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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 
Intelligence 
(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 
been 
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. 

Workshop website:
http://www.comp.mq.edu.au/conferences/aow/

AI'07 Conference website:
http://www.cit.gu.edu.au/conferences/austai/

Workshop Organisers:

Thomas Meyer (Meraka Institute, South Africa) 
Abhaya Nayak (Macquarie University, Australia) 

Program Committee:

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)

Topics:

The workshop will seek submission of papers on original and unpublished 
research 
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.

Paper Submission:

An electronic copy in PDF format in English should be submitted at the 
workshop 
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. 

Important Dates:

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 
longer, 
extended versions of their papers to a Special Issue on Advances in Ontologies 
of 
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.