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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2008)

Call for Particiation

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

Conference program:

Early registration ends April 21, 23:59 CET.

ESWC 2008 statistics:
51 research papers, 3 keynotes, 2 panels, 26 demos, PhD symposium,
12 workshops, 7 tutorials
ESWC 2008 is the latest in a series of annual, international events focusing on
dissemination and discussion of the latest research and applications of
Semantic Web technologies. The call for papers saw over 270 submissions and the
program committee selected 51 papers to be presented at the conference (see
below, also available at

ESWC 2008 keynotes:

Garlik: Semantic Technology for the Consumer
Nigel Shadbolt (Garlik Ltd. and University of Southampton)

>From Capturing Semantics to Semantic Search: A Virtuous Cycle
Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo! Research, Barcelona)

Foundations of RDF Databases
Claudio Gutierrez (Universidad de Chile)

ESWC 2008 will feature 2 high-profile panels:

Panel 1: Does the Semantic Web Need Web Science?

     * Moderator: Wendy Hall (Univeristy of Southampton, UK)
     * Panelists:
           o Stefan Decker, DERI, Galway
           o Frank van Harmelen, Free University Amsterdam
           o Kieron O'Hara, University of Southampton, UK
           o Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, UK
           o Guus Schreiber, Free University Amsterdam

Panel 2: Social Network Portability: Is the Semantic Web Ready?

     * Moderator: Harry Halpin (University of Edinburgh, UK)
     * Panelists:
           o Dan Brickley, ASemantics
           o Danny Ayers, Talis
           o Stefan Decker, DERI, National University of Ireland
           o Kingsley Idehen, OpenLink
           o Peter Mika, Yahoo! Inc
           o Alexandre Passant, LaLIC, University Paris-Sorbonne

In addition to the technical research paper track, a system demo track
is included, with its own review process. Twenty-six demo papers were
selected for presentation during the conference.

The following 12 workshops are co-located with ESWC 2008:

* ESWC-08 Workshop on Advancing Reasoning on the Web: Scalability and
* International Workshop on Ontologies: Reasoning and Modularity (WORM-08)
* 1st international workshop on Identity and Reference on the Semantic Web
* 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Reuse and Reengineering over the
   Semantic Web
* ESWC-08 Workshop on Semantic Search
* 1st International Workshop on Semantic Metadata Management and Applications
* 6th International Workshop on Evaluation of Ontology-based tools and the
   Semantic Web Service Challenge (EON & SWS-Challenge 2008)
* 3rd Semantic Wiki Workshop
* 4th Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web
* 1st International Workshop on Collective Semantics: Collective Intelligence &
   the Semantic Web (CISWeb 2008)
* 3rd international Workshop on Semantic Business Process Management
* First Workshop on Semantic Interoperability in the European Digital Library

ESWC 2008 tutorials:

* Pattern-based Ontology Design
* What Semantic Web researchers need to know about Machine Learning
* Linking Social Networks, Microformats, and the Semantic Web using GRDDL
* Ontology Engineering and Plug-in Development with the NeOn Toolkit
* Transitioning Legacy Applications to Ontologies: A Hands-on Tutorial
* Semantic Wikis
* Semantic Web Rule Languages and Rule Interchange on the Web

Accepted papers:

(see also

* Andre Bolles, Marco Grawunder and Jonas Jacobi. Streaming SPARQL - Extending
   SPARQL to process data streams

* Glen Hart, Martina Johnson and Catherine Dolbear. Rabbit: Developing a
   Control Natural Language for Authoring Ontologies

* Yolanda Blanco-Fernandez, Jos J. Pazos-Arias, Alberto Gil-Solla, Manuel
   Ramos-Cabrer and Martin Lopez-Nores. Semantic Reasoning: A Path To New
   Possibilities of Personalization

* Edoardo Pignotti, Peter Edwards, Alun Preece, Nick Gotts and Gary
   Polhill. Enhancing Workflow with a Semantic Description of Scientist's Intent

* Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn. Module Extraction and Incremental Classification:
   A Pragmatic Approach for EL+ Ontologies

* Christoph Kiefer, Abraham Bernstein and Andr Locher. Adding Data Mining
   Support to SPARQL via Statistical Relational Learning Methods

* Caecilia Zirn, Vivi Nastase and Michael Strube. Distinguishing between
   Instances and Classes in the Wikipedia Taxonomy

* Jun Zhao, Graham Klyne and David Shotton. Building a Semantic Web Image
   Repository for Biological Research Images

* Idoia Berges, Jesus Bermudez, Alfredo Goi and Arantza Illarramendi. Semantic
   Web technology for Agent Communication Protocols

* Yannis Tzitzikas, Yannis Theoharis and Dimitris Andreou. On Storage Policies
   for Semantic Web Repositories that Support Versioning

* Eero Hyvnen, Kim Viljanen, Jouni Tuominen and Katri Seppl. Building a
   National Semantic Web Ontology and Ontology Service Infrastructure-The
   FinnONTO Approach

* Zhe Wang, Kewen Wang, Rodney Topor and Jeff Z. Pan. Restricting and
   forgetting in DL-Lite

* Haofen Wang, Kang Zhang, Qiaoling Liu, Duc Thanh Tran and Yong
   Yu. Q2Semantic: A Lightweight Keyword Interface to Semantic Search

* Kay-Uwe Schmidt, Jrg Drflinger, Tirdad Rahmani, Mehdi Sahbi, Susan Thomas
   and Ljiljana Stojanovic. An User Interface Adaptation Architecture for Rich
   Internet Applications

* Silvana Castano, Alfio Ferrara, Davide Lorusso, Tobias Henrik Nth and Ralf
   Moeller. Mapping Validation by Probabilistic Reasoning

* Tomi Kauppinen, Jari Vtinen and Eero Hyvnen. Creating and Using
   Geospatial Ontology Time Series in a Semantic Cultural Heritage Portal

* Vassilis Spiliopoulos, Alexandros Valarakos and George Vouros. CSR:
   Discovering Subsumption Relations for the Alignment of Ontologies

* Ravish Bhagdev, Sam Chapman, Fabio Ciravegna, Vitaveska Lanfranchi and
   Daniela Petrelli. Hybrid Search: Effectively Combining Keywords and
   Ontology-based Searches

* Naiwen Lin, Ugur Kuter and Evren Sirin. Web Service Composition with User

* Waseem Akhtar, Jacek Kopecky, Thomas Krennwallner and Axel Polleres. XSPARQL:
   Traveling between the XML and RDF worlds and avoiding the
   XSLT Pilgrimage

* Reinhard Pichler, Axel Polleres, Fang Wei and Stefan Woltran. dRDF:
   Entailment for Domain-restricted RDF

* Heeryon Cho, Toru Ishida, Toshiyuki Takasaki and Satoshi Oyama. Assisting
   Pictogram Selection with Semantic Interpretation

* Christoph Kiefer and Abraham Bernstein. The Creation and Evaluation of
   iSPARQL Strategies for Matchmaking

* Matthias Bruer and Henrik Lochmann. An Ontology for Software Models and its
   Practical Implications for Semantic Web Reasoning

* Katharina Siorpaes and Martin Hepp. OntoGame: Weaving the Semantic Web by
   Online Games

* Aurona Gerber, Alta Van der Merwe and Andries Barnard. A Functioal Semantic

* VinhTuan Thai, Siegfried Handschuh and Stefan Decker. IVEA: An Information
   Visualization Tool for Personalized Exploratory Document Collection Analysis

* Bastian Quilitz and Ulf Leser. Querying Distributed RDF Data Sources with

* Stefan Dietze, Alessio Gugliotta and John Domingue. Conceptual Situation
   Spaces for Semantic Situation-Driven Processes

* Antoine Isaac, Henk Matthezing, Lourens van der Meij, Stefan Schlobach,
   Shenghui Wang and Claus Zinn. Putting ontology alignment in context: usage
   scenarios, deployment and evaluation in a library case

* Valentin Tablan, Danica Damljanovic and Kalina Bontcheva. A Natural Language
   Query Interface to Structured Information

* Kinga Schumacher, Michael Sintek and Leo Sauermann. Combining Fact and
   Document Retreival with Spreading Activation for Semantic Desktop Search

* Tudor Groza, Siegfried Handschuh, Knud Mller and Stefan Decker. KonneX-SALT:
   First Steps towards a Semantic Claim Federation Infrastructure

* Dumitru Roman, Michael Kifer and Dieter Fensel. WSMO Choreography: From
   Abstract State Machines to Concurrent Transaction Logic

* Andreas Langegger, Wolfram W and Martin Blchl. A Semantic Web middleware
   for Virtual Data Integration on the Web

* Paolo Bouquet, Heiko Stoermer and Barbara Bazzanella. An Entity Naming System
   (ENS) for the Semantic Web

* Gunnar Grimnes, Peter Edwards and Alun Preece. Istance Based clustering of
   Semantic Web Resources

* Claudia d'Amato, Nicola Fanizzi and Floriana Esposito. Query Answering and
   Ontology Population: an Inductive Approach

* Anthony Ventresque, Sylvie Cazalens, Philippe Lamarre and Patrick
   Valduriez. Improving interoperability using query interpretation in semantic
   vector spaces

* Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Ulrike Sattler, Thomas Schneider
   and Rafael Berlanga-Llavori. Safe and Economic re-use of ontologies: a
   logic-based methodology and tool support

* Nicola Fanizzi, Claudia d'Amato and Floriana Esposito. Conceptual Clustering
   and its Application to Concept Drift and Novelty Detection

* Tomas Vitvar, Jacek Kopecky, Jana Viskova and Dieter Fensel. WSMO-Lite
   Annotations for Web Services

* Mauricio Espinoza, Asuncin Gmez-Prez and Eduardo Mena. Enriching an
   Ontology with Multilingual Information* Riccardo Rosati. Finite model
   reasoning in DL-Lite

* Carlos Pedrinaci, John Domingue and Ana Karla Alves de Medeiros. A Core
   Ontology for Business Process Analysis

* Sebastian Dietzold, Jrg Unbehauen and Sren Auer. xOperator -
   Interconnecting the Semantic Web and Instant Messaging Networks

* Simon Scerri, Siegfried Handschuh and Stefan Decker. Semantic Email as a
   communication medium for the Social Semantic Desktop

* Angela Maduko, Kemafor Anyanwu, Amit Sheth and Paul Schliekelman. Graph
   Summaries for Subgraph Frequency Estimation

* Laura Hollink, Mark van Assem, Antoine Isaac, Shenghui Wang and Guus
   Schreiber. Two Variations on Ontology Alignment Evaluation: Methodological

* Richard Cyganiak, Renaud Delbru, Holger Stenzhorn, Giovanni Tummarello and
   Stefan Decker. Semantic Sitemaps: Efficient and Flexible Access to Datasets
   on the Semantic Web

* Dimitrios Kourtesis and Iraklis Paraskakis. Combining SAWSDL, OWL-DL and UDDI
   for Semantically Enhanced Web Service Discovery