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Submissions open - CfP: ESWC07 Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web

From: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 11:15:21 -0500
Message-ID: <45E45919.6090608@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
To: sfsw@semanticscripting.org


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CALL FOR PAPERS *** SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN ***
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3rd Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web
http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2007/

co-located with
4th European Semantic Web Conference
June 6, 2007, Innsbruck, Austria

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Scripting languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Perl, JSP and
ActionScript are playing a central role in current development towards 
flexible, lightweight web applications following the AJAX and REST 
design paradigms. These languages are the tools of a generation of web 
programmers who use them to quickly create server and client-side web 
applications. Many deployed Semantic Web applications from the FOAF, 
RSS/ATOM, blog and wiki communities, as well as many innovative mashups 
from the Web 2.0 and Open Data movements are using scripting languages 
and it is likely that the process of RDF-izing existing database-backed 
websites, wikis, weblogs and CMS will largely rely on scripting languages.

The workshop aims to bring together developers of the RDF base 
infrastructure for scripting languages with practitioners building 
applications using these languages. Last years Scripting for the 
Semantic Web workshop in Budva, Montenegro focused on giving an overview 
about the support for Semantic Web technologies within scripting 
languages. The special focus of this year's workshop is the role of 
scripting languages in the process of populating the Web with linked RDF 
data as well as to showcase innovative scripting applications that 
consume RDF data from the Web. The second focus of the workshop is to 
show how Web 2.0 applications and mashups can benefit from Semantic Web 
technologies.

The workshop will include a scripting challenge (conducted for the 2nd 
time) which will award a prize to the most innovative scripting application.


TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Infrastructure

* Semantic Web frameworks and APIs for scripting languages
* RDF repositories and query languages implemented using scripting languages
* Reasoning engines implemented using scripting languages
* Semantic Web publishing and data syndication frameworks
* Approaches to crawling Web data and querying distributed data on the Web

Applications

* Semantic Web applications using scripting languages
* Approaches to RDF-izing existing applications, such as RDFa and GRDDL
* Mashups that provide RDF views on Web 2.0 data sources such as Google,
  Yahoo, Amazon or eBay
* Wikis, weblogs and data syndication systems using RDF
* RDF/OWL editors and authoring environments
* Scripting applications for visualizing Web data.
* Semantic Web Mining and Social Network Analysis
* Mashups that demonstrate the novel capabilities of Semantic Web 
technologies

Conceptual

* Rapid development techniques for the Semantic Web
* Employment of scripting language characteristics for Semantic Web 
development
* Scalability and benchmarks of Semantic Web scripting applications

Scripting Challenge

The workshop includes a scripting challenge which will award a prize (an 
Apple iPod Video or alternatively  Euro 200 cash) to the most innovative 
small scripting application or mashup. The price is kindly sponsored by 
T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH. The application must be implemented 
using a scripting language and Semantic Web technologies. It should 
access, visualize or combine information from different sources in new 
unforeseen ways. Authors of Scripting Challenge submissions are not 
required to attend the workshop personally. Please refer to 
http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2007/challenge/ or personally Tom 
Heath for further information about the Scripting Challenge.


IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: March 30, 2007
Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2007
Camera-ready paper submission: May 7, 2007
Workshop date: June 6, 2007


WORKSHOP CHAIRS

* Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
* Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig, Germany and University of 
Pennsylvania, USA
* Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, DFKI Knowledge Management Lab, Germany
* Tom Heath, Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), United Kingdom


SUBMISSIONS

We seek three kinds of submissions:
* Full papers - should not exceed ten pages in length.
* Short papers - are expected up to 5 pages.
* Scripting Challenge Submissions - 2 page description of the
  application, ideally accompanied with the source code and a link to an
  online demo.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Updated information about the workshop is found on the workshop website
http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2007/

For further information, please send email to sfsw@semanticscripting.org
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