AOW 2010 @ AI 2010

The Sixth Australasian Ontology Workshop
Sponsored by the International Association for Ontology and its Applications

Held in conjunction with the 23rd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2010)

Workshop Date: Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Venue: Lecture room HH3.09, City West Campus, University of South Australia. More details can be found here.

The workshop program can be downloaded here

Invited Speaker: Riichiro Mizoguchi, ISIR, Osaka University, Japan

Title: YAMATO:Yet Another More Advanced Top-level Ontology

List of accepted papers

Michael Lawley and Cyril Bousquet. Fast Classification in Protege: Snorocket as an OWL2 EL Reasoner
Daniel Kless and Simon Milton. Comparison of thesauri and ontologies from a semiotic perspective
Philip H.P. Nguyen, Ken Kaneiwa and Minh-Quang Nguyen. Ontology Inferencing Rules and Operations in Conceptual Structure Theory
Wolf Fischer and Bernhard Bauer. Combining Ontologies And Natural Language
Franz Maier, Wolfgang Mayer and Markus Stumptner. Ontological Support for Consistency Checking of Engineering Design Workflows
Elma Akand, Michael Bain and Mark Temple. A Visual Analytics Approach to Augmenting Formal Concepts with Relational Background Knowledge in a Biological Domain
Kerry Trentelman, Alan Ruttenberg and Barry Smith. An Axiomatisation of Basic Formal Ontology with Projection Functions
Yanfeng Shu, David Ratcliffe, Geoffrey Squire and Michael Compton. Making Sense of Spreadsheet Data: A Case of Semantic Water Data Translation

The preproceedings can be downloaded here (warning: 4MB file). The official proceedings will soon be available online as volume 122 in the CRPIT series.

Advances in Ontologies:

The use of formal ontologies in knowledge systems has many advantages. It allows for an unambiguous specification of the structure of knowledge in a domain, enables knowledge sharing and, as a result, makes it possible to perform automated reasoning about ontologies. In recent years there has been a worldwide increase in the use of ontologies, both in industry and in research laboratories. There is a growing community of researchers in the Australasian region working on various aspects of ontologies. The primary aim of this workshop is to bring together ontology researchers in the region.

Key Dates:

Submission of papers:24 September 2010 Extended to 1 October 2010
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 22 October 2010
Final camera ready copies: 12 November 2010
Workshop date: 7 December 2010

The workshop seeks submission of papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of ontology research, including, but not limited to:

  • ontology models and theories;
  • ontologies and the semantic web;
  • interoperability in ontologies;
  • multi-agent systems and ontologies;
  • description logics for ontologies;
  • reasoning with ontologies;
  • ontology harvesting on the web;
  • ontology of agents and actions;
  • ontology visualisation;
  • ontology engineering and management;
  • ontology-based information extraction and retrieval;
  • ontology merging, alignment and integration;
  • web ontology languages;
  • formal concept analysis and ontologies;
  • ontologies for e-research;
  • linking open data;
  • significant ontology applications


The proceedings of all previous Australasian Ontology Workshops were published by the ACS in the CRPIT Series, and this will also be the case for AOW 2010. The formatting requirements and resources for authors can be found on the CRPIT page for submitting authors.

Forthcoming Springer Book:

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their AOW 2010 papers as chapters in a forthcoming Springer book.

Paper Formatting and Submission:

Papers submitted to AOW 2010 must be at most 10 pages in CRPIT style. Papers must be submitted via the EasyChair system at

Best Paper Prize:

For the second year running AOW 2010 will have a best paper award sponsored by CSIRO, with a prize of $250(AUD) being awarded to the author(s) of the best paper(s).

Program Chairs:

Thomas Meyer (Meraka Institute, South Africa) (co-chair)
Mehmet Orgun (Macquarie University) (co-chair)
Kerry Taylor (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia) (co-chair)

Program Committee:

Franz Baader (TU Dresden, Germany)
Arina Britz (Meraka Institute, South Africa)
Werner Ceusters (SUNY Buffalo, USA)
Michael Compton (CSIRO, Australia)
Oscar Corcho (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
R. Cenk Erdur (Ege University, Turkey)
Aurona Gerber (Meraka Institute, South Africa)
Dennis Hooijmaijers (University of South Australia, Australia)
Bo Hu (SAP Research, UK)
Renato Iannella (Semantic Identity, Australia)
Ken Kaneiwa (Iwate University, Japan)
Marijke Keet (Free University of Bolzano, Italy)
Kevin Lee (NICTA and UNSW, Australia)
Laurent Lefort (CSIRO, Australia)
Costas Mantratzis (University of Westminster, UK)
Lars Moench (University of Hagen, Germany)
Maurice Pagnucco (UNSW, Australia)
Debbie Richards (Macquarie University, Australia)
Rolf Schwitter (Macquarie University, Australia)
Murat Sensoy (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Markus Stumptner (University of South Australia, Australia)
Boontawee (Meng) Suntisrivaraporn (Thammasat University, Thailand)
Sergio Tessaris (Free University of Bolzano, Italy)
Nwe Ni Tun (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Ivan Varzinczak (Meraka Institute, South Africa)
Kewen Wang (Griffith University, Australia)
Antoine Zimmermann (DERI, Ireland)

Contact Details:

For further information about AOW 2009, please contact the workshop co-chairs by email:

Thomas Meyer: tommie [DOT] meyer [AT] meraka [DOT] org [DOT] za
Mehmet Orgun: mehmet [DOT] orgun [AT] mq [DOT] edu [DOT] au
Kerry Taylor: Kerry [DOT] Taylor [AT] csiro [DOT] au

A copy of the call for papers (in plain text) is available here
Previous workshops: AOW 2006 AOW 2007 KROW 2008 AOW 2009
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