Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (6th edition) - WOP2015
This is the sixth edition in a series of workshops addressing the topic of ontology and semantic web patterns as best practices, related to the ontologydesignpatterns.org initiative.
This workshop is a gatherig point for the ontology design pattern community for semantic web and linked data. As interest in the Semantic Web increases and technologies for realizing the Semantic Web become more mature, the need for high-quality and reusable Semantic Web ontologies increases as well. To address the quality and reusability issues, different types of Ontology Design Patterns (ODPs) have emerged, and methods for devising or discovering new ones from heterogeneous knowledge sources are needed.
Patterns need to be shared by a community in order to provide a common language, and to stimulate pattern usage and development. Hence, the aim of this workshop is twofold
- providing an arena for proposing and discussing good practices, patterns, pattern-based ontologies, systems etc., and
- broadening the pattern community that is developing its own “language” for discussing and describing relevant problems and their solutions.
For more background on the workshop series, see the main page.
WOP2015 will be a full-day workshop consisting of two parts: paper presentations and posters. The poster session will feature pattern posters, i.e. presentations of patterns submitted according the call for patterns.
Venue and dates
The sixth edition of WOP will be held as a full-day workshop on 11th October 2015, in conjunction with ISWC 2015.
Social dinner will be at the Bethlehem Brew Works at 19:00. We do not have a table booked (they do not take reservations), but this should not be a busy night according to the restaurant. For those who want to walk from the Sands, we meet in the lobby and walk at 18:30. Walking directions from Sands Casino (approx.3km)
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: Ontology Engineering: A View from the Trenches
Abstract: Starting from an experience report on developing ontologies and ontology design patterns for a variety of domains and purposes, this talk will reflect on the complex relationship between Linked Data, cyberinfrastructure, and ontologies. I will discuss the role of modularization and patterns for ontology engineering, technical and social challenges in the adoption of the developed ontologies, and common misunderstandings about interoperability and semantic heterogeneity. Based on this overview, I will outline three new perspectives and argue how they can address some of the outlined challenges.
Bio: Krzysztof Janowicz is an Associate Professor for Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He is the program chair of UCSB's Cognitive Science Program, one of two Editors-in-Chief of the Semantic Web journal, and a Faculty Research Affiliate of the Center for Information Technology and Society. Finally, he is running the STKO Lab which investigates the role of space and time for knowledge organization.
Accepted full papers
Zlatan Dragisic, Patrick Lambrix and Eva Blomqvist. Integrating Ontology Debugging into the eXtreme Design Methodology
Marek Dudas, Tomás Hanzal, Vojtech Svátek and Ondrej Zamazal. OBM2OWL Patterns: Spotlight for OWL Modeling Versatility
Holly Ferguson, Adila A. Krisnadhi and Charles Vardeman II. An Ontology Design Pattern for Dynamic Relative Relationships
Accepted pattern descriptions
Patrick O'Brien, David Carral, Jeffrey Mixter and Pascal Hitzler. An Ontology Design Pattern for Data Integration in the Library Domain
David Carral, Michelle Cheatham, Sunje Dallmeier-Tiessen, Patricia Herterich, Michael D. Hildreth, Pascal Hitzler, Adila Krisnadhi, Kati Lassila-Perini, Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy, Gordon Watts and Charles Vardeman. An Ontology Design Pattern for Particle Physics Analysis
Krzysztof Janowicz, Adila A. Krisnadhi, Yingjie Hu, Pascal Hitzler, Charles Vardeman Ii and Gary Berg-Cross. A Minimal Ontology Pattern for Life Cycle Assessment Data
Adila A. Krisnadhi, Víctor Rodríguez Doncel, Pascal Hitzler, Michelle Cheatham, Nazifa Karima, Reihaneh Amini and Ashley Coleman. An Ontology Design Pattern for Chess Games
Agnieszka Lawrynowicz and Ilona Lawniczak. The Hazardous Situation Ontology Design Pattern
Panagiotis Mitzias, Marina Riga, Simon Waddington, Efstratios Kontopoulos, Georgios Meditskos, Pip Laurenson and Yiannis Kompatsiaris. An Ontology Design Pattern for Digital Video
Monika Solanki. DIO: A Content Ontology pattern for capturing the Intents underlying Designs
- 09:00-09:10 Opening and welcome (Pascal Hitzler)
- 09:10-10:30 Keynote Krzysztof Janowicz (session chair: Adila Krisnadhi)
- 10:30-11:00 coffee break
- 11:00-12:10 pattern presentations (session chair: Tom Narock)
- 11:00-11:10 David Carral, Michelle Cheatham, Sunje Dallmeier-Tiessen, Patricia Herterich, Michael D. Hildreth, Pascal Hitzler, Adila Krisnadhi, Kati Lassila-Perini, Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy, Gordon Watts and Charles Vardeman. An Ontology Design Pattern for Particle Physics Analysis
- 11:10-11:20 Adila A. Krisnadhi, Víctor Rodríguez Doncel, Pascal Hitzler, Michelle Cheatham, Nazifa Karima, Reihaneh Amini and Ashley Coleman. An Ontology Design Pattern for Chess Games
- 11:20-11:30 Monika Solanki. DIO: A Content Ontology pattern for capturing the Intents underlying Designs
- 11:30-11:40 Krzysztof Janowicz, Adila A. Krisnadhi, Yingjie Hu, Pascal Hitzler, Charles Vardeman Ii and Gary Berg-Cross. A Minimal Ontology Pattern for Life Cycle Assessment Data
- 11:40-11:50 Agnieszka Lawrynowicz and Ilona Lawniczak. The Hazardous Situation Ontology Design Pattern
- 11:50-12:00 Patrick O'Brien, David Carral, Jeffrey Mixter and Pascal Hitzler. An Ontology Design Pattern for Data Integration in the Library Domain
- 12:00-12:10 Panagiotis Mitzias, Marina Riga, Simon Waddington, Efstratios Kontopoulos, Georgios Meditskos, Pip Laurenson and Yiannis Kompatsiaris. An Ontology Design Pattern for Digital Video
- 12:10-13:45 Lunch
- 13:45-14:45 paper presentations (session chair: Monika Solanki)
- 13:45-14:05 Marek Dudas, Tomás Hanzal, Vojtech Svátek and Ondrej Zamazal. OBM2OWL Patterns: Spotlight for OWL Modeling Versatility
- 14:05-14:25 Zlatan Dragisic, Patrick Lambrix and Eva Blomqvist. Integrating Ontology Debugging into the eXtreme Design Methodology
- 14:25-14:45 Holly Ferguson, Adila A. Krisnadhi and Charles Vardeman II. An Ontology Design Pattern for Dynamic Relative Relationships
- 14:45-15:30 breakout groups: The Future of Ontology Design Patterns (session chair: Pascal Hitzler)
- 15:30-16:00 coffee and posters (session chair: Monika Solanki)
- 16:00-17:30 report from breakout groups and plenary discussion (session chair: Eva Blomqvist)
Call for Papers - Topics
Submission instruction for research papers (including position papers) can be found at the submission page.
The main aim of the workshop is to discuss and collect solutions to recurrent problems that matter to researchers and practitioners of the Semantic Web field, and that impact on design and engineering of ontologies, linked data, knowledge extraction, and other semantic web applications. We invite the submission of original research results related to the focus areas of the workshop. Research papers (maximum 12 pages LNCS style) should present mature work and document established results, or be short papers presenting proposed research directions and novel ideas (maximum 4 pages LNCS style).
This year we particularly welcome contributions of patterns concerning Linked Data, as well as patterns geared towards applications in specific domains, such as geosciences, biomedical sciences, as well as digital humanities.
Original research papers and short papers are invited to consider the following (non exhaustive) list of topics:
- Ontology design patterns (ODPs) and pattern-based ontology design
- Anti-patterns and their relations to ODPs
- Pattern-based ontologies
- Ontology patterns and their relation with standards
- Ontology pattern extraction
- Analysis of ontology pattern usage
- Pattern-based ontology evaluation and selection
- Correspondence patterns for ontology matching and integration
- Best practices and examples for using existing ontologies/datasets to instantiate ODPs
- Discussion of use cases of particular ODPs across ontologies
- Evaluation of ODPs (methods, benchmarks)
- Patterns and Linked data (usage, emerging patterns, etc.)
- Linked Data patterns, patterns for using different vocabularies together
- Web semantics from a pattern perspective
- ODPs used for interaction with data
- Data mining patterns
- Automatic ontology construction (ontology learning) based on patterns
- Reasoning pipelines
- Usage of patterns in business intelligence
- Relation between NLP patterns (either for learning, or procedural) and ontologies/linked data design
- Frame semantics in text and knowledge representation
- Knowledge patterns and knowledge reengineering based on patterns
- Pattern-based information extraction
- Nary-fact extraction and representation
- Patterns in semantic social networks, semantic wikis, semantic blogs
- Reengineering patterns for conceptual models, folksonomies, lexicons, thesauri
- Usage of patterns in conceptual modeling
- Processes and services process patterns
- Problem solving methods and patterns
- Contextual reasoning and patterns as context
- Pattern-based methods and methodologies for development of semantic applications
- Usage of patterns in Semantic Web design
- Collaborative ontology design and collaboration patterns
- Tools and applications for pattern-based knowledge engineering
- Ontology Patterns for specific domains (cultural heritage, digital humanities, geosciences, biomedical sciences, multimedia, etc).
Call for Patterns
Submission instruction can be found at the submission page.
We invite the submission of research results in the form of ontology design patterns (ODPs). Patterns submitted should have a general relevance to the ontology engineering field, or specific interest within a knowledge domain. Patterns should solve some particular modeling problem, and be of significant interest for discussion at the workshop. Patterns should be original, in the sense that they are the intellectual product of the author(s), however they may still be based on the collective experience of a community.
Pattern submissions for the pattern session will be collected:
- through the ODP portal and
- by submitting a description of the pattern (pattern description) via EasyChair.
Detailed instructions for patterns submission, including how to submit via the ontologydesignpatterns.org portal, are found at the submission page. Note that an account in the ODP portal is needed for submitting patterns; thus, authors should take care to request an account at least one week before their intended submission.
Pattern submissions can be made in any type of ODPs. Currently, portal templates for submission are provided for the following types of patterns (see general typology for explanation of the types):
- Content patterns
- Structural patterns: logical and architecture patterns.
- Correspondence patterns: re-engineering and alignment patterns.
For other types of patterns, the author is welcome to submit only a pattern description.
Submission and Important Dates
For details on how to submit to WOP2015 see the submission page.
- Abstract submission (required): July 1, 2015
- Submission date: July 7, 2015 (extended!)
- Author notifications: July 30, 2015
- Camera-ready papers: to be determined
- Workshops will be held on to be determined
Best Poster Award
Workshop participants will be able to vote for the best poster, final decision to be made by the chairs. The best poster award takes into account criteria such as the quality of the submission, the relevance and significance of patterns or pattern usages presented, the presentation of the poster during the "lightning talks", and the level of involvement of the author during the revision phase and poster session discussions during the workshop.
Accepted research papers and pattern descriptions were published online as CEUR-Workshop Proceedings, and are available from http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1461/.
- Eva Blomqvist, Linköping University, Sweden (patterns co-chair)
- Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA (papers co-chair)
- Adila Krisnadhi, Wright State University, USA (proceedings chair)
- Thomas Narock, Marymount University, USA (papers co-chair)
- Monika Solanki, University of Oxford, UK (patterns co-chair)
For general inquiries, please contact Pascal Hitzler at pascal.hitzler @ wright.edu
The workshop series is arranged by a fixed steering committee, appointing the chairs and adjusting the focus of the workshop on a yearly basis.
The WOP Steering committee consists of:
- Eva Blomqvist, University of Linköping (SE)
- Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR (IT)
- Natasha Noy, Google (US)
- Valentina Presutti, ISTC-CNR (IT)
- Alan Rector, University of Manchester (UK)
- Francois Scharffe, University of Montpellier 2 (FR)
- Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz (DE)
- Chris Welty, Google (US)
Program Committee (papers)
Alessandro Adamou, The Open University
Victor de Boer, VU Amsterdam
David Carral, Wright State University
Michelle Cheatham, Wright State University
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago
Enrico Daga, The Open University
Rinke Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam
Laura Hollink, VU Amsterdam
Yingjie Hu, University of California, Santa Barbara
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jose Emilio Labra Gayo, Universidad de Oviedo
Agnieszka Lawrynowicz, Poznan University of Technology
Steffen Lohmann, University of Stuttgart
Andrea Nuzzolese, ISTC-CNR
Alessandro Oltramari, Carnegie Mellon University
Maria Poveda-Villalon, UP Madrid
Valentina Presutti, ISTC-CNR
Adam Shepherd, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Charles Vardeman II, University of Notre Dame
Boris Villazon-Terrazas, iSOCO
to be extended
Program Committee (patterns)
to be determined
1 July 2015