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TOC: Int. Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems Volume 2 Issue (2) 2006

From: Miltiadis Lytras <mdl@eltrun.gr>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 22:07:50 +0300
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To: "Miltiadis Lytras" <mdl@eltrun.gr>, <semanticweb@yahoogroups.com>, <semantic-web@w3c.org>
Cc: <lytras@ceid.upatras.gr>
[accept apologies for cross-postings]

The contents of the latest issue of:

International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)
http://www.ijswis.org, http://www.idea-group.com/ijswis 
Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Volume 2, Issue 2, April-June 2006
Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically
ISSN: 1552-6283
EISSN: 1552-6291

Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA and Semagix, Inc., USA
Executive Editor:
Miltiadis Lytras, University of Patras, Greece and AIS SIGSEMIS


Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA and Semagix, Inc., USA

The Semantic Web is making the expected all-around progress toward becoming
a mainstream paradigm for managing information and semantic technology is
gaining a mindshare of industry. The author presents observations to
demonstrate this fact. They are related to industry interest as manifested
in terms of industry focused conferences and events, combined with
collateral activities and the number of requests the author received from
companies looking to hire students as summer interns as well as regular



?Events in Multimedia Electronic Chronicles (E-Chronicles)?

Utz Westermann, University of California, Irvine, USA
Ramesh Jain, University of California, Irvine, USA

The nature of information has changed significantly in the last two
decades. Now information is multimedia, sensitive to its spatio-temporal
roots, live, and dynamic. Current database and search technology is very
limited in addressing organization, management, and access of emerging
information systems. In this paper, the authors address some of the
fundamental issues that must be addressed in general multimedia information
management systems. They present multimedia electronic chronicles
(e-chronicles) as an example of emerging systems that need such technology.
The authors believe that to deal with dynamic information, events should be
used as the fundamental basis in organizing and accessing information.
Event models used in this approach capture the semantics involved in
supporting e-chronicles. Ideas are demonstrated in the context of an
e-chronicle that is being implemented for a reconnaissance application
using multiple disparate sensors.

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?R-DEVICE: An Object-Oriented Knowledge Base for RDF Metadata?

Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ioannis Vlahavas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

In this paper the authors present R-DEVICE, a deductive object-oriented
knowledge base system for reasoning over RDF metadata. R-DEVICE imports RDF
documents into the CLIPS production rule system by transforming RDF triples
into COOL objects and uses a deductive rule language for reasoning about
them. RDF can interoperate seamlessly with other Web data models and
languages. The descriptive semantics of RDF may call for dynamic
redefinitions of resource classes, which are handled by R-DEVICE
effectively. Furthermore, R-DEVICE features a powerful deductive rule
language for reasoning on top of RDF metadata. Users can define views that
are materialized and incrementally maintained by translating deductive
rules into CLIPS production rules that preserve truth. Users can choose
between an OPS5/CLIPS-like and a RuleML-like syntax. Finally, users can
define and use functions through the CLIPS host language.

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?Ontology-Based Automatic Annotation of Learning Content?

Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Dragan Ga?sevic, Simon Fraser University Surrey, Canada
Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

This paper presents an ontology-based approach to automatic annotation of
learning objects? (LOs) content units that we tested in TANGRAM, an
integrated learning environment for the domain of Intelligent Information
Systems. The approach does not primarily focus on automatic annotation of
entire LOs, as other relevant solutions do. Instead, it provides a solution
for automatic metadata generation for LOs? components (i.e., smaller,
potentially reusable, content units). The authors report on the
content-mining algorithms and heuristics applied for determining values of
certain metadata elements used to annotate content units. To provide the
evaluation of the proposed solution, the authors describe their experiences
with automatic annotation of slide presentations, one of the most common LO

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1) Semantics of People and Culture 
[http://www.ijswis.org/cfp/peopleculture.html, Contact: Hugo Liu, e-mail: hugo AT media.mit.edu or Pattie Maes,pattie AT media.mit.edu

2) Ontology Matching 
[contact Pavel Shvaiko, e-mail: pavel AT dit.unitn.it or 
Jérôme Euzenat, e-mail: Jerome.Euzenat AT inrialpes.fr

3) Semantic Web and Datawarehouses
[contact Prof. Gottfired Vossen: vossen AT uni-muenster.de]

Mission of IJSWIS:

The International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems is an
open forum aiming to cultivate the semantic Web vision within the
information systems research community. In the common practice of
anticipating Semantic Web as a technology driven phenomenon, a scientific
insight is provided, which reveals the practical implications and the
research challenges of SW in the context of information systems. It goes
beyond the traditional research agenda of information systems and critical
themes are analyzed through a semantic Web perspective in horizontal and
vertical pillars. The main idea is to communicate high quality research
findings in the leading edge aspects of semantic Web and information
systems convergence. This statement distinguishes the journal and
differentiates the publishing strategy from other publications:
Traditionally semantic Web is treated as a technological phenomenon with
the main emphasis on technologies, languages and tools without similar
attention given to theoretical constructions or linkages to
multidisciplinary references. The focus is on the information systems
discipline and working towards the delivery of the main implications that
the semantic Web brings to information systems and the
information/knowledge society.

Coverage of IJSWIS:

Semantic Web issues, challenges and implications in each of the IS research
Real world applications towards the development of the knowledge society
New semantic Web enabled tools for the citizen/ learner/ organization/
New semantic Web enabled business models
New semantic Web enabled information systems
Integration with other disciplines
Intelligent systems
Semantic enabled business intelligence
Enterprise application integration
Metadata-driven (bottom-up) versus ontology-driven (top-down) SW development
 From e-Government to e-Democracy

Interested authors should consult the Journal's manuscript
submission guidelines at http://www.idea-group.com/ijswis

All inquiries and submissions should be sent through the online submission system of IJSWIS available at: http://www.ijswis.org 
[please also send a mail to :
Dr. Miltiadis Lytras at
mdl@aueb.gr or  mdl@eltrun.gr
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