The Fifth International Workshop on Ontology Matching

collocated with the 9th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2010
November 7, 2010: Shanghai International Convention Center > room 3B, Shanghai, China

Download OM-2010 proceedings [PDF]: CEUR-WS Vol-689

Objectives Call for papers Submissions Accepted papers Program Organization OM-2009


Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks. It takes the ontologies as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging and data translation. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate.

The workshop has two goals:
  • To bring together leaders from academia, industry and user institutions to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements. The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial and final user needs, and therefore direct research towards those needs. Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry and user representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their requirements. The workshop will also investigate how the ontology matching technology is going to evolve.

  • To conduct an extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching approaches through the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2010 campaign. The particular focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world specific matching tasks involving, e.g., biomedical ontologies and open linked data. 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 academia, industry and user institutions with the emphasis on theoretical and practical aspects of ontology matching. On the one side, we expect representatives from industry and user organizations 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 requirements. The workshop provides an informal setting for researchers and practitioners from different related initiatives to meet and benefit from each other's work and requirements.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Business and use cases for matching (e.g., open linked data);
  • Requirements to matching from specific domains;
  • Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios;
  • Formal foundations and frameworks for ontology matching;
  • Ontology matching patterns;
  • Instance matching;
  • Large-scale ontology matching evaluation;
  • Performance of matching techniques;
  • Matcher selection and self-configuration;
  • Uncertainty in ontology matching;
  • User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects);
  • Explanations in matching;
  • Social and collaborative matching;
  • Alignment management;
  • Reasoning with alignments;
  • Matching for traditional applications (e.g., information integration);
  • Matching for dynamic applications (e.g., search, web-services).

Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers and posters/statements of interest addressing different issues of ontology matching as well as participating in the OAEI 2010 campaign. Technical papers should be not longer than 12 pages using the LNCS Style. Posters/statements of interest should not exceed 2 pages and should be handled according to the guidelines for technical papers. All contributions should be prepared in PDF format and should be submitted (no later than September 1, 2010) through the workshop submission site at:

Contributors to the OAEI 2010 campaign have to follow the campaign conditions and schedule at

Important Dates:

  • September 1, 2010: CLOSED [29 papers received for the technical track]
    Deadline for the submission of papers.
  • September 27, 2010: [Review results notifications have been sent out]
    Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection.
  • September 30, 2010: CLOSED
    Early ISWC'10 registration deadline.
  • October 12, 2010: CLOSED
    Workshop camera ready copy submission.
  • November 7, 2010:
    OM-2010, Shanghai International Convention Center > room 3B, Shanghai, China.

Contributions will be refereed by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as a volume of CEUR-WS. In order for the paper to appear in the workshop proceedings, one of the authors must register both for the conference and the workshop.

Accepted Papers

Technical Papers:

OAEI Papers:


Program Top
  8:30-8:50 Poster setup
  8:50-9:00 Welcome and workshop overview
 9:00-10:00 Paper presentation session: Complex ontology matching
 9:00-9:30 Linguistic analysis for complex ontology matching
Dominique Ritze, Johanna Völker, Christian Meilicke and Ondřej Šváb-Zamazal
 9:30-10:00 Lost in translation? Empirical analysis of mapping compositions for large ontologies
Anna Tordai, Amir Ghazvinian, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Mark Musen and Natasha Noy
 10:00-11:00 Coffee break / Poster session
 11:00-12:30 Paper presentation session: Ontology matching on the web
 11:00-11:30 Alignment based measure of the distance between potentially common parts of lightweight ontologies
Ammar Mechouche, Nathalie Abadie and Sébastien Mustiére
 11:30-12:00 Mapping the central LOD ontologies to PROTON upper-level ontology
Mariana Damova, Kiril Simov, Svetoslav Petrov and Atanas Kiryakov
 12:00-12:30 Ontology alignment in the cloud
Jürgen Bock, Alexander Lenk and Carsten Dänschel
 12:30-14:00 Lunch Top
 14:00-15:00 Paper presentation session: Consistency in ontlogy matching
 14:00-14:30 Chinese whispers and connected alignments
Oliver Kutz, Immanuel Normann, Till Mossakowski and Dirk Walther
 14:30-15:00 Consistency-driven argumentation for alignment agreement
Cássia Trojahn and Jérôme Euzenat
 15:00-16:00 Paper presentation session: OAEI-2010 campaign
 15:00-15:30 Introduction to the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2010
Jérôme Euzenat, Alfio Ferrara, Christian Meilicke, Juan Pane, François Scharffe, Pavel Shvaiko, Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Ondřej Šváb-Zamazal, Vojtěch Svátek and Cássia Trojahn dos Santos
 15:30-16:00 OAEI-2010: the instance matching track
Alfio Ferrara, Andriy Nikolov, François Scharffe
 16:00-17:00 Coffee break / Poster session
 17:00-18:00 Paper presentation session: OAEI-2010 campaign (cont'd)
 17:00-17:20 ASMOV: results for OAEI 2010
Yves R. Jean-Mary, E. Patrick Shironoshita and Mansur R. Kabuka
 17:20-17:40 CODI: Combinatorial Optimization for Data Integration: results for OAEI 2010
Jan Noessner and Mathias Niepert (to be presented by Christian Meilicke)
 17:40-18:00 An integrated matching system: GeRoMeSuite and SMB - results for OAEI 2010
Christoph Quix, Avigdor Gal, Tomer Sagi and David Kensche
 18:00-18:30 Discussion and wrap-up

Organizing Committee:

  • Pavel Shvaiko (Main contact)
    TasLab, Informatica Trentina, Italy
    E-mail: pavel [dot] shvaiko [at] infotn [dot] it
  • Jérôme Euzenat
    INRIA & LIG, France
  • Fausto Giunchiglia
    University of Trento, Italy
  • Heiner Stuckenschmidt
    University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Ming Mao
    SAP Labs, USA
  • Isabel Cruz
    The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Program Committee:

  • Paolo Besana, Université de Rennes 1, France
  • Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
  • Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy
  • Jérôme David, INRIA & LIG, France
  • AnHai Doan, University of Wisconsin and Kosmix Corp., USA
  • Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
  • Tom Heath, Talis, UK
  • Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
  • Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
  • Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Bin He, IBM, USA
  • Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe plc, UK
  • Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
  • Maurizio Lenzerini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Juanzi Li, Tsinghua University, China
  • Augusto Mabboni, Business Process Engineering, Italy
  • Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
  • Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Luca Mion, Informatica Trentina, Italy
  • Peter Mork, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • Filippo Nardelli, Cogito, Italy
  • Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
  • Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • Yefei Peng, Google, USA
  • Erhard Rahm, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • François Scharffe, INRIA, France
  • Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
  • Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, USA
  • Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
  • Andrei Tamilin, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
  • Cássia Trojahn dos Santos, INRIA & LIG, France
  • Lorenzino Vaccari, European Commission - Joint Research Center, Italy
  • Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
  • Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento, Italy
  • Shenghui Wang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Baoshi Yan, Bosch Research, USA
  • Rui Zhang, Jilin University, China
  • Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Additional Reviewers:

  • Zhongli Ding, Google, USA
  • Eugenio Di Sciascio, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
  • Songyun Duan, IBM, USA
  • Jörn Hees, DFKI, Germany
  • Anika Gross, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Nico Lavarini, Cogito, Italy
  • Sabine Massmann, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Salvatore Raunich, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Zhichun Wang, Tsinghua University, China


We appreciate support from the Trentino as a Lab initiative of the European Network of the Living Labs at Informatica Trentina, the EU SEALS project and the Semantic Valley initiative.

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