[ecoop-info] 1st CFP: ISWC'14 workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2014)

Pavel pavel at dit.unitn.it
Wed May 14 00:29:24 CEST 2014

Apologies for cross-postings
                     1st CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
                   The Ningth International Workshop on 
                            ONTOLOGY MATCHING
October 19th or 20th, 2014, ISWC Workshop Program, 
                       Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy  
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: 
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
and instance matching (link discovery) approaches through 
the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2014 campaign. 
Besides real-world specific matching tasks, involving, e.g., 
large biomedical ontologies, OAEI-14 will include evaluation
of interactive matchers and matchers for query answering. 
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 new uses, 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., big and open data);
    Requirements to matching from specific domains (e.g., energy);
    Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios (e.g., with mobile apps);
    Formal foundations and frameworks for matching;
    Matching and big data;
    Matching and linked data;
    Instance matching, data interlinking and relations between them;
    Large-scale and efficient matching techniques;
    Matcher selection, combination and tuning;
    User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects);
    Explanations in matching;
    Social and collaborative matching;
    Uncertainty in matching;
    Reasoning with alignments; 
    Alignment coherence and debugging;
    Alignment management;
    Matching for traditional applications (e.g., information integration);
    Matching for emerging applications (e.g., search, web-services).

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 2014 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: 
July 11, 2014: Deadline for the submission of papers. 
August 1, 2014: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection. 
August 15, 2014: Camera ready copy submission.
October 19th or 20th, 2014: OM-2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy.  

1. Pavel Shvaiko (main contact)
Informatica Trentina, Italy
2. Jérôme Euzenat 
INRIA & LIG, France
3. Ming Mao 
Electronic Arts, USA

4. Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz 
University of Oxford, UK
5. Juanzi Li 
Tsinghua University, China

6. Axel Ngonga 
University of Leipzig, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed):
Zohra Bellahsene, LRIMM, France
Chris Bizer, University of Mannheim, Germany
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Michelle Cheatham, Write State University, USA
Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy
Gianluca Correndo, University of Southampton, UK
Isabel Cruz, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Jérôme David, INRIA & LIG, France
Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
Avigdor Gal, Technion, Israel
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe plc, UK
Anastasios Kementsietsidis, IBM, USA
Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
Andriy Nikolov, Open University, UK
Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
Yefei Peng, Google, USA
Andrea Perego, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
Ondrej Svab-Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
Cássia Trojahn, IRIT, 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
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

More about ontology matching: 
Best Regards,
Pavel Shvaiko, PhD
Program Manager
Informatica Trentina, Italy
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