An Ontological Approach for the Quality Assessment of Computer Science Conferences

  • Maria Aparecida M. Souto
  • Mariusa Warpechowski
  • José Palazzo M. de Oliveira
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4802)


Today the proliferation of the availability of the information of scientific events on the Web has created the necessity to offer a quickly access to up-to-date information about the quality of these events. This requirement demands for (semi) automatic tools to speedily provide this information. The human-performed activity of the information quality evaluation is extremely time consuming and easily leads to failures. The application OntoQualis here described was motivated to support the quality evaluation of Scientific Conferences, in the Computer Science area, based on the graduated programs evaluation protocol of the Brazilian agency CAPES. The evaluation mechanism is specified in the QUALIS document specifically designed to assess journals and conferences ranking. This paper presents a brief vision of the ongoing process of domain analysis and ontology prototyping aiming to classify Scientific Conferences: the OntoQualis project. Some results of OntoQualis preliminary evaluation have shown a satisfactory classification level in comparison with CAPES-QUALIS ranking.


Quality Evaluation Program Committee Ontological Model Impact Index Ontological Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Aparecida M. Souto
    • 1
  • Mariusa Warpechowski
    • 1
  • José Palazzo M. de Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Informática – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Caixa Postal 15.064 – 91.501-970 – Porto Alegre – RSBrasil

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