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ONTOBRAS 6th Brazilian Conference on Ontologies


6th Brazilian Conference on Ontologies

September 23 - 25, 2013 - Belo Horizonte / MG - Brasil

Co-located event: 2nd Workshop on Semantic Web and Amazonian Biodiversity

Ontology is a cross-disciplinary field concerning with the study of
concepts and theories that support the building of shared
conceptualizations of specific domains. In recent years, there has been a
growing interest in the application of ontologies to solve modeling and
classification problems in diverse areas such as Computer Science,
Information Science, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistic,
Knowledge Management and many others.

The Brazilian Conference on Ontologies foresees an opportunity and
scientific environment in which researchers and practitioners from
Information Sciences and Computer Science can exchange the theories,
methodologies, languages, tools and experience related to the ontology
development and application.

In particular, this Sixth Edition of the Conference is being held
simultaneously with the Second Workshop on Semantic Web and Amazonian
Biodiversity Ontology, putting forward the effort of the research community
in integrating the previous events about Ontologies that has happened in
Brazil in recent years, in order to create a unique highly scientifically
qualified international forum for presenting and discussing the subject.

Therefore, we provide a non-comprehensive list of areas and researchers?
communities from which we expect to receive submissions:

- Information Science, for instance working with ontologies, thesauri,
knowledge management among other applications,
- Databases, for instance working with semantic data integration, linked
open data, among other applications,
- Artificial Intelligence, for instance working with knowledge based
systems, agents, ontology reasoning, among other applications
- Software Engineering, for instance working with conceptual modeling,
Business Process Models, among other applications,
- Informatics in Education, for instance working with  Educational
Ontologies , Semantic Web-based Educational Standards, among other
- Linguistics and philosophy, working with natural language processing
using ontologies, theories of representation, among other applications.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit theoretical, technical
and practical research contributions that directly or indirectly address
the issues above. Particularly welcome are e-science, life-sciences,
e-business and cultural applications.


We would like to invite you to participate in the 6th Brazilian Conference
on Ontologies, which will be held this year in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil,
on September 23-24. ONTOBRAS is the Brazilian meeting for discussing
Ontologies and this year will be sponsored by Federal University of Minas
Gerais. We are interested in the various aspects of the field, from its
philosophical and theoretical foundations to the new technologies and
innovative applications. In this edition, the meeting is opened to
submissions in two categories:

- Full papers (maximum 12 pages) written in English and describing work
with clear demonstrated results. Accepted full paper will be invited for
oral presentation. The best full papers will be invited to be extended for
publication in an influential international journal.
- Short papers (maximum 6 pages) written in Portuguese, English, or Spanish
and describing ongoing work. Accepted short papers will be invited for
poster presentations.

All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and must
follow the Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC) conference format
available at: http://www.sbc.org.br
Electronic submission: http://ontobras.eci.ufmg.br
The conference proceedings will be published in the online journal CEUR-WS (


- Main track submission deadline:  July 15, 2013
- Acceptance notification: August 15, 2013
- Final version: August 27, 2013


Suggested areas include, but are not limited to:

- Ontology and Conceptual Modeling:

Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling
Foundational ontologies
Upper-level ontologies
Semantic consistency
Ontology-based conceptual modeling tools and environments

- Ontologies and Knowledge Organization:

Facets Theory
Concept Theory
Documentary languages. Thesaurus

- Ontology Engineering:

Methodology, languages and tools
Composition and modularity
Merging, mapping and alignment
Ontology language interoperability
Integration methods, problems and practice

- Semantic Web:

Information retrieval
Ontology Search

- Ontology and Natural Language Processing:

Linguistic ontologies applied to text processing
Patterns of ontologies for specific applications

- Ontology applications:

Domain ontologies in e-science, e-business, natural sciences and others

Knowledge management
Ontologies and semantic technologies in Education

- Ontology Visualization


To be defined.


A panel on Brazilian federal e-government solutions, applications, success
cases, standards, efforts and actions performed by the Brazilian W3C Office
will be presented at the event.


General Chairs - ONTOBRAS-MOST
- Marcello Peixoto Bax (UFMG, Brazil)
- Fernando Silva Parreiras (FUMEC, Brazil)

- José Laurindo Campos dos Santos (INPA, Brazil) - lcampos at inpa.gov.br

Program Chairs - ONTOBRAS-MOST
- Maurício Almeida (ECI - UFMG)
- Renata Wassermann (IME - USP)

Steering Committee
- Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR, Brazil)
- Bernadette Loscio (UFPE, Brazil)
- Fernando Gauthier (UFSC, Brazil)
- Fred Freitas (UFPE, Brazil)
- Giancarlo Guizzardi (UFES, Brazil)
- Mara Abel (UFRGS, Brazil)
- Marcello Bax (UFMG, Brazil)
- Maria Claudia Cavalcanti  (IME, Brazil)
- Maria Luiza de Almeida Campos (UFF, Brazil)
- Renata Vieira  (PUCRS, Brazil)
- Sonia Elisa Caregnato (UFRGS, Brazil)

Program Committee

Alan Pedro da Silva (UFAL, Brazil)
Alcione Oliveira (UFV, Brazil)
Alexandre Rademaker (FGV, Brazil)
Alicia Diaz (UNLP, Argentina)
Ana Carolina Salgado (UFPE, Brazil)
Ana Maria de Carvalho Moura (LNCC/RJ, Brazil)
Andre Freitas (DERI, Ireland)
Andreia Malucelli (PUCPR, Brazil)
Cassia Santos (INRIA & LIG,
Cesar Tacla (UTFPR, Brazil)
Claudio Gutierrez  (UCHILE, Chile)
Edward Hermann Haeusler (PUC-Rio, Brazil)
Emerson Paraiso (PUCPR, Brazil)
Evandro de Barros Costa (UFAL, Brazil)
Fabio Andre Porto (LNCC, Brazil)
Fernanda Baiao (UNIRIO, Brazil)
Fernanda Lima (UnB, Brazil)
Fernando Naufel do Amaral (UFF, Brazil)
Fernando Silva Parreiras (FUMEC, Brazil)
Fred Freitas (UFPE, Brazil)
Frederico Durao (CESAR, Brazil)
Gabriela Henning (UNL, Argentine)
Gerd Wagner (BTU Cottbus, Germany)
Gustavo Giménez-Lugo (UTFPR, Brazil)
Ig Ibert Bittencourt (UFAL, Brazil)
Jérôme Euzenat (INRIA & LIG, France)
José Palazzo Moreira de Oliveira (UFRGS, Brazil)
José Parente de Oliveira (ITA, Brazil)
Juan Garcia-Gomez (UPV, Spain)
Laurindo Campos    (INPA, Brazil)
Lucelene Lopes (PUCRS, Brazil)
Luis Márcio Spinosa (PUCPR, Brazil)
Mara Abel (UFRGS, Brazil)
Marcela Vegetti (INGAR/UTN, Argentine)
Marcelo Bax (UFMG, Brazil)
Maria Luiza Campos (UFF, Brazil)
Maria Luiza Campos (UFRJ, Brazil)
Mauricio Almeida (ECI-UFMG, Brazil)
Monalessa Barcellos (UFES, Brazil)
Oscar Corcho (UPM, Spain)
Rafael da Rocha (UFRGS, Brazil)
Regina Braga (UFJF, Brazil)
Regina Motz (UDELAR, Uruguay)
Renata Galante (UFRGS, Brazil)
Renata Vieira (PUCRS, Brazil)
Renata Wassermann (IME-USP, Brazil)
Renato Souza (FGV, Brazil)
Ricardo Falbo (UFES, Brazil)
Roberta Ferrario (LOA, Italy)
Rove Chishman (UNISINOS, Brazil)
Sandro Fiorini (UFRGS, Brazil)
Sônia Elisa Caregnato (UFRGS, Brazil)
Sean Siqueira (UNIRIO, Brazil)
Seiji Isotani (USP, Brazil)
Stefan Schulz (MUG, Austria)

XI Cinform - Encontro Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa em Informação

O Instituto de Ciência da Informação da UFBA promove, em agosto, o XI Cinform - Encontro Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa em Informação. Gostaríamos de contar com sua presença e apoio na divulgação, para o que enviamos nosso cartaz eletrônico.

Conferencia IADIS Ibero-Americana WWW/Internet 2013

Conferencia IADIS Ibero-Americana WWW/Internet 2013

21 - 23 Noviembre, Porto Alegre - RS, Brasil

La conferencia se realizará en el campus de São Leopoldo, de la Universidad de Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil (21-23 Noviembre 2013).
La Conferencia Ibero Americana WWW/Internet 2013 busca atacar los temas centrales de preocupación dentro de la comunidad Internet. La WWW e Internet han tenido un enorme desarrollo en los años recientes. Los aspectos críticos de esta tecnología no son solo tecnológicos pues han surgido otros focos de interés. Esta conferencia tiene como objetivo cubrir tanto los aspectos técnicos como los no técnicos (sociales, educativos, etc) relacionados con la WWW e Internet.
Para obtener más información relacionada con los temas de interés, por favor visitehttp://www.ciawi-conf.org/es/llamada-de-trabajos

* Submisiones de Artículos
Los autores están invitados a presentar sus trabajos en portugués o español a través del el sistema de envío electrónica de la conferencia hasta 31 de mayo de 2013.
Los trabajos deben ser originales.

* Fechas Importantes
Plazo Limite de Envío: 31 de Mayo de 2013
Notificación a los Autores: 1 de Julio de 2013
Envío de Versiones Finales y Registro Temprano: 26 de Julio de 2013
Conferencia: 21-23 Noviembre, 2013

* Publicación de artículos
La conferencia incluirá disertaciones invitadas y presentaciones orales. Las actas de la conferencia se publicarán en un libro y en versión electrónica con ISBN.

* Contactos:
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Web site:http://www.ciawi-conf.org/es

* Organizado por: International Association for Development of the Information Society
Co-organizado por: UNISINOS

Mi más cordial saludo,
Miguel Ángel Marzal

II Congresso Brasileiro de Paleografia e Diplomática

A Associação dos Arquivistas do Estado do Rio de Janeiro divulgou a programação do II Congresso Brasileiro de Paleografia e Diplomática, que acontecerá no Arquivo Nacional, nos dias 19 a 21 de junho de 2013. A Diplomática debruça-se sobre a confiabilidade e a autenticidade dos documentos de arquivo. A Paleografia é o estudo técnico de textos manuscritos, antigos ou não, na sua forma exterior, e compreende o conhecimento dos materiais e instrumentos para escrever, a história da escrita e a evolução das letras objetivando sua leitura, transcrição e interpretação. Mais informações e inscrições: http://www.paleografia.arquivista.net/programacao/