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ISWC 2009 Research Track -- Call for Papers - Abstracts due on August 8

From: Abraham Bernstein <bernstein@ifi.uzh.ch>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 08:36:37 +0200
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To: semantic-web@w3.org
ISWC 2009 Research Track -- Call for Papers
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The most important information first
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Deadlines:
- Abstracts: Monday, June 8, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
- Papers: Sunday, June 21, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time

Detailed submission information is now available at:
http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/wiki/index.php/Submission_instructions

The submission system is now open at
https://precisionconference.com/~semantic/ .
Please read the submission instructions before submitting a paper.



General Information
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The web continues to grow and increasing amounts of data are available
for human and machine consumption, processing, and re-dissemination. As
Semantic Web technologies (including linked data approaches) mature and
become usable by end-users we can expect to encounter new technologies,
modes of interactions, and applications that enable us to "surf" this
web of data. These new approaches give rise to new challenges - both
from a technical and human-computer interaction perspective.

The goal of the research track at ISWC is to bring together researchers,
practitioners, and users from the areas of artificial intelligence,
databases, social networks, distributed computing, web engineering,
information systems, natural language processing, soft computing, and
human-computer interaction to discuss the biggest challenges and
proposed solutions. It solicits the submission of original, principled
research papers dealing with both analytical theoretical, empirical, and
practical aspects of all areas of Semantic Web research. Papers to the
research track are expected to clearly present their contribution and
provide some well-principled means of evaluation. We especially
encourage papers that ensure the repeatability of their experiments and
share with the community their data and test harnesses.

General Information
====================
ISWC 2009 calls for papers for its research track. The research track
solicits the submission of original, principled research papers dealing
with both analytical theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of
all areas of Semantic Web research. Papers to the research track are
expected to clearly present their contribution and provide some
well-principled means of evaluation. We especially encourage papers that
ensure the repeatability of their experiments, and share with the
community their data and test harnesses.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
▪ User Interfaces
▪ Interacting with Semantic Web data
▪ Semantic Web content creation and annotation
▪ Mashing up Semantic Web data and processes
▪ Novel interaction paradigms aimed at linked data
▪ Semantic web applications to Web-2.0 sites
▪ Natural Language Interfaces
▪ Information Visualization
▪ Data Semantics and Ontologies
▪ Beyond Description Logic: New formalisms for semantics
(such as probabilistic approaches)
▪ Lightweight semantics (linked data, microformats, etc).
▪ Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
▪ Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
▪ Searching and ranking ontologies
▪ Ontology evaluation
▪ Applications of the Semantic Web
▪ Applications with clear lessons learned or evaluations
▪ Semantic Web for large scale applications, desktops or
personal information management
▪ Semantic Web technologies for multimedia, sensors, and
situational awareness
▪ Semantic Web technologies for P2P, services, agents,
grids and middleware
▪ Semantic Web technologies for software and systems engineering
▪ eGovernment
▪ Mobile Semantic Web
▪ Semantic Web technologies for life sciences and healthcare
▪ Management of Semantic Web Data
▪ Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing
Semantic Web data
▪ Database, IR and AI technologies for the Semantic Web
▪ Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
▪ Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
▪ Machine learning and information extraction for the Semantic Web
▪ Cleaning, assurance, trust, provenance of Semantic Web data,
services and processes
▪ Principles & Applications of very large semantic data bases
▪ Semantic Wikis
▪ Social Semantic Web
▪ Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
▪ Semantic Web technologies for collaboration and cooperation
▪ Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security

General questions can be sent to iswc2009 <you know what symbol> 
semanticweb.org


Evaluation of Submitted Research Papers
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ISWC is a highly attractive and competitive conference series. From all
previous ISWC conferences, we have seen researchers and practitioners
making best use of the methods and technologies reported at the event
for their own research and practice. We are very eager to maintain this
high level of impact achieved by ISWC papers in the future. For this
purpose, all papers will be critically reviewed by 3 reviewers and one
vice chair.

To assess papers, reviewers will judge originality of papers,
significance for further research and/or practice related to the
Semantic Web, technical soundness of the proposed approaches and
readability of the submitted papers.

Specific weight will be given to the evaluation of the approaches
described in the papers. We strongly encourage evaluations that are
repeatable. Depending on the type of the paper and the proposed approach
indications for repeatability may vary. For instance, theoretical papers
may want to upload full proofs of theorems (as supplementary data),
empirical work may want to upload training/test data, experimental
results, or supporting movies (as supplementary data), case study work
may link to case study journals for deeper insights, system papers may
provide download of the software or a Web client together with full
assessments in user studies, approaches that describe algorithms may
want to provide the algorithm in source code and in an easy-to-install
manner.

Submission of Abstracts and Papers
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Submissions and reviewing will be handled using the Precision Conference
reviewing system. Pre-submission of abstracts will be a strict
requirement. Final papers can be submitted until 21 June 2009, 23:59
hrs, Hawaiian time. The submission platform will be opened from the
beginning of May.

Note the we made a special effort to cut all slack from the reviewing
schedule in order to assure that we will have the newest results
presented at the conference. We will, therefore, be unable to make any
extensions to this submission deadline!

Detailed submission instructions are available now.

Format
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Paper submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer
Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For
complete details, see Springer’s Author Instructions
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0).

Formatted papers must be no longer than 16 pages. Papers that exceed
this limit will be rejected without review.

ISWC 2009 will not accept research papers that, at the time of
submission, are under review for or have already been published in or
accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors of
accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations for the
abstract of their submission for the Semantic Web (help will be provided
for this task) and submit a version of their paper to a special
conference discussion system. Details will be provided on the conference
Web page at the time of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted
paper must register for the conference.


Important Dates - Research Track
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▪ Abstracts due: Monday, June 8, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
▪ Submissions due: Sunday, June 21 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
▪ Rebuttal phase: July 15 - July 20
▪ Notification: August 4
▪ Camera ready: To be determined

Program Committee
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▪ Chairs
▪ Abraham Bernstein, Switzerland
▪ David Karger, USA

▪ Vice Chairs
▪ Ed Chi
▪ Phillip Cimiano
▪ Claudia d'Amato
▪ Stefan Decker
▪ Steven Drucker
▪ Jerome Euzenat
▪ Jennifer Golbeck
▪ Claudio Gutierrez
▪ Siegfired Handschuh
▪ David Huynh
▪ Georg Lausen
▪ Thomas Lukasievicz
▪ David Martin
▪ Peter Mika
▪ Natahsa Noy
▪ Bijan Parsia
▪ mc shraefel
▪ Umberto Straccia
▪ Heiner Stuckenschmid
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