The Seventh Australasian
Ontology Workshop

5th DECEMBER 2011

NEW: Program Now Available Here


Pre-proceedings available here.

 Advances in Ontologies:

The use of formal ontologies in knowledge systems has many advantages. It allows for an unambiguous specification of the structure of knowledge in a domain, enables knowledge sharing and, as a result, makes it possible to perform automated reasoning about ontologies. In recent years there has been a worldwide increase in the use of ontologies, both in industry and in research laboratories. There is a growing community of researchers in the Australasian region working on various aspects of ontologies. The primary aim of this workshop is to bring together ontology researchers in the region.

Held in conjunction with the 24th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2011)

AOW2011 will be held at Murdoch University, South Street campus.
TO REGISTER FOR AOW 2011, please go to Registration closed.

Workshop Date: Monday, 5 December 2011

Venue: AOW2011 will be held at Murdoch University, South Street campus, Perth.

The workshop seeks submission of papers on original and unpublished research on all aspects of ontology research, including, but not limited to:

  • ontology models and theories;
  • ontologies and the semantic web;
  • interoperability in ontologies;
  • multi-agent systems and ontologies;
  • description logics for ontologies;
  • reasoning with ontologies;
  • ontology harvesting on the web;
  • ontology of agents and actions;
  • ontology visualisation;
  • ontology engineering and management;
  • ontology-based information extraction and retrieval;
  • ontology merging, alignment and integration;
  • web ontology languages;
  • formal concept analysis and ontologies;
  • ontologies for e-research;
  • linking open data;
  • significant ontology applications

A copy of the call for papers (in plain text) is available here.

Program Chairs:

Kerry Taylor (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia) (co-chair)
Aurona Gerber (CAIR and Meraka-CSIR, South Africa) (co-chair)
Mehmet Orgun (Macquarie University) (co-chair)
Tommie Meyer CAIR (Steering Committee)

Program Committee:

Franz Baader
Mike Bain
Arina Britz
Michael Compton
Oscar Corcho
R. Cenk Erdur
Peter Fox
Dennis Hooijmaijers
Bo Hu
Renato Iannella
Kevin Lee
Laurent Lefort
Constantine Mantratzis
Rolf Schwitter
Markus Stumptner
Murat Sensoy
Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn

Contact Information: 2011AOW[AT]gmail[dot]com

Key Dates:

Submission of papers: 23 October 2011 (extended)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 21 November 2011
Final camera ready copies: 30 November 2011
Workshop date: 5 December 2011

Posters and Demonstrations:


Please prepare an abstract not longer than half a page and submit it a via the EasyChair system at

Paper Formatting and Submission:

Papers submitted to AOW 2011 must be at most 10 pages. Please do not exceed the page limit. 

The proceedings of all previous Australasian Ontology Workshops were published by the ACS in the CRPIT Series, and this will also be the case for AOW 2011. The formatting requirements and resources for authors can be found on the CRPIT page for submitting authors.

Papers must be submitted via the EasyChair system at

Review Process:

All papers will be reviewed by at least 3 members of our International program committee.

Best Paper Prize:

For the third year running AOW 2011 will have a best paper award sponsored by CSIRO, with a prize of $250(AUD) being awarded to the author(s) of the best paper(s).

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