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Another Sem Web Workshop Announcement

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 15:46:03 -0400
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Nara, Japan

MARCH 12th 2003
(Joint-poster session to be held on 11th March)

To be held in conjunction with the Semantic web and Data mining 
Symposium hosted by the
Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka 
University March 10th - 11th.


The Semantic Web is the key technology that will provide a foundation 
of future communication of information on the World Wide Web. The 
Semantic Web aims to develop standards, software and policies that 
will allow computers to share and understand data on the Web and 
thereby facilitate human access to useful information. As an 
indication of the significance of this new technology, funding 
agencies in the USA and EU have provided significant support to major 
projects as well as promotion of international cooperative efforts.

The SWFAT workshop in Japan will focus on two major issues related to 
Semantic Web. The first is the need to coordinate academic activities 
such as ontology theory with future business applications.  The 
second is the crucial need to raise awareness of Semantic Web 
technology and key research issues in the Asia and Pacific region. As 
such we hope to bring together leading players in academia and 
industry from the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to share 
experience and begin to develop a common vision for the future.

The Workshop will be held on March 12th, immediately after the 
Semantic web and Data mining Symposium hosted by the Institute of 
Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University  on March 
10th to 11th, providing three days of high-quality presentations, 
invited talks and discussions.


The workshop will include contributed papers, system presentations 
(oral and poster type) and a panel discussion.  We solicit papers 
relevant to the workshop topics in two categories:

1. Technical papers

Papers should not exceed 6000 words and should describe original 
research (practical or theoretical) that contributes to the 
realization of the Semantic Web.

2. Short position papers

Papers should not exceed 2000 words and should describe an 
implemented tool or service or a report on sufficiently advanced 
research that contributes to the realization of the Semantic Web. 
There will be a limited number of slots available in the program for 
these papers to be given as oral presentations.  In the submission 
email please indicate whether you wish to present your paper in 
poster, oral, or either format.  Note that there is no difference in 
status between either poster or oral presentations - it is only that 
the format may be more appropriate. The poster session will be held 
jointly with the Symposium at Osaka University on the 11th March.

Both category (1) and (2) submissions must be original and not 
submitted concurrently for consideration in another publication or 
journal or to another conference or workshop.  In the case of dispute 
the decision of the program chair will be final.


Submissions in English should be made by email attachment in PDF or 
postscript format and sent to the workshop contact - Nigel Collier 
(collier@nii.ac.jp <mailto:collier@nii.ac.jp>) with a subject heading 
gSWFAT submissionh. Only if email submission is impossible should 
you send 3 hard copies to the following address:

Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, 
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430, Japan


+December 15th 2002 Deadline for technical and short paper submission
+January 15th 2003 Notification of acceptance
+February 2nd 2003 Deadline for final camera ready copies
+March 12th Semantic Web Foundations and Application Technology Workshop

National Institute of Informatics
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University
JSAI SIG gSemantic Web and Ontologyh

Digital Contents Research Group A02 of Japanese MEXT Grant-in-Aid of 
Scientific Research on Priority Area "Informatics Studies for the 
Foundation of IT Evolution


Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Nigel Collier, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, Japan


Jun Adachi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Jun-ichi Akahani, NTT, Japan
Dieter Fensel, Universitat Innsbruck, Austria
Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
Tatsuya Hagino, W3C/Keio University, Japan
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Koiti Hasida, AIST, Japan
Jim Hendler, University of Maryland, USA
Mitsuru Ikeda, Osaka University, Japan
Toru Ishida, Kyoto University, Japan
Noriaki Izumi, AIST, Japan
Yasuhiko Kitamura, Osaka City University, Japan
Koichi Takeuchi, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ryusuke Masuoka, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc., USA
Norihiro Ogata, Osaka University, Japan
Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Hiroshi Tsuda, Fujitsu Laboratory, Japan
Takahira Yamaguchi, Shizuoka University, Japan
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
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