2nd Workshop on Well-founded Everyday Ontologies -– Design, Implementations & Applications (WEO-DIA'13)
Kraków, Poland, September 8 - 11, 2013
Nowadays, computational ontologies are commonly used as conceptual models of information systems (IS) created in different domains, such as: engineering, law, social sciences, biomedicine, humanities, business enterprise, geography, library science etc. They are used both in the design and the exploitation phases of the IS’s life. However, what can be largely observed, the main drawback of the majority of such ontologies is their insufficient ontic expressiveness and lack of a good foundations. Thus, the question arises: is the ontological engineering mature enough to apply the sophisticated theoretical solutions and propose methodologies and tools enabling to create both practical and expressive ontologies for everyday use? We call such ontologies shortly: “well-founded”.
The aim of the workshop is to gather researchers and practitioners interested in answering the posed question. Particularly, we single out three main scientific areas, for which research feedback is expected.
The first domain of interest addresses the design and implementation of ontological structures that are strongly influenced by philosophy, but are still reasonably applicable. The area includes foundational approach driven ontology creation strategies for concrete domains and applications.
The linguistic investigations concerning national and multi-language semantic lexicons provide, among other resources, also the top-level ontologies. The second considered research area addresses the problem of using such ontologies (possibly accompanied by other linguistic resources) to build well-founded and tractable domain conceptual models.
Most ontology-building approaches proposed by computer engineers employ algorithimcs (i.e. data mining, machine learning etc.). Even though they benefit from the automation at the same time they suffer from the bad (ontic) quality of obtained ontologies. Thus, issues concerned with bridging the gap between bottom-up automatically engineered ontologies and foundational/top-level manually created ones, constitute the third scientific area we are strongly interested in.
These topics are strongly recommended but are not limited to:
- Foundational approach-driven practical ontologies
- Foundational issues of ontologies: identity, change, vagueness, granularity, kinds of entities, basic relations in the context of applications
- Linguistic top-level ontologies in practice
- Relations between computational lexicons and thesauri and ontologies
- Bridging the gap between bottom-up automatically engineered ontologies and foundational/top-level ones
- Ontology integration and comparison
Experiments with well-founded ontologies in different application areas, among others:
- business enterprise,
- library science,
- social interactions,
- dialogue and argumentation,
- semantic wiki
Paper Submission, Publication and Indexation
- Authors should submit full papers in English (as Postscript, PDF, MSWord, or ODF file).
- The total length of a paper must not exceed 8 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
- Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the conference.
- Submitted papers must be unpublished and not under review in any other conference or journal (submissions that violate this requirement will be regarded as self-plagiarism).
- Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.
- Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore® database and submitted for indexation.
- Proceedings of the FedCSIS 2012 conference were indexed in the Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, where they will also be submitted in 2013.
- Furthermore, FedCSIS proceedings will be submitted for indexation to: DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Inspec, Scirus, and other repositories.
- Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference may be published as Special Issue(s) of journal(s)to be announced later.
- Paper submission: May 21, 2013
- Author notification: June 17, 2013
- Final submission and registration opening: July 8, 2013
- Conference date: September 8-11, 2013