A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems
A.P. Ershov Informatics Conference

June, 27 – July, 1, 2011, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia

Third workshop with International Participation
Knowledge and Ontology *ELSEWHERE* (*ELSEWHERE* 2011)

(talks and papers in Russian and English are welcome)

One day workshop will be a satellite event of the 8th A.P. Ershov Informatics Conference PSI'11 (June 27 – July 01, 2011, Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russia, It will take place at A.P. Ershov Lecture Theater (num. 402) of Novosibirsk State University (main building), July 01, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Brief History

The inaugural half-day workshop took place October 03, 2008 in affiliation with 11th Russian National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CAI-08) in Dubna near Moscow. Its program included one invited talk and 9 contributed talks. The second edition of the workshop was a one-day workshop affiliated with 17th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS'09), and took place July 27 at State University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Its program included two invited talks, 9 regular contributed talks, and 2 industrial contributed posters. Please visit for more details and proceedings of *ELSEWHERE* 2009.


Rapid growth of Semantic Web technologies in the New Millennium had some negative effect in mass-consciousness. In particular, "knowledge" and "ontology" became just technical terms of Description Logic (DL), Web Ontology Language (OWL), machine learning, data mining, etc.

But "Ontology" is not just a technical term of Semantic Web, and "knowledge" is not a content. Both terms have everlasting science and philosophy meaning. Ontology is a branch of philosophy that examines entities and their ties (relations), classes of entities and classes of their ties. Knowledge (according to Plato) is "true belief", and epistemology is another branch of philosophy that studies methodology of belief validation. Just due to these arguments "knowledge" and "ontology" are very important notions ELSEWHERE outside Semantic Web.

From the very beginning at 2008 *ELSEWHERE*, workshop scope includes (but is not limited to) the following topics.

  • Ontological issues in Mathematics, mathematical knowledge and education.
  • Knowledge and negation in open world ontologies.
  • Negation in natural and artificial languages.
  • Group and Common Knowledge in Multiagent Systems.
  • Belief, Knowledge and Behavior of (groups of) rational agents.
  • Epistemology of "ontology content", "data mining", and "machine learning".
  • Comparing/combining formalisms for Knowledge representation (like DL and FCA).
  • Ontological approach to classification in Informatics and Computer Science.
  • Ontological approach to Semantics of Computer Languages and Systems.
  • Ontological problems of Informatics, Computer Science and AI.
  • Linguistic Ontologies and Computational Linguistics.
  • Epistemology and ontological modeling ELSEWHERE.

Program/Organizing Committee

  • Natalia O. Garanina (workshop secretary) A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia (
  • Sangyong Han, Ph.D, Prof., Chung-Ang University, Seoul
  • Anrey A. Maltsev, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
  • Nikolay V. Shilov (co-Chair), A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia (
  • Elena G. Sokolova, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
  • Jack D. Stecher, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Dmitry Yu. Vlasov, Sjbolev Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Yuri A. Zagorulko (co-Chair), A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia (

Invited Speakers

  • Andrei Baehrs, A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia;
  • Alexander Fazliev, Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk, Russia;
  • Ivan Mikhailov, OpenLink Software, Novosibirsk, Russia;

Titles and abstracts TBA.

Paper Submission, Publication and Participation

Papers (in Russian and English) are solicited. The primary target group of *ELSEWHERE*2011 are original position and work-in-progress papers (but original research papers are also welcome). Submissions may be in DOC, RTF or PDF format and should be sent (as attachments) by e-mail to Workshop Secretary ( with "ELSEWHERE" in the subject line. Length of submissions may be up to 15 pages plus up to 5 pages with technical appendixes (1.5 intervals, font 11 pt), submission (extended) deadline is Tuesday, May 10.

Authors of the submitted papers will be notified after review, but not later than Tuesday, May 10. At least one author of every accepted paper should register at *ELSEWHERE* 2011, pay registration fee, and present a talk in the workshop. Proceedings will be distributed at the Workshop.

Important Dates

  • May 10, Tuesday – *ELSEWHERE*2011 submission deadline (to;
  • May 22, Sunday – *ELSEWHERE*2011 notification via e-mail;
  • June 27 – July 01, Monday to Friday – 8th A.P. Ershov Informatics Conference;
  • Knowledge and Ontology *ELSEWHERE* – a day between Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 01.


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