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. 

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.

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.


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


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!