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CfP: 2nd International ExpertFinder Workshop: FEWS2007 (Finding Experts on the Web with Semantics)

From: Zhdanova, Anna <Zhdanova@FTW.at>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:11:23 +0200
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  Call for Papers


                    2nd International ExpertFinder Workshop: 

              FEWS2007 (Finding Experts on the Web with Semantics) 



                          Busan, Korea, 12th November 2007 


  co-located with the 6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2007) and

                  2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2007)



ExpertFinder (http://rdfweb.org/topic/ExpertFinder) is an emerging collaborative 

initiative with the aim of devising vocabulary, rule extensions (for e.g. FOAF 

and SIOC) and best practices to annotate personal home pages, as well as web 

pages of institutions, conferences, publication indexes, etc. with adequate 

metadata to enable computer agents to find experts on particular topics. 


Following the 1st ExpertFinder workshop 

(http://lsdis.cs.uga.edu/~aleman/efw2007) during the Knowledge Web NoE general 

assembly in January 2007, the ExpertFinder initiative would like to solicit 

research contributions from the wider Semantic Web expert community. 


ExpertFinder's goal is to enable a Web-scale infrastructure for the creation, 

publication and use of experts' semantic descriptions to support expert finding 

scenarios such as group management, disaster response, recruitment, team 

building, problem solving and on-the-fly consultation. Descriptions of such 

scenarios can be found at http://rdfweb.org/topic/ExpertFinderUseCases. We 

welcome all submissions which describe original research contributing to this 



Topics of Interest 



We welcome all research contributions that address one or more of the following topics: 

* Specification of vocabularies to describe experts 

* Reuse of existing standards and taxonomies to describe experts 

* Extraction of expert descriptions from legacy (meta)data 

* Use of microformat data to locate experts 

* International and cross-organisational heterogeneity issues in the expert descriptions 

* Algorithms for expert finding and recommendation (e.g., mining of social networks) 

* Expressivity extensions (in logics, rules) to support expert finding processes 

* Tools for the intuitive creation and maintenance of expert descriptions and associated rules 

* Web infrastructures for the publication and sharing of expert descriptions (storage, 

access, querying, rule execution, coordination, communication) 

* Security, trust and privacy aspects of expert finding 

* Scalability to the Web level 

* Integrating expert finding research into legacy systems to support industrial 




Event Information 



The workshop will take place during the 6th International Semantic Web 

Conference (ISWC2007) and 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC2007) For every 

accepted paper at least one of the authors must attend the workshop and must 

register for the workshop and the main conference.


Submission Information 



We invite submissions of papers no longer than 14 pages (including figures, 

references and appendices). Paper submissions must be formatted in the style of 

the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). 

Guidelines and templates are available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. 


Papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission 

site: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ISWC2007/. Papers will be published in 

accompanying online proceedings (CEUR) as well as in hardcopy which will be 

available to all workshop attendees.



Important Dates 



August 13, 2007:                 Submission of papers 

September 10, 2007:      Notification of acceptance 

September 30, 2007:      Camera - ready versions due 

November 12, 2007:       Workshop



Program Committee 



Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Ecomonics, Poland 

Diego Berrueta, CTIC Foundation, Spain 

Chris Bizer, Free University of Berlin, Germany 

Uldis Bojars, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland 

Aleman - Meza Boanerges, LSDIS Lab, University of Georgia, USA 

Irene Celino, CERIEL Politecnico di Milano, Italy 

Tom Heath, KMI, Open University, UK 

Tomasz Kaczmarek, The Poznan University of Ecomonics, Poland 

Uwe Keller, DERI Innsbruck, Austria 

Alain Leger, France Telekom, France 

Ning Li, University of Surrey, UK 

Benjamin Nowack, semsol web semantics, Germany

Charles Petrie, Stanford Unviersity, USA 

Axel Polleres, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland 

Leo Sauermann, DFKI, Germany 

Robert Tolksdorf, Free University of Berlin, Germany 

Holger Wache, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland



Organizing Committee 



Anna V. Zhdanova, ftw. Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien, Austria 

Lyndon J. B. Nixon, Free University of Berlin, Germany 

Malgorzata Mochol, Free University of Berlin, Germany 

John Breslin, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland 




Dr.  Anna V. Zhdanova
Senior Researcher
ftw. Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien Betriebs GmbH
Donau-City-Straße 1 / 3. Stock
1220 Wien, Austria
Tel: +43-1-505283045
Fax: +43-1-505283099
Email: zhdanova@ftw.at
Homepage: http://userver.ftw.at/~zhdanova

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