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First International Workshop on

Ontology content and evaluation in Enterprise (OnToContent'06)
With two tracks on Human Resources and eHealth

Oct 31, 2006
Montpellier, France

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'06)

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS

This workshop is organized by the Ontology Outreach Authority OOA (Knowledge Web NoE). The OOA is devoted to develop strategies for ontology recommendation and standardization, thereby promoting and providing outreach for verifiable quality ontological content.

Call for papers

Current trends within the Semantic Web research are mainly concerned with technological issues, such as language capabilities, inference services, etc. Yet less attention has been given to ontology content and its quality. This workshop aims to focus on content issues, such as methodologies and tools concerned with modeling good ontologies, approaches to ontology content evaluation, quality measures, ontology content management (e.g. metadata, libraries, and registration), ontology documentation, etc. The workshop also aims to give a special attention to ontology content issues in two industrial sectors: human resources and employment, and healthcare and life sciences.

We welcome papers and (past/planned) project descriptions that discuss ontology modeling and evaluation aspects, particularly:

  • Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied in industry.
  • Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of ontology practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention.
  • Business experience and case studies specifying requirements, challenges, or opportunities of modeling and applying ontologies in industry.

Workshop Structure

The workshop consists of three tracks: Ontology Evaluation, Ontologies in Human Resources and Employment, and ontologies in Healthcare and life sciences:

Methods and tools for ontology evaluation:

  • Ontological evaluation.
  • Logical evaluation.
  • Usability/usefulness evaluation.
  • Ontology compliance to standards.
  • Ontology standardization and recommendation scenarios.
  • Ontology metadata, and libraries.
  • Ontology documentation.
  • Ontology registration and certification.
  • Ontology interoperability.
  • Consensus reaching.
  • Business cases studies.
Ontologies in Human Resources
  • Modeling and representation of: Jobs, CVs, Competencies, Skills, Employees, People, Organizations, Social Events, etc.
  • HR upper level concepts.
  • Semantics of HR-XML.
  • Semantic metadata for HR applications.
  • Semantics in job matching.
  • Semantics is learning technologies.
  • Multilinguality in human resources ontologies.
  • Best practice and semantic patterns in ontology modeling and evaluation.
Ontologies for Healthcare and Life sciences
  • Ontologies in Biomedicine and bioinformatics.
  • Ontologies of diseases, nursing, therapeutics, drug, etc.
  • Upper level concepts of healthcare and life sciences ontologies.
  • Semantic metadata for Clinical Data Interchange.
  • Semantics of medical XML standards and vocabularies.
  • Multilinguality in Biomedicine and bioinformatics ontologies.
  • Best practice and semantic patterns in ontology modeling and evaluation


We invite (A) research papers describing original studies of no more than 12 pages; (B)Position papers presenting opinions or work in progress of no more than 6 pages; and (C) Business experience and case studies of no more than 8 pages. Submitted papers will be fully refereed based on the originality and significance of the ideas presented as well as on technical aspects. Each paper will be reviewed by at least one expert from academia, and at least one expert from industry.The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:

The paper submission site is located at:


  Abstract Submission Deadline   June 15, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline June 30, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Acceptance Notification August 15, 2008
Camera Ready Due August 25, 2008
Registration Due August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences November 9 - 14, 2008


Program Chairs

  • Mustafa Jarrar
    STARLAb, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

  • Claude Ostyn

  • Werner Ceusters
    University of Buffalo ,USA

  • Andreas Persidis
    Biovista, Greece

Program Committee Members

  • Adil Hameed , Catalysoft, UK
  • Alain Leger, FranceTelecom, France
  • Aldo Gangemi, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy
  • Andre Valente, Knowledge Systems Ventures, USA
  • Andrew Stranieri, JUSTSYS, Ballarat, Australia
  • Avigdor Gal, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Ilsrael
  • Barry Smith, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
  • Bill Andersen, Ontology Works, US
  • Bob Colomb, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Christiane Fellbaum, Cognitive Science Laboratory, Princeton University, USA
  • Christopher Brewster, University of Sheffield (UK)
  • Ernesto Damiani, Computer Science Department, Milan University, Italy
  • Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
  • Francesco Danza, Expert System SpA, Italy
  • Francky Trichet, LINA - Computer Science Research Institute, University of Nantes, France
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Hans Akkermans, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Harith Alani, University of Southampton, UK
  • Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Jens Lemcke, SAP, Germany
  • John Sowa, IBM, US
  • Joost Breuker, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Karl Stroetmann, Empirica, Germany
  • Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
  • Luk Vervenne, Synergetics, Belgium
  • Lina Al-Jadir, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Mohand-Said Hacid, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 LIRIS - Villeurbanne, France
  • Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK
  • Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy
  • Paul Piwek, Open university, UK
  • Robert Meersman, STARLAb, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Robert Tolksdorf, Free university of Berlin, Germany
  • Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT, The Netherlands
  • Simon White, Catalysoft, UK
  • Stephen McGibbon, Microsoft, UK
  • Theo Mensen, CWI, The Netherlands
  • Yannick Legre, CNRS, France
  • Yannis Charalabidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Yaser Bishr, Image Matters, US