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Second Call for Papers : 2nd Workshop on Semantic Web and Databases

From: Irini Fundulaki <fundulaki@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 21:34:41 -0400
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To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org


                 ******* SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS *******
           

                           Workshop on
                    Semantic Web and Databases
                     collocated with VLDB 2004
                         Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                      August 29-30, 2004
           Workshop URL: http://swdb.semanticweb.org


Scope and Topics
----------------
The Semantic Web (SW) is a key initiative being promoted by the World Wide
Web Consortium (W3C) as the next generation of the current web. The
objective of this workshop is to discuss database and information
system applications that promote semantics and to gain insight into the
evolution of semantic web technology, such as machine-understandable 
metadata and Web services. We welcome submissions related to topics 
that include:
INFRASTRUCTURE:
- Component Models for SW Applications (e.g., J2EE, .NET)
- Distributed object-based or agent-based architectures for the SW.
- Scalability, extensibility and robustness of SW applications
- Models and ontologies: algebras, management, lifecycle
- Creation, maintenance and versioning of annotations, metadata and mappings
- Tools (including visual tools) for creating SW components  (e.g., ontologies, mappings, annotations, etc.)
- Workflow systems, Web services and Quality of Service contracts
- Support for negotiation and trust
- Security for the Semantic Web
SEMANTICS:
- Conceptual clustering and statistical approaches
- Social networks and consensus analysis approaches
- Information analysis accuracy of SW applications (e.g., precision, recall, false positives, etc.)
- Ontologies, Conceptual Models, Taxonomies
- Semantic Composition of Web Services
- Views, mappings, transformations, query reformulation
- Languages and processing for combined data and metadata queries
- Semantics-based query relaxation techniques, Loss of Information
- Logic based (centralized and distributed) inferences 
- Intensional query answering
APPLICATIONS (prototypes, pilots, deployed)
- SW applications  based on RDF, XML, etc. 
- Web service based applications (using WSDL, SOAP, UDDI, ebXML etc.)
- Semantics-based enterprise application and data integration
- SW and Geographical Information Systems
- SW and Bioinformatics
- Return on Investment for SW applications 
- Sustainable business models for SW applications 

...and other aspects of realizing the vision of the Semantic Web!

Submissions
-----------
Submit short (up to six pages) and long papers (up to twenty pages) on:
- research, focusing on foundational or technological aspects and
- experience, describing industrial aspects
in PDF or Word at http://www.softconf.com/start/SWDB2004/submit.html.

The submitted papers must be formatted to the rules of Springer-Verlag
series Lecture Notes of Computer Science (see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html, section "Proceedings
and Other Multi-author Volumes" for formatting instructions). 


Proceedings
-----------
The proceedings of the workshop will be made available in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science of Springer-Verlag (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html) in printed as well as electronic form.


Important Dates
---------------
Electronic submission deadline:  	June 7, 2004
Email notification of acceptance: 	July 30, 2004
Camera ready papers due: 		August 11, 2004
Workshop: 			        August 29 and 30, 2004


Program Committee Chairs
------------------------
Chris Bussler
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
chris.bussler@deri.ie

Val Tannen
University of Pennsylvania, USA
val@cis.upenn.edu

Proceedings and Publicity Chair
-------------------------------
Irini Fundulaki
Bell Labs, USA
fundulaki@research.bell-labs.com



Steering Committee
------------------
Isabel Cruz
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
ifc@cs.uic.edu

Vipul Kashyap
National Library of Medicine, USA
kashyap@nlm.nih.gov

Stefan Decker
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
stefan.decker@deri.ie


Program Committee
-----------------

Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Sibel Adali, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Bernd Amann, CNAM and INRIA, France
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sonia Bergamaschi, UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia , Italy
Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, USA
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Fabio Casati, HP Laboratories, USA
Vassilis Christophides, ICS-FORTH and University of Crete, Greece
Isabel Cruz, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA	
Umeshwar Dayal, HP Laboratories, USA
Tim Finin, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Irini Fundulaki, Bell Labs, USA
Zack Ives, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Vipul Kashyap, National Library of Medicine, USA
Christoph Koch, Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria 
Harumi Kuno, HP Laboratories, USA
Maurizio Lenzerini, UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza" , Italy
Ling Liu, Georgia Tech, USA
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA
Alex Poulovassilis, Birkbeck College, UK
William Regli, Drexel University, USA
Jerome Simeon,  IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Rudi Studer, Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany
Kevin Wilkinson, HP Laboratories, USA
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