WWW2006 - Refereed Track: Semantic Web
| Skip to main content | Skip to navigation |

Register Now!

Refereed Track: Semantic Web

Where is the Web in the Semantic Web?

The central idea of the Semantic Web is to extend the current human-readable web by encoding some of the semantics of web-resources in a machine-processable form. Moving beyond syntax will open the door to more advanced applications and functionality on the Web. Computers will be better able to search, process, integrate and present the content of these web-resources in a meaningful, intelligent manner.

In past Semantic Web tracks of the WWW conference, much good work was reported on the Semantic side of the "Semantic Web". Contributions came from many different fields such as Databases, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Knowledge Representation, and others. This is important work that has laid the foundation for the Semantic Web.

In this year's Semantic Web track of the WWW Conference, we want to re-emphasize the Web aspects of the Semantic Web. We want to better understand how semantics can provide new levels of Web functionality, either for end users, or for designers and developers.

We solicit papers that advance our understanding of how semantics technologies can be exploited on the Web.

We welcome papers that:

  • show how semantics technologies add value to the Web, achieving things that alternative technologies cannot do as well, or at all; rigorous evaluations are especially welcome;
  • present new semantics technologies, or novel applications of existing semantics technologies that provide new levels of Web functionality;
  • present new Web technologies, or novel applications of existing Web technologies that, when combined with semantics technologies add new Web functionality

Papers risk being deemed out of scope, if they are limited to:

  • new results in semantics technologies, where there is no clear relationship to how they enhance Web functionality;
  • new results in Web technologies, if they have little to do with semantics technologies;
  • applications that merely 'happen to' use 'Semantic Web' technologies (e.g. RDF or OWL), i.e. the Web features are not used in an interesting way or don't produce interesting new functionality;

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • agent systems on the web
  • convergence between semantic web and grid systems
  • distributed aspects of semantic representations
  • emergent semantics
  • provenance, trust & security
  • semantic brokering, integration and interoperability
  • semantic web services
  • semantic web mining
  • semantics in peer-to-peer systems
  • social networks
  • web applications that exploit semantics

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.

Accepted Papers

Position Paper: Towards the notion of gloss, and the adoption of linguistic resources in formal ontology engineering
Mustafa Jarrar
Constructing Virtual Documents for Ontology Matching
Yuzhong Qu
Wei Hu
Gong Cheng
Position Paper: Ontology Construction from Online Ontologies
Harith Alani
Position Paper: A Comparison of Two Modelling Paradigms in the Semantic Web
Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Ian Horrocks
Web Ontology Segmentation: Analysis, Classification and Use
Julian Seidenberg
Alan Rector
Semantic Wikipedia
Max Völkel
Markus Krötzsch
Denny Vrandecic
Heiko Haller
Rudi Studer
Towards Content Trust of Web Resources
Yolanda Gil
Donovan Artz
POLYPHONET: An Advanced Social Network Extraction System from the Web
Yutaka Matsuo
Junichiro Mori
Masahiro Hamasaki
Supporting Online ProblemSolving Communities with the Semantic Web
Anupriya Ankolekar
Katia Sycara
James Herbsleb
Robert Kraut
Chris Welty
Bootstrapping Semantics on the Web: Meaning Elicitation from Schemas
Paolo Bouquet
Luciano Serafini
Stefano Zanobini
Semantic Analytics on Social Networks: Experiences in Addressing the Problem of Conflict of Interest Detection
Boanerges Aleman-Meza
Meenakshi Nagarajan
Cartic Ramakrishnan
Li Ding
Pranam Kolari
Amit Sheth
I. Budak Arpinar
Anupam Joshi
Tim Finin
Nominated for Best Paper Award
Exploring Social Annotations for the Semantic Web
Xian Wu
Lei Zhang
Yong Yu

Chairs

  • Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
  • Deputy Mike Uschold (Boeing)
  • Email: www2006-semweb-chairs@www2006.org

PC Members

  • Karl Aberer (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Dean Allemang (Boston University)
  • Bill Andersen (Ontologyworks)
  • Sean Bechhofer (Univ. of Manchester)
  • Richard Benjamins (iSOCO)
  • Hamish Cunningham (University of Sheffield)
  • John Davies (British Telecom)
  • Mike Dean (BBN)
  • Stefan Decker (Digital Enterprise Research Institute)
  • John Domingue (Open University)
  • Jerome Euzenat (INRIA)
  • Marko Grobelnik (J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
  • Masahiro Hori (Kansai University, Japan)
  • Ian Horrocks (Univ. of Manchester)
  • Atanas Kiryakov (Sirma, Bulgaria)
  • Brian McBride (HPLabs, UK)
  • Sheila McIlraith (Univ. of Toronto)
  • Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Enrico Motta (Open University UK)
  • Wolfgang Nejdl (University of Hannover)
  • Jacco van Ossenbruggen (CWI, Amsterdam)
  • Jeff Pan (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Peter Patel-Schneider (Bell Labs)
  • Chris Preist (Hewlett Packard)
  • Alan Rector (Univ. of Manchester)
  • Guus Schreiber (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
  • Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz)
  • Heiner Stuckenschmidt (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
  • Katia Sycara (Carnegie-Mellon University)
  • Hideaki Takeda (National Institute of Informatics)
  • Chris Welty (IBM)

Organised by

ECS Logo

in association with

BCS Logo ACM Logo

Platinum Sponsors

Sponsor of The CIO Dinner


Become a sponsor or exhibitor
Valid XHTML 1.0! IFIP logo WWW Conference Committee logo Web Consortium logo Valid CSS!