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Second Call for e-Book Chapters: Advances in Semantic Computing

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Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 12:29:19 -0300
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*CALL FOR e-BOOK CHAPTERS:*

*ADVANCES IN SEMANTIC COMPUTING*





*PURPOSE*



This e-Book is planned as a collection of recent advances in various topics
of semantic computing. The e-book will be organized in self-contained
chapters to provide modularity and flexibility for readers.  We solicit
original and high quality chapter submissions on theoretical findings in,
and practical applications of, semantic computing.
The main goals of the e-Book are:

   - To provide a peer-reviewed state-of-the art online collection of
   research  and development on key semantic computing topics.
   - To strengthen the exchange of knowledge and experience among scholars,
   researchers, practitioners, and engineers in semantic computing.
   - To identify recent accomplishments, best practices, and open challenges
   regarding semantic computing worldwide.


The book will offer the academic community a unique resource that can serve
as an open-access reference for undergraduate/graduate courses in Computer
Science (including Artificial Intelligence) and related disciplines such as
Software Engineering, Business Informatics, Information and
CommunicationScience, Library Science, and Web Science .



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*TOPICS*

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Chapters on the following topics are solicited, with suggestions about their
contents listed as subbullets. However, variant and alternative submissions
of high-quality chapters in semantic computing will be equally considered.



WEB CONTENT ANALYSIS

   - *Natural-language parsing and processing*
   - *Semantic image and video analysis*
   - *Semantic audio and speech analysis*
   - *Analysis of structured/semi-structured data** and semantic information
   extraction***
   - *Semantic analysis of click streams, workflows, and behaviors in
   software, services, and networks*

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INTEGRATION OF SEMANTIC REPRESENTATIONS

   - *Database schema integration*
   - *Ontology alignment and integration *
   - *Interoperability and service integration*
   - *Rule-based transformation of semantic representations*
   - *Integration architectures*

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SEMANTIC INTERFACES

   - *Natural-language interfaces *
   - *Multimodal interfaces*
   - *Ontology and rulebase browsers*
   - *GUIs for Semantic Desktops and Semantic Intranets*
   - *Semantics-focused interfaces to reduced-display (e.g., hand-held)
   devices*

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FOUNDATIONAL SEMANTIC TOOLS**

   - *Ontology development (including ontology** **population) environments*

         *Ontology and rulebase interchange languages and processors *

         *Triple stores and their mapping to relational databases*

         *Tools for benchmarking/scalability*

         Metadata publishing and management tools

         *Scalable semantic search engines*



SOCIAL SEMANTIC WEB (WEB 3.0)

         *Semantically enabled social networks*

         *Semantic profiles in FOAF and **ontology/rule **extensions*

   - *Policies on privacy/disclosure **(including their **semantic** **
   representations)*

         *Models measuring benefits of social semantic collaborations*

         *Analysis, visualization, presentation of social networks*

         *Analysis *of emergent effects within social software



SEMANTIC WEB SERVICES

   - *Semantics in Service Oriented Architecture, business process
   management, and multi-agent systems*
   - *Formal foundations of semantic Web service technology (e.g., Petri
   nets, Abstract State Machines, Transaction Logics, Process Algebras,
   Pi-Calculus)*
   - *Semantic interface specification and Web service composition*
   - *Languages for  semantic Web services (OWL-S, WSMO, SAWSDL, etc.)*
   - *Enterprise** Service Bus systems and Semantic Web services*
   - *Communication infrastructures using Web services*



APPLICATIONS

   - *Applications of (combinations of) the above task areas*
   - *Applications  in the following domains *

*Semantic Web industry verticals (e.g., biomedical, environmental, energy,
materials, financials, ...)*

*Semantic eLearning (e.g., metadata standards)*

*Semantic eGovernment/eCitizen*

*Semantic eTourism*

*Semantic eScience*

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*TARGET AUDIENCE*



The focus of this e-Book will be on Computer Science and the related
disciplines listed in PURPOSE. The e-Book will assist academic and
professional organizations in the private and public sector as a foundation
for decision-making. The e-Book will also be helpful in offering
researchers, scientists, academics, postgraduate students, practitioners and
professionals with access to the latest knowledge relating to major aspects
of semantic computing.



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*SUBMISSIONS OF PAPERS*


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit, on or before *May 20,
2009, *a 2-page manuscript proposal (Word 2003 or PDF compatible) clearly
outlining the focus of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals
will be notified by *June 5, 2009* about the status of their proposals and,
if applicable, will be sent organizational guidelines for drafting their
chapters. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by *August 31,
2009.* Submission
lengths should not exceed 30 pages and must adhere to the manuscript style
provided on the e-Book series web page  (
http://www.tmrfindia.org/eseries/e-bookcfc.html). All
submitted chapters will be reviewed on the basis of double-blind reviews.
Acceptance will be based on relevance, technical soundness, originality, and
clarity of presentation.



The submission web site is:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tmrfeseries2009



*SCIENTIFIC REVIEW COMMITTEE*

http://www.tmrfindia.org/eseries/cfc-sc2.html

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*EDITORS AND PUBLISHER*

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   - Manish Joshi, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.
   - Harold Boley, Semantic Web Laboratory, Institute for Information
   Technology, NRC, Fredericton, Canada.
   - Rajendra Akerkar, Technomathematics Research Foundation, India



The e-book is scheduled for publication by Technomathematics Research
Foundation, Kolhapur, India (www.tmrfindia.org).







*IMPORTANT DATES*


Two-page proposal deadline: *May 20, 2009
*Proposal notification: *June 5, 2009*
Full Chapter deadline: *August 31, 2009*
Acceptance/Rejection notification: *October 5, 2009*
Revised Version due: *October 30, 2009*
Notification of final acceptation/rejection: *November 15, 2009*
Final Camera-ready Paper due: *November 30, 2009*
e-Publication: *December 30, 2009*


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TMRF e-Book on Advances in Semantic Computing
URL: http://www.tmrfindia.org/eseries/cfc-sc.html
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