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Fwd: Second CfP OWLED 2008

Matthew Horridge
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                   Second Call for Papers

        OWL: Experiences and Directions OWLED 2008


to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, on 26. - 27. October 2008

co-located with the

7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008

Like its predecessors, the fifth workshop in the OWLED workshop
series aims at bringing users, implementors and researchers
together in order to measure the current state of need against the
state of the art, and to set an agenda for language evolutions that
satisfy users.  This OWLED workshop will last two days and will be
co-located with ISWC 2008 in Karlsruhe, Germany.  The workshop will
concentrate on issues related to the development and W3C
standardization of OWL 2, but other issues related to OWL are also of
interest, particularly those related to the task forces set up at
OWLED 2007, see http://webont.org/owled/taskforces/.

As usual, the workshop will try to encourage participants to work
together and will give space for discussions on various topics, to be
decided and published at some point in the future. We ask participants
to have a look at these topics and the accepted submissions before the
workshop, and to prepare single "slides" that can be presented during
these discussions. There will also be formal presentation of
submissions to the workshop.


Papers about all aspects of OWL and extensions, application, theory,
method, and tools, are welcome at the workshop; including but not
limited to the following topics:

- Applications of OWL, particularly from industry
- Ontologies built using OWL, particularly large scale efforts
- Application-driven requirements for OWL
- Experience reports on using OWL
- Implementation techniques for OWL and related languages
- Performance and scalability issues
- Bridges between knowledge engineering and OWL
- Non-standard inference services, including
   explanations, static verification, modularity
- Enriching ontologies with rules
- Query answering and data integration
- Tools for OWL, including:
    visualisation tools,
    parsers and syntax checkers,
    versioning frameworks
- Extensions to OWL, including:
    extended datatype constructors, property constructors,
        class constructors
    keys, constraints, rules
    probabilistic and fuzzy extensions, non-monotonic extensions,
        temporal and spatial extensions

The workshop will have a special emphasis on the state of OWL 2 and
topics related to the OWLED Task Forces, see
Papers related to either of these, including reports from the task
forces, are particularly welcome.   It is expected that workshop time
will be reserved for a readout of the status of the W3C OWL WG, see

---------------Important Dates------------------------

August 4, 2008:       Titles and abstracts due
August 9, 2008:       Submissions due at noon EDT
September 15, 2008:   Paper acceptances sent out
October 8, 2008:      Final versions of papers due
October 26--27, 2008: OWLED 2008 workshop


We invite the submission of three kinds of papers:

- technical papers: (up to 10 pages, LNCS style) can be
 submitted to the workshop and space will be reserved for authors of
 accepted papers.
- short system descriptions: we welcome systems demonstrations and
 invite interested parties to submit a short description (maximum 4
 pages) of their system.
- statements of interest: these statements will not received full
 reviewing and might not be included in the archives of the workshop,
 but will be available to attendees of the workshop, and will be used
 to help schedule the workshop. Potential attendees who need official
 invitations to the workshop should submit at least such short
 statement of interest (maximum 4 pages).

Accepted papers will be made available to attendees before the workshop.

There will also be open registration for the workshop.  Attendees who
are not submitting a technical paper are encouraged to submit a
statement of interest.

All statements of interest and papers must be submitted online using the
conference submission website easychair, see
All submissions must be in PDF.  All submissions must be formatted in
the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS). For details see


General Chair:
 Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons (US)

Local Organizers:
 Markus Kroetzsch, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
 Holger Lewen, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)

PC Chairs:
 Cathy Dolbear, Ordnance Survey (UK)
 Uli Sattler, University of Manchester (UK)

Program Committee:
 Jos de Bruijn, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano  
 Jeremy Carroll, HP Labs 
 Anne Cregan, National ICT Australia (NICTA) Ltd  
 Mike Dean, BBN
 Catherine Dolbear, Ordnance Survey
 Michel Dumontier, Carleton University  
 Achille Fokoue, IBM
 Peter Fox, High Altitude Observatory
 Jenny Green, Ordnance Survey 
 Stuart Hendren, DSTL  
 Ivan Herman, W3C 
 Jan Hladik, SAP Research
 Rinke Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam  
 Markus Kroetzsch, Karlsruhe University
 Carsten Lutz, University of Technology, Dresden  
 Ralf Moeller, Hamburg University of Technology
 Boris Motik, University of Oxford 
 Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen
 Antonella Poggi, Sapienza Universita' di Roma   
 Matthias Samwald, Semantic Web Company
 Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester  
 Thomas Schneider, University of Manchester  
 Michael Smith, Clark & Parsia LLC  
 Giorgos Stoilos, National and Technical University of Athens  
 Evan Wallace, NIST 
 Alan Wu, Oracle Corporation  

Steering Committee:
  Bernardo Cuenca Grau, University of Manchester (UK)
  John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey (UK)
  Pascal Hitzler, AIFB Karlsruhe (Germany)
  Ian Horrocks, Oxford University (UK)
  Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester (UK)
  Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (USA)


For more information on OWLED 2008 please see
or contact the chairs.

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