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CfP: ESWC06 Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web

From: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 14:50:29 +0100
Message-ID: <43DE19A5.1070307@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
To: sfsw@semanticscripting.org

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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2nd Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web
http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2006/

co-located with
3nd European Semantic Web Conference
June 11, 2006, Budva, Montenegro

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Scripting languages such as Python, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, Ruby, ASP, 
JSP and ActionScript are playing a central role in current development 
towards flexible, lightweight web applications following the AJAX and 
REST design paradigms. These languages are the tools of a generation of 
web programmers who use them to quickly create server and client-side 
web applications. Scripting languages are lightweight and easy to learn, 
but on the other hand mature enough to be used within complex 
applications. Many deployed Semantic Web applications from the wiki, 
blog, FOAF and RSS communities, as well as many innovative mashups from 
the Web 2.0 and Open Data movements are using scripting languages and it 
is likely that the process of RDF-izing existing database-backed 
websites, wikis, blogs and content management systems will largely rely 
on scripting languages.

The workshop aims to bring together developers of the RDF base 
infrastructure for scripting languages with practitioners building 
applications using these languages. Last year's workshop in 
Hersonissos/Crete focused on giving an overview about the support for 
Semantic Web technologies within scripting languages. The special focus 
of this year's workshop is to showcase innovative Semantic Web 
applications relying on script languages and to give an overview about 
currently emerging Web 2.0 mashups and their interrelations with the 
Semantic Web.
The workshop includes a scripting challenge which will award an Apple 
iPod Nano (or alternatively € 200 cash) as a price to the most 
innovative scripting application. The price is kindly sponsored by 
@semantics.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Infrastructure
* Semantic Web frameworks and APIs for scripting languages
* RDF parsers and serializers for scripting languages
* RDF repositories and query languages implemented using scripting 
languages
* Semantic Web Service frameworks for scripting languages
* Reasoning engines implemented using scripting languages
* Semantic Web publishing and data syndication frameworks

Applications
* Semantic Web applications using scripting languages
* Wikis, weblogs, data syndication and content management applications 
using RDF
* Approaches to RDF-izing existing applications
* RDF/OWL editors and authoring environments
* Semantic Web Mining and Social Network Analysis
* Scripting applications using FOAF, RSS, ATOM, DOAP, LOM, Dublin Core
* Tools and methodologies for the semantic annotation of Web data

Conceptual
* Rapid development techniques for the Semantic Web
* Employment of scripting language characteristics for Semantic Web 
development
* Scalability and benchmarks of Semantic Web scripting applications

Scripting Challenge
* The workshop includes a scripting challenge which will award a price 
to the most innovative small scripting application or mashup. The 
application must be implemented using a scripting language and Semantic 
Web technologies. It should access, visualize or combine information 
from different sources in new unforeseen ways. Authors of Scripting 
Challenge submissions are not required to attend the workshop 
personally. Please refer to Sören Auer for further information about the 
Scripting Challenge.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: March 30, 2006
Notication of acceptance: April 28, 2006
Camera-ready paper submission: May 10, 2006
Workshop date: June 11 or 12, 2006

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

* Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
* Libby Miller, @Semantics, Italy
* Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig, Germany

SUBMISSIONS

We seek three kinds of submissions:
* Full papers - should not exceed ten pages in length.
* Short papers - are expected up to 5 pages.
* Scripting Challenge Submissions - 2 page description of the 
application, ideally accompanied with the source code and a link to an 
online demo.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

* Danny Ayers, Independent Author, Italy
* Dave Beckett, Yahoo!, USA
* Matt Biddulph, Independent developer, UK
* Dan Brickley, Semantic Web Vapourware, UK
* Stefan Decker, DERI, Ireland
* Edd Dumbill, O'Reilly, United Kingdom
* Leigh Dodds, Ingenta, United Kingdom
* Klaus-Peter Fähnrich, Universität Leipzig, Germany
* Axel Hecht, Mozilla Europe, Germany
* Morten Frederiksen, MFD Consult, Denmark
* Chris Goad, Map Bureau, United States
* Gunnar AA. Grimnes, DFKI, Germany
* Frank Fuchs-Kittowski, Frauenhofer Gesellschaft - ISST, Germany
* Daniel Krech, University of Maryland, United States
* Jim Ley, Independent Developer, United Kingdom
* Lutz Maicher, Universität Leipzig, Germany
* Benjamin Nowack, appmosphere web applications, Germany
* Uche Ogbuji, Fourthought, United States
* Sean Palmer, Independent Developer, United Kingdom
* Alberto Reggiori, @Semantics, Italy
* Guus Schreiber, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
* Robert Tolksdorf, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
* Giovanni Tummarello, Universita' Politenica delle Marche, Italy

FURTHER INFORMATION

Updated information about the workshop is found on the workshop website
http://www.semanticscripting.org/SFSW2006/
For further information, please send email to sfsw@semanticscripting.org
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