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1st CFP: The ISWC'07 workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2007)

Apologies for cross-postings
                             CALL FOR PAPERS

                   The Second International Workshop on
                            ONTOLOGY MATCHING
    November 11, 2007, ISWC'07 + ASWC'07 Workshop Program, Busan, Korea

Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web,
since it takes the ontologies as input and determines as output
correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies.
These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging,
query answering, data translation, or for navigation on the Semantic Web.
Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the
matched ontologies to interoperate.
The workshop has two goals:
1. To bring together academic and industry leaders dealing with ontology matching
in order to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements.
The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial needs, and
therefore, direct research towards those needs. Simultaneously, the workshop will
serve to inform industry representatives about existing research efforts that may
meet their business needs.
2. To conduct an extensive evaluation of ontology matching approaches through
the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2007 campaign. The particular
focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world matching tasks from specific
domains, e.g., medicine, food. Therefore, the ontology matching evaluation
initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion of how well the
current approaches are meeting business needs.

TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to:
    Requirements to ontology matching from specific domains;
    Application of ontology matching techniques in real-world scenarios;
    Social and collaborative ontology matching;
    Interaction design for ontology matching;
    Interactive ontology matching;
    Background knowledge in ontology matching;
    Uncertainty in ontology matching;
    Formal foundations and frameworks for ontology matching;
    Performance of ontology matching techniques;
    Ontology matching evaluation methodology;
    Ontology matching for information integration;
    Ontology matching for dynamic environments;
    Systems and infrastructures.

The schedule assumes one day workshop. The workshop will consist of the
following components: technical presentations, OAEI'07 results presentations,
posters, workshop on consensus building (of reference alignments) and
wrap-up discussion.
Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of (i) technical papers
addressing different issues of ontology matching as well as (ii) participating
in the OAEI 2007 campaign. Technical papers should be not longer than 12 pages
using the LNCS Style. For complete style details, see Springer's Author Instructions
These should be prepared in PDF format and and should be submitted
(no later than August 3, 2007) through the workshop submission site at:
Technical papers will be refereed by the Program Committee.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.
Contributors to the OAEI 2007 campaign have to follow the contest conditions at:

August 3, 2007: Deadline for the submission of papers.
September 7, 2007: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection.
September 28, 2007: Workshop camera ready copy submission.
November 11, 2007: OM-2007, BEXCO, Busan, Korea.

1. Pavel Shvaiko
University of Trento, Italy
e-mail: pavel at dit dot unitn dot it
2. Jerome Euzenat
INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
3. Fausto Giunchiglia
University of Trento, Italy
4. Bin He
IBM Almaden Research Center, USA

Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Wei Hu, Southeast University, China
Jingshan Huang, University of South Carolina, USA
Todd Hughes, DARPA, USA
Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Anthony Jameson, DFKI, Germany
Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southampton, UK
Vipul Kashyap, Clinical Informatics R&D, USA
Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
Peter Mork, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Meenakshi Nagarajan, Wright State University, USA
Luigi Palopoli, University of Calabria, Italy
Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (ITC-IRST), Italy
Marco Schorlemmer, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
Petko Valtchev, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
Baoshi Yan, Bosch Research, USA
Mikalai Yatskevich, University of Trento, Italy
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Download the OM-2007 flyer:
Pavel Shvaiko
University of Trento
Dept. of Information and Communication Technology
Sommarive 14, POVO, 38050, TRENTO, ITALY
Web: http://www.dit.unitn.it/~pavel/