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2nd CFP: ESWC 2008 Ph.D. Symposium
Only three weeks left before the deadline! CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS Ph.D. Symposium 2008 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) June 2, 2008 Tenerife (Spain) http://www.eswc2008.org/ Sponsored by the Okkam project http://www.okkam.org/ 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 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 SUBMISSIONS: Extended abstracts should not exceed five pages. Papers should be formatted according to Springer LNCS guidelines (see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html ) and submitted electronically as pdf files through the EasyChair conference submission system at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2008phdsymposium . 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. IMPORTANT DATES 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 PROGRAM COMMITTEE 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 (http://www.okkam.org/) for sponsoring this event and STI International (http://www.sti2.org/) for its help in organizing the symposium.