ISWC 04 Markup and Annotation Workshop

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Date: 06/04/04

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    Call for papers
     4rd International Workshop on Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation
    (SemAnnot 2004)
     Workshop at the  3rd International Semantic Web Conference 
     (ISWC 2004)
     8 November 2004
     Hiroshima Prince Hotel, Hiroshima, Japan 
    *** OBJECTIVES ***
    While a lot of basic infrastructure exists now for the Semantic Web (OWL, 
    Editors, Inference-Engines), the lack of semantic metadata is still a major 
    hurdle for the broad success of the Semantic Web. To overcome this obstacle, 
    one needs methods that facilitate and accelerate the creation of metadata on 
    a mass scale. Hence, this address the issue of upgrading the actual Web to 
    the Semantic Web by means of (automated) semantic annotation strategies.
    Another issue is the semantic indexing and searching of multimedia (and 
    multilingual) data. It is difficult to process completely the content of 
    multimedia data, even with technologies based on natural language processing, 
    image processing, machine vision and speech recognition. Therefore, semantic 
    annotation as a means of supplementing automatic multimedia processing is one 
    of the promising methodologies to to describe content semantically.
    Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
    * General description of semantic annotation
    * Tools/strategies for upgrading the current Web to the Semantic Web
    * A common semantic annotation strategy for upgrading the web to the Semantic 
    Web (including multimedia content)
    * NLP tools/strategies for semantic annotation of the current Web
    * Multimedia tools/strategies for semantic annotation of the current Web
    * Semantic annotation of static vs. dynamic web documents
    * Manual vs. automated annotation. Can automation be effectively deployed?
    * Statistical vs. rule-based semantic annotation strategies
    * Manual and/or automated semantic annotation of the current Web
    * Multimedia annotation (e.g. by using MPEG-7)
    * Collaborative, shared annotation
    We invite two types of technical paper submissions for this workshop: 
    - Technical papers (10 pages)  
    - Short position papers (2 pages) 
    Deadline  submissions: July 20th, 2004 
    Notification of acceptance: September 1st, 2004 
    Camera ready deadline: October 1st, 2004 
    Workshop Organising Committee
    Siegfried Handschuh (co-chair, contact person), AIFB
    Thierry Declerck (co-chair), Saarland University & DFKI GmbH
    Marja-Riitta Koivunen, W3C
    Rose Dieng, INRIA
    Richard Benjamins, iSOCO
    Steffen Staab, AIFB
    Ana Belen Benitez (Columbia University)
    Paul Buitelaar (DFKI)
    Philipp Cimiano (AIFB)
    Olivier Corby (INRIA)
    Grit Denker (SRI International)
    Martin Frank (ISI)
    Fabien Gandon (CMU)
    Carole Goble (University of Manchester) 
    Harry N. Keeling (Howard University)
    Guenter Neumann (DFKI)
    Sofia Pinto (Instituto Superior Tecnico)
    Alun Preece (University of Aberdeen)
    Guus Schreiber (Free University Amsterdam)
    Sylvie Szulman (LIPN, University Paris-Nord)
    Hideaki Takeda (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
    Maria Vargas-Vera (Open University)
    Martin Wolpers (Learning Lab Lower Saxony)
    Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH/ITI (Thessaloniki, Greece) 
    Ebroul Izquierdo, Queen Mary College (London, England)
    Joachim Koehler, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication (Bonn, Germany)

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