[DL] CFP: International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2006, Athens, GA, USA
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CALL FOR RESEARCH AND SEMANTIC WEB IN USE TRACK PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Fifth International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2006)
November 5 - 9, 2006
Athens, Georgia, USA
The dream of the Web was to create a human communication and collaboration
platform for sharing knowledge and enabling a universal space for
information and services. We all are now much more connected, and in turn
face new resulting problems: service and information overload caused by
insufficient support for information selection, organization and
collaboration. The Semantic Web, by providing standards for formulating and
distributing metadata and ontologies, enables means for information
organization and selective access. However, the Semantic Web requires new
infrastructure on all levels - e.g., human-computer interaction, expressive
representation and query languages, reasoning engines, data representation
and integration, interoperability middleware, and distributed computing.
To foster the exchange of ideas and collaboration, the International
Semantic Web Conference brings together researchers in relevant disciplines
such as artificial intelligence, databases, distributed computing, web
engineering, information systems, and human-computer interaction.
The Fifth International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2006) follows on the
success of previous conferences and workshops in Galway, Ireland (2005),
Hiroshima, Japan (2004), Sanibel Island, USA (2003), Sardinia, Italy (2002),
and Stanford, USA (2001).
The organizing committee is soliciting paper submissions for the Research
papers track and the Semantic Web In-Use papers track.
CALL FOR PAPERS: RESEARCH TRACK
The research track of ISWC2006 solicits the submission of original,
principled research papers dealing with both analytical and practical
aspects of Semantic Web research. Topics include, but are not limited to:
* Applications of Semantic Web technologies with clear lessons learned
* Semantic Web for e-business, e-science, e-government, and e-learning,
e-health, digital libraries, tourism,
mobile & ubiquitous applications, digital TV
* Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing Semantic
* Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
* Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
* Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
* Database technologies for the Semantic Web
* Semantic Web middleware
* Machine learning and human language technologies for the Semantic Web
* Semantic Web services
* Agents on the Web
* Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
* Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation
* Social software
* Semantic multimedia
* Semantics in peer-to-peer systems and grids
* Searching, querying, visualizing and interpreting the Semantic Web
* Evaluation of Semantic Web techniques
* The Semantic Desktop
* User-centered Semantic Web applications and/or interaction design
* Security for the Semantic Web
CALL FOR PAPERS: SEMANTIC WEB IN-USE TRACK
Semantic Web research has led to advances in technology which are beginning
to be deployed in ways providing real benefits to end users. Companies are
accessing and using information more efficiently, government departments are
interacting with each other more effectively, and e-scientists are making
with one another new discoveries.
The Semantic Web In-Use Track (called Industrial Track in previous ISWC
conferences) is a showcase for:
(i) the best applications of semantic web technology and the benefits they
(ii) the best tools to ease the deployment of such applications.
The Semantic Web In-Use Track solicits the submission of original,
principled papers dealing with applications or tools.
An applications paper should include some or all of:
* A good clear description of an implemented application of semantic web
technology. Applications are welcome in any area - industry, government,
science or society.
* An assessment of the pros and cons of using semantic web technology to
solve this particular problem. Are extensions beyond the existing standards
necessary? What advantages does a semantic web approach have over
traditional approaches to the application?
* An assessment of the benefits of this application - e.g. a user study, a
return-on-investment analysis, demonstration of new results in e-science, or
demonstration of user acceptance.
* Evidence and assessment of deployment and use of the application.
A tools paper will include some or all of:
* A good clear description of an implemented tool set to support the
deployment of semantic web technology.
* A demonstration that the tool set offers functionality beyond what is
* An assessment of the benefits of the tool set to the user community - e.g.
a usability study.
* Evidence and assessment of the tool set being used in the deployment of
semantic web systems
An additional objective of the track is to attract papers that describe
concrete problems in industry, government, science and society for which
Semantic Web technology would provide a solution. Such papers should analyze
the problem and argue for the appropriateness of Semantic Web technology,
and provide an outline of possible solutions. A comparison to competing
approaches using conventional technology is strongly encouraged.
IMPORTANT DATES AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
May 15, 2006 Paper submissions due
July 26, 2006 Acceptance notification
August 25, 2006 camera-ready papers due
November 5-9, 2006 ISWC 2006 Technical Program
Detailed formatting instructions and submission procedure will be published
on http://iswc2006.semanticweb.org. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's
Portable Document Format) format. Papers will not be accepted in any other
format. Formatted papers must be no longer than 10 pages. Papers that exceed
this limit will be rejected without review. ISWC2006 will not accept papers
that, at the time of submission, are under review for or have already been
published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference.
Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations
for the abstract of their submission for the Semantic Web (help will be
provided for this task). Details will be provided on the conference Web page
at the time of acceptance
TECHNICAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio, Brazil
RESEARCH TRACK CO-CHAIRS
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Stefan Decker, DERI Galway, Ireland
SEMANTIC-WEB-IN-USE TRACK CO-CHAIRS
Dean Allemang, TopQuadrant, USA
Chris Preist, HP Labs, UK
POSTERS AND DEMO CHAIR
Libby Miller, Asemantics, UK
SEMANTIC WEB CHALLENGE CO-CHAIRS
Peter Mika, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mike Uschold, Boeing Corporation, USA
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
Vipul Kashyap, Partners HealthCare System, USA
DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CHAIR
Lora Aroyo, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
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