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Submissions are invited of short papers in pdf format (up to 1500 words) designed to serve as the basis for 20-minute oral presentations at the conference. Accepted papers will be published (at speaker discretion) in the proceedings, in both an online version and prospectively a printed version. The authors of selected papers will be invited to submit longer versions for publication in Volume 2 of the series on Semantic Technology, Information Sharing and Intelligence Analysis.

Papers may address a wide variety of issues addressing the ontology needs of the intelligence community.

    We are especially interested in papers on the following topics:
  • Ontologies and reasoning under conditions of uncertainty
  • Ontological issues related to source credibility and evidential pedigree
  • Ontological issues related to the use of images and other kinds of sensing devices
  • Creating an interoperable suite of public-domain ontologies relevant to intelligence analysis covering areas such as:
    • Social networks
    • Ethnicity, religion and politics;
    • Spatial and temporal phenomena
    • Conditions that foster or inhibit outbreak of violence
    • Infrastructure
    • Biology and health
    • Emergency response
  • Usability issues relating to semantic technology


  • Submissions due:               August 10, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance:   September 10, 2008
  • Camera-ready papers due:   October 31, 2008


Short papers (up to 1500 words) can be submitted as pdf files through the conference 
submission site. Submissions will be evaluated by  the Scientific Committee. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the above topic list, originality, significance, topicality, and clarity. Since all accepted papers will be presented at the conference, we require that at least one of the submitting authors must be a registered participant at the OIC 2008 Conference. Submissions are accepted only in electronic format. Submissions exceeding the 1500 word limit will not be reviewed.

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Accepted papers should be submitted using the IEEE format with a maximum total page limit of 5 (including references and appendices, if applicable). Use this IEEE link for more detailed typesetting instructions:


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Last updated: 07/17/2008