[ecoop-info] CfP: Ontology Design Patterns descriptions. Special call of the Semantic Web journal

Pascal Hitzler pascal.hitzler at wright.edu
Thu Mar 20 18:39:43 CET 2014

Special Call of the Semantic Web journal for



An ontology design pattern is a reusable solution to a recurring 
ontology modeling problem. Different kinds of ontology design patterns 
have been identified, and they are used for different purposes ranging 
from their use as building blocks and strategies for ontology creation 
to their utilization for heterogneity preservation in information 

The Semantic Web journal calls for papers containing concise 
descriptions of an Ontology Design Pattern. Papers are typically 
expected to include discussions of at least the following aspects.

    * A general introduction concerning the rationale of making the pattern.
     * A graphical depiction of the pattern accompanied by an 
explanation, in intuitive terms, of the design choices made.
     * A detailed axiomatization, e.g. using OWL, for the relationships 
between the vocabulary terms used in the patterns.
     * A detailed discussion of related patterns or ontology modeling 
practices and their relationships with the presented pattern.
     * A convincing discussion of use cases.
     * Examples for existing datasets which can be used with the pattern.

Papers will be evaluated along the following dimensions: Quality of the 
pattern, usefulness (or potential usefulness) of the pattern, clarity 
and completeness of the descriptions.

Prospective authors must take notice of the submission guidelines posted 
at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors


Paper submission: June 15, 2014
Notification: Usually within 8 weeks of submission

Members of the Guest Editorial Board will be invited as papers are 

In case of questions, please contact the Editors-in-chief:

Pascal Hitzler
Krzysztof Janowicz
contact at semantic-web-journal.net

Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Dept. of Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
pascal at pascal-hitzler.de   http://www.knoesis.org/pascal/
Semantic Web Textbook: http://www.semantic-web-book.org
Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net

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