ISWC 2002 2nd and Final Call for Papers

From: Ian Horrocks (
Date: 01/11/02

Apologies for duplicates


ISWC 2002

The International Semantic Web Conference

Sardinia, Italy, June 10-12th, 2002

   PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15th, 2002 



ISWC will be a major international forum at which research on all
aspects of the Semantic Web is presented. ISWC 2002 follows on from
the success of the first Semantic Web Working Symposium (SWWS), which
was held in Stanford in July, 2001 [1].  ISWC 2002 will take place on
the beautiful Mediteranian island of Sardinia [2], Italy, 10th-12th
June, 2002, immediately preceding the OntoWeb workshop [3].

ISWC 2002 invites submissions related to all aspects of the Semantic
Web. Both technical and survey/overview papers are solicited, as well
as descriptions of working Semantic Web systems, position statements
and reports on work in progress.

Papers MUST clearly demonstrate relevance to the Semantic
Web. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
    * Agents
    * Applications
    * Bootstrapping, growth and economic models
    * Database technologies
    * Data/Information/Knowledge integration, mediation and storage
    * Digital libraries, publishing, and e-Books
    * e-business and large-scale knowledge management
    * e-learning 
    * e-science and the Grid
    * Knowledge portals
    * Knowledge representation and reasoning
    * Languages and infrastructure
    * Metadata (including metadata generation and authoring)
    * Mobile, situated and diffuse computing
    * Multimedia data
    * Natural language
    * Ontologies
    * Ontology learning
    * Scalability
    * Searching and querying
    * Services, including description, discovery and interoperation
    * Socio-cultural and collaborative aspects
    * Technological requirements
    * Trust and meaning
    * User interfaces
    * Visualisation and modelling
    * Web mining

Paper Submission
The conference will include contributed papers, system presentations,
and invited lectures. There are three categories of submissions:

A. Research papers.

  Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in Springer's LNCS
  format [4]. They should describe original research (practical or
  theoretical), or provide a survey/overview of an area of research
  that is contributing to the realisation of the Semantic Web. Note
  that longer system/application papers are welcome in this category.

B. Short system descriptions.

  Papers should not exceed five (5) pages in Springer's LNCS format
  [4]. They should describe an implemented tool or service that
  contributes to the realisation of the Semantic Web.

C. Position papers and reports on work in progress.

  Papers should not exceed five (5) pages in Springer's LNCS format
  [4]. They should consist of a brief statement of the author's
  position on some aspect of Semantic Web research, or describe work
  that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant

Papers of category (A) and (B) must be original and not submitted
concurrently for publication to a journal or to another conference. In
the case of doubts on this point please contact the program chair.

Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNCS series, both in
book form and electronically. The proceedings will be available at the

Submission Details
All submissions must be received by February 15th, 2002.  Submissions
that are late or too long or require substantial revision will not be

(help will be provided for this task) for the (Semantic) Web. Details
will be provided on the web page.

Details of the submission format can be found at 

The primary means of submission is electronic--for details see the
conference web site ( Authors without
internet access should contact the program chair in order to make
alternative arrangements.

PAPER submission deadline: February 15th, 2002
Notification of acceptance: March 11th, 2002
Camera ready:  April 1st, 2002
Conference: June 10th - 12th, 2002

General Chair

    James Hendler 
    Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742, USA

Program Chair

    Ian Horrocks
    Department of Computer Science
    University of Manchester
    Oxford Road
    Manchester M13 9PL, ENGLAND UK

Organisation chair 

    Michele Missikoff 
    Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica - CNR
    Viale Manzoni, 30
    00185 Roma - Italy 

Program Committee

    Michel Biezunski (US)               Ora Lassila (US)       
    Harold Boley (DE) 		        Raphael Malyankar (US) 
    Tiziana Catarci (IT) 	        Massimo Marchiori (US-IT)
    Peter Crowther (UK) 	        Brian McBride (UK)     
    Vassilis Christophides (GR)         Sheila McIlraith (US)  
    Isabel Cruz (US) 		        Enrico Motta (UK)      
    Stefan Decker (US) 		        Amedeo Napoli (FR)     
    Steve Demurjian (US) 	        Steve Newcomb (US)     
    Ying Ding (NL) 		        Natasha F. Noy (US)    
    Max J. Egenhofer (US) 	        Peter Patel-Schneider (US)
    Peter Eklund (AU) 		        David Pearce (BE)      
    Jérôme Euzenat (FR) 	        Dimitris Plexousakis (GR)
    Dieter Fensel (NL) 		        Maarten de Rijke (NL)  
    Richard Fikes (US) 		        Uli Sattler (DE)       
    Tim Finin (US) 		        Guus Scheiber (NL)     
    Jeremy Frumkin (US) 	        Amit Sheth (US)        
    Asunción Gómez-Pérez (ES) 	        Steffen Staab (DE)     
    Nicola Guarino (IT) 	        Lynn Andrea Stein (US) 
    Lynda Hardman (NL) 		        Heiner Stuckenschmidt (DE)
    Pat Hayes (US)		        Rudi Studer (DE)       
    Jeff Heflin (US)		        Bhavani Thuraisingham (US)
    Masahiro Hori (JP) 		        Mike Uschold (US)      
    Nick Jennings (UK) 		        Frank van Harmelen (NL)
    Jana Koehler (CH) 


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