CfP: SEBIZ 2006 - Workshop on Applications and Business Aspects of the Semantic Web

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                        CALL FOR PAPERS

                             SEBIZ 2006
                            November 6, 20006

                    1st international workshop
                            SEMANTIC WEB

                        at  ISWC 2006
                 5th Int. Semantic Web Conference
              November 5 - 9, 2006 Athens, Georgia, USA


Within the past five years, the Semantic Web research community has
brought to maturity a comprehensive set of foundational technology
components, and this both at the conceptual level and in the form of
prototypes and software.  However, in order for these research
achievements to materialize into large scale corporate applications,
they must be complemented by prototypes, methods, and best practices
which support enterprises in the adoption of Semantic Web
technology. This includes:

**  Convincing showcases and proofs-of-concept that demonstrate the
    technical feasibility in relevant business scenarios.

**  Methods to assess the costs and business value of semantic
    technology; in particular, such that help estimate the costs
    involved in the development and usage of ontologies, and to quantify
    the operational and strategic benefits of ontology-based systems.

**  Metrics to evaluate and compare existing ontologies, ontology
    engineering methodologies, and tools in terms of technical quality
    and organizational fit. This includes metrics to determine the
    usability of a particular ontology in a specific business scenario.

**  Means to monitor the quality of ontology development and deployment

The availability of best practices, convincing showcases, and
quantitative and qualitative metrics that help manage the various
stages of building ontologies and ontology-based systems will be
important catalysts for disseminating Semantic Web research into
enterprise applications.


We invite original research papers and project
reports from academia and industry that address any of the above
mentioned aspects of Semantic Web technology in business

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

*   Best practices and use cases of semantic technology in enterprise
    applications, e.g.,

    - Business Process Management (BPM)
    - Business Intelligence (BI)
    - Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    - Decision Support Systems
    - Ontology-based content integration tasks in business and public
        sector applications (catalog data integration, spend analysis); and
    - Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).

*   Methods to assess the costs and business value of semantic
    technology, in particular

    - Methods to monitor the costs associated with the development and
        usage of ontologies
    - Methods to estimate the total costs of ontology ownership; and
    - Methods that help e quantify the business value, in the sense of
        operational and strategic benefits, of ontology-based systems in

*   Methods for evaluating ontologies and monitoring ontology
    development on a technical level, e.g.

    - Metrics to evaluate and compare existing ontologies, ontology
        engineering methodologies, and tools in terms of technical quality
        and organizational fit
    - Metrics to determine the usability of a particular ontology in a
        specific business scenario
    - Methods to measure the interdependencies among ontologies and
        organizational processes; and
    - Quality frameworks for ontologies, ontology engineering
        methodologies, methods and tools.

Especially welcome will be papers that integrate the various aspects
of the enumerated problems.


June 30, 2006 Abstract submissions due
July 7, 2006 Paper submissions due
August 31, 2006 Acceptance notification
September 18, 2006 Camera-ready papers due
October 6, 2006 Electronic version of the proceedings available
November 6, 2006 Workshop at the ISWC2006


We invite submissions of short or full
papers reflecting both research in progress and validated results
that address any relevant dimension of the problem. All papers will
be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.
Papers should be formatted in Springer LNCS format
( and submitted as PDF
documents. Full papers should be 15 pages, short papers should be up
to 8 pages.

Submission of papers will take place electronically at

For accepted submissions, at least one author must register for the
workshop in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings and to
be scheduled in the workshop program. Accepted papers will be
published online at CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Martin Hepp, University of Innsbruck, Semantics in Business Information
Systems, Austria
Sang-goo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
Christoph Tempich, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany


Alain Leger (France Telecom)
Chris Bizer (Free University of Berlin)
Chris Bussler (Cisco)
Dieter Fensel (University of Innsbruck)
Doug Foxvog (National University of Ireland Galway)
John Domingue (Open University)
Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento)
John Davies (BT)
Jorge Cardoso (University of Madeira)
Jos de Bruijn (University of Innsbruck)
Juhnyoung Lee (IBM Research)
Michel Klein (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Miltiadis Lystras (Athens University of Economics & Business)
Oscar Corcho (University of Manchester)
Richard Benjamins (iSOCO)
Robert Tolksdorf (Free University of Berlin)
Tommaso Di Noia (Politecnico di Bari)
York Sure (University of Karlsruhe)
Yuxiao Zhao (Linköping University)


The event is supported by the EU funded Network of
Excellence KnowledgeWeb - Realizing the Semantic Web.

Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl
Netzbasierte Informationssysteme
Institut für Informatik
Freie Universität Berlin
Takustr. 9, 14195 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 838 75224

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