owl OWLED 2011
OWL: Experiences and Directions

Eigth International Workshop
San Francisco, California, USA
June 5-6 2011

Co-located with SemTech 2011

Sponsored by ios
Check the Bookseries "Studies on the Semantic Web"

2011-05-03: Workshop dinner will take place on the evening of June 5th.
2011-04-27: Schedule for day 2 now available here
2011-03-14: Schedule for day 1 now available here
2011-02-08: This year’s keynote address will be given by Dr. Dean Allemang.

Dr. Allemang is the Chief Scientist at TopQuadrant, Inc, a US company specializing in Semantic Web software and services. He is an internationally recognized expert in the Semantic Web with a strong formal background in Mathematics (MSc, University of Cambridge) and Computer Science (PhD, Ohio State University). For the past seven years, he has lead TopQuadrant's successful TopMIND training series, from which he drew much of the inspiration for his recent book (co-authored with Prof. Jim Hendler), Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist (now available in four languages). Dr. Allemang brings years of experience applying knowledge-based technologies to real business problems.

2011-01-05: Selected presentations will be invited to submit an extended version to a special open access post workshop edition of the Semantic Web Journal

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About the workshop

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 2011 Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) that will be held in San Francisco, California June 5-9 2011.

The OWLED workshop will encourage participants to work together and give space for discussions and tutorials about OWL 2 and related technologies. 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 contact the general chair.

Important Dates

January 10, 2011 Tutorial/demo proposals due
March 9, 2011 Titles and abstracts due **Extended**
March 16, 2011 Paper submissions due **Extended**
April 14, 2011 Notifications of acceptance
May 14, 2011 Final versions of papers due
June 5-6, 2011 OWLED 2011 Workshop


OWLED 2011 (#owled) will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel co-located with SemTech 2011. More travel and lodging information is available from the SemTech travel page.


Online registration for OWLED is now open.

Student Support

Some support for student attendance will be available for OWLED 2011. 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 May 15th providing information on your situation. Also send a letter from your supervisor stating that support is needed.


Please use our easychair installation for submission.

- Tutorials
We invite proposals (maximum 4 pages) for 90 minute tutorials that cover basic, intermediate and advanced OWL-related topics of interest to the OWLED and SemTech communities. Proposals should provide the title, intended audience, skills developed, motivation, objectives, detailed outline, instructor biography and prior tutorial/teaching experience.

- Application Track
Application papers (maximum 4 pages; LNCS style) may present novel practical approaches in using OWL, or may employ scientific methods (qualitative and/or quantitative) to understand in greater detail the application of OWL in real-world systems.

- Research Track
Research papers (maximum 10 pages; LNCS style) should clearly describe original, significant research pertaining to OWL.

- Statement of Interest
A statement of interest (maximum 4 pages; LNCS style) can be about ideas, solutions, methods, products, research projects or implementation experience pertaining to OWL.

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 but tutorials must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

For more information about submissions, see the Call for papers.


General Chair

Program Chair

Program Committee

Steering Committee

For any question please contact OWLED 2011 chair.