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2nd CFP: ISWC'09 workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2009)

Apologies for cross-postings

                             CALL FOR PAPERS

                   The Fourth International Workshop on
                            ONTOLOGY MATCHING
October 25, 2009, ISWC'09 Workshop Program, Fairfax, near Washington DC., USA

Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web,
as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks.
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 and data translation.
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)
2009 campaign: http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2009/
This year's OAEI campaign introduces two new tracks about
oriented alignments and about instance matching (a timely topic for
the linked data community). 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.

TOPICS of interest include but are not limited to:
    Business cases for matching;
    Requirements to matching from specific domains;
    Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios;
    Formal foundations and frameworks for ontology matching;
    Large-scale ontology matching evaluation;
    Performance of matching techniques;
    Matcher selection and self-configuration;
    Uncertainty in ontology matching;
    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 dynamic applications (e.g., peer-to-peer, 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 2009 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 2009 campaign have to follow the campaign conditions
and schedule at http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2009/.

August 11, 2009: Deadline for the submission of papers.
September 6, 2009: Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection.
October 2, 2009: Workshop camera ready copy submission.
October 25, 2009: OM-2009, Westfields Conference Center, Fairfax, near Washington DC., USA.

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

2. Jérôme Euzenat
INRIA & LIG, France

3. Fausto Giunchiglia
University of Trento, Italy

4. Heiner Stuckenschmidt
University of Mannheim, Germany

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

6. Arnon Rosenthal
The MITRE Corporation, USA

Yuan An, Drexel University, USA
Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM, France
Paolo Besana, University of Edinburgh, UK
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Avigdor Gal, Technion, Israel
Hyoil Han, Drexel University, USA
Jingshan Huang, University of South Alabama, USA
Wei Hu, Southeast University, China
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of Muenster, Germany
Chiara Ghidini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IRST), Italy
Bin He, IBM, USA
Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe plc, UK
Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Maurizio Lenzerini, University of Rome - Sapienza, Italy
Enzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
Luca Mion, TasLab, Informatica Trentina SpA, Italy
Peter Mork, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Labs, Germany
François Scharffe, INRIA, France
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
York Sure, University of Koblenz, Germany
Andrei Tamilin, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IRST), Italy
Lorenzino Vaccari, PAT, Italy
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento, Italy
Baoshi Yan, Bosch Research, USA
Rui Zhang, University of Trento, Italy
Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Download the OM-2009 flyer:

More about ontology matching:

Best Regards,

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