CoDeS 2016  

International Workshop on
Completing and Debugging the Semantic Web

May 29 or 30, 2016
Heraklion, Greece

CoDeS16 is an ESWC 2016 workshop.

CoDeS16 has joined the Know@LOD workshop at ESWC 2016.

Motivation and objectives

Developing ontologies and Semantic Web data sets is not an easy task and, as the ontologies and data sets grow in size, they are likely to show a number of defects (wrong information as well as omissions). Such ontologies and data sets, although often useful, also lead to problems when used in semantically-enabled applications. Wrong conclusions may be derived or valid conclusions may be missed. Further, during the recent years, more and more mappings both between ontologies as well as entities in the Linked Open Data cloud have been generated, e.g., using ontology alignment and/or entity linking systems, forming a linked network of data sets and ontologies. This has led to a new opportunity to deal with defects, as links between datasets and ontologies may be exploited for debugging, or the interlinks between them. On the other hand, it also has introduced a new difficulty as the mappings may not always be correct and need to be debugged themselves. Also the linked data level may contain wrong information and omissions in the data as well as the links.

Defects can take different forms. Syntactic defects are usually easy to find and to resolve. Defects regarding style include such things as unintended redundancy. More interesting and severe defects are the modeling defects which require domain knowledge to detect and resolve such as defects in the structure, and semantic defects such as unsatisfiable concepts and inconsistent ontologies.

Topics of interest

This workshop intends to be a forum where issues related to completing and debugging the Semantic Web are discussed. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • detecting and repairing defects in ontologies
  • detecting and repairing defects in linked data
  • detecting and repairing defects in mappings
  • debugging and completing ontology networks and modular ontologies
  • ontology alignment and repair of alignments
  • justifications, belief revision, ontology patterns for debugging
  • user support for ontology debugging and completion
  • visualization and user interfaces for debugging and completion
  • case studies

Submission Guidelines

Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via EasyChair. The papers should be written in English, follow Springer LNCS format, and be submitted in PDF.

We invite the following types of submissions:

  • Research papers (up to 12 pages).
  • Experience papers (up to 12 pages).
  • Poster papers (up to 8 pages).
  • System/demonstration (up to 8 pages).

We expect to publish accepted papers in CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
Best papers will also be published in an ESWC satellite event proceedings published by Springer.

Important dates

  • Submission: March 4, 2016
  • Notification: April 1, 2016
  • Camera-ready: April 15, 2016

Accepted papers

  • Michael Uschold, Finding and Avoiding Bugs in Enterprise Ontologies.
  • Nandana Mihindukulasooriya, Giuseppe Rizzo, RaphaŽl Troncy, Oscar Corcho and Raul Garcia Castro, A Two-Fold Quality Assurance Approach for Dynamic Knowledge Bases: The 3cixty Use Case.


The joint progam with Know@LOD is available at


Note that workshop attendees cannot register for the workshop only, but need to register for the main conference, as well.


Workshop Organizers

Programme Committee

Past workshops

CoDeS is a broadening of the WoDOOM workshop series on Debugging Ontologies and Ontology Mappings.