CFP:Teaching Semantic Web: Integration to CS/IS curriculum and Teaching Case Studies

Special Issue on 
Teaching Semantic Web: Integration to CS/IS curriculum and Teaching Case Studies
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies
Edited by:  Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras 
ISSN (Online): 1741-1017  - ISSN (Print): 1741-1009
URL:  <> 
Special Issue Editors
Martin Hepp, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) Innsbruck University of
Innsbruck, Austria, E-mail: martin.hepp AT,  <>
Jorge Cardoso, Departamento de Matem芍tica e Engenharias, Universidade da Madeira, Portugal, E-mail:  <> jcardoso 式有
Miguel Angel Socilia, University of Alcala, Spain, E-mail:  <> msicilia 式有,  <> 
Miltiadis Lytras, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, University of Patras, Hellas, and AIS SIGSEMIS, E-mail:  <>,  <> 
Call for Papers
The International Journal of Teaching and Case studies seeks original manuscripts for the Special Issue on ※Teaching Semantic Web: Integration to CS/IS curriculum and Teaching Case Studies§ scheduled to appear in a mid 2007 issue.

Semantic web in the last years is one of the hot topics in the computer science*s and information systems* research agenda. Research and Industrial launch of semantic web applications* has faced a tremendous evolution. 
>From this point of view the need to integrate Semantic Web to Computer Science and Information System Curriculum and to develop high quality teaching material for the semantic web is more than critical. 
Within this context Sicilia and Lytras (2006) provide a first attempt to give the general directions of this integration:
※The Semantic Web as a vision for a machine-readable, metadata-intensive Web has resulted in an evolving collection of technologies and tools that deserve attention from the viewpoint of education. Nonetheless, existing approaches to curriculum design for this topic that emphasise on knowledge representation or technical issues should be complemented with an organisational vision that focuses on the value provided by Semantic Web infrastructure as a corporate asset and also by Semantic Web tools built on top of it§
In this special issue we have a clear strategy. We want to develop relevant knowledge and to promote fresh ideas for the integration of Semantic Web to CS and IS education. This is why we organize this special issue around three thematic areas:
**        Integration of Semantic Web to CS and IS curriculum 
o       Strategic Fit
o       Course descriptions
o       Didactic approaches for specific SW topics
o       Under/postgraduate considerations
**        Teaching case studies for the key issues of Semantic web
More specific topics on didactic approaches include:
**        SW technological infrastructure, including description logics basics, ontology engineering and other technical tools
**        Infrastructures and support required for SW approaches inside organisations
**        Approaches to managing metadata annotation and shared ontology development and use
**        The specifics of each area of study or application in the context of IS.
**        Systems and applications to support Semantic Web courses
**        Practical programming projects for Semantic Web courses 
**        How can Semantic Web be integrated with traditional CS/IS courses
Types of Submissions: 
**        Position Articles [3500-5000 words]
**        Research Articles [5000-6000 words]
**         Empirical Surveys [3000-5000 words]
**         Teaching Cases [5000-8000 words (with teaching guidelines)]
Important Dates

Ideas sharing with guest editors on ※Abstract possible contribution]

15th October 2006
Submission of manuscripts

15th  November  
Notification to authors

20th  December 2006
Final versions due

Mid 2007
Style and Author Guidelines
Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for journal publication elsewhere. As an author, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to our submission guidelines. You can access them by clicking on 
Please thoroughly read these before submitting your manuscript.
Please submit your paper Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras (;  
* NOTE: Cardoso, Hepp and Lytras, are developing an excellent book on Real world Applications of Semantic Web Technology and Ontologies for Springer, with a publication date on mid 2007. 
Sicilia MA, Lytras M. (2006), Milestones and requirements for introducing semantic web concepts in information systems programmes, International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education 2006 - Vol. 1, No.3  pp. 281 每 294 

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