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From: <alistair.duke@bt.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:41:23 +0100
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> *** SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1st August, 2008 ***
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> 
> First International Workshop on Ontology-supported Business
> Intelligence (OBI2008)
> http://gate.ac.uk/conferences/obi08/obi08.htm
> 
> In conjunction with the 7th International Semantic Web Conference
> (ISWC2008) 
> http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/
> 
> October 26th/27th, 2008, Karlsruhe (Germany)
> 
> ++ Deadline for submission: 1st Aug, 2008 ++
> ++ Full papers and position papers invited ++
> ++ Proceedings to be published in the ACM Digital Library ++
> ++ Paolo Lombardi of Banca MPS to give a keynote talk ++
> 
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> 
> The First International Workshop on Ontology-supported Business
> Intelligence (OBI2008) in conjuction with the 7th International
> Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2008) aims to provide a forum for
> researchers and practitioners from both academic and commercial
> backgrounds in this emerging but promising application area for
> semantic technology. It will also serve as a facilitator for bringing
> BI and Data Mining research closer to the Semantic Web community.
> 
> Important dates
> ---------------
> * Submission deadline:            Aug 01, 2008
> * Notification of acceptance:       Sep 05, 2008
> * Camera-ready paper submission:  Sep 26, 2008
> * Camera-ready proceedings:       Oct 03, 2008
> 
> Description
> ----------------
> The field of Business Intelligence (BI) is expected to benefit from
> the application of semantic technology. Semantic BI can be seen as the
> marriage of semantics-based Enterprise Content Management and Business
> Intelligence. Traditional BI solutions rely on extracting data from
> one or more data silos, performing analysis over this data and
> presenting results of significance to business users. There is an
> increasing need to provide real-time information and as such manually
> intensive preparation processes create bottle-necks. In addition there
> is a realisation that the inclusion of unstructured data e.g. text in
> e-mails or news feeds could provide a more complete picture and the
> need to extract knowledge from these as well as integrating new
> sources quickly has been identified. The promotion of interoperability
> between BI systems and components though the use of ontologies and
> declarative rules is another requirement.  
> 
> There are various research challenges involved in Semantic BI. The
> knowledge extracted from unstructured sources must be of sufficient
> quality that it can be used to in critical BI systems and subjected to
> analysis alongside structured data. The correlation of knowledge
> extracted from different data modalities is also of importance. The
> representation, storage and reuse of the results of the BI process via
> ontologies are further challenges.
> 
> Topics of interest
> ------------------
> Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
> * Real-time business intelligence based on semantic technology
> * Merging unstructured and semi-structured data
> * Mining unstructured data to extract qualitative and quantitative
> information
> * Multi-source data normalisation and modelling
> * Semantic data integration
> * Ontologies for BI data and components
> * Next generation BI architecture
> * Rules and reasoning for BI
> * Industry specific case studies
> * Prototypes
> * State-of-the-art and foresight for BI
> 
> 
> Submissions
> -----------
> The following types of contributions are welcomed:
> * Full technical papers, up to 12 pages.
> * Short technical papers and position papers, up to 6 pages.
> 
> Workshop Chairs
> ---------------
> * Alistair Duke, BT Research, UK
> * Martin Hepp, University of the German Federal Armed Forces, Germany
> * Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
> * Marc Vilain, MITRE Corp., USA
> 
> Program Committee
> -----------------
> 
> * Jans Aasman, Franz Inc., USA
> * Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
> * Prof. Ben Azvine, BT Research and Venturing, UK
> * Carsten Bange, Business Application Research Center (BARC), Germany
> * Paolo Ceravolo, Universita' degli Studi di Milano
> * Dr. John Davies, BT Research and Venturing, UK
> * Thierry Declerck, DFKI, Germany 
> * Prof. Paolo Giudici, Universita di Pavia, Italy
> * Prof. Trevor Martin, Bristol University, UK
> * Horacio Saggion, University of Sheffield, UK
> * Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs, USA
> * Dimitrios Skoutas, National Technical University of Athens
> * Marcus Spies, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
> * Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University, Poland
> 
> 
> Further information
> -------------------
> Updated information about the workshop can be found on 
> the workshop website: http://gate.ac.uk/conferences/obi08/obi08.htm
> 
> For further information, please send an email to 
> obi08@easychair.org
> 
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