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Topic Maps conference CfP

From: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@ontopia.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 23:06:21 +0100
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*                       Call for Papers                              *

         Topic Maps Research and Applications



           October 11-12th 2006, Leipzig, DE

*             Submission Deadline: June, 2nd                *

Objectives and Background
TMRA – the annual conference series on Topic Maps Research and
Applications - is a scientific and industrial forum whose main object is
connecting the key players in the Topic Maps community. Here you will  
researchers, users in government and industry, as well as the  
vendors, the
luminaries, and the standards creators gathered for an exchange of  
ideas in
a stimulating setting. TMRA is where new challenges in Topic Maps are
identified and open issues tackled.

Topic Maps is a semantic technology designed for the integration of
information and knowledge, and as such it is closely connected with  
information-centric technologies. TMRA is the melting pot where Topic  
meets adjacent technologies. Researchers and application pioneers from
related disciplines are explicitly invited to present their efforts  
the advancement of semantic technologies.

Besides the keynotes, presented by leading heads of the Topic Maps
community, there are science- and industry-oriented parallel tracks.  
poster presentations and demonstrations will be accepted, and the latest
ideas from the community are presented in the more informal open-space

"Leveraging the Semantics"
Topic Maps have a rich semantic model that is well designed to support
information retrieval in general, but can also be used for an almost
unlimited range of other applications. How can the semantics of this  
best be leveraged in practice? What are the main open issues for the  
use of
Topic Maps? Where is the place of Topic Maps in the muddle of semantic
technologies? Finding answers to these questions will be the  
challenge of
TMRA 2006; you are invited to contribute your best efforts.

TMRA is the melting pot where Topic Maps meets adjacent technologies.
Researchers and application pioneers from adjoining disciplines are
explicitly invited to present their efforts in the advancement of  
technologies. Some examples, from a remarkably incomplete listing, are:
markup languages, data modelling, artificial intelligence, natural  
processing, cognitive science, philosophy and software engineering.  
discussions of current efforts support to leverage the semantics in  
Maps technologies.

Topics of TMRA 2006
Topics of the conference (scientific and industrial track, poster  
include but are not limited to the following objectives:

Leveraging the Semantics
- Why are Topic Maps a semantic technology?
- Learning from other semantic web efforts
- Topic Maps as part of the semantic web
- Semantic Desktops and Topic Maps
- Topic Mapping and social software
- PSIs in heterogeneous environments
- Recommendations for PSI sets
- Reasoning with topic maps
- Rule Languages and topic maps

Standard related Topic Maps research
- Topic Map standards - state of the art and further developments
- Query, update and constrain topic maps
- Living with XTM 2.0
- Deploying the TMRM
- Towards a general theory of scope. The next step.

Theoretic Topic Maps research
- Overview of current Topic Maps research efforts
- Topic maps diff
- Creating topic maps views of various data sources
- Synchronizing topic maps against external data sources
- Connecting theories about the knowledge economy and Topic Maps
- Topic Maps modelling methodologies
- Graphical modelling languages for Topic Maps
- Topic Maps and DITA

Applied Topic Maps research
- Overview of innovative Topic Maps applications
- Topic Maps driven portals and information environments
- Topic Maps visualization
- Topic Maps and web services
- Automatic generation of topic maps
- Topic Maps and business processes
- Topic Maps in knowledge and content management
- Topic Maps in news aggregation
- Enterprise information integration (EII) and Topic Maps
- Topic Maps in mobile environments and on mobile devices
- Topic Maps Services and Hosting

For the scientific track, we invite the submission of full papers to be
published in the proceedings (LNCS/LNAI, Springer foreseen). For the
industrial track, we invite the submission of short papers to be  
in the proceedings (LNCS/LNAI, Springer foreseen) or presentation  
In addition, posters and demonstrations can be submitted.

Open-Space Sessions
In addition to the presentation track, TMRA 2006 provides slots and
locations for open-space sessions, like brainstorming for research and
business projects. You are highly encouraged to stage such open-space

We invite original, high quality papers with substantial  
contributions. The
proceedings of TMRA are foreseen to be published by Springer in the
LNCS/LNAI series as post-proceedings. The conference language is  
Submission deadline is June, 2nd 2006.

Program Committee
Lutz Maicher (Chair) [University of Leipzig, DE]
Lars Marius Garshol (Co-Chair) [Ontopia, NO]
Alexander Sigel (Co-Chair) [Univ. of Cologne, DE]

Kal Ahmed [NetworkedPlanet, UK]
Frederic Andres [NII, JP]
Robert Barta [Bond University, AU]
Michel Biezunski [Infoloom, US]
Dmitry Bogachev [Omega B. Consulting, CA]
Karsten Böhm [FHS Kufstein, AT]
François Bry [University of Munich, DE]
Darina Dicheva [Winston Salem Univ., US]
Patrick Durusau [US]
Eric Freese [LexisNexis, US]
Sung-Kook Han [Wong Kwang University, KR]
Gerhard Heyer [University of Leipzig, DE]
Hiroyuki Kato [NII, JP]
Peter-Paul Kruijsen [Morpheus Software, NL]
Jaeho Lee [University of Seoul, KR]
James D. Mason [Y-12 Nat. Sec. Compl., US]
Graham Moore [NetworkedPlanet, UK]
Sung Hyon Myaeng [IUC, KR]
Steven R. Newcomb[Coolheads Consulting, US]
Jan Nowitzky [Deutsche Börse Systems, DE]
Leo Obrst [MITRE, US]
Jack Park [SRI International, US]
Steve Pepper [Ontopia, NO]
Rani Pinchuk [Space Application Services, BE]
Ray Richardson [Bell Laboratories, IE]
Thomas Schwotzer [Berlin Univ. of Techn., DE]
Stefan Smolnik [European Business School, DE]
Steffen Staab [University of Koblenz, DE]
Markus Ueberall [University of Frankfurt, DE]
Fabio Vitali [University of Bologna, IT]

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian               http://www.ontopia.net
+47 98 21 55 50                             http://www.garshol.priv.no
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