The 8th International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise and Beyond (VORTE 2013)
Co-located with the 17th IEEE International EDOC Conference
Vancouver, BC, 9th-13th September, 2013
The VORTE series of workshops is traditionally devoted to the topics of vocabularies, ontologies and rules in the context of enterprise systems. This year, the workshop takes a broader view and does not target only enterprise systems, but also systems managing data on the Web. In fact, there is a need to exploit unstructured data in the enterprise, and on the Web in general, as the majority of Web content and enterprise content remains unstructured. Thus, the challenge of managing, extracting and structuring data is common to both worlds, and solutions in one community will benefit the other.
Examples of topics covered by traditional VORTE research contributions include the development and adaptation of foundational, business and domain ontologies for the enterprise, the use of ontologies and rules in all aspects of enterprise modeling such as business process management and services, the enhancement of rules and services with formal semantics, and the evaluation of such systems and approaches.
This year, the workshop is also a forum for the discussion of ontology-based knowledge management issues, interoperability issues and ontology engineering issues. The workshop also welcomes contributions on initiatives related to semantic annotation, open linked data, information extraction, ontology learning and update and ontology-based knowledge management as well as empirical studies on these areas.