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10th Workshop on Ontology Design and Patterns - WOP2019

This is the tenth 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 series covers issues related to quality in ontology design and ontology design patterns (ODPs) for data and knowledge engineering in Semantic Web. The increased attention to ODPs in recent years through their interaction with emerging trends of Semantic Web such as knowledge graphs can be attributed to their benefit for knowledge engineers and Semantic Web developers. Such benefits come in the form of direct link to requirements, reuse, guidance, and better communication. The workshop’s aim is thus not just: 1) providing an arena for discussing patterns, pattern-based ontologies, systems, datasets, but also 2) broadening the pattern community by developing its own "discourse" for discussing and describing relevant problems and their solutions.

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

WOP2019 is a full-day workshop consisting of three parts: paper presentations, a poster session, and an interactive breakout discussion session.


Venue and dates

The tenth edition of WOP will be held in conjunction with ISWC 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand, on October 26th or 27th, 2019.

WOP 2019 Program

Room: To be announced.


To be announced.

Accepted Papers

Pattern Papers

Research Papers

Workshop Schedule

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Call for Papers and Patterns

We invite the submission of original research results related to the focus areas of the workshop, in one of three categories:

1. Research papers (maximum 15 pages LNCS style) presenting mature work and established results. 2. Short papers (maximum 5 pages LNCS style) presenting proposed research directions, novel ideas, or more general positions or discussions. 3. Ontology Design Patterns (described in paper format, 5-12 pages LNCS style) should solve a particular modelling problem, of relevance either to the broader ontology engineering community, or to some specific knowledge domain, in a novel and reusable manner. Note that accepted pattern submissions are presented through a poster session (see below).

Topics of interest

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Methods and tools for developing high-quality ontologies or other knowledge graph schemas, including ontology engineering by domain experts
  • Analyses of quality attributes in ontologies and ontology engineering, and quality assurance approaches for ontology engineering
  • New ontology design patterns (content patterns, structural patterns, architecture patterns, correspondence patterns, etc.)
  • Pattern-based methods and methodologies for development of semantic applications
  • Analyses of ODP use, and analyses of pattern-based ontologies
  • Antipatterns and their relations to ODPs
  • Pattern-based ontology design and knowledge engineering
  • Pattern-based ontology evaluation and selection
  • Pattern-based information extraction, ontology learning, and relation to NLP
  • Correspondence patterns for ontology matching and integration
  • Patterns and Linked data (usage, emerging patterns, pattern-driven data publishing, etc.)
  • ODP development and use in specific domains including geosciences, life sciences, digital humanities, cultural heritage, e-history, IoT, smart homes & cities, smart agriculture etc.


Submissions should be made via the WOP 2019 EasyChair page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wop2019. Further instructions can be found at http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/WOP:2019/Submission. Note that design pattern submissions also need to be submitted to the ontologydesignpatterns.org community portal, as described on that page.


Accepted pattern submissions will be expected to present a poster describing the pattern at the workshop poster session.

Accepted research or short papers may also be presented in this manner if the authors would like to, but posters are not mandatory for such submissions.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission (required): June 21th, 2019
  • Submission date (strict, no extensions allowed): June 28th, 2019
  • Author notifications: July 24th, 2019
  • Camera-ready submissions: August 7th, 2019
  • Workshops will be held on: 26th or 27th of October, 2019

Call for Patterns

Submissions should be made via the WOP 2019 EasyChair page. Detailed instructions for submitting your pattern can be found at the WOP 2019 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 2019 EasyChair 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 2019 submission page.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission (required): June 21st, 2019
  • Submission date: June 28th, 2019
  • Author notifications: July 24th, 2019
  • Camera-ready papers: August 7th, 2019
  • Workshop will be held on: October 26th or 27th, 2019

Best Poster Award

The best poster award for WOP 2019 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.


WOP 2019 proceedings will be published via CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

WOP Organisation

WOP2019 Chairs

For general inquiries, please contact Agnieszka Ławrynowicz

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

To be completed.

WOP 2019 | Start date: 2019/10/26 | End date: 2019/10/27


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