Special Call for Ontology Design Pattern descriptions

Semantic Web journal:
Special Call for
Ontology Design Pattern descriptions

An ontology design pattern is a reusable solution to a recurring ontology modeling problem. Different kinds of ontology design patterns have been identified, and they are used for different purposes ranging from their use as building blocks and strategies for ontology creation to their utilization for heterogneity preservation in information integration.

The Semantic Web journal calls for papers containing concise descriptions of an Ontology Design Pattern. Papers are typically expected to include discussions of at least the following aspects.

  • A general introduction concerning the rationale of making the pattern.
  • A graphical depiction of the pattern accompanied by an explanation, in intuitive terms, of the design choices made.
  • A detailed axiomatization, e.g. using OWL, for the relationships between the vocabulary terms used in the patterns.
  • A detailed discussion of related patterns or ontology modeling practices and their relationships with the presented pattern.
  • A convincing discussion of use cases.
  • Examples for existing datasets which can be used with the pattern.

Papers will be evaluated along the following dimensions: Quality of the pattern, usefulness (or potential usefulness) of the pattern, clarity and completeness of the descriptions.

Prospective authors must take notice of the submission guidelines posted at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors - please select the "other" paper type when making your submission.


Paper submission: June 15, 2014; there will be a WOP 2014 fast-track for selected papers.

Notification: Usually within 8 weeks of submission

Members of the Guest Editorial Board will be invited as papers are submitted.

In case of questions, please contact the Editors-in-chief:

Pascal Hitzler
Krzysztof Janowicz