W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > semantic-web@w3.org > July 2005

2nd Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives - Call for Papers

From: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni@wup.it>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 01:04:01 +0200
Message-ID: <42DD86E1.4050604@wup.it>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, semanticweb@yahoogroups.com

It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce SWAP 2005, a W3C 
Italian Office supported event following last year's very successful 
SWAP in Ancona.
Although the even is "Italian", it is in fact fit for and meant to reach 
an international audience. About 90% of last year talks were given in 
English and there have been several international presenters and guests.
Also .. it's free ! :-) (thanks to EU  FP6 for sponsoring)
This year we're in Trento, located in a breathtaking conference center, 
during a time of the year where the pittoresque "Christmas market" takes 
Thanks for the attention, complete call follows

Giovanni Tummarello,
on the behalf of the organizing committee.

          2nd Italian Semantic Web Workshop          
Centro Congressi Panorama, University of Trento, Italy
                15-16 December 2005



The Semantic Web is currently one of the most interesting and
ambitious technological challenges. The Semantic Web is a vision: the
idea of having data on the web defined and linked in a way that they
can be used by machines - and hopefully by people as well - not just
for display purposes, but for automation, integration and reuse of
information across various applications.

This project has already attracted a lot of attention and investments,
as proved by the interest it got in the VI Framework Programme of the
European Commission. In particular, the goal of providing semantics
and automated reasoning capabilities to the Web involved research in
many areas, SUCH as Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Software
Engineering, Distributed Computing and Information Systems. After
years of international efforts, the core concepts and philosophy of
the Semantic Web are still a matter of debate, and a lot of research
and implementation work needs to be done in order to prove and exploit
the great potential of the semantic web vision.

This two-day workshop aims at creating the possibility for a meeting
and a debate between Italian and international researchers on Semantic


The workshop aims at being the Italian meeting table for researchers,
developers and interested people. However, contributions and
participants from other countries are expected and very welcome.


The workshop will cover theoretical, practical and implementational
issues on Semantic Web. The following is a partial list of topics of

 * Semantic Web for e-business, e-science, e-government, and e-learning
 * Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing
   Semantic Web data
 * Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
 * Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
 * Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
 * Database technologies for the Semantic Web
 * Semantic Web middleware
 * Machine learning and human language technologies for the Semantic Web
 * Semantic Web services
 * Tools and Methodologies for Semantic Web Agents
 * Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights
 * Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation
 * Semantic multimedia
 * Semantics in peer-to-peer systems and grids
 * Searching, querying, visualizing and interpreting the Semantic Web
 * Evaluation of semantic Web techniques
 * Languages, Tools and Methodologies for Semantic Web Data
 * Large Scale Knowledge Management
 * Data Semantics
 * Knowledge Portals
 * Semantic Brokering
 * Semantic coordination, integration, matching and interoperability
 * Semantic Web Mining
 * Semantic Information Retrieval
 * Visualization and Modelling
 * Semantic Web Personalization
 * Systems of collaborative annotation
 * Systems of annotation extraction
 * Applications of Semantic Web technologies
 * Presentation and discussions of application scenarios


We encourage submissions from researchers and practitioners in
academia, industry, government, and consulting. Students, researchers
and practitioners are invited to submit an abstract (max. 1000 words)
describing their work. Abstracts must be in English. Accepted formats
are Postscript and PDF.  Abstracts must be submitted electronically at
the address: swap05-info@dit.unitn.it

Accepted contributions will be included in a volume of working notes
and distributed in a CD with ISBN. Papers must be formatted according
to the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Guidelines (see
instructions on http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm).

The workshop working notes and the CD will be distributed to


12 September 2005    Abstract submission (max 1000 words)
21 October 2005         Acceptance/rejection notification
15 November 2005        Camera-ready of full papers
15-16 December 2005     SWAP-2005


Participation to the event is free. The event will take place at the
Centro Congressi Panorama, Sardagna (Trento), a beautiful location in
the surroundings of Trento, which can be reached by car or by cable
car ("funivia").

We invite participants to do a preliminary registration, using the
subscription form on the workshop website. We ALSO invite registered
participants who can no longer join the meeting, to cancel their
registration. The online registration form will be made available at
the following URL:



Official languages are English and Italian. However, abstracts, slides
and contributions must be in English.


Oreste Signore, W3C Office in Italy/CNR [Conference Chair]
Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento [Programme Co-Chair]
Giovanni Tummarello, Universita` Politecnica delle Marche [Programme 


Danny Ayers

Sonia Bergamaschi, Dept. of Science Engineering, University of Modena
and Reggio-Emilia, Italy

Jeen Broekstra, VU Amsterdam (Nederlands)

Zavisa Bjelogrlic, ASemantics.com

J.Jeremy Carroll, HP Labs

Silvana Castano, Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione,
University of Milano (Italy)

Enrico Franconi, Faculty of computer science, Free University of
Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Fausto Giunchiglia, Department of Information and Communication
Technology, University of Trento

Nicola Guarino, Laboratory of Applied Ontology, Institute for
Cognitive Sciences and Tecnologies, CNR, Italy

Ivan Herman, W3C

Lenzerini Maurizio, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica
"Antonio Ruberti", UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza",Italy

Stefano Mazzocchi, MIT, USA

Daniel Olmedilla, L3S

Giovanni Semeraro, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita' di Bari,

Luciano Serafini, Centro Per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica,
Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Italy

Steffen Staab, Institute for Computer Science, Faculty of Computer
Science of the University of Koblenz-Landau

Sergio Tessaris, Faculty of computer science, Free University of
Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Fabio Vitali, Department of Computer Science University of Bologna,


Elisabetta Fauri
Heiko Stoermer
Stefano Zanobini


Elisabetta Fauri
Email: swap05-info@dit.unitn.it
Phone: +39-0461-883383
Received on Tuesday, 19 July 2005 23:04:50 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Tuesday, 5 July 2022 08:44:53 UTC