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Call for Papers: 4th Workshop on Semantic Wikis (SemWiki2009)

From: Sebastian Schaffert <sebastian.schaffert@salzburgresearch.at>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 12:48:55 +0100
Message-ID: <49561627.9060507@salzburgresearch.at>
To: chair@semwiki.org


                       ***Call for Papers***
 
                 Fourth Workshop on Semantic Wikis
                The Semantic Wiki Web [SemWiki2009]
            co-located with ESWC 2009, Heraklion, Crete
                           1st June 2009
                     http://www.semwiki.org/


Supported by the EU Project KiWi - Knowledge in a Wiki
(http://www.kiwi-project.eu)
 

Goals and Motivation
====================

Wikis are a major success of Web 2.0. They are used for a large number of
purposes, such as encyclopedias, project documentation, and
coordination, both
in open communities and in enterprises. Wikis have demonstrated how it is
possible to transform a community of strangers into a community of
collaborators. By integrating Semantic Web technologies, semantic wikis one
the one hand allow this new community of contributors to produce formalized
knowledge readable by machines and on the other hand support the users
in ways
ordinary wikis are not capable of, e.g. by personalisation, integration
with
other services, and reasoning. Authoring and usage of informal and formal
data take place in the same system, leading to instant gratification. Some
systems simply tag existing wiki content, others are full-fledged ontology
editors, but the majority covers the large scale between informal and fully
formalized content, guiding users from informal knowledge contained in
texts
to more formal structures.
 
Semantic wikis are a very promising way to establish a partnership between
human and automated collaborators, creating communities for collaborative
knowledge building and sharing. Some important steps have already been
achieved with systems that are already adopted outside of the original
Semantic
Web community. Semantic wikis are thus even now a major success story of
the
Semantic Web and a reference that combines the advantage of Web 2.0 and the
Web of data and have the potential to significantly contribute to the
adoption
of semantic technologies throughout the Web.
 
The goal of this workshop is to study how interactions within a semantic
wiki
between humans and between humans and machines can help both parties to
collaboratively produce and share knowledge that is usable for human and
computers. As semantic wikis contain many of the core Semantic Web
challenges
in an integrated fashion, we are also concerned about contributing results
obtained in semantic wiki "petri dishes" to the overall Semantic Web effort.


Workshop Audience and Topics
============================

We want to bring together researchers and practitioners active in the
development and application of traditional and semantic wiki systems, as
well
as researchers interested in knowledge acquisition in general and in
computer
supported cooperative work. This includes researchers working on semantic
portals, personal and enterprise knowledge management systems and ontology
authoring. We address researchers working on (but not limited to):

* Applications of semantic wikis in
   - e-science and e-learning
   - software and knowledge engineering
   - enterprise workflows and knowledge management
   - personal knowledge management
   - ... and other fields
* Integration and reuse of semantic wikis or (semantic) wiki content:
   - integrations with other semantic applications; mashups
   - wikis and Linked Open Data; scaling wikis to the web
   - giving semantics to non-semantic wikis (e.g. Wikipedia)
   - reusing semantics gained from wikis (e.g. DBpedia)
* Human and social factors of semantic wikis
   - usability studies, empirical studies, analyses of semantic wiki
     contributors and their contributions
   - overcoming entrance barriers, giving incentives for contributing
   - connecting knowledge and social interaction
   - community building
 * Knowledge representation and reasoning in semantic wikis
   - combining formal and informal knowledge, transforming informal to
formal
     knowledge, making formal knowledge accessible
   - coping with inconsistencies
   - change management, truth maintenance, versioning, and undoing semantic
     changes
   - utilizing emerging knowledge models
   - semantic wikis for rapid prototyping of schema-driven applications
   - collaborative ontology engineering with wikis
* Technologies for semantic wikis
   - privacy: permissions, trust, licensing, access control
   - browsing, navigating, visualizing semantically enhanced linked data
   - distributed semantic wikis: offline/distributed/real-time/multi-
     synchronous editing
   - innovative plugins and extensions for existing systems
     (e.g. Semantic MediaWiki)


Organisation Committee
======================
* Christoph Lange, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  ch.lange@jacobs-university.de
* Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research, Austria
  sebastian.schaffert@salzburgresearch.at
* Hala Skaf-Molli, INRIA-Nancy University, France
  skaf@loria.fr
* Max Völkel, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  voelkel@fzi.de

Programme Committee
===================
 
* David Aumüller, Universität Leipzig (DE)
* Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig (DE)
* Joachim Baumeister, Universität Würzburg (DE)
* Björn Decker, IESE (DE)
* Sebastian Dietzold, Universität Leipzig (DE)
* Ludger van Elst, DFKI (DE) - pending
* Michael Erdmann, Ontoprise (DE)
* Herman Geuvers, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen (NL)
* Tudor Groza, DERI (IE)
* Fabian Gandon, INRIA - Edelweiss (FR)
* Siegfried Handschuh, DERI (IE)
* Martin Hepp, UniBW München (DE)
* Malte Kiesel, DFKI (DE)
* Michael Kohlhase, Jacobs University Bremen (DE)
* Tobias Kuhn, Universität Zürich (CH)
* Pascal Molli, Nancy Univerity, INRIA (FR)
* Christine Müller, Jacobs University Bremen (DE)
* Claudia Müller, Universität Stuttgart (DE)
* Amedeo Napoli, CNRS, LORIA (FR)
* Viktoria Pammer, Know-Center Graz (AT)
* Jochen Reutelshöfer, Universität Würzburg (DE)
* Jean Rohmer, Thales (FR)
* Matthias Samwald, Semantic Web Company (AT)
* Daniel Schwabe, University of Rio de Janeiro (BR)
* Elena Simperl, STI Innsbruck (AT)
* Harold Solbrig, Mayo Clinic (US)
* Steffen Staab, Universität Koblenz-Landau (DE)
* Jakob Vo√ü, GBV Göttingen (DE)
* Friedel Völker, City Wiki Pforzheim-Enz (DE)
* Peter Yim, CIM Engineering Inc. (US)
* Alicia Diaz,LIFIA, Fac Informatica, UNLP (ARG)
Further invitations are planned.

Submission and Proceedings
==========================

We invite the following different kinds of contributions:
* full research or application papers (15 pages) describing recent research
  outcomes, mature work, prototypes, applications, or methodologies;
authors of
  accepted full papers will be able to present their work in a 20 minute
talk
  at the workshop
* short position papers (5-10 pages) describing early work and new ideas
that are
  not yet fully worked out; authors of short papers will be able to present
  their work in a 5-10 minute lightning talk at the workshop
* demo outlines (5 pages) describing the demonstration of a software
prototype
  in the poster and demo session during the workshop
* poster descriptions (2 pages) outlining a poster to be presented in the
  poster and demo session during the workshop

Independently of the type of submission, all papers should be formatted
according to the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format.
For complete details on this issue see Springer's Author Instructions at
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0. Papers will be
submitted using the EasyChair system. Access to EasyChair will be given in
time on the workshop homepage (http://www.semwiki.org).

In addition to ordinary submissions, all attendees of the workshop are
encouraged to informally present their work in an open space session during
the workshop if they are not (yet) able to submit a description of their
work or to also discuss more recent work that has been done after the
submission deadline of the workshop.


Important Dates
===============

Paper Submission:      22nd February 2009
Author Notification:   4th April 2009
Workshop:              1st June 2009

In case of questions, feel free to contact any of the organisers
at chair@semwiki.org



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Sebastian

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