Workshop on Data meets Applied Ontologies in Open Science and Innovation

Workshop | Call for paper | Organization | Agenda

The Data meets Applied Ontologies in Open Science and Innovation (DAO-SI) workshop will take place at the fourth edition of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO) to be held on September 19-21, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Workshop description and objectives

The Internet of Thing era is delivering any kind of information (Floridi, 2014), and `Big Data’ has become the de-facto buzzword for referring to large amounts of heterogeneous data. Big data can be exploited to deliver data as a service applications in different domains, such as smart factories, recommendation systems, strategic dashboards, etc.

Although collecting large amounts of data is effortless given the almost unlimited storage capacity offered by cloud infrastructures, accessing these data and analysing them is more challenging, especially due to the different representation formats used to store the data and to the almost unexploited semantics implicit in the data themselves.

Ontologies, on the other hand, provide a common conceptual layer for different representation formats, and, they make data semantics explicit. Therefore, ontologies can mediate data heterogeneity by fostering a common representation on which data analysis and visualisation techniques can operate, and can enrich data with semantics, allowing to exploit all the available knowledge contained.

This explains why ontologies, and ontology-based platforms for data management, play an increasingly prominent role in supporting evidence-based decision and policy-making both in public and private organisations (e.g., universities, research institutions, companies, founding agencies and public administrations). Data is the factual evidence to:

  • define future research priorities (e.g., fields, technologies, sectors);
  • identify emerging technology and competitive solutions for transfer and investments;
  • shape new innovation policies based on scientific and technological evidence;
  • perform investment impact measuring and monitoring.

Currently, key S&I data elements are dispersed across a multitude of distinct agencies and research institutions or are in third-party databases. They are often neither in structured format nor systematically shared across organisations, and the universe of data on patents, publications, and citations is typically maintained into closed-off silos (J.Lane, 2011). In such a context, ontology-mediated data management infrastructures can help bringing together inputs and outcomes from a variety of sources in an open and interoperable fashion. The total budget absorbed by all European R&I data management infrastructures is today in the range of 10 billion € per year (ESFRI roadmap, 2016), and it is partially invested to promote synergies in regards to the semantic interoperability among data, services and their final users through the application of domain ontologies, taxonomies, context-sensitive data interlinking, metadata quality and standardisation, etc.

The goal of the 2018 edition of DAO-SI is to provide opportunities for stakeholders from the academia, industry and public organisations to present their latest developments in ontology-mediated data integration and analysis techniques, and data-driven applications, with a special focus on open S&I data management for decision and policy-making.

The workshop will be a great opportunity to synthesise new insights, and disseminate knowledge across field boundaries to promote interaction between these stakeholders.

Call for papers

TBA

Important Dates

June 15, 2018: submission deadline
July 20, 2018: acceptance notification to authors
August 15, 2018: camera ready versions due
September 17-18, 2018: JOWO 2018
September 19-21, 2018: FOIS 2018

Submission Guidelines

Papers must be submitted in PDF format and must follow the IOS Press FOIS formatting guidelines, available on the iopress.nl website. Submissions should not be longer than 14 pages. Moreover, to be published in the CEUR proceedings, a paper must contain at least 5 pages.

TBA: Easychair link.

Accepted articles will be published in the JOWO proceedings (as CEUR workshop proceedings – see previous editions here).

Submission of an article should be regarded as an agreement that, should the article be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the workshop to present the work.

Organization

Organizing committee

Roberto Confalonieri, Smart Data Factory, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Alessandro Mosca, SIRIS Lab, Research division of SIRIS Academic, Barcelona, Spain
Diego Calvanese, Smart Data Factory, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Program Committee

Christoph Lange, Smart Data Analytics, Applied Computer Science, University of Bonn
Ali Khalili, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Patrick Ohnewein, IDM Südtirol, Italy

Agenda

TBA

Workshop on Data meets Applied Ontologies

Call for demos | Organization | Agenda

The Data meets Applied Ontologies (DAO) workshop will take place at the third edition of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO) in which a series of different workshops meets for three days in the South Tyrollean alps to discuss innovative, applied and state of the art research.

Call for demos

Call for Demos: Workshop on Data meets Applied Ontologies (DAO@JOWO2017)

The DAO workshop will be a track of the 3rd edition of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO),
which will be held in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, on September 21-23th, 2017.
http://iaoa.org/jowo/JOWO-2017/ 

The goal of the DAO workshop is to provide opportunities for participants from academia and industry to present their latest developments in ontology-mediated data integration and analysis techniques, and data-driven industrial applications. The workshop will be a great opportunity to synthesize new insights, and disseminate knowledge across field boundaries to promote the interaction between these two different communities.

A demo proposal should provide:
– the motivation for the software/prototype;
– the design behind the software/prototype;
– the main functionalities;
– the significance of the software/prototype from a research and/or industrial perspectives.

Important Dates

July 31, 2017: (Extended) Deadline for demo submissions
September 1, 2017: Demo notifications
September 15, 2017: Camera-ready copy
September 21-23, 2017: Date of workshop

Submission Guidelines

The demonstration submissions must be up to 4 pages in IOS press format and follow these guidelines:

– Pages 1-2 to describe the system to be demonstrated. More precisely, the authors are encouraged to discuss the application domain, the problem scenario, the technology used, the data analysis, data integration techniques involved, the innovations of the system, and its live and interactive aspects, etc.
– Page 3 to list the bibliographic references (if needed).
– Page 4 to provide the organizers with a list of requirements for the demo setting at the workshop.

All submissions are made through the JOWO 2017 Easychair, selecting the Data meets Applied Ontologies (DAO) track.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jowo2017

Demos of accepted demo descriptions will be presented at the workshop and their descriptions will be published in the JOWO proceedings (WS-CEUR proceedings).

Submission of a demo description should be regarded as an agreement that, should the demo descriptions be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the workshop to present the work.

Organization

Organizing committee

Roberto Confalonieri, Smart Data Factory, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Andrea Janes, Smart Data Factory, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Diego Calvanese, Smart Data Factory, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Agenda

The workshop will take place on Friday, 22 September, from 11 to 15:30, in two two sessions, before and after the lunch break.

The tentative program is the following:

  • 11:15-11:30: Welcome
  • 11:30-11:50: Using Very Large Scale Ontologies for Natural Language Generation (NLG) (paper)
  • 11:50-12:10: The OBDA-based “Observatory of Research and Innovation” of the Tuscany Region (paper)
  • 12:10-12:30: The Mastro Protégé Plug-in for OBDA (paper)
  • 12:30-14:15: Lunch break
  • 14:30-14:50: OntoGui: a Graphical User Interface for rapid instantiation of OWL Ontology (paper)
  • 14:50-15:10: Semantic GIOVE-VF: an ontology-based Virtual Factory Tool (paper)
  • 15:15: End

Our invited speaker is Alessandro Mosca from SIRIS Lab, Barcelona. He will give a keynote with title “Ontology-mediated Data Integration and Access in Research and Innovation Policy Making” on Saturday morning.

You can find additional information about the venue  and the overall program of JOWO here.

See you in Bozen-Bolzano!