[DL] CFP:Semantic Web Technologies for Searching and Retrieving Scientific data
carole at cs.man.ac.uk
Mon Jul 7 22:46:14 CEST 2003
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Call for Papers
Semantic Web Technologies for Searching and Retrieving
Monday, October 20, 2003
Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
A workshop in conjunction with The Second International
Semantic Web Conference
Submission of papers: July 18, 2003
Notification of acceptance: August 22, 2003
Submission of camera-ready version: September 19, 2003
Workshop: October 20, 2003
This one-day workshop aims at exploring the Semantic-Web requirements
for scientific communities. The particular focus is on methods for
search and retrieval of scientific data that match the needs of domain
scientists. In most scientific disciplines today, such as earth sciences,
bio-informatics, environmental science, physical sciences, medical
informatics and others, scientists access a number of online sources
that provide information and services in that domain. Currently
available methods and capabilities for searching, locating, retrieving,
querying, and integrating scientific data from multiple online sources
are inadequate for scientists who still use collections of stand-alone
sources. There are several efforts in progress on applying semantic web
technology for data retrieval in scientific domains such as integrating
Geospatial data, integrating bio-informatics sources and services,
integration of GeoSciences data, Earth Science information sources and
also Medical Informatics data sources, which are all based on tailoring
upcoming Semantic Web technologies to science data search and retrieval.
The objective of this workshop is to gain new insights into the
information search and retrieval needs of scientists and the applicability
of semantic web technology to this task by reviewing efforts in progress
as well as new perspectives on building semantic web-based approaches for
scientific communities. We welcome submissions that describe a vision or
work in progress on building a semantic web for a particular science
Topics of Interest
(Include but are not limited to)
- Types of search and retrieval requests typical for
science data users.
- Iterative search scenarios typical for a scientists
- Specifications of properties of scientific data sets
relevant for successful search, inference, and retrieval.
- Granularities of ontologies for scientific data.
- Specifications of search purpose and search result within
the setting of scientific investigations.
- Ontological differences about fundamental concepts that
are present across different scientific domains, such as
space, time, and processes.
- Experience reports with using state-of-the-art technologies
for developing building blocks such as "wrappers" or
interfaces to science information sources.
- Application or development of semantics-based search, query,
and retrieval agents and softbots.
- Connections between ontologies for scientific and generic
use, over the same domains.
- Semantic web technologies aiding interdisciplinary science
- Data quality, pedigree and provenance issues.
- Scientific workflows and applicability of Web services
We invite submissions of short papers in the area of
Semantic-Web-based search and retrieval of scientific
data. Papers are solicited in the following categories:
- Experience papers (upto 6 pages) describing completed
work or work in progress.
- Position papers (upto 3 pages) articulating a new problem,
approach, vision, or position.
Authors should submit a PDF file of their paper
to scisw2003 at email.arc.nasa.gov
USRA RIACS, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
ashish at email.arc.nasa.gov
University of Maine, USA
max at sparial.maine.edu
University of Manchester, UK
carole.goble at cs.man.ac.uk
Terence Critchlow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago
Susan Davidson, University of Pennsylvania
Natasha Fridman Noy, Stanford University School of Medicine
Kathleen Hornsby, University of Maine
Vipul Kashyap, National Library of Medicine
Bertram Ludäscher, San Diego Supercomputer Center
Brian McBride, HP Laboratories
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California
Eric Miller, W3C World Wide Web Consortium
Amit Sheth, University of Georgia
For questions or comments, please send email to scisw2003 at email.arc.nasa.gov
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