Call for proposals — submission deadline 23 Sep 2019

Workshop on Ontology and Rich Semantics (RICH 2019): Exploiting Structured Knowledge Graphs
Pre-conference workshop of A-LIEP/ICADL 2019 conferences in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (https://fim.uitm.edu.my/conf2019/)

  • Date of event: Monday, 4 Nov 2019, 2pm-6pm
  • Venue: TTDI (Taman Tun Dr Ismail) Library, Jalan Athinahapan TTDI, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Location on Google Maps: https://www.google.com.sg/maps/place/Pustaka+KL+@+TTDI/@3.1469045,101.6213235,16.75z
  • Organisers: Dr Chris Khoo & Dr Robert B Allen
  • Target audience: academics, researchers, graduate students, librarians and knowledge organization professionals–who are doing research and professional work related to knowledge organization, ontology and metadata.
  • Deadline for presentation proposals: Mon, 23 Sep 2019
  • Registration: Free for Workshop presenters and A-LIEP/ICADL conference participants. For participants attending the Workshop only, the registration fee is listed on the conference website (http://aliep2019.org/index.php/registration-fee).
    As places are limited to 30 participants, prior registration is required. Online registration will open on 1 Oct. A link to the registration form will be available here.

Description

Explicit rich representations of domain knowledge, models, processes, historical development, and argumentation are important to support e-science, e-social science and digital humanities research. Ontologies define concept hierarchies and identify important types of relations between concepts as well as entities of interest. However, to support e-research as well as real applications, ontologies need to build on metadata and linked data to cover representation of complex structures and systems, dynamic models and processes, flow of temporal events, as well as discourse structure, evolution of knowledge, argumentation and information across types of documents and media.

This workshop will explore frameworks for ontological representation with rich semantics, and applications in diverse knowledge domains such as biology and medicine, humanities and art, law, systems analysis and design, clinical decision support systems, etc.

The Workshop is open to academics, researchers, graduate students, librarians and knowledge organization professionals who are doing research and professional work related to knowledge organization, metadata, linked data, ontology, and more complex approaches.

This Workshop follows three previous successful Workshops (http://richsemantics.org/):

  • RICH 2016 Tsukuba: Rich Semantics and Direct Representation for Digital Collections, Workshop at 2016 Asian Digital Library Conference, Dec 9, 2016
  • RICH 2017 Toronto: Workshop at JCDL 2017 (ACM/IEEE Joint Digital Library Conference), June 22, 2017
  • RICH 2018 Singapore: Workshop on Ontology and Rich Semantics: Frameworks and Applications, Nov 26, 2018 (https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/chriskhoo/ontology-rich-semantics/)

Workshop outline:

  • Introduction to ontology and rich semantics
    Chris Khoo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Keynote 1: Using direct representation to support access to legacy data sets
    Robert B Allen, Richsemantics.org, USA
  • Keynote 2: Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) extensions for cultural-specific concepts: Issues, methods and applications
    Sophy Shu-Jiun Chen, Academia Sinica Digital Center, Taiwan
  • Several presentations of completed or ongoing projects.

Call for Proposals

Presentations of completed or ongoing research/project in ontology and rich semantics applications in a particular subject or application area are invited.

Authors of accepted presentations will be invited to submit a short paper (of 6-10 pages) for publication in a special issue of LIBRES e-journal (https://www.libres-ejournal.info/), after a round of review and revision.

Presentation proposal submission deadline: Mon, 23 Sep 2019

Please submit to both Chris Khoo (chriskhoo@pmail.ntu.edu.sg) and Bob Allen (rba@boballen.info):
• Title
• Abstract of 300-500 words
• Author(s) and institutional affiliation
• Email address
• Type: completed research / ongoing research
• Keywords, including subject/application area


Workshop on Ontology and Rich Semantics (RICH 2019): Exploiting Structured Knowledge Graphs

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