Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Information interoperability and reuse via multiple contexts and ontologies;
  • Coordination of multiple contexts and ontologies;
  • Modular ontologies;
  • Logical formalisms for contexts and ontologies;
  • Distributed reasoning algorithms for contexts and ontologies;
  • Complexity of distributed reasoning for contexts and ontologies;
  • Comparison of uses of contexts and ontologies;
  • Applications of reasoning with contexts and ontologies in the areas of semantic web, information retrieval, e-commerce, telecommunications, multimedia, content indexing, grid and peer-to-peer, pervasive computing and ambient intelligence.

Agenda and Schedule

The workshop will be one full day in lenght. Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers or statements of interest addressing different issues of combinations of contexts and ontologies from the knowledge representation and reasoning perspective. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by three members of the Program Committee who are the experts in the area. The submissions will be evaluated based on their relevance to the workshop, practical usefulness, originality, technical quality, presentation and scholarship.

Our aim for the workshop is to have extensive discussions and exchange of experiences as opposed to a more typical mini-conference format. The workshop will consist of the following four components: keynote presentations, technical presentations, and general discussion.

  • Invited Talks: An invited talk by Frank Wolter (University of Liverpool, UK), and an invited talk by David Robertson (University of Edinburgh, UK) are planned.

  • Technical Presentations: These will be organized according to topic areas. There will be long and short paper presentations.

  • General Discussion: Topics will be chosen according to issues raised during the technical presentations, and consensus building wrap-up themes.

General discussion and technical presentations are expected to generate fruitful discussions concerning experiences made with applying diverse techniques to context and ontology representation and reasoning tasks. These discussions will provide the basis for making direct progress towards achieving the workshop goals.