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IWOOD 2016: Final Call for Papers & New Extended Deadline

Fourth International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies (IWOOD 2016)


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Held in conjunction with the International Conference on Biological
Ontologies (ICBO 2016) in Corvallis, Oregon, from August 1 to 4, 2016.

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2016/home

Definitions of terms in ontologies serve a number of purposes. For
example, logical definitions allow reasoners to assist in and verify
classification, lessening the development burden and enabling expressive
query. Natural language definitions can help ameliorate low
inter-annotator agreement. Good definitions allow for non-experts and
experts in adjacent disciplines to understand unfamiliar terms making it
possible to confidently use terms in external ontologies, facilitating
data integration.

The goals of this workshop are:
-to engage participants in discussing what are well-constructed textual
and logical definitions;
-to disseminate methodological solutions to textual and logical
definition writing and generation;
-to introduce tools to assist in definition creation;
-to bring together interested researchers and developers to explore
issues relating to definitions and enable cross-fertilization leading to
new approaches;
-to share case studies that expose difficulties arising in definition
construction, evaluation, interpretation, and revision;
-to disseminate strategies of evaluation of definitions by readers from
different domains in order to reveal potential difficulties in
-to disseminate practices for participants to bring back to their
projects that will improve the quality of their ontologies;
-to provide an opportunity for interaction and collaboration with
experts on definitional practices;
-to provide a platform for ontology developers to initiate
cross-ontology collaborations for definition-related matters.

Paper topics include but are not limited to:
-Experiences in formulating definitions;
-Tools that assist in definition editing or creation, including
collaborative systems;
-Coordination of logical and textual definitions;
-Validation and quality control of definitions;
-Methods for constructing definitions from multiple sources;
-Use of controlled languages such as Rabbit or ACE for more
user-friendly logical definition creation;
-Use of templates to systematize definition creation;
-Technical issues encountered in definition creation, checking, or
-Techniques or studies evaluating definitions;
-Adaptation of definitions for different audiences.

The workshop will consist of case-based presentations on strategies,
methodologies, and tools for writing, evaluating, and revising textual
and logical definitions in ontologies. Presentations will be followed by
extensive discussions on the presented strategy and use cases. The
organizers will facilitate interactivity by providing collective
exercises on definition creation, evaluation, and revision in relation
to the speakers’ presentations. The audience will also be invited to
submit use-cases and examples that have presented difficulty, which will
then be discussed in an open format.

The workshop will document findings on the workshop website:
http://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2016/home. Contributions will be
published in the ICBO Proceedings.

The intended audiences for this workshop are:
-Ontologists, tool developers, and domain experts whose work encounters
issues regarding definitions;
-Tool developers building definition- or ontology-authoring tools;
-Philosophers and logicians;
-Terminologists and lexicologists working on definitions and their
-Biomedical researchers working on definitions in nomenclatures such as
-Computer scientists addressing these issues in languages like OWL;
-NLP researchers working on definition extraction, generation, or
-NLP/IR researchers reusing definitions produced for ontologies.

All papers should include one or more case studies and address specific
issues related to definitions, ideally demonstrating a link to a
biological or biomedical domain, or the general theme of the conference:
"Food, Nutrition, Health and Environment for the 9 billion".

All papers should be between 4 and 8 pages, excluding references,
formatted using the ICBO MS Word templates found
at: http://icbo.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/ICBO_submission. The workshop
language is English. Papers are to be submitted using EasyChair

-Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: May 15, 2016 (NEW EXTENSION)
-Notification of Paper Acceptance: June 15, 2016
-Camera-Ready Copies Submission Deadline: July 1, 2016
-Workshops: August 1-4, 2016

Selja Seppälä (University of Florida, USA)
Amanda Hicks (University of Florida, USA)
Mark Jensen (University at Buffalo, USA)
Patrick Ray (University at Buffalo, USA)
Alan Ruttenberg (University at Buffalo, USA)
Daniel R. Schlegel (University at Buffalo, USA)

Mauricio Almeida (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (National Center for Scientific Research
(CNRS), France)
Werner Ceusters (University at Buffalo, USA)
Melanie Courtot (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK)
Pamela Faber (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
Natalia Grabar (Université de Lille 3, France)
Mustafa Jarrar (Birzeit University, Palestine)
Marie-Claude L'Homme (Université de Montréal, Canada)

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RTIS 2016

First International Conference on Real Time Intelligent Systems (RTIS
Beijing, China
September 01-03, 2016)

The Proceedings will be published in the  Proceedings of the First
International Conference on Real-Time Intelligent Systems, Volume 1 RTIS
2016.  (http://www.springer.com/series/11156)

About the Conference

Real-Time Computing covers a broad spectrum of the intensively
developing area of low-latency priority-driven system responsiveness
under certain time constrains to essential and decisive human-computer
interactions with constantly incoming data stream. Research on real-time
intelligent systems is of a multi-disciplinary nature, exploiting
concepts from the areas as diverse as signal processing technologies,
computational intelligence, location systems, data processing, digital
document processing and embedded system design. To accomplish its
real-time performance, systematic analysis is carried out when the
systems are working.

Therefore, over the last few years real-time intelligent computing has
radically transformed human life style. In the today's competitive and
highly dynamic environment, analyzing data in real time is a must to
understand in detail how the systems are processing the data and to
reason the outputs and anticipate the trends in intelligent computing,
has become critical.

To leverage the full potential of the opportunity build complex real
time systems, intense research is required and this conference will
serve as one such platform to manifest the ongoing research in the real
time intelligence system.
The conference welcomes theoretically grounded, methodologically sound
research papers from academia and industry that address variety of
aspects and innovations related to real-time computing systems.

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to the
following areas:

Streaming data, streaming engines
Big Data systems and applications for high-velocity data
Analysis in advanced domains such as energy, sensors, etc
Artificial Intelligence
Broadband Intelligence
Cloud Computing and Intelligence
Collaborative Intelligence
Crowdsourcing and crowd intelligence
Data capture in real-time
Intelligent Database Systems
Data mining
Intelligent Data Analysis
OLAP for real-time decision support
Data quality and cleansing
Intelligent Fuzzy Systems
Event-driven analytics
Visualizing real-time data and information
Intelligent Soft Computing
Privacy and security in Intelligence
Architectures for Intelligence
Internet of Things
Intelligent Robotic Systems
Smart Services and Platforms
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Mobile Smart Systems
Trace-based intelligent real-time services (eye-tracking, image
Real-time intelligent alert systems
Machine translation in real time
Multilingual information access
Multiagent Intelligent Systems
Intelligent Information Systems
Adaptive vision algorithms
Real-time Intelligent Network solutions
Real-time distributed coding
Real-time modelling user’s information needs
Real-time noise removal systems
Real-time intelligent communication
Real-time remote access systems
Decision support systems in real time
Real-time multiprocessor systems

Submissions at: http://www.socio.org.uk/rtis/paper-submission/

The Proceedings will be published in the  Proceedings of the 1st
International Conference on Real-Time Intelligent Systems, Volume 1 RTIS
2016.  (http://www.springer.com/series/11156)

Important Dates

Paper Submission: June 15, 2016
Paper Notification: July 05, 2016
Camera ready: August 01, 2016
Registration: August 15, 2016
Conference Dates: September 01-03, 2016

The RTIS will have Doctoral Consortium, DEMO Session, Journal Track,
Mentorship Programme, Ph.D. Dissertation Competition, Proofread
translation program
and Virtual Presentation (Video Conferencing)

The following journals will accommodate the extended versions of the

-Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
-Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence – The International
Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation
-Computers in Human Behaviour
-Virtual Reality
-The Journal of Intelligent Systems
-Journal of Digital Information Management (JDIM)
-International Journal of Imaging & Robotics
-International Journal of Tomography & Simulation

Submissions at: http://www.socio.org.uk/rtis/paper-submission/
CONTACT: rtis at socio.org.uk