CFP: The Third Australasian Ontology Workshop, 2nd-6th December 2007; Gold Coast, Australia
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2007)
Held in Conjunction with the 20th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial
(AI'07); 2nd-6th December 2007; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 30 September 2007
Advances in Ontologies:
The use of formal ontologies in knowledge systems has many advantages.
It allows for an unambiguous specification of the structure of knowledge
in a domain, enables knowledge sharing and, as a result, makes it possible
to perform automated reasoning about ontologies. In recent years there has
a worldwide increase in the use of ontologies,
both in industry and in research laboratories.
There is a growing community of researchers in Australia and New Zealand,
working on various aspects of ontologies. The primary aim of this workshop
is to bring together ontology researchers in the region.
AI'07 Conference website:
Thomas Meyer (Meraka Institute, South Africa)
Abhaya Nayak (Macquarie University, Australia)
Thomas Meyer (Meraka Institute, South Africa) (co-chair)
Abhaya Nayak (Macquarie University, Australia) (co-chair)
Jane Hunter (University of Queensland, Australia) (keynote speaker)
Mike Bain (UNSW, Australia)
Richard Booth (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
Werner Ceusters (SUNY Buffalo, USA)
Anne Cregan (UNSW, Australia)
Attila Elši (Eastern Mediterranean University, Turky)
Joerg Evermann (Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand)
Aurona Gerber (CSIR, South Africa)
Manolis Gergatsoulis (Ionian University, Greece)
Dennis Hooijmaijers (University of South Australia, Australia)
Renato Iannella (NICTA, Australia)
Laurent Lefort (CSIRO, Australia)
Costas Mantratzis (University of Westminster, UK)
Lars M÷nch (University of Hagen, Germany)
Deshendran Moodley (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)
Bo Hu (University of Southampton, UK)
Mehmet Orgun (Macquarie University, Australia)
Bhavna Orgun (Macquarie University, Australia)
Maurice Pagnucco (UNSW, Australia)
Anet Potgieter (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Debbie Richards (Macquarie University, Australia)
Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University, Australia)
Barry Smith (SUNY Buffalo, USA)
Markus Stumptner (University of South Australia, Australia)
York Sure (SAP Research, Germany)
Kerry Taylor (CSIRO, Australia)
Mary-Anne Williams (UTS, Australia)
The workshop will seek submission of papers on original and unpublished
on all aspects of ontology research, including, but not limited to
* ontology models and theories,
* ontologies and the semantic web;
* interoperability in ontologies;
* multi-agent systems and ontologies;
* 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.
An electronic copy in PDF format in English should be submitted at the
easychair site ( http://www.easychair.org/AOW2007) by 30 September 2007
with detailed information of author(s).
Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 19, 2007.
The camera-ready papers will be due on November 09, 2007.
At least one author of every accepted paper should register for the workshop.
Full papers should be a maximum of 10 pages in length in double column format
as per submission instructions posted on the website.
The proceedings of AOW-07 will be published by the ACS as Volume 85,
ISBN 1-920-68266-X, ISSN 1445-1336, in the CRPIT Series.
The formatting requirements and resources for authors can be found on the
CRPIT Authors Page (http://crpit.com/Authors.html).
The Proceedings of AOW05 was published by the Australian Computer Society
in Volume 58 of the Conferences in Research and Practice in Information
Technology (CRPIT) series.
The proceedings of AOW06 was also published in Volume 72 of
the CRPIT Series (http://crpit.com) with an ISBN.
Full paper submission due: 30 September, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 19 October, 2007
Camera-ready copy due: 09 November, 2007
The authors of selected papers from the AOW-06 were invited to submit
extended versions of their papers to a Special Issue on Advances in Ontologies
Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering published by Blackwells.
We expect selected papers from the AOW-07 will similarly be published in a
special issue of an appropriate journal.