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1st European Semantic Technology Conference - Call for Workshops

From: Ilona Zaremba <ilona.zaremba@deri.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 16:32:19 +0100
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Call for Workshop Proposals

1st European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC 2007)
31 May – 1 June 2007
Vienna, Austria
www.estc2007.org <blocked::http://www.estc2007.org/> 

ESTC 2007 invites the submission of workshop proposals on Industry aspects
of the development of Semantic Web Technology, particularly relating to the
subject areas indicated below. We encourage workshops which will open
discussion on issues driven by the need of the fast take off of the semantic
technology in IT industry.  

The format of the workshops will be determined by the organizers. Workshops
will have a length of 3 hours (a half day). Having more than one
co-organizer for a workshop is strongly advised, typically a joint industry
and academic effort. 


*	Workshop proposals due: February 28, 2007 

*	Notification of proposal acceptance : March 30, 2007 

*	URL for workshop website due : April 15, 2007 

*	Workshop : May 31, 2007 


Proposals for workshops should be no more than 3 pages in length. They
should contain the following information: 

1.	Title and Abstract (200 maximum; to be published on ESTC 2007

2.	Description (aims, content, presentation style, technical

3.	Relevance of the tutorial to speed up the take off  in Industry 

4.	Outline of workshop content and schedule 

5.	A list of related workshops held in the last 3 years, or to be held
in 2007 

6.	Information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experiences
in workshops organization) 

7.	A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing
committee (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area, previous
tutorials organization, other relevant information). 

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the following: 

*	Producing a web page and a "Call for Participation" for their

*	The call should also mention that at least one author of each
accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop
participants must pay the ESTC 2007 workshop registration fee, as well as
the conference fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe the process by
which the Organizing Committee will select the participants. 

*	Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference web
page and program.  

*	Selecting the presentations accepted for the workshop. 

*	Advertising the tutorial beyond the conference web page. 

*	Producing a camera-ready version of the tutorial proceedings in LNCS

The ESTC 2007 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following: 

*	Providing a link to a workshop's local page. 

*	Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop. 

*	In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date
and time. 

*	Providing copies or files on ESTC 2007 CDROM of the workshop
proceedings to attendees. 


Workshop proposals and any inquiries should be sent by e-mail to the
workshop chairs. Proposals may be submitted in PDF, text or Microsoft Word

Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed by the
ESTC 2007 organizing committee with respect to the relevance of the topic,
the content, and the presentation style. 

For accepted workshops, the workshop organizers need to submit the material
for hand-outs (the slide sets and / or additional information) to the ESTC
2007 organization committee for pre-printing and preparation of the ESTC
2007 website. 

Accepted tutorials will receive 1 free registration to the ESTC 2007 


Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):   

*	R eal World Deployments of Semantic Web technologies (value
proposition, ROI, adoption of technologies, etc) 

*	Semantic Web Services Tools and Applications (e.g. description,
discovery, composition, orchestration, etc) 

*	Business taxonomies and Vocabularies 

*	Ontology and Rules systems deployment 

*	Semantic technologies for content and unstructured data in legacy

*	Best Practices in migration to knowledge technology 

*	Knowledge acquisition, Ontology Creation and Management (e.g.
evolution, evaluation) 

*	Practices in Data, Schemas, terminology and Ontology Alignment  

*	Semantic Annotation of Data, Resources and services 

*	Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages 

*	Deployment of semantic inference schemes and reasoners (e.g.
scalability, fuzziness, distribution) 

*	Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management 

*	Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Health, e-Government, Multimedia,
Bio-Pharmacy drug discovery 

*	Database Technologies and Query Languages with Semantic technology 

*	Semantic Interoperability in Data and Services for the entreprise 

*	Semantic Mining for Business Intelligence 

*	Semantic Searching, Querying, Navigation and Browsing 

*	Visualization and Semantic Data Modelling 

*	Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property


The ESTC 2007 Workshop chairs are: 

Dr. Alain Léger, Dr. Vincent Louis FT R&D - Research 
e-mails : a-t.leger
@wanadoo.fr, vincent.louis
> @orange-ftgroup.com 

Dr. York Sure, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe 
email: sure
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