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CFP: VLDB Workshop on Semantic Web and Databases

From: Vipul Kashyap <vipul_kashyap@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 15:55:15 -0700 (PDT)
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                  *******CALL FOR PAPERS*******
               
NEW: SELECTED PAPERS FROM WORKSHOP WILL FIGURE IN 
     SPECIAL ISSUE OF DISTRIBUTED AND PARALLEL 
     DATABASES JOURNAL (DAPD)

FIFTEEN DAYS TO GO FOR PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE

                Extended Deadline: June 25, 2003

                           Workshop on
                    Semantic Web and Databases
                     colocated with VLDB 2003
                         Berlin, Germany
                      September 7-8, 2003
          Workshop URL: http://swdb.semanticweb.org

Topics and Content
-----------------------------------
The Semantic Web is a key initiative being promoted by
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as the next
generation of the current web. Machine understandable
metadata is emerging as a new foundation for component
based approaches to application development. Within
the context of reusable distributed components, Web 
services represent the latest architectural
advancement. Such concepts can be synthesized
providing powerful new  mechanisms for quickly
modeling, creating and deploying complex applications 

that readily adapt to real world need.

The objective of this workshop is to present database 

and information system research as they relate to the 
Semantic Web and more broadly, to gain insight into
the Semantic Web technology as it relates to databases
and information systems.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

INFRASTRUCTURE
component models (e.g., J2EE, .NET); distributed
object-based architectures; scalability, extensibility
and robustness of applications; algebras for modeling 
and ontology management; creation, maintenance and 
versioning of annotations, metadata and mappings;
tools (including visual tools) for creating
components(e.g., ontologies, mappings, views, etc.);
workflow
systems, web services and quality of service
contracts; support for negotiation and trust;
security; Peer-to-Peer systems.

SEMANTICS
conceptual clustering and statistical approaches;
social networks and consensus analysis approaches;
information analysis  accuracy (e.g., precision,
recall, false positives); ontologies, conceptual
models, taxonomies; semantic interoperability and 
integration; semantic composition of web services; 
view definition and transformations (e.g.,
global/local
as view); query algebras for combined data and
metadata queries; semantics-based query relaxation
techniques, loss of information; logic based
(centralized and distributed) inferences; intensional
query answering; emergent semantics.

APPLICATIONS
Semantic Web applications(prototypes, pilots,
deployed) based on XML, RDF, and various variants; web

services based applications (prototypes, pilots,
deployed) based on WSDL, SOAP, UDDI, ebXML and other
related standards; natural language processing;  
Semantics-based  integration  of  data/applications
within enterprises; geographical information systems;
bio-informatics; business aspects for Semantic Web
applications (e.g., return of investment, sustainable 
business models).

Joint Sessions
-----------------------------------
We are aiming at organizing a joint session with the
International Workshop On Databases, Information
Systems and Peer-to-Peer Computing     
(http://www.intelligence.tuc.gr/dbisp2p/)about
"Semantics in P2P Systems".

Submission and Important Dates
-----------------------------------
We invite the submission of short (up to six pages)
and long papers (up to twenty pages) on:

* research, focusing on foundational or technological
 aspects
* experience, describing industrial aspects
* position, discussing a wide variety of issues

The submitted papers should be formatted as close as 
possible to the rules of Springer LNCS (see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html, section
"Proceedings   and  Other  Multi-author  Volumes" for 
formatting instructions).

Please submit documents as HTML, PDF, or Word to
Isabel Cruz (ifc@cs.uic.edu) and Stefan Decker
(stefan@isi.edu).

Revised Submission Deadline: June 25, 2003.
Notification of Acceptance: August 11, 2003.
Camera Ready Papers Due: August 18, 2003.
Workshop:  September 7-8, 2003.

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

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

Proceedings and Publicity Chair
Stefan Decker
USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
stefan@isi.edu

Organization Chair
Rainer Eckstein
Humboldt University, Germany
Rainer. Eckstein@informatik.hu-berlin.de

Program Committee
-----------------------------------
*Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
*Sibel Adali, Rensselaer Polytechnic I., USA
*Paolo Atzeni, U. Rome Tre, Italy
*Olivier Bodenreider, NLM, NIH, USA
*Alex Borgida, Rutgers U., USA
*Stéphane Bressan, National U. of Singapore
*Christoph Bussler, Oracle, USA
*Isabel Cruz, U. of Illinois at Chicago, USA
*Umesh Dayal, HP Labs, USA
*Stefan Decker, USC-ISI, USA
*Max Egenhofer, U. Maine, USA
*Rainer Eckstein, Humboldt U., Germany
*Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
*Mary Fernandez, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
*Susan Gauch, U. Kansas, USA
*Carole Goble, U. Manchester, UK
*Rick Hull, Lucent Technology, USA
*Vipul Kashyap, NLM-NIH, USA
*Maurizio Lenzerini, U. Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
*Ling Liu, Georgia Tech, USA
*Robert Meersman, Vrije U., Belgium
*John Mylopoulos, U. Toronto, Canada
*Aris Ouksel, U. Illinois at Chicago, USA
*Dimitris Plexousakis, U. Crete, Greece
*Steve Ray, NIST, USA
*Amit Sheth, U. Georgia and Semagix, USA
*Surya Sripada, Boeing, USA
*Munindar Singh, N. Carolina U., USA
*V.S. Subrahmanian, U. Maryland, USA
*Rudi Studer, U. Karlsruhe, Germany
*Ram Sriram, NIST, USA
*Clement Yu, U. Illinois at Chicago, USA


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