The 11th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2012)


The conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE'12) provides a forum on the use of ontologies and data semantics in novel applications. Of particular relevance to ODBASE 2012 are papers that bridge traditional boundaries between disciplines such as databases, networking, 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 data mining, 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 large scale information management and analysis. We encourage submissions in areas that connect semantics with the entire data flow cycle: data acquisition e.g. from sensors and mobile devices, data stream processing, e.g., filtering and event contextualization, to dissemination, e.g., publish/subscribe.

ODBASE'12 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 2012 (OnTheMove'12)" that co-locates three conferences: ODBASE'12, DOA-SVI'12 (International Symposium on Secure Virtual Infrastructures), and CoopIS'12 (International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems).

ODBASE 2012 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 Research papers must contain novel, unpublished results.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 use.


Specific areas of interest to ODBASE'12 include but are not limited to:

Large Scale Information Management and Analysis
     Semantic indexing and search in large volumes of data
     Annotation, summarization, integration and analysis of extremely large data resources
     Semantic services based on big data

Semantic Management of Complex Event Processing
      Semantics in event-driven architectures
      Semantic profile and event processing for pub-sub systems
      Event algebras, event schemas and type systems
      Semantic event dissemination
      Use cases and applications of semantic event-based systems
      Event-driven business process management
      Social sensing

Management of Semantically-Expressive Information
      Semantic data models
      Semantic information retrieval and querying
      Heterogeneous dataspaces
      Semantic integration, including ontology matching, merging, etc.
      Ontology engineering and metadata management
      Management of large ontology-driven data and knowledge bases
      XML and Semantics
      Hypertext, multimedia, and hypermedia semantics
      Semantic middleware and SOA
      Searching and managing dynamic knowledge
      Ontological support for location-aware services and mobile information systems
      Applications of Ontology Reasoning
Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences in the following domains:
      Web 2.0 and Social Systems
       Real-world Internet (IoT, Internet-connected objects)
       Linked Data
       Personal Information Management
       Enterprise-wide Information Systems
      Web-based Information Systems and Services
       eCommerce, eScience, and  Virtual Organizations
       Emergency Response and Disaster Management
       Ubiquitous and Mobile Information Systems


Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: May 11, 2012  May 18, 2012
Conference Paper Submission Deadline: May 18, 2012  May 25, 2012
Acceptance Notification:  June 25, 2012
Camera Ready Due:  July 16, 2012
Author Registration Due:  July 16, 2012



Papers submitted to ODBASE'12 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.

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:
Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.

Chaired by:

Sonia Bergamaschi – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Isabel Cruz – University of Illinois at Chicago

Publicity Chair:
Francesco Guerra - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Program Committee

Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Harith Alani, The Open University, UK
Marcelo Arenas, PUC, Chile
Sören Auer, Leipzig University, Germany
Denilson Barbosa , University of Alberta, USA
Payam Barnaghi, University of Surrey, UK
Zohra Bellahsene, University of Montpellier II, France
Ladjel Bellatreche, ENSMA, France
Domenico Beneventano, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Sourav S Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Omar Boucelma, LSIS, France
Nieves Brisaboa, University of la Coruna, Spain
Andrea Cali, University of Oxford, UK
Jorge Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sunil Choenni, Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Francisco Couto, IST, Portugal
Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, Fribourg University, Switzerland
Roberto De Virgilio, Roma Tre University, Italy
Emanuele Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Prasad Deshpande, IBM, India
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, USA
Johann Eder, Universität Wien, Austria
Tanveer Faruquie, IBM, India
Walid Gaaloul, Télécom SudParis, France
Aldo Gangemi, CNR, Italy
Mouzhi Ge, Munchen University, Germany
Giancarlo Guizzardi, UFES, Brazil
Peter Haase, fluidOps, Germany
Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Harry Halpin, Technology and Society Domain, World Wide Web Consortium
Takahiro Hara, Osake University, Japan

Andreas Harth, KIT, Germany

Cornelia Hedeler, University of Manchester, UK
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA
Prateek Jain, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
Krzysztof Janowicz, Penn State, USA
Matthias Klusch, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany

Christian Kop, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Rajasekar Krishnamurthy, IBM, USA
Shonali Krishnaswamy, Monash University, USA
Steffen Lamparter, SIEMENS
Wookey Lee, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, INHA University
Sanjay Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Frederick Maier, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK
Massimo Mecella, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Eduardo Mena, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Paolo Missier, Newcaste University, UK
Anirban Mondal, IIIT-Delhi | Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India
Felix Naumann, Potsdam University, Germany
Matteo Palmonari, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Jeff Z. Pan, The University of Aberdeen, UK
Hervé Panetto, University of Lorraine, France
Paolo Papotti, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Qatar
Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI, Ireland
Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa, Italy
Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
Ivana Podnar Zarko, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Axel Polleres, Siemens AG, Germany
Guilin Qi, Southeast University, China
Christoph Quix, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Benedicto Rodriguez, Munchen University, Germany
Prasan Roy, IBM, India
Satya Sahoo, Wright State University, USA
Claudio Sartori, University of Bologna, Italy
Kai-Uwe Sattler, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Christoph Schlieder, Bamberg University, Germany
Michael Schrefl, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Linz University, Austria
Wolf Siberski, L3S Research Center, Germany
Yannis Sismanis, IBM Almaden Tresearch, USA
Srinath Srinivasa, International Institute of Information Technology - IIIT Bangalore, India
Divesh Srivastava, AT & T Labs - Research, USA
Yannis Stavrakas, Institute for the Management of Information Systems
Letizia Tanca, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Goce Trajcevski, Nothwestern University, USA
Kunal Verma, Accenture, USA
Johanna Völker, University of Mannheim, Germany
Christian von der Weth, DERI, Ireland
Wei Wang, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Guo-Qiang Zhang, Case Western Reserve University

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