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CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS FOR ISWC 2008

From: Li Ding <dingl@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 00:06:16 -0500
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      CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS FOR ISWC 2008

      7th International Semantic Web Conference

                 26-30 October 2008
                 Karlsruhe, Germany

     http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/?page_id=21
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Co-located workshops at previous ISWC conferences have become an
important meeting point for researchers willing to discuss and
exchange ideas on topics related to the Semantic Web. ISWC 2008
plans to continue with this tradition and therefore invites proposals
for the Workshop Program of ISWC 2008, to be held October 26-30, 2008,
in Karlsruhe, Germany. Workshops will be held on 26-27 October.

General Information
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* Co-located workshops must be on topics that are of interest to
  ISWC attendees.

* Workshop duration can be half a day or a full day (October 26th
  and 27th only).

* We strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably
  from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the
  workshop topic.

* Workshops are intended to be genuine interactive events and not
  mini-conferences. We welcome workshops with creative structures and
  organizations that attract various types of contributions and
  ensure rich interactions.

* The decision on acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals will
  be made on the basis of overall quality of the proposal as well as
  how it fits in with the conference.

* The organizers of successful workshops will be responsible for
  their own reviewing process, publicity (e.g., website), and
  proceedings. They will be required to closely cooperate with the
  Workshops Chairs and the ISWC 2008 local organizers to finalize all
  details mentioned above.

* Workshop attendees must pay the ISWC 2008 workshop registration
  fee, as well as the conference registration fee.

Important Dates
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* Workshop proposals are due March 28, 2008. Proposals should be
  sent to iswc2008-workshops '-at-' L3S.de, '-at-'=@.

* Notification of acceptance/rejection will be given by April 11, 2008.

The important dates for accepted workshops will be:

 - Workshop cfps out:        2 May
 - Submissions (suggested):  25 July
 - Acceptances (suggested):  5 Sept
 - Camera ready papers:      26 Sept
 - Camera ready proceedings: 03 Oct

Submitting a proposal
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Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length, should
be in text or PDF format and should contain the following information:
  - The title and brief technical description of the workshop,
    specifying its goals and motivation.
  - A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest
    at this time.
  - A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of
    interest, the workshop audience, as well as the expected
    number of participants.
  - A brief description of the proposed workshop format, discussing
    the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks,
    panels, and general discussion.
  - A list of (potential) members of the program committee (at
    least 50% have to be known and confirmed at the time of the
    proposal).
  - An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for
    a half-day or full-day meeting.
  - A description of past versions of the workshop, including URLs
    as well as submission and acceptance counts.
  - The names and contact information (web page, email address) of
    the proposed organizing committee and short description of their
    relevant experience.

Please send your proposals by March 28, 2008 and/or inquiries by
e-mail to the e-mail iswc2008-workshops '-at-' L3S.de, '-at-'=@.

Workshop co-chairs
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    Melliyal Annamalai
    Oracle, USA

    Daniel Olmedilla
    L3S & University of Hannover, Germany
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