Deadline extended: Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises - SWAE07



Submission deadline: March 23, 2007  (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

1st International Workshop on

Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises - SWAE07
in conjunction with
DEXA 2007
18th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
Regensburg, Germany
3-7 September 2007


"The Semantic Web provides a common framework 
that allows data to be shared and reused across 
application, enterprise, and community 
boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by 
W3C with participation from a large number of 
researchers and industrial partners."
[W3C -]

SWAE aims at evaluating how and how much the 
Semantic Web vision has met its promises with 
respect to business and market needs. Even though 
the Semantic Web is a relatively new branch of 
scientific and technological research, its 
relevance has already been envisaged for some crucial business processes:
- Semantic-based business data integration: data 
integration satisfies both "structural" 
requirements of enterprises (e.g. the possibility 
of consulting its data in a unified manner), and 
"dynamic" requirement (e.g. business-to-business 
partnerships to execute an order). Information 
systems implementing semantic web architectures 
can strongly support this process, or simply enable it.
- Semantic interoperability: metadata and 
ontologies support the dynamic and flexible 
exchange of data and services across information 
systems of different organizations. The 
development of applications for the automatic 
classification of services and goods on the basis 
of standard hierarchies, and the translation of 
such classifications into the different standards 
used by companies is a clear example of the 
potential for semantic interoperability methods and tools.
- Knowledge management: ontologies and automated 
reasoning tools seem to provide an innovative 
support to the elicitation, representation and 
sharing of corporate knowledge. In particular, 
for the shift from document-centric KM to an entity-centric KM approach.
- Enterprise and process modeling: ontologies and 
rules are becoming an effective way for modeling 
corporate processes and business domains (for example, in cost reduction).

The goal of the workshop is to evaluate and 
assess how deep the permeation of Semantic Web 
models, languages, technologies and applications 
has been in effective enterprise business 
applications. It would also identify how semantic 
web based systems, methods and theories sustain 
business applications such as decision processes, 
workflow management processes, accountability, 
and production chain management. A particular 
attention will be dedicated to metrics and 
criteria that evaluate cost-effectiveness of 
system designing processes, knowledge encoding 
and management, system maintenance, etc.

Papers and demonstrations of interest for the 
workshop will show and highlight the interactions 
between Semantic Web technologies and business 
applications. In particular, the workshops aims 
at collecting models, tools and practical 
experience in which Semantic Web techniques have 
been developed and applied to support  any 
relevant business process, and assess their 
degree of success, the difficulties which were 
addressed, the solutions which have been found, 
the new tools which have been implemented.


The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
* Semantic Integration
* Information extraction
* Managing metadata for information integration
* Managing metadata for data classification
* Semantic Web technologies for enterprises
* Ontologies for Information Integration and data exchange
* Ontology mapping and merging
* Schema mapping/evaluating/integrating
* On-the-fly Integration
* Information Integration architectures
* Reviews and evaluation of existing Integration approaches
* Data Integration in e-Commerce applications
* Integration of legacy applications in a semantic web architecture
* Semantic web and business processes
* Reliability and scalability of Semantic Web technologies and tools
* Enterprise-level tools and applications
* Costs of semantic-based architectures for enterprises
* Semantic Web and Integrated Information Systems
* Semantic based systems and business 
applications: cost management, decision support 
systems, workflow management systems, etc.
* Economic sustainability of semantic web based systems
* Metrics to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the knowledge encoding process

* Submission of abstracts: March 23, 2007 **DEADLINE EXTENDED!
* Submission of full papers: March 23, 2007
* Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2007
* Camera-ready copies due: May 31, 2007


Authors are invited to submit original, 
unpublished research and application papers that 
are not being considered in another forum. 
Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages 
(IEEE Proceeding style) including figures and 
references. Please follow the IEEE Computer 
Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to 
prepare your papers 
Authors of accepted papers are requested to sign the IEEE copyright form.

At least one author of each accepted paper is 
required to attend the conference and present the 
paper. Papers accepted for presentation will be 
published by IEEE Computer Society Press as 
proceedings of the DEXA'07 workshops.
Authors of accepted papers are requested to send 
the full paper to be received by May 31, 2007.


Prof. Sonia Bergamaschi
Department of Computer Science
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Prof. Paolo Bouquet
Department of Information and Communication Technology
University of Trento

Dott. Francesco Guerra
Department of Business Economics
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia


Carlo Batini, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Andreas Becks, Fraunhofer-Institut fŘr Angewandte 
Informationstechnik FIT, Germany
Francesco Bellomi, University of Verona , Italy
Omar Boucelma, UniversitÚ Aix-Marseille, France
Andrea Calý, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, UK
Matteo Cristani, University of Verona , Italy
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Roberta Cuel, UniversitÓ di Trento, Italy
Stefan Decker, Digital Enterprise Research 
Institute National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Alfio Ferrara, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Mohand-Said Hacid, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Matthias Hemmje, FernUniversitńt Hagen, Germany
Mustafa Jarrar, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Alain Leger,  France Telecom R&D, France
Claudia Niederee, L3S Research Center, Germany
Lyndon Nixon, University of Berlin, Germany
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Christoph Quix, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Peter Spyns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
York Sure, Institut AIFB Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany

dott. ing. Francesco Guerra
Researcher in Computer Science, Ph. D.
Dipartimento di Economia Aziendale
Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Phone: +39  059  205 6264 / +39  059  205 6828
Fax:   +39  059  205 6129

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