20.086 CFP: Formal Ontologies Meet Industry

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 06:52:39 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 86.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 06:45:10 +0100
         From: fomi <fomi_at_loa-cnr.it>
         Subject: CFP: Formal Ontologies Meet Industry - Second
International Workshop


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        Second International Workshop on
        Formal Ontologies Meet Industry


        December 14-15, 2006
        University of Trento


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


Following the great success of the previous edition, we are glad to
invite you to attend the second Formal Ontologies Meet Industry
Workshop (FOMI 2006).


FOMI aims to become an international forum where researchers in
different disciplines and practitioners of various industry sectors
meet to analyze and discuss issues related to methods, theories,
tools and applications based on formal ontologies.

It is nowadays widely understood that the semantic dimension and
model driven approaches play an important role not only in research
fields but also in networked economy. In particular, it has emerged
that semantic based applications are relevant in distributed systems
such as networked organizations, organizational networks, and in
distributed knowledge management. Namely, 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 worldwide organization.

The business world also 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

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. In all these fields, a new emerging trend
is to evaluate the interdependencies between theories and methods of
formal ontology and the activities, processes, and needs of
enterprise organizations.

A typical example of this is the evaluation of the benefits that huge
organizations can obtain by implementing ontology based systems.


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;
     - ontologies adaptation within organizations;
     - formalization of the know-how;
     - representation of artifacts and design;
     - representation of functionalities;
     - representation of knowledge and business processes;
     - linguistic representation in organizational knowledge;
     - linguistic problems in organizational standard code and
codification processes;
     - enterprize modeling;
     - ontology evaluation;
     - ontology effectiveness;
     - ontology changes and developments within organizations;
     - 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;
     - ontologies and e-government.

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

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