AISB event Bulletin Item
CFP: European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2008)
-- FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS -- ======================================================================= 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 [http://www.eswc2008.org]. ESWC 2008 is sponsored by STI2, Semantic Technology Institutes International. For more information on STI2, please visit [http://www.sti2.org]. ======================================================================== Submissions 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 [http://www.eswc2008.org/submissions.html]. Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted according to the Information for LNCS authors: [http://www.springer.com/east/home/computer/lncs?SGWID=5-164-7-72376-0&teaserId=45515&CENTER_ID=73062 ]. 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.