classifications,
database schemas, or fully axiomatized theories. Ontologies
tend to be put everywhere. They are viewed as the silver bullet
for many applications, such as information integration,
electronic commerce, semantic web services, social networks,
and so on. They, indeed, are a practical means to conceptualize
what is expressed in a computer format. However, in open or
evolving systems, such as the semantic web, different parties
would, in general, adopt different ontologies. Thus, just using
ontologies, like just using XML, does not reduce heterogeneity:
it raises heterogeneity problems at a higher level.
Ontology matching is a plausible solution to the semantic
heterogeneity problem faced by information management systems.
Ontology matching finds correspondences between semantically
related entities of the input ontologies. These correspondences
can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, query
answering, data translation, etc. Thus, matching ontologies
enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched
ontologies to interoperate.
The goal of this special issue is to present recent advances in
all the themes related to ontology matching. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:
THEORIES AND METHODS
Formal foundations and frameworks;
Background knowledge in ontology matching;
Uncertainty in ontology matching;
Performance of ontology matching techniques;
Interactive ontology matching;
Explanations and transparency of ontology matching;
Social aspects of ontology matching;
Multilingual ontology matching;
Partial automated ontology matching;
Libraries of basic (elementary) automatic matchers;
Automation of the combination of basic matchers;
Self-configuration of matching solutions;
Ontology matching evaluation methodology;
Large evaluation dataset construction;
Evaluation quality measures;
Large-scale case studies.
Web query interfaces integration;
Web services integration.
Scalability of visualization techniques;
Systems and Infrastructures.
Submissions to this special issue should follow the Style and
Author Guidelines for regular IJSWIS papers available at
http://www.idea-group.com/ijswis. Please submit manuscripts
through the online system at http://www.ijswis.org with a copy to
Pavel Shvaiko at pavel at dit.unitn.it. We recommend that manuscripts
do not exceed 35 pages (including figures and references). Potential
authors are asked to notify the guest editors of their interest by email
(pavel at dit.unitn.it) as soon as they are certain to provide a contribution.
Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee
of the special issue. Accepted papers will have an opportunity
for further revision and an additional round of reviewers' feedback.
Email Interest to Submit: as soon as the authors are certain to contribute.
30th June, 2006: submission deadline for manuscripts.
30th September 2006: completion of the 1st round of reviews.
30th November 2006: major/minor revisions due.
15th January 2007: completion of the 2nd round of reviews.
15th February 2007: editorial decisions sent.
Planned Publication: IJSWIS Volume 3, Issue 3 (2007).
SPECIAL ISSUE GUEST EDITORS
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, e-mail: pavel at dit.unitn.it
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, e-mail: Jerome.Euzenat at inrialpes.fr
Sonia Bergamaschi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Avigdor Gal, Technion, Israel
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Bin He, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southampton, UK
Vipul Kashyap, Clinical Informatics R&D, Partners HealthCare System, USA
Kristina Lerman, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
Marina Mongiello, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
Luigi Palopoli, University of Calabria, Italy
Arnon Rosenthal, MITRE, USA
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
Petko Valtchev, University of Montreal, Canada
Mikalai Yatskevich, University of Trento, Italy
ABOUT THE JOURNAL
The International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems
is an open forum aiming to cultivate the Semantic Web vision within
the Information Systems research community. In the common practice
of anticipating Semantic Web as a technology driven phenomenon,
a scientific insight is provided, which reveals the practical
implications and the research challenges of Semantic Web in the
context of Information Systems. It goes beyond the traditional research
agenda of Information Systems and critical themes are analyzed through
a Semantic Web perspective in horizontal and vertical pillars.
More information about the Journal can be found at:
More information about Ontology Matching can be found at:
Thanks for your time and cooperation!
University of Trento
Dept. of Information and Communication Technology
Sommarive 14, POVO, 38050, TRENTO, ITALY
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