owl OWLED 2010
OWL: Experiences and Directions

Seventh International Workshop
San Francisco, California, USA
21-22 June 2010

Co-located with SemTech 2010
Close to W3C Workshop RDF Next Steps

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About the workshop

The adoption of W3C OWL Web Ontology Language in real-world applications continues to grow as the research and tools for OWL mature. The new version OWL 2 -- becoming a W3C recommendation late last year -- has been a positive factor in this direction. As the experience in using OWL in different applications and domains increases, the strengths and weaknesses of the language are discovered, resulting in new research and development that further extends its reach.

The OWL: Experiences and Direction (OWLED) workshop series aims at bringing users, implementors and researchers from academia and industry together to describe applications of OWL, to share experience, and to discuss extensions to the language for satisfying application requirements. The workshop will allow the OWL community to set an an agenda for research and deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based technologies into new applications.

This year's OWLED workshop will be co-located with the 2010 Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) that will be held in San Francisco, California on June 21-25. The W3C Workshop on RDF Next Steps will be held near-by in Stanford, CA on June 26-27. Tutorials about OWL 2 and related technologies may be organized for the larger SemTech community; contact the chairs if you're interested.

As usual, the OWLED 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. There will also be formal presentation of submissions to the workshop.

More information on the workshop is forthcoming. For more information or to offer sponsorship, please send us a note at owled2010@easychair.org.

Important Dates

The dates reflect
April 14th 2010 Titles and abstracts due
April 21st 2010 Paper submissions due
May 18th 2010 Notifications of acceptance
June 11th 2010 Final versions of papers due
June 21st-22nd 2010 OWLED 2010 Workshop


OWLED 2010 will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel co-located with the 2010 Semantic Technology Conference. More travel and lodging information is available from the SemTech travel page.


Online registration for OWLED is now open. You can register to OWLED workshop only or register to both OWLED workshop and SemTech conference at the same time. If you are working for an academic institution, there is a discount for registering to both OWLED and SemTech. See the below table for rates and links to the online registration pages.

Registration type Registration fee Registration page
OWLED only registration $275 Register to OWLED only
OWLED and SemTech registration (Academic rate) $1,170 Register to OWLED and Semtech (Academic rate)
OWLED and SemTech registration (Regular rate) $1,795 Register to OWLED and Semtech (Regular rate)

Student Support

Some support for student attendance will be available for OWLED 2010. Priority will be given to students with accepted papers who would have problems attending the workshop without support. There is a fixed amount of money that will be divided amongst applicants based on the location and need of the student. Support based on paper acceptance will be per paper, not per attendee.

To apply for support send email to the general chair by deadline providing information on your situation. Also send a letter from your supervisor stating that support is needed.

Accepted papers

You can find the list of accepted papers in the schedule page. These papers have been published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Volume 614.


We invite the submission of three kinds of papers:

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).


General Chair

Program Chair

Program Committee

Steering Committee

For any question please contact OWLED 2010 chairs.