CFP: International Semantic Web Workshop (Infrastructure and Applications for the Semantic Web)

From: Je'ro^me Euzenat (
Date: 03/13/01

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                            Call for Papers

                 International Semantic Web Workshop (SWWS)

                     "Infrastructure and Applications
                           for the Semantic Web"


                  in cooperation with the OntoWeb network
    supported in part by the National Science Foundation (application pending)
                       in cooperation with DARPA DAML
                  in cooperation with ICCS 2001 and DL 2001

                             Stanford, CA, USA

                               July 30-31 2001

Call for Papers:

The Semantic Web is a vision: the idea of having data on the Web defined and
linked in a way that it can be used by machines not just for display purposes,
but for automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications.
In order to make this vision a reality for the Web, supporting standards,
technologies and policies must be designed to enable machines to make more
sense of the Web, with the result of making the Web more useful for humans.

Facilities and technologies to put machine-understandable data on the Web are
rapidly becoming a high priority for many communities. For the Web to scale,
programs must be able to share and process data even when these programs have
been designed totally independently. The Web can reach its full potential
only if it becomes a place where data can be shared and processed by
automated tools as well as by people.

On the technology side, Web-enabled languages and technologies are being
developed (e.g. RDF-Schema, DAML+OIL, DAML-Rules, Rule-ML), schema and
ontology integration techniques are being examined and refined and Web
Services Integration Standards are being defined (e.g. UDDI, JINI). The
success of the Semantic Web will depend on a widespread adoption of these
technologies. The workshop is dedicated to groups willing to contribute to the
Semantic Web. Its expected outcome is a better common knowledge and synergy,
of those wishing to develop new exciting basic technology and applications for
the Semantic Web. It should guide the future coallitions for enabling future
standard to be adopted worldwide. We thus solicit contributions to the
foregoing Semantic Web infrastructure and content as well as contributions
about innovative applications taking advantage of this infrastructure.

These application proposals are also expected to provide requirements for the
core technology developers and standardization efforts.

Suggested topics include:

        Searching the Semantic Web
        Use of Semantic Web Languages and XML/RDF Infrastructure
        Metadata and Ontologies
        Semantic Web for e-learning and e-science (molecular data, geographic
		information systems, and digital libraries)
        Semantic Web for e-business and Large-scale Knowledge Management
        Semantic Web and Mobile, Situated and Diffuse Computing
        Semantic Web and Multimedia Data
        Knowledge Portals
        Agent Communication and Applications in the Semantic Web
        Semantic Web Bootstrapping and Growth Models
        Technological Requirements for Semantic Web Applications


Submission deadline:		April 15th, 2001
Notification of acceptance:	May 15th, 2001
Camera (Web)-ready:		June 15th, 2001
Workshop:			July 30th-July 31st, 2001

  Submission Format

Contributions are invited in the form of a full paper (max. 20 pages). The
title page should include name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the

Papers will be judged on their contribution to the discussion, and some will
be selected for presentation. Papers have to be submitted electronically (in
HTML or PDF)  to Jérôme Euzenat  (Email:
Further publication in a Journal is under negotiation.

Workshop Organizing Committee

Isabel Cruz,
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Stefan Decker,
Stanford University, USA

Jérôme Euzenat,
INRIA, France

Deborah McGuinness,
Stanford University, USA

Program Committee

        Tiziana Catarci, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
        Dan Conolly, W3C USA (pending)
        Steve Demurjian, University of Connecticut, USA
        Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
        Peter Eklund, Griffith University, Australia
        Dieter Fensel, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
        Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
        Nicola Guarino, LabSeb CNR, Italy
        Pat Hayes, University of West Florida,USA (pending)
        Jim Hendler, DARPA and University of Maryland, USA
        Masahiro Hori, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan
        Ian Horrocks, University of Manchester, UK
        Ora Lassila, Nokia Research, USA
        Raphael Malyankar, Arizona State university, USA
        Massimo Marchiori, W3C & University of Venise, USA & Italy
        Brian McBride, Hewlett Packard, UK
        Sheila McIlraith, Stanford University, USA
        Robert Meersman, Free University Of Brussels, Belgium (pending)
        Eric Miller, W3C, USA (pending)
        Enrico Motta, The Open University, UK
        Amedeo Napoli, LORIA, France
        Dimitris Plexousakis, ICS-FORTH & Univ. of Crete, Greece
        Peter Patel-Schneider, Lucent Technologies, USA (pending)
        Guus Scheiber, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
        Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
        Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Bremen, Germany
        Frank van Harmelen, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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