DaSe Lab members co-organize three workshops at ISWC2015

The 14th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC2015, is set to be the usual major gathering point of the Semantic Web community. It will take place October 11-15 in Bethlehem, PA, and is expected to draw over 600 researchers from all over the world. The first two days are devoted to workshops, and several of them are going to be co-organized by DaSe Lab members:

The Tenth International Workshop on Ontology Matching, OM-2015, will be co-organized by Michelle Cheatham. Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes the ontologies as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of data. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate. The tentative paper submission deadline is July 15, 2015.

The Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (6th edition), WOP2015, will be co-organized by Adila Krisnadhi and Pascal Hitzler. This workshop is a gatherig point for the ontology design pattern community for semantic web and linked data. As interest in the Semantic Web increases and technologies for realizing the Semantic Web become more mature, the need for high-quality and reusable Semantic Web ontologies increases as well. To address the quality and reusability issues, different types of Ontology Design Patterns (ODPs) have emerged, and methods for devising or discovering new ones from heterogeneous knowledge sources are needed. Patterns need to be shared by a community in order to provide a common language, and to stimulate pattern usage and development. The paper submission deadline is July 1, 2015.

The Diversity++ workshop will be co-organized by Raghava Mutharaju. The workshop is motivated by the observation that Semantic Web is becoming pervasive in new, unconventional application domains such as oceanography, astronomy, music, bioinformatics, healthcare etc. Interestingly, besides the Semantic Web theory and best practices, new and sometimes different trends can be found in the usage of Semantic Web principles and tools in these domains such as the adoption of specific patterns while exploiting Semantic technologies, the usage of additional conceptual modeling such as UML and Markov Chains. This workshop intends to offer a forum of discussion, for researchers and practitioners, concerning the exploitation of Semantic Web principles and tools in these new and unconventional domains. It aims at reaching a twofold objective: broadening the view and experience in the adoption of the Semantic Web principles and practice in different domains; offering the Semantic Web view, from people inside the community, to researchers and practitioners coming from different domains and interested in exploiting Semantic Web principles and practices. The paper submission deadline is July 1, 2015.

For up-to-date information on the workshops please see the ISWC2015 workshops page.