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Subject: [ E-CFP ] What will the Semantic Web look like 10 years from now? - workshop at ISWC2012
From: <pascal.hitzler_(on)_wright.edu>
Date received: 01 Jun 2012
Deadline: 31 Jul 2012
Start date: 11 Nov 2012

Call for Contributions

ISWC2012 workshop on

What will the Semantic Web look like 10 years from now?


The Semantic Web, as a field, is undergoing a major shift. After
10 years of mainly foundations-driven research, we now see strong
indicators that Semantic Web methods are entering mainstream
technology, in a number of forms. The consequent rise in
commercial interest will likely have a fundamental impact on the
field. Some established research results will make it into
mainstream applications. Others will become obsolete. Radically
new ideas will emerge. It is thus the right time for the
community to contemplate the way ahead. In this workshop, we will
provide an exciting forum for the discussion of the future of the
Semantic Web. Researchers and practitioners from all corners of
the field are invited to provide their insights and projections.
The event will focus on discussions and the exchange of ideas,
and will use a mix of different styles of interaction between the

It is always good to try to look ahead and anticipate the
development of a field. For the Semantic Web, it is now
particularly important because recent developments indicate that
Semantic Web technologies are entering the industrial mainstream.
Schema.org and the Facebook Open Graph Protocol are bringing
metadata to bear on the Web large-scale. IBM's Watson and Apple's
Siri incorporate Semantic Technologies. Google is revamping its
search approach and is going more semantic in implementing their
knowledge graph. And these are just a few of the prominent

The commercial uptake will be a game-changer for the field. It
seems that only a fraction of the research results of the past
ten years are currently being picked up. It seems that shallow
semantics brings added value in many, but not all, application
areas. In others it seems that there are roadblocks for which
deep semantics is required for added value - but current
approaches are still limited. Linked Data and Big Data are
popular buzzwords right now, but could they be hitting a peak on
the expectation curve? If so, what is going to happen in the
subsequent dive? If not, how will those areas affect the field's
future? In this workshop, we intend to bring together researchers
from all corners of the broader Semantic Web community, to share
and discuss projections of the way ahead in Semantic Web
technologies and knowledge engineering in general.


This full-day workshop is open for all interested parties. We ask
for responses to the question in the workshop's title, and they
can be of a variety of formats, including short (4-6 page)
papers, abstracts, slidesets or any other (up to 6 page) approach
an author may wish to include. The submitted material will be
assessed by the program committee and the organizers, and
decisions will be made which of the contributions can be
presented, and in what form. Depending on the contributions, we
will have primarily short oral presentations, panel discussions,
posters, and demos. Most importantly, the workshop will focus on
the exchange of ideas and on discussions.


Sumissions, which are due by July 31, 2012, can take a variety of
formats, limited to a maximum of 6 pages. They can be

* single-page abstracts

* short papers (4-6 pages)

* a set of slides (maximum 4 slides per page)

* any other format (e.g., HTML5 limited to an equivalent of 6
  pages, audio or video limited by 5 minutes) - authors are
  encouraged to contact the chairs to get approval.

All accepted submissions will be made available through the
workshop web-page and the electronic conference proceedings of
ISWC 2012. Accepted papers and other suitable material will be
made available via CEUR-WS. Selected papers may be considered for
a fast-track submission to a Semantic Web journal. Submissions
must be made via easychair at


Submissions due: July 31, 2012

Acceptance Notification: August 21, 2012

Camera-ready Copies: September 10, 2012


     Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The
     Netherlands James A. Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic
     Institute, U.S.A. Pascal Hitzler, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright
     State University, U.S.A. Krzysztof Janowicz, University of
     California, Santa Barbara, USA Denny Vrandecic, AIFB,
     Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; and Wikimedia


     Stefan Decker, DERI Galway, Ireland Dieter Fensel, STI
     Innsbruck, Austria Tim Finin, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
     Mark Greaves, Vulcan, Inc. Jeff Hefflin, Leehigh University,
     U.S.A. Ivan Hermann, W3C Ian Horrocks, University of Oxford,
     U.K. Aditya Kalyanpur, IBM Werner Kuhn, University of
     Muenster, Germany Ora Lassila, Nokia Tony Lee, Saltlux,
     South Korea David Martin, Apple, Inc. Enrico Motta, The Open
     University, U.K. Natasha Noy, University of Stanford, U.S.A.
     Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Michael Witbrock, CyCorp

For further information, please see

-- Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler Dept. of Computer Science, Wright
   State University, Dayton, OH pascal_(at)_pascal-hitzler.de
   http://www.knoesis.org/pascal/ Semantic Web Textbook:
   http://www.semantic-web-book.org Semantic Web Journal:
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