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AISB event Bulletin Item


4th Italian Semantic Web Workshop
 Dipartimento di Informatica, Universit di Bari,
      Bari, Italy 18-20 December 2007

-> Submission deadline is extended to October 19, 2007 <-

Jointly organized by:
Dipartimento di Informatica, Universit di Bari
SisInfLab (Dip. Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica), Politecnico di Bari

with the support of: AI*IA (Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence)

in collaboration with: ARTI-Regione Puglia (Agenzia Regionale per la Tecnologia e lInnovazione),
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Office in Italy, Semedia Group (DEIT, Universit Politecnica delle Marche) and Universit di Trento.


Chris Welty - IBM Watson Research Center (Hawthorne)

"Ontologies and Folksonomies: False Friends"

"False friends" is a term used to describe words in different languages that appear similar but mean different things, like "eventually" in English and "eventualmente" in Italian.  Ontologies, at least well engineered ones, and folksonomies, which are a product of large scale "social tagging" of web artifacts, have this relationship as well: they appear similar but mean different things.  In this talk I will discuss the appearance of similarity and the actual difference and point out that being different is not bad thing.

Giovanni Tummarello - DERI (Galway)

"Linked data on the Semantic Web: why and how to use it in your next project."

In this presentation, I will illustrate the "Linked data on the Semantic Web" initiative. While conceptually simple, linked data is probably the most concrete artifact that the Semantic Web community can currently demonstrate: large databases have been already made available online using this paradigm and many will be added soon. I will then present some of the tools
currently available to make use of such data from within applications and how to further increase the globally available
data. Drawing from this material and coherently with such "pragmatic" view of the Semantic Web, I will then conclude
highlighting some evident "TO DOs" and possible next steps.


The Semantic Web is currently one of the most interesting and ambitious challenges that the scientific and technological community is facing. While great progresses have been made in terms of consolidation of base philosophy, new issues, technologies and tools are emerging.

These issues include creating and managing Semantic Web content, making semantics explicit in order to automatically integrate data from different sources and to search for information based on its meaning rather than its syntactic form.

New and advanced methods, models, tools, and technologies for services related to creation, access, retrieval, integration, and filtering of Web content are being developed at the intersection of relevant disciplines that are making the Semantic Web fly, such as Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Distributed Computing, Multimedia Systems, Natural Language Processing, and Human-Computer Interaction.

While applications that demonstrate the value of the Semantic Web technologies are critically important, building applications that use Semantic Web technologies is still a relatively new practice for most software developers.

This workshop aims at creating the possibility for a meeting and a fruitful debate among Italian and international researchers and developers on Semantic Web, with a special focus on aspects which might enable wide scale use of Semantic Web technologies.


The workshop aims at giving an overview of work performed by the
(Italian) Semantic Web community, and aims to attract researchers, developers and interested practitioners alike.
Contributions and participants from other countries have been very valuable for the past events, and are invited and very welcome. The presentation language will be English.


The workshop will cover theoretical, practical and implementation issues on Semantic Web. The following is a partial list of topics of

* Semantic Web for e-business, e-science, e-government, and e-learning
* Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing Semantic Web data
* Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
* Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
* Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
* Semantic Web middleware
* Machine learning and human language technologies for the Semantic Web
* Social networks based on Semantic Web technologies
* Semantic Web services
* Tools and Methodologies for Semantic Web Agents
* Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights
* Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation
* Semantic multimedia
* Semantics in P2P systems and grids
* Searching, querying, visualizing and interpreting the Semantic Web
* Evaluation of semantic Web techniques
* Languages, Tools and Methodologies for Semantic Web Data
* Large Scale Knowledge Management
* Data Semantics
* Knowledge Portals
* Semantic Brokering
* Semantic coordination, integration, matching and interoperability
* Semantic Web Mining
* Semantic Information Retrieval
* Visualization and Modeling
* Semantic Web Personalization
* Systems of collaborative annotation
* Systems of annotation extraction
* Applications of Semantic Web technologies
* Social aspects of distributed cooperative annotation
* Presentation and discussions of application scenarios
* Analysis of social online communities
* Web 2.0 personalization
* Web 2.0 technologies for recommender systems
* Web 2.0 based ontology learning
* Assistive technologies and the Semantic Web


We encourage submissions from researchers and practitioners in academia, industry, government, and consulting. Accepted formats are Postscript and PDF. Papers must be submitted electronically at the conference website.

Accepted contributions will be published online in a volume of the CEUR workshop proceedings, a publication series by Deutsche Bibliothek, ISSN 1613-0073, and in a book with ISBN Authors of accepted contributions will be able to express their preference for
an oral or poster presentation.

Authors are invited to submit their manuscript in the LNCS/LNAI style. Any further information concerning typesetting can be obtained directly from the Springer-Verlag authors' section at:

The maximum length of a paper for SWAP is 10 pages.


19 October 2007         Paper submission (extended)
12 November 2007        Acceptance/rejection notification
24 November 2007	Camera-ready
18 December 2007	Tutorial Day
19-20 December 2007	SWAP-2007


The event will take place at:
Dipartimento di Informatica, University of Bari
Campus "E. Quagliarello"
Via Orabona, 4
70126 BARI- ITALY.

Details about registration will be available at
the following URL:


Official languages are English and Italian. However, abstracts, slides and contributions must be in English.


[Workshop chair]
Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari

[Programme co-chairs]
Eugenio Di Sciascio, Technical University of Bari
Christian Morbidoni, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche
Heiko Stoermer, University of Trento

[Local Organization]
Pierpaolo Basile, University of Bari
Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari
Anna Lisa Gentile, University of Bari
Leo Iaquinta, University of Bari
Pasquale Lops, University of Bari
Agnese Pinto, Technical University of Bari
Domenico Redavid, University of Bari
Michele Ruta, Technical University of Bari
Eufemia Tinelli, University of Bari

[SWAP series steering committee]
Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento
Oreste Signore, W3C Office in Italy/CNR
Giovanni Tummarello, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway, Ireland


Danny Ayers			- Independent
Roberto Basili			- University of Roma Tor Vergata
Sonia Bergamaschi		- University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Silvana Castano			- University of Milano
Marco de Gemmis			- University of Bari
Tommaso Di Noia			- Technical University of Bari
Francesco Donini		- Universit della Tuscia Viterbo
Floriana Esposito		- University of Bari
Aldo Gangemi			- LOA-CNR
Roberto Garca Gonzlez		- Universitat de Lleida
Fausto Giunchiglia		- University of Trento
Francesco Guerra		- University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Pascal Hitzler			- AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
Pasquale Lops			- University of Bari
Massimo Marchiori		- University of Padova
Massimo Martinelli		- ISTI-CNR
Daniel Olmedilla		- L3S Reseach Center and Hannover Univ.
Maria Teresa Pazienza		- University of Roma Tor Vergata
Valentina Presutti		- LOA-CNR
Paolo Puliti			- Universita' Politecnica delle Marche
Paolo Romano			- National Cancer Research Inst. Genoa,IST
Leo Sauermann			- DFKI
Luciano Serafini    		- IRST-Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Sergej Sizov			- University of Koblenz
Umberto Straccia		- ISTI-CNR
Giovanni Tummarello		- DERI, Galway, Ireland
Guido Vetere			- IBM Advanced Internet Technologies


Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Puglia
Confindustria Bari
Celi Srl
Czanne Software Spa
Consorzio Operativo Gruppo MPS
DERI Ireland
D.O.O.M. (Data Over Ontological Models) Srl
Exhicon ICT
Fimesan Spa
Imola Informatica
IntelliSemantic Srl
I2K (Information to Knowledge) Srl
KIT (Knowledge and Information Technologies) Srl