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ESWC2010 Call for Tutorial Proposals

From: valentina presutti <vpresutti@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 23:21:25 +0100
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7th Extended Semantic Web Conference
30 May - 3 June 2010 | Heraklion, Greece


ESWC 2010 – Call for Tutorials

The mission of the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2010) is to  
bring together researchers and
practitioners dealing with different aspects of semantics on the Web.  
ESWC2010 is an international
conference that builds on the success of the former European Semantic  
Web Conference series, but seeks to
extend its focus by engaging with other communities within and outside  
ICT, in which semantics can play an important role.
Semantics of web content, coming from ontologies (a.k.a. vocabularies,  
domain theories, schemata),
linked data, data about web usage, natural language processing, etc.,  
is enabling a web that provides
a qualitatively new level of functionality. It is weaving together a  
large network of human knowledge
and making it machine-processable. Various automated services, based  
on reasoning with semantic data,
are helping the users to achieve their goals by accessing and  
processing information in machine-understandable form.
This network of knowledge systems would ultimately lead to truly  
intelligent systems, which can be employed
for various complex decision-making tasks.
The 7th Annual ESWC (Extended Semantic Web Conference) will present  
the latest results in research and applications of Semantic Web  
technologies.
In addition to the regular research and workshop programme, ESWC2010  
invites tutorials on relevant topics of interest (see this call).
A tutorial should present the state of the art in a Semantic Web area,  
enabling attendees to fully appreciate the current issues,
main schools of thought and possible application areas.
ESWC2010 tutorials may be either for a full day or for a half day.  
Unless there is a clear rationale,
we will give preference to half day tutorials over full day tutorials.
Tutorials proposed for ESWC2010 should cover mature methods on a topic  
in appropriate depth, and present it in a manner
that enables attendees to fully comprehend and apply Semantic Web  
technologies. We encourage including hands-on sessions,
while of course, tutorials can focus entirely on theoretical aspects  
when appropriate. In case of tutorials that employ tools
that need an Internet connection, we appreciate some “plan B” devised  
in the proposals, in case of connection failure.
We finally require proposers to consider tutorials as educational  
events first, which means that accepted tutorials
should provide the attendees with appropriate and complete references  
to the state-of-the-art work in their respective fields,
not only in a specific approach.

Important Dates

Proposal Submissions: January 4, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)

Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 18, 2010
Tutorial camera-ready notes submissions: April 26, 2010
Tutorial days at the conference: May 30-31, 2010

For accepted tutorials, the presenters will need to submit the  
material for hand-outs
(the slide sets and / or additional information; software installation  
and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions)
to the organization committee for preprinting and placement on the  
ESWC2010 website.

Submission

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages and should contain the  
following information:
•	abstract (200 words maximum, for inclusion on the ESWC2010 website)
•	tutorial description (aims, target audience, presentation method,  
technical requirements)
•	justification for the tutorial, including timeliness and relevance  
to ESWC2010
•	outline of the tutorial content and schedule
•	information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experiences  
in teaching and in tutorial presentation)

Tutorial proposals are to be submitted as single PDF files by email to  
both fensel@ftw.at and aldo.gangemi@cnr.it.

Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed  
by the ESWC2010 organizing committee with respect to
relevance and maturity of the topic, content and presentation method,  
and presenters’ expertise.

Tutorial Chairs
Anna Fensel (FTW, AT)

Aldo Gangemi (CNR, IT)

Conference Topics of Interest and Area Keywords

Topics of interest for ESWC2010 tutorials include, but are not limited  
to the following:

1. Ontologies and Reasoning
•	Rules and ontology management (creation, evolution, reuse,  
reengineering, evaluation, etc.)
•	Searching, visualizing, navigating and browsing ontologies
•	Ontology reasoning and query answering
•	Approximate reasoning techniques for the Web
•	Ontology usability
•	Query languages and optimization for ontologies
•	Combining rules and ontologies
•	Declarative rule-based reasoning techniques
•	Rule languages, standards, and rule systems
•	Ontology-based search
•	Ontology alignment (mapping, matching, merging, mediation and  
reconciliation)
•	Ontology learning and metadata generation (e.g., HLT and ML  
approaches)
•	Acquisition of rules and ontologies by knowledge extraction
•	Corporate Semantic Web - applications in enterprises and economic  
valuation
•	Language extensions of OWL, ODM, RIF, RuleML, ...

2. Software and Services
•	Novel semantic descriptions for services and service-based systems,  
including RESTful services
•	Use of semantics in the service engineering process
•	Matchmaking/discovery, ranking and selection of services
•	Data and protocol/process mediation
•	Tools for the manual creation of semantic service descriptions
•	Extraction of semantic service descriptions from unstructured and  
semi-structured sources
•	Automated composition and federation of semantic web services
•	Service science
•	Case studies and issues regarding adoption of semantics in services
•	Exploiting semantics for service quality assurance
•	The role of semantics in context-driven service adaptation

3. Mobility
•	Semantics in mobile and ubiquitous computing
•	Semantic mobile web (data models, query languages and mash-ups)
•	Semantically enhanced location-based services and geo-spatial  
applications
•	Semantic models for services, users and context (e.g. location and  
places)
•	Sharing and social communities in mobile systems
•	Semantic Web technology for personalization
•	Intelligent mobile UIs
•	Semantic web technology for mobile collaboration and cooperation
•	Semantic data management for distributed data sources in mobile  
environments, e.g. stream-based reasoning

4. Sensor Networks
•	Data models and languages for semantic sensor networks
•	Architectures and middleware for semantic sensor networks
•	Ontologies and rules for semantic sensor networks
•	Annotation tools for semantic sensor networks
•	Social/human-in-the-loop sensing data
•	Semantic data integration and fusion of heterogeneous sensor network  
data streams
•	Spatio-temporal aspects of semantic sensor networks
•	Mashup technologies for semantic sensor networks
•	Semantic sensor network use cases and applications
•	Standardisation efforts in semantic sensor networks

5. Web of Data
•	Applications that use Linked Data
•	Data source discovery
•	Browsing and aggregating approaches
•	Integrating, matching, consolidating and interlinking
•	Emergent semantics
•	Privacy and security
•	Trust and provenance
•	Data quality and expressivity
•	Caching and scalability
•	Dynamic ("Real-time") Systems
•	Quantitative and statistical approaches (hybrid reasoning)
•	Intellectual property rights

6. Web Science
•	Trust and reputation
•	Security and privacy
•	Government and political life
•	Culture on-line
•	Cybercrime
•	e-Health
•	e-commerce
•	e-Learning

7. Social Web
•	Collaborative and collective semantic data generation and publishing
•	Social and semantic bookmarking, tagging and annotation
•	Enriching Social Web with semantic data: RDFs, micro formats and  
other approaches
•	Linked data on the Social Web
•	Semantically-enabled social platforms and applications: semantic  
wikis, semantic desktops, semantic portals,
semantic blogs, semantic calendars, semantic email, semantic news, etc.
•	Querying, mining and analysis of social semantic data
•	User profile construction based on tagging and annotations
•	Reasoning and personalization based on semantics: recommendations,  
social navigation, social search, etc.
•	Privacy, policy and access control on Social Semantic Web
•	Provenance, reputation and trust on Social Semantic Web
•	Semantically-Interlinked online communities
•	Semantic formation and management of online communities
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