The ontology Debugging and Evaluation Workshop (DEW) invites submission of original papers for potential inclusion in DEW 2017.

DEW aims to advance ontology evaluation and the detection, understanding, and correction of errors in ontologies and ontological knowledge bases.

Potential topics include methods, tools, and challenges in ontology debugging and evaluation, as well as quality criteria, metrics, experimental results, and lessons learned.

Submissions may range in emphasis, focusing more on experience or on theory, for example. A diversity of perspectives is also hoped for, including those of ontology (re)users, ontology developers, and those responsible for quality assurance of ontologies incorporated into larger systems.

Programme (September 23, 2017)

11:15 Opening
11:20 Local Change in Ontologies with Atomic Decomposition (pdf)
11:50 Empirically Evaluating Three Proposals for Representing Changes in OWL2 (pdf)
Lunch Break
14:15 Towards SPARQL instance-level Update in the Presence of OWL-DL TBoxes (pdf)
14:45 Evaluation of an Application Ontology (pdf)
15:15 Closure

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 28, 2017
Notifications: September 1, 2017
Workshop: September 23, 2017

What to Submit

Short papers: maximum 6 pages (including references)
Full papers: maximum 14 pages (including references)

Papers must have not been previously published or be under review at another workshop. However, we encourage submissions that present summaries or highlights of work appearing elsewhere in longer form.

How to Submit

All papers should be submitted via EasyChair. See the bottom of this page for further details.



Rafael Peñaloza
Amanda Vizedom

Program Committee

Alan Belasco (Securboration)
Francesco Corcoglioniti (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
Michael Grüninger (University of Toronto)
Yevgeny Kazakov (Ulm University)
Carlos Mencía (University of Oviedo)
Peter F. Patel-Schneider (Nuance Communications)
Lydia Pintscher (Wikimedia Germany)
María Poveda Villalón (Politécnica de Madrid)
Uli Sattler (University of Manchester)
Jodi Schneider (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Renata Wassermann (University of Sao Paulo)

Submission Guidelines

DEW submissions should not exceed the page limit specified above (including bibliography) according to their submission type, and must include an abstract of no more than 300 words.
Submissions should adhere to IOS Press formatting guidelines. IOS Press offers formatting tools for authors working in MS Word or in LaTeX:
Papers should be submitted in PDF format, non-anonymously, via EasyChair at, specifying DEW as the track.
All papers accepted at DEW will be published in a joint JOWO CEUR proceedings volume.