AOW 2012

The Eighth Australasian Ontology Workshop

Date: 4 December 2012

 Advances and Applications in Ontologies

 Ontologies allow for an unambiguous specification of the structure of knowledge in a domain. A formal ontology enables knowledge sharing and, as a result, makes it possible to perform automated reasoning about the domain knowledge asserted in the ontology. Recent years show a significant increase in the development and application of formal ontologies and its associated technologies in research laboratories, but also in industry. This resulted in  a growing community of researchers and practitioners in the Australasian region working on various aspects of ontologies and the primary aim of this workshop is to bring together such ontology researchers in the region.

Held in conjunction with the


Workshop Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Venue: Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Program available here

The AOW workshop series publish and present papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of ontology research, including, but not limited to:

  • ontology models and theories;
  • ontologies and the semantic web;
  • interoperability in ontologies;
  • multi-agent systems and ontologies;
  • description logics for ontologies;
  • reasoning with ontologies;
  • ontology harvesting on the web;
  • ontology of agents and actions;
  • ontology visualisation;
  • ontology engineering and management;
  • ontology-based information extraction and retrieval;
  • ontology merging, alignment and integration;
  • web ontology languages;
  • formal concept analysis and ontologies;
  • ontologies for e-research;
  • linking open data;
  • significant ontology applications

A copy of the call for papers (in plain text) is available to download here.

Program Co-chairs:

  • Kerry Taylor (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
  • Tommie Meyer (CAIR, South Africa)
  • Aurona Gerber (CAIR, South Africa)
  • Mehmet Orgun (Macquarie University)

Program Committee:

  Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
  Mike Bain, UNSW, Australia
  Arina Britz, CAIR, South Africa
  Giovanni Casini, CAIR, South Africa
  Werner Ceusters, SUNY at Buffalo, USA
  Michael Compton, CSIRO, Australia
  Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  Atilla Elci, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
  R. Cenk Erdur, Ege University, Turkey
  Peter Fox, TWC/RPI, Canada
  Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
  Tudor Groza, University of Queensland, Australia
  Armin Haller, DERI, Galway, Ireland
  Knut Hinkelmann, University of Applied Sciences, Northwestern Switzerland
  Bo Hu, SAP Research, UK
  C. Maria Keet, UKZN, South Africa
  Anees Krishna, Curtin University, Australia
  Kevin Lee, NICTA and UNSW, Australia
  Laurent Lefort, CSIR ICT Centre, Australia
  Yuan-Fang Li, Monash University, Australia
  Constantine Mantratzis, University of Westminster, UK
  Deshen Moodley, CAIR, South Africa
  Maurice Pagnucco, UNSW, Australia
  Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
  Debbie Richards, Macquarie University, Australia
  Rolf Schwitter, Macquarie University, Australia
  Barry Smith, SUNY Buffalo, USA
  Markus Stumptner, University of South Australia, Australia
  Vijayan Sugumaran, Oakland University, USA
  Boontawee Suntisrivaporn, Sirindhorn International Insitute of Technology, Thailand
  Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  Nwe Ni Tun, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  Ivan Varzinczak, CAIR, South Africa
  Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
  Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University, USA
  Antoine Zimmermann, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France



Contact Information: aow [at] csir [dot] co [dot] za

Key Dates:

Submission of papers: 10 October 2012 Extended to 15 October 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 12 November 2012
Final camera ready copies: 23 November 2012

Workshop date: 4 December 2012.

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