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First Workshop

The Russian Association for Cognitive Studies and Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence invite submissions for the First Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Ontology Design and Development (CODE) to be held on June 13, 2006, in St. Petersburg.

Categorization, classification, ontologies are key components of any information analysis process or other intelligent mental activity. CODE is the first of what we hope will be many workshops that bring together researchers and practitioners in areas such as philosophical ontology, cognitive science, information structuring, intelligent systems development, e-learning to discuss the role of ontological engineering for foundational and lightweight ontologies in different applications.

This workshop focuses on issues related to the cognitive aspects of ontology design, development and application. Workshop approaches these problems from a different perspective, among which Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Educational and Tutoring systems, Web-based Educational systems. Appropriate topics, defined for each of them, can be approached from different perspectives: theoretical, systems engineering, application, case study and system evaluation, etc. The Workshop encourages submissions on topics including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Categorization of Vocabularies
  • Ontological Engineering
  • Objects definitions and semantic relations
  • Laddering procedures and ontology design
  • Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling and Metamodeling
  • Vocabularies and Foundational Ontologies for applications (knowledge management, e-learnig, KBS)

The workshop focuses on the issues of ontological engineering. The goal of the workshop is twofold:

  • To discuss the current state-of-the-art of the methodology and technologies of ontological engineering.
  • To attract the interest of the related research communities to the problems ontology design and development and to create platform for knowledge exchange and cooperation between researchers.


There are two categories for submission:
PAPERS (20- or 30-minute spoken presentations) and POSTERS.

Novel research papers are invited on any topic related to cognition. Submitted abstracts should be in Russian or English and no longer than 2 pages (single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 type size), including illustrations and references. They will be evaluated through peer review with respect to several criteria, including originality, quality, and significance of research, relevance to a broad audience of cognitive science researchers, and clarity of presentation. One author cannot participate in more than two submitted papers (only once as a first author).

Papers accepted for oral presentation will be presented at the conference as scheduled talks. Papers accepted for poster presentation will be presented at a poster session at the conference. All papers may present results from completed but original unpublished research as well as report on current research with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives.

FORMAT: MS Word file attached to an e-mail message. At the beginning of an abstract please indicate the following information:

  • the title of the paper
  • the author(s) information, including:
    • full name
    • affiliation
    • educational status or degree (undergraduate student, graduate student, Ph.D., etc.)
    • postal address
    • phone number
    • e-mail address
  • 5 to 7 keywords
  • Whether the papers is intended to be presented as talk or as poster

Ensuring that each submission received solid reviews takes considerable time, and the Program Committee will inform the authors of its decisions on the acceptance by February 15, 2006. Abstracts of the papers accepted for publication will be published by the beginning of the conference. Authors of top-rated conference papers will be invited to prepare expanded versions of their papers for publication in a special volume.

Workshop chair:

Prof. Tatiana Gavrilova (Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University),