ODBASE 2016 - The 15th International Conference on
Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics


25-26 October 2016, Rhodes, Greece


Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag


Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration for publication in a special issue of the Springer Journal on Data Semantics (JoDS).




   Declan O’Sullivan

   Trinity College Dublin, Ireland




   Joseph Davis

   The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia




   Satya Sahoo

   Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA







The conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics for Large Scale Information Systems (ODBASE’16) provides a forum on the use of ontologies and data semantics in novel applications. Of particular relevance to ODBASE are papers that bridge traditional boundaries between disciplines such as databases, social networks, mobile systems, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, and computational linguistics. We also encourage the submission of research and practical experience papers concerning scalability issues in ontology management, information integration, and information extraction, as well as papers that examine the information needs of various applications.

Given the 20th anniversary of CooPIS, ODBASE’16 also invites submissions on the application of semantics and semantic modelling to enable co-operation between information systems. This year, we would also welcome additional submissions on the challenge of achieving autonomic integration.

ODBASE’16 intends to draw a highly diverse body of researchers and practitioners by being part of the Federated conferences Event "On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2016 (OnTheMove'16)" that co-locates three conferences: ODBASE'16, C&TC'16 (International Symposium on Secure Virtual Infrastructures), and CoopIS'16 (International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems).    


ODBASE 2016 will consider two categories of papers: research and experience. Research papers must contain novel, unpublished research results. Experience papers must describe performance of existing and real-world scalable systems; preference will be given to papers that describe software products or systems that are in use in the community and/or the industry.



Specific areas of interest to ODBASE’16 include but are not limited to:


Management of Semantically Expressive Information       

  • Semantic data modeling             
  • Semantic integration, including ontology matching, merging, etc.       
  • Ontology engineering and metadata management
  • Ontology-based data management        
  • Governance aspects such as workflows, roles and responsibilities in semantic information management    


Large Scale and Complex Information Management and Analysis      

  • Semantic indexing, search and query answering in large volumes of data      
  • Annotation, extraction, summarization, and integration of heterogeneous data resources
  • Semantic data mining
  • Semantic social network analysis
  • Semantic services for big data
  • Semantic information extraction
  • Semantics in event-driven architectures


Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences of applying ontology and database techniques including but not limited to the following domains:       

  • Semantic Web and Linked Data
  • Semantic Web and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Crowdsourcing, human computation, and the People Web
  • Online Social Networks
  • Personalisation and Digital Content interaction        
  • Hypertext, Multimedia, and Hypermedia              
  • Enterprise-wide Information Systems        
  • eCommerce, eScience, and Virtual Organizations        
  • Ubiquitous and Mobile Information Systems
  • Information and Data Governance
  • Cloud Computing
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Biomedical and Healthcare Domain




    Conference Abstract Submission Deadline: July 12, 2016 extended to July 21, 2016 (recommended)
    Conference Paper Submission Deadline: July 18, 2016 extended to July 24, 2016
    Acceptance Notification:  Aug 20, 2016
    Camera Ready Due:  Aug 30, 2016
    Author Registration Due:  Aug 30, 2016




Papers submitted to ODBASE’16 must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference.

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee, and at least two will be experts from industry in the case of practice reports. All submissions must be in English.

Submissions must not exceed 18 pages in the final camera-ready paper style. Submissions must be laid out according to the final camera-ready formatting instructions and must be submitted in PDF format.


Paper submission site:

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:


Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration for publication in a special issue of the Springer Journal on Data Semantics (JoDS).


  • Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.
  • Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.




Alan Ruttenberg, University at Buffalo, USA
Alexandra Poulovassilis, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Allel Hadjali, LIAS/ENSMA, France
Amit Joshi, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
Amrapali Zaveri, Stanford University, USA
Angelo Spognardi, IIT-CNR, Italy
Antonella Poggi, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Bernd Neumayr, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Bilel Elayeb, RIADI Research Laboratory, ENSI, Manouba University, Tunisia
Christian Kop, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Christophe Debruyne, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Claudia Diamantini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Declan O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, USA
Devis Bianchini, University of Brescia, Italy
Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece
Domenico Ursino, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Eduardo Mena, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Esko Nuutila, Aalto University, Finland
Francesco Buccafurri, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Frederick Maier, The University of Georgia, USA
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Ginés Moreno, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Giorgos Giannopoulos, Athena Research Center, Greece
Harry Halpin, Ibiblio, USA
Irena Holubová, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Jane Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia
Jesús M. Almendros-Jiménez, University of Almería, Spain
José Rodríguez, CINVESTAV, México
Kai-Uwe Sattler, TU Ilmenau, Germany
Khalid Belhajjame, PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Wright State University, USA
Ladjel Bellatreche, ISAE-ENSMA, France
Larry Kerschberg, George Mason University, USA
Lisa Posch, Gesis, Germany
Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Marie-Aude Aufaure, École Centrale Paris, France
Matteo Palmonari, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Matthias Jarke, Aachen University, Germany
Mengchi Liu, Carleton University, Canada
Michael Schrefl, Johannes Kepler University Linza, Austria
Mohand-Said Hacid, Université Lyon 1, France
Muhammad Intizar Ali, National University of Ireland, Galway
Naveen Ashish, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA
Olivier Bodenreider, U.S. National Library of Medicine, USA
Prateek Jain, IgnitionOne, USA
Rajasekar Krishnamurthy, IBM Research - Almaden, USA
Said Bleik, Microsoft, USA
Satya Sahoo, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Sebastian Hellmann, University of Leipzig, Germany
Selma Khouri, ISAE-ENSMA, France
Sergio Greco, University of Calabria, Italy
Sonia Bergamaschi, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Sören Auer, University of Bonn, Germany
Srinath Srinivasa, IIIT-Bangalore, India
Steffen Lamparter, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
Sunil Choenni, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, Netherlands
Walid Gaaloul, Institut Mines Télécom, France
Wookey Lee, INHA University, Incheon, Korea
Yanghua Xiao, Fudan University, China
Young-Koo Lee, Kyung Hee University, Korea
Zohra Bellahsene, University of Montpellier, France