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October 23, 2018 - October 24, 2018

ODBASE 2018: 17th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics, Oct 23-24, 2018

The conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE’18) provides a forum on the use of ontologies, rules and data semantics in novel applications. Of particular relevance to ODBASE are papers that bridge traditional boundaries between disciplines such as artificial intelligence and Semantic Web, databases, data science, data analytics and machine learning, human-computer interaction, social networks, distributed and mobile systems, data and information retrieval, knowledge discovery, and computational linguistics.
ODBASE’18 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 2018 (OnTheMove’18)” that co-locates three conferences: ODBASE’18, C&TC’18 (International Symposium on Secure Virtual Infrastructures), and CoopIS’18 (International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems).
ODBASE 2018 will consider two categories of papers: research and experience. Research papers must contain novel, unpublished research results. Experience papers must describe performance or usability of existing real-world systems, empirical studies, business / industry cases with (proven) solutions / systems for applied technological challenges, and concrete results demonstrating real-world importance and impact; preference will be given to papers that describe software products or systems that are in use in the community and/or the industry.


Specific areas of interest to ODBASE’18 include but are not limited to:

Management of Semantically Expressive Information and Knowledge

• Data governance
• Knowledge representation and semantic knowledge management
• Data modeling
• Data integration, including transformation rules, ontology matching, merging, etc.
• Ontology-based data management, ontology-based data access (OBDA), linked data management, semantic big data management
• Ontology and rule engineering and metadata management
• Governance aspects such as workflows, roles and responsibilities in semantic information and knowledge management
• Synergy between ontologies & modern databases and business intelligence

Large Scale and Complex Information Management and Analysis

• Semantic indexing, search, and query answering and formulation in large volumes of data
• Semantic digital curation, semantic annotation, extraction, enrichment, summarization, and integration
• Semantic (smart/big) data analytics, data mining, data visualization, and machine learning (incl. semantic deep learning)
• Semantic social network analysis
• Semantic information extraction and text mining
• Semantics in event-driven architectures, streaming analytics, and semantic complex event processing (SCEP)

Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences of applying ontology, rule, and database techniques, standards, and tools including but not limited to the following domains

• Semantic technology standards and tools
• Semantic Web and Linked Data
• Corporate Semantic Web (CSW)
• Semantic enterprise information systems and knowledge management
• Semantic business process management (SBPM) and decision models
• Semantic Web and the Internet of Things (IoT)
• Semantic Web and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
• Crowdsourcing, human computation, and the People Web
• Pragmatic Web
• Semantic services and semantic Multi Agent Systems (MAS)
• Online social networks and social Semantic Web
• Personalisation and digital content interaction
• Hypertext, multimedia, and hypermedia
• Semantic story telling and corporate smart content
• Ubiquitous and mobile information systems
• Information/data governance, information assurance, security, compliance
• Semantic cloud computing, edge computing, fog computing
• Semantic Web applications and tools for, e.g., biomedical and healthcare domain, eCommerce, eScience, virtual organizations, Industry 4.0
• Legal ontologies, rules, and reasoning
• Distributed ledger / blockchain databases, e.g. for rule-based smart contracts
• Role of mutual impact of society on/by IT (with focus on ontologies and databases)


Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: July 3, 2018
Conference Paper Submission Deadline: July 10, 2018
Acceptance Notification: Aug 20, 2018
Camera Ready Due: Aug 30, 2018
Author Registration Due: Aug 30, 2018


Papers submitted to ODBASE’18 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. Paper submission site: http://otmconferences.org/index.php/paper-submission. The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
• 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.


October 23, 2018
October 24, 2018


Dumitru Roman
+47 982 83 943


Valetta, Malta