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AISB event Bulletin Item

LAST CFP: European Semantic Web Conference - ESWC 2007


	ESWC 2007
	4th European Semantic Web Conference
	3 - 7 June 2007 
	Innsbruck (Austria)

The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance todays web via the exploitation
of machine-processable meta data. The explicit representation of the semantics
of data, enriched with domain theories (Ontologies), will enable a web that
provides a qualitatively new level of service. It will weave together a large
network of human knowledge and makes this knowledge machine-processable.
Various automated services will help the users to achieve their goals by
accessing and processing information in machine-understandable form. This
network of knowledge systems will ultimately lead to truly intelligent systems,
which will be employed for various specialized reasoning subsystems to
accomplish complex tasks. Many technologies and methodologies are being
developed within Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Machine
Learning, Databases, Multimedia Systems, Distributed Systems, Software
Engineering and Information Systems that can contribute towards the realization
of this vision.

The 4th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2007) will present the
latest results in research and application of Semantic Web technologies,
including knowledge mark-up languages, Semantic Web services, and ontology
management. ESWC 2007 will also feature a special industry-oriented event, a
forum for gaining a better understanding of these new technologies and their
business aspects. The conference will offer a tutorial program to get up to
speed with European and global developments in this exciting new area.

Several distinguished scientists will give an invited talk at the
conference: prof. Stefano Ceri (Tech. Univ. of Milan, Italy), prof.
Georg Gottlob (Oxford Univ., UK), prof. Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute
of Technology, Japan), and prof. Ron Brachman (Vice President of
Worldwide Research Operations at Yahoo! Research). 

ESWC 2007 is sponsored by ESSI - a group of European Commission 6th Framework
Programme projects. Together these projects aim to improve world-wide research
and standardisation in the area of the Semantic Web. For more information on
ESSI, please visit  


ESWC 2007 welcomes the submission of excellent original research and
application papers dealing with all aspects of the Semantic Web, particularly
those related to the subject areas indicated by the topics below. We
particularly encourage the submission of papers on industrial efforts and
experiences with Semantic Web projects. We encourage theoretical,
methodological, empirical, and applications papers.

The proceedings of this conference will be published in Springers Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing for ESWC 2007
will be electronic, via the conference Web site:
Papers, due 15 December, 2006, should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in Springer
LNCS format.

Papers may be accepted as (i) full papers, or as (ii) short papers with poster

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 8 December, 2006
Full Paper Submission: 15 December, 2006
Notification: 26 February, 2007
Camera-Ready Papers due: 16 March, 2007
Conference: 3 - 7 June, 2007

Conference Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):

    * Ontology Management (creation, evolution, evaluation, etc.)
    * Ontology Alignment (mapping, matching, merging, mediation and reconciliation)
    * Ontology Learning and Metadata Generation (e.g. HLT and ML approaches)
    * Multimedia and Semantic Web
    * Semantic Annotation of Data
    * Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights
    * Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages
    * Logics for the Semantic Web
    * Reasoning on the Semantic Web
    * Behavior in the Semantic Web
    * Searching, Querying, Visualizing, Navigating and Browsing the Semantic Web
    * Personalization and User Modelling
    * User Interfaces and Semantic Web
    * Semantic Grid and Middleware
    * Semantic Web Services (description, discovery, invocation, composition, choreography, etc.)
    * Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management (e.g. Semantic Desktop, Knowledge Portals)
    * Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Culture, e-Government, e-Health, e-Learning, e-Science
    * Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
    * Data Semantics and Web Semantics
    * Semantic Interoperability
    * Semantic Workflows
    * Semantic Web Mining

We particularly welcome application papers which clearly show benefits of
Semantic Web technologies in practical settings.

General Chair

Enrico Franconi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy),

Program Chairs

Michael Kifer (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA),
Wolfgang May (Georg-August-Universitt Gttingen, Germany),