The Second International Workshop on Ontology Matching

collocated with the 6th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2007
November 11, 2007: BEXCO, Busan, Korea

OM-2007 proceedings [PDF]: CEUR-WS Vol-304

Objectives Call for papers Submissions Accepted papers Program Organization OM-2006


Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, since it takes the ontologies as input and determines as output correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, query answering, data translation, or for navigation on the Semantic Web. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate.

The workshop has two goals:

    To bring together academic and industry leaders to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements. The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial needs, and therefore direct research towards those needs. Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their business needs. Moreover, it is central to the aims of the workshop to evaluate how technologies for ontology matching are going to evolve, which research topics are in the academic agenda and how these can fit emerging business issues.

    To conduct an extensive, rigorous and transparent evaluation of ontology matching approaches through the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2007 campaign. The particular focus of this year’s OAEI campaign is on real-world matching tasks from specific domains, such as cultural heritage, medicine and food. Therefore, the ontology matching evaluation initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion of how well the current approaches are meeting business needs.

Call for papers


The workshop encourages participation from both academia and industry with its emphasis on theoretical and practical aspects of ontology matching. On the one side, we expect representatives from industry to present business cases and their requirements for ontology matching. On the other side, we expect academic participants to present their approaches vis-a-vis those industrial requirements.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Requirements to ontology matching from specific domains;
  • Application of ontology matching techniques in real-world scenarios;
  • Social and collaborative ontology matching;
  • Interaction design for ontology matching;
  • Interactive ontology matching;
  • Background knowledge in ontology matching;
  • Uncertainty in ontology matching;
  • Formal foundations and frameworks for ontology matching;
  • Performance of ontology matching techniques;
  • Ontology matching evaluation methodology;
  • Ontology matching for information integration;
  • Ontology matching for query answering;
  • Ontology matching for dynamic environments;
  • Systems and infrastructures.

Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers addressing different issues of ontology matching as well as participating in the OAEI 2007 campaign. Technical papers should be not longer than 12 pages using the LNCS Style. These should be prepared in PDF format and should be submitted (no later than August 3, 2007) through the workshop submission site at:

Contributors to the OAEI 2007 campaign have to follow the campaign conditions and schedule at

Important Dates:

  • August 3, 2007: CLOSED [26 papers received for the technical track]
    Deadline for the submission of papers.
  • September 7, 2007: NOTIFICATIONS SENT
    Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection.
  • September 25, 2007: CLOSED
    Early ISWC'07+ASWC'07 registration deadline.
  • September 28, 2007: CLOSED
    Workshop camera ready copy submission.
  • November 11, 2007:
    OM-2007, BEXCO, Busan, Korea.

Contributions will be refereed by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as a volume of CEUR-WS.

Accepted Papers

Technical Papers:

OAEI Papers:


Program Top

Schedule: --PDF version--

  8:00-8:20 Poster setup
  8:20-8:30 Welcome and workshop overview
 8:30-10:30 Paper presentation session: OAEI-2007 campaign
 8:30-9:00 Introduction to the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2007
Jérôme Euzenat, Antoine Isaac, Christian Meilicke, Pavel Shvaiko, Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Ondřej Šváb, Vojtěch Svátek, Willem Robert van Hage, Mikalai Yatskevich
 9:00-9:20 Falcon-AO: results for OAEI 2007
Wei Hu, Yuanyuan Zhao, Dan Li, Gong Cheng, Honghan Wu, Yuzhong Qu
 9:20-9:40 DSSim - managing uncertainty on the semantic web
Miklos Nagy, Maria Vargas-Vera, Enrico Motta
 9:40-9:55 ASMOV results for OAEI 2007
Yves R. Jean-Mary, Mansur R. Kabuka
 9:55-10:10 OLA in the OAEI 2007 evaluation contest
Jean François Djoufak Kengue, Jérôme Euzenat, Petko Valtchev
 10:10-10:20 SAMBO results for the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2007
He Tan, Patrick Lambrix
 10:20-10:30 SEMA: results for the ontology alignment contest OAEI 2007
Vassilis Spiliopoulos, Alexandros G. Valarakos, George A. Vouros, Vangelis Karkaletsis
 10:30-11:30 Coffee break / Poster session / Consensus building workshop
 11:30-12:30 Paper presentation session: OAEI-2007 campaign (cont’d)
 11:30-11:45 The PRIOR+: results for OAEI campaign 2007
Ming Mao, Yefei Peng
 11:45-12:00 Result of ontology alignment with RiMOM at OAEI'07
Yi Li, Qian Zhong, Juanzi Li, Jie Tang
 12:00-12:10 TaxoMap in the OAEI 2007 alignment contest
Haifa Zargayouna, Brigitte Safar, Chantal Reynaud
 12:10-12:20 Simple library thesaurus alignment with SILAS
Roelant Ossewaarde
 12:20-12:30 Using the AgreementMaker to align ontologies for the OAEI Campaign 2007
William Sunna, Isabel Cruz (to be presented by Paulo Maio)
 12:30-14:10 Lunch Top
 14:10-15:30 Paper presentation session: Semantic matching
 14:10-14:30 Structure preserving semantic matching
Fausto Giunchiglia, Mikalai Yatskevich, Fiona McNeill
 14:30-14:50 Towards semantics-based ontology similarity
Rudi Araújo, H. Sofia Pinto
 14:50-15:10 Emerging consensus in-situ
Bo Hu, Srinandan Dasmahapatra, Paul Lewis
 15:10-15:30 Analyzing mapping extraction approaches
Christian Meilicke, Heiner Stuckenschmidt
 15:30-16:30 Coffee break / Poster session
 16:30-17:50 Paper presentation session: Users and matching strategies
 16:30-16:50 Ontology mapping - a user survey
Sean M. Falconer, Natalya F. Noy, Margaret-Anne Storey
 16:50-17:10 Solving semantic ambiguity to improve semantic web based ontology matching
Jorge Gracia, Vanessa Lopez, Mathieu d'Aquin, Marta Sabou, Enrico Motta, Eduardo Mena
 17:10-17:30 Multi-concept alignment and evaluation
Shenghui Wang, Antoine Isaac, Lourens van der Meij, Stefan Schlobach
 17:30-17:50 In vitro study of mapping method interactions in a name pattern landscape
Ondřej Šváb, Vojtěch Svátek
 17:50-18:30 Discussion and wrap-up
 Monday 12th, afternoon: There is a plan to have an extra 2 hours session, which is a continuation of the consensus building workshop. If you are interested to join it, please contact Jérôme Euzenat for further information

Organizing Committee:

  • Pavel Shvaiko (Main contact)
    University of Trento, Italy
    E-mail: pavel at dit dot unitn dot it
  • Jérôme Euzenat
    INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France
  • Fausto Giunchiglia
    University of Trento, Italy
  • Bin He
    IBM Almaden Research Center, USA

Program Committee:

  • Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
  • Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Wei Hu, Southeast University, China
  • Jingshan Huang, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Todd Hughes, DARPA, USA
  • Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Anthony Jameson, DFKI, Germany
  • Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southampton, UK
  • Vipul Kashyap, Clinical Informatics R&D, Partners HealthCare System, USA
  • Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Peter Mork, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • Meenakshi Nagarajan, Wright State University, USA
  • Luigi Palopoli, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (ITC-IRST), Italy
  • Marco Schorlemmer, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
  • Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
  • Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
  • Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Petko Valtchev, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
  • Baoshi Yan, Bosch Research, USA
  • Mikalai Yatskevich, University of Trento, Italy
  • Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


We appreciate support from the KnowledgeWeb European Network of Excellence (IST-2004-507482), the OpenKnowledge European STREP (FP6-027253) and the ASIA-Link EASTWEB project (Contract TH/Asia Link/010 (111084)).

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