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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CFP: ESWC 2008 Ph.D. Symposium

Only three weeks left before the deadline!


Ph.D. Symposium 2008
5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)
June 2, 2008
Tenerife (Spain)

Sponsored by the Okkam project

ESWC is the leading European conference on theory, practice and application of Semantic Web Technologies, constantly attracting a large number of high quality submissions from both academia and industry. In addition to its plenary scientific sessions, the conference includes a Ph.D. Symposium to allow doctoral students to present their work and obtain guidance from leading scientists in the field.

The ESWC 2008 Ph.D. Symposium will take place in Tenerife - Spain, on June 2, 2008. We invite doctoral students working on any aspect of the Semantic Web to submit an extended abstract describing the research problem they tackle in the context of their Ph.D. Each abstract will be thoroughly reviewed by two expert researchers in the field. In addition to the feedback received during the review process, students whose abstracts get accepted will have the opportunity to present their research agenda and interact with both their peers and experienced scientists during the symposium. All students are encouraged to submit an abstract, though preference will be given to students who are at an early stage of their Ph.D. (first or second year). Students who are submitting papers on specific portions of their work to the main conference are also invited to apply to the Ph.D. symposium. In that case, the short paper for the symposium must give an overview of the student's dissertation, while the paper for the main conference should focus on a specific piece of this work.


Topics related to the symposium include, but are not limited, to:

Applications of the Semantic Web
Evaluations of Semantic Web technologies
Semantic Web technologies for multimedia content
Personal Information Management
Management of Semantic Web Data
Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing Semantic Web data
Database technologies for the Semantic Web
Search, query, and visualization of the Semantic Web
Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
Machine learning and human language technologies for the Semantic Web
Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
Ontology creation, extraction, evolution and search
Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
Semantic Web architecture
Semantic Web middleware
Semantic Web services
Agents on the Semantic Web
Semantics in Peer-to-Peer systems and grids
Emergent Semantics
Semantic Web and Web 2.0 Applications
Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
Semantic Web technology for collaboration and cooperation
Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
Semantic Web for e-business, e-science, e-government, and other application domains


Extended abstracts should not exceed five pages. Papers should be formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines (see ) and submitted electronically as pdf files through the EasyChair conference submission system at .

We encourage students to organize their extended abstract according to the following template:

1. Research Problem: gives a description of the overall research problem tackled in the context of the Ph.D. and its relevance to the Semantic Web area
2. Related Work: discusses the state of the art in the particular field
3. Contributions: describes how the proposed project will advance the state of the art, summarizes the expected contributions and real-world use-cases
4. Evaluation: describes the methodology used to evaluate/validate the results of the projects
5. Work Plan: sketches the different stages of the project, clearly differentiating between the results achieved so far, current work and planned work.

Extended abstracts structured differently will be considered as well. The best submissions -- in terms of innovation, scientific soundness and clarity of presentation -- will be invited to the symposium for presentation. In addition to the full papers, a limited number of submissions will be accepted as two page posters. Students whose work get accepted as a full paper or poster will have to register to the symposium to present their work. 500 Euro will be awarded to the best presenter. In addition, papers and posters will be published online as CEUR Workshop Proceedings.


March 7, 2008 (11:59pm CET): Extended abstracts due
April 4, 2008: Notification of acceptance
April 25, 2008: Camera-ready version due
June 2, 2008: Ph.D. Symposium


Daniel Abadi, Yale University, U.S.A.
Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Harith Alani, University of Southampton, U.K.
Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento, Italy
Jeremy Carroll, HP Labs, U.K.
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Boi Faltings, EPFL, Switzerland
Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Carole Goble, University of Manchester, U.K.
Peter Haase, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Siegfried Handschuh, NUI Galway, Ireland
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Matthias Klusch, DFKI, Germany
Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Enrico Motta, The Open University, U.K.
Natasha Noy, Stanford University, U.S.A.
Daniel Olmedilla, L3S Research Center, Germany
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, U.K.
Axel Polleres, NUI Galway, Ireland
Marta Sabou, Open University, U.K.
Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research, Austria
Guus Schreiber, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Luciano Serafini, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Italy
Amit Sheth, Wright State University, U.S.A.
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy
Elena Simperl, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
Hideaki Takeda, University of Tokyo, Japan
Tomas Vitvar, NUI Galway, Ireland
Chris Welty, IBM Watson Research Center, U.S.A.
Ilya Zaihrayeu, University of Trento, Italy
Michal Zaremba, University of Innsbruck, Austria

For further information and for any questions regarding the event or the submission process, please contact the Ph.D. Symposium Chair:

Philippe Cudre-Mauroux
M.I.T. -- U.S.A.
pcm (AT) csail mit edu

We would like to thank the Okkam project ( for sponsoring this event and STI International ( for its help in organizing the symposium.