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WETICE-2006 CfP: International Workshop on Semantic Technologies in Collaborative Applications STICA06

From: Elena Paslaru <paslaru@inf.fu-berlin.de>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 14:34:21 +0100
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First Call for Papers STICA06


1st International Workshop on Semantic Technologies in Collaborative
Applications STICA06  


at the 


15th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures
for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE-2006) The University of Manchester,
Manchester, U.K. (26th-28th June 2006)








With distributed information systems and the Internet continually increasing
in significance, collaboratively creating and managing information has
become an essential requirement for the success of (virtual) organizations.
This situation has led to a plethora of platforms supporting cooperation as
well as joint information access among geographically dispersed user
communities that have emerged in the last decades: collaborative information
spaces, tele-cooperation, autonomous agents or, more recently, various
Web-related forms of communication and cooperation such as discussion
forums, community portals, Wikis and blogs.


A fundamental requirement for an effective collaboration is the availability
of technologies and tools which provide an explicit and unambiguous
representation of the shared information and a feasible management of such
semantics-enhanced information repositories.  The emergence of the Semantic
Web has marked an important stage in the evolution of semantic technologies.
In this context the knowledge components i.e. ontologies are formalized
using Web-suitable, but in the same time semantically unambiguous
representation languages, are accessible and can be shared and reused across
the World Wide Web.  


The Semantic Web offers new opportunities for the next generation of
collaborative applications: it provides us with novel means to classify
information items i.e. by means of ontologies which formally represent the
consensual understanding of the application users w.r.t. a particular domain
of interest. Taking advantage of this technology, the first promising
implementations of Semantic Web-based collaboration platforms such as
Semantic Web portals, semantic Wikis and blogs, to name only a few, have
been proposed. 


This workshop aims at contributing to this young application field by
providing a forum for practitioners and researchers to present innovative
approaches to applying Semantic Web technologies in collaborative
environments and to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to this




The primary objective of this workshop is to gather researchers and
practitioners working in different emerging aspects of semantics-enabled
collaboration, ranging from discovering new application scenarios, proposing
new methods to apply Semantic Web and related emerging technologies to
current environments, pointing out issues that still need to be solved, and
reporting results and experiences gained during the deployment of
collaborative methods and the realization of support systems.




We invite original academic and industry contributions which report on
issues related to semantic collaboration. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 


            -- Methodologies for collaboratively creating and managing
shared information 

            -- Collaborative ontology engineering 

            -- Semantic collaboration applications 

            -- Collaborative Semantic Web portals 

            -- Semantic community support systems 

            -- Semantic Wikis 

            -- Semantic Blogging 

            -- Semantic Mindmapping and Conceptmapping 

            -- Case studies, lessons learned and experience reports on
semantics-aware collaborative applications 

            -- Studies on the value added to collaboration by semantic

            -- Future research directions in the area of semantic




Robert Tolksdorf, Elena Paslaru Bontas, Klaus Schild


Freie Universität Berlin

AG Netzbasierte Informationssysteme

Takustr. 9

D-14195 Berlin







Submission of papers will take place electronically. Detailed submission
instructions will be announced on the homepage of the workshop at


The papers should be submitted in PDF format and should not exceed 6 pages
in IEEE format (this will also be the page limit for the proceedings).


All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of three people. 


The accepted papers and the summary report on the workshop will be published
in the post-conference proceedings and directly mailed to the registered
authors by the IEEE Computer Press after the conference. Please note that in
order for an accepted paper to be published in the conference proceedings at
least one of its authors is required to register and present the paper at




Deadline for paper submission: February 10, 2006

Decision to paper authors: April 7, 2006

Final version of accepted papers due to IEEE: May 12, 2006 

WETICE-2006 Workshops and On-site registration: June 26-28, 2006




Dipl. -Inform. Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl

Netzbasierte Informationssysteme

Institut für Informatik

Freie Universität Berlin


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