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2nd International Workshop on

Ontology content and evaluation in Enterprise (OnToContent'07)
With two tracks on Human Resources and eHealth

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, Nov 28, 2007

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'07)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

This workshop is organized by the Ontology Outreach Advisory (OOA). The OOA is an international not-for-profit association that consists of industry, government, and research leaders and innovators with respect to ontology development, use, or education. The general mission of the OOA is to develop strategies for ontology recommendation and standardization, and promote the ontology technology to industry.

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 10 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

  • Andreas Schmidt
    FZI, Germany

  • Claude Ostyn

  • Werner Ceusters
    University of Buffalo ,USA

Program Committee Members

  • Bill Andersen - Ontology Works, USA
  • Keith Baker - University of Reading, UK
  • Ernst Biesalski - SAP AG, Germany
  • Paolo Bouquet - University of Trento, Italy
  • Simone Braun - FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Germany
  • Christopher Brewster - University of Sheffield, UK
  • Michael Brown - Skillsnet.Com
  • Yannis Charalabidis - National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Ernesto Damiani - Computer Science Department, Milan University, Italy
  • Aldo Gangemi - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy
  • Fausto Giunchiglia - University of Trento, Italy
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi - University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Mohand-Said Hacid - University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 LIRIS - Villeurbanne, France
  • Martin Hepp - DERI Innsbruck, Austria
  • Stijn Heymans - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Christine Kunzmann - Kompetenzorientierte Personalentwicklung, Germany
  • Jens Lemcke - SAP AG, Germany
  • Stefanie Lindstaedt - Know-Center Graz, Austria
  • Alessandro Oltramari - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
  • Jeff Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Paul Piwek - Open University, UK
  • Christophe Roche - Université de Savoie, France
  • Pavel Shvaiko - University of Trento, Italy
  • Miguel-Angel Sicilia - University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Barry Smith - State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
  • Silvie Spreeuwenberg - LibRT, The Netherlands
  • Armando Stellato - University of Roma, Italy
  • Andrew Stranieri - JUSTSYS, Ballarat, Australia
  • Karl Stroetmann - Empirica, Germany
  • Sergio Tessaris - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Robert Tolksdorf - Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • Francky Trichet - University of Nantes, France
  • Luk Vervenne - Synergetics, Belgium