This book contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD 2011). This conference is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and this year it is hosted by the University PARIS-EST Créteil (UPEC) at the campus of Sénart. KEOD 2011 was held in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the ACM Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (ACM SIGMIS), the LISSI Laboratory and the Information & Knowledge Management Society (IKMS). The purpose of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development is to provide a major meeting point for researchers and practitioners interested in the study and development of methodologies and technologies for Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development. Knowledge Engineering (KE) refers to all technical, scientific and social aspects
involved in building, maintaining and using knowledge-based systems. KE is a multidisciplinary field, bringing in concepts and methods from several computer science domains such as artificial intelligence, databases, expert systems, decision support systems and geographic information systems. From the software development point of view, KE uses principles that are strongly related to software engineering. KE is also related to mathematical logic, as well as strongly involved in cognitive science and socio-cognitive engineering where the knowledge is produced by humans and is structured according to our understanding of how human reasoning and logic works. Currently, KE is strongly related to the construction of shared knowledge bases or conceptual frameworks, often designated as ontologies. Ontology Development aims at building reusable semantic structures that can be informal vocabularies, catalogs, glossaries as well as more complex finite formal structures representing the entities within a domain and the relationships between those entities. Ontologies, have been gaining interest and acceptance in computational audiences: formal ontologies are a form of software, thus software development methodologies can be adapted to serve ontology development. A wide range of applications is emerging, especially given the current web emphasis, including library science, ontology-enhanced search, e-commerce and configuration. KEOD is integrated in IC3K (International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management) a conference formed by three complementary conferences, namely KMIS (International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing), KDIR (International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval) and KEOD. The KEOD program includes two special sessions, on Enterprise Ontology (SSEO) and on Semantic Sensor Web (SSW). The joint conference, IC3K, received 429 paper submissions from 59 countries in all continents. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee. After a stringent selection process, 47 papers were accepted to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work, 94 papers reflecting work-in-progress or position papers were accepted for short presentation, and another 81 contributions were accepted for poster presentation. These numbers, leading to a “full-paper” acceptance ratio of about 11% and a total oral paper presentations acceptance ratio close to 33%, show the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference. IC3K’s program includes panels and five invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Jay Liebowitz (University of Maryland University College, U.S.A.), Carole Goble (University of Manchester, U.K.), Mayer Aladjem (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), Guus Schreiber (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Jan L. G. Dietz (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands). As in previous editions of the Conference, based on the reviewers’ evaluations and on the quality of presentations, a short list of authors will be selected and invited to submit extended revised versions of their papers for a book that will be published by Springer with the best papers of IC3K 2011. We would like to express our thanks to all participants. First of all, to the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this Conference. Next, we thank to all the members of the program committee and the auxiliary reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We would also like to deeply thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision. Fourthly, we thank the program chair, Jan Dietz, whose collaboration was much appreciated. Finally, special thanks to all the members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration was fundamental for the success of this conference. We wish you all an exciting conference and an unforgettable stay in the city of Paris and we hope to meet you again next year for the 4th KEOD, details of which will shortly be made available at http://www.keod.ic3k.org.
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