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Semantics 2006 - Extended Deadline

From: Sven Groppe <Sven.Groppe@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 10:38:04 +0200
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*** Extended deadline for submission 14th June 2006 ***

International Conference on Semantics - Semantics 2006
>From Visions to Applications - Semantics:
The New Paradigm Shift in IT
November 28 - 30, 2006
Vienna, Austria

Introductory Statement

Semantics 2006 is the first concentrated event in Europe focussing on
applied aspects of semantic technologies. The event addresses researchers to
contribute new research ideas, interesting applications, industrial adoption
scenarios and visions in the Semantic Web domain.

Besides the impact on the research community, Semantics 2006 aims to bring
together researchers with industry representatives like Chief Level
Executives, Project Managers, Software Vendors and Investors. 

The Semantic Web community aims to provide the theoretical background,
technologies and applications for a universal medium for the exchange of
data on a higher level than the normal Web with its human readable HTML
pages, which are not meant for being processed by machines, and XML by
considering additionally semantic information. Machine-readable data is a
prerequisite to explore the rich amount of data on the web and generate
added value, by mutually sharing and processing information by automated
tools as well as by people.

Semantic Web Services combine the advantages of the technologies of the
Semantic Web with Web Services, i.e. knowledge can be reused across
applications. Web Services offer functionalities of services to the Web
accessible by every Web user. By the combination with Semantic Web
technologies, additional automated tools can be provided, which offer
functionality like automated Service Discovery and annotation of results of
services with semantic information besides the core functionality of the

Semantic Social Software is at the meeting point between Semantic Web
technology, Social Software, and Knowledge Management. By enriching Social
Software with Semantic Web technology, existing applications can be improved
and new kinds of applications can be developed that offer richer kinds of
collaboration, social networking, interconnection, and participation. In a
sense, Semantic Social Software thus forms the heart of the proclaimed Web
2.0 development. 

Besides the scalable integration of heterogeneous data, many other
interesting applications of the Semantic Web (Services) have been
investigated and have been developed to products in the area of ehealth &
life sciences, automotive industry, energy & sustainable ecology, media
content industry and profiles. 

Semantics 2006 is a sequel of the Semantics 2005, which took place from 23rd
to 25th of November 2005 at the Tech Gate Vienna and attracted 250 visitors.
The annual event is organized by a consortium, consisting of the Austrian
Computer Society, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, HANIVAL, profactor
Steyr, Salzburg New Media Lab and the Semantic Web School.

Topics of interest

Researches, Chief Level Executives, Project Managers, Software Vendors and
Investors are encouraged to submit papers to the following thematic areas,
which is not meant to be an exhaustive list of themes:

Scientific Papers:

- Semantic Web
  + Layers of the Semantic Web such as Unicode and XML, RDF, Schema
Languages, Transformation Languages, Logical Layer and Proof Languages
  + Technologies like reasoner, technologies for developing, refining,
mapping, merging of ontologies and ontology-based data mining
  + Semantic Web Standards
  + Semantic Web Technology Products like Inference Engines, Ontology
Transformation, RDF Databases and XML Databases

- Semantic Web Services
  + Languages for Semantic Web Services like SWSL, WSMO, WSML, WSMX, IRS
  + Technologies for Semantics Web Services like grounding of Semantic Web
Services, Service Invocation, Service Composition, Service Negotiation,
Service Selection, Service Execution, Service Monitoring, Service
Verification, Service Discovery, Service Mapping, Service Authorization and
Service Encryption/Decryption
  + Semantic Web Services Standards

- Semantic Social Software
  + Semantic Wikis and Weblogs
  + Community-Based Knowledge Acquisition, Evolution of Knowledge
  + Tools and Technologies for Collaborative Knowledge Creation and
  + Semantic Technology for supporting Collaboration between People and
Enterprises, Collaboration in Virtual Enterprises,
  + Semantic Modelling of Social Networks
  + Tagging, Folksonomies, and Collaborative Ontology Engineering
  + "Social" Recommender Systems

Application Papers:

- Semantic Systems
- Information and application integration
- Searching and findability
- Semantic social software
- Ehealth & life sciences
- Automotive industry
- Energy & sustainable ecology
- Media content industry
- Multimedia semantics
- Profiles

Industry Papers:

- Practical Scenarios & Show Cases
- Innovative commercial software & business models
- Novel applications
- Research directions in industry 
- Experiences in applying recent research advances

Submitted papers need to be of theoretical or conceptual nature along the
natural sciences or social sciences domain. Papers aiming at commercial
presentations of products and services won´t be accepted for the conference


Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for
publication elsewhere.  

Submissions should be formatted according to Springer LNCS
For the camera-ready versions, we require the source files (tex or rtf).

We intend to publish selected papers in the Springer LNCS series by
Springer. Furthermore, we will provide local proceedings.

Research Papers

The number of pages of research papers should be between 8 and 15 pages
including References and an optional Appendix. We can only accept electronic
submissions in PDF format. Papers should be submitted electronically via the
electronic Submission and Review System at the conference's site.

Application Papers

The number of pages of applications papers should be between 6 and 8 pages.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the electronic Submission and
Review System at the conference's site.

Industry Papers

The conference will include an industrial track for presentations on
innovative commercial software related with the topics of the conference,
which include novel applications, experiences in applying recent research
advances to practical scenarios and innovations. For the industrial track,
we require an extended abstract of 2 to 4 pages. The extended abstracts
should be submitted electronically via the electronic Submission and Review
System at the conference's site.

Call for Panels

Panels should address timely and, preferably, controversial issues and must
be debate- oriented rather than series of short presentations. A proposal
should include the topic title, a short statement about the importance and
relevance of the panel, the potential issues of controversy, a tentative
list of questions that will be posed to the panelists and a short bio of the
panelist. Panel proposals must be submitted electronically to the Program
Chairs of the Scientific Track by the deadline of the submission.

Call for Keynotes

A proposal should include the topic title, a short statement about the
importance and relevance of the keynote, an outline of the presentation and
a short bio of the presenter showing his expert knowledge by referred
publications of the presenter. Keynote proposals must be submitted
electronically to the Program Chairs of the Scientific Track by the deadline
of the submission.

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission:        June 14, 2006 (extended, old deadline
was May 30, 2006)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 8, 2006
Deadline for final paper submission:  September 5, 2006
Conference:                           November 28 - 30, 2006


Organizing Committee:
        Sven Groppe (DERI Innsbruck)
        Georg Güntner (Salzburg NewMediaLab)
        Christine Haas (Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft)
        Sigurd Harand (DERI Innsbruck)
        Eugen Mühlvenzl (Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft) mv@ocg.at 
        Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web School)
        Alois Reitbauer (Profactor)
        Alexander Wahler (HANIVAL)

Program Chairs Scientific Track:
        York Sure (Institut AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe)
        Sven Groppe (DERI Innsbruck)
        Sebastian Schaffert (Salzburg Research)

Program Chairs Industry Track/Application Track:
       Elmar Dorner (SAP)
       Alistair Duke (British Telecom)
       Werner Merlingen (Siemens)
       Alois Reitbauer (Profactor)

Program Committee:
        Witold Abramowicz (The Poznan University of Economics)
        Sudhir Agarwal (AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (TH))
        Anupriya Ankolekar (University of Karlsruhe)
        Nitin Arora (Salzburg Research)
        Alistair Barros (SAP)
        Robert Baumgartner (Technische Universität Wien)
        Wernher Behrendt (Salzburg Research)
        Sourav Saha Bhowmick (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
        Jos de Bruijn (DERI Innsbruck)
        Christoph Bussler (Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose)
        Emilia Cimpian (DERI Innsbruck)
        Kendall Clark (University of Maryland)
        Oscar Corcho (University of Manchester)
        John Davies (British Telecom)
        Grit Denker (SRI International)
        Jörg Diederich (University of Hannover and L3S)
        Ying Ding (DERI Innsbruck)
        Schahram Dustdar (Technische Universität Wien)
        Robert Engels (CognIT)
        Jinghua Groppe (DERI Innsbruck)
        Werner Haas (JOANNEUM RESEARCH)
        Siegfried Handschuh (DERI Galway)
        Martin Hepp (DERI Innsbruck)
        Marcus Herzog (Technische Universität Wien)
        Stijn Heymans (DERI Innsbruck)
        Andreas Hotho (University of Kassel)
        Eero Hyvönen (Technical University of Finland)
        Kashif Iqbal (DERI Galway)
        Uwe Keller (DERI Innsbruck)
        Dominik Kuropka (Hasso-Plattner-Inst. für Softwaresystemtechnik)
        Alain Legere (France Telecom)
        Josef Noll (Telenor)
        Livia Predoiu (DERI Innsbruck)
        Alois Reitbauer (Profactor)
        Dumitru Roman (DERI Innsbruck)
        Janne Saarela (Profium)
        Brahmananda Sapkota (DERI Galway)
        Omair Shafiq (DERI Innsbruck)
        Michael Sintek (DFKI Kaiserslautern)
        Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz)
        Heiner Stuckenschmidt (Universität Mannheim)
        Robert Tolksdorf (Freie Universität Berlin)
        Ioan Toma (DERI Innsbruck)
        Jari Veijalainen (University of Jyväskylä)
        Ubbo Visser (Universität Bremen)
        Holger Wache (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
        Krzysztof Wecel (The Poznan University of Economics)
        Rupert Westenthaler (Salzburg Research)
        Anna V. Zhdanova (University of Surrey)
        ... list not yet completed ...

Dr. rer. nat. Sven Groppe
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 21a
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Telephone: +43 512 507 6424
Fax:       +43 512 507 9872
EMail:     sven.groppe@deri.org
Room:      3N02
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