| Category: ||E-Conf |
| Subject: ||3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2006): Call for workshops |
| From: ||Valentina Tamma |
| Email: ||V.A.M.Tamma_(on)_csc.liv.ac.uk |
| Date received: ||30 Sep 2005 |
| Deadline: ||28 Nov 2005 |
| Start date: ||11 Jun 2006 |
Call for Workshop Proposals
3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2006) 11 - 14 June
2006 Budva (Montenegro) http://www.eswc2006.org/
ESWC 2006 invites the submission of workshop proposals on
specific aspects of the Semantic Web, particularly relating to
the subject areas indicated by the topics below. We encourage
workshops which will discuss fundamental research issues driven
by academic interests or more applied industrial or commercial
concerns. The format of the workshop will be determined by the
organizers. Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a
full day. Having more than one co-organizer for a workshop is
strongly advised. Accepted workshops will receive one free
registration to the ESWC 2006 (full registration incl. tutorial,
workshop, conference, reception and conference dinner). Workshop
attendees must pay the ESWC 2006 workshop registration fee.
IMPORTANT DATES Workshop proposals due: November 28, 2005
Notification of proposal acceptance: December 19, 2006 URL for
workshop website due: February 1, 2006 Workshop: June 11 - 12,
PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS Proposals for workshops should be no more
than 3 pages in length. They should contain the following
1. Title and brief technical description of the workshop,
specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be its
2. A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of
3. A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last
3 years, or to be held in 2006.
4. The names and contact information (web page, email address) of
the proposed organizing committee. This committee should
consist of two or three people knowledgeable about the
technical issues to be addressed, preferably not members of
the same institution.
5. A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing
committee with respect to organizing this workshop (e.g.,
papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop
organization, other relevant information).
Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the
* Producing a web page and a "Call for Papers/Participation" for
their workshop. The URL should be sent to the workshop chair.
The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all
members of the Semantic Web community. It should also mention
that at least one author of each accepted submission must
attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay
the ESWC 2006 workshop registration fee, as well as the
conference fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe the
process by which the Organizing Committee will select the
* Providing a brief description of the workshop for the
conference web page and program.
* Selecting the participants and the format of the workshop.
* Advertising the workshop beyond the conference web page.
* Producing a camera-ready version of the workshop proceedings.
The ESWC 2006 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the
* Providing a link to a workshop's local page.
* Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the
* In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop
date and time.
* Providing copies of the workshop proceedings to attendees.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION Workshop proposals and any inquiries should
be sent by e-mail to l.s.cabral_(on)_open.ac.uk. Proposals may be
submitted in PDF, text or Microsoft Word format. Submitted
proposals that follow the above requirements will be reviewed by
the ESWC 2006 organizing committee with respect to the relevance
of the topic and content.
CONFERENCE TOPICS OF INTEREST AND AREA KEYWORDS Topics of
interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):
* Ontology Management (e.g. creation, evolution, evaluation)
* Ontology Alignment (e.g. mapping, matching, merging, mediation
* Ontology Learning and Metadata Generation (including e.g. HLT
and machine learning approaches)
* Semantic Annotation of Data
* Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property
* Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages
* Reasoning in the Semantic Web (e.g. scalability, fuzziness,
* Semantic Grid
* Semantic Web Services (e.g. description, discovery, invocation,
* Semantic Middleware
* Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management
* Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Learning, e-Health, e-Government
* Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
* Data Semantics and Web Semantics
* Semantic Knowledge Portals
* Semantic Desktop
* Semantic Interoperability
* Semantic Web Mining
* Semantic Web Inference Schemes
* Semantic Searching, Querying, Navigation and Browsing
* Visualization and Modelling
WORKSHOP CHAIR The ESWC 20006 Workshop chair is Liliana Cabral
(KMi, The Open University, UK), l.s.cabral_(on)_open.ac.uk
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