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YEAR: 2003
      Krzysztof Wecel <K.Wecel@kie.ae.poznan.pl>
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      CfP: OntoBIS2003, Ontologies for Business Information Systems (deadline January 15, 2003)

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      REMINDER... OntoBIS 2003, the special session on Ontologies for Business Information
      Systems is still accepting full paper submissions. Please see the below (and attached)
      call for papers. For further details, please visit our website at
      http://bis2003.info or contact me directly at K.Wecel@bis2003.info

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      Krzysztof Wecel

      Call for Papers

      O n t o B I S
      Ontologies for Business Information Systems

      Special Session in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Business
      Information Systems BIS 2003

      Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
      June 4-6, 2003


      Submission deadline: January 15, 2003

      BIS is an international conference with a long history. Although it was devoted
      to many research topics related to business information systems, one important
      aspect has not been discussed yet - ontologies. According to the commonly
      accepted definition, ontology is a formal, explicit specification of a shared
      conceptualization. A special session organized within forthcoming BIS 2003 is to
      fill this gap.
      Ontologies are developed to provide a machine-processable semantics of
      information that is exchanged between different agents, both humans and
      software. They started in the Philosophy, evolved in Artificial Intelligence but
      nowadays other research communities adopt them very quickly. Ontologies face
      strong expectations, especially in the business area: Knowledge Management and
      Electronic Commerce. Ontologies are heavily exploited by Semantic Web - a vision
      to link data on the Web in a way that it can be used by machines not just for
      display purposes, but for automation, integration and reuse of data across
      various applications.
      There are a lot of very interesting and promising projects that make use of
      ontologies. Many different standards emerge. Many groups develop own tools to
      facilitate use of languages. No one is able to track all activities. Often we
      are unsure, which proposal will become a standard, which solution is most widely
      used. It will be advantageous to compare different solutions, proposals, tools,
      The goal of this special session is to share experiences about aforementioned
      systems, exchange ideas about improvements of existing standards and tools and
      creation of new systems, principles and applications. Its expected outcome is a
      common vision about the future directions.
      This special session is dedicated to groups who contribute to the development of
      ontologies that can be used in Business Information Systems. We are especially
      looking for innovative applications taking advantage of the ontologies.

      Topics of Interest
      OntoBIS 2003 invites submissions related to all aspects of the ontologies.
      Papers MUST clearly demonstrate relevance to the usage of ontologies in Business
      Information Systems. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

      * Business Specific Ontologies
      * Ontologies for Data Warehousing, Electronic Commerce, Workflow, ERP, CRM,
      * Ontologies Supporting E-Business
      * Ontologies for Enterprise Integration
      * Metadata and Ontologies
      * Economic Models, Financial Justification of Ontologies
      * Semantic Web for Decision Support
      * Information Access, Searching the Semantic Web
      * Semantic Web-enabled Web Services
      * Agent Communication and Applications in the Semantic Web
      * Visual modeling of Ontologies for BIS
      * Electronic Trading Systems and Marketplaces
      * Ontology Languages: e.g. Ontolingua, RDF, XOL, OIL, DAML-S, DAML+OIL
      * Web Services Integration Standards (description, discovery and
      * Data/Information/Knowledge Integration by Use of Ontologies
      * Use of Foundational Ontologies in BIS

      The successful papers should focus on complex solutions rather than
      technological aspects.

      Papers to be considered for regular conference presentation and proceedings
      should be submitted via the regular conference submission process. Detailed
      instructions, especially formatting, will be published on conference Web page
      (see http://bis2003.info). Questions on content should be directed to:
      Dr. Krzysztof Wecel, K.Wecel@bis2003.info.

      A. Research papers
      Papers should not exceed 5000 words. They should describe original research
      (practical or theoretical). Theoretical papers should provide an overview of
      area of research closely related to ontologies in BIS. Practical papers can
      describe an implemented tool or service that contributes to the ontologies.

      B. Work in progress
      Papers should not exceed 2500 words. They may present some aspects related to
      ontologies and describe work that it is still in progress but its results may be
      interesting for a broader audience.

      Important Dates
      Jan 15, 2003 submission deadline for long and work-in-progress papers to be
      published in refereed proceedings
      Feb 28, 2003 notification of acceptance/rejection
      Apr 15, 2003 submission of final papers
      Jun 4-6, 2003 the conference

      Special Session Co-Chairs
      Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria

      Krzysztof Wecel, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland

      Program Committee
      * Michel Biezunski, Coolheads Consulting, Texas, USA
      * Mark Burstein, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, USA
      * Peter E. Clark, Boeing Maths and Computing Technology, Seattle, USA
      * Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
      * Steven A. Demurjian, University of Connecticut Connecticut USA
      * Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
      * Aldo Gangemi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy
      * Asuncion Gomez-Perez, Technical University Madrid, Spain
      * Nicola Guarino, Italian National Research Council, Padova, Italy
      * Pat Hayes, University of West Florida, USA
      * Jerry R. Hobbs, USC/ISI, USA
      * Atanas Kiryakov, OntoText, Sofia, Bulgaria
      * Massimo Marchiori, W3C, Cambridge, USA
      * Natasha Fridman Noy, Stanford University, USA
      * Terry R. Payne, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
      * Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH and University of Crete, Greece
      * Kilian Stoffel, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
      * Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
      * Mike Uschold, The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
      * Christopher A. Welty, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
      * Yannis Zorgios, Applied Information Engineering, Croydon, UK

      BIS 2003 Conference Co-Chairs
      Gary Klein, The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA

      Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland

      The Poznan University of Economics
      Department of Management Information Systems
      Al. Niepodleglosci 10
      60-967 Poznan, Poland
      phone: +48/61/ 856 93 33
      fax: +48/61/ 856 93 34