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Call for Workshops: European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC)

From: York Sure <sure@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:02:19 +0100
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Call for Workshop Proposals

1st European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC 2007)
31 May – 1 June 2007
Vienna, Austria
http://www.estc2007.org/


ESTC 2007 invites the submission of workshop proposals on Industry  
aspects of the development of Semantic Web Technology, particularly  
relating to the subject areas indicated below. We encourage workshops  
which will open discussion on issues driven by the need of the fast  
take off of the semantic technology in IT industry.

The format of the workshops will be determined by the organizers.  
Workshops will have a length of 3 hours (a half day). Having more  
than one co-organizer for a workshop is strongly advised, typically a  
joint industry and academic effort. Accepted workshops will receive  
one free registration to the ESTC 2007 (full registration incl.  
tutorial, workshop, conference, reception and conference dinner).  
Workshop attendees must pay the ESTC 2007 workshop registration fee.


IMPORTANT DATES

Tutorial proposals due: February 28, 2007
Notification of proposal acceptance: March 31, 2007
URL for workshop website due: April 15, 2007
Tutorial: May 31 – June 1, 2007


PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
Proposals for workshops should be no more than 3 pages in length.  
They should contain the following information:
1.	Title and Abstract (200 maximum; to be published on ESTC 2007  
website)
2.	Description (aims, content, presentation style, technical  
requirements)
3.	Relevance of the tutorial to speed up the take off  in Industry
4.	Outline of workshop content and schedule
5.	A list of related workshops held in the last 3 years, or to be  
held in 2007
6.	Information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise,  
experiences in workshops organization)
7.	A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing  
committee (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area,  
previous tutorials organization, other relevant information).

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the  
following:
•	Producing a web page and a "Call for Participation" for their  
workshop.
•	The call should also mention that at least one author of each  
accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop  
participants must pay the ESTC 2007 workshop registration fee, as  
well as the conference fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe  
the process by which the Organizing Committee will select the  
participants.
•	Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference  
web page and program.
•	Selecting the presentations accepted for the workshop.
•	Advertising the tutorial beyond the conference web page.
•	Producing a camera-ready version of the tutorial proceedings in  
LNCS style.

The ESTC 2007 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the  
following:
•	Providing a link to a workshop's local page.
•	Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
•	In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date  
and time.
•	Providing copies or files on ESTC 2007 CDROM of the workshop  
proceedings to attendees.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Workshop proposals and any inquiries should be sent by e-mail to the  
workshop chairs. Proposals may be submitted in PDF, text or Microsoft  
Word format.

Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed  
by the ESTC 2007 organizing committee with respect to the relevance  
of the topic, the content, and the presentation style.

For accepted workshops, the workshop organizers need to submit the  
material for hand-outs (the slide sets and / or additional  
information) to the ESTC 2007 organization committee for pre-printing  
and preparation of the ESTC 2007 website.

Accepted tutorials will receive 1 free registration to the ESTC 2007  
(full registration incl. tutorial, workshop, conference, reception  
and conference dinner).


CONFERENCE TOPICS OF INTEREST AND AREA KEYWORDS
Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted  
to):

Real World Deployments of Semantic Web technologies (value  
proposition, ROI, adoption of technologies, etc)
Semantic Web Services Tools and Applications (e.g. description,  
discovery, composition, orchestration, etc)
Business taxonomies and Vocabularies
Ontology and Rules systems deployment
Semantic technologies for content and unstructured data in legacy  
systems
Best Practices in migration to knowledge technology
Knowledge acquisition, Ontology Creation and Management (e.g.  
evolution, evaluation)
Practices in Data, Schemas, terminology and Ontology Alignment
Semantic Annotation of Data, Resources and services
Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages
Deployment of semantic inference schemes and reasoners (e.g.  
scalability, fuzziness, distribution)
Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management
Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Health, e-Government, Multimedia, Bio- 
Pharmacy drug discovery
Database Technologies and Query Languages with Semantic technology
Semantic Interoperability in Data and Services for the entreprise
Semantic Mining for Business Intelligence
Semantic Searching, Querying, Navigation and Browsing
Visualization and Semantic Data Modelling
Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights


WORKSHOP CHAIRS

The ESTC 2007 Workshop chairs are
Dr. Alain Lιger, Dr. Vincent Louis FT R&D - Research
e-mails : alain.leger@orange-ftgroup.com, a-t.leger@wanadoo.fr ;  
vincent.louis@orange-ftgroup.com
Dr. York Sure, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
e-mail: sure@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

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