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1st CFP: Semantic Web Applications and Tools Workshop (SWAT'06) at ASWC, September 2006, Beijing China

From: Omair Shafiq <omair.shafiq@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 10:48:47 +0200
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 1 s t   C a l l   f o r   P a p e r s
Semantic Web Applications and Tools Workshop (SWAT'06)
affiliated with 
1st Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2006), September 3-7, 2006
Beijing, China.



With the help of W3C on the world standards of RDF, OWL, Semantic Web Rule Language and Semantic Web Serivces, there emerges many interesting applications based on Semantic Web technologies, such as eHealth, eGovernment, eTourism, Semantic Blogging, Semantic Wiki, Semantic e-Business, eCommerce, Semantic Grid, eCommunity, eLearning, eScience and so on. Some predict a killer application may finally bootstrap the Semantic Web. Some predict small Semantic Webs within specific application domains and environments may take form first and evolve and interconnect to each other later to form the one Semantic Web. Whichever is true, applications that demonstrate the value of the Semantic Web technologies and vision is critically important for the widespread adoption and bootstrapping of Semantic Web.

On the other hand, building applications that use Semantic Web technologies is still a relatively new practice for most software developers. They need to deal with new kinds of artifacts (e.g. ontologies, rules, and facts), new kinds of operations (e.g. mapping, transformation, SPARQL query and reasoning) on these artifacts and probably new kinds of user interactions and visualizations. Hence, tools to help deal with these artifacts and operations in Semantic Web application development is in high demand.

This workshop intents to bring together both Semantic Web applications and Semantic Web tools researchers and developers to present and discuss the latest progress in each area, to identify the gap between the applications and needed tools, and to possibly blueprint the roadmap of the Semantic Web applications and their supporting tools.

This workshop will target at both academic and industrial audience and tries to identify the gap of applying Semantic Web technology to real life cases and of applying Semantic Web tools to building applications. It can provide important feedback to Semantic Web community, especially the W3C Working Group on Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment.

INVITED SPEAKER (to be confirmed)

Prof. Guus Schreiber, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands (chair of W3C working Group on Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment).


The main topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following:

Applications that need Semantic Web technologies 

 . eHealth 
 . eGovernment 
 . eTourism 
 . Semantic Blogging 
 . Semantic Wiki 
 . Semantic e-Business 
 . eCommerce 
 . Semantic Grid 
 . eCommunity 
 . eLearning 
 . eScience 

Tools for developing and using Semantic Web 

 . Ontology building, mapping, merging and visualization tools 
 . Development practices 
 . Programming models 
 . Developer tools 
 . Integrated development environmentsEnd user interaction tools 
 . Model Driven Architecture and Semantic Web 


Submission deadline:  June 1st, 2006 
Notification:                July 1st, 2006 
Camera Ready Copies:  July 15th, 2006 
Workshop date:          September 4th, 2006 


Papers are solicited for any of the topics of interest listed above. We invite contributions of different kinds. We solicit regular research papers which may report on:

 . completed work 
 . description of current, but mature, work in progress 
 . discussion papers comparing different approaches, or account of practical experiences of Semantic Web applications and tools 

In addition, we invite people wishing to participate in the workshop to submit a short position paper concerning statements of interest, or technical or policy issues. Spaces will be limited and those who have submitted a paper will be given priority for registration. Both types of papers will provide the framework for the discussions during the workshop. Papers must be written in English.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee, and selected on the basis of their relevance and originality. Both research and position papers should be formatted according to the official formatting guidelines of the ASWC 2006 main conference. Research papers should not exceed 8 pages, while position statements should not exceed 2 pages.

All enquiries and submissions should be directed to Omair Shafiq (omair.shafiq@deri.org) and Lei Zhang (lzhangl@cn.ibm.com).


 . Ying Ding, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Innsbruck, Austria 
 . Omair Shafiq, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Innsbruck, Austria 
 . Yue Pan, IBM China Research Lab, Beijing, China 
 . Lei Zhang, IBM China Research Lab, Beijing, China 
 . Zhixiong Zhang, Information Technology Department, Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences (LCAS), China 
 . Yong Yu, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China 
 . Juanzi Li, Computer Science Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 

Programme Committee (being extended)

 . Christopher Welty, IBM Research, USA 
 . Jens Hartmann, Univ. Karlsruhe, Germany 
 . Michal Zaremba, DERI Innsbruck, Austria 
 . Borislav Popov, Ontotext, Balgarian 
 . Peter Mika, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 
 . Dieter Fensel, DERI Innsbruck, Austria 
 . Bebo White, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, USA 
 . Hong-Gee Kim, DERI Korea, Seoul National University, Korea 
 . Naohiko Uramoto, IBM Research, Japan 
 . Hiroyuki Kitagawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan 
 . Guo Tong Xie, IBM Research, China 
 . Zuo Quan Lin, Peking University, China 
 . Kavitha Srinivas, IBM Research, USA 
 . XiaoFeng Meng, RenMin University, China 
 . CunGen Cao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
 . BiQing Huang, Tsinghua University, China 
 . Richard Goodwin, IBM Research, USA 
 . Ning Zhang, Peking University, China 
 . ZhiQiang Gao, Southeast University, China 
 . Ming Zhang, Peking University, China 
 . Sven Groppe, DERI Innsbruck, Austria 
 . Willam Song, University of Durahm, UK 
 . Li Ma, IBM Research, China 
 . Stephen J.H. Yang, National Central University, Taiwan 
 . Hiroki Suguri, Communication Technologies, Japan 
 . Sheng Ping Liu, IBM Research, China
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