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The Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) performs basic and applied research on the ontological foundations of conceptual modeling, exploring the role of ontologies and ontology management in different fields, such as: knowledge representation, knowledge engineering, database design, information retrieval, natural language processing, and the semantic web. The group is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach that combines Computer Science, Philosophy and Linguistics, and relies on logic as a unifying paradigm. On the application side, special emphasis is given to the use of ontologies for e-government, enterprise modeling and integration, natural language processing, and the Semantic Web.

WOMoCoE 2016

International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE 2016)

In actual applications, it is impractical to treat knowledge as a monolithic and unchanging structure. Partitioning knowledge into modular structures is central to organize optimal knowledge repositories: from their design, to their management, from their maintenance to their use for knowledge sharing. Understanding, representing and reasoning about the context of the different knowledge sources is essential for their correct exploitation and for reliable and effective reasoning in changing situations. The correct acquisition of new knowledge, the evolution of underlying ontologies and the updates in knowledge sources are important factors that influence the quality of stored knowledge over time.

The International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE 2016) builds on the success of the previous editions of the WoMO and ARCOE­Logic workshop series. It offers the ground to practitioners and researchers to discuss current work on theoretical and practical aspects on the topics of modularity, contextuality, and evolution of ontologies and knowledge resources. It aims to bring together an interdisciplinary crowd of researchers from various subareas of AI and knowledge representation, semantic web, linked data knowledge engineers, as well as researchers from philosophy, logic, cognitive science, and linguistics and from various application domains.

Important dates

Submission (abstracts): April 19, 2016
Submission (full papers): April 25, 2016
Notification: May 12, 2016
Camera ready: May 31, 2016
Workshop: July 2016, date TBA

by Dr. Radut