Welcome to 6th ONTOBRAS | 23 - 25 September 2013, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Ontology is a cross-disciplinary field concerning with the study of concepts and theories that support the building of shared conceptualizations of specific domains. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the application of ontologies to solve modeling and classification problems in diverse areas such as Computer Science, Information Science, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistic, Knowledge Management and many others.
The Ontology Research Seminar in Brazil foresees an opportunity and scientific environment in which researchers and practitioners from Information Sciences and Computer Science can exchange the theories, methodologies, languages, tools and experience related to the ontology development and application.
In particular, this Sixth Edition of the Ontology Research Seminar is being held simultaneously with the Seventh Edition of International Workshop on Metamodels, Ontologies, Semantic Technologies and the First Workshop on Semantic Web and Amazonian Biodiversity Ontology, putting forward the effort of the research community in integrating the previous events about Ontologies that has happened in Brazil in recent years, in order to create a unique highly scientifically qualified international forum for presenting and discussing the subject.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit theoretical, technical and practical research contributions that directly or indirectly address the issues above. Particularly welcome are e-science, life-sciences, e-business and cultural applications.
The intended audience embraces members of the conceptual modeling community with experience or interest in Knowledge Representation. Adittionaly, the participation of experts in technologies related with UML, RDF or OWL is highly welcome.