The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
and the 1st Australasian Semantic Web Conference
21-25 October 2013, Sydney, Australia

WOP 2013

4th Workshop on Ontology Patterns (WOP2013)

4th Workshop on Ontology Patterns

Workshop webpage

Organizing committee

  • Valentina Presutti (STLab, ISTC-CNR)
  • Michael Gruninger (University of Toronto)
  • Ansgar Scherp (University of Mannheim)
  • Laurent Lefort (CSIRO)


This is the fourth edition in a series of workshops addressing the topic of ontology and semantic web patterns as best practices, related to the initiative. Patterns need to be shared by a community in order to provide a common language, and to stimulate pattern usage and development. Hence, the aim of this workshop is twofold:

1) providing an arena for proposing and discussing good practices, patterns, pattern-based ontologies, systems etc., and

2) broadening the pattern community that is developing its own “language” for discussing and describing relevant problems and their solutions.

Monday - Oct 21 - SMC




9:00 - 10:30

[09:00-09:10] Opening and welcome

[09:10-09:25] María Poveda-Villalón, Bernard Vatant, Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa and Asunción Gómez-Pérez. Detecting Good Practices and Pitfalls when Publishing Vocabularies on the Web

[09:25-09:40] Mikko Rinne, Eva Blomqvist, Robin Keskisärkkä and Esko Nuutila. Event Processing in RDF

[09:40-09:55] Karl Hammar. Reasoning Performance Indicators for Ontology Design Patterns

[09:55-10:10] Eva Blomqvist, Ziqi Zhang, Anna Lisa Gentile, Isabelle Augenstein and Fabio Ciravegna. Statistical Knowledge Patterns for Characterising Linked Data

[10:10-10:25] Ricardo Falbo, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Aldo Gangemi and Valentina Presutti. Ontology Patterns: Clarifying Concepts and Terminology

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:45

[11:00-11:20] Poster lightning talks (2 minutes each - sharp!)

[11:20-12:35] Poster session (Patterns and short papers - list below)

  1. Dagmar Gromann. Terminology-Based Patterns for Natural Language Definitions in Ontologies (short paper)
  2. Gem Stapleton, John Howse, Kerry Taylor, Aidan Delaney, Jim Burton and Peter Chapman. Diagrammatic Ontology Patterns (short paper)
  3. Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel, Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Asunción Gómez-Pérez and María Poveda-Villalón. License Linked Data Resources Pattern (short paper and pattern)
  4. Eva Blomqvist and Mikko Rinne. The Event Processing ODP (pattern)
  5. Raúl García-Castro and Asunción Gómez-Pérez. The Object with States Ontology Design Pattern (pattern)
  6. Brandon Whitehead, Benjamin Adams, Mark Schildhauer, Charles Vardeman, Werner Kuhn, Adam Shepherd and Krishna Sinha. Abstracting Transport to an Ontology Design Pattern for the Geosciences (pattern)

[12:35-12:45] Closing and best poster award

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

Full Research paper presentation should last up to 12 minutes in order to leave 3 minutes for questions.

Short papers and Patterns will be presented by a poster, posters presenters are required to prepare a 2 minutes lightning talk (max 2 slides excluding title)