1st CfP: ECAI'06 workshop on Contexts and Ontologies: Theory, Practice and Applications (C&O-2006)

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1st CfP: ECAI'06 workshop on Contexts and Ontologies: Theory, Practice and Applications (C&O-2006)

Pavel Shvaiko
Apologies for cross-postings

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                               CALL FOR PAPERS
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               The Second International Workshop on
 Contexts and Ontologies: Theory, Practice and Applications
                                  (C&O-2006)
                        http://www.c-and-o.net/

 August 28, 2006, ECAI Workshop Program, Riva del Grada, Italy.


OBJECTIVES
The goal of the workshop is to bring together people from the context and
ontology communities and to discuss the approaches they use for information
integration. Therefore, the workshop will push the cross-fertilization and
exchange of ideas (e.g., which of the methods from the ontology community
can be successfully adopted in the context community, and vice versa), and,
hence, make their meeting mutually beneficial.


TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to:
Foundations:
    Information interoperability and reuse via multiple contexts and ontologies;
    Coordination of multiple contexts and ontologies;
    Languages for combination of multiple contexts and ontologies;
    Logics for combination of multiple contexts and ontologies.
Theory & Practice:
    Techniques and tools for matching contexts and ontologies;
    Techniques and tools for merging contexts and ontologies;
    Techniques and tools for transforming contexts and ontologies;
    Techniques and tools for translating contexts and ontologies;
    Techniques and tools for reconciling contexts and ontologies;
    Techniques for query answering based on multiple contexts and ontologies;
    Evaluation of tools for combination of contexts and ontologies;
    Scalability of techniques for combination of contexts and ontologies;
    Comparison of uses of contexts and ontologies.
Applications:
    Semantic Web;
    Information Retrieval;
    E-commerce;
    Telecommunications, multimedia, content indexing;
    Knowledge management solutions for large organizations;
    Grid and P2P;
    Pervasive computing and ambient intelligence.


INVITED TALKS:
1. Frank van Harmelen,
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
http://www.cs.vu.nl/~frankh/

2. Selene Makarios, 
Stanford University, USA,
http://www-formal.stanford.edu/selene/cv.html


 
FORMAT, ATTENDANCE AND SUBMISSIONS
The schedule assumes a one day workshop. The workshop will consist of the
following components: keynote presentations, technical presentations,
posters, and general discussion.

The audience is assumed to consist of both academia and industry. Thus, the
workshop can 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.

Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers or
statements of interest. Formatting and submission instructions will be
published shortly on the workshop web-site, http://www.c-and-o.net/.

Contributions will be refereed by the Program Committee.
Accepted papers and statements of interest will be published in the
workshop proceedings. Also authors of the best technical papers will
be invited to submit an extended versions of their papers for possible
publication in a special issue on
"Contexts and Ontologies: Theory, Practice and Applications"
in the Knowledge Engineering Review Journal",
http://www.cambridge.org/uk/journals/journal_catalogue.asp?historylinks=ALPHA&mnemonic=KER


IMPORTANT DATES
April 15, 2006: Deadline for the submissions.
May 10, 2006: Notification of acceptance/rejection.
May 24, 2006: Deadline for the receipt of camera-ready papers.
Aug 28, 2006: C&O-2006, Riva del Grada, Italy.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
1.Jerome Euzenat
INRIA Rhone-Alpes
e-mail: [hidden email]

2.Alain Leger
France Telecom R&D Rennes
e-mail: [hidden email]

3.Deborah L. McGuinness
Stanford University
e-mail: [hidden email]

4.Pavel Shvaiko (Chair)
University of Trento
e-mail: [hidden email]

5.Holger Wache
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
e-mail: holger@...
 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed)
Patrick Brézillon, University Paris, France
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Avigdor Gal, Technion, Israel
Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France
Richard Fikes, Stanford University, USA
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA
Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southampton, UK
Vipul Kashyap, Clinical Informatics R&D, USA
Ruediger Klein, DaimlerChrysler, Germany
Alain Léger, France Telecom R&D, France
Maurizio Marchese, University of Trento, Italy
Deborah L. McGuinness, Stanford University, USA
Natalya Noy, Stanford University, USA
Leo Obrst, MITRE, USA
Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
Fano Ramparany, France Telecom, France
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
York Sure, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Holger Wache, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Christopher Welty, IBM Research, USA
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Pavel Shvaiko
University of Trento
Dept. of Information and Communication Technology
Sommarive 14, POVO, 38050, TRENTO, ITALY
Tel:  +39 (0461) 883386; Fax: +39 (0461) 882093
Web: http://www.dit.unitn.it/~pavel/
 
PS.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!