OWL: Experiences and Directions 2013

10th OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED 2013)
Montpellier, France, 26th-27th May, 2013

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The aim of the OWL: Experiences and Directions Workshop (OWLED) is to establish an international forum for the OWL community, where practitioners in industry and academia, tool developers and others interested in OWL can describe real and potential applications, share experience and discuss requirements for language extensions/modifications. OWL is quickly becoming the representational model of choice for expressing semantics of BigData in many industries. This has been made possible thanks to the newly introduced support for tractable OWL fragments that allow inference at large scales over rapidly evolving data. OWLED will be celebrating its 10th year edition which provides an opportunity for an event focused on OWL in retrospective, OWL’s evolution, and future directions in a BigData world.

This year, OWLED will be co-located with ESWC 2013 in Montpellier, France. As usual, the workshop will try to encourage participants to work together and will give space for discussions of various topics as well as having presentation of submissions.

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Papers about all aspects of OWL and extensions, applications, theory, methods and tools, are welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,

Important Dates

Titles and Abstracts due: 28th February
Submissions due: 4th March *** EXTENDED *** 8th March
Acceptance Notifications: 9st April
Final papers due: 28th April
OWLED Workshop: 26th - 27th May


This year we would like to invite submissions of the following sorts:

Technical papers (maximum 12 pages including references LNCS style).These papers should present research, implementation experience, and reports on the above topics and related topics. Space will be reserved for authors to present their work at the workshop.

Short papers or System descriptions (maximum 4-6 pages LNCS style). These papers should present work that is in an early stage and/or publicize (novel) implemented systems that are of interest to OWLED attendees. We encourage authors of system descriptions to also submit a demonstration paper.

Demonstrations (2 pages LNCS style).These papers should describe a demonstration of a system. The description should highlight why the system/service is of interest to the OWL community and should clearly state what will be demonstrated during the session.

All submissions must be made online using the EasyChair Conference System. More information regarding the LNCS templates for LaTeX is available at the Springer Web site.


The workshop will be co-located with ESWC 2013 in Montpellier, France..

Workshops and Tutorials will be held at the Polytech school, in «Campus de Triolet - Université Montpellier 2» (University of Sciences), which is easily accessible from the city centre. From «Place de la Comédie» or «Le Corum» stations, you will need only 10 minutes by tramway (waiting time less than 5 minutes) and 5 minutes on foot to get to the campus.

If your hotel/accomodation is in the city center, take the tram no 1 (the blue line) direction Mosson and stop at the University of Science and Letters (Université des Sciences et Lettres) stop. Check the tram lines in Montpellier here.

Once at the University of Science and Letters station go straight on Augustin Fliche street and get to a red doughnut sculpture (situated just in front of the main entrance to the Université Montpellier 2). Polytech building is #31.


Registration is via the ESWC registration website.


General Chairs:

Mariano Rodriguez Muro, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

Programme Chair:

Kavitha Srinivas, IBM T.J Watson Research Centre (USA)

Simon Jupp, European Bioinformatics Institute (UK)

Program Committee:

Meghyn Bienvenu
John Goodwin
Pascal Hitzler
Hector Perez-Urbina
Timothy Redmond
Stefan Schulz
Dmitry Tsarkov
Zhe Wu

Steering Committee: