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CfP: WOP2015 @ ISWC2015, Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns

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Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (6th edition) - WOP2015
will take place at the 14th International Semantic Web Conference,
ISWC2015, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in October 2015

Workshop website: <>

Submission deadline (papers and patterns): July 1, 2015

Call for Papers

The main aim of the workshop is to discuss and collect solutions to
recurrent problems that matter to researchers and practitioners of the
Semantic Web field, and that impact on design and engineering of
ontologies, linked data, knowledge extraction, and other semantic web
applications. We invite the submission of original research results
related to the focus areas of the workshop. Research papers (maximum 12
pages LNCS style) should present mature work and document established
results, or be short papers presenting proposed research directions and
novel ideas (maximum 4 pages LNCS style).

Submission instructions can be found at the submission page at

This year we particularly welcome contributions of patterns concerning
Linked Data, as well as patterns geared towards applications in specific
domains, such as geosciences, biomedical sciences, as well as digital

Original research papers and short papers are invited to consider the
following (non exhaustive) list of topics:

     Ontology design patterns (ODPs) and pattern-based ontology design
     Anti-patterns and their relations to ODPs
     Pattern-based ontologies
     Ontology patterns and their relation with standards
     Ontology pattern extraction
     Analysis of ontology pattern usage
     Pattern-based ontology evaluation and selection
     Correspondence patterns for ontology matching and integration
     Best practices and examples for using existing ontologies/datasets
to instantiate ODPs
     Discussion of use cases of particular ODPs across ontologies
     Evaluation of ODPs (methods, benchmarks)
     Patterns and Linked data (usage, emerging patterns, etc.)
     Linked Data patterns, patterns for using different vocabularies
     Web semantics from a pattern perspective
     ODPs used for interaction with data
     Data mining patterns
     Automatic ontology construction (ontology learning) based on patterns
     Reasoning pipelines
     Usage of patterns in business intelligence
     Relation between NLP patterns (either for learning, or procedural)
and ontologies/linked data design
     Frame semantics in text and knowledge representation
     Knowledge patterns and knowledge reengineering based on patterns
     Pattern-based information extraction
     Nary-fact extraction and representation
     Patterns in semantic social networks, semantic wikis, semantic blogs
     Reengineering patterns for conceptual models, folksonomies,
lexicons, thesauri
     Usage of patterns in conceptual modeling
     Processes and services process patterns
     Problem solving methods and patterns
     Contextual reasoning and patterns as context
     Pattern-based methods and methodologies for development of semantic
     Usage of patterns in Semantic Web design
     Collaborative ontology design and collaboration patterns
     Tools and applications for pattern-based knowledge engineering
     Ontology Patterns for specific domains (cultural heritage, digital
humanities, geosciences, biomedical sciences, multimedia, etc).

Call for Patterns

Submission instructions can be found at the submission page at

We invite the submission of research results in the form of ontology
design patterns (ODPs). Patterns submitted should have a general
relevance to the ontology engineering field, or specific interest within
a knowledge domain. Patterns should solve some particular modeling
problem, and be of significant interest for discussion at the workshop.
Patterns should be original, in the sense that they are the intellectual
product of the author(s), however they may still be based on the
collective experience of a community.

Pattern submissions for the pattern session will be collected:

    * through the ODP portal and
    * by submitting a description of the pattern (pattern description)
via EasyChair.

Detailed instructions for patterns submission, including how to submit
via the portal, are found at the submission
page. Note that an account in the ODP portal is needed for submitting
patterns; thus, authors should take care to request an account at least
one week before their intended submission.

Pattern submissions can be made in any type of ODPs. Currently, portal
templates for submission are provided for the following types of
patterns (see general typology for explanation of the types):

     * Content patterns
     * Structural patterns: logical and architecture patterns.
     * Correspondence patterns: re-engineering and alignment patterns.

For other types of patterns, the author is welcome to submit only a
pattern description.

Submission and Important Dates

For details on how to submit to WOP2015 see the submission page.

Important dates

     Submission date: July 1, 2015
     Author notifications: July 30, 2015
     Camera-ready papers: to be determined
     Workshops will be held on to be determined


Accepted research papers and pattern descriptions will be published
online as CEUR-Workshop Proceedings.

WOP2015 Chairs

         Eva Blomqvist, Link√∂ping University, Sweden (patterns co-chair)
         Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA (papers co-chair)
         Adila Krisnadhi, Wright State University, USA (proceedings chair)
         Thomas Narock, Marymount University, USA (papers co-chair)
         Monika Solanki, Aston University, UK (patterns co-chair)

For general inquiries, please contact Pascal Hitzler at
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Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Dept. of Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
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