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1st Workshop onWell-founded Everyday Ontologies - Design, Implementations & Applications (WEO-DIA)

1st Workshop onWell-founded Everyday Ontologies – Design, Implementations & Applications (WEO-DIA)

Wrocław, Poland, September 9, 2012

The aim of the workshop is to gather researchersand practitioners interested in answering the posed question. Particularly, wesingle out three main scientific areas, for which research feedback isexpected.

The first domain of interest addresses the designand implementation of ontological structures that are strongly influenced byphilosophy, but are still reasonably applicable. The area includes foundationalapproach driven ontology creation strategies for concrete domains andapplications.

The linguistic investigations concerning nationaland multi-language semantic lexicons provide, among other resources, also thetop-level ontologies. The second considered research area addresses the problemof using such ontologies (possibly accompanied by other linguistic resources)to build well-founded and tractable domain conceptual models.

Most ontology-building approaches proposed bycomputer engineers employ algorithimcs (i.e. data mining, machine learningetc.). Even though they benefit from the automation at the same time theysuffer from the bad (ontic) quality of obtained ontologies. Thus, issuesconcerned with bridging the gap between bottom-up automatically engineeredontologies and foundational/top-level manually created ones, constitute thethird scientific area we are strongly interested in.

These topics are strongly recommended but are notlimited to:
· foundational approach-drivenpractical ontologies
· foundational issues ofontologies: identity, change, vagueness, granularity, kinds of entities, basicrelations in the context of applications
· linguistic top-level ontologiesin practice
· relations between computationallexicons and thesauri and ontologies
· bridging the gap betweenbottom-up automatically engineered and foundational ontologies
· ontology integration andcomparison
· experiments with well-foundedontologies in different application areas

The workshop is associated with the 7thInternational Symposium: Advances in Artificial Intelligence andApplications (AAIA'12), that is a partof Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information
Systems (FedCSIS), to be held in Wrocław, Poland, 9-12 September 2012, under auspices of Polish Ministry of Science andHigher Education.

Important Dates
Paper submission: April 22, 2012
Author notification: June 17, 2012
Final submission and registration: July 8, 2012

IAOA champions: Pawel Garbacz (Co-chair) + Stefano Borgo (EC liaison)
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