18.443 conferences: formal ontologies; digital libraries

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 06:25:11 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 443.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: fomi <fomi_at_loa-cnr.it> (68)
         Subject: CFP: Formal Ontologies Meet Industry

   [2] From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK> (51)
         Subject: JCDL05 CFP

         Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 06:21:36 +0000
         From: fomi <fomi_at_loa-cnr.it>
         Subject: CFP: Formal Ontologies Meet Industry

        Formal Ontologies Meet Industry


        June 9-10, 2005

        Lake of Garda, Verona (Italy)


This event is jointly organized and supported by:
       - University of Verona
       - Creactive Consulting S.r.l., Affi
       - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento



Modeling corporate knowledge is one of the most attractive themes in
applied research and it has been an important motivation for several
areas of investigations like distribute systems and knowledge
management. Clearly, the business world considers this issue of
strategic relevance and keeps paying particular attention to it
because many theoretical results have already been proved
effectiveness in real applications like data warehouse construction,
information infrastructure definition, and all processes and
applications of knowledge management.

These knowledge models in industry aim at providing a framework for
information and knowledge sharing, reliable information exchange,
meaning negotiation and coordination between distinct organizations
or among members of the same one.

With the application of new methodologies and techniques in the
everyday practice and the accessibility of new theoretical results
in this area, developing new tools based on more sophisticated
frameworks has become a common need. This is an important reason for
the increasing interest in the employment of formal ontologies in
fields like medicine, engineering, financial and legal systems, and
other business practices.


The workshop is a forum to meet and discuss problems, solutions,
perspectives and research directions for researchers and
practitioners. We welcome papers or project descriptions that aim at
applying formal ontologies in industry. In particular,

    - theoretical studies on formal ontologies committed to provide
sound bases for industrial applications and to allow formal
representation of corporate knowledge;

    - business experiences on case studies that single out concrete
problems and possible solutions; the experience analysis should
provide useful insights on social and strategic aspects that might
be relevant in the creation and deployment of formal ontologies as
well as useful criteria or methods to evaluate ontologies and their
effectiveness in applications.


Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

     - ontology methodologies in business practice;
     - ontologies and corporate knowledge;
     - formalization of the know-how;
     - representation of artifacts and design;
     - representation of functionalities;
     - representation of knowledge and business processes;
     - enterprise modeling;
     - ontology evaluation;
     - representation of business services;
     - ontologies and electronic catalogs;
     - ontologies and e-commerce;
     - ontologies and marketing;
     - ontologies in the practice of engineering;
     - ontologies in the practice of medical sciences;
     - ontologies in finance.

We also encourage submissions which relate research results from
close areas connected to the workshop topics.

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         Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 06:22:20 +0000
         From: Helen Ashman <hla_at_CS.NOTT.AC.UK>
         Subject: JCDL05 CFP

Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2005
Digital Libraries: Cyberinfrastructure for Research and Education
June 7-11, 2005
Denver, Colorado, USA

January 27, 2005: Full articles, panel, and tutorial proposals due
February 10, 2005: Short articles, posters, demonstrations, and
proposals for workshops due
April 5, 2005: Revision deadline for accepted articles and

The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum
focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and
social issues. We welcome researchers and practitioners with broad and
diverse interests including: technical advances, usage and impact studies,
policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical
contributions, interaction and design advances, and innovative applications
in the sciences, humanities, and education.
Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range
of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and
practice, including computer science, information science, librarianship,
archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology,
medicine, social sciences, and humanities. All domains - academe,
government, industry, and others - are encouraged to participate as
presenters or attendees.

The theme of JCDL 2005 highlights the powerful role of digital libraries as
cyberinfrastructure. This cyberinfrastructure has the potential to engender
the creation of new tools, research methodologies, and processes that will
enable scientists and learners to investigate the natural world, the social
world, and the human-built environment in new and previously unimaginable
ways. As global interests in computation, information management,
networking, and intelligent sensing converge, the conduct of research and
education will be transformed. In addition to the digital library research
topics listed above, JCDL 2005 encourages submission of technical articles
that illustrate digital libraries as cyberinfrastructure. Examples include
(but are not limited to): digital libraries and grid computing; service
oriented architectures; case studies illustrating how digital library
services can transform the conduct of research or education; the design and
development of distributed library services; digital library research for
enhancing e-learning and education; and digital library research for
enhancing e-science.

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