2nd Call for Workshops: 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2006)

Call for Workshop Proposals

3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2006)
11 - 14 June 2006
Budva (Montenegro)

ESWC 2006 invites the submission of workshop proposals on specific  
aspects of the Semantic Web, particularly relating to the subject  
areas indicated by the topics below.  We encourage workshops which  
will discuss fundamental research issues driven by academic interests  
or more applied industrial or commercial concerns.
The format of the workshop will be determined by the organizers.  
Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a full day. Having  
more than one co-organizer for a workshop is strongly advised.  
Accepted workshops will receive one free registration to the ESWC  
2006 (full registration incl. tutorial, workshop, conference,  
reception and conference dinner). Workshop attendees must pay the  
ESWC 2006 workshop registration fee.

Workshop proposals due: November 28, 2005
Notification of proposal acceptance: December 19, 2006
URL for workshop website due: February 1, 2006
Workshop: June 11 - 12, 2006

Proposals for workshops should be no more than 3 pages in length.  
They should contain the following information:
1. Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying  
the goals and the technical issues that will be its focus.
2. A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
3. A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3  
years, or to be held in 2006.
4. The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the  
proposed organizing committee. This committee should consist of two  
or three people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be  
addressed, preferably not members of the same institution.
5. A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing  
committee with respect to organizing this workshop (e.g., papers  
published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop organization,  
other relevant information).

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the  
* Producing a web page and a "Call for Papers/Participation" for  
their workshop. The URL should be sent to the workshop chair. The  
call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of  
the Semantic Web community. It should also mention that at least one  
author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that  
all workshop participants must pay the ESWC 2006 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 participants and the format of the workshop.
* Advertising the workshop beyond the conference web page.
* Producing a camera-ready version of the workshop proceedings.

The ESWC 2006 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the  
* 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 of the workshop proceedings to attendees.

Workshop proposals and any inquiries should be sent by e-mail to  
l.s.cabral@open.ac.uk. Proposals may be submitted in PDF, text or  
Microsoft Word format. Submitted proposals that follow the above  
requirements will be reviewed by the ESWC 2006 organizing committee  
with respect to the relevance of the topic and content.

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

The ESWC 20006 Workshop chair is Liliana Cabral (KMi, The Open  
University, UK), l.s.cabral@open.ac.uk

Received on Friday, 18 November 2005 11:10:33 UTC