The 6th International Workshop on
Ontology Content (OnToContent 2010)

Special tracks on:  
Towards Web 3.0 | e-Governance

Oct 28, 2010 Crete
Part of the OTM (OTM'2010)

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS

Call for Papers

Approaching to the twentieth anniversary, the WWW today is a mature environment supporting the development of distributed applications without imposing any particular limitation. Technologies, methodologies and standards converge toward full operational capabilities by being service oriented, with a focus on statelessness, low coupled, modular, and semantic interoperable.
In this context the issues related to the quality of data and process representation are crucial, as it is required to deal with data that are valuable, expressive, shareable e and manipulable at the same time. In this context the role of good quality ontology (i.e. good quality conceptualizations, encoded in portable and extensible format) acquires more and more relevance.

This workshop aims to focus on content issues, such as methodologies and tools concerned with modeling good ontologies, approaches to ontology content evaluation, quality measures, ontology content management (e.g. metadata, libraries, and registration), ontology documentation, etc. The workshop also aims to give a special attention to ontology content issues in: Business, human resources and employment, healthcare and life sciences, and Web 3.0. We welcome papers and (past/planned) project descriptions that discuss ontology aspects, particularly:

•    Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied in industry.
•    Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of ontology practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention.
•    Business experience and case studies specifying requirements, challenges, or opportunities of modeling and applying ontologies in industry.


Methodology and Engineering

•    Modeling and engineering methodologies.
•    Ontology design patterns.
•    Ontological usability and usefulness.
•    Ontology metadata, and libraries.
•    Ontology interoperability.
•    Ontology reusability.
•    Ontology evolution and versioning.
•    Methodologies for consensus reaching.
•    Ontology tools.
•    Good, best, and bad practices
•    Experiences/empirical results on ontology management.

Towards Web 3.0

•    Lessons from Web 2.0 for ontology engineering.
•    Participatory and evolutionary approaches to ontology engineering.
•    Lightweight ontology formalisms (e.g., SKOS) and microformats.
•    Conflict resolution and self-adaptation in ad hoc networks.
•    Experiences on lightweight vs. heavy-weight ontologies.
•    Semantic distance and similarity.
•    Semantics in sensor networks.

e-Governance Ontology

•    Legal/legislation  ontologies.
•    Local government ontologies.
•    Location ontology (real-estate).
•    Person/Identity ontology.
•    Ontologies for digital certificates.
•    Ontologies for digital libraries.
•    Ontologies for public utilities.
•    Ontologies for emergence management.
•    Ontologies for healthcare and life science.
•    Ontologies for modeling business process.
•    Ontologies for business process analysis
•    Ontologies for supply chains management.
•    Ontologies for risk analysis.
•    Ontology enabled service orchestration.


We invite (A) Research papers describing original studies of no more than 10 pages; (B) Position papers presenting opinions or work in progress of no more than 6 pages; and (C) Business experience and case studies of no more than 8 pages. All submitted papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the program committee, based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at:

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS. Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings. The paper submission page is at: http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php/submitpaper

Important dates

   Paper Submission Deadline:  July 06
Acceptance Notification:  Jul 30
   Camera Ready Due:  Aug 13
   Registration Due:  Sep 3  
   OTM Conferences: Oct 25 - 29, 2010
   OnToContent workshop: Oct 28, 2010

Program Chairs

Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. [main contact]  - paolo.ceravolo(at)unimi.it
Majed Ayyad, NextLevel Technology Systems Ramallah, Palestine  - majed(at)nts.ps

General Chairs

 Mustafa Jarrar, Birzeit University, Palestine
Andreas Schmidt, FZI, Germany

Program Committee

Abder Koukam, Université de Technologie de Belfort Montbéliard, France
Alessandro Oltramari, ISCT - CNR, Italy
Antonio Zilli, ISUFI - University of Lecce, Italy
Barry Smith, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Christophe Roche, Université de Savoie, France
Davy Monticolo, University of Technology UTBM, France
Domenico Talia, ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
Eva Blomqvist, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna, Italy
Federica Paci, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento
Trichet Francky, LINA, University of Nantes, France
Geert Poels, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent, Belgium
Karl Reed, La Trobe University, Australia
Ling Feng, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Marcello Leida, EBTIC (Etisalat BT innovation Centre) - Khalifa University, UAE
Maria Vargas-Vera, Open University, UK
Martin Hepp, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
Michael Brown, Skillsnet.Com, USA
Miguel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, CSAIL - MIT,  USA
Riccardo Albertoni, IMATI CNR, Italy
Robert Tolksdorf, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT, Netherlands
Stijn Heymans, Vienna University of Technology, Austria