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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises - SWAE07

1st International Workshop on
Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises - SWAE07
in conjunction with DEXA 2007
18th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Regensburg, Germany
3-7 September 2007 ****************************************


"The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of researchers and industrial partners."
[W3C -]

SWAE aims at evaluating how and how much the Semantic Web vision has met its promises with respect to business and market needs. Even though the Semantic Web is a relatively new branch of scientific and technological research, its relevance has already been envisaged for some crucial business processes:
- Semantic-based business data integration: data integration satisfies both "structural" requirements of enterprises (e.g. the possibility of consulting its data in a unified manner), and "dynamic" requirement (e.g. business-to-business partnerships to execute an order). Information systems implementing semantic web architectures can strongly support this process, or simply enable it. - Semantic interoperability: metadata and ontologies support the dynamic and flexible exchange of data and services across information systems of different organizations. The development of applications for the automatic classification of services
and the translation of such classifications into the different standards used by companies is a clear example of the potential for semantic interoperability methods and tools.
- Knowledge management: ontologies and automated reasoning tools seem to provide an innovative support to the elicitation, representation and sharing of corporate knowledge. In particular, for the shift from document-centric KM to an entity-centric KM approach.
- Enterprise and process modeling: ontologies and rules are becoming an effective way for modeling corporate processes and business domains (for example, in cost reduction).

The goal of the workshop is to evaluate and assess how deep the permeation of Semantic Web models, languages, technologies and applications has been in effective enterprise business applications. It would also identify how semantic web based systems, methods and theories sustain business applications such as decision processes, workflow management processes, accountability, and production chain management. A particular attention will be dedicated to metrics and criteria that evaluate cost-effectiveness of system designing processes, knowledge encoding and management, system maintenance, etc.

Papers and demonstrations of interest for the workshop will show and highlight the interactions between Semantic Web technologies and business applications. In particular, the workshops aims at collecting models, tools and practical experience in which Semantic Web techniques have been developed and applied to support  any relevant business process, and assess their degree of success, the difficulties which were addressed, the solutions which have been found, the new tools which have been implemented.


The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
* Semantic Integration
* Information extraction
* Managing metadata for information integration
* Managing metadata for data classification
* Semantic Web technologies for enterprises
* Ontologies for Information Integration and data exch

* Schema mapping/evaluating/integrating
* On-the-fly Integration
* Information Integration architectures
* Reviews and evaluation of existing Integration approaches
* Data Integration in e-Commerce applications
* Integration of legacy applications in a semantic web architecture
* Semantic web and business processes
* Reliability and scalability of Semantic Web technologies and tools
* Enterprise-level tools and applications
* Costs of semantic-based architectures for enterprises
* Semantic Web and Integrated Information Systems
* Semantic based systems and business applications: cost management, decision support systems, workflow management systems, etc. * Economic sustainability of semantic web based systems
* Metrics to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the knowledge encoding process

* Submission of abstracts: March 2, 2007 * Submission of full papers: March 23, 2007
* Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2007 * Camera-ready copies due: May 31, 2007


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and application papers that are not being considered in another forum. Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages (IEEE Proceeding style) including figures and references. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers ( Authors of accepted papers are requested to sign the IEEE copyright form.
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper. Papers accepted for presentation will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA'07 workshops.
Authors of accepted papers are requested to send the full paper to be received by May 31, 2007.


Prof. Sonia Bergamaschi
Department of Computer Science
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Prof. Paolo Bouquet
Department of Information and Communication Technology
of Trento

Dott. Francesco Guerra
Department of Business Economics
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Carlo Batini, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy Andreas Becks, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT, Germany Francesco Bellomi, University of Verona , Italy Omar Boucelma, Université Aix-Marseille, France Andrea Calì, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, UK Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Roberta Cuel, Università di Trento, Italy Stefan Decker, Digital Enterprise Research Institute National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Alfio Ferrara, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy Mohand-Said Hacid, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France Matthias Hemmje, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany Mustafa Jarrar, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Alain Leger,  France Telecom R&D, France   Claudia Niederee, L3S Research Center, Germany Lyndon Nixon, University of Berlin, Germany Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Christoph Quix, RWTH Aachen, Germany Peter Spyns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany York Sure, Institut AIFB Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany