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Call for Workshop Proposals (ISWC 2007 + ASWC 2007)

From: Masahiro Hori <horim@res.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp>
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2007 05:15:03 +0900
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           ##### Call for Workshop Proposals #####

  The 6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2007)
                         combined with
      the 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2007)

                    November 11-15, 2007
 BEXCO (Busan Exhibition and Convention Center), Busan, KOREA


The ISWC 2007 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop
Program of ISWC 2007, the Sixth International Semantic Web Conference,
to be held November 11-15, 2007, in Busan, Korea. Workshops will be held
on 11-12 November.


The purpose of the workshops is to provide an informal setting for
workshop participants to discuss technical issues, to exchange research
ideas, and to develop a community in the quickly emerging field of the
Semantic Web.

We are looking for workshops that encourage discussions on social and
business requirements and how semantic web technologies can be made
easier to deploy and operationalize in real world scenarios. These
workshops are expected to complement those that focus on fundamental
research issues and multi-disciplinary topics. Workshop proposals should
address current issues related to the Semantic Web that will benefit
from small-group information exchange and discussion. Workshops are
intended to be genuine interactive events and not mini-conferences. We
welcome workshops with creative structures and organizations that
attract various types of contributions and ensure rich interactions.

We expect to have a wide range of workshops, including those that

- focus on a specific domain of activity, e.g., finance, telecom, life
science, digital government, etc.

- investigate social and collaborative issues and best practices with
respect to constructing and publishing Semantic Web knowledge structures,

- focus on fundamental research issues,

- discuss multi-disciplinary topics that bring together researchers from
different disciplines,

- support the interaction of research and industry for the deployment
and operationalization of Semantic Web applications.


March 12, 2007: Workshop proposals due

April 12, 2007: Notification of proposal acceptance

May 1, 2007: URL for the workshop web page due

October 11, 2007: Electronic version of working notes for the workshop due

November 11-12, 2007: Workshop days

November 13-15, 2007: ISWC 2007 Technical Program.


Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and should
contain the following information:

- The title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying
the goals and the technical issues that it will focus on.

- A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this

- A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest,
the workshop audience.

- A brief description of the proposed workshop format, discussing the
mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and
general discussion.

- An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a
half-day or full-day meeting.

- A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3
years, or to be held in 2007.

- The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the
proposed organizing committee and short description of their relevant

We strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from
different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop

Workshop attendees must pay the ISWC 2007 workshop registration fee, as
well as the conference registration fee.

The ISWC2007 Workshop Co-chairs are Geert-Jan Houben (Vrije Universiteit
Brussel, Belgium) and Harith Alani (University of Southampton, UK).

Please send your proposals by March 12, 2007 and any inquiries by email
to iswc2007-workshops@few.vu.nl. Workshop proposals may be submitted in
any format; Word, text or PDF.


Masahiro Hori, Prof., Ph.D.
Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University
Tel: +81-(0)72-690-2415 / Fax: +81-(0)72-690-2491
E-mail: horim@res.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp
Home Page: http://www.res.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp/~horim/
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