CfP SEMANTIC WEB Track at Sixteenth International World Wide Web Conference

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Call for Papers
Sixteenth International World Wide Web Conference May 8-12, 2007 Banff, 
Alberta, Canada

Submissions due: November 20, 2006
For further information:

The Semantic Web vision involves the sharing and processing of data by 
automated tools as well as by people. The central idea of the Semantic 
Web is to extend the current human-readable web by encoding the 
semantics of web-resources in a machine-interpretable form in order to 
be able to automatically integrate data from different sources, to 
perform actions on behalf of the user, and to search for information 
based on its meaning rather than its syntactic form. This vision 
requires new and advanced methods, models, tools, and systems for 
services related to creation, access, retrieval, integration, and 
filtering of Web-based content.

We solicit contributions that demonstrate how semantic technologies can 
be exploited on the Web. In particular we welcome papers that:
- show how semantic technologies add value to the Web, achieving things 
that alternative technologies cannot do as well, or at all;
- present new semantic technologies, or novel applications of existing 
semantic technologies that provide new levels of Web functionality;
- address the role of communities in the Semantic Web; in particular 
how community effects on the web can be exploited to generate semantics;
- demonstrate how emerging web trends such as wikis, folkosonomies and 
social software can be enriched with semantic technologies.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
* Distributed architectures for the Semantic Web
* Emergent semantics
* Ontologies and representation languages
* Provenance, trust & security
* Semantic annotation and metadata
* Semantic brokering, integration and interoperability
* Semantic multimedia
* Semantic search and retrieval
* Semantic web services
* Semantic web mining, ontology learning
* Semantic Web in e-Business, e-Learning, e-Science
* Semantics in peer-to-peer systems and grids
* Social networks, web communities
* Web applications that exploit semantics

As well as papers arising directly from Semantic Web research, we also 
welcome contributions from related disciplines which may contribute to 
the success of the Semantic Web, including Databases, Natural Language 
Processing, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Distributed 
Systems, and others.
Submissions should describe original, previously unpublished, high 
quality, innovative work, making significant and preferably not only 
theoretical, contributions to the overall design of the Semantic Web, 
Semantic Web systems design and application experience.

Submissions should present original reports of substantive new work and 
can be up to 10 pages in length. Papers should properly place the work 
within the field, cite related work, and clearly indicate the 
innovative aspects of the work and its contribution to the field. In 
addition to regular papers, we also solicit submissions of position 
papers articulating high-level architectural visions, describing 
challenging future directions, or critiquing current design wisdom.

Track Chair
Rudi Studer
University of Karlsruhe / FZI

Deputy Chair
Riichiro Mizoguchi
Osaka University

on behalf of
Prof. Rudi Studer
Institute AIFB University of Karlsruhe

Received on Wednesday, 4 October 2006 07:25:52 UTC