Descrição

A transformação digital no setor da saúde e bem-estar é algo que, tendo já alguma expressão, necessita de um claro avanço científico e tecnológico no sentido de dotar as entidades de maior capacidade para reagir aos desafios que o mundo atual lhes apresenta.

Reconhecendo o potencial associado à adoção de sistemas e tecnologias digitais e a sua capacidade de suportar/apoiar a implementação de soluções e projetos inovadores focados no desenvolvimento das entidades do setor da saúde e bem-estar, dos serviços e produtos que estas disponibilizam, da qualidade de vida dos seus clientes (pacientes) e, em fim de linha, das regiões onde estão integradas, é importante criar espaços onde investigadores e comunidades de prática possam partilhar os seus conhecimentos e visões.

Assim, com este workshop pretendemos estimular uma profunda análise científica à adoção e utilização de sistemas e tecnologias digitais no âmbito da criação de iniciativas e soluções inovadoras focadas no desenvolvimento do setor da saúde e do bem-estar.

 

Palavras-Chave

Adoção de STI; Saúde; Bem-estar; Transformação digital; Inovação; Paciente Digital; Wellness; Termalismo.

 

Tópicos de Interesse (mas não limitado a):

- Transformação Digital

- Saúde Inteligente

- Medicina Digital

- Adoção de Sistemas Inteligente na Saúde e Bem-Estar

- Sistemas digitais de sensorização e monitorização de pacientes

- Tecnologias inovadoras aplicadas ao setor da saúde e bem-estar

- Participação Social Digital

- Promoção Digital de Produtos e Serviços de Saúde e Bem-Estar

- Revisões da literatura sobre a adoção e utilização de sistemas e tecnologias digitais no setor da saúde e bem-estar

- Casos de estudo sobre utilizações bem-sucedidas de sistemas e tecnologias digitais no setor da saúde e bem-estar

 

Comité Organizador:

José Martins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- AquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, INESC TEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência

Rua Dr. Júlio Martins Nº1, 5400-342 Chaves, Portugal

 

Ramiro Gonçalves (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, INESC TEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência, AquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia – Ed. Engenharias I, Apartado 1013 - Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal

 

Frederico Branco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, INESC TEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia – Ed. Engenharias I, Apartado 1013 - Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal

 

Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), GOVCOPP - The Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies, Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago, Dep.º Economia, Gestão, Eng.ª Industrial e Turismo

3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

 

Fernando Moreira (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Universidade Portucalense, REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies, IEETA - Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro

Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 541, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal

 

Maria José Alves (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, AquaValor – Centro de Valorização e Transferência de Tecnologia da Água

Rua Dr. Júlio Martins Nº1, 5400-342 Chaves, Portugal

 

Comité  Científico (a aguardar confirmação):

Ana Sofia Cardim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

Carlos Rompante (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

Elisabete Morais (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

Henrique Mamede (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Isabel Lopes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

João Paulo Pereira (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

José Barbosa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) MORE – Montanhas de Investigação

José Luís Mota Pereira (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Leonel Morgado (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Leonel Santos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) IPLeiria – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria

Leonilde Reis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) IPS – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal

Luis Barbosa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal, Portugal

Manuel Pérez Cota (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Espanha

Maria José Angélico (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ISCAP – Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

Vitor Mendonç

Projeto:

“La transformación digital como estrategia de gestión del cambio hacia la pyme conectada en la región Euroace” (0743_CONECTA_PYME_4_0_E)

([“A transformação digital como estratégia de mudança das PME’s para a economia digital na região da Euroace –Conecta PME´s 4.0”)

Investigador principal da equipa da Universidade de Évora:

Professor Doutor Jacinto Vidigal da Silva.

Programa Interreg España-Portugal.

 

Consórcio:

  • Dirección General de Empresa y Competitividad da Junta da Extremadura (promotor geral do projecto)
  • Centro de Estudos e Formação Avançada em Gestão e Economia (CEFAGE)/IIFA – Universidade de Évora
  • Centro de Inovação Empresarial da Beira Interior (CIEBI), Covilhã e • Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), Coimbra;
  • Extremadura Avante, Mérida
  • Fundação Computação e Tecnologias Avançadas de Estremadura (COMPUTAEX), Cáceres.
  • Servicio Extremeño de Empleo (SEXPE), Mérida

 

Enquadramento do projeto no Programa Interreg:

  • Temática: Fomento de la creación de empresas y mejora de la competitividad de las PYMES en el territorio EUROACE, mediante la creación de nuevos servicios transfronterizos de apoyo al emprendimiento y a la empresa.
  • Eixo prioritário: 2. Crecimiento integrador a través de una cooperación transfronteriza a favor de la competitividad empresarial.
  • Objetivo temático: O.T.3. Mejorar la competitividad de las pequeñas y medianas empresas.

 

Objetivos do Projeto:

  1. Fortalecer la actividad productiva de los sectores estratégicos en la región EUROACE a través del aprovechamiento de sinergias de competitividad bajo el modelo estratégico basado en 3 dimensiones: personas, procesos y productos.
  2. Impulsar y promover la optimización de procesos con el fin de lograr niveles de eficiencia y efectividad como valor añadido para la mejora competitiva y la evolución del tejido empresarial a la industria conectada.
  3. Propiciar la cooperación y a través de la creación de herramientas y entornos colaborativos.

 

Enquadramento na CISTI 2021:

A economia e as empresas estão a sofrer profundas mutações induzidas pelas tecnologias de informação e pela capacidade de comunicação, agregação, manipulação e gestão dos dados.

Estas transformações tecnológicas e digitais implicam algumas, se não mesmo profundas, alterações nas organizações/empresas, em diferentes aspetos internos e na forma como interatuam com os seus parceiros de negócios (clientes e fornecedores), bem como com o mercado, os concorrentes e os consumidores.

No âmbito do projeto desenvolveu-se um modelo de análise de maturidade das empresas na região da EUROACE e estruturou-se um conjunto de iniciativas de qualificação das empresas e dos seus profissionais, bem como promoveu-se a qualificação de capital humano residente na região abrangida pelo projeto.

As temáticas da transformação tecnológica, da transformação digital, da economia digital, da gestão da cadeia de valor, da mudança organizacional, da Indústria 4.0, do emprego, do trabalho e das novas regulações sociais sobre o trabalho e o emprego, da responsabilidade social das empresas, do desenvolvimento das pessoas e dos territórios, são dimensões essenciais para uma mais profícua transformação do negócio e das empresas.

A finalidade deste workshop visa abordar conceitos associados à transformação digital, modelos de negócios, análise de maturidade das empresas neste domínio, os impactos organizacionais, de gestão, nas relações laborais e no trabalho, bem como dimensões sociais associadas à transformação em curso.

Especificamente, procura-se:

  • Apresentar e clarificar o conceito enquadrando-o no negócio das empresas/organizações.
  • Apresentar boas práticas no desenvolvimento de projetos de mudança através da transformação tecnológica e digital.
  • Promover uma melhor compreensão para a forma de capacitação das empresas, e dos gestores das mesmas, para os processos de transformação tecnológica e digital em curso.
  • Promover o potencial da transformação tecnológica e digital como factor de competitividade das empresas e, consequentemente. a capacidade de iniciativa das empresas para se adaptarem ao mundo em permanente mudança induzida pelas tecnologias de dados e de informação.

 

Contactos dos membros do comité organizador do workshop da Universidade de Évora:

Jacinto Vidigal da Silva, Dep. Gestão/CEFAGE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

José Ventura, Dep. Gestão/CEFAGE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maria Luísa Silva, CEFAGE/IIFA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paulo Quaresma, Dep. Informática/ECT, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paulo Resende da Silva, Dep. Gestão/CEFAGE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rui Quaresma Dep. Gestão/CEFAGE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Susana Rocha CEFAGE/IIFA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Âmbito científico do workshop:

O workshop insere-se no âmbito da inserção das tecnologias de informação e de comunicação nas empresas, através das tecnologias digitais e da problemática organizacional, económica e social das mesmas.

A inserção da tecnologia, como de qualquer mudança, exige uma reflexão sobre as novas dinâmicas organizacionais e dos processos de gestão, para promover as adaptações necessário, para proceder ao redesenho das organizações.

Neste contexto, o âmbito científico deste workshop é transdisciplinar, com uma conceção construtivista como elemento adaptativo do processo de transformação digital em curso.

As áreas de maior foco estarão focadas na gestão das tecnologias digitais, nas arquiteturas de informação e de empresa, o mercado de trabalho e as novas relações e enquadramento laborais e na economia digital numa perspetiva ampla e focada nas dimensões económico-financeiras associadas à gestão dos negócios.

 

Tópicos de interesse:

  • Arquitetura da informação e dos sistemas e tecnologias de informação
  • Digitalização da economia
  • Digitalização de processos
  • Emprego do futuro
  • Empresas socialmente responsáveis
  • Interoperabilidade de sistemas
  • Modelos de negócio digitais
  • Regime geral de proteção de dados
  • Rendibilidade dos investimentos digitais~
  • Sistemas de gestão da informação
  • Sistemas de gestão do conhecimento
  • Sustentabilidade Social e Desenvolvimento
  • Transformações laborais

 

 

Scope

In the last two decades, computerization has given way to the digital transformation that today characterizes the majority of investments in technology by organizations. This investment leads to the reorganization of processes in business activity, either to redesign them or to automate workflows and processes. In other words, organizations must continuously manage, review, and transform their business processes, by analyzing current workflows, discovering points to improve, simulating business impacts of the changes introduced, and optimizing the modeling. This way, organizations will be able to define business processes capable of more effective responses, appropriate to the organizational activity.

In this sense, the Business Process Management (BPM) approach presents itself as a promoter of the digital transformation of organizations, especially when combined with disciplines such as RPA (Robotic Process Automation), BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) or Business Process Intelligence (BPI). BPM adoption contributes to achieving business objectives by enhancing business processes agility, adaptability, efficiency, cost control, and risk management, among others.

 

Topics of interest

The main areas covered in this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications and organizational aspects of BPM
  • Blockchain-based process execution
  • BPM adoption in SMEs
  • BPM as a tool for digital transformation
  • Business activity monitoring and analysis
  • Business modeling support and maintainability
  • Business process intelligence
  • Digital government and BPM
  • Healthcare process management
  • Predictions on business process monitoring
  • Privacy-preserving data publishing
  • Process mining developments and applications
  • Process modeling and conformance checking
  • Robot process automation for process transformation
  • Social BPM

 

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines:

We cordially invite you to submit your research papers for presentation at the workshop “Business Process Management: the answer from two decades of Digital Transformation”. The submissions must consist of unpublished work resulting from research that present original scientific contributions such as state-of-art reviews and new research perspectives, groundbreaking ideas and/or architectures, solutions and/or applications for real problems, empirical and/or evaluation works, case studies, etc., in accordance with the topics of this Workshop.

Submitted work must not be not under revision elsewhere. The submissions will be double-blind reviewed on a rolling basis to ensure a rapid decision. Therefore, authors should not include on submissions names and affiliations during the reviewing phase and avoid references in the text that can identify authors.

Submissions must be of one of two types:
 — Full paper: Finished and consolidated R&D works. These papers are assigned a 8-page limit;
 — Short paper: Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 4-page limit.

Papers must be written in one of the official conference languages (English, Spanish or Portuguese) and must follow the conference format guidelines. Formatting instructions are available at:

http://www.cisti.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36&Itemid=120&lang=en

Although submissions shall be done using PDF file format, camera ready versions of the accepted papers must be delivered in MS Word format also. Submissions must be done using EasyChair, and the appropriate link for submission will be provided shortly.

 

Publication

Regardless of the type of submission, Program Committee and Organizing Committee may suggest papers to be accepted. Workshops papers will be published in the conference proceedings in specific Workshop chapters. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by ISI Thomson, SCOPUS, INSPEC and Google Scholar.

Detailed and up-to-date information may be found at CISTI 2021 website. Published full and short papers will be sent to EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC, ISI, SCOPUS and Google Scholar. Authors of accepted papers must be registered to have papers published in the proceedings.

 

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission: February 28 March 14, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: March 28 April 4, 2021
  • Camera Ready papers and Registration: April 11, 2021

 

Workshop Organizing Committee:

Pedro Malta, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Joaquim P. Silva, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal

 

Workshop Program Committee:

António Miguel Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
António Pedro Oliveira, Wipro Portugal
Cândido Mariz, Câmara Municipal de Barcelos
Carolina Santos, ENSP, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Estrela Cruz, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
Fernando Paulo Belfo, Instituto Sup. Contab. e Administração de Coimbra
Fernando Moreira, Universidade Portucalense
Franclim Bento, IBM Portugal
Frederico Jesus, Nova IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Henrique Mamede, Universidade Aberta
João Costa, Millennium BCP
Jorge Coelho, Universidade do Minho
José Luís Pereira, Universidade do Minho
José Luís Reis, Instituto Universitário da Maia
Nuno Lopes, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave
Óscar Ribeiro, Universidade Lusófona
Paulo Teixeira, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave
Patrícia Leite, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave
Sara Paiva, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
Sérgio Lopes, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo
Vitor Santos, Nova IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

 

Scope

The significant technological changes that took place at different levels in the recent past led to profound changes in most organizations. They understood the value of data, which led to a process of digitization that transformed the ways of working, the tools used, and the installed practices, to revolve around those data.

Paradoxically, while this opens up new opportunities, it also raises many new challenges: organizations must invest in technological and Human resources to not be left behind, they must reshape their teams’ roles, they must adapt processes, and they must be able to deal with large volumes of information and efficiently use them to support decision processes.

One of the sectors undergoing such a profound transformation is that of Financial Services. In this transformation, machine learning algorithms, diverse AI techniques, as well as statistical and information-theoretic methods have become pervasive. Nonetheless, equally important are business requirements, Human factors and Human-computer Interaction techniques.

This workshop therefore aims to be a multidisciplinary forum in which technology experts meet practitioners of the financial sector, to discuss challenges, potential solutions, and future directions. We call for papers that address the increasingly complex and rich area of Intelligent Decision Support Systems applied to Financial Services, in all its different strands, including technical, social, legal and psychological aspects. This includes disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence (in all its different sub-fields), Statistics, Operations Research, Finance or Human-Computer Interaction, and applications such as fraud detection, risk analysis, financial audits or compliance analysis. The intersection point shall be the goal to intelligently support automated, semi-automated or Human decision-making.

We welcome high-quality original research and review articles that cover novel technologies, methods, theoretical developments or implementations of Intelligent Decision Support Systems applied to Financial Services. Papers describing applications, use cases, or case studies in specific domains are also welcome, including (but not limited to) finance, management, fraud detection, risk analysis and management, compliance analysis or insurance.

 

Topics of interest

In order to achieve the objective of this Workshop, we are inviting researchers to contribute with original and previously unpublished works related to Intelligent Decision Support Systems applied to Financial Services. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Machine Learning
  • Expert Systems
  • Decision under uncertainty
  • Knowledge Management
  • Multi-criteria Systems
  • Human factors and Human-computer Interaction
  • Explainability and Interpretability
  • Risk Assessment and Analysis
  • Fraud Detection and Prevention
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Financial Fraud and e-crime
  • Ethics

 

Paper submission and formatting guidelines

All papers must follow the formatting rules of CISTI’21 and be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English. A MSWord template is available at http://www.cisti.eu/2017/images/templates.zip

A double-blind peer review process will be followed to evaluate the submitted papers. This means that submissions should not include any information that allows for the identification of the authors, including e-mail, affiliation, or references to previous publications of the authors. This information should only be made available in the final version of paper, upon acceptance for presentation and publication. Should the authors need to include one or more references to previous work, this should appear in the bibliography section as “Self Reference”, and be later replaced by the original reference, upon acceptance of the paper.

Papers should be submitted in PDF. However, the final version submitted after acceptance for publication should in MSWord format.

Papers can be submitted at http://www.cisti.eu/2021/oc21/openconf.php

 

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 14/03/2021

Acceptance notification: 04/04/2021

Camera-Ready Copy Due: 11/04/2021

Conference: 23/06/2021 – 26/06/2021

 

Organizing Committee

 

Davide Rua Carneiro

CIICESI - Centro de Inovação e Investigação em Ciências Empresariais e Sistemas de Informação

Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão

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Carla Sofia Gonçalves Pereira

INESC TEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência

CIICESI - Centro de Inovação e Investigação em Ciências Empresariais e Sistemas de Informação

Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão

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+351 255 314 002

 

Ricardo Jorge da Silva Santos

CIICESI - Centro de Inovação e Investigação em Ciências Empresariais e Sistemas de Informação

Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão

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+351 255 314 002

 

 

Valter Pinho

Petapilot

Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão

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José Carlos Castillo

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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Program Committee

Fábio Silva – Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

Marco Gomes – Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

Mariana Carvalho - Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

Héctor Alaiz Moretón – Universidad de León, Spain

Markus Schröder - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany

Maria Goreti Carvalho Marreiros - Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto

Cristóvão Sousa - Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, INESC TEC, CIICESI, Portugal

Nelson Duarte - CIICESI/Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

Teresa Barros - CIICESI/Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

António Lucas Soares – Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto / INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal

António Almeida - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência, INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal

Rita Yi Man Li - Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong

Deimante Teresiene - Vilnius University, Lithuania 

Rebecca Dong - University of South Australia, Australia

Xiao-Guang Yue - European University Cyprus, Cyprus

Vitorino Martins – Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Júlio Lobão – Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Ricardo Bahia Machado - Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

José Fernando da Silva Neto - ISLA - Instituto Politécnico de Gestão e Tecnologia, Portugal

Sofia Cruz Gomes - INESC TEC/ FEUP.

 

 

 

 

Context and Objective:

An ontology is well known to be the best way to represent knowledge in a domain of discourse. It is defined by Gruber as “an explicit specification of a conceptualization”. It allows to represent explicitly and formally existing entities, their relationships and their constraints in an application domain. This representation is the most suitable and beneficial way to resolve many challenging problems related to information domain (e.g. semantic interoperability among systems, knowledge sharing, and knowledge capitalization). Ontology formalization can be based on First order logic (FOL) to describe concepts, relationships and constraints, enabling it to make inferences and giving it a graphical representation. Using ontology has many advantages, among them we can cite: ontology reusing, reasoning and explanation, commitment and agreement on a domain of discourse, ontology evolution and mapping, etc.

Over the last 30 years, another representation model called Bayesian Network has emerged as a practically feasible framework of expert knowledge encoding and as a new comprehensive data analysis framework.

Bayesian networks, also referred to as Belief networks have emerged as one of the most successful tools for diagnosis tasks and have been applied in many real domain applications (diagnosis, machine diagnosis, etc.). BNs offer mechanisms to accurately represent the dependences between random variables and to perform automated reasoning under uncertainty. They are supplied with fast inference engines that enable to answer efficiently various types of probabilistic queries (computation of marginal, a priori, a posteriori, probabilities, of most probable explanations, of maximum a posteriori, etc.).

In practice, the combination of Bayesian networks and ontologies might be beneficial to have high expressiveness and reasoning possibilities under uncertainty. Despite the difference between these two domain representation models, they have the potential to complement each other: part of the value of ontology baseline knowledge may be used to enhance BN by resolving challenging tasks: (i) the identification of relevant variables (variable selection), (ii) the determination of structural relationships between the considered variables (arcs), and (iii) the estimation of parameters which are represented by conditional probability tables (CPTs) associated to for each node in the BN model. Once the Bayesian network is learned, its results can be used together with ontology reasoning engine to perform probabilistic inference.

This first regular workshop aims at demonstrating recent and future advances in Semantic Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Ontologies. Moreover, this workshop offers an invaluable opportunity to boost collaboration and conversation between Industrial Experts and academic researchers, allowing therefore ideas exchanging and presenting results of on-going research in structured knowledge and causality approaches.

We invite submission of papers describing innovative research and applications around the following topics. Papers that introduce new theoretical concepts or methods, help to develop a better understanding of new emerging concepts through extensive experiments, or demonstrate a novel application of these methods to a domain are encouraged.

 

Topics of interests:

  • Construction of probabilistic ontologies
  • Construction of semantic Bayesian networks
  • Semantic causality and probability
  • Causality and ontology
  • Bayesian Neural Networks for ontology modelling and ontology reasoning
  • Bayesian Network for ontology mapping
  • Bayesian network learning
  • Ontology for Bayesian Network construction
  • Probabilistic inference engine
  • Tools, systems and applications

 

Important dates:

  • Workshop paper submission due: February 28 March 14, 2021
  • Workshop paper notifications: March 28 April 4, 2021
  • Workshop paper camera-ready versions due: April 11, 2021
  • Workshop: June 23-26, 2021 (half-day)

 

Organizing committee: