CFP ISWC 2005: Fourth International Semantic Web Conference

From: Yolanda Gil (gil@ISI.EDU)
Date: 02/21/05

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         Fourth International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2005)
                         November 6 –10, 2005
                           Galway, Ireland
    Building on the current web architecture, Semantic Web technologies
    provide a wide range of tools and techniques to support automated
    reasoning over distributed representations of web content.  The Semantic
    Web will enable a new generation of applications for education,
    business, science, consumer services, and general collaboration and
    research tools.  The Semantic Web presents an unprecedented challenge of
    scale and heterogeneity to existing research in expressive
    representation and query languages, reasoning engines,  data
    representation and integration, interoperability middleware, and
    distributed computing.   To foster the exchange of ideas and
    collaboration,  the International Semantic Web Conference brings
    together researchers in relevant disciplines such as Artificial
    Intelligence, Databases,  Distributed Computing, and Information
    The 4thInternational Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2005) follows on the
    success of previous conferences and workshops in Hiroshima, Japan
    (2004), Sanibel Island, USA (2003), Sardinia, Italy (2002), and
    Stanford, USA (2001).
    The organizing committee is soliciting paper submissions for the
    research papers track and the industrial papers track.
    The research track of ISWC2005 solicits the submission of original,
    principled research papers dealing with both analytical and practical
    aspects of semantic web research. Topics include but are not limited to:
      - Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing
            Semantic Web data
      - Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the web
      - Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
      - Ontology mapping, merging and alignment
      - Database technologies for the Semantic Web
      - Semantic Web middleware
      - Applications of Semantic Web technologies
      - Machine learning and human language technologies for the
           Semantic Web
      - Semantic Web services
      - Agents on the Web
      - Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
      - Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation
      - Social software
      - Semantic multimedia
      - Semantics in peer to peer systems and grids
      - Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Science, e-Government, and e-Learning
      - User-centered applications of the semantic web
      - Searching, querying, visualizing and interpreting the Semantic Web
      - Evaluation of semantic web techniques
    Research papers must be submitted electronically via the ISWC2005 Web
    page at Papers must be submitted in
    either PostScript or PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format.
    Papers will not be accepted in any other format.
    Research track paper submissions must be formatted in the style of the
    Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    (LNCS). Papers must be no longer than 15 pages in Springer LNCS format.
    Papers that exceed this limit will be automatically rejected without
    ISWC2005 will not accept research papers that, at the time of
    submission, are under review for or have already been published or
    accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors of
    accepted papers will be required to annotate semantically the abstract
    of their submission for the Semantic Web (help will be provided for this
    task). Details will be provided on the conference Web page at the time
    of acceptance
    The Semantic Web is enjoying a growing interest from industry and from
    the public at large. Semantic Web technology is moving out of research
    labs and into the market. A simple search in GoogleNews for "Semantic
    Web" returns almost 40 hits for published news articles for a period of
    less than one month.
    The objective of this year’s ISWC Industrial Track is to attract papers
    reporting on industrial applications of Semantic Web technology. Our
    emphasis is on applications of Semantic Web technology, not necessarily
    on complete Semantic Web applications. Papers submitted to the ISWC
    Industrial Track should describe an application within a particular
    organization or industry sector. Apart from a technological description,
    authors are encouraged to include a description of how the application
    improves business.
    We are particularly interested in practical experiences and in lessons
    learned regarding Semantic Web applications in industrial contexts that
    could be of interest to other organizations.
    An additional objective of the track is to attract papers that describe
    concrete problems in industry for which Semantic Web technology would
    provide a solution. Such papers should analyze the problem and argue for
    the appropriateness of Semantic Web technology, and provide an outline
    of possible solutions. A comparison to competing approaches using
    conventional technology is strongly encouraged.
    In order to understand better the actual and potential uptake of
    Semantic Web technology in different industries, authors are requested
    to indicate both the application task (e.g., B2B, Search, Call centers,
    Business Intelligence, KM, CRM, Portals, etc.) and business sector
    (Automotive, Telecom, Finance, Public Administration, Pharmaceutics, IT,
    FMCG, Healthcare, Aeronautics, etc.) of their applications and problems.
    For submitting a paper, authors should follow the general guidelines of
    the research track.
         Mark A. Musen, Stanford University
         Yolanda Gil, University of Southern California
         Enrico Motta, The Open University
         Richard Benjamins, iSOCO S.A.
         Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University
         Michel Klein, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
         Ubbo Visser, Universität Bremen
         R.V. Guha, IBM Almaden Research Laboratory
         Natalya F. Noy, Stanford University
      April 30, 2005          Research track paper submissions due
      April 30, 2005          Industrial track paper submissions due
      November 6-10, 2005     ISWC 2005
    Yolanda Gil
    Associate Director for Research, Intelligent Systems Division, USC/ISI
    Research Associate Professor, USC/CS
    Information Sciences Institute
    University of Southern California
    4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 1001
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (USA)
    Phone: (310) 448-8794
    Fax: (310) 822-0751

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