owl OWLED 2008 DC
OWL: Experiences and Directions
Announcement and Call for Participation

Fourth International Workshop
Washington, DC (metro)
1-2 April 2008; late statements of interest due 15 March 2008

Co-located with the second W3C OWL Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting

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The fourth workshop in the The OWL: Experiences and Direction (OWLED) workshop series will again bring users, implementors and researchers together in order to measure the current state of need against the state of the art and to set an agenda for language evolutions that satisfy users. This OWLED workshop will last two days and will be held in the Washington, D.C., area, in the first week of April 2008. The workshop will concentrate on issues related to the development and W3C standardization of OWL 1.1, but other issues related to OWL are also of interest, particularly those related to the task forces set up at OWLED 2007.

As an "interim" workshop, the workshop will be more open and unconstrained than recent OWLED workshops. The workshop will have two very different kinds of activities. There will be formal presentation of submissions to the workshop. There will also be time devoted to self-organizing groups discussing topics related to submissions to the workshop and possibly other topics related to OWL.

Making this self-organization work will require effort on the part of the attendees. Workshop attendees should read submissions accepted at the workshop before the workshop starts so that they can contribute to the discussions at the workshop. Attendees should also prepare single "slides" that can be presented during these discussions.

The workshop papers are available from CEUR, as http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-496.


Late statements of interest can be sent in via the usual submission process until 15 March. 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 a short statement of interest (maximum 4 pages). There will also be open registration for the workshop. Attendees who are not submitting a formal paper are encouraged to submit a statement of interest.

Longer papers (up to 10 pages, LNCS style) can be submitted to the workshop and space will be reserved for authors of accepted papers. Accepted papers will be made available to attendees before the workshop.

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:

Systems demonstrations are also welcome. Interested parties should submit a short description (maximum 4 pages) of their demonstration.

The workshop will have a special emphasis on the state of OWL 1.1 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.

Submission Details

All statements of interest and papers must be submitted online using the conference submission website http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=owled2008dc. 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). For details see http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html.

Deadlines and Schedule

18 February 2008Titles and abstracts due
19 February 2008 (noon EST)Submissions due
1 March 2008Paper acceptances sent out
15 March 2008Final versions of papers due
1-2 April 2008OWLED 2008 DC workshop


The workshop will be held at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. For more information on the venue, including reservations and travel information, see the workshop's local arrangments page.


Registration is now open at http://www.webont.org/owled/2008dc/registration.html.


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For questions on the OWLED workshop series please contact owled-organisers.