owl OWLED 2011
OWL: Experiences and Directions

San Francisco, California, USA
June 5-6 2011

Co-located with 2011 Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech 2011)

Sponsored by ios
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NEW! 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.

2010-01-05: Selected presentations will be invited to submit an extended version to a special open access post workshop edition of the Semantic Web Journal

The adoption of the 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, 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 Directions (OWLED) workshop series aims to bring users, developers and researchers from academia and industry together to describe applications of OWL, to share experience, and to discuss extensions to the language for satisfying further application requirements. The workshop will allow the OWL community to set an agenda for research and deployment in order to incorporate OWL-based technologies into new applications. This year the OWLED workshop will be held June 5-6 in San Francisco, California and be co-located with the 2011 Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech).

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. Tutorials on OWL 2 and related technologies will be organized for the larger SemTech community. 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


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