Knowledge Evolution and Ontology Dynamics


Monday, October 24th - 09:00 - 18:00 - Room: Koenig

EvoDyn builds on the success of the previous editions of the Ontology Dynamics workshop formerly known as IWOD (organised as a part of the ESWC'07, ISWC'08, ISWC'09 and ISWC'10 conferences). EvoDyn continues in the tradition of IWOD in being the core annual event to discuss advances in the broad area of ontology dynamics, and to track recent work directly or indirectly related to the problem of evolving ontologies. This year, however, the scope of the workshop is broadened by a special focus on the knowledge evolution. In particular, the workshop focuses on analysis of trends and change in formal descriptions (i.e., ontologies), but also in associated raw sources of knowledge (scientific publications, unstructured or semi-structured web content, traditional data stores, e-mail or on-line discussion threads, etc.). We are especially interested in research targeted on various states of knowledge evolution, such as (a) conflicts, (b) consolidation, (c) discovery, (d) paradigm shifts, and (e) breakthroughs. One crucial objective of better understanding these different states may be to study directly the underlying causes and dynamics needed to generate discoveries and breakthroughs. We will only be able to facilitate and possibly also generate such desirable situations if we can understand the process of how knowledge evolves. The process of how knowledge in a field grows and changes, crystallizes, and fractures are all areas of interest of this workshop.

Find the schedule and further information on the workshop's website.

Accepted Workshop Papers

Markus Luczak-Rösch and Markus Bischoff. Statistical Analysis of Web of Data Usage

Nina Tahmasebi, Thomas Risse and Stefan Dietze. Towards automatic language evolution tracking, A study on word sense tracking

Muhammad Javed, Yalemisew Abgaz and Claus Pahl. Graph-based Discovery of Ontology Change Patterns

Rafael S. Gonçalves, Bijan Parsia and Ulrike Sattler. Facilitating the Analysis of Ontology Differences

Jyothsna Rachapalli, Vaibhav Khadilkar, Murat Kantarcioglu and Bhavani Thuraisingham. RETRO: A Framework for Semantics Preserving SQL-to-SPARQL Translation

Patrick Rodler, Kostyantyn Shchekotykhin, Philipp Fleiss and Gerhard Friedrich. Balancing brave and cautious query strategies in ontology debugging

Timothy Redmond and Natasha Noy. Computing the Changes Between Ontologies

Paolo Pareti and Ewan Klein. Learning Vague Concepts for the Semantic Web


Organising Committee

  • Vit Novacek, DERI (Digital Enterprise Research Institute), National University of Ireland Galway
  • Zhisheng Huang, Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam
  • Tudor Groza, School of ITEE, The University of Queensland

Steering Committee

Program Committee

  • Grigoris Antoniou, FORTH, Greece
  • Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Mathieu d'Aquin, The Open University, UK
  • Paul Buitelaar, DERI Galway, Ireland
  • Vinay Chaudhri, SRI International, US
  • Tim Clark, MGH, Harvard University, US
  • Giorgos Flouris, FORTH, Greece
  • Armin Haller, CSIRO ICT Canberra, Australia
  • Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, US
  • Ed Hovy, ISI, University of Southern California, US
  • Zhisheng Huang, Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Michael Lawley, CSIRO, Australia
  • Thomas Meyer, Meraka Institute, South Africa
  • Enrico Motta, Open University, UK
  • Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH, Greece
  • Livia Predoiu, University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Cartic Ramakrishnan, ISI, University of Southern California, US
  • Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, EBI, UK
  • Andrey Rzhetsky, University of Chicago, US
  • Agnes Sandor, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
  • Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, US
  • Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, US
  • Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia
  • Renata Wassermann, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil