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

From: Malgorzata Mochol <mochol@inf.fu-berlin.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 11:47:16 +0200
Message-ID: <46A47924.4040600@inf.fu-berlin.de>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

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 
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 
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 
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 
publication and use of experts’ semantic descriptions to support expert 
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 

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 
* 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 

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 
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 
Guidelines and templates are available at 

Papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference 
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

Dipl.-Inf. Malgorzata Mochol         | Freie Universitaet Berlin
E-Mail: mochol@inf.fu-berlin.de	     | Institut fuer Informatik
Tel: +49-30-838-75226                | Netzbasierte Informationssysteme
http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/~mochol/ | Takustr.9, D-14195 Berlin
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