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ODBASE 2013: Accepted papers and Conference Programme

August 4, 2013

10 September

KEYNOTE by Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth (DERI Galway), 08:30-10:00

Querying and Mining Semantic Information , 10:30:00-12:00:00

  1. Efficient Parallel Processing of Analytical Queries on Linked Data,
    Stefan Hagedorn, Kai-Uwe Sattler
  2. Analysis of User Editing Patterns in Ontology Development Projects,
    Hao Wang, Tania Tudorache, Dejing Dou, Natalya Noy, Mark Musen
  3. Complexity of Inconsistency-Tolerant Query Answering in Datalog+/–,
    Thomas Lukasiewicz, Maria Vanina Martinez, Gerardo Simari
  4. Preference-Based Query Answering in Probabilistic Datalog+/- Ontologies,
    Thomas Lukasiewicz, Maria Vanina Martinez, Gerardo Simari
  5. Towards a Cooperative Query Language for Semantic Web Database Queries,
    Stéphane Jean, Allel Hadjali, Ammar Mars

Semantic Matching and Mapping, 13:30:00-15:00:00

  1. The AgreementMakerLight Ontology Matching System,
    Daniel Faria, Catia Pesquita, Emanuel Santos, Matteo Palmonari, Isabel Cruz, Francisco Couto
  2. Flexible Matchmaking for RESTful Web Services,
    Fatma Slaimi, Sana Sellami, Omar Boucelma, Ahlem Ben Hassine
  3. Mix’n’Match: An Alternative Approach for Combining Ontology Matchers,
    Simon Steyskal, Axel Polleres
  4. Evaluation of Technologies for Mapping Representation in Ontologies,
    Olga Kovalenko, Christophe Debruyne, Estefanía Serral, Stefan Biffl

Semantic Information Management 1, 15:30:00-17:00:00

  1. Incremental Maintenance of RDF Views of Relational Data,
    Vania Vidal, Marco Casonava, Diego Cardoso
  2. Semantically Interlinked Notification System for Ubiquitous Presence Management,
    Qaiser Mehmood, Muhammad Intizar Ali, Ollie Fagan, Owen Friel, Alessandra Mileo
  3. Semantic Measures Based on RDF Projections: Application to Content-Based Recommendation Systems,
    Sébastien Harispe, Sylvie Ranwez, Stefan Janaqi, Jacky Montmain
  4. Analyzing Dimension Mappings and Properties in Data Warehouse Integration,
    Domenico Beneventano, Marius Octavian Olaru, Maurizio Vincini
  5. Imposing a semantic schema for the detection of potential mistakes in knowledge resources,
    Vincenzo Maltese

11 September:

Ontology Engineering, 10:30:00-12:00:00

  1. Semantic Enrichment of OLAP Cubes: Multi-dimensional Ontologies and their Representation in SQL and OWL,
    Bernd Neumayr, Christoph Schütz, Michael Schrefl
  2. Ontology driven information extraction from tables using connectivity analysis,
    Ashwin Bahulkar, Sreedhar Reddy
  3. Efficient Projection of Ontologies,
    Julius Köpke, Johann Eder, Michaela Schicho
  4. Using a Reputation Framework to Identify Community Leaders in Ontology Engineering,
    Christophe Debruyne, Niels Nijs
  5. Categorization of modeling language concepts: graded or discrete?,
    Dirk van der Linden

Social Event Afternoon

12 September

Semantic Information Management 2, 10:30:00-12:00:00

  1. Dealing with Context Ambiguity in Context-Based Information Re-finding,
    Tangjian Deng, Liang Zhao, Ling Feng
  2. Cognitive Modeling for Topic Expansion,
    Sumant Kulkarni, Srinath Srinivasa, Rajeev Arora
  3. Extended Tversky Similarity for Resolving Terminological Heterogeneities Across Ontologies,
    DuyHoa Ngo, Zohra Bellahsene, Konstantin Todorov
  4. From Theoretical Framework To Generic Semantic Measures Library,
    Sébastien Harispe, Stefan Janaqi, Sylvie Ranwez, Jacky Montmain
  5. Towards Efficient Stream Reasoning,
    Debnath Mukherjee, Snehasis Banerjee, Prateep Misra

Semantics in Use, 13:30:00-15:00:00

  1. Ontology-Based Semantic Annotation of Documents in the Context of Patient Identification for Clinical Trials,
    Peter Geibel, Martin Trautwein, Hebun Erdur, Lothar Zimmermann, Stefan Krüger, Josef Schepers, Kati Jegzentis, Frank Müller, Christian Hans Nolte, Anne Becker, Markus Frick, Jochen Setz, Jan Friedrich Scheitz, Serdar Tütüncü, Tatiana Usnich, Alfred Holzgreve, Thorsten Schaaf, Thomas Tolxdorff, Christian Hans Nolte, Anne Becker, Markus Frick, Jochen Setz, Jan Friedrich Scheitz, Serdar Tütüncü, Tatiana Usnich, Alfred Holzgreve, Thorsten Schaaf, Thomas Tolxdorff
  2. Can Ontologies Systematically Help in the Design of Domain-Specific Visual Languages?,
    Maria das Graças da Silva Teixeira, Ricardo de Almeida Falbo, Giancarlo Guizzardi
  3. A Data Space System for the Criminal Justice Chain,
    Jan van Dijk, Sunil Choenni, Erik Leertouwer, Marco Spruit, Sjaak Brinkkemper
  4. Exploiting social tagging in Web API search,
    Devis Bianchini, Valeria De Antonellis, Michele Melchiori

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 12th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2013)

February 1, 2013


*The 12th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2013)*

(10-11 Sept 2013, Graz, Austria)


Pieter De Leenheer — VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Collibra NV, Belgium

Dejing Dou — University of Oregon, USA

Haixun Wang — Microsoft Research Asia, China


Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth — Vice-Director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Ireland


The conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE’13) provides a forum on the use of ontologies and data semantics in novel applications. Of particular relevance to ODBASE 2013 are papers that bridge traditional boundaries between disciplines such as databases, social networks, mobile systems, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, and computational linguistics. We also encourage the submission of research and practical experience papers concerning scale issues in ontology management, information integration, and information extraction, as well as papers that examine the information needs of various applications. This year, in addition to its traditional focus on the management of semantically rich information, ODBASE will have special themes on Semantic Data Mining and Information Governance.

We encourage submissions in areas that connect semantics with the entire data flow cycle: data acquisition e.g. from social networks and mobile devices, data stream processing, e.g., filtering and event contextualization, data analysis,e.g., pattern and knowledge discovery, to dissemination, e.g., publish/subscribe.

ODBASE’13 intends to draw a highly diverse body of researchers and practitioners by being part of the Federated conferences Event “On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2013 (OnTheMove’13)” that co-locates three conferences: ODBASE’13, DOA-SVI’13 (International Symposium on Secure Virtual Infrastructures), and CoopIS’13(International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems).


Specific areas of interest to ODBASE’13 include but are not limited to:

Management of Semantically Expressive Information

– Semantic data modeling

– Semantic integration, including ontology matching, merging, etc.

– Ontology engineering and metadata management

– Ontology-based data management

– Governance aspects such as workflows, roles and responsibilities in semantic information management

Large Scale and Complex Information Management and Analysis

– Semantic indexing, search and query answering in large volumes of data

– Annotation, extraction, summarization, and integration of heterogeneous data resources

– Semantic data mining

– Semantic social network analysis

– Semantic services for big data

Semantic Management of Complex Event Processing

– Semantics in event-driven architectures

– Event algebras, event schemas and type systems

– Event-driven business process management

– Events in social sensing&Collective Intelligence

Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences in the following domains:

– Web 2.0 and Semantic Web,

– Linked Data Web

– Online Social Networks

– Hypertext, multimedia, and hypermedia

– Enterprise-wide Information Systems

– eCommerce, eScience, and Virtual Organizations

– Ubiquitous and Mobile Information Systems

– Information Governance


Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: May 11, 2013

Conference Paper Submission Deadline: May 18, 2013

Acceptance Notification:  June 25, 2013

Camera Ready Due:  July 16, 2013

Author Registration Due:  July 16, 2013


ODBASE 2013 will consider two categories of papers: research and experience. Research papers must contain novel, unpublished results. Experience papers must describe existing, real-world scale systems; preference will be given to papers that describe software products or systems that are in wide experimental and industry use.

Papers submitted to ODBASE’13 must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee, and at least two will be experts from industry in the case of practice reports. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must not exceed 18 pages in the final camera-ready paper style. Submissions must be laid out according to the final camera-ready formatting instructions and must be submitted in PDF format. Paper submission site:

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:


see website:

Enterprise Data World

October 21, 2009

At the Enterprise Data World Conference in March 2010 in San Francisco,  I will be talking about business semantics-driven integration of service-oriented applications. Unlike other so-called ontology languages that focus on formal aspects, Business semantics define the contextual meaning of key business assets for your organization in terms of business facts and rules.

Business Semantics have a dual utility: the derived business semantics do not only provide a shared glossary to augment human understanding, but can also be used to automate meaningful data integration during process integration.

Many organisations start to realise the potential of business semantics to leverage information management, and take initiatives at the grass roots. However sustainable and meaningful business semantics management must be organised and cultivated organisation-wide by the right balance of people, methods, and tools. In this talk you will learn that:

  1. your organisation already has much valuable metadata as building blocks for business semantics;
  2. reconciliation of metadata into sharable and reusable semantic patterns requires a systematic approach and careful selection of technologies;
  3. application of business semantics for EAI is much better than tradional point-to-point or hub-and spoke approaches;
  4. identify business drivers that convince your senior management to prioritise and free the necessary budget and resources accordingly;
  5. outline a roadmap to implement business semantics management as part of the overall information architecture and governance plan.

We illustrate these points with realistic case studies, and point out important challenges for the future. Rendez-vous Wed 17 March at 9h30 in the Hilton at Union Sq., San Francisco.

Keynote at ESAS/COMPSAC2008 (Turku, Finland): Ontological Foundations for Evolving Agent Communities

August 1, 2008

De Leenheer, P. (2008) Keynote: Ontological Foundations for Evolving Agent Communities. In Proc of 32nd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2008), IEEE Press, pp. 523-528

In July, I was invited for a talk at the 32nd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference in the track of Engineering Semantic Agent Systems.

30072008164Research in ontology management has reached a certain level of maturity, however, there is still little  understanding of, and technological support for, the methodological  and evolutionary aspects of ontologies as resources. Yet these are  crucial in distributed and collaborative worlds such as the Semantic  Web, where ontologies and their communities of use naturally and  mutually co-evolve. Through a deep understanding of the real-time,  community-driven, evolution of so-called ontologies, a semantic  agent system can be made operationally relevant and sustainable over  long periods of time. Such a paradigm shift in knowledge-intensive and  community-driven systems  would affect knowledge  sharing and communication across diverse communities in business,  industry, and society. This talk gives an overview of the practical and theoretical challenges and limitations, and based on that introduce an ontological and methodological foundation for community evolution processes.

Furthermore, we show how these theoretical foundations feed the development of business semantics management in Collibra.