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CFP: 2nd International Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web, collocated with ISWC 2011

From: Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:53:33 +0200
Message-ID: <4E243ADD.9060204@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>
To: "semantic-web@w3.org\"" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Second Call for Papers

2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web,

collocated with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference 
(ISWC2011) in Bonn, Germany.

http://msw2.deri.ie

Given the substantial growth of Web users that create and update 
knowledge all over the world in languages other than English, 
multilingualism has become an issue of major interest for the Semantic 
Web community. This process has been accelerated due to initiatives such 
as the Linked Data project, which encourages not only governments and 
public institutes to make their data available to the public, but also 
private organizations in domains such as medicine, geography, music etc. 
These actors often publish their data sources in their respective 
languages, and as such, in order to make this information interoperable 
and accessible to members of other linguistic communities, multilingual 
knowledge representation, access and translation are an impending need.

Given the success of the first edition of this workshop, which was 
co-located with the 19th International World Wide Web Conference 
(WWW2010), we were encouraged to organize the second version of this 
series. In this second edition we will have a special focus on:

- representation of multilingual information and language resources in 
Semantic Web and Linked Data formats
- cross-lingual discovery and representation of mappings between 
multilingual Linked Data vocabularies and datasets
- cross-lingual querying of knowledge repositories and Linked Data
- machine translation and localization strategies for the Semantic Web

Further topics of interest include:

- standards and best practices for representing multilingual data on the Web
- transformation of (multilingual) resources to Semantic Web and Linked 
Data representations
- architectures and infrastructure for a truly multilingual Semantic Web
- models for multilingualism in knowledge representation, in particular 
OWL and RDF(S)
- localization of ontologies to multiple languages, incl. label 
translation, multilingual terms
- lexicon models for ontologies
- automatic integration of (multilingual) lexicons with ontologies
- multilingual and cross-lingual ontology-based information extraction 
and ontology population
- multilingual aspects of semantic search of knowledge repositories
- multilingual aspects of ontology verbalization
- ontology learning across languages

*** Important Dates ***

August 15th - submission deadline
September 5th - notification
September 10th - camera-ready deadline
October 23th or 24th - workshop

Submission will be through the Easy Chair system: 
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=msw2.
We will accept long papers of at most 12 pages (LNCS), short papers 
describing preliminary results (max. 6 pages) as
well as position papers describing work on progress or planned work 
(max. 6 pages).

*** Organizing Committee ***

Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, OEG - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Web: http://www.oeg-upm.net/index.php/en/phd/52-emontiel

John McCrae, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC – University of Bielefeld
Web: http://www.sc.cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de/people/jmccrae

Paul Buitelaar, DERI - National University of Ireland, Galway
Web: http://www.paulbuitelaar.net/

Philipp Cimiano, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC – University of Bielefeld
Web: http://www.cimiano.de


*** Program Committee ***

Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Dimitra Anastasiou, Language & Literary Studies, University of Bremen, 
Germany
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT, Knowledge Engineering, Cognition and 
Cooperation, France
Roberto Basili, Universita Tor Vergata, Rome - Artificial Intelligence 
group, Italy
Kalina Boncheva - Natural Language Processing Group, University of 
Sheffield, UK
Francis Bond, NICT - Language Infrastructure Group, Japan
Christopher Brewster, Aston University - Operations and Information 
Management Group, UK
Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR - Computational Linguistics Institute, Italy
Jeremy Carroll, TopQuadrant, USA
Key-Sun Choi, KAIST - Semantic Web Research Center, South-Korea
Thierry Declerck, DFKI - Language Technology Lab, Germany
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR - Semantic Technology Laboratory, Italy
Asuncion Gómez Pérez, OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead, France
Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Michael Hausenblas, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Laura Hollink, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit - Knowledge Representation and 
Reasoning Group, the Netherlands
Ernesto William De Luca, Universitaet Magdeburg - Data and Knowledge 
Engineering Group, Germany
Vanessa López, KMI, Open University, UK
Gerard de Melo, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Sergei Nirenburg, University of Maryland - Institute for Language and 
Information Technologies, USA
Alessandro Oltramari, Carnegie Mellon University - Department of 
Psychology, Pittsburgh, USA
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI - Semantic Media Interfaces & VU - 
Intelligent Systems, the Netherlands
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield - Natural Language Processing group, UK
Laurette Pretorius, University of South Africa - School of Computing, 
South-Africa
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University – CS Dept., Lab for Linguistics 
and Computation, USA
Felix Sasaki, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
Marta Sabou, Department of New Media Technology – MODUL University, Vienna
Martin Volk, Universitaet Zürich - Institute of Computational 
Linguistics, Switzerland
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit - Dept. of Language, Cognition and 
Communication, the Netherlands
Yong Yu, Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong 
University, China

The workshop is endorsed and sponsored by the Monnet project 
(http://www.monnet-project.eu)

-- 
Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
Semantic Computing Group
Excellence Cluster - Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
University of Bielefeld

Phone: +49 521 106 12249
Fax: +49 521 106 12412
Mail: cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de

Room H-127
Morgenbreede 39
33615 Bielefeld
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