The Tenth International Workshop on Ontology Matching

collocated with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2015
October 12th, 2015: Bethlehem (PA US), Rauch Business Center, room RBC 85

Download OM-2015 proceedings [PDF]: CEUR-WS Vol-1545

Objectives Call for papers Submissions Accepted papers Program Organization OM-2014


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 and instance matching (link discovery) approaches through the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2015 campaign. Besides real-world specific matching tasks, involving e.g., large biomedical ontologies, OAEI-15 will introduce linked data benchmarks. 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 new uses, 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 ontology and instance matching technology in a specific domain 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., big and open data);
  • Requirements to matching from specific domains (e.g., energy, public sector);
  • Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios (e.g., with mobile apps);
  • Formal foundations and frameworks for matching;
  • Matching and big and/or linked data;
  • Instance matching, data interlinking and relations between them;
  • Large-scale and efficient matching techniques;
  • Matcher selection, combination and tuning;
  • User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects);
  • Explanations in matching;
  • Social and collaborative matching;
  • Uncertainty in matching;
  • Reasoning with alignments;
  • Alignment coherence and debugging;
  • Alignment management;
  • Matching for traditional applications (e.g., information integration);
  • Matching for emerging applications (e.g., search, web-services).

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 2015 campaign. Long technical papers should be of max. 12 pages using the LNCS Style. Short technical papers should be of max. 5 pages. Posters/statements of interest should not exceed 2 pages and should be handled according to the guidelines for technical papers. All contributions should be submitted in PDF format (no later than July 15th, 2015) through the workshop submission site at:

Contributors to the OAEI 2015 campaign have to follow the campaign conditions and schedule at

Important dates:

  • July 15, 2015: CLOSED
    Deadline for the submission of papers.
  • August 5, 2014: Notifications have been sent out
    Deadline for the notification of acceptance/rejection.

  • August 14, 2015: CLOSED
    Early ISWC'15 registration deadline.
  • August 26, 2015: CLOSED
    Workshop camera ready copy submission.
  • October 12th, 2015:
    OM-2015, Bethlehem, Rauch Business Center, room RBC 85.

Contributions will be refereed by the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as a volume of CEUR-WS as well as indexed on DBLP.

In order for the paper to appear in the workshop proceedings, one of the authors must register both for the conference and the workshop before September 1st, 2015.

Accepted Papers

Long Technical Papers:

Short Technical Papers:

OAEI Papers:


Program Top
  8:30-8.45 Poster set-up
  8:45-9:00 Welcome and workshop overview
 9:00-10:15 Paper presentation session: New methods
 9:00-9:30 New paradigm for alignment extraction (long)
Christian Meilicke, Heiner Stuckenschmidt
 9:30-9:45 Combining sum-product network and noisy-or model for ontology matching (short)
Weizhuo Li
 9:45-10:00 Towards combining ontology matchers via anomaly detection (short)
Alexander C. Müller, Heiko Paulheim
 10:00-10:15 User involvement in ontology matching using an online active learning approach (short)
Booma S. Balasubramani, Aynaz Taheri, Isabel F. Cruz
 10:15-11:15 Coffee break / Poster session
 11:15-12:00 Paper presentation session: Multilinguality
 11:15-11:45 A multilingual ontology matcher (long)
Gábor Bella, Fausto Giunchiglia, Ahmed AbuRa'edy, Fiona McNeill
 11:45-12:00 ADOM: arabic dataset for evaluating arabic and cross-lingual ontology alignment systems (short)
Abderrahmane Khiat, Moussa Benaissa, Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
 12:00-12:45 Paper presentation session: Applications
 12:00-12:30 Understanding a large corpus of web tables through matching with knowledge bases: an empirical study (long)
Oktie Hassanzadeh, Michael J. Ward, Mariano Rodriguez-Muro, Kavitha Srinivas
 12:30-12:45 Ontology matching for big data applications in the smart dairy farming domain (short)
C. Verhoosel, Michael van Bekkum, Frits K. van Evert
 12:45-14:00 Lunch at Lehigh's University Center (UC)
 14:00-15:30 Paper presentation session: OAEI-2015 campaign
 14:00-14:30 Introduction to the OAEI 2015 campaign
 14:30-14:50 AML Results for OAEI 2015
Daniel Faria, Catarina Martins, Amruta Nanavaty, Daniela Oliveira, Booma Sowkarthiga, Aynaz Taheri, Catia Pesquita, Francisco M. Couto, Isabel Cruz
 14:50-15:10 ServOMBI at OAEI 2015
Nouha Kheder, Gayo Diallo
 15:10-15:30 LogMap family results for OAEI 2015
Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz, Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Alessandro Solimando, Valerie Cross
 15:30-16:30 Coffee break / Poster session
 16:30-17.30 Discussion and wrap-up
 18:30-21:30 ISWC reception at Musikfest Cafe (light food, drinks)

Organizing Committee:

  • Pavel Shvaiko (Main contact)
    TasLab, Informatica Trentina, Italy
    E-mail: pavel [dot] shvaiko [at] infotn [dot] it
  • Jérôme Euzenat
    INRIA & University Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
    University of Oxford, UK
  • Michelle Cheatham
    Wright State University, USA
  • Oktie Hassanzadeh
    IBM Research, USA

Program Committee:

  • Alsayed Algergawy, Jena University, Germany
  • Michele Barbera, Spazio Dati, Italy
  • Zohra Bellahsene, LRIMM, France
  • Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, USA
  • Marco Combetto, Informatica Trentina, Italy
  • Valerie Cross, Miami University, USA
  • Isabel Cruz, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Jérôme David, University Grenoble Alpes & INRIA, France
  • Warith Eddine Djeddi, LIPAH & LABGED, Tunisia
  • Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
  • Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
  • Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
  • Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
  • Daniel Faria, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
  • Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
  • Nico Lavarini, Expert System, Italy
  • Vincenzo Maltese, University of Trento, Italy
  • Robert Meusel, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Fiona McNeill, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Peter Mork, Noblis, USA
  • Andriy Nikolov, Open University, UK
  • Axel Ngonga, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Christian Meilicke, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Andrea Perego, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dominique Ritze, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Alessandro Solimando, University of Genova, Italy
  • Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, USA
  • Umberto Straccia, ISTI-C.N.R., Italy
  • Ondrej Svab-Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
  • Cássia Trojahn, IRIT, France
  • Lorenzino Vaccari, European Commission - Joint Research Center, Italy
  • Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
  • Shenghui Wang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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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