Call for submissions: first Jena User Conference

Jena User Conference 2006

HPLabs is pleased to announce the first conference for users and developers of the Jena Semantic Web Platform, to take place in Bristol, UK on May 10th and 11th 2006. The conference will feature a programme of talks, demos and tutorials of interest to the Jena community and other semantic web developers.

We encourage any submissions appropriate to the following themes:

  * semantic web applications and demos built using Jena
  * Jena-based libraries and tools
  * design patterns and software engineering with Jena
  * tutorials on Jena features

Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee, and should be of one of the following types:

  * demo
    A demo submission can either be an abstract of about two 
    pages in length, or it can be a collection of about eight 
    screen shots with a short commentary.

  * position paper
    This is for shorter submissions that do not involve a demo. 
    This should be of about four pages in length. This is 
    particularly appropriate for instance, for discussing 
    design patterns or software engineering issues with Jena, 
    or comparisons of Jena with other systems.

  * workshop paper
    This should be between six and ten pages in length, appropriate 
    for a twenty minute presentation (with or without a demo). 
    Such submissions may, for instance, report on business 
    applications using Jena, libraries built on top of Jena 
    or Semantic Web research performed with the help of Jena.

Please e-mail submissions to

On-topic submissions of work that has been presented elsewhere will be considered. We intend to publish an HPLabs technical report containing selected papers and presentations from the conference. Authors are requested to indicate whether they would wish their work to be included in such a report (noting that copyright would be shared).

Important dates

Submission deadline: 20th Feb 2006
Notification of accepted submissions: 27th March 2006
Conference dates: May 10th and 11th 2006

Additional information:

Program committee

Danny Ayers, Author and Independent Software Consultant
Dave Beckett, Yahoo! Inc
Stephen Cranefield, University of Otago
Richard Cyganiak, Freie Universitšt Berlin
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
Leigh Dodds, IngentaConnect
Graham Klyne, University of Oxford and Nine by Nine
Holger Knublach, University of Manchester
Phil McCarthy, Independent Software Consultant
Libby Miller, Asemantics S.r.l
Ignazio Palmisano, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universitŗ degli Studi di Bari
Zhexuan Song, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Simon Thompson, BT
plus the members of the Jena team 

Received on Monday, 7 November 2005 10:04:27 UTC