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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2008)



         5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2008)
                  Tenerife, Spain, June 1-5 2008.


The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today's Web by exploiting
machine-processable metadata. 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 complex decision-making tasks. Semantic Web
research can benefit from ideas and cross-fertilization with many
other areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing,
Databases and Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Multimedia,
Distributed Systems, Social Networks and Web Engineering. Many
advances within these areas can contribute towards the realization of
the Semantic Web.

The 5th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2008) will
present the latest results in research and applications of Semantic
Web technologies. ESWC 2008 will also feature a tutorial program,
system descriptions and demos, a posters track, a Ph.D. symposium and
a number of collocated workshops. The calls for these events are
separate and can be found on the conference Web site

ESWC 2008 is sponsored by STI2, Semantic Technology Institutes
International. For more information on STI2, please visit



ESWC 2008 welcomes the submission of original research and application
papers dealing with all aspects of the Semantic Web. 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 Springer's
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and
reviewing for ESWC 2008 will be electronic, via the conference
submissions site []. Papers
should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted
according to the Information for LNCS authors:
]. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format)
format and will not be accepted in any other format. Papers that
exceed 15 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being
rejected automatically without a review. Authors of accepted papers
will be required to provide semantic annotations for the abstract of
their submission -- details of this process will be provided on the
conference site at the time of acceptance. At least one author of each
accepted paper must register for the conference.


Best Paper Award

An award will be given to the best paper (or papers) submitted to the
conference as judged by the Program Chairs in collaboration with the
Program Committee.


Important Dates -- Papers:

Abstract Submission:	December 7, 2007
Full Paper Submission:	December 14, 2007
Notification:			February 29, 2008
Camera Ready:			March 14, 2008
Conference:				June 3-5, 2008


Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to ESWC 2008 include, but are not limited 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
* Query Languages and Optimization for the Semantic Web
* Rule Languages for the Semantic Web
* Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
* Data Semantics and Web Semantics
* Semantic Interoperability
* Logics for the Semantic Web
* Semantic Web Mining
* 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
* Semantics in P2P Computing and the Grid
* Semantic Web Services (description, discovery, invocation, composition, choreography, etc.)
* Semantics in Middleware
* Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management (e.g. Semantic Desktop, Knowledge Portals)
* Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Science, e-Health, e-Culture, e-Government, e-Learning
  and other application domains
* Evaluation of Semantic Web Technologies
* Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
* Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation

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