CfP: 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 06)


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, 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  
machine learning approaches)
* Semantic Annotation of Data
* Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights
* Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages
* Reasoning in the Semantic Web (e.g. scalability, fuzziness,  
* Semantic Grid
* Semantic Web Services (e.g. description, discovery, invocation,  
* Semantic Middleware
* Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management
* Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Learning, e-Health, e-Government
* Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
* Data Semantics and Web Semantics
* Semantic Knowledge Portals
* Semantic Desktop
* Semantic Interoperability
* Semantic Web Mining
* Semantic Web Inference Schemes
* Semantic Searching, Querying, Navigation and Browsing
* Visualization and Modelling

York Sure (University of Karlsruhe, DE),

Received on Tuesday, 13 September 2005 17:13:37 UTC