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Special Issue on Teaching Semantic Web: Integration to CS/IS curriculum and Teaching Case Studies

From: Miltiadis D. Lytras <mdl@aueb.gr>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 12:14:31 +0300
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Cc: lytras@ceid.upatras.gr, "Miltiadis Lytras" <mdl@eltrun.gr>
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Special Issue on 
Teaching Semantic Web: Integration to CS/IS curriculum and Teaching Case
Studies
 
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies
Edited by:  Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras 
ISSN (Online): 1741-1017  - ISSN (Print): 1741-1009
URL: http://www.inderscience.com/ijtcs 
 
Special Issue Editors
 
Martin Hepp, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) Innsbruck
University of
Innsbruck, Austria, E-mail: martin.hepp AT deri.org,
<http://www.heppnetz.de/> http://www.heppnetz.de
 
Jorge Cardoso, Departamento de Matem芍tica e Engenharias, Universidade
da Madeira, Portugal, E-mail:  <mailto:jcardoso@uma.pt> jcardoso 式有
uma.pt
 
Miguel Angel Socilia, University of Alcala, Spain, E-mail:
<mailto:msicilia@uah.es> msicilia 式有 uah.es,
<http://www.cc.uah.es/msicilia> http://www.cc.uah.es/msicilia 
 
Miltiadis Lytras, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute,
University of Patras, Hellas, and AIS SIGSEMIS, E-mail:
<mailto:mdl@eltrun.gr> Lytras@ceid.upatras.gr,
<http://www.sigsemis.org/> http://www.sigsemis.org 
 
Call for Papers
 
The International Journal of Teaching and Case studies seeks original
manuscripts for the Special Issue on ※Teaching Semantic Web:
Integration to CS/IS curriculum and Teaching Case Studies§ scheduled to
appear in a mid 2007 issue.

Semantic web in the last years is one of the hot topics in the computer
science*s and information systems* research agenda. Research and
Industrial launch of semantic web applications* has faced a tremendous
evolution. 
 
>From this point of view the need to integrate Semantic Web to Computer
Science and Information System Curriculum and to develop high quality
teaching material for the semantic web is more than critical. 
 
Within this context Sicilia and Lytras (2006) provide a first attempt to
give the general directions of this integration:
 
 
※The Semantic Web as a vision for a machine-readable,
metadata-intensive Web has resulted in an evolving collection of
technologies and tools that deserve attention from the viewpoint of
education. Nonetheless, existing approaches to curriculum design for
this topic that emphasise on knowledge representation or technical
issues should be complemented with an organisational vision that focuses
on the value provided by Semantic Web infrastructure as a corporate
asset and also by Semantic Web tools built on top of it§
 
In this special issue we have a clear strategy. We want to develop
relevant knowledge and to promote fresh ideas for the integration of
Semantic Web to CS and IS education. This is why we organize this
special issue around three thematic areas:
*	Integration of Semantic Web to CS and IS curriculum 
*	Strategic Fit
*	Course descriptions
*	Didactic approaches for specific SW topics
*	Under/postgraduate considerations
*	Teaching case studies for the key issues of Semantic web
 
More specific topics on didactic approaches include:
 
*	SW technological infrastructure, including description logics
basics, ontology engineering and other technical tools
*	Infrastructures and support required for SW approaches inside
organisations
*	Approaches to managing metadata annotation and shared ontology
development and use
*	The specifics of each area of study or application in the
context of IS.
*	Systems and applications to support Semantic Web courses
*	Practical programming projects for Semantic Web courses 
*	How can Semantic Web be integrated with traditional CS/IS
courses
Types of Submissions: 
**        Position Articles [3500-5000 words]
**        Research Articles [5000-6000 words]
**         Empirical Surveys [3000-5000 words]
**         Teaching Cases [5000-8000 words (with teaching guidelines)]
 
 
Important Dates

ASAP
Ideas sharing with guest editors on ※Abstract possible contribution]

15th October 2006
Submission of manuscripts

15th  November  
Notification to authors

20th  December 2006
Final versions due

Mid 2007
Publication 
 
Style and Author Guidelines
Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently
submitted for journal publication elsewhere. As an author, you are
responsible for understanding and adhering to our submission guidelines.
You can access them by clicking on
http://www.inderscience.com/papers/about.php 
Please thoroughly read these before submitting your manuscript.
 
Please submit your paper to Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras
(lytras@ceid.upatras.gr; mdl@aueb.gr)  
 
* NOTE: Cardoso, Hepp and Lytras, are developing an excellent book on
Real world Applications of Semantic Web Technology and Ontologies for
Springer, with a publication date on mid 2007. 
 
Reference: 
Sicilia MA, Lytras M. (2006), Milestones and requirements for
introducing semantic web concepts in information systems programmes,
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education
2006 - Vol. 1, No.3  pp. 281 每 294 
 
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