International Conference Center Kobe, Port Island , Kobe City, Japan

                        20th — 22nd March, 2006

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 9th International Open Forum on Metadata Registries (Open Forum 2006)

The Main theme for Open Forum 2006 is
Harmonization of Terminology, Ontology and Metadata.

The Open Forum will be held in Kobe, Japan March 20 - 22, 2006. This is the ninth forum in a series of international conferences about topics related to metadata registries.

Participants will explore the capabilities, uses, content, development, and operation of registries and related technologies. Semantics management - for concepts and terminology - is becoming especially important, so the emphasis for Open Forum 2006 is on the confluence of terminology and metadata registry standards.

This Open Forum will concentrate on the following standards and their associated technologies and issues:

ISO/IEC 11179 Metadata Registries

ISO 704 Terminology work - Principles and methods

ISO 12620 Computer applications in terminology - Data categories

International Standards on language resource management covering for instance feature structure representation, morphosyntactic annotation framework, linguistic Annotation Framework, lexical markup framework, etc.

Other types of metadata registries such as XML registries, business object registries, etc.

Metamodel framework which enables the registration of models and metamodels

Metamodel which describes Ontologies

Metamodels or Catalogues for Production Parts

Extensions to metadata registries to enable registration of complex semantic structures such as ontologies

Ontology Lifecycle Management

Use of metadata registries as semantic resources for semantics-based computing

Provision of semantic services for data grids and the semantic web, and

Questions of the granularity and composition of metadata into core components /elements (and their possible de-composition)


These technologies help enterprise managers to manage their data, information systems, and information services. They lead the way toward semantics management and knowledge management. The technologies are important not only for managing the content of databases and XML data transfers, but also lay the foundation for a coming wave of semantics-based computing. Semantic interoperability is essential for a very broad range of capabilities from traditional applications to the semantic web. The conference will gather standards developers, software developers, and practitioners together to demonstrate accomplishments and to discuss current and future efforts

On the first day, tutorials will be given on standards and associated technologies, with a focus on . cooperation and interoperation of these standards and technologies. The following days will present case studies, implementation experiences, practical applications, research projects and advanced development activities. The level of the presentations will vary from high-level descriptions to technical-level specifics

Open Forum 2006 Goals:

The central goal of this Open Forum is to share knowledge and experience about standards and implementation experiences. The Open Forum sessions will examine emerging technologies and describe what people are doing and planning in their implementation efforts. The sessions will also explore the fundamental concepts and the direction of research and development efforts.


    Bruce Bargmeyer

Chair of the Forum 2006:

Hajime Horiuchi

Vice Chair:

Doo-Kwon Baik:

    Christian Galinski

9th International Forum on Metadata Registry;

Open Forum 2006 for

Harmonization of Terminology, Ontology and Metadata

Special announcement to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC32WG2 and ISO/TC37 members:

A joint meeting by SC32WG2 & TC37 will be held on the 23rd March 2006 at the same place.

It is an informal meeting to investigate future collaborations among SC32WG2 and TC37.

Those who are able to attend to the meeting, are requested to tell their intents at the checking in the forum on the first day.


                                                23rd March, 2006,

                                                  9:00 — 17:00,

                                                    Room: 403,

                                  International Conference Center Kobe,

                To All participants on wireless connections in the room


A wireless connection will be available in the conference room for use by all participants. You may bring your laptop, which can be connected to the access point, wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11g or 802.11b), in the room.

All presentations will be made using a computer and video projector.


        No paper copies of the presentations will be distributed.


Copies of the presentation files will be available through a wireless connection to an FTP server in the conference room. The presentations will also be made available on the Open Forum web site after the Open Forum.

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