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ECML/PKDD-Workshop "Semantic Web Mining" CFP

From: Gerd Stumme <stumme@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 16:04:42 +0200
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To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
   2nd Workshop on



   in conjunction with ECML/PKDD '02
   13th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML'02)
   6th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge
Discovery in Databases (PKDD'02)

   19-23 August 2002, Helsinki, Finland

--- 1st Call for Papers ---

The Semantic Web Mining workshop is a follow-up to last year's
at ECML/PKDD, the first workshop on that topic at a large
conference. Our intention to bring together researchers and
practitioners from the two fast-developing research areas Semantic Web

and Web Mining has resulted in a very successful workshop. The goal of

this year's workshop is to continue and extend this sucessful start.

In the workshop, we want to discuss the use of XML, RDF, ontologies,
and logics for the three web mining areas; and the support of web
mining techniques for building (XML and RDF) schemes and ontologies.
Recent advances in Web site design that pay increasing attention to
need for a clear semantic structure underlying the information
architecture of a site, have prepared the ground for both broader and
deeper applications of semantic mining technologies. Similarly, new
developments in mining such as the increasing analysis of usage
information for personalising Web sites, pose new challenges for
semantic encodings of Web resources.

There are quite a number of people from different communities that
approach the field of Semantic Web Mining from different, interesting
angles. The goal of the workshop is to establish and enhance
communiction between these communities.

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission:  24 May 2002
Notification of acceptance:        14 June 2002
Deadline for final contributions:     1 July 2002

Submission Information

Authors will be asked to place their contributions in relation to the
following, overarching, stages of the Semantic Web Mining process.
will help to structure the workshop and intensify discussion and
exchange between the different approaches:

- Mining for Building the Semantic Web
- Exploiting Semantics for Web Mining
- Mining the Semantic Web
- Closing the Loop: How do the three previous topics interact?

Subtopics include, but are not limited to:

- Web Usage, Content, and Structure Mining for Discovering Semantics
- Concept Taxonomies (e. g. product hierarchies) and Web Mining
- Using the Syntactic Layer (XML) for Semantic Web Mining
- Using the Vocabulary Layer (e. g. RDF-Schema) for Semantic Web
- Using the Logical Layer (e. g. Description Logics/OIL) for Semantic
Web Mining
- User Profiling, Segmentation and Interpretation with Background
- Using Background Knowledge for Web Mining
- Metadata-based Text Mining
- Text Mining for Creating Metadata
- Learning Taxonomies and Ontologies from the Web
- Metadata Harvesting
- Information Extraction with Machine Learning
- Applications of Semantic Web Mining

We also encourage submissions which relate research results from other

areas (e.g., relational data mining, information retrieval, knowledge
representation) to the workshop topics.

We invite contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in topics
related to the purpose of the workshop. Persons interested in
participating should submit either a technical paper (less than 6000
words) or a position paper (less than 1500 words) addressing new
research issues. In addition, we solicit proposals for panel
discussions. Submit before May 24, 2002 in electronic form (strongly
preferred!) in postscript or pdf to: hotho@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de.
Although not required for the initial submission, we recommend to use
the Springer's LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) , as this will be the
required format for accepted papers.

Alternatively, printed copies can be sent to:
Andreas Hotho
Institute AIFB University of Karlsruhe
76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

People who want to attend the workshop have to be registered to the
main conference ECML/PKDD-2002. Workshop proceedings will be
distributed among registered participants at the workshop. The
conference will probably provide a joint paper style for the
proceedings. In addition, there will be a joint Web-publication of all

the workshop proceedings after the conference. Hence, electronic
submissions to the workshops are strongly encouraged.

Organizing Committee

Bettina Berendt
Abteilung Pädagogik und Informatik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7
D-10117 Berlin
email: berendt@educat.hu-berlin.de

Andreas Hotho
AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
email: hotho@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Gerd Stumme
AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
email: stumme@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Program Committee

Soumen Chakrabarti (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
Rosine Cicchetti (Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille)
Stefan Decker (Stanford University, Palo Alto)
Ronen Feldman (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan)
Stefan Haustein (Universität Dortmund)
Klaus-Peter Huber (SAS, Heidelberg) (requested)
Jörg-Uwe Kietz (Swiss Life, Zürich)
Nada Lavrac (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana)
Alexander Mädche (FZI Research Center at the University of Karlsruhe)
Tom Mitchell (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh) (requested)
Bamshad Mobasher (DePaul University, Chicago)
Claire Nedellec (Université Paris Sud)
John R. Punin (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.)
Myra Spiliopoulou (Handelshochschule Leipzig)
Rudi Studer (Universität Karlsruhe)
Stefan Wrobel (Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg)

Gerd Stumme, Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale
Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB), Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
++49-721-608-4754; http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/gst
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