ODBASE 2012 PC Co-Chairs Message
We are happy to present the papers of the 11th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE) held in Rome (Italy) on September 11th and 12th, 2012. The ODBASE Conference series provides a forum for research on the use of ontologies and data semantics in novel applications, and continues to draw a highly diverse body of researchers and practitioners. ODBASE is part of On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems (OnTheMove) that co-locates three conferences: ODBASE, DOA-SVI (International Symposium on Secure Virtual Infrastructures), and CoopIS (International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems). Of particular interest in the 2012 edition of the ODBASE Conference are the research and practical experience papers that bridge across traditional boundaries between disciplines such as databases, networking, mobile systems, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, and computational linguistics. In this edition, we received 52 paper submissions and had a program committee of 82 people, which included researchers and practitioners from diverse research areas. Special arrangements were made during the review process to ensure that each paper was reviewed by members of different research areas. The result of this effort is the selection of high quality papers: fifteen as regular papers (29%), six as short papers (12%), and three as posters (15%). Their themes included studies and solutions to a number of modern challenges such as search and management of linked data and RDF documents, modeling, management, alignment and storing of ontologies, application of mining techniques, semantics discovery, and data uncertainty management.