[CFP] DEADLINE EXTENSION Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems (SSWS 2006)

Due to many last minute requests the deadline will be postponed to

                        *August 4th, 2006*


                         CALL FOR PAPERS
                 Second International Workshop on
        *Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems (SSWS 2006)*


                      November 5 or 6, 2006

	5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2006)

  This workshop aims at creating a forum for discussing a critical
  issue for the Semantic Web, that is, scalability. As the Semantic
  Web evolves, scalability becomes increasingly important. This
  workshop will focus on addressing of the scalability issue
  with respect to the development and deployment of knowledge
  base systems on the Semantic Web. Typically, such systems deal
  with information described in Semantic Web languages like OWL
  and RDF(S), and provide services such as storing, reasoning,
  querying and debugging. There are two basic requirements for
  these systems. First, they have to satisfy the applicationÚs
  semantic requirements by providing sufficient reasoning support.
  Second, they must scale well in order to be of practical use.
  Given the sheer size and distributed nature of the Semantic
  Web, these requirements impose additional challenges beyond
  those addressed by earlier knowledge base systems. This has
  been well recognized by the community. We expect that the above
  issue is going to challenge the Semantic Web for a long time
  of period and significant effort is needed in order to tackle
  the problem.

  This workshop seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners
  to share their recent ideas and progresses towards building
  scalable knowledge base systems for the Semantic Web. The workshop
  will be centered on the discussion of three major aspects:

  *  foundations, methods and technologies for pushing forward the
  *  performance evaluation and related principles, methodologies
     and tools;
  *  identification of important issues and future research directions.

  This workshop is a follow-on event of the SSWS2005 workshop.

  Workshop Topics

  Topics of interests for the workshop include, but are not limited
  *  Reasoning mechanisms, techniques and systems
  *  Query evaluation and optimization
  *  Performance evaluation and benchmarks
  *  Large Semantic Web repositories
  *  Distributed and concurrent knowledge base systems and P2P systems

  *  Large scale knowledge base management
  *  Semantic Web-based information integration

  In addition, the workshop will include a working session on
  benchmarking. In order to be able to evaluate scalability,
  the existence of agreed benchmarking datasets is of crucial
  importance. In many related domains such as databases and theorem
  proving, standard benchmarks exist and are ready to guide research
  on optimization techniques. In the Semantic Web area, such
  benchmarking shave only just started to emerge and there is
  no commonly agreed benchmark dataset for RDF and OWL reasoning
  and querying. The workshop will address this issue in a special
  working session on benchmarking. In this session, existing
  benchmarking initiatives will be presented and discussed by
  organizers and participants of the workshop. The aim is to
  come up with a set of requirements and a list of candidate

  Paper Submissions

  We invite papers that report on completed or work in progress
  on relevant topic areas including use-cases and descriptions
  of demonstrations. All papers will be peer-reviewed by members
  of the program committee. The contributions should be prepared
  in PDF format according to the formatting guidelines for Springer-Verlag
  (LNCS). Submissions should be limited to a maximum of 14 pages
  for full papers Submissions in PDF form should be emailed to
  ssws06-list@few.vu.nl, no later than August 4th, 2006.

  Important Dates

  Submissions Due:            August 4, 2006
  Notification of Acceptance: August 25, 2006
  Camera-ready versions due:  September 15, 2006
  Workshop:                   November 5 or 6, 2006


  Holger Wache, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
  Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester, UK
  Yuanbo Guo, Lehigh University, USA
  Tim Finin, University of Maryland, USA
  Dave Beckett, Yahoo, USA

  Program committee

Karl Aberer (EPFL, Switzerland)
Grigoris Antoniou (University of Crete &ICS FORTH, Greece)
Pierre-Antoine Champin (Lyon 1 University, France)
Jeen Broekstra (Aduna, The Netherlands)
Raul Garcia Castro (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Oscar Corcho (University of Manchester, UK)
Ying Ding (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Volker Haarslev (Concordia University, Canada)
Steve Harris (Garlik, UK)
Andreas Harth (Deri, Ireland)
Jeff Heflin (Lehigh University, USA)
Pascal Hitzler (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Atanas Kiryakov (Ontotext Lab, Sirma Group, Bulgaria)
Boris Motik (University of Manchester, UK)
Paulo Pinheiro da Silva (The University of Texas at El Paso, USA)
Dennis Quan (IBM Watson Research Center, USA)
Andy Seaborne (HP, UK)
York Sure (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Danille Turi (University of Manchester, UK)
Jan Wielemaker (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Takahira Yamaguchi (Keio University, Japan)

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