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Second Call for Papers: AAAI Fall Symposium on Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (SWeCKa06)

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Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 13:05:25 -0500
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Second Call for Papers
Deadline: May 1, 2006

AAAI Fall Symposium
Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (SWeCKa 2006)
October 12-15, 2006
Arlington, VA

Recent advances in computing, communications together with the rapid  
proliferation of information sources and services present  
unprecedented opportunities in integrative and collaborative analysis  
and interpretation of distributed, autonomous (and hence, inevitably  
semantically heterogeneous) data and knowledge sources and services  
in virtually every area of human activity. The symposium aims to  
bring together researchers in relevant areas of artificial  
intelligence, databases, knowledge bases, machine learning,  
information integration, ontologies, semantic web, web services, and  
relevant application areas (e.g., bioinformatics, environmental  
informatics, enterprise informatics e-science, e-government, medical  
informatics, security informatics, social informatics, among others.)  
to share recent advances in the state of the art in semantic web  
technologies for such applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

     * Cyber-infrastructure and semantic web technologies for  
collaborative knowledge acquisition
     * Modeling semantically heterogeneous data sources and services
     * Collaboratively developing and sharing of ontologies and inter- 
ontology mappings
     * Discovering and resolving inconsistencies within and among  
     * Representing and reasoning with ontologies and mappings  
between ontologies
     * Discovering mappings between data source schemas and between  
     * Querying distributed, semantically heterogeneous information  
     * Acquiring knowledge from distributed, autonomous, semantically  
heterogeneous information sources
     * Acquiring knowledge from partially specified data
     * Exploiting distributed knowledge and data in dynamic data- 
driven applications
     * Discovering and composing semantically heterogeneous services
     * Modeling, tracking and using information provenance
     * Modeling and reasoning about trust of information sources and  
     * Extracting knowledge and facts from distributed text and  
multimedia data
     * Preserving privacy, selective information and knowledge sharing
     * Case studies, Software Tools, and Prototypes

The symposium will include a series of half-day sessions, each  
addressing a challenge area. Sessions will include invited talks  
providing overviews of key topics, short presentations based on  
contributed papers, a poster session for work in progress, breakout  
sessions focusing on specific research challenges and emerging  
research directions, a panel discussion and a wrap-up session.


Potential participants are invited to submit full papers (up to 8  
pages in length), poster summaries or extended abstracts (1-2 pages  
in length) by May 1, 2006. Submissions should be in the AAAI camera- 
ready format (postcript or pdf files) and should be sent  
electronically to  aaai06-SWeCKa@cs.iastate.edu. Each submission will  
be reviewed by at least two program committee members. Authors of  
accepted papers and abstracts will be notified by May 22, 2006.

Extended versions of selected papers may be published in a special  
issue of a journal or an edited book. Partial travel support for  
graduate and postdoctoral students may be available.

Important Dates

Paper submission: May 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance: May 22, 2006
Camera ready papers: June 2, 2006

Symposium date October:  12-15, 2006

Extended versions of selected papers may be published in a special  
issue of a journal or an edited book. Partial travel support for  
graduate and postdoctoral students may be available.

Organizing Committee

Vasant Honavar (chair), Iowa State University; Tim Finin (co-chair),  
University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Doina Caragea, Iowa State  
University; Sally McClean, University of Ulster; Ion Muslea, Language  
Weaver, Inc; Raghu Ramakrishnan, University of Wisconsin-Madison;  
Steffen Staab, Koblenz University

Program Committee

Budak Arpinar, University of Georgia, USA
Doina Caragea, Iowa State University, USA
Harry Chen, Image Matters, USA
Claudia Diamantini, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Li Ding, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Jennifer Golbeck,  University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Peter Haase, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany
Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University, USA
Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA
Alexander Loser, IBM Research, Almaden, USA
Lalana Kagal, MIT, USA
Sally Mclean, University of Ulster, Ireland
Prasenjit Mitra, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Prem Melville, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dunja Mladenic, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, USA
Marina Mongiello, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Enrico Motta,  Open University, United Kingdom
Srujana Merugu, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Ion Muslea, Language Weaver, Inc., USA
Tim Oates, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Rajesh Parekh, Yahoo!, USA
Alexander Popescul, Yahoo!, USA
Raghu Ramakrishnan, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy
Steffen Staab, Universitat Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Susie Stephens, Oracle, USA

For additional information, please consult the supplementary  
symposium web site at www.cild.iastate.edu/events/aaai06symposium.html
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