[Beowulf] CFP: International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE08)

Keke Chen kekechen at cc.gatech.edu
Wed Jan 30 23:01:19 PST 2008

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======== Call For Papers ===================

The 7th International Conference on

Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics

(ODBASE 2008)

Monterrey, Mexico, Nov 11 - 13, 2008


Scale of use, ease of use, breadth of use and choice of use have 
earmarked the most important transitions of semantic technologies in the 
years since the first ODBASE conference in 2002. Recent methods allow 
for scaling of semantic technologies to handling dozens of millions of 
triples; they allow for composing intriguing semantic applications 
within a few days; they address target applications from the sciences up 
to eCommerce; and they allow to chose among plenty of existing 
ontologies and half a dozen of RDF stores, inferencing engines, or 
ontology mapping systems.

While these developments greatly contribute to the success of semantic 
technologies, for enterprise-wide and Web-scale applications, the 
envelope needs to be pushed much higher, faster, wider, and broader. The 
2008 conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics 
(ODBASE'08) solicits original research papers that push the current 

As in recent years, the focus of the conference lies in addressing 
research issues that bridge traditional boundaries between disciplines 
such as databases, artificial intelligence, semantic web, or data 
extraction. Also, ODBASE'08 encourages the submission of papers that 
examine the information needs of various applications, including 
electronic commerce, electronic government, bioinformatics, or emergency 

ODBASE'08 will consider two categories of papers: research and 
experience. Research papers must contain novel, unpublished results. 
Experience papers must describe existing, realistically large systems. 
In the latter case, preference will be given to papers that describe 
software products or systems that are in wide (experimental) use.

ODBASE'08 intends to draw a highly diverse body of researchers and 
practitioners by being part of the Federated conferences Event "On the 
Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2008" that co-locates five 
conferences: ODBASE'08, DOA'08 (International Symposium on Distributed 
Objects and Applications), CoopIS'08 (International Conference on 
Cooperative Information Systems), GADA'08 (International Conference on 
Grid computing, high-performAnce and Distributed Applications), and 
IS'08 (International Symposium on Information Security).


Specific areas of interest to ODBASE'08 include but are not limited to:

     * Semantic data models and semantic querying
     * Semantic dataspaces
     * Ontology engineering
     * Semantic integration, including ontology matching, merging, etc.
     * Management of large ontology-driven data and knowledge bases
     * Semantic information retrieval
     * Emergent semantics
     * Social semantic systems
     * Semantic multimedia management
     * Metadata management
     * XML and Semantics
     * Hypertext, multimedia, and hypermedia semantics
     * Semantic middleware
     * Semantic SOA
     * Ontological support for location-aware services and mobile 
information systems
     * Searching and managing dynamic knowledge

Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences in the following domains:

     * Web 2.0
     * Personal Information Management
     * Media Archives and Digital Libraries
     * Enterprise-wide Information Systems
     * Web-based Information Systems
     * Web Services
     * eCommerce
     * eScience
     * eOrganizations (virtual organizations, virtual marketplaces, etc.)
     * Bioinformatics
     * Emergency Response
     * Ubiquitous and Mobile Information Systems

   	Abstract Submission Deadline 	  	June 8, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline 	June 15, 2008
Acceptance Notification 	August 10, 2008
Camera Ready Due 	August 25, 2008
Registration Due 	August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences 	November 9 - 14, 2008


Papers submitted to ODBASE'08 must not have been accepted for 
publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference.

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, 
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers 
will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee, and 
at least two will be experts from industry in the case of practice 
reports. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must not exceed 
18 pages in the final camera-ready paper style. Submissions must be laid 
out according to the final camera-ready formatting instructions and must 
be submitted in PDF format.

The paper submission site will be announced shortly

Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers 
will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically 
excludes a paper from the proceedings.


General Co-Chairs

     * Robert Meersman, VU Brussels, Belgium
     * Zahir Tari, RMIT University, Australia

Program Committee Co-Chairs

     * Feng Ling, Tsinghua University, China
     * Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
     * Malu Castellanos, HP, USA

Program Committee Members (to be extended and confirmed)

     * Harith Alani, University of Southampton
     * Renato Barrera, UNAM
     * Sonia Bergamaschi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
     * Mohand Boughanem, Université Paul Sabatier of Toulouse
     * Edgar Chavez, Universidad de Michoacan
     * Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
     * Farookh Hussain, Curtin University of Technology
     * Vipul Kashyap, Clinical Informatics R&D, Partners HealthCare System
     * Phokion Kolaitis, IBM
     * Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
     * Maurizio Lenzerini, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza"
     * Juanzi Li Tsinghua University
     * Alexander Löser, SAP Research
     * Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University
     * Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University
     * Rajugan, Rajagopalapillai, Curtin University of Technology
     * Arnon Rosenthal, The MITRE Corporation
     * Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento
     * Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR
     * Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta
     * Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim
     * York Sure, SAP
     * Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento
     * Guido Vetere, IBM
     * Jose Luis Zechinelli, CENTIA
     * Yanchun Zhang Victoria University
     * Jingshan Huang, University of South Carolina
     * Octavian Udrea, University of Toronto
     * Li Ma, IBM
     * Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover, Germany

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