[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation: WoMM2006

Saartje Brockmans saar.brockmans at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Mon Sep 11 17:20:13 CEST 2006

Apologies for cross-postings. Please send to interested colleagues  
and students.

2nd International Workshop on Meta-modelling and Ontologies (WoMM 2006)
October 12 - 13, 2006
Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany
**    Early registration deadline: September 20 (65 EUR, 50 EUR for  
students) **


Keynote Talk by Prof. Brian Henderson-Sellers

Meta-modelling is the activity of designing languages through precise  
definitions of constructs and rules needed. The result of such an  
activity are meta-models. Ontologies are shared conceptualisations of  
domains of interest. A frequently used description of the  
relationship among meta-models and ontologies is that a valid meta- 
model is an ontology, but not all ontologies are modeled explicitly  
as meta-models. However, currently the communities of meta-modelling  
and ontologies only have few overlaps and the exact relationship has  
still to be worked out in more detail.

A particular use case for combination of both is to use meta- 
modelling for defining mappings between different ontologies  
expressed in the same language or even between different ontology  
languages. The problem of mapping different ontology languages is  
essential for the success of the Semantic Web: one of the key  
advantages of ontologies is to provide interoperability among  
heterogeneous data sources and applications, each using potentially  
different ontologies and ontology languages.

The second Workshop on Meta-modelling and Ontologies (WoMM'06) aims  
at bringing together researchers and practitioners from the field of  
meta-modelling as well as ontologies.

WoMM2006 Organisation Committee
York Sure (chair, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany)
Saartje Brockmans (contact, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe,  
Jürgen Jung (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany)

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