Call for Papers: 3rd European Semantic Web Conference

Call for Papers
3rd European Semantic Web Conference
11 - 14 June 2006
Budva (Montenegro)

The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today's web via the  
exploitation of machine-processable meta data. The explicit  
representation of the semantics of data, accompanied with domain  
theories (Ontologies), will enable a web that provides a  
qualitatively new level of service. It will weave together an  
incredibly large network of human knowledge and will complement it  
with machine processability. Various automated services will help the  
user to achieve goals by accessing and providing information in  
machine-understandable form. This process may ultimately create truly  
knowledgeable systems with various specialized reasoning services  
systems. Many technologies and methodologies are being developed  
within Artificial Intelligence, Human Language Technology, Machine  
Learning, Databases, Multimedia Systems, Distributed Systems,  
Software Engineering and Information Systems that can contribute  
towards the realization of this vision.
The 3rd Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2006) will  
present the latest results in research and application in semantic  
web technologies (including knowledge mark-up languages, semantic web  
services, ontology management and more). ESWC 2006 will also feature  
a special industry-oriented event providing European industry with an  
opportunity to become even more familiar with these technologies. It  
will offer a tutorial program to get up to speed with European and  
global developments in this exciting new area.
ESWC 2006 is co-located with general assembly of the Knowledge Web  
Network of Excellence. Workshops and meetings of other European  
Commission 6th Framework Programme projects involved in the semantic  
web and semantic web technologies will be able to showcase their  
developments. In particular we will welcome the new projects accepted  
at the EU IST 4th Call.
ESWC 2006 is sponsored by SDK - a group of three European Commission  
6th Framework Programme projects known as SEKT, DIP and Knowledge  
Web. Together these projects aim to improve world-wide research and  
standardisation in the area of the Semantic Web. For more information  
on SDK, please visit

ESWC 2006 welcomes the submission of excellent original research and  
application papers dealing with all aspects of the semantic web,  
particularly those relating to the subject areas indicated by the  
topics below. We particularly encourage the submission of papers  
relating to industrial efforts and experiences with semantic web  
projects. We also encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical  
and applications papers. The proceedings of this conference will be  
published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Paper submission and reviewing for ESWC 2006 will be electronic, via  
the conference WWW site: Papers, due to  
November 28th, 2005, should not exceed fifteen (15)  pages in  
Springer LNCS format.

Full Paper Submission:         November 28, 2005
Camera-Ready Papers due:   March 31, 2006
Conference:                         June 11 - 14, 2006

Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted  
* Ontology Management (e.g. creation, evolution, evaluation)
* Ontology Alignment (e.g. mapping, matching, merging, mediation and  
* Ontology Learning and Metadata Generation (including e.g. HLT and  
ML approaches)
* Multimedia and Semantic Web
* Semantic Annotation of Data
* Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights
* Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages
* Reasoning on the Web (e.g. scalability, fuzziness, distribution)
* Searching, Querying, Visualizing, Navigating and Browsing the  
Semantic Web
* Personalization and User Modelling
* User Interfaces and Semantic Web
* Semantic Grid and Middleware
* Semantic Web Services (e.g. description, discovery, invocation,  
* Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management (e.g. Semantic Desktop,  
Knowledge Portals)
* Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Culture, e-Government, e-Health, e- 
Learning, e-Science
* Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
* Data Semantics and Web Semantics
* Semantic Interoperability
* Semantic Web Mining

We particularly welcome application papers which clearly show  
benefits of semantic web technologies in practical settings.

York Sure (University of Karlsruhe, DE),

Andreas Abecker (FZI Karlsruhe, DE)
Dean Allemang (TopQuadrant Inc., US)
Jürgen Angele (Ontoprise, DE)
Anupriya Ankolekar (University of Karlsruhe, DE)
Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester, UK)
Richard Benjamins (iSOCO, ES)
Abraham Bernstein (University of Zurich, CH)
Walter Binder (EPFL, CH)
Kalina Bontcheva (University Sheffield, UK)
Paolo Bouquet (University of Trento, IT)
Jeen Broekstra (Technical University Eindhoven and Aduna, NL)
Francois Bry (University of Munich, DE)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI Saarbruecken, DE)
Christoph Bussler (DERI Galway, IE)
Liliana Cabral (Open University, UK)
Nigel Collier (National Institute of Informatics, JP)
Oscar Corcho (University of Manchester, UK)
Isabel Cruz (University Illinois at Chicago, US)
Hamish Cunningham (University Sheffield, UK)
Paulo da Pinheiro (Stanford University, US)
John Davies (BT, UK)
Jos de Bruijn (DERI Innsbruck, AT)
Grit Denker (SRI, US)
Ying Ding (University of Innsbruck, AT)
Martin Dzbor (Open University, UK)
Andreas Eberhart (Hewlett Packard, DE)
Jerome Euzenat (INRIA Rhone-Alpes, FR)
Boi Faltings (EPFL Lausanne, CH)
Dieter Fensel  (University of Innsbruck and DERI, AT)
Enrico Franconi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, IT)
Aldo Gangemi  (CNR, IT)
Mari Georges (ILOG, FR)
Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento, IT)
Carole Goble (University of Manchester, UK)
Christine Golbreich (University of Rennes, FR)
Asun Gomez-Perez (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, ES)
Marko Grobelnik (J. Stefan Institute, SL)
Nicola Guarino (CNR, IT)
Volker Haarslev (Concordia University, CA)
Siegfried Handschuh (FZI Karlsruhe, DE)
Jeff Heflin (Lehigh University, US)
Nicola Henze (University of Hannover, DE)
Pascal Hitzler (University of Karlsruhe, DE)
Masahiro Hori (Kansai University, JP)
Andreas Hotho (University of Kassel, DE)
Jane Hunter (University of Queensland, AU)
Eero Hyvönen (University of Helsinki, FI)
Vipul Kashyap (Clinical informatics R&D, US)
Atanas Kiryakov (Sirma AI, BG)
Matthias Klusch (DFKI Saarbruecken, DE)
Manolis Koubarakis (Technical University of Crete, GR)
Ruben Lara (Tecnologia, Informacion y Finanzas, ES)
Alain Leger (France Telecom, FR)
Maurizio Lenzerini (Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", IT)
Mihhail Matskin (KTH Stockholm, SE)
Diana Maynard (University Sheffield, UK)
Brian McBride (Hewlett Packard, UK)
Vibhu Mittal (Google Research, US)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, JP)
Dunja Mladenic (J. Stefan Institute, SL)
Ralf Moeller (Hamburg University of Technology, DE)
Boris Motik (FZI Karlsruhe, DE)
Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK)
John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, CA)
Wolfgang Nejdl (University of Hannover and L3S, DE)
Leo Obrst (MITRE, US)
Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Terry Payne (University of Southampton, UK)
Sofia Pinto (Technical University of Lisbon, PT)
Marco Pistore (University of Trento, IT)
Aleksander Pivk (J. Stefan Institute, SL)
Dimitris Plexousakis (University of Crete, GR)
Chris Preist (HP Labs, UK)
Jinghai Rao (Carnegie Mellon University, US)
Marie-Christine Rousset (University Orsay, FR)
Stefan Schlobach (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
Guus Schreiber (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
Daniel Schwabe (PUC-Rio, BR)
Amit Sheth (University of Georgia and Semagix, US)
Michael Sintek (DFKI Kaiserslautern, DE)
Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Kavitha Srinivas (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, US)
Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz, DE)
Ljiljana Stojanovic (FZI Karlsruhe, DE)
Michael Stollberg (DERI Innsbruck, AT)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Mannheim, DE)
Rudi Studer (University of Karlsruhe, DE)
Gerd Stumme (University of Kassel, DE)
Vojtech Svatek (University of Economics, CZ)
Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, US)
Marko Tadic (University of Zagreb, HR)
Hideaki Takeda (National Institute of Informatics, JP)
Valentina Tamma (University of Liverpool, UK)
Herman ter Horst (Philips Research, NL)
Sergio Tessaris (Free University Bozen, IT)
Robert Tolksdorf (Free University Berlin, DE)
Paolo Traverso (Automated Reasoning Systems Division at ITC/IRST, IT)
Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
Ubbo Visser (University of Bremen, DE)
Holger Wache (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL)
Krzysztof Wecel (Poznan University of Economics, PL)
Steve Willmott (Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna, ES)
Michael Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, UK)

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