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12th Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil

Institute of Informatics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

 
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Ontology is a cross-disciplinary field concerned with the study of concepts and theories that support the building of shared conceptualizations of specific domains. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the application of ontologies to solve modeling and classification problems in diverse areas such as Computer Science, Information Science, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Knowledge Management and many others.

The 12th Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil (Ontobras) foresees an opportunity and scientific environment in which researchers and practitioners from Information Sciences and Computer Science can exchange the theories, methodologies, languages, tools and experience related to the ontology development and application. In particular, the community has put forward efforts in integrating previous events on Ontologies that happened in Brazil in recent years, in order to create a unique highly scientifically qualified international forum for presenting and discussing the subject in Brazil.

 

Contents

 

·        Chairs and Program Comitee

·        Published Articles

·        Keynote Speakers

·        Program

·        Call for Papers (Closed)

·        Organizers

·        Partner Institutions

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Chairs and Program Committee

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GENERAL ORGANIZATION OF 12th ONTOBRAS

· Mara Abel (INF-UFRGS)

· Joel Luís Carbonera (INF-UFRGS)

COORDINATORS OF THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE (MAIN TRACK)

· João Paulo A. Almeida (UFES)

· Marcello Bax (UFMG)

WTDO ORGANIZATION

· Fernanda Baião (PUC-Rio)

· Rita Berardi (UTFPR)

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

· Júlia Eidelwein (INF-UFRGS)

· Bruno Eduardo Firnkes (INF-UFRGS)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

· Alcione Oliveira (UFV)

· Alessander Botti Benevides (NEMO – UFES)

· Alexandre Rademaker (IBM Research Brazil and EMAp/FGV)

· Ana Ozaki (UNIBZ)

· Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR)

· Cesar Tacla CPGEI (UTFPR)

· Christiano Pessanha (UFMG)

· Clever Farias (USP)

· Cláudio Gottschalg-Duque (UnB)

· Cristine Griffo (NEMO – UFES)

· Fernando Cruz (UnB)

· Fernando Gauthier UFSC

· Fernando Silva Parreiras (FUMEC University)

· Flavio Correa Da Silva (USP)

· Fred Freitas (UFPE)

· Gabriela Henning (INTEC – CONICET-UNL)

· Giancarlo Guizzardi (NEMO – UFES)

· João Lima Oliveria (Federal Senate)

· José Laurindo Campos Dos Santos (INPA)

· José Parente De Oliveira (ITA)

· Joselaine Valaski (PUC-PR)

· Lais Salvador (UFBA)

· Laura Caliusco (UTN)

· Luan Garcia (INF-UFRGS)

· Luis Olsina (GIDIS_WebUNLPam)

· Marcela Vegetti INGAR (CONICET/UTN)

· Maria Das Graças Da Silva Teixeira (UFES)

· Maria Luiza Campos (PPGI – IM/NCE – UFRJ)

· Mauricio Almeida (UFMG)

· Monalessa Barcellos UFES

· Pablo Fillottrani (UNS)

· Pablo Villarreal (CIDISI – UTN – FRSF)

· Rafael Peñaloza (UNIMIB)

· Regina Braga (UFJF)

· Renata Baracho (UFMG)

· Renata Guizzardi (UFES)

· Renata Wassermann (USP)

· Ricardo Falbo (UFES)

· Sandro Rama Fiorini (IBM)

· Silvio Gonnet (INGAR – CONICET – UTN – CIDISI – FRSF UTN)

· Tiago Prince Sales (UniTrento)

· Veruska Zamborlini (UvA)

· Vitor Silva Souza (UFES)

· Vânia Vidal (UFC)

 

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Published Articles

 

Aproved articles were published in the The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) Series in the CEUR Workshop proceedings.

Link to published articles

 

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Keynote Speakers

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Nicola Guarino

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Nicola Guarino works at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council, leading the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) located in Trento. A graduate in electronics engineering at Padua university in 1978, since 1991 has been playing a leading role in the ontology field, developing a strongly interdisciplinary approach that combines together Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics. Among the most well known results of his lab, the OntoClean methodology and the DOLCE foundational ontology. He is founder and former editor-in-chief of the Applied Ontology journal, founder and past president of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA), former general chair of the international conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS), and editorial board member of Journal of Data Semantics.

 

Short-Course

Relationships and events: a general theory of reification and truthmaking

Language: English 

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Reification is a standard technique in conceptual modeling and knowledge representation. Classic examples are the reification of relationships and events. But how to decide what should be reified? Recent work on formal ontology offers us a simple answer: put in the domain of discourse those entities that are responsible for the truth of our propositions. These are called truthmakers. In the recent years, with Giancarlo Guizzardi and Daniele Porello we have developed a novel theory of relations and relationships based on a re-visitation of Guizzardi’s relators that builds on the ontological notion of truthmaking. In this tutorial I will illustrate this theory in some detail, presenting several modeling patterns that account for the different ways relationships and events can be considered as truthmakers, and showing how most relationships can be seen as the focus of events, which emerge from the context (the scene) they occur in.

 
References:

Guarino, N., & Guizzardi, G. (2015). We need to discuss the relationship: Re-visiting relationships as modeling constructs. In International conference on advanced information systems engineering, caise 2015 (pp. 279–294).

Guarino, N., & Guizzardi, G. (2016). Relationships and events: Towards a general theory of reification and truthmaking. In AI*IA 2016: Advances in artificial intelligence, Genova, Italy, November 29 – December 1, 2016 (pp. 237–249).

Guarino, N., Sales, T. P., & Guizzardi, G. (2018). Reification and truthmaking patterns. In Conceptual modeling – 37th international conference, ER 2018, Xi’an, China, October 22-25, 2018. (pp. 151–165).

 

Talk

Events and their context

Language: English 

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Link to Youtube talk

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Mathias Brochhausen

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Mathias Brochhausen is Associate Professor at the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. In addition, he serves as the Associate Education Director of this Department. Before joining the University of Florida he was Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for faculty development in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. He received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany in 2004. Before joining UAMS in 2011, he was researcher at and manager of the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science and executive director of the European Centre for Ontological Research, both at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. His research interests include semantic technologies, particularly knowledge representation and reasoning applied to clinical and clinical research data. Brochhausen developed and co-developed multiple ontologies coded in Web Ontology Language (OWL), such as the Document Act Ontology (d-acts), the Ontology for Biobanking (OBIB) the Drug Ontology (DRON), Ontology of Biomedical Investigations (OBI), etc. He is currently completing work on the Ontology of Organizational Structures of Trauma systems and Trauma centers (OOSTT) as part of the Comparative Assessment Framework for Environments of Trauma Care (CAFÉ) project and continues to contribute to the Drug-drug Interaction and Drug-drug Evidence Ontology (DIDEO). He is beginning work on a new project to investigate patterns of temporal disease progression. He is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications, is an associate editor of BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, has refereed over a dozen journals, and has served on numerous conference program committees.

 

Short-course

Transforming clinical and clinical research data to ontology-driven linked data

Language: English 

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In the daily practice of a biomedical informaticist with a specialization requests for transforming pre-existing, mostly tabular, data to data that can be curated and consumed using Semantic Web Technologies (SWT) are still quiet common. The reasons for these request differ from project to project to project, but they are certainly due to the advantages of semantic web technologies when it comes to semantic interoperability and the schema-free data presentation, which fosters maintainability and flexibility. The request and the expectations of how SWT data created from a given data set should clearly, often demonstrate a lack of appreciation of the level of difference between the strategies of how data is represented in tabular ways and in SWT. In this course we will discuss concrete examples of how the results of a data transformation from tabular data, using for example common data elements, to SWT-based data for clinical and clinical research data ought to look. We will focus on the representational aspects over questions of tooling in this course.

 
Talk

The Use of Axiomatically-Rich Ontologies in Biomedical Research

Language: English 

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There is a communication gap between the biomedical informatics community and the computer science/artificial intelligence community regarding the terms “semantics”, “semantic integration”, and “knowledge representation”. This communication gap has led to wide-spread uptake clinical terminologies and common data models (CDM) promising to provide semantics, semantic integration”, and knowledge representation. Recently, the demand for integrating and analyzing increasingly large data sets in clinical and translational research has led to numerous efforts to harmonize existing CDMs and integrate data curated based on those models. These efforts raise the question of how to appropriately represent the semantics of data. The question of how to formally assure that mappings between CDMs are correct is often overlooked. The answer to these challenges lies in using axiomatically-rich ontologies that allow verifying that terms refer to the same set of entities using automatic inference. This verification is only possible by building ontologies that represent the content of the scientific disciplines in accordance with the reality of the domain of the disciplines. The presentation will explore how a strong logical representation of the scientific domain does not only foster harmonization of CDMs, but also informs and facilitates the transition from data over information to knowledge and thus, support meaningful use.

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Giancarlo Guizzardi

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Giancarlo Guizzardi has a PhD (with the highest distinction) from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is a member of the Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy, where he leads the Conceptual and Cognitive Modeling Research Group (CORE). He has been active for more than two decades in the areas of Ontologies, Conceptual Modeling and Enterprise Semantics, authoring more than 230 peer-reviewed publications, which received more than a dozen international awards. He was a keynote speaker to more than two-dozen international events, is currently an associate editor for the Applied Ontology journal, a member of international journal editorial boards and of the Advisory Board of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA).

 

Talk

Conceptual Models as Ontological Contracts

Language: Portuguese

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In the years to come, we will experience an increasing demand for building Reference Conceptual Models in critical domains in reality, as well as employing them to address classes of problems, for which sophisticated conceptual distinctions are demanded. One of these key problems is Semantic Interoperability. Effective semantic interoperability requires an alignment between worldviews or, to put it more accurately, it requires the precise understanding of the relation between the (inevitable) ontological commitments assumed by different representations and the systems based on them (including sociotechnical systems). In this talk, I argue that, in this scenario, Reference Conceptual Models should be seen as Ontological Contracts, i.e., as precise descriptions that explicitly represent the Ontological Commitments of a collective of stakeholders sharing a certain worldview. I then elaborate on a number of theoretical, methodological and computational tools required for building these meaning contracts. Firstly, I discuss the importance of Formal Ontology in the philosophical sense and, in particular, I elaborate on the role of foundational axiomatic theories and principles in the design of conceptual modeling languages and methodologies. Secondly, I discuss the role played by four types of complexity management tools that are derived from these foundational theories, namely: (a) Ontological Design Patterns (ODPs), as methodological mechanisms for encoding these ontological theories; (b) Ontology Pattern Languages (OPLs), as systems of representation that take ODPs as higher-granularity modeling primitives; (c) Pattern-Based Graph Operations that can suitably support Modularization, Model Abstraction, and Model Recoding in Large-Scale Conceptual Models; (d) Ontological Anti-Patterns (OAPs), as structures that can be used to systematically identify possible deviations between the set of valid state of affairs admitted by a model (the actual ontological commitment) and the set of state of affairs actually intended by the stakeholders (the intended ontological commitment);  Finally, I illustrate the role played by a particular type of computer-based visual simulation approach in the validation of these reference models as well as for anti-pattern elicitation and rectification.

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Sandro Rama Fiorini

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Sandro Rama Fiorini is Research Staff Member at IBM Research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sandro received his PhD in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, in collaboration with Lund University, Sweden. His research interests include Knowledge Representation and Ontologies applied to Robotics and Automation, being also active in research applied to Petroleum Geology. Sandro is also vice-chair of the EDARR Working Group, currently in charge of developing the IEEE P7007 – Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems. Sandro has also been one of the key members of the IEEE Ontology for Robotics and Automation Working Group, which developed the IEEE 1872-2015 standard. Previous work experience includes 2.5 years as a lecturer at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS) and 2 years as a postdoc researcher at Universite Paris-Est Creteil, France.

 

Talk

Knowledge Representation in Oil & Gas

Language: English

Processes in Oil & Gas business are knowledge intensive, having singular needs for knowledge representation and processing. In this talk, I will specifically discuss a multimodal knowledge representation framework tailored for the Oil & Gas domain as well as some aspects related to knowledge-based machine learning. I will also give a brief overview of KR tools being developed at IBM Research Brazil to tackle some of these problems.

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Program

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Check the program’s schedule below:

 

Time

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

8:30-9:00

Subscription

9:00-10:30

 Full articles presentation session 1

Full articles presentation session 3

Course:
Transforming clinical and clinical research data to ontology-driven linked data – Part 1
Language: English
Mathias Brochhausen

Lecture:
Conceptual Models as Ontological Contracts
Language: Portuguese
Giancarlo Guizzardi (Univ. Bolzano, Itália)

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break

11:00-12:30

Speech:
The Use of Axiomatically-Rich Ontologies in Biomedical Research
Language: English
Mathias Brochhausen (UAMS, EUA)

WTDO 1

Course:
Transforming clinical and clinical research data to ontology-driven linked data – Part 2
Language: English
Mathias Brochhausen

Course:
Relationships and events: a general theory of reification and truthmaking – Part 1
Language: English
Nicola Guarino

12:30-14:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

14:00-15:30

 Short papers presentation session

WTDO 2

Speech:
Events and their context
Language: English Nicola Guarino (Univ. Trento, Italia)

Course:
Relationships and events: a general theory of reification and truthmaking – Part 2
Language: English
Nicola Guarino

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

 Posters presentation session 1

Coffee break

 Posters presentation session 2

Coffee break

Posters presentation session 3

Coffee break

16:00-17:00

Articles presentation session

WTDO 3

Pannel:
Aplicações de ontologias na indústria e no governo
Language: Portuguese
Regis Kruel Romeu (CENPES-PETROBRAS)
Sandro Rama Fiorini (IBM Research)
João Alberto de Oliveira Lima (Prodasen - Senado Federal)

Full articles presentation session 4

17:00-17:30

Event’s Closure

17:30-18:30

Ontobras 2019 Opening

Speech:
Knowledge Representation in Oil & Gas
Language: English
Sandro Rama Fiorini (IBM Research)

Steering commitee pannel

19:30

Event’s Dinner

 

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Full paper presentation sessions:

 

Session

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Day

Monday

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Schedule

9:00-10:30

16:00-17:30

9:00-10:30

15:00-16:00

Papers

An Ontological Model for Turbidite Channel Migration - Fabricio H. Rodrigues, Luan Fonseca Garcia, Renata Dos Santos Alvarenga Kuchle and Mara Abel

Matching BFO, DOLCE, GFO and SUMO: an empirical evaluation of OAEI 2018 matching systems - Daniela Schmidt, Cassia Trojahn and Renata Vieira

Reconhecimento de Atividades em Ambientes de Vivência Assistida: uma Proposta Explorando um Modelo Ontológico - Roger Machado, Felipe Luzzardi Rosa, Eduardo Abreu, Ana Marilza Pernas e Adenauer Yamin

Extending SUMO to Geological Times - Alexandre Tessarollo, Alexandre Rademaker and Adam Pease

A Category-theoretic Approach for the Detection of Conservativity Violations in Ontology Alignments - Cauã Roca Antunes, Alexandre Rademaker and Mara Abel

Análise de Desempenho de Ferramentas para Persistência de Dados Ontológicos em Triplas: Experimentos e Resultados - Felipe Luzzardi da Rosa, Roger Machado, Tiago Thompsen Primo, Adenauer Corrêa Yamin e Ana Marilza Pernas

Representação Ontológica de Frameworks de Mapeamento Objeto/Relacional - Félix Zanetti, Camila Z. Aguiar and Vitor E. Silva Souza

Applying Multi-Level Theory to an Information Security Incident Domain Ontology - Marta Faria, Glaucia Figueiredo, Kelli Cordeiro, Maria Claudia Cavalcanti and Maria Luiza Campos

A knowledge organization system for image classification and retrieval in petroleum exploration domain - Mara Abel, Eduardo Simões Lopes Gastal, Cassiana Roberta Lizzoni Michelin, Luiza Gonçalves Maggi, Bruno Eduardo Firnkes, Felix Eduardo Huaroto Pachas and Renata dos Santos Alvarenga

Ontological Anti-Patterns in Taxonomic Structures - Tiago Prince Sales and Giancarlo Guizzardi

Measurement Task Ontology - Lucas Santos, Monalessa Barcellos, Ricardo Falbo, Cássio Reginato and Patrícia Campos

 

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Poster presentation sessions:

 

Session

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Day

Monday

Monday

Wednesday

Schedule

15:30-16:00

15:30-16:00

15:30-16:00

Papers

Connecting Open Data and Sustainable Development Goals using a Semantic Knowledge Graph approach - José Eduardo Eguiguren Palacios and Nelson Piedra

Proposta de ontologia de apoio a classificação de processos judiciais com o uso da Metodologia Methontology - Luciane Adolfo and Aires Rover

WebMBO: Uma Ontologia para Comportamento de Malware Web - Alann Perini, Rodrigo Bonacin and Andre Gregio

Proposta de uma ontologia para o sistema eleitoral brasileiro - Jefferson de Oliveira Chaves and José Leomar Todesco

Um Modelo Ontológico para Auxiliar os Educadores na Avaliação do Desempenho Acadêmico de Alunos no Ensino a Distância - Laecio Costa, Leandro Sanches, Laís Salvador and Marlo Souza

 

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Short papers’ flash-presentations:

 

Session

Session 1

Day

Monday

Schedule

14:00-15:30

Papers

Connecting Open Data and Sustainable Development Goals using a Semantic Knowledge Graph approach - José Eduardo Eguiguren Palacios and Nelson Piedra

Proposta de uma ontologia para o sistema eleitoral brasileiro - Jefferson de Oliveira Chaves and José Leomar Todesco

Proposta de ontologia de apoio a classificação de processos judiciais com o uso da Metodologia Methontology - Luciane Adolfo and Aires Rover

Um Modelo Ontológico para Auxiliar os Educadores na Avaliação do Desempenho Acadêmico de Alunos no Ensino a Distância - Laecio Costa, Leandro Sanches, Laís Salvador and Marlo Souza

WebMBO: Uma Ontologia para Comportamento de Malware Web - Alann Perini, Rodrigo Bonacin and Andre Gregio

 

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WTDO presentation sessions:

 

Session

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Day

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Schedule

11:00-12:30

14:00-15:30

16:00-17:00

Papers

Representações formais, métodos linguísticos e de governança aplicados à integração de terminologias clínicas (Tese de doutorado) - Jeanne Louize Emygdio and Maurício Barcellos Almeida

Arquitetura Inteligente para Integração Semântica de Dados do Setor de Energia Elétrica (Tese de doutorado) - Joao Luiz Barbosa and Marcelo Bax

Arandu, um Chatbot para construção de Ontologias guiado por uma Ontologia de Topo (Tese de doutorado) - Adriano Costa and Fred Freitas

Análise de dados clínicos textuais de Prontuários Eletrônicos do Paciente para integração com terminologias médicas padronizadas (Tese de doutorado) - Amanda Souza and Mauricio Almeida

Método de Integração Semântica Incremental de Dados Científicos Baseado em Ontologias (Tese de doutorado) - Marcello Peixoto Bax and José Eugênio de Assis Gonçalves

Um modelo de ontologias folksonomizadas para a auditoria em instituições financeiras no Brasil (Tese de doutorado) - Isa Salgado

Identificação e classificação de casos de violência com o uso de Data Science (Dissertação de mestrado) - Eduardo Duarte, Anilton Garcia, Jair Silva and Edleusa Cupertino

Um modelo de notações customizáveis para representação de ontologias (Dissertação de mestrado) - Wander Limeira and Dilvan Abreu Moreira

 

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Call for Papers (Closed)

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Main Track and Doctoral and Masters Consortium on Ontologies (WTDO)

September 2nd-5th, 2019 – Porto Alegre – RS, Brazil

In 2019, the 12a edition of ONTOBRAS has two tracks:

· Main track: articles describing research contributions in ontologies theory, development and applications.

· 3o Masters Consortium on Ontologies (WTDO): articles describing master or doctoral ongoing research project on ontologies, whose theses and dissertations have not been presented on the date of the event.

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DEFINITION AND SCOPE

Ontology is a cross-disciplinary field concerned with the study of concepts and theories that support the building of shared conceptualizations of specific domains. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the application of ontologies to solve modeling and classification problems in diverse areas such as Computer Science, Information Science, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Knowledge Management, Semantic Web and many others.

The Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil (ONTOBRAS) foresees an opportunity and provides a scientific environment in which researchers and professionals in the areas of Information Science and Computer Science can exchange knowledge about theories, methodologies, languages, tools and experiences related to theoretical basis, to the development and application of ontologies. In addition, Masters and PhD students whose research is focused on Ontologies will have in the Masters Consortium on Ontologies (WTDO) a space specially designed to discuss their proposals with specialists, receive feedback on methodological issues and develop an important network of contacts with the community.

In its 12th edition, ONTOBRAS 2019 is part of a tradition that has been in place since 2005 in Brazil, and was defined by the brazilian ontology community as a unique forum, highly qualified scientifically, for the presentation and discussion of ontologies and cases of application in Brazil. The WTDO is in its 3rd edition and has been consolidating as a rich space for discussion among researchers from different generations, contributing to the expansion and renewal of the ontology researchers community in Brazil.

Therefore, we provide a non-comprehensive list of areas and researchers communities from which we expect to receive submissions:

· Conceptual modeling: conceptual methods and tools for formal representation of concepts in ontologies.

· Information Science: construction and use of taxonomies, thesauri, knowledge organization systems, information indexing and other applications.

· Logic and Reasoning: languages and systems of formal representation applied to representation and reasoning with ontologies.

· Philosophy: philosophical aspects that support ontological modeling, top ontologies, mereology, essence and identity, among others.

· Software engineering: ontology representation languages, system architectures, methodologies for developing systems based on ontologies.

· Linguistics and natural language processing: extraction of concepts, determination of meaning.

·                Artificial Intelligence: integration of ontologies and other approaches of AI, such as learning, agents, knowledge based systems, among others.

· Ontology applications in semantic web, databases, business modeling, information retrieval, various areas purposes (such as e-science, life sciences, e-business, e-government, culture, education).

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit theoretical, technical and practical research contributions that directly or indirectly address the issues above. We welcome submissions from philosophical and theoretical foundations to new technologies and innovative applications.

ONTOBRAS this year will feature the following keynote speeches:

·                           Nicola Guarino (LOA, Itália)

·                           Mathias Brochhausen (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, EUA) e

·                           Giancarlo Guizzardi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Itália e UFES, Brasil).

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IMPORTANT DATES (MAIN TRACK AND WTDO)

Submissions:

·                            MAIN TRACK: May 7th (abstract) – May 13th (paper)

·                            WTDO: May 13th

·                            Notification of acceptance for presentation: NEW DATE June 17th, 2019

·                            Submission of publication version: June 24th, 2019

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TOPICS OF INTEREST

Suggested topics of interest for the event include, but are not limited to:

Ontology and Conceptual Modeling:

·                    Ontological foundations for conceptual modeling and metamodeling

·                    Foundational and upper-level ontologies

·                    Semantic consistency

·                    Ontology-based conceptual modeling tools and environments

Ontologies and Knowledge Organization:

·                       Facets Theory

·                      Concept Theory

·                      Terminology

·                      Folksonomies

·                      Documentary languages

·                      Thesaurus

·                      Taxonomies

·                      Metadata

Ontology Engineering:

·         Methodology, languages and tools

·         Composition and modularity

·         Merging, mapping and alignment

·         Ontology language interoperability

·         Ontology design patterns and anti-patterns

·         Ontology validation

·         Integration methods, problems and practice

Semantic Web:

· Modelling

· Information retrieval

· Ontology Search

· LOD applications

· Ontology and Natural Language Processing:

· Linguistic ontologies applied to text processing

· Computational Linguistics

Ontology applications:

· Ontology for e-science, life-sciences, e-business and cultural applications

· Knowledge management

· Ontologies and semantic technologies in education

· Ontology-driven information systems design

· Business modeling

· Ontology Visualization

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FORMAT FOR SUBMISSIONS AND PUBLICATION ON THE MAIN TRACK

Submissions (maximum of 12 pages) must be written in PORTUGUESE, SPANISH or ENGLISH. All submissions will be reviewed by experts in the field. Based on reviewers’ assessments, a submission may be recommended to be accepted for oral presentation (typically well-evaluated articles that describe research with clear results) or for quick oral and poster presentation (usually well-evaluated articles describing work in progress).

All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and must follow the article formatting rules provided by the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC). The models for Microsoft Office Word, OpenOffice and Latex can be downloaded at:

http://www.sbc.org.br/documentos-da-sbc/summary/169-templates-para-artigos-e-capitulos-de-livros/878-modelosparapublicaodeartigos

Submissions to the main track must be made via Easychair using the following URL:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ontobras2019

The conference proceedings will be published in the online journal CEUR-WS.

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FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION AT THE 3rd DOCTORAL AND MASTERS CONSORTIUM ON ONTOLOGIES (WTDO 2019)

WTDO 2019 will accept research proposals at master and doctoral level, and will be held during Ontobras 2019, in Porto Alegre. Master or PhD students interested in participating in detailed discussions about their ongoing research at WTDO are invited to submit their research proposal and research sheet.

The Research Sheet must appear on the first 2 pages of the submission, in which the student must fill in the template on this link.

The Research Proposal should appear on the 3rd page of the submission, and should occupy a maximum of 6 additional pages, including references (each submission must contain a maximum of 8 pages, including the research sheet and proposal). The pages of the research proposal must follow the TEMPLATE of the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC). Templates for MS Word, LibreOffice and LaTeX can be downloaded from the SBC website:

http://www.sbc.org.br/documentos-da-sbc/summary/169-templates-para-artigos-e-capitulos-de-livros/878-modelosparapublicaodeartigos

Submissions should be written in PORTUGUESE, SPANISH or ENGLISH, in a PDF file. The research proposals accepted for presentation in WTDO will be published next to the proceedings of Ontobras.

Submissions must be done through Easychair at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wtdo2019

In addition, the research advisers should send an e-mail to wtdo2019@easychair.org stating that they are aware of and agree to the submission of work to WTDO 2019.

The same manuscript (text or title) can not be submitted on both Ontobras tracks. Research papers already defended or with a date of defense planned for before the event will not be considered.

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REVIEW OF WTDO SUBMISSIONS

The proposals submitted will be analyzed by the Ontobras steering committee. The review will take into account both its originality, clarity and relevance in defining the problem and the purpose of the research, the analysis of the state of the art and related works, the adequacy of the research method used, the quality of the text, the research potential to advance the area of research in Ontologies and if the work is in a phase where the student can benefit from participating in the Workshop (research proposals that are already concluded or defended will not be accepted). Submissions not selected for presentation at WTDO will also receive feedback from reviewers.

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PRESENTATION ON WORKSHOP

Accepted papers must be presented exclusively by the candidate student, at the Workshop during Ontobras. The student will receive feedback from a board of senior researchers in the area, and the session will be open to all Ontobras participants. All presenters should attend all of the Workshop sessions in order to create a qualified venue for good discussions. The schedule will provide the presenters with substantial time for discussions and questions by participating researchers and other students.

WTDO 2019 presentations will be evaluated in loco by previously designated area experts, and the results of evaluations (considering both submission and presentation) will serve as a basis for selection of the 2 best papers (1 at master level and 1 at doctoral level) of WTDO 2019. The best papers will be announced during the event, and will receive as a prize the exemption of the registration fee in the next edition of Ontobras, valid exclusively for the student author of the selected research.

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