As ontologies are used in more domains and applications and as they grow in size, the consequences of bad ontology design become more critical. Bad ontologies may be inconsistent, have unwanted consequences, be ridden with anti-patterns, or simply be incomprehensible. In general, bad ontologies present design mistakes that make their use and maintenance problematic or impossible.
Programmers have had access to various tools, such as debuggers or linters, to help identify stylistic errors, suspicious constructs, or logical errors, to avoid bad program design. Similar methods and tools are needed for ontology engineering.
This workshop aims to bring together research on all aspects to bad or good ontology design, including use cases and systematic reviews of bad or good ontology design, techniques and tools for diagnosing, explaining, and repairing bad ontologies, and approaches or benchmarks for evaluating such techniques.
We welcome original contributions about all topics related to bad or good ontologies, including but not limited to:
- systematic analysis of ontologies for symptoms of bad ontology design
- cataloguing of symptoms of bad ontology design
- methods for detecting or explaining symptoms
- metrics and methods to gauge ontology quality
- design methods that likely result in bad ontologies
- principled methods to avoid building bad ontologies
- benchmarks of bad or good ontologies for evaluating diagnostic and repairing methods.
Monday 23rd September:
- 10:00-10:30 -- Germán Alejandro Braun, Laura Cecchi and Pablo Fillottrani. Taking Advantages of Automated Reasoning in Visual Ontology Engineering Environments
- 10:30-11:00 -- Timothy Musgrove and Robin Walsh. Remediating Intentionally Corrupted Ontology-Based Data Sets
- 11:00-11:30 -- Coffee break
- 11:30-12:00 -- Fabian Neuhaus, Till Mossakowski and Bernd Krieg-Brückner. Generic Ontology Design Patterns at Work
- 12:00-12:30 -- Sirko Schindler and Jan Martin Keil. Building Ontologies for Reuse - Lessons Learned from Unit Ontologies
|May 31, 2019||abstract pre-registration on EasyChair (new)|
|June 15, 2019||submission deadline (extended)|
|August 15, 2019||camera-ready versions due for proceedings|
|September 23-25, 2019||JOWO 2019 in Graz|
Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following IOS Press formatting guidelines (downloadable here). Submissions should be uploaded via EasyChair (select the "BOG" track). They can be accepted for publication as:
- Short papers: between 5 and 7 pages.
- Regular papers: between 10 and 12 pages.
Articles will be published in the IAOA subseries of the CEUR workshop proceedings. See previous editions here.
- Claudia d'Amato - University of Bari
- João Paulo Almeida - Federal University of Espirito Santo
- Werner Ceusters - SUNY at Buffalo
- Ricardo A. Falbo - Federal University of Espirito Santo
- Aldo Gangemi - Università di Bologna & CNR-ISTC
- Zubeida Khan - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa
- Fabian Neuhaus - University of Magdeburg
- María Poveda-Villalón - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
- Catherine Roussey - Irstea
- Uli Sattler - The University of Manchester
- Claudia Schon - Universität Koblenz-Landau
- Torsten Hahmann - University of Maine, USA
- Rafael Peñaloza - University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Stefan Schulz - Medical University of Graz, Austria
- Giancarlo Guizzardi - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
- Oliver Kutz - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
- Nicolas Troquard - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy