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EUON Feedback & Interest in Future Events

We would like to garner feedback on the two events we held in 2014 in Amsterdam and in Riva del Garda and in potential future events we may run. If you attended any of these workshops or are interested in attending or helping to organise future EUON events, please compelte the following short survey (should only take a few minutes):


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1st European Ontology Network (EUON) Workshop #euon2014

25 September 2014, De Meervaart Conference Centre Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the world wide web. In the original vision of the web, Berners-Lee described the use of graphs with named edges and nodes to organise information systems. In the web of today, these semantics are commonly represented using ontologies, schemas and vocabularies. Ontologies also play an important role in data sharing in domains such as the life sciences where they are commonly used as reference models for knowledge.

Sharing our experiences, methods and vision of ontologies and semantics more broadly will shape the future of data sharing, integration and the next generation web across all disciplines. To facilitate this, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the European Ontology Network (EUON). The first EUON workshop will take place on 25 September 2014 in Amsterdam, back to back with the Research Data Alliance 4th Plenary Meeting (22-24 Sept) and 3rd EUDAT conference (24-25 Sept). EUON will feature guest speakers, a panel discussion, presentations from attendees and a poster session and will be free to attend (including lunch and coffee). Share your work, your ideas and hear about ideas from others. Network and connect with people interested in semantics.

Submissions to EUON are from any domain; EUON is intended to bring together communities working across all areas of science, humanities and arts and from both academia and industry. 

Themes at EUON include:

1. Tooling, Technology, Methods including

  • Ontology and vocabulary development and maintenance
  • Methods for data integration
  • Capturing expert knowledge
  • Ontology Alignment methods
  • Sharing ‘Best practice’
  • Simple semantics vs complex models

2. Applications and Use Cases including

  • Applying ontologies/vocabularies to domain (e.g. science, engineering, arts, media, humanities)
  • Data annotation, curation and archiving
  • Data analysis
  • Ontologies for industry

3. Future of Semantics including

  • Funding efforts and sustainability
  • Cross-domain ontology reuse
  • Role of ontologies in semantic web
  • Simple vs complex semantics
  • Intelligent search engines
  • Next generation languages
  • Open research problems

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 7 July 2014

Notification: 24 July 2014

Workshop took place: 25 September 2014