Welcome to the Fifth International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2006). This year’s ODBASE conference was held in Montpellier, France from October 29 to November 3, 2006.
The ODBASE conferences provide a forum for exchanging the latest research results on ontologies, data semantics, and other areas of computing related to the Semantic Web. We encourage participation of both researchers and practitioners in order to facilitate exchange of ideas and results on semantic issues in Web information systems. Towards this goal, we accepted both research and experience papers.