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2nd CFP:International Workshop on Semantic e-Science

From: Huajun Chen @ Zhejiang University <@>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 14:05:47 +0800
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International Workshop on Semantic e-Science 3rd September, 2006, Beijing,
China. (SeS2006), co-located with ASWC2006

(Apologies for cross posting. Please send to interested colleagues and


(Extended version of selected papers will be published as a special issue of
BMC bioinformatics).


=======Call for Papers========


In the successful series of Semantic Grid and e-Science events we intend to
bring together researchers and practitioners around the world from the
quickly developing research areas of the Semantic Web, Grid and e-Science.
As semantic technologies are being widely accepted in various e-science
areas such as life science or bioinformatics, it is necessary and urgent to
offer semantically enriched methods, tools, middleware to facilitate
semantic modeling, system building, searching, and data analyzing in
e-science applications. Former Semantic Grid research aimed at the Grid
level, in which often the basic premises of the science-like environment are
forgotten or disregarded. Thus the main goal of this workshop is to lay the
foundations for e-Science within the Semantic Web scenario.


The aim of this workshop is to ground Semantic e-Science firmly on the needs
of the Semantic Web and general science research community. We want to
encourage and stimulate discussion about the current state of the art in
Semantic e-Science and its future direction. Currently, ontologies and the
Semantic Web attract researchers from all around the world and from various
disciplines. There have been many approaches of using ontologies in the
e-Science domain, which has been introduced in several past Semantic Grid
and e-Science events.

However, the role of ontology in the Semantic e-Science research has still
not been unambiguously formalized. On the other hand, ontology-based tools
for various e-Science branches have been widely developed and already
attracted the attention from traditional science research community and
provided real cases and experience for applying Semantic Web technologies.
We regard it as necessity to set a research agenda at this point in time, in
order to steer the development and the research efforts in the most
rewarding direction towards our common goal of realizing the Semantic
e-Science. Otherwise we fear that effort, motivation and funding may be
invested less effectively, slowing the realization and adaptation of the
Semantic Web technology in the e-Science research. Furthermore, there is
also a great opportunity for the building the collaboration between the EU
and non-EU universities, especially Asian universities, which locate at the
one of the most active economical areas around the world. The holding of
this workshop would help to build closer connection between researchers from
both sides, and consolidate the collaborations.



Main topics of interest include but are not limited to:


Semantic e-Science Foundations:

* Semantic Infrastructure and Architecture for e-Science

* Semantic Web and Grid middleware

* Service Oriented Architecture for Semantic Grid

* Scalability and flexibility of e-Science infrastructure

* Semantic Data Integration for e-Science

* Semantic Web services for e-Science

* Ontology Engineering for e-Science

* Web Trust for e-Science

* Knowledge Management for e-Science

* Complex e-Science Process Management

* Complex Semantic Network


Semantic Web Applications and Ontologies for:

* System Biology, Bio&Medical Informatics

* Complex Biological Network Modeling.

* Geography, Environment and Climate

* Chemistry, Physics and Mechanics

* Web Service applications

* P2P applications

* Digital Libraries and Scientific Publication

* Ubiquitous and Mobile Semantic Web applications

* Information Retrieval and Machine Learning

* HCI issues and Usability

* Case study and user issues


Submission and Proceedings


Interested authors should submit an electronic PDF and source version of
their papers to *Yimin Wang* prior to the paper submission deadline. The
first page of submitted papers should include: title, author names,
affiliations, postal addresses, electronic mail addresses, telephone and fax
numbers for all authors, and a brief abstract. All correspondence will be
sent to the author mentioned as contact person in the electronic title page
(by default, the first author). Regualr submissions should not exceed 10
pages and should be formatted according to the guidelines of the Springer
Lecture Notes.

Posters and demos should be submitted up to 4 pages LNCS format.


The workshop proceedings will be published in electronic version online.
Extended version of selected papers will be published as a supplement issue
of *BMC Bioinformatics journal* (confirmed) and

*IJSWIS* (pending to approve), depending on the different aspects of


BMC Bioinformatics is a respectable, SCI-indexed journal with a focus on
bio/medical informatics, with impactor 5.2. IJSWIS is an active journal
which has good impact within the Semantic Web community.


Important Dates


Deadline paper submissions: *June 20th*, 2006 Notification of acceptance:
July 20th, 2006 Camera ready deadline: July 31st, 2006 Workshop date:
September 3th or 4th, 2006 (to be settled)



Organization Committee


Yimin Wang (co-chair)

Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Gemany ywa@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de


Huajun Chen (co-chair)

CCNT, Zhejiang University, China



Peter Haase

Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany pha@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de


Zhaohui Wu

CCNT, Zhejiang University, China



Rudi Studer

Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany



Program Committee


Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, UK 

Nong Xiao, National Defense University, China 

York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 

Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK 

Minglu Li, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 

Keqing He, Wuhan University, China 

Christopher Baker, Concordia University, Canada 

Yanbo Han, China Academy of Science, China 

Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany

BingLi, Wuhan University, China 

Kei Cheung, Yale University, USA 

William Cheng, Hong Kong Baptist University, China 

Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan 

Robert Stevens, University of Manchester, UK 

Hai Wang, University of Machester, UK





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