Modularity, studied for years in software engineering, allows mechanisms for easy and flexible reuse, generalization, structuring, maintenance, design patterns, and comprehension. Modularity is an important enabling technology for knowledge repositories and collaborative knowledge development environments. In formal and applied ontology, modularity is central to reducing the complexity of designing and understanding ontologies, and to facilitating ontology verification, reasoning, maintenance and integration.

Recent research on ontology modularity shows substantial progress in foundations of modularity, techniques of modularization and modular development, distributed reasoning and empirical evaluation. These results provide a solid foundation and exciting prospects for further research and development.

The workshop continues a series of successful events that have been an excellent venue for practitioners and researchers to discuss latest and current work on theoretical and practical aspects of modularity in ontologies, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from various subareas of AI spanning knowledge representation, reasoning and logic (description logics, first-order logics, context-based reasoning, rule-based reasoning, automated theorem proving) and web and knowledge-based repositories and information systems (ontologies, semantic web, linked data) as well as researchers from philosophy, logic, cognitive science, and linguistics and from various application domains.


In general, topics include, but are not limited to:

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Submission Guidelines

We welcome submissions on modularity in a broad sense. The workshop is open to papers of theoretical or practical nature from various disciplines. Submissions can be long papers (up to 8 pages) or short papers (up to 4 pages), formatted using the AAAI style according to the instructions at http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php, prepared in PDF format and submitted no later than the submission deadline, through the EasyChair Submission System (see http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jowo2015). Make sure you select the track “International Workshop on Modular Ontologies” for your submission.

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be made available in the proceedings to be published electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series (see http://www.ceur-ws.org). The proceedings from the last three editions of WoMO are available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-875/, http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1081/, http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1248/.

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