Start: 2013-10-21, End: 2013-10-22, Publication: 2013-04-15


This year, in sync with the main conference, we encourage submissions specifically devoted to: (i) repeatable evaluations of the approaches proposed (not necessarily within OAEI) and (ii) application of the matching technology in real-life scenarios and assessment of its usefulness to the final users. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: * Business and use cases for matching (e.g., open government data); * Requirements to matching from specific domains (e.g., energy); * Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios (e.g., with mobile apps); * Formal foundations and frameworks for matching; * Matching patterns; * Matching and big data; * Entity matching; * Instance matching and data interlinking; * Large-scale matching; * Performance of matching techniques; * Matcher selection and self-configuration; * User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects); * Explanations in matching; * Social and collaborative matching; * Alignment management; * Reasoning with alignments; * Matching for traditional applications (e.g., information integration); * Matching for emerging applications (e.g., linked data, search).

Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes the ontologies as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of data. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:OM-2013: The Eighth International Workshop on Ontology Matching


collocated with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2013 October 21st or 22nd, 2013: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia


  • OM-2013 AudienceAudience: The workshop encourages participation from academia, industry and user institutions with the emphasis on theoretical and practical aspects of ontology matching.

  • IndustryOn the one side, we expect representatives from industry and user organizations to present business cases and their requirements for ontology matching.

  • AcademiaOn the other side, we expect academic participants to present their approaches vis-a-vis those requirements.

  • User Institutions

  • ResearchersThe workshop provides an informal setting for researchers and practitioners from different related initiatives to meet and benefit from each other's work and requirements.

  • Practitioners

  • OM-2013 Organizing Committee

  • Pavel Shvaiko(Main contact) TasLab, Informatica Trentina, Italy

  • Jérôme EuzenatINRIA & LIG, France

  • Kavitha SrinivasIBM, USA

  • Ming MaoeBay, USA

  • Ernesto Jiménez-RuizUniversity of Oxford, UK

  • OM-2013 Program Committee(to be completed):

  • Manuel AtenciaINRIA &LIG, France

  • Michele BarberaSpazioDati, Italy

  • Zohra BellahseneLRIMM, France

  • Chris BizerUniversity of Mannheim, Germany

  • Olivier BodenreiderNational Library of Medicine, USA

  • Marco CombettoInformatica Trentina, Italy

  • Gianluca CorrendoUniversity of Southampton, UK

  • Jérôme DavidINRIA & LIG, France

  • Alfio FerraraUniversity of Milan, Italy

  • Fausto GiunchigliaUniversity of Trento, Italy

  • Bin HeIBM, USA

  • Wei HuNanjing University, China

  • Ryutaro IchiseNational Institute of Informatics, Japan

  • Antoine IsaacVrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands

  • Krzysztof JanowiczUniversity of California, USA

  • Anja JentzschWikimedia Deutschland, Germany

  • Yannis KalfoglouRicoh Europe plc, UK

  • Patrick LambrixLinköpings Universitet, Sweden

  • Monika LanzenbergerVienna University of Technology, Austria

  • Vincenzo MalteseUniversity of Trento, Italy

  • Fiona McNeillUniversity of Edinburgh, UK

  • Christian MeilickeUniversity of Mannheim, Germany

  • Andriy NikolovOpen University, UK

  • Leo ObrstThe MITRE Corporation, USA

  • Heiko PaulheimUniversity of Mannheim, Germany

  • Yefei PengGoogle, USA

  • François ScharffeLIRMM & University of Montpellier, France

  • Luciano SerafiniFondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy

  • Umberto StracciaISTI-C.N.R., Italy

  • Ondrej Svab-ZamazalPrague University of Economics, Czech Republic

  • Cássia TrojahnINRIA & LIG, France

  • Raphaël TroncyEURECOM, France

  • Giovanni TummarelloFondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy

  • Lorenzino VaccariAutonomous Province of Trento, Italy

  • Ludger van ElstDFKI, Germany

  • Shenghui WangVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Songmao ZhangChinese Academy of Sciences, China

  • OM-2013 SupportersAcknowledgements: We appreciate support from the Trentino as a Lab initiative of the European Network of the Living Labs at Informatica Trentina, the EU SEALS project and the Semantic Valley initiative.

  • Informatica Trentina