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OWL: Experiences and Directions

Fifth International Workshop

Karlsruhe, Germany

October 26-27, 2008

co-located with ISWC 2008


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Papers about all aspects of OWL and extensions, application, theory, method, and tools, are welcome at the workshop; including but not limited to the following topics

  • Applications of OWL, particularly from industry
  • Ontologies built using OWL, particularly large scale efforts
  • Application driven requirements for OWL
  • Experience reports on using OWL
  • Implementation techniques for OWL and related languages
  • Performance and scalability issues
  • Bridges between knowledge engineering and OWL
  • Non-standard inference services, including explanations, static verification, modularity
  • Enriching ontologies with rules
  • Query answering and data integration
  • Tools for OWL, including:
    • editors
    • visualisation tools
    • parsers and syntax checkers
    • versioning frameworks
  • Extensions to OWL, including:
    • extended datatype constructors, property constructors,
    • class constructors
    • keys, constraints, rules
    • probabilistic and fuzzy extensions, non-monotonic extensions,
    • temporal and spatial extensions

The workshop will have a special emphasis on the state of OWL 2 and topics related to the OWLED Task Forces. Papers related to either of these, including reports from the task forces, are particularly welcome. It is expected that workshop time will be reserved for a readout of the status of the W3C OWL WG.


We invite the submission of three kinds of papers. Abstracts and titles are due August 4,2008. See here for other important dates.

Technical papers

Technical papers can be up to 10 pages, LNCS style, can be submitted to the workshop and space will be reserved for authors of accepted papers.

Short system descriptions

We welcome systems demonstrations and invite interested parties to submit a short description (maximum 4 pages) of their system.

Statements of interest

These statements will not received full reviewing and might not be included in the archives of the workshop, but will be available to attendees of the workshop, and will be used to help schedule the workshop. Potential attendees who need official invitations to the workshop should submit at least such short statement of interest (maximum 4 pages).


Accepted papers will be made available to attendees before the workshop. There will also be open registration for the workshop. Attendees who are not submitting a technical paper are encouraged to submit a statement of interest.

All statements of interest and papers must be submitted online using the conference submission website easychair. All submissions must be in PDF. All submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

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