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Special Issue on "Semantics of People and Culture" - IJ on Semantic Web and Information Systems

From: Miltiadis Lytras <mdl@eltrun.gr>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 10:57:12 +0200
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To: "Miltiadis Lytras" <mdl@eltrun.gr>
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**** Submission Deadline is 15 October 2006****


                           CALL FOR PAPERS
                          Special Issue on
                   Semantics of People and Culture
http://web.media.mit.edu/~hugo/publications/ijswis-culturalsemantics-cfp.txt

                 International Journal on Semantic
                Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)
               (ISSN 1552-6283, Idea Group Publishing)


BACKGROUND

	The preferences and social patterns of people --as they 
	exist outside of being 'users' of overly narrow application
	domains-- constitutes a more versatile 'people semantics'-- 
	affording us deeper personalization, match-making, and 
	search.  With over 50 million people on social networks, a 
	mature blog culture, and the emergence of tag-based 
	communities such as del.icio.us, last.fm and flickr, there 
	is today an ample cultural corpus for mining and modeling 
	the semantics of people and culture.  Semantic desiderata 
	for modeling include aesthetic factors (psychographics, 
	tastes, dispositions, personal attitudes), social factors 
	(connectedness, reputation, influence), and cultural 
	factors (ideology, collective attitudes, epidemics).


CALL FOR PAPERS

	For this IJSWIS special issue on the Semantics of People 
	and Culture, we welcome original contributions which 
	present	new techniques, formalisms, empirical studies, and 
	implemented applications relevant to the semantic modeling 
	of people, cultures, and communities.  Of particular 
	interest are papers which add new perspectives to semantic 
	web research, including but certainly not limited to the 
	following topics:
	
	* modeling the 'implicit semantics' of people and culture
	* affective and aesthetic factors in semantic processing	
	* community-based knowledge and preference acquisition
	* emergent semantics of culture and communities
	* analyses of blogs, social networks, and web communities	
	* knowledge-based recommender systems
	* semantics of tags and merging of tags with ontologies
	* merging of social media with semantic web
	* social agent simulation
	* common sense reasoning for the semantic web
	* trend tracking, fashion, and forecasting
	* computational semiotics of people and culture
	

SUBMISSION PROCESS

	Submissions to this special issue should follow the Style 
	and Author Guidelines for regular IJSWIS papers available 
	at http://www.idea-group.com/ijswis
	
	Electronic submissions are preferred.  We recommend that 
	manuscripts not exceed 35 pages (including figures and 
	references).  Potential authors are asked to notify the 
	guest editors of their interest by email (hugo@media.mit.edu;
	pattie@media.mit.edu), as soon as possible, for initial 
	feedback on the submission proposal.
	
   	Submissions will be reviewed by three established 
   	researchers selected from a panel of reviewers to be formed
   	for the special issue.  We will do our best to offer a 
   	speedy editorial decision within 5 weeks of submission.  
   	Accepted papers have an opportunity for further revision 
   	and an additional round of reviewer feedback.	
	
	Information on the Journal with online submission lives 
	at: http://www.ijswis.org.  Please submit manuscripts
	through that online system.
	
	
IMPORTANT DATES

	Email Interest in Submitting:  As soon as possible
	Paper Submission Deadline: 15 October 2006
	Planned Publication: IJSWIS Volume 3, Issue 2 (2007)


Please feel free to contact the guest editors:

	Hugo Liu
	The Media Laboratory, MIT, 
	http://web.media.mit.edu/~hugo
	hugo@media.mit.edu
	
	Pattie Maes,
	The Media Laboratory, MIT
	http://web.media.mit.edu/~pattie
	pattie@media.mit.edu
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