Important Dates (provisional)
|1 June, 2012||Call for Papers released|
|31 July, 2012||Paper Deadline (midnight Hawaii time)|
|7 August, 2012||Paper Deadline (midnight Hawaii time) (Extended)|
|21 August, 2012||Paper Acceptance Notification|
|10 September, 2012||Camera-ready versions|
|11 or 12 November, 2012||Workshop held (date TBC)|
Submission to the workshop is via EasyChair: www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swuma2012.
In order for pervasive and mobile platforms to use large and complex ontologies, online algorithms are required to fragment ontologies on-the-fly. Resource limited platforms which are required to work in real-time environments can reuse ontological definitions to build their own vocabulary for their domains. Traditional ontology evolution approaches are not suitable for this purpose because they focus on creating sound and complete ontologies. We call for satisficing approaches that provide a 'good enough answer' while limiting overhead costs, because resource limited platforms would not be able to store, use or infer over large complete ontologies. In this workshop we ask, how can we use large ontologies in constrained environments and how can we build domain specific ontologies for resource limited platforms? We are particularly interested in research focused on (a) automatic online evolution algorithms, (b) scalable ontology evolution algorithms, (c) generating just-in-time ontology modules and fragments, and (d) evaluation frameworks. This workshop aims to gather research covering the above mentioned challenges, and bringing together researchers and foster future collaborations.
To date, approaches for using large ontologies and reusing ontology fragments on resource limited platforms has largely been ignored. Existing approaches for using large and evolving ontologies are not suitable for resource limited platforms because they primarily focus on creating and evolving sound and complete ontologies without conflicts. Ontologies for resource limited platforms require their own approaches which take into account their constraints, such as minimising overhead costs and maintaining small tractable ontologies. The ability to evaluate such approaches is also lacking because there are few standard frameworks for performance evaluation. The development of scalable approaches for light-weight ontologies and how to evaluate them are key challenges for the Semantic Web research community. There is huge scope for the reuse of ontologies on resource limited platforms because of the explosion of small scale devices and the number of available ontologies online. Therefore, approaches allowing resource limited devices to use ontologies are becoming more prevalent. This workshop aims to bring together a new community that can further the development of appropriate approaches for light-weight ontologies for resource limited environments, and their evaluation.
Workshop Format (provisional)
SWUMA will be a half-day workshop, and is organised into 25 minute time slots. There will be five paper talks, and we call for 12 page papers. In the last slot there will be five lightning talks each talking five minutes with questions, and we call for 4 page papers.
|8:50||Welcome and opening|
|9:00||Talk 1 - Invited Speaker (TBC)|
Researchers and practitioners in the areas of:
- Lightweight semantic negotiation for mobile and ubiquitous applications;
- Semantic Web and p2p;
- Ontologies for mobile and ubiquitous systems;
- Semantic Web Technology for Context aware applications;
- Knowledge representation, discovery and management in mobile and ubiquitous applications;
- Knowledge representation, discovery and management for semantic web services in mobile and ubiquitous environments;
- Semantic web services;
- Dynamic composition of semantic web services;
- Agent technologies for mobile and ubiquitous systems;
- Integration of agent-based services and web services;
- Mobile and ubiquitous databases and information retrieval.
- Heather Packer (University of Southampton)
- Nick Gibbins (University of Southampton)
- Terry Payne (University of Liverpool)
- Dave Robertson (University of Edinburgh)
- Laura Moss (NHS, Department of Clinical Physics and Bioengineering)
- Pavel Klinov (Clark & Parsia and the University of Arizona)
- Till Mossakowski (University of Bremen)
- Thomas Schneider (University of Bremen)
- Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester)
- Mike Jewell (University of Southampton)
- Gianluca Correndo (University of Southampton)
- Valentina Tamma (University of Liverpool)
- Floriana Grasso (University of Liverpool)
- Chiara Ghidini (FBK)
- Robert Hoehndorf (University of Cambridge)
- Massimo Paolucci (DoCoMo)
- Matthias Klusch (DFKI)
- Michael Gruninger (University of Toronto)
- Melanie Courtot (BC Cancer Research Centre)
- Marco Schorlemmer (IIIA, CSIC)
1st International Workshop on the use of Semantic Web Technology for Mobile and Ubiquitous Applications, Hiroshima, Japan, November 2004. (website).
2nd International Workshop on the use of Semantic Web Technologies for Ubiquitous and Mobile Applications (SWUMA'06), Trentino, Italy, August 28th 2006. (website).