UPDATE: IEEE TKDE Special Issue on Semantic Web

Dear All,
We are very happy, that after a long period (16 months) of preparation we finalized the special issue on KNOWLEDGE AND DATA ENGINEERING IN THE SEMANTIC WEB ERA in the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.  
The issue will be published in the February 2007 of IEEE TKDE and will have 14 full research articles.
The TOC is provided below:

Editorial: Revisiting the (Machine) Semantic Web: The missing layers for the Human Semantic Web

Gottfried Vossen, Miltiadis Lytras, Nick Koudas 

1.	Bottom-up Extraction and Trust-based Refinement of Ontology Metadata, by Ernesto Damiani, Paolo Ceravolo, Marco Viviani
2.	Mining Generalized Associations of Semantic Relations from Textual Web Content, by Jiang Tao, Tan Ah-Hwee, Wang Ke
3.	A Taxonomy Learning Method And Its Application To Characterize a Scientific Web Community, by Paola Velardi, Alessandro Cucchiarelli, Michael Petit
4.	RDFS(FA): Connecting RDF(S) and OWL DL, by Jeff Z Pan, Ian Horrocks: 
5.	 <javascript:%20void(window.open('main.html?mode=view_for_review&man_hash=d3b9b800fa796d796d9b11fd5633fbe2&sessionid=c3b669dd974bc6ca01c3483fcd22e715','','toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,location=no,%20width=630,%20height=500'))> Temporal RDF, by Claudio Gutierrez, Carlos Hurtado, Alejandro Vaisman: 
6.	Interoperability support between MPEG-7/21 and OWL in DS-MIRF, by Chrisa Tsinaraki, Panagiotis Polydoros, Christodoulakis Stavros
7.	DR-Prolog: A System for Defeasible Reasoning with Rules and Ontologies on the Semantic Web, by Grigoris Antoniou and Antonis P. Bikakis
8.	 <javascript:%20void(window.open('main.html?mode=view_for_review&man_hash=ed3b7d25d2b59c6a2f59526919f3e333&sessionid=c3b669dd974bc6ca01c3483fcd22e715','','toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,location=no,%20width=630,%20height=500'))> A Flexible Ontology Reasoning Architecture for the Semantic Web, by Jeff Z Pan
9.	 <javascript:%20void(window.open('main.html?mode=view_for_review&man_hash=ee893b3ccff1876cd72f61ec005c59d5&sessionid=c3b669dd974bc6ca01c3483fcd22e715','','toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,location=no,%20width=630,%20height=500'))> An Adaptation of the Vector-Space Model for Ontology-Based Information Retrieval, by Pablo Castells, Miriam Fernandez, David Vallet
10.	A Relation-Based Search Engine In Semantic Web, by Yufei Li, Yuan Wang, Xiaotao Huang
11.	A Semantic Web Based Approach to Knowledge Management for Grid Applications, by Liming Chen, Carole Goble, Nigel Shadbolt
12.	A Requirements Driven Framework for Benchmarking Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems, by Yuanbo Guo, Abir Qasem, Zhengxiang Pan, Jeff Heflin
13.	From Wrapping to Knowledge, by Rafael Corchuelo, JosÚ L. Arjona, David Ruiz-CortÚs
14.	 <javascript:%20void(window.open('main.html?mode=view_for_review&man_hash=416af22ca6453c9ba06f5bbd03c78d14&sessionid=c3b669dd974bc6ca01c3483fcd22e715','','toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,location=no,%20width=630,%20height=500'))>  A Component Model and Infrastructure for a Fluid Web, by Andre Santanche, Claudia B Medeiros
We do believe that this collection of articles is an excellent contribution to the literature of the Semantic Web. We are happy for finalizing this special issue and we are really looking forward for your comments.

Guest Editors

Gottfried Vossen 

Miltiadis Lytras 

Nick Koudas 



Our deepest appreciation and respect to Professor Xindong Wu, Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, who gave us the opportunity to serve our community, and for his continuous commitment and contribution to a mutual vision. We wish him health, prosperity, creativity and well-being. Special thanks to Suzanne Werner, TKDE Transactions Assistant, for all the great support during the tough development process of this special issue. We would also like to thank the academics and practitioners who contributed their excellent research work to this special issue. Their knowledge, expertise, imagination and inspiration are evident in every line of this edition. Last but not least, we are grateful to the 200 reviewers that with their comments and guidance helped us to reach an excellent level of quality. 

Received on Friday, 20 October 2006 07:30:19 UTC