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OTM 2005 Workshop on Ontologies, Semantics and E-Learning - Call for papers

24. 06. 2005

Call for Papers

                           3 Nov 2005
Agia Napa, Cyprus
                       In conjunction with
On The Move Federated Conferences
               Proceedings published by Springer LNCS


Ontologies define precisely and formally the semantics of objects
and their inter-relationships for a specific application domain. As
ontologies enable semantic interoperability between information
systems, they are a central notion for the Semantic Web. The
application domain for this workshop is (e-)learning. Indeed, many
kinds of software and content components, platforms and legacy
systems for e-learning exist, commercial and freeware. The challenge
is to make this large variety of components interoperable, so that
an open, global infrastructure for learning can be tailored to the
needs of learners, trainers and teachers. Already, some learning
technology standards have XML and/or RDF bindings, which makes them
suitable for processing with semantic web technology.

This workshop, in Agia Napa, Cyprus, will be held in conjunction
with the OTM conference during one day (03/11/2005) of the main
conference. The working language is English.


The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers (from
academia and industry) and practitioners and to discuss views on
how (future) learning systems will realize interoperability by
means of semantics embodied in ontologies, and how this inter-
operability will benefit the end users. Regular papers as well
as shorter position papers may be presented. A selection of
position papers will constitute the starting point for a panel
discussion on ontology interoperability for e-learning
applications with a specific focus on novel opportunities.

The workshop will be organised in a way to highly stimulate
interaction amongst the participants. To this aim, an important
part of each regular time slot will be reserved for a discussion.


The main topic of the workshop will thus be a combination of
learning and ontologies or stated in another way inter-
operability of learning applications through formal definitions
of the semantics involved.

Specific topics addressed by the workshop are:
- Improving interoperability of e-learning systems by ontologies
- Development and integration of learning ontologies (tools and
- (Collaborative) modeling methodologies for e-learning ontologies
- Binding learning technology standards to semantic web languages
and technologies
- Case studies showing improved learner experience thanks to semantic
web technology
- Methods and tools to create annotated and re-usable learning objects.

In addition, this year we strongly encourage submissions around the
topics of:
- context, e.g. opposing the context of modelling vs. the context
of usage as context related issues often determine to a large extent
the success of learning applications.
- a flexible framework of learning objects components to enable semantic
interoperability of meta-data: learning objects, users, activities,...


Two kinds of submissions are possible: regular papers reporting on
original work (up to 10 pages) and position papers (up to 5 pages).
Submit your paper via the cyberchair web page Submissions may be
handed in in Postscript, PDF or MS Word format. Use the appropriate
LNCS style from the Springer site. Author instructions can be found at:


Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag as
LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop
proceedings of the 2005 International On The Move Federated Conferences
(OTM). Registering to the OTM conference and WOSE workshop is
prerequisite for the paper to be published.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically
excludes a paper from the proceedings!


Deadline for expression of interest (abstract) June 24th, 2005
Deadline for submission: June 24th, 2005
Notification of acceptance: July 29th, 2005
Camera-ready paper due: August 20th, 2005
OTM05: October 31st- November 4th, 2005
WOSE'05: November 3rd, 2005


- Lora Aroyo, Information Systems Group, Eindhoven University of Technology,
The Netherlands
- Aldo de Moor, Semantics Technology and Applications Research Lab, Vrije
Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Erik Duval, Hypermedia and Databases Group, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,
- Robert Farrell, Next Generation Web Department, IBM Research, IBM Inc., USA
- Fabrizio Giorgini, Giunti Interactive Labs, Italy
- Wayne Hodgins, Autodesk Inc., Petaluma CA, USA
- Paul LeFrere, Microsoft Inc., Redmond, USA
- Ambjorn Naeve, Knowledge Management Research Group, Royal Institute of
Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- Daniel Rehak, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Tyde Richards, Eduworks Corporation, Corvallis OR, USA
- Peter Spyns, Semantics Technology and Applications Research Lab, Vrije
Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Frans Van Assche, European Schoolnet, Brussel, Belgium
- Luc Vervenne, Synergetics NV, Belgium
- Martin Wolpers, L3S Research Center, Hannover,Germany


The official web site URL: wose2005cfp.html
The workshop web site URL: OTM05WOSE .
The official submission page: 2005/papers


Peter Spyns ([email protected]) & Aldo de Moor ([email protected])
Department of Computer Science,
Systems Technology and Applications Research Laboratory,
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Erik Duval ([email protected])
Department of Computer Science,
Hypermedia and Databases Group,
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Lora Aroyo ([email protected])
Department of Mathematics and Computing Science
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Source of Information: Eric Duval - 22 Mai 2005


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