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Joint International Symposium on Natural Language Processing and Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS) Workshop 2011

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Submitted by Michael Riggs on Mon, 25/07/2011 - 18:30
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06/12/2011 to 07/12/2011
Location:
Bangkok
Thailand

Language and Ontology Engineering for Service Research Innovation

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Kasetsart University, and the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) are pleased to host The Joint International Symposium on Natural Language Processing and Agricultural Ontology Service 2011 (SNLP-AOS 2011). The Symposium on Natural Language Processing (SNLP) is an international conference held biannually since 1993 with the cooperative e ort of a number of universities in Thailand. The purpose of SNLP is to promote research in Natural Language Processing by bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field to exchange ideas and present results from research in Natural Language Processing and various related fields. This year the SNLP conference will be held jointly with the Agriculture Ontology Service (AOS) conference.

Ontology is the groundwork for the semantic web technique framework and plays critical role in the process of knowledge engineering. In 2000, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) initiated the program of Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS), aiming to establish standards and develop tools to enhance the e ective agricultural knowledge service and collaboration around the world. Eleven-year’s implementation and effort have achieved significant achievement and the application potential of agriculture ontology has been recognized. In order to advocate this process further, to satisfy the requirement on the effective sharing, organizing, managing and merging the agricultural information resource in an open, inter-connected semantic environments, the 2011 International Symposium on Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS2011) will be joint with SNLP and will be held on December 7th-9th, Bangkok, Thailand.

Technical Topics

Paper submissions of original and unpublished research are invited on all aspects of Agricultural Ontology and Service Innovation Applications. Topics include but are not limited to:

Theory and Methodology
- Development techniques and methods
- Automatic information retrieval and classification
- Implementation methods of Agricultural Ontology Service
- Semantic retrieval techniques and methods
- Knowledge organization and discovery

Integration and development tools for Agricultural Ontology Service
- Integration and editing with maintenance tools
- Mapping Tools
- Agricultural ontology and semantic web
- Evaluation and ordering tools
- The design and implementation of AGROVOC Concept Scheme

Applications and service innovation
- Knowledge as a Service
- Semantic Search and Information Service
- Intelligent Information Retrieval System
- Question and Answering System
- Decision Support System

Best Practices Sharing and International collaborations of AOS for maintainance and promotion

Important Dates

- Full-paper submission August 31, 2011
- Acceptance notification September 30, 2011
- Camera-ready submission October 31, 2011
- Conference dates December 7-9, 2011

AOS Symposium Advisory Board

- Assoc.Prof. Vudtechai Kapilakanchana, President of KU, Thailand.
- Dr. Pansak Sirichutapong, Director of NECTEC, Thailand.
- Dr. Johannes Keizer, Team Leader of Knowledge Standards and Services, FAO, Italy.
- Prof.Meng Xianxue, Deputy Director of AII, CAAS.

International Chair and co-Chair

- Dr.Johannes Keizer, Team Leader of Knowledge Standards and Services, FAO, Italy.
- Prof.Meng Xianxue, Deputy Director of AII, CAAS.

Local and co-Chair

- Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
- Aree Thunkijjanukij, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
- Thepchai Supnithi, NECTEC, Thailand.

Technical Committee

- Johannes Keizer, Team Leader of Knowledge Standards and Services, FAO, Italy.
- Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
- Du Xiao-yong ,School of Information, Renmin University of China.
- Dickson Lukose, Knowledge Technology Cluster, Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic System, Malaysia.
- John Fereira, Information Technology Services, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, United States of America.
- Paolo Bouquet, Department of Engineering and Information Science, University of Trento, Italy.
- Armando Stellato, Department of Computer Science, System and Production, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.
- Tadinada Venkata Prabhakar, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.
- Sachit Rajbhandari, FAO, Italy.
- Aree Thunkijjanukij, Kasetsart University, Thailand.

Secretary Chair

- Mukda Suktarachan, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
- Pacharee Varasrai, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
- Achara Napachot, Kasetsart University, Thailand.