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Preliminary CfP: Applications of Semantic Technologies AST2006

From: Pascal Hitzler <hitzler@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 22:46:16 +0100
Message-ID: <441B2E28.6040606@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: Pascal Hitzler <hitzler@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Preliminary Call for Papers
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AST 2006 - Applications of Semantic Technologies

1st International AST Workshop located at the Informatik 2006
5-6 October, 2006 (Workshop days), Dresden, Germany

http://km.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/ws/ast2006

Organized by Pascal Hitzler and York Sure, AIFB, University of 
Karlsruhe, Germay


Objectives
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Semantic Web is a major international research effort with the goal to 
make web content available for intelligent knowledge processing. It 
draws on standard and novel techniques from various disciplines within 
Computer Science, including Knowledge Management, Artificial 
Intelligence, Databases, Internet Technology, Software Agents, 
eCommerce, etc. The methods and tools developed and integrated for this 
purpose – often called Semantic Technologies – are generic and have a 
very large application potential outside the domain of the Semantic Web.

Such applications are currently being investigated in various 
disciplines within Computer Science, including Ambient Intelligence, 
Software Engineering, Cognitive Systems, Corporate Intranets, Knowledge 
Management, Bioinformatics, etc. We believe that Semantic Technologies 
provide methods and tools which will persist in these and other 
application areas for the foreseeable future.


Program
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To ensure a creative atmosphere during the workshop, the participants 
will be selected based on their submitted papers, posing important 
issues to be presented and discussed at the workshop. The workshop will 
consist of short presentations followed by discussions about the goals 
of the workshop: Applications of Semantic Web Technologies and outlining 
a plan for future research. In order to obtain an intensive exchange of 
ideas between the participants, there will be extensive time for discussion.

A final panel will discuss the research agenda for the coming years, 
based on the presentations and results from the demos, evaluations and 
discussions.


Topics of Interest
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This workshop shall bring together researchers and practitioners who 
work on applications of Semantic Technologies. It shall further the 
cross-fertilization between application areas and aid the technology 
transfer from foundational research into practice. The workshop shall 
cover diverse application areas of Semantic Technologies, including, but 
not limited to, the following.

     * Ambient Intelligence
     * Cognitive Systems
     * Data Integration
     * Multimedia Data Management
     * Software Engineering
     * Cognitive Systems
     * Machine Learning
     * eScience
     * Information Extraction
     * Grid Computing
     * Peer-to-Peer Systems
     * eCommerce
     * eGovernment
     * Bioinformatics


Program Committee
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     * Jürgen Angele, ontoprise GmbH Karlsruhe, Germany
     * Elmar Dorner, SAP Research Karlsruhe, Germany
     * Carole Goble, University of Manchester, Germany
     * Gerhard Goos, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
     * Wolfgang Hesse, University of Marburg, Germany
     * Knut Hinkelmann, UAS Solothurn, Schweiz
     * Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany
     * Harald Kosch, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
     * Thorsten Liebig, University of Ulm, Germany
     * Jin Liu, T-Systems Berlin, Germany
     * Rainer Malaka, EML Heidelberg, Germany
     * Luc Moreau, University of Southampton, UK
     * Ulrich Reimer, UAS St. Gallen, Switzerland
     * Alexander Reinefeld, ZIB Berlin, Germany
     * Stefan Schlobach, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Germany
     * Michael Sintek, DFKI Kaiserslautern, Germany
     * Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
     * Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
     * Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany
     * Walter Waterfeld, Software AG, Germany
     * Uwe Thaden, L3S Hannover, Germany
     * Christoph Weinhardt, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
     * Guo-Qiang Zhang, CWRU Cleveland, USA


Submission and Proceedings
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     * to be announced at http://km.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/ws/ast2006


Important Dates (may still be preliminary)
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     * Deadline for paper submissions: May 12th, 2006
     * Notification of acceptance: June 9th, 2006
     * Camera-ready versions: June 30th, 2006
     * Workshop: 5th or 6th of October


This event is supported by
     * KnowledgeWeb http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/
     * SEKT http://www.sekt-project.com/
     * SmartWeb http://www.smartweb-project.de/

Please address all questions to the workshop organizers under 
hitzler@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de or sure@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
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