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CFP: The 1st International Workshop on First Industrial Results of Semantic Technology (FIRST 2007)

The 1st International Workshop on First Industrial Results of Semantic Technology (FIRST 2007)
at the ISWC+ASWC Conference, November 11-15 2007, Busan, Korea
co-located with the
6th International Semantic Web Conference and
the 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference 2007.
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2007
The goal of the FIRST workshop is to demonstrate the early adoption of semantic technologies by enterprises, and to promote further technology transfer from Semantic Web research to industry.
It will bring industry and research together to present and discuss the pros and cons of applying semantic technologies in business processes, not only to identify how industrial requirements can be met, but also important issues of technology maturity, accessibility, integration into existing enterprise IT structures and maintenance throughout the entire ontology and metadata lifecycle.
Call for Submissions
We seek concrete reports of technology transfer to industry of Semantic Web technologies. In particular, we invite industry representatives to report on first experiences from the application and use of semantic technology within business processes.
The workshop provides an opportunity to inform the research community of industrial requirements and gain feedback from technology developers.
Workshop submissions will be electronic and should follow the ISWC guidelines (PDF, formatting according to Springer guidelines, no more than 14 pages). Submissions can be made at
Papers will be published in an accompanying online proceedings as well as hardcopy which will be available to all workshop attendees.
Topics of Interest
We aim for a broad range of topics to be covered in terms of their industrial value and barriers to uptake, including (but not limited to):
* Ontology Engineering
* Metadata Extraction
* Reasoning
* Mediation
* Data Integration
* Semantic Web Services
* Search and Personalisation
* Ontology methodologies in business practice;
* Ontologies and corporate knowledge;
* Representation of knowledge and business processes;
* Linguistic representation in organizational knowledge;
* Enterprise modeling;
* Ontology evaluation;
* Ontologies and electronic catalogs;
* Ontologies and e-commerce;
* Ontologies in the practice of engineering;
* Ontologies in the practice of medical sciences;
* Ontologies in finance;
* Ontologies and e-government.
Important Dates
August 23, 2007 - Submission of papers
September 10, 2007  Notification of acceptance
September 30, 2007 - Submission of camera-ready paper
November 11-15, 2007  Workshop during ISWC+ASWC Conference
Organizing Committee
Lyndon Nixon (Free University Berlin, Germany)
Roberta Cuel (University of Trento, Italy)
Claudio Bergamini (Imola Informatica, Italy)
Program Committee
Richard Benjamin, ISOCO, Spain
Elmar Dorner, SAP AG, Germany
Roberta Ferrario, LOA-CNR, Italy
Christian Fillies, Semtation Gmbh, Germany
Tim Geisler, webXcerpt Software GmbH, Germany
Ruben Lara, Tecnologia, Informacion and Finanzas, Spain
Andreas Persidis, Biovista, Greece
Jean Rohmer, Thales group, France
Hans-Peter Schnurr, Ontoprise and Customer, Germany
Paul Warren, British Telecom, UK
David Wood, Mindswap, USA
Sponsored by the EU Network of Excellence KnowledgeWeb.