CFP: 1st International Workshop on Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises - SWAE07

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1st International Workshop on

Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises - SWAE07

http://www.dbgroup.unimo.it/swae07
in conjunction with
DEXA 2007
18th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Regensburg, Germany
3-7 September 2007
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AIMS AND SCOPE

"The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared 
and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is 
a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of 
researchers and industrial partners."
[W3C - http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/]

SWAE aims at evaluating how and how much the Semantic Web vision has met 
its promises with respect to business and market needs. Even though the 
Semantic Web is a relatively new branch of scientific and technological 
research, its relevance has already been envisaged for some crucial 
business processes:
- Semantic-based business data integration: data integration satisfies both 
"structural" requirements of enterprises (e.g. the possibility of 
consulting its data in a unified manner), and "dynamic" requirement (e.g. 
business-to-business partnerships to execute an order). Information systems 
implementing semantic web architectures can strongly support this process, 
or simply enable it.
- Semantic interoperability: metadata and ontologies support the dynamic 
and flexible exchange of data and services across information systems of 
different organizations. The development of applications for the automatic 
classification of services and goods on the basis of standard hierarchies, 
and the translation of such classifications into the different standards 
used by companies is a clear example of the potential for semantic 
interoperability methods and tools.
- Knowledge management: ontologies and automated reasoning tools seem to 
provide an innovative support to the elicitation, representation and 
sharing of corporate knowledge. In particular, for the shift from 
document-centric KM to an entity-centric KM approach.
- Enterprise and process modeling: ontologies and rules are becoming an 
effective way for modeling corporate processes and business domains (for 
example, in cost reduction).

The goal of the workshop is to evaluate and assess how deep the permeation 
of Semantic Web models, languages, technologies and applications has been 
in effective enterprise business applications. It would also identify how 
semantic web based systems, methods and theories sustain business 
applications such as decision processes, workflow management processes, 
accountability, and production chain management. A particular attention 
will be dedicated to metrics and criteria that evaluate cost-effectiveness 
of system designing processes, knowledge encoding and management, system 
maintenance, etc.

Papers and demonstrations of interest for the workshop will show and 
highlight the interactions between Semantic Web technologies and business 
applications. In particular, the workshops aims at collecting models, tools 
and practical experience in which Semantic Web techniques have been 
developed and applied to support  any relevant business process, and assess 
their degree of success, the difficulties which were addressed, the 
solutions which have been found, the new tools which have been implemented.



TOPICS

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
* Semantic Integration
* Information extraction
* Managing metadata for information integration
* Managing metadata for data classification
* Semantic Web technologies for enterprises
* Ontologies for Information Integration and data exchange
* Ontology mapping and merging
* Schema mapping/evaluating/integrating
* On-the-fly Integration
* Information Integration architectures
* Reviews and evaluation of existing Integration approaches
* Data Integration in e-Commerce applications
* Integration of legacy applications in a semantic web architecture
* Semantic web and business processes
* Reliability and scalability of Semantic Web technologies and tools
* Enterprise-level tools and applications
* Costs of semantic-based architectures for enterprises
* Semantic Web and Integrated Information Systems
* Semantic based systems and business applications: cost management, 
decision support systems, workflow management systems, etc.
* Economic sustainability of semantic web based systems
* Metrics to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the knowledge encoding process


IMPORTANT DATES
* Submission of abstracts: March 2, 2007
* Submission of full papers: March 23, 2007
* Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2007
* Camera-ready copies due: May 31, 2007


PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and 
application papers that are not being considered in another forum. 
Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages (IEEE Proceeding style) 
including figures and references. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society 
Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers 
(http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps/index.jsp). Authors of accepted 
papers are requested to sign the IEEE copyright form.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the 
conference and present the paper. Papers accepted for presentation will be 
published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA'07 
workshops.
Authors of accepted papers are requested to send the full paper to be 
received by May 31, 2007.


PC CHAIRS

Prof. Sonia Bergamaschi
Department of Computer Science
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Prof. Paolo Bouquet
Department of Information and Communication Technology
University of Trento

Dott. Francesco Guerra
Department of Business Economics
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia


PC COMMITTEE

Carlo Batini, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Andreas Becks, Fraunhofer-Institut fŘr Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT, 
Germany
Francesco Bellomi, University of Verona , Italy
Omar Boucelma, UniversitÚ Aix-Marseille, France
Andrea Calý, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, UK
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Roberta Cuel, UniversitÓ di Trento, Italy
Stefan Decker, Digital Enterprise Research Institute National University of 
Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Alfio Ferrara, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Mohand-Said Hacid, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Matthias Hemmje, FernUniversitńt Hagen, Germany
Mustafa Jarrar, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Alain Leger,  France Telecom R&D, France
Claudia Niederee, L3S Research Center, Germany
Lyndon Nixon, University of Berlin, Germany
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Christoph Quix, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Peter Spyns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
York Sure, Institut AIFB Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany


dott. ing. Francesco Guerra
Researcher in Computer Science, Ph. D.
Dipartimento di Economia Aziendale
Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Phone: +39  059  205 6264 / +39  059  205 6828
Fax:   +39  059  205 6129
Web: www.dbgroup.unimo.it/~guerra
Email: guerra.francesco@unimore.it  

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