K-Cap Workshop on

Integrating Ontologies

October 2, 2005 in Banff, Canada


The Integrating Ontologies workshop will bring together researchers and application developers from the area of ontology software interoperability. Its goal is to promote the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and future challenges for handling multiple competing ontologies. The workshop will facilitate methodological and technical discussions.
For many domains, a variety of ontologies have been engineered, learned, and extended. Each is an interface for a similar purpose yet uses different nomenclatures. To enable collaboration within and across application domains, software agents require transparency between the various formalisms. This requires both semantic alignment and syntactical translation. Purely manual approaches are error-prone, onerous, and insufficient to support the vision of dynamic systems interoperability. However, recent research in data model alignment exploits "meaning" that is explicit and implicit in ontologies and schemas. Consequently, if heterogeneity can be mitigated with minimal use of standards by way of partially or fully automated alignment, then the interoperability of and for commercial, non-profit, military, and government systems will be simplified and improved. This workshop will exhibit new approaches to alignment, translation, and other methods that promise to help fulfil the vision of the Semantic Web.


The one-day workshop will consist of the two components:


The main topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


October 2, 2005
9:00 Welcome
9:05 Paper Presentations (20 min presentation + 5 min questions)
Akkermans: Reverse Leibniz, and then Bend It Like Beckham
Choi, Hatala: Towards Browsing Distant Metadata Using Semantic Signature
Chu, Chow, Chen: Semantic Association of Taxonomy-based Standards Using Ontology
Ehrig, Euzenat: Relaxed Precision and Recall
10:45 Coffee Break
11:10 Paper Presentations, continued
Gasevic, Hatala: Searching Web Resources Using Ontology Mappings
Hu, Jian, Qu, Wang: GMO: A Graph Matching for Ontologies
12:00 Lunch Break
1:30 Paper Presentations, continued
Lamsfus: Towards Semantic Based Information Exchange and Integration Standards
Silva, Maio, Rocha: An approach to ontology mapping negotiation
2:20 Euzenat, Stuckenschmidt: Introduction to the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative
3:00 Coffee Break
3:30 Individual Evaluation Results and Discussions (short presentations à 15 min)
Ehrig: Results of University of Karlsruhe
Valtchev: Results of University of Montreal / INRIA
Hu: Results of University of Southhampton
Nsjian: Results of Southeast University Nanjin
4:50 Wrap-Up
5:00 End of Workshop
7:30 Evening Reception of K-Cap


Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2005
Camera ready deadline: September 2, 2005
Workshop: October 2, 2005


Interested authors should submit an electronic PDF version of their papers to Marc Ehrig (email: ehrig -at- aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de) prior to the submission deadline. The first page of submitted papers should include: title, author names, affiliations, and electronic mail addresses for all authors. Full-paper submissions should not exceed eight pages, including title page and abstract. Alternatively, people can submit a two-page short paper describing the technology they would like to demonstrate, or a two-page position paper on current ongoing research. Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines of the main conference (http://www.kcap05.org/).

The proceedings have been published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings volume 156. Alternatively you can download them directly as intontProceedings.pdf (3.3 MB).

The research presentations from the workshop are found at intontPresentationsResearch.pdf (6.2 MB) and the presentations from OAEI at intontPresentationsOAEI.pdf (2.9 MB).

Organizing Committee

Benjamin Ashpole, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Lab
Marc Ehrig (main contact), University of Karlsruhe
Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA Rhône-Alpes
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Program Committee

Dean Allemang (TopQuadrant Inc.)
Jos de Bruijn (DERI Innsbruck)
Oscar Corcho (University of Manchester)
Christine Golbreich (University Rennes 1)
Lewis Hart (Applied Minds)
Todd Hughes (Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs)
Ryutaro Ichise (NII, Tokyo)
Yannis Kalfoglou (University of Southampton)
Deborah McGuinness (Stanford University)
Natasha Noy (Stanford University)
Amit Sheth (University of Georgia and Semagix)
Pavel Shvaiko (University of Trento)
Michael Sintek (DFKI, Kaiserslautern)
Umberto Straccia (CNR)
York Sure (University of Karlsruhe)
Mike Uschold (Boeing Corp.)
Petko Valtchev (DIRO, Université de Montréal)


This workshop is partially supported by the Knowledge Web
European network of excellence (IST-2004-507482).