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Semantic Web

Here is a one-page printable PDF version of the CFP for this track.

The Semantic Web vision involves the sharing and processing of data by automated tools as well as by people. The central idea of the Semantic Web is to extend the current human-readable web by encoding the semantics of web-resources in a machine-interpretable form in order to be able to automatically integrate data from different sources, to perform actions on behalf of the user, and to search for information based on its meaning rather than its syntactic form. This vision requires new and advanced methods, models, tools, and systems for services related to creation, access, retrieval, integration, and filtering of Web-based content.

We solicit contributions that demonstrate how semantic technologies can be exploited on the Web. In particular we welcome papers that:

  • show how semantic technologies add value to the Web, achieving things that alternative technologies cannot do as well, or at all;
  • present new semantic technologies, or novel applications of existing semantic technologies that provide new levels of Web functionality;
  • address the role of communities in the Semantic Web; in particular how community effects on the web can be exploited to generate semantics;
  • demonstrate how emerging web trends such as wikis, folkosonomies and social software can be enriched with semantic technologies.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Distributed architectures for the Semantic Web
  • Emergent semantics
  • Ontologies and representation languages
  • Provenance, trust & security
  • Semantic annotation and metadata
  • Semantic brokering, integration and interoperability
  • Semantic multimedia
  • Semantic search and retrieval
  • Semantic web services
  • Semantic web mining, ontology learning
  • Semantic Web in e-Business, e-Learning, e-Science
  • Semantics in peer-to-peer systems and grids
  • Social networks, web communities
  • Web applications that exploit semantics

As well as papers arising directly from Semantic Web research, we also welcome contributions from related disciplines which may contribute to the success of the Semantic Web, including Databases, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Distributed Systems, and others.

Submissions should describe original, previously unpublished, high quality, innovative work, making significant and preferably not only theoretical, contributions to the overall design of the Semantic Web, Semantic Web systems design and application experience.

Paper formatting requirements are provided on the submissions page.

Track Chair: Rudi Studer (University of Karlsruhe and FZI, Germany)

Deputy Chair: Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)

Program Committee:

  • Dean Allemang (Top Quadrant, USA)
  • Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Harold Boley (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
  • Francois Bry (University of Munich, Germany)
  • Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
  • Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Korea)
  • Nigel Collier (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
  • Hamish Cunningham (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • John Davies (British Telecom, UK)
  • Grit Denker (SRI International, USA)
  • Li Ding (Stanford University, USA)
  • Thomas Eiter (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Dieter Fensel (DERI, University of Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Tim Finin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)
  • Jennifer Golbeck (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Christine Golbreich (Universite de Rennes 1, France)
  • Asuncion Gomez-Perez (UPM, Spain)
  • Sung-Kook Han (Won Kwang University, Korea)
  • Lynda Hardman (CWI, The Netherlands)
  • Manfred Hauswirth (DERI Galway, Ireland)
  • Jeff Heflin (Lehigh University, USA)
  • Kaoru Hiramatsu (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Pascal Hitzler (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Masahiro Hori (Kansai University, Japan)
  • Eduard Hovy (UCS/ISI, USA)
  • Vipul Kashyap (Partners HealthCare System, Inc., USA)
  • Atanas Kiryakov (Ontotext Lab, Sirma Group, Bulgaria)
  • Michel Klein (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Alain Leger (France Telecom, France)
  • Luke McDowell (US Naval Academy, USA)
  • Gregoris Mentzas (NTUA, Greece)
  • Dunja Mladenic (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
  • Enrico Motta (Open University, UK)
  • Mark Musen (Stanford University, USA)
  • John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Claire Nedellec (MIG-INRA, France)
  • Massimo Paolucci (NTT, Germany)
  • Dimitris Plexousakis (University of Crete, Greece)
  • Amit Sheth (University of Georgia, USA)
  • Umberto Straccia (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
  • Gerd Stumme (University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Hideaki Takeda (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
  • Takahira Yamaguchi (Keio University, Japan)