Argentine Symposium on Ontologies and their Applications 2015

SAOA 2015 Call for Papers
44 JAIIO – 44 Jornadas Argentinas de Informática

31st August – 4th September, 2015
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Ingeniería y Agrimensura
Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR), Rosario – Argentina

Ontological Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that deals with the study of the theories, concepts, methodologies and tools supporting the construction of conceptual models shared among a community in specific domains. In the last years there has been a new interest in ontology application to solve modeling problems in several areas of computer science and information system fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Linguistic, Big Data, Knowledge Management, Semantic Web, Heterogeneous Database Integration, etc.

Worldwide, researchers in all these areas recognize the need for a serious commitment with ontologies to provide a basis for their work, were ontologies are seen as a general theory of the types of entities and relations that exists in their research fields. Moreover, in recent years many enterprises related to the application of ontologies and semantic technologies have emerged.
The Argentine Symposium on Ontologies and their Applications aims at providing a meeting point among researchers from different fields as well as professionals from industries having interest on ontologies. SAOA encourages the submission of original contributions ranging from academic research to industrial and business applications having a significant impact as well as lessons learned and best practices in ontology development.

TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not limited to:

  • – Entity ontological classification
    – Formal relations
    – Time and space representation
    – Ontological analysis

  • – Reference ontologies and their role
    – Upper level vs. domain ontologies
    – Ontology integration and alignment
    – Ontology development process
    – Ontology representation languages
    – Ontology reasoning

  • – Ontologies in Physics (material, space, time, movement, etc)
    – Ontologies in Biology (genes, proteins, cells, etc)
    – Ontology for representing belief, intentions, emotions, perceptions, etc.
    – Ontology of artifacts, functions and roles
    – Ontology for the representation of institutions, organizations, norms, social relations, arts, idioms, etc.
    – Ontology in Engineering
    – Ontology in Software Engineering

  • – Ontological foundations in conceptual modeling
    – Ontology driven information system design
    – Knowledge management
    – Computational linguistic
    – Information retrieval
    – Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services
    – Ontology applications in scientific fields like biology, chemistry, geography, physic, linguistic, etc.
    – Use of ontologies for engineer: shape, functions, artifacts, manufacturing, design, etc.
    – Ontologies in human science
    – Ontologies in conceptual modeling
    – Ontologies in database design.


Fillottrani, Pablo F. (LISSI-DCIC-UNS, CIC)
Leone, Horacio P. (INGAR-Dpto. ISI, CONICET-FRSF UTN)


Deadline for paper submissions: April 13, 2015
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: June 15, 2015
Deadline for “camera-ready” submissions: June 29, 2015


– Abel, Mara – Instituto de Informática – Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, (Brasil)
– Ale, Mariel –  CIDISI, Facultad Regional Santa Fe, UTN,  (Argentina)
– Ballejos, Luciana  – CIDISI, Facultad Regional Santa Fe,UTN, (Argentina)
– Caliusco, María Laura – CIDISI, Facultad Regional Santa Fe,UTN, (Argentina)
– Cecchi, Laura  Andrea – Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Facultad de Informática, (Argentina)
– Cenci, Karina – Universidad Nacional del Sur, (Argentina)
– Chiotti, Omar – INGAR (CONICET/UTN), (Argentina)
– Diaz Pace, Andres, ISISTAN-CONICET, UNICEN University (Argentina)
– Estevez, Elsa – United Nations University – Operating Unit on Policy-driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV)
– Galante, Renata –  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, (Brasil)
– Galli, María Rosa – INGAR (CONICET/UTN), (Argentina)
– Gonnet, Silvio  – INGAR (CONICET/UTN), (Argentina)
– Gómez, Sergio Alejandro – Universidad Nacional del Sur, (Argentina)
– Guarino, Nicola –  ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento, (Italy)
– Guizzardi, Giancarlo  – Universidade Federal do Espíritu Santo (UFES), (Brasil)
– Guizzardi, Renata – Universidade Federal do Espíritu Santo (UFES), (Brasil)
– Gutiérrez, Claudio C. -Computer Science Department, Universidad de Chile (Chile)
– Gutierrez, Milagros – CIDISI, Facultad Regional Santa Fe, UTN, (Argentina)
– Henning, Gabriela – INTEC (CONICET,UNL), (Argentina)
– Keet, C. Maria – University of Cape Town, (Sudáfrica)
– Motz, Regina  – Universidad de La República, (Uruguay)
– Olsina, Luis – GIDIS_Web, Grupo de I+D en Ingeniería de Software  y Web Facultad de Ingeniería, UNLPam,(Argentina)
– Parente  de Oliveira, José  María Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación, Instituto tecnológico Aeronáutico,(Brasil)
– Rico, Mariela –  CIDISI, Facultad Regional Santa Fe, UTN, (Argentina)
– Thom, Lucineia Heloisa – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, (Brasil)
– Vegetti, Marcela – INGAR (CONICET/UTN), (Argentina)
– Villarreal, Pablo  – CIDISI, Facultad Regional Santa Fe, UTN, (Argentina)



Authors are invited to submit papers under the following categories:
Research articles: 10 pages maximum
Expertise reports and tool presentations: 6 pages maximum


SAOA 2015 seeks original contributions, ranging from state-of-the-art academic research to industrial and business applications having a significant impact. The symposium will consist of invited talks and regular paper sessions presenting both mature work and new ideas in theoretical research and applications. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. The submission of manuscripts must follow the format available at:

All contributions should be submitted in PDF format. The page limit for a research paper is 10 pages , in A4 format. For diffusion reasons, papers in English are strongly recommended although Spanish and Portuguese are also acceptable. Each accepted paper should be presented in the symposium, and the presenter must be registered in the conference. Papers that do not fulfill this requirement will not be included in the Symposium Proceedings.

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