The Eighth International Workshop on Ontology Matching

collocated with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2013
October 21st, 2013: Sydney Masonic Conference & Function Centre, Ionic room, Sydney, Australia

Download OM-2013 proceedings [PDF]: CEUR-WS Vol-1111

Objectives Call for papers Submissions Accepted papers Program Organization OM-2013


Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, as well as a useful tactic in some classical data integration tasks dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. 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, data translation, query answering or navigation on the web of data. Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed in the matched ontologies to interoperate.

The workshop has three 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) 2013 campaign. The particular focus of this year's OAEI campaign is on real-world specific matching tasks as well as on evaluation of interactive matchers. Therefore, the ontology matching evaluation initiative itself will provide a solid ground for discussion of how well the current approaches are meeting business needs.

  • To examine similarities and differences from database schema matching, which has received decades of attention but is just beginning to transition to mainstream tools.

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.

This year, in sync with the main conference, we encourage submissions specifically devoted to: (i) repeatable evaluations of the approaches proposed (not necessarily within OAEI) and (ii) application of the matching technology in real-life scenarios and assessment of its usefulness to the final users.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Business and use cases for matching (e.g., open government data);
  • Requirements to matching from specific domains (e.g., energy);
  • Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios (e.g., with mobile apps);
  • Formal foundations and frameworks for matching;
  • Matching patterns;
  • Matching and big data;
  • Entity matching;
  • Instance matching and data interlinking;
  • Large-scale matching;
  • Performance of matching techniques;
  • Matcher selection and self-configuration;
  • 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 emerging applications (e.g., linked data, search).

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 2013 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 July 12th, 2013) through the workshop submission site at:

Contributors to the OAEI 2013 campaign have to follow the campaign conditions and schedule at

Important dates:

  • July 12, 2013: CLOSED
    Deadline for the submission of papers.
  • August 9, 2013: Notifications have been sent out.
    Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection.
  • August 16 Extended to August 23, 2013:
    Early ISWC'13 registration deadline.
  • August 30, 2013:
    Workshop camera ready copy submission.
  • October 21st, 2013:
    OM-2013, Sydney Masonic Conference & Function Centre, Ionic room, Sydney, Australia.

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 by the EARLY registration deadline.

Accepted Papers

Technical Papers:

OAEI Papers:


Program Top
  8:30-9.00 Poster set-up
  9:00-9:15 Welcome and workshop overview
 9:15-10:45 Paper presentation session 1
 9:15-9:45 Rapid execution of weighted edit distances
Tommaso Soru, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo
 9:45-10:15 To repair or not to repair: reconciling correctness and coherence in ontology reference alignments
Catia Pesquita, Daniel Faria, Emanuel Santos, Francisco M. Couto
 10:15-10:45 Unsupervised learning of link specifications: deterministic vs. non-deterministic
Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Klaus Lyko
 10:45-11:45 Morning Tea / Poster session
 11:45-12:45 Paper presentation session 2
 11:45-12:15 IncMap: pay as you go matching of relational schemata to OWL ontologies
Christoph Pinkel, Carsten Binnig, Evgeny Kharlamov, Peter Haase
 12:15-12:45 Complex correspondences for query patterns rewriting
Pascal Gillet, Cássia Trojahn, Ollivier Haemmerlé, Camille Pradel
 12:45-14:00 Lunch
 14:00-15:30 OAEI-2013 session
 14:00-14:30 Introduction to the OAEI 2013 campaign
 14:30-14:45 AgreementMakerLight results for OAEI 2013
Daniel Faria, Catia Pesquita, Emanuel Santos, Isabel F. Cruz, Francisco M. Couto
 14:45-15:00 StringsAuto and MapSSS results for OAEI 2013
Michelle Cheatham, Pascal Hitzler
 15:00-15:15 ServOMap results for OAEI 2013
Amal Kammoun, Gayo Diallo
 15:15-15:30 RiMOM2013 results for OAEI 2013
Qian Zheng, Chao Shao, Juanzi Li, Zhichun Wang, Linmei Hu
 15:30-16:30 Afternoon Tea / Poster session
 16:30-17.30 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
  • Kavitha Srinivas
    IBM, USA
  • Ming Mao
    eBay, USA
  • Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
    University of Oxford, UK

Program Committee:

  • Manuel Atencia, INRIA &LIG, France
  • Michele Barbera, SpazioDati, Italy
  • Zohra Bellahsene, LRIMM, France
  • Chris Bizer, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
  • Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy
  • Gianluca Correndo, University of Southampton, UK
  • Isabel Cruz, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Jérôme David, INRIA & LIG, France
  • AnHai Doan, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
  • Bin He, IBM, USA
  • Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
  • Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
  • Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, USA
  • Anja Jentzsch, Wikimedia Deutschland, Germany
  • Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe plc, UK
  • Anastasios Kementsietsidis, IBM, USA
  • Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
  • Monika Lanzenberger, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
  • Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Peter Mork, Noblis, USA
  • Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Andriy Nikolov, Open University, UK
  • Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Yefei Peng, Google, USA
  • Andrea Perego, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • François Scharffe, LIRMM & University of Montpellier, France
  • Juan Sequeda, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
  • Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
  • Ondrej Svab-Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
  • Cássia Trojahn, IRIT, France
  • Raphaël Troncy, EURECOM, France
  • Giovanni Tummarello, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - IRST, Italy
  • Lorenzino Vaccari, Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy
  • Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
  • Shenghui Wang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Baoshi Yan, LinkedIn, USA
  • Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 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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