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Third International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies (IWOOD 2015)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Biomedical
Ontologies (ICBO 2015)
Lisbon, Portugal, July 27-30, 2015

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2015/home

Definitions of terms in ontologies serve a number of purposes. Logical
definitions allow reasoners to assist in the process of classification and
to verify the results, thereby lessening the development burden. Natural
language definitions help ameliorate low inter-annotator agreement. Good
definitions make it possible for non-experts and experts in adjacent
disciplines to understand unfamiliar terms, thereby making it possible for
them to reuse terms in external ontologies. In this way definitions can
help to facilitate integration of data.

TOPICS
Paper topics include but are not limited to:
-Experiences in formulating definitions;
-Tools that assist in definition editing or creation, including
collaborative systems;
-Coordination of logical and textual definitions;
-Validation and quality control of definitions;
-Methods for constructing definitions from multiple sources;
-Use of controlled languages such as Rabbit or ACE for more user-friendly
logical definition creation;
-Use of templates to systematize definition creation;
-Technical issues encountered in definition creation, checking, or revision;
-Techniques or studies evaluating definitions;
-Adaptation of definitions for different audiences.

FORMAT AND OUTCOMES
The workshop will be built around presentations of accepted papers and
accompanying discussions.
The workshop will document findings on the workshop's website:
https://sites.google.com/site/defsinontos2015/home. Contributions will be
published in the ICBO Proceedings. A selection of papers, in extended form,
will be published in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics.

INTENDED AUDIENCES
The intended audiences for this workshop are:
-Ontologists, tool developers, and domain experts whose work encounters
issues regarding definitions;
-Tool developers building definition- or ontology-authoring tools;
-Philosophers and logicians;
-Terminologists and lexicologists working on definitions and their modeling;
-Biomedical researchers working on definitions in nomenclatures such as
SNOMED;
-Computer scientists addressing these issues in languages like OWL;
-NLP researchers working on definition extraction, generation, or checking;
-NLP/IR researchers reusing definitions produced for ontologies.

SUBMISSIONS
All papers should include one or more case studies and address specific
issues related to definitions with a link to a biomedical domain.
All papers should be between 4 and 8 pages, excluding references, formatted
using the ICBO MS Word or LaTeX templates (found at:
http://icbo2015.fc.ul.pt/authorins.html). All submissions should adhere to
the prescribed two-column style and use author, year citations together
with an alphabetically organized bibliography. The workshop language is
English. Papers are to be submitted using EasyChair (https://easychair.org/
conferences/?conf=iwood2015).

IMPORTANT DATES
-Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: April 13, 2015.
-Notification of Paper Acceptance: May 11, 2015.
-Camera-Ready Copies Submission Deadline: May 25, 2015.
-Workshops: July 27-28, 2015.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Selja Seppälä (University at Buffalo, USA)
Patrick Ray (University at Buffalo, USA)
Alan Ruttenberg (University at Buffalo, USA)
Barry Smith (University at Buffalo, USA)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (provisional)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS),
France)
Werner Ceusters (University at Buffalo, USA)
Mélanie Courtot (MBB Department Simon Fraser University and BC Public
Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory, Canada)
Pamela Faber (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Natalia Grabar (Université de Lille 3, France)
Allan Third (The Open University, UK)
Sandra Williams (The Open University, UK)

SUPPORTED BY
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
State University of New York at Buffalo
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