Special Issue: Real-World Applications of OWL

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The Semantic Web journal invites submissions for a special issue on Real-world Applications of OWL.

Submissions should consist of short papers describing deployed applications which use the Web Ontology Language OWL. The reports should be brief and pointed, indicating clearly, in what sense and to what extent OWL has been used in the application.

These submissions will be reviewed along the following dimensions:

  1. Quality, importance, and impact of the described application.
  2. Clarity and readability of the describing paper, which shall convey to the reader the key ideas regarding the use of OWL in the application.

Applications can cover all possible application areas.

If you are uncertain if your application is suitable for this call, please direct your inquiry to the guest editors.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 15th of July, 2010.
Acceptance Notification: 15th of September, 2010
Final Paper: 15th of October, 2010


Submissions should be 8-10 pages in length. Exceptions can be arranged, please contact the guest editors.

Please see the submission information and guidelines. When entering your manuscript into the review system, please state OWL applications special issue in the cover letter. Please also note the journal's open review process.

Guest Editors

Michel Dumontier, Carleton University, Canada, michel.dumontier@gmail.com
Rinke Hoekstra, Universiteit van Amsterdam/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, hoekstra@few.vu.nl

Please direct all inquiries to the guest editors.

Editorial Board

Mike Dean, BBN Technologies
Ian Horrocks, Oxford University
Ora Lassila, Nokia
Thorsten Liebig, University of Ulm
Mark Musen, Stanford
Massimo Paolucci, NTT DoCoMo Lab Munich
Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester
Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C
Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons
Evren Sirin, Clark & Parsia
Robert Stevens, University of Manchester
Zhe Wu, Oracle