[ecoop-info] 2nd CFP: ISWC'12 workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2012)

Pavel Shvaiko pavel at dit.unitn.it
Tue Jun 19 21:14:03 CEST 2012

Apologies for cross-postings

                           2nd CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

                   The Seventh International Workshop on 
                            ONTOLOGY MATCHING
      November 11 or 12, 2012, ISWC Workshop Program, Boston, MA USA 

Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, 
as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks 
dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes the ontologies 
as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of 
correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. 
These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology
merging, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of data. 
Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed 
in the matched ontologies to interoperate.

The workshop has three goals: 
1. To bring together leaders from academia, industry and user institutions 
to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements. 
The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial 
and final user needs, and therefore, direct research towards those needs.
Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry and user 
representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their 
requirements. The workshop will also investigate how the ontology 
matching technology is going to evolve.

2. To conduct an extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching 
approaches through the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 
2012 campaign: http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2012/. 
The particular focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world 
specific matching tasks involving, e.g., biomedical ontologies. 
Therefore, the ontology matching evaluation 
initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion 
of how well the current approaches are meeting business needs.

3. To examine similarities and differences from database schema matching, 
which has received decades of attention but is just beginning 
to transition to mainstream tools.

This year, in sync with the main conference, we encourage submissions 
specifically devoted to: (i) repeatable evaluations of the approaches proposed 
(not necessarily within OAEI) and (ii) application of the matching technology 
in real-life scenarios and assessment of its usefulness to the final users. 

TOPICS of interest include but are not limited to: 
    Business and use cases for matching (e.g., open government data); 
    Requirements to matching from specific domains; 
    Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios; 
    Formal foundations and frameworks for matching; 
    Matching patterns; 
    Instance matching and data interlinking; 
    Large-scale matching evaluation; 
    Performance of matching techniques; 
    Matcher selection and self-configuration; 
    User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects); 
    Explanations in matching; 
    Social and collaborative matching; 
    Alignment management; 
    Reasoning with alignments; 
    Matching for traditional applications (e.g., information integration); 
    Matching for emerging applications (e.g., linked data, search). 

Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers and 
posters/statements of interest addressing different issues of ontology matching 
as well as participating in the OAEI 2012 campaign. Technical papers should 
be not longer than 12 pages using the LNCS Style:
Posters/statements of interest should not exceed 2 pages and 
should be handled according to the guidelines for technical papers. 
All contributions should be prepared in PDF format and should be submitted 
through the workshop submission site at: 


Contributors to the OAEI 2012 campaign have to follow the campaign conditions 
and schedule at http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2012/. 

July 31, 2012: Deadline for the submission of papers. 
August 31, 2012:Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection. 
September 10, 2012: Workshop camera ready copy submission. 
November 11th or 12th, 2012: OM-2012, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Boston, MA USA. 

1. Pavel Shvaiko (Main contact)
TasLab, Informatica Trentina SpA, Italy

2. Jérôme Euzenat 
INRIA & LIG, France

3. Anastasios (Tasos) Kementsietsidis
IBM Research, USA 
4. Ming Mao 
SAP Labs, USA 

5. Natasha Noy 
Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, USA

5. Heiner Stuckenschmidt 
University of Mannheim, Germany 
Michele Barbera, SpazioDati, Italy 
Chris Bizer, Free University Berlin, Germany 
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA 
Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy 
Jérôme David, INRIA & LIG, France 
Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy 
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy 
Bin He, IBM, USA 
Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China 
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan 
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands 
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, USA 
Anja Jentzsch, Free University Berlin, Germany 
Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, University of Oxford, UK 
Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe plc, UK 
Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden 
Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 
Rob Lemmens, ITC, The Netherlands 
Maurizio Lenzerini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy 
Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy 
Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany 
Peter Mork, Noblis, USA 
Nico Lavarini, Cogito - Expert System, Italy 
Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Leipzig, Germany 
Andriy Nikolov, Open University, UK 
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA 
Yefei Peng, Google, USA 
François Scharffe, LIRMM, France 
Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy 
Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, USA 
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy 
Ondrej Svab-Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic 
Cássia Trojahn dos Santos, INRIA & LIG, France 
Raphaël Troncy, EURECOM, France 
Giovanni Tummarello, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy 
Lorenzino Vaccari, European Commission - Joint Research Center, Italy 
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany 
Shenghui Wang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Baoshi Yan, LinkedIn, USA 
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 

Download OM-2012 flyer: 

More about ontology matching: 

Best Regards,

Pavel Shvaiko, PhD
Innovation and Research Manager
TasLab, Informatica Trentina SpA, Italy
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