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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   Call for Participation: 3rd STI Roadmapping Workshop, 1st June, 2009
Email:   lejla.ibralic-halilovic_(on)_sti2.org
Date received:   10 Mar 2009
Deadline:   28 Mar 2009
Start date:   01 Jun 2009

_______________________________________________ CALL FOR PARTICIPATION _______________________________________________ 3rd STI Roadmapping Workshop "Charting the next generation of semantic technology" Monday, June 1st 2009 co-located with ESWC 2009 _______________________________________________ *DESCRIPTION* In the last 15 years the World Wide Web has radically changed how our society communicates, connects, does business, shares information and performs tasks. It can be expected that another paradigm shift will be seen over the next 15 years, in which many terms are already part of the vision: cloud, utility, services, mobile, ubiquitous, virtual worlds etc. In the semantic technologies community there is the expectation that semantics are on the cusp of maturity and wider uptake, and a large body of research work demonstrates their relevance to all of the aforementioned areas. How will the semantic landscape look like in 15 years from now? What path will be taken to get there? This workshop solicits submissions from visionaries in the semantic research community as well as early adopter industry, addressing the question of what role semantic technologies will play in the next developments of the Web. Our aim is to bring together experts to chart together the requirements on research and necessary steps in education and technology transfer that exist to ensure semantics will achieve their full potential for society and industry over the next 15 years. In the workshop, visions can be shared and discussed, and actions identified which will result in, after the workshop, an expert roadmap for semantic technologies. This roadmap is expected to form a significant input to future efforts around semantic technology. *BACKGROUND* This workshop is an action of the Roadmapping Service of STI International. The Roadmapping Service exists to initiate and coordinate the specification of research roadmaps for the future research and development of semantic technologies. The aim is to provide an integrated plan for future research and development activities, which then serves as the basis for coordinating cross-project activities as well as for standardization work ensuring sustainability and global impact. The results of the previous workshop event, looking at semantics through to 2019, can be found here: http://roadmap.sti2.org/wiki *FORMAT* We expect an one day workshop consisting of: - An invited talk from a semantic technologies visionary - Presentations of submissions, including sufficient time for discussion. Where possible, presentations will be split into sessions grouped around specific Web developments (cloud, services, ubiquity, virtual worlds etc.) - "Stand-up" session for all other submittees/attendees of a short 2-3 slide presentation of an idea or vision. These are not refereed. - Interactive session charting the next 15 years of semantic technology (group activity) Accepted submissions will be published in a workshop proceedings as well as acknowledged in the STI roadmap document and all other publications derived from it. *CALL FOR SUBMISSION* Submissions are welcomed from any member of the research or professional community. They should take the form of a position paper, giving grounded reasons for a particular vision of semantic technology use in our future society and identifying research challenges that must be met, educational needs that must be covered and technology transfer that must take place before this vision can become reality. Position papers should be no more than 5 pages LNCS format and be submitted in PDF format. Accepted submissions will be presented at the workshop in short presentations with sufficient time for questions. All attendees are invited to give a 2-3 slide ''stand up'' presentation of their ideas. Submissions should be sent to lyndon.nixon_(at)_sti2.org *DEADLINES* Submissions - March 28 Notification of acceptance - April 11 "Stand up" slides to be submitted by May 30 *ORGANIZERS* Lyndon Nixon, STI International, Austria Roberta Cuel, University of Trento, Italy Raphael Volz, Raphael Volz Innovation Consulting GmbH, Germany *PROGRAM COMMITTEE* Alexander Wahler, STI International, AT Barry Norton, Open University, UK Dieter Fensel, STI Innsbruck, AT Elena Simperl, STI Innsbruck, AT Emanuele Della Valle, CEFRIEL, IT Fabio Ciravegna, University of Sheffield, UK Guus Schreiber, VU Amsterdam, NL John Davies, British Telecom, UK John Domingue, Open University, UK Marko Grobelnik, Josef Stefan Institute, SL Mathieu D'Aquin, Open University, UK Michael Brodie, Verizon, USA Michal Zaremba, STI innsbruck, AT Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, DE Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, PL _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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