[Elsnet-list] CFP - EKAW 2010 Workshop on Ontology Quality

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles aussenac at irit.fr
Fri May 21 13:40:52 CEST 2010

    EKAW 2010 Workshop on Ontology Quality


The workshop will take place during EKAW 2010, between October 11th and 
15th, 2010
Lisbon, Portugal

      Motivation and Objectives

The process of building ontologies has traditionally been an art rather 
than an engineering process, despite the existence of methodologies for 
supporting this process. The correct application of methodologies 
already help guarantee some quality in the resulting ontology, although 
the quality offered by such methodologies has not,  so far, been 
measured quantitative or qualitatively.  There are no maturity models 
for the ontology building processes that might be used for this 
purpose.  On the other hand, ontology design patterns play an important 
role in obtaining higher quality ontologies. In the last years, some 
international efforts have been put on defining such patterns for 
generic ontology building or oriented to particular domains, so knowing 
the best and worst practices would also contribute to get better 

The objective of this workshop is to serve as a forum for sharing the 
most recent efforts and experiences in this area, disseminating the 
current best practices and discussing the directions that the field 
should take. Therefore, this workshop is oriented to any researcher or 
practitioner working or interested in the following areas:
-    reusing ontologies with informed decisions
-    methods and tools for evaluating the technical quality of ontologies
-    methods and tools for evaluating the quality of the content of 
-    methods and tools for improving ontology construction processes
-    methods and tools for adapting and applying quality standards from 
other engineering fields to ontology evaluation
-    relevant dimensions of quality for domain and high-level ontologies 
in specific domains
-    methods and tools for evaluating the practical and social success 
of ontologies
-    best (and worst) practices in ontology building
-    improving the quality of ontologies through design patterns
-    experiences of quality evaluation in specific domains

      Important dates

Submission: June 30th 2010
Notification: July, 25th 2010
Camera-ready deadline: September, 1st 2010


Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via 
<https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ontoqual10>. The 
papers should be written in English, follow Springer LNCS format 
<http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>, and be 
submitted in PDF. Two types of submissions are accepted in this workshop:
-    short papers: up to 6 pages
-    regular papers: up to 12 pages
Proceedings will be distributed to the participants during the workshop, 
and made available as CEUR proceedings after the workshop.


Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles ( 
<http://www.irit.fr/%7ENathalie.Aussenac/>IRIT, Universite' Paul 
Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
Jesualdo Tomas  Fernandez-Breis ( <http://webs.um.es/jfernand>Facultad 
de Informa'tica, Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Robert Stevens  <http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/%7Estevensr/>   (School of 
Computer Science, The University of Manchester, UK)

      PC members *(Provisional list)*

Mauricio Almeida (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Christopher Brewster (Aston Business School, UK)
Mathieu D'Aquin (Open University, UK)
Sylvie Despres (Universite' Paris-Nord, France)
Michel Dumontier (Carleton University, Canada)
Nathalie Hernandez (IRIT, France)
Phil Lord (Newcastle University, UK)
Mari Carmen Suarez Figueroa (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
Rafael Valencia (University of Murcia, Spain)
York Sure (University of Koblenz-Landau, GESIS, Germany)
Karin Verspoor (University of Denver, USA)
Johanna  Vo"lker (University of Mannheim, Germany)

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