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== Submission and Important Dates ==
== Submission and Important Dates ==
Submissions should be made via the [https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wop2017 WOP 2017 Easy Chair] page.  Submissions should be in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format.  [ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip Latex] and [ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/word/splnproc1703.zip Word] templates are available.
Submissions should be made via the [https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wop2017 WOP 2017 Easy Chair] page.  Submissions should be in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format.  [ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip Latex] and [ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/word/splnproc1703.zip Word] templates are available.  Detailed submission requirements can be found on the [[WOP:2017/Submission | WOP 2017 submission page]].
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8th Workshop on Ontology Design and Patterns - WOP2017

This is the eight edition in a series of workshops addressing the topic of ontology and semantic web patterns as best practices, related to the ontologydesignpatterns.org initiative.

The Workshop on Ontology Design and Patterns targets topics relating to high quality ontology design. The workshop series addresses topics centered around quality in ontology design as well as ontology design patterns (ODP) in Semantic Web data and ontology engineering. ODPs have seen a sharp rise in attention in the past few years, both pertaining to this workshop series and other related events. Patterns can benefit knowledge engineers and Semantic Web developers with a direct link to requirements, reuse, guidance, and better communication. They need to be shared by a community in order to provide a common language, hence the aim of this workshop is twofold: 1) providing an arena for discussing patterns, pattern-based ontologies, systems, datasets, etc., and 2) broadening the pattern community by developing its own 'discourse' for discussing and describing relevant problems and their solutions. Related to the latter aim we see that it is an opportune time to open up the workshop to other approaches focusing on high quality ontology design, e.g. other methods and tools, with the intention to cross-fertilise these with the ODP idea.

For more background on the workshop series, see the main page.

WOP2017 is planned to be a full-day workshop consisting of three parts: paper presentations, pattern presentations and posters, and an interactive pattern writing and/or discussion session. The poster session will feature pattern posters, i.e. presentations of patterns submitted according the call for patterns.


Venue and dates

The eight edition of WOP will be held in conjunction with ISWC 2017 in Vienna, Austria on 21st or 22nd of October 2017.

Social Dinner

Information about a social dinner will be announced at the workshop.



Call for Papers - Topics

Submission of research papers (including position papers) is via the WOP 2017 EasyChair 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 15 pages LNCS style) should present mature work and document established results. Short papers (maximum 5 pages LNCS style) may present proposed research directions, novel ideas, or more general positions or discussions.

This year we particularly welcome contributions considering how one can develop high-quality ontologies in general, with or without the help of ODPs. Nevertheless, as usual we also welcome pattern descriptions of all sorts, including patterns geared towards applications in specific domains, such as geosciences, biomedical science, as well as digital humanities. The following shows main topics of interest:

  • Ontology design patterns, analyses of ODP use, and analyses of pattern-based ontologies
  • Correspondence patterns for ontology matching and integration
  • Knowledge patterns and knowledge reengineering based on patterns
  • Antipatterns and their relations to ODPs
  • Methods and tools for developing high-quality ontologies, including ontology engineering by domain experts *new*
  • Analyses of quality attributes in ontologies and ontology engineering, and quality assurance approaches for ontology engineering *new*
  • Pattern-based ontology design and knowledge engineering
  • Pattern-based methods and methodologies for development of semantic applications
  • Ontology pattern extraction
  • Pattern-based information extraction, ontology learning, and relation to NLP
  • Pattern-based ontology evaluation and selection
  • Patterns and Linked data (usage, emerging patterns, pattern-driven data publishing, etc.)
  • Quality assurance for Linked Data vocabularies *new*
  • Patterns for streaming data and evolving knowledge, as well as processes and services
  • Data mining patterns and Semantic Web design
  • Web semantics from a pattern perspective
  • Reasoning with, or using, patterns
  • Patterns in semantic social networks, semantic wikis, semantic blogs, as well as in related fields such as business intelligence and conceptual modelling
  • ODPs development and use in specific domains including geosciences, life sciences, digital humanities, cultural heritage, e-history, etc.

Call for Patterns

Submissions should be made via the WOP 2017 Easy Chair page. Detailed instructions for submitting your pattern can be found at the WOP 2017 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 modelling 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

Submissions should be made via the WOP 2017 Easy Chair page. Submissions should be in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. Latex and Word templates are available. Detailed submission requirements can be found on the WOP 2017 submission page.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission (required): July 18th, 2017
  • Submission date: July 21st, 2017
  • Author notifications: August 24th, 2017
  • Camera-ready papers: September 11th, 2017
  • Workshops will be held on: 21st or 22nd of October, 2017 (TBD)

Best Poster Award

The best poster award for WOP 2017 is awarded based on voting by the workshop chairs (excluding those workshop chairs who themselves authored or co-authored a poster). 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 session, and the level of involvement of the author during the revision phase and poster session discussions during the workshop.


Accepted papers and pattern descriptions will be made available on this page.

We will also publish workshop proceedings with CEUR before the workshop.

WOP Organisation

WOP2017 Chairs

  • Chairs:
    • Eva Blomqvist, Linköping University, Sweden (general chair)
    • Oscar Corcho, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain (papers co-chair)
    • Matthew Horridge, Stanford Center for Bio-Medical Informatics Research, Stanford University, US (papers co-chair)
    • Rinke Hoekstra, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group, Computer Science Department, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands (patterns co-chair)
    • David Carral, International Center For Computational Logic, TU Dresden, Germany (patterns co-chair)

For general inquiries, please contact Eva Blomqvist

Steering Committee

The WOP Steering committee - the Board of the Association of Ontology Design and Patterns - consists of:

Regular members:

  • Eva Blomqvist, Linköping University (chair)
  • Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University (vice chair)
  • Valentina Presutti, ISTC-CNR (vice chair)
  • Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR
  • Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Agnieszka Lawrynowicz, Poznan University of Technology
  • Adila Krisnadhi, Wright State University

Members with special appointments:

  • Andrea Nuzzolese, ISTC-CNR
  • Karl Hammar, Jönköping University

Program Committee


WOP 2017 | Start date: 2017/10/21 | End date: 2017/10/22


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