call for cases on semantic interoperability for information systems integration


Submission Deadline: August 31, 2008

Cases on Semantic Interoperability for Information Systems Integration:

Practices and Applications

A book edited by Dr. Yannis Kalfoglou, Ricoh Europe Plc, UK


Semantic interoperability and integration is concerned with the use of
explicit semantic descriptions to facilitate information and systems
integration. Semantic technologies

provide the means to attach meaning to conventional concepts which makes it
possible to automatically process and integrate large amounts of information
without human


The Overall Objective of the Book

This case book will be a concise and elaborate analysis of the
state-of-the-art in the emergent field of semantic interoperability and
integration. It will include a number of cases covering the need for the use
of semantics to enable intelligent information integration in organizational
and personal computing settings. The case book will explain in depth, the
issues involved with integrating large amounts of heterogeneous information,
and point to the deficiencies of current systems. It will complement
existing publications in this field and provide the reader with a clear
understanding of why semantics are needed and how to make use of them in
information integration tasks.

The Target Audience

Research practitioners in academia and industry, research students,
information and business analysts, information management
professionals, engineers, and software developers.  The book will assist in
practitioners' quest for knowledge on applying  semantic technologies to
their information management tasks; research students and associates will
find this resource as a one stop reference resource for the semantic
integration and interoperability field; information management practitioners
will find this resource a valuable aid in their task on improving everyday
practice; engineers and software developers will find this resource a
repository of cases where detailed engineering procedures and methods are
exposed for the benefit of replicating the solution to similar settings.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

   - Use of ontology mapping technology to semantic interoperability
   - Use of semantic technology in Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
   - Use of semantic technology for Intelligent Information Integration
   (III) applications
   - Cost of integration using semantic technologies lessons learnt from
   applying and/or deploying semantic technologies for integration
   - Scope and benefits of semantic technologies for integration
   - Theoretical underpinnings of semantic integration
   - Impact of Semantic Web and Web 2.0 to integration solutions


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 31,
2008, a 1 page (A4 size) manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission
and concerns of the proposed case. Authors of accepted proposals will be
notified by September 15, 2008 about the status of their proposals and sent
case organizational guidelines. Full cases are expected to be
submitted by November
16. 2008. All submitted cases will be reviewed on a double-blind review
basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea
Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea
Group Reference) and "Medical Information Science Reference" imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit<>.

Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically (MS Word
document)  to:

Dr Yannis Kalfoglou


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