The Lublin Ontology Site contains information on ontology research and engineering group associated with the Faculty of Philosophy at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, its major relevant publications, research and B+R projects.

  • Faculty of Philosophy KUL

    Faculty of Philosophy KUL

  • Knowledge transfer

    Knowledge transfer

MetaOnt for ontologies

MetaOnt for ontologies

We define a schema in which to describe the cornucopia applied ontologies. We look at the domain of ontologies from the point of view of our philosophical tradition.
Read More
Ontology of Knowledge

Ontology of Knowledge

We build a few ontologies explaining what knowledge and knowledge management are. We also model a concept of knowledge transfer.
Read More
Ontology in HGIS

Ontology in HGIS

Our experience shows that the decisive stage in the development of HGIS systems is a conceptual model and ontology seems to be the right tool to build it.
Read More
Ontology of Livestock

Ontology of Livestock

OntoBeef is a library of ontologies created within ProOptiBeef project to catch a conceptualization of beef production and consumption domain.
Read More

SEMAPRO 2014 | Call for Papers



Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to SEMAPRO 2014.

The submission deadline has been extended to April 12, 2014.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to one of the IARIA Journals:


============== SEMAPRO 2014 | Call for Papers ===============


SEMAPRO 2014, The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing

August 24 – 28, 2014 – Rome, Italy

General page:

Call for Papers:

Submission page:


- regular papers

- short papers (work in progress)

- posters

- ideas

- presentations

- demos

- doctoral forum submissions

Proposals for:

- symposia

- workshops

Submission deadline: April 12, 2014

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:

Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library:

Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.
All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules:

SEMAPRO 2014 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Basics on semantics

Fundamental of semantics processing; Semantic-based techniques for feature selection; Semantic-based pruning; Semantic interoperability; Semantics uncertainty; Semantics pre-processing and post-processing; Semantics harmonization; Constraint-based semantics processing; Embedded semantics into the discovery process; Semantics in spatial and spatio-temporal models

Ontology fundamentals for semantic processing

Ontology learning; Ontology for semantic interoperability; Ontologies and data pre-processing; Ontology-based evaluation and semantic patterns; Global core ontologies; Progressive ontologies; Bridging semantics through ontologies; Ontology mapping and ontology visualization; Ontology in information systems; Ontology-based semantic mediation; Ontology design and maintenance for conceptual model integration; Reverse engineering of ontologies from conceptual model; Ontologies for explanation generation

Semantic technologies

Basics of Ontology and Semantic Web; Semantic storing, computing, representation, communications; Semantic-driven system design; Syntactic and semantic processing models; Hardware and software support for semantic processing; Microprocessors for semantic processing; Multi-model semantic systems; Semantic annotation of multimedia supports; Semantic multimedia information retrieval; Natural language semantic processing; Context-based semantic processing; Content-based semantic processing; Scalability to the Web level; Performance in semantic processing; Information security in semantic processing; Explaining semantic processing and its results

Models and ontology-based design of protocols, architectures and services

Fundamentals in theory; Modeling methodologies; Models and Ontology-driven Technologies (for the communications system design); Models and ontology relationships; Multi-models coherence. Models and ontology-based communications services and protocols; Semantics of services and service modeling; Protocol models and semantics;  Application and quality of experience semantics; Services and protocols semantics; Models and ontology-based cross-layer services and architectures design; Models and ontology-based software frameworks; Composition of Services and Composability rules; Cross-layering services models, components and implementations

Semantic Deep Web

Ontology plug-in search; Information extraction from the Deep Web /e-commerce sites/; Semantic Deep Web annotation and indexing; Deep Web-based ontology; Semantic Deep Web crawlers; Semantic browsing and visualization; Semantic Deep Web data fusion; Semiautomatic ontology generation; Metrics for quality of ontology; Similarity measures for ontology alignment; Measurements for quality of search; Tools for semantic Deep Web; Experience extraction from the Web

Semantic reasoning

Reasoning methods; Reasoning for the Web; Ontology expressiveness; Ontology alignment, mapping and merging; Expressing formal semantics; Languages (RDF, RDF Schema, OWL, etc); Robustness of reasoning on the Web; Patterns on semantic reasoning; Querying and searching; Scalable and tolerant reasoning; Dynamic reasoning for the Semantic Web; Ontologies and problem-solving methods; Computational learning theory; Approximate reasoning/computing; Strategies for abstraction and compression of information; Cognitive semantic reasoning; Attention semantic scoping; Recency-based self-optimizing memory; Cost-benefit trade-off reasoning models; Negotiation in obtaining near-optimal reasoning results under bounded resources; Case-based reasoning

Semantic content searching

Methodologies for innovative information retrieval technologies; Combinatorial search; Massive search-spaces with heuristics (e.g., based on Monte Carlo simulations); Searching using metadata, semantics, and ontology; Advanced searching in digital libraries; Advanced use of RDF and OWL; Expressiveness of the content ontologies; Inherent inconsistency and incompleteness of data on the Web; Scalability of semantic processing; Specialized search engines (Hakia, Matrixware and seekda)

Hypertext and hypermedia semantic

Hypertext techniques and semantic applications; Hypertext and ontologies; Hypertext semantic models; Spatial semantic hypertext; Self-organized hypertext; Semantic adaptive hypertext; Web and hypertext link analysis; Hypertexts and semantic Web; Hypertext semantic applications

Semantic voice-video-speech (VVS) searching

Engines and methods for VVS advanced searching; Patterns in VVS searching; Contextual VVS searching; Rapid VVS searching; Accuracy in VVS searching; Noise in VVS searching; Performance in VVS searching; Metrics for VVS searching; Text and VVS searching; Applications of VVS

Semantic multimedia

Efficient storage of structured data that scale to a very large size; Automatic generation of multimedia presentations; Advanced process for multimedia information mining; Semantic metadata extraction; Annotation tools and methods for content semantics; Media ontology generation/learning/reasoning; Semantic multimedia streaming; Semantics enabled multimedia applications /annotation/browsing/storage/retrieval/visualization

Semantic social media

Community detection and evolution in social media; Recommendation and ranking systems; Search in social media; Event detection, trend identification and tracking in social media; Influence, trust and reputation in social media; Opinion/sentiment analysis, polarity identification; Feed distillation and ranking blogs; Mining microblogging and real time data; Folksonomy, tag semantics, clustering and usage; Advertising models for the social web; Indexing social media content, index freshness; Visualizing social network data; Spam detection, social network spam and profile spam

Semantics for sentiment/opinion analysis

Architectures for generic sentiment analysis systems; Sentiment analysis techniques on social media; Document-level analysis; Sentence-level analysis; Aspect-based analysis; Comparative-sentiment analysis; Sentiment lexicon acquisition; Optimizing sentiment analysis algorithms; Applications of sentiment analysis

Semantic networking

Semantic-based QoS (Quality of Service) control and scheduling; Semantic QoE (Quality of Experience) evaluation; Semantic-based Internet data streaming and delivery; Semantics enabled networking and middleware; Semantic routing; Semantic interfaces

Domain-oriented semantic applications

Semantics for managing pharmaceutical data; Semantic processing for biomedical knowledge; Speech, text and picture recognition; Semantic email workflow and content; Semantic blogs and wikis; Semantic email addressing; Semantic web and digital libraries; Semantic processing in e-Health; Semantic-driven tutoring systems

Economics and governance of semantics technologies

Organizational views; Legal; Business; Regulations; Assessment; Standards; Harmonization; Cross-nation mediation

Semantic applications/platforms/tools

Market for semantic technologies; Applications, services and systems based on semantic processing; User friendly semantic system integration tools; Ontology-based data transformation and data migration tools; Ontology mapping tools and languages; Ontology-enabled interoperability in e-science, life sciences, e-business, culture; Commercial cost models for semantic applications; Semantic solutions for business intelligence; Semantic processing platforms ; Supporting ontology platforms/tools (Protégé, etc); Semantic query languages (SPARQL, etc); Ontology-enabled search engines; Semantic Web search engines; Interoperability of data, systems, and organizations; Experiments and lessons learned; Standard activities


SEMAPRO Advisory Chairs

Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Bich-Lien Doan, SUPELEC, France

Alexey Cheptsov, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Germany

Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA

Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, Gjøvik University College, Norway

Jesper Zedlitz, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany

Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA

Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna, Italy

David A. Ostrowski, Ford Motor Company, USA

Andrea Perego, European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

SEMAPRO Industry/Research Liaison Chairs

Riccardo Albertoni, IMATI-CNR-Genova, Italy

Panos Alexopoulos, iSOCO S.A., Spain

Sofia Athenikos, IPsoft, USA

Isabel Azevedo, ISEP-IPP, Portugal

Sam Chapman, The Floow Limited, UK

Daniele Christen, Parsit Company, Italy

Frithjof Dau, SAP Research Dresden, Germany

Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Germany

Alessio Gugliotta, Innova SpA, Italy

Peter Haase, Fluid Operations, Germany

Shun Hattori, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

Xin He, Airinmar Ltd., UK

Tracy Holloway King, eBay Inc., USA

Lyndon J. B. Nixon, STI International, Austria

Zoltán Theisz, evopro Innovation LLC, Hungary

Thorsten Liebig, derivo GmbH – Ulm, Germany

Michael Mohler, Language Computer Corporation in Richardson, USA

Michael Schmidt, fluid Operations AG, Germany

SEMAPRO Publicity Chairs

Felix Schiele, Reutlingen University, Germany

Bernd Stadlhofer, University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Ruben Costa, UNINOVA, Portugal

Andreas Emrich, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany


Applied Ontology, Volume 8, Number 3 / 2013

2 Articles

  1. Inferring and validating skills and competencies over time, by Maryam Fazel-Zarandi and Mark S. Fox
  2. Towards ontology evaluation across the life cycleThe Ontology Summit 2013, by Fabian Neuhaus, Amanda Vizedom, Ken Baclawski, Mike Bennett, Mike Dean, Michael Denny, Michael Grüninger, Ali Hashemi, Terry Longstreth, Leo Obrst, Steve Ray, Ram Sriram, Todd Schneider, Marcela Vegetti, Matthew West and Peter Yim

Applied Ontology, Volume 8, Number 2 / 2013

2 Articles

  1. Characterizing functions based on phase- and evolution-oriented models, by Yoshinobu Kitamura and Riichiro Mizoguchi
  2. Exposing, formalizing and reasoning over the latent semantics of tags in multimodal data sources, by John Tyler, Jon Pastor, Michael N. Huhns, Shad Kirmani and Hongying Du

Applied Ontology, Volume 8, Number 1 / 2013

3 Articles:

  1. A metaontology for applied ontology, by Pawel Garbacz and Robert Trypuz
  2. Referring to institutional entities: Semantic and ontological perspectives, by Alexandra Arapinis
  3. Diverse perspectives on ontology: A joint report on the First IAOA Interdisciplinary Summer School on Ontological Analysis, by Federico Boem, Gaoussou Camara, Eric Chuk, Francesca Quattri, Emanuele Ratti, Emilio M. Sanfilippo and Aleksandra Sojic

IAOA Executive Council Members

On Oct 4, 2013 the ballot of the annual election of members for the IAOA Executive Council (EC) was closed.

Ontology Summit 2014 session-03 – Track B: Making use of Ontologies: Tools, Services, and Techniques

*Thu 30 Jan 2014*

OntologySummit2014 session-03 – Track B: Making use of Ontologies: Tools, Services, and Techniques

I – Co-Champions: ChristophLange, AlanRector, …  – see developing details on the

session page at:

Ontology Summit 2014 – Track A: Common Reusable Semantic Content

*Thu 23 Jan 2014* – OntologySummit2014 session-02 – Track A: Common Reusable Semantic Content – I – Co-Champions: MikeBennett, AndreaWesterinen, GaryBergCross – see developing details on the session page at:

Ontology Summit 2014: “Big Data and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology”

Thu 16 Jan 2014

Co-chairs: Professor Michael Gruninger & Dr. LeoObrst – see details on the session page at:

8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2014)

Paper Submission Deadline: March 3, 2014

Read More