2nd CFP - Semantic Desktop and Social Semantic Collaboration Workshop at ISWC-2006

                         SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

       Semantic Desktop and Social Semantic Collaboration Workshop
                        November 5 2006

     workshop to be held at the 5th International Semantic Web Conference,
                  Athens, GA, U.S.A. November 5-9 2006

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The Semantic Web holds promises for information organization and selective
access, providing standard means for formulating and distributing metadata
and Ontologies.

However, we miss a wide use of Semantic Web technologies on personal
computers. The use of ontologies, metadata annotations, and semantic web
protocols on desktop computers will allow the integration of desktop
applications and the web, enabling a much more focused and integrated
personal information management as well as focused information distribution
and collaboration on the Web beyond sending emails. The goal is an open
personal information management system and collaborative infrastructure
based on Semantic Web technology build into the operating system of current

Collaboration, acquisition and dissemination infrastructures like Wikis and
Blogs are providing the foundation for joint collaborative knowledge
creation and are essentially simplified knowledge acquisition tools. Social
Software maps the social connections between different people into the
technical infrastructure. Online Social Networking enables collaboration
relationships as first class citizens, and allows exploiting these
relationships for automated information distribution and classification.

P2P and Grid computing develops technology to interconnect large communities
without centralized infrastructures for data and computation sharing, which
is necessary to build heterogeneous, multi-organizational collaboration
networks. The application of the mentioned technologies, especially in
combination with the Semantic Web, to the desktop computer in order to
improve personal information management and collaboration is the main topic
of this workshop. 


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Architectures and frameworks for integrating the Semantic Web into a
Desktop environment
    * Personal Information Management tools (calendar, address books, email,
documents, ideas) that interoperate with the Semantic Web
    * Enhance searching and information retrieval on desktop computers using
ontologies and metadata.
    * Means to extract metadata from desktop applications (e.g., OpenOffice
    * Knowledge Acquisition and Visualization tools for desktop applications
    * Integration and exploitation of semantic social networks into a
semantic desktop environment
    * P2P models for distributed architecture enabling collaboration with
Semantic Desktop nodes
    * Applications of the Semantic Desktop, e.g, eScience and eGovernment.
    * Methods employing the community factor for knowledge engineering,
    * Policies, authentication and trust within agile collaborative
knowledge engineering scenarios,
    * Querying, aggregation and presentation for adaptive scenarios,
    * Joining Web 2.0 and Semantic Web strategies and technologies,
    * Applications enabling massively distributed knowledge elicitation


   July      24, 2006  	-   Abstract submissions due
   August     1, 2006 	-   Paper submissions due
   September  5, 2006 	-   Acceptance Notification
   September 18, 2006 	-   Camera-redady papers due
   November   5, 2006 	-   Workshop date


Please follow the style guides according the Springer LNCS format outlined
tml Technical papers should have max. 15 pages including references,
position papers should not exceed 5 pages. Papers can be associated with a

To submit a paper, please log on to Confmaster
<http://deri.confmaster.net/pages/login.php?Conf=semdesk2006> and create an
account, following the instructions given there. Please note that an
abstract must be submitted by July 24!


    * Stefan Decker, DERI/NUI Galway (Ireland)
    * Jack Park, SRI, (USA)
    * Leo Sauermann, DFKI (Germany)
    * Sören Auer, University of Pennsylvenia (USA)
    * Siegfried Handschuh, DERI/NUI Galway (Ireland)

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