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Conference copyright policy versus the web and scientific progress [was Re: CfP Web Semantics (WebS) 2010]

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:13:11 -0500
To: Wolfram Wöß <wolfram.woess@jku.at>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <1266606791.1115.837.camel@dbooth-laptop>
The workshop sounds interesting, but the IEEE copyright terms are a
throw-back to the pre-web era.  I personally find it quite annoying when
scientific publications are locked behind pay-to-view policies.  I would
not expect you to be able to change the policies for this workshop, but
I hope that future events will permit authors to make their works freely
available on the web, as that is what best advances science.

Perhaps the credo:
  "If it isn't on the web, it doesn't exist"
should be elaborated further as:
  "If it isn't freely accessible on the web, it doesn't exist"
               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

My reaction may be due in part to the coincidental announcement of the
Panton Principles that immediately preceded your message:
http://www.pantonprinciples.org/
Those principles nicely acknowledge the importance of freely available
information to scientific progress.  

I fully recognize that the costs of running conferences and reviewing
and publishing scientific information must be born somehow.  But
"pay-as-you-view" is not the right model for scientific information.

Thanks,
David Booth

On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 12:01 +0100, Wolfram Wöß wrote:
> Call for Papers
>                                       WebS 2010
> 
>               9th International Workshop on Web Semantics (WebS 2010),
> 
> 
>     in conjunction with DEXA 2010, 21st 
> International Conference on Database and
>                             Expert Systems Applications
> 
>                        30 August - 03 September 2010, Bilbao, Spain
>                        		http://www.dexa.org/
> 
> 
> 
> Dear Colleagues,
> 
> you are invited to submit your papers to the 9th 
> International Workshop on Web Semantics (part of 
> the 21st International Workshop
> on Database and Expert Systems Applications 
> DEXA), to be held on 30 August - 03 September 2010 in Bilbao, Spain.
> 
> The objective of the workshop Web Semantics 
> (WebS) is to bring together researchers, 
> developers and practitioners to discuss
> research issues and experience in developing and 
> deploying Semantic Web concepts, applications, and solutions being an
> international forum for the presentation of both 
> theoretical and applicative results. Papers describing Semantic Web application
> experiences are particularly encouraged.
> 
> 
> TOPICS:
> =======
> The relevant topics include the following (but are not limited to):
> 
>      * Knowledge management and sharing
>      * Interoperability and data integration through semantic technology
>      * Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
>      * Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
>      * Ontology learning and metadata generation
>      * Ontology evaluation (guidelines)
> 
>      * Document analysis and semantic extraction
>      * Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
> 
>      * Modeling of Semantic Web
>      * Search, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
>      * Semantic and context awareness
>      * Semantic Web supporting business processes
>      * Semantic Web for e-sciences
>      * Semantic Web for e-business
>      * Semantic Web mining
>      * Semantic Web data querying and reasoning
>      * Semantic Web inferences schemes
> 
>      * Semantic Web applications
>         - Database technologies for the Semantic Web
>         - Intelligent user interfaces
>         - Dynamic ontology generation and adaptation
>         - Languages, tools and methodologies for 
> semantic annotations of web data
>         - Applications on mobile devices
>         - Enhanced accessibility and multimodal interfaces
>         - Reasoning
> 
> 
> PAPER SUBMISSION DETAILS:
> =========================
> Authors are invited to submit original, 
> unpublished research and application papers that 
> are not being considered in another forum.
> Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages 
> (IEEE Proceeding style) including figures and 
> references. Please follow the IEEE
> Computer Society Press Proceedings Author 
> Guidelines to prepare your papers. Authors of 
> accepted papers are requested to sign the
> IEEE copyright form. The author guidelines can be 
> found at IEEE Conference Publishing Services - Proceedings Author Forms.
> Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF, 
> postscript, or word format) is required and will 
> be handled via the workshop Web site
> http://www.faw.jku.at/wwoess/webs/webs.html. For 
> any questions please contact webs@faw.uni-linz.ac.at.
> 
> At least one author of each accepted paper is 
> required to attend the conference and present the paper. Papers accepted for
> presentation will be published by IEEE Computer 
> Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA 2010 workshops.
> Authors are requested to send their paper(s) to be received by March 05, 2010.
> 
> 
> EVALUATION PROCESS:
> ===================
> All submissions will be evaluated for 
> originality, significance, clarity, and technical 
> soundness. Each paper will be refereed by
> at least three researchers in the topical area.
> 
> 
> IMPORTANT DATES:
> ================
> Paper submission: March 05, 2010
> Notification of acceptance: May 07, 2010
> Webs 2010 Workshop: 30 August - 03 September, 2010
> 
> 
> WEBS CHAIRS:
> ============
> Christina Feilmayr (FAW, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)
> Wolfram Wöß (FAW, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)
> 
> 
> PROGRAMM COMMITTEE:
> -------------------
> Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
> José Francisco Aldana Montes, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
> Kerstin Altmanninger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
> Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
> Elena Baralis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
> Jorge Bernardino, ISEC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
> Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
> Brian Blake, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
> Alessio Bosca, CELI s.r.l, Turino, Italy
> Daniele Braga, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
> Paul Buhler, Modus21, LLC, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
> Barbara Catania, DISI, University of Genoa, Italy
> Sunil Choenni, Rotterdam University, The Netherlands
> Brian Davis, Digital Enterprise Research 
> Institute (DERI), National University of Galway, Ireland
> Valeria De Antonellis, Dipartimento di 
> Elettronica per l'Automazione, Brescia, Italy
> Cláudio De Souza Baptista, DSC, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
> John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
> Steven A. Demurjian, University of Connecticut, USA
> Ying Ding, Indiana University, USA
> Nickolas J. G. Falkner, School of Computer 
> Science, University of Adelaide, Australia
> Christina Feilmayr, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
> Ling Feng, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
> Alfio Ferrara, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
> Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria, Italy
> Fabien Gandon, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
> Stephan Grimm, FZI Research Center for 
> Information Technology, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
> Abdelkader Hameurlain, Université Paul Sabatier, France
> Carmem Satie Hara, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
> Bernhard Haslhofer, University of Vienna, Austria
> Eva Maria Hauth, voestalpine IT GmbH, Linz, Austria
> Stijn Heymans, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
> Hiroyuki Kawano, Kyoto University, Japan
> Ralf Klischewski, Faculty of Management 
> Technology, German University in Cairo, Egypt
> In-Young Ko, Information and Communications University, Korea
> Michele Missikoff, Institute of Systems Analysis 
> and Computer Science (IASI), Italy
> Ismael Navas Delgado, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
> Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
> Detlef Plump, University of York, UK
> Isidoro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
> Nicolas Sabouret, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, Paris, France
> Simon Scerri, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland
> Bernhard Schandl, Department of Distributed and 
> Multimedia Systems, University of Vienna, Austria
> Ulrich Schiel, DSC, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
> Elena Simperl, University of Innsbruck, Austria
> Bala Srinivasan, Monash University, Australia
> Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
> Christian Thomsen, Dept. of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark
> A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
> Riccardo Torlone, Università Roma Tre, Italy
> Mario Verdicchio, University of Bergamo, Italy
> Kim Viljanen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
> Albert Weichselbraun, Vienna University of 
> Economics and Business Administration, Austria
> Werner Winiwarter, University of Vienna, Austria
> Marek Wisniewski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
> Wolfram Wöß, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
> 
> 
> 
> 


-- 
David Booth, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic (contractor)

Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily
reflect those of Cleveland Clinic.
Received on Friday, 19 February 2010 19:13:40 GMT

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