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                               CALL FOR PAPERS

                      The Second International Workshop on
         Contexts and Ontologies: Theory, Practice and Applications 
       August 28, 2006, ECAI Workshop Program, Riva del Grada, Italy.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together people from the context and
ontology communities and to discuss the approaches they use for information
integration. Therefore, the workshop will push the cross-fertilization and
exchange of ideas (e.g., which of the methods from the ontology community
can be successfully adopted in the context community, and vice versa), and,
hence, make their meeting mutually beneficial.

TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to:
    Information interoperability and reuse via multiple contexts and ontologies;
    Coordination of multiple contexts and ontologies; 
    Languages for combination of multiple contexts and ontologies; 
    Logics for combination of multiple contexts and ontologies. 
Theory & Practice: 
    Techniques and tools for matching contexts and ontologies;
    Techniques and tools for merging contexts and ontologies;
    Techniques and tools for transforming contexts and ontologies;
    Techniques and tools for translating contexts and ontologies; 
    Techniques and tools for reconciling contexts and ontologies; 
    Techniques for query answering based on multiple contexts and ontologies;
    Evaluation of tools for combination of contexts and ontologies;
    Scalability of techniques for combination of contexts and ontologies;
    Comparison of uses of contexts and ontologies.
    Semantic Web;
    Information Retrieval;
    Knowledge management solutions for large organizations; 
    Computer graphics and multimedia; 
    Grid and P2P;
    Pervasive computing and ambient intelligence.

1. Frank van Harmelen, 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2. Selene Makarios,  
Stanford University, USA.

The schedule assumes a one day workshop. The workshop will consist of the
following components: keynote presentations, technical presentations,
posters, and general discussion.

The audience is assumed to consist of both academia and industry. Thus, the
workshop can improve academic awareness of industrial needs, and therefore
direct research towards those needs. Simultaneously, the workshop will
serve to inform industry representatives about existing research efforts
that may meet their business needs.

Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers or 
statements of interest. Technical papers should be not longer than 5 pages 
using the ECAI'06 Style( 
Statements of interest should not exceed 2 pages and should be handled according 
to the guidelines for technical papers. Please make clear if your paper is meant 
to be a statement of interest. All contributions should be prepared in PDF 
format and should be sent (no later than April 15, 2006) by email to Pavel Shvaiko at: 

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Contributions will be refereed by the Program Committee.
Accepted papers and statements of interest will be published in the 
workshop proceedings. Also authors of the best technical papers will 
be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for possible 
publication in a special issue on 
"Contexts and Ontologies: Theory, Practice and Applications" 
in the Knowledge Engineering Review Journal",

April 15, 2006: Deadline for the submissions. 
May 10, 2006: Notification of acceptance/rejection. 
May 24, 2006: Deadline for the receipt of camera-ready papers. 
Aug 28, 2006: C&O-2006, Riva del Grada, Italy.

1.Jerome Euzenat
INRIA Rhone-Alpes

2.Alain Leger
France Telecom R&D Rennes

3.Deborah L. McGuinness
Stanford University

4.Pavel Shvaiko (Chair)
University of Trento
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5.Holger Wache
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Raffaele de Amicis, GraphiTech, Italy 
Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, USA 
Patrick Brezillon, University Paris, France
Doina Caragea, Iowa State University, USA 
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Avigdor Gal, Technion, Israel 
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France 
Richard Fikes, Stanford University, USA 
Aykut Firat, Notheastern University, USA 
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy 
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA 
Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southampton, UK 
Vipul Kashyap, Clinical Informatics R&D, USA 
Ruediger Klein, DaimlerChrysler, Germany 
David Leake, Indiana University, USA 
Alain Leger, France Telecom R&D, France 
Selene Makarios, Stanford University, USA 
Maurizio Marchese, University of Trento, Italy 
Deborah L. McGuinness, Stanford University, USA 
Natalya Noy, Stanford University, USA 
Leo Obrst, MITRE, USA 
Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
Michel Plu, France Telecom R&D, France 
Fano Ramparany, France Telecom R&D, France 
Chantal Reynaud, Universite Paris-Sud, France 
David Robertson, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Aviv Segev, Technion, Israel 
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy 
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany 
York Sure, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 
Holger Wache, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Christopher Welty, IBM Research, USA 

Download C&O-2006 flyer:

Pavel Shvaiko
University of Trento
Dept. of Information and Communication Technology
Sommarive 14, POVO, 38050, TRENTO, ITALY
Tel:  +39 (0461) 883386; Fax: +39 (0461) 882093

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