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CFP: First ESWC 2008 workshop on Semantic Metadata Management and Applications (SeMMA2008)

From: Paolo Missier <pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 15:21:46 +0000
Message-ID: <4790C40A.6070604@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

people in this list may find the CFP below  of interest.
Best regards,
 -Paolo  (back to lurking mode)

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Paolo Missier - pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk
School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK

                  CALL FOR PAPERS
           First International Workshop on
    Semantic Metadata Management and Applications
Located at the Fifth European Semantic Web Conference ESWC2008
             June 1, 2008, Tenerife, Spain


Metadata is, and will increasingly be playing a central role in the provisioning of semantic web functionalities, e.g., in easing
the discovery, interoperability and integration of a variety of data and service resources. For example, applications and databases
in the life sciences rely heavily on metadata for describing and curating data products. To effectively exploit the true potential
of metadata, however, methods and tools to facilitate its management are required. Metadata management certainly includes
traditional issues such as modelling, specification, generation, curation, storage and retrieval, that are typical of any data
management system. Additional properties that are specific to metadata, however, have an impact on its management. As a form of
resource annotation, for example, metadata has a recognizable lifecycle, that is determined by the evolution of the underlying
resources and should be managed accordingly. Also, the use of semantic metadata, i.e., metadata that is defined using shared
conceptualisations (ontologies) or controlled vocabularies, is increasingly popular in a number of application areas. Managing
semantic metadata provides both new challenges and opportunities.

The first international workshop on semantic metadata management aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss
issues related to metadata management, with particular emphasis on the management of semantic metadata. The workshop also aims to
shed light on relatively new issues that emerge in the context of metadata intensive applications, e.g., semantic web services,
semantic web processes and semantic grid applications, including metadata evolution, propagation and curation.


We seek papers describing ongoing innovative work and applications on these metadata management issues. Specifically, the workshop
topics include, but are not limited to:

    * metadata generation, curation, and lifetime management
    * metadata mapping and reconciliation
    * efficient storage and retrieval of metadata
    * metadata interoperability
    * evolution and propagation of metadata
    * quality, pedigree and provenance of metadata
    * contextual metadata
    * metadata identification
    * models and languages for metadata.

As well as the above topics, the workshop seeks papers that describe case studies that show the benefits gained thanks to the use of
metadata. We also seek papers that show the limitations of current state of the art in metadata models, languages and tools. Papers
that report on success stories or experiences/evaluations that pinpoint metadata management issues that need further investigation
in this field are encouraged. The application areas that are in the scope of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

    * metadata in life science databases and applications,
    * e-Science and e-Health,
    * business and scientific workflows,
    * semantic guided web service interoperability and composition,
    * web service and workflow discovery,
    * social and scientific networks,
    * semantic grid services,
    * semantic query processing,
    * semantic-enriched web portals and mashups.

- Deadline for submissions:   March 7, 2008
- Notification of acceptance: April 4, 2008
- Camera-ready versions:      April 18, 2008
- Workshop:                   June 1, 2008


    * Khalid Belhajjame, University of Manchester (UK)
    * Mathieu d'Aquin, KMi, Open University (UK)
    * Peter Haase, Institut AIFB, Universitšt Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
    * Paolo Missier, University of Manchester (UK)


    * Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales (Australia)
    * Marco Brambilla, Politecnico Di Milano (Italy)
    * Christine Collet, University of Grenoble (France)
    * Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois (USA)
    * Carole Goble, University of Manchester (UK)
    * David de Roure, University of Southampton (UK)
    * Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
    * Mohand-Said Hacid, Claude Bernard University (France)
    * Vipul Kashyap, Partners HealthCare System (USA)
    * Bertram Ludascher, UC Davis (USA)
    * Peter Mika, Yahoo Research (Spain)
    * Natasha Noy, Stanford University (USA)
    * Eyal Oren, VU Amsterdam (Netherland)
    * Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen (UK)
    * Matthew Perry, Wright State University (USA)
    * Alexandra Poulovassilis, Birkbeck College (UK)
    * Marta Sabou, The Open University (UK)
    * Genoveva Vargas-Solar, University of Grenoble (France)


Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines of the ESWC conference. Proceedings will be published for the workshop.

Papers must not exceed 15 pages. Short papers, experimental contributions, system and demo descriptions must not exceed 8 pages.

Note that workshop attendees must also register for the main conference. So try to register both for the conference and the workshop
before the ESWC2008 early registration deadline.
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