The W3C OWL Web Ontology Language has been a W3C recommendation since 2004, and specification of OWL 2 is now in progress. OWL is playing an important role in an increasing number and range of applications and as experience using the language grows, new ideas for further extending it's reach continue to be proposed.
The OWL: Experiences and Direction (OWLED) workshop series is a forum for practitioners in industry and academia, tool developers, and others interested in OWL to describe real and potential applications, to share experience, and to discuss requirements for language extensions/modifications. The workshop will bring users, implementors and researchers together to measure the state of need against the state of the art, and to set an agenda for research and deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based technologies into new applications.
This year's 2008 OWLED workshop will be co-located with the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), this year held in Karslruhe, Germany on October 26 - 27, 2008 (Johann Peter-Hebel-Saal Room). The workshop will
concentrate on issues related to the development and W3C
standardization of OWL 2, but other issues related to OWL are also of
interest, particularly those related to the task forces set up at
As usual, the workshop will try to encourage participants to work
together and will give space for discussions on various topics, to be
decided and published at some point in the future. We ask participants
to have a look at these topics and the accepted submissions before the
workshop, and to prepare single "slides" that can be presented during
these discussions. There will also be formal presentation of
submissions to the workshop.
The workshop papers are available from CEUR, as