2nd CFP - [Doctoral Consortium] [7th International Semantic Web Conference][ISWC2008]

             CFP: ISWC 2008 Doctoral Consortium               

To be held as part of 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2008)
            26-30 October 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany

The 7th International Semantic Web Conference 2008 will take place in
Karlsruhe, Germany. In addition to its plenary scientific sessions,
the conference will include a doctoral consortium. Alongside the great
opportunity for the scientific exchange and presentation of high
quality research in all aspects of Semantic Web, this forum will allow
doctoral students to present their work and obtain guidance from
mentors as well as to get in contact with other postgraduate students.

The goal of the doctoral consortium is to create an opportunity for
doctoral students to test their research ideas, present their current
progress and future plans, and most of all to receive constructive
criticism and insights related to their future work and career
perspectives. Mentors (peer researchers and experts in the field) will
be assigned to each student to provide individual feedback and advice
on the paper, the focus of the work and further developments.

Students who are submitting papers on specific portions of their work
to the main conference are also invited to apply to the PhD
Consortium. In this case, the short paper for the PhD Consortium must
give an overview of the student's dissertation research, and the paper
for the main conference should focus on a specific piece of this work.

All papers submitted to the Doctoral Consortium stream will undergo a
thorough reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and
constructive feedback. The best submissions will be selected for
presentation at the ISWC 2008 Doctoral Consortium sessions. Full
papers (5 pages) will be published in the main ISWC proceedings.

The Doctoral Consortium track of ISWC 2008 solicits submission of PhD
research papers dealing with foundational and core issues, application
domains and practical aspects of Semantic Web research. Topics
include, but are not limited to:
- Applications of the Semantic Web
- Applications with clear lessons learned
- Evaluations of Semantic Web technologies
- Semantic Web for e-business, e-science, e-government, and other
application domains
- Semantic Web technologies for multimedia content
- Personal Information Management
- Management of Semantic Web Data
- Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing
Semantic Web data
- Database technologies for the Semantic Web
- Search, query, and visualization of the Semantic Web
- Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
- Machine learning and human language technologies for the Semantic Web
- Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
- Ontologies
- Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
- Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
- Evaluation and tanking of ontologies
- Ontology search
- Semantic Web Architecture
- Semantic Web middleware
- Semantic Web services
- Agents on the Semantic Web
- Semantics in peer-to-peer systems and grids
- Social Semantic Web
- Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
- Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation
- Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security

Submission Details
Doctoral Consortium papers should include a clear presentation of the
PhD research direction, sound situation of the PhD research in the
context of Semantic Web and related fields, a report on the work done
so far and a plan of further research. All submissions should be no
longer than 6 pages, in the same format as is used for the main
conference papers.

Paper submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer
Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For
complete details, see Springer's Author Instructions

Papers must be submitted electronically through the conference
submission site. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable
Document Format) format. Papers will not be accepted in any other
format. ISWC 2008 will not accept research papers that, at the time of
submission, are under review for or have already been published in or
accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors
of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations
for the abstract of their submission for the Semantic Web (help will
be provided for this task). Details will be provided on the conference
Web page at the time of acceptance.

Important Dates
* May 16, 2007 (11:59pm Hawaii time, GMT-10): Doctoral consortium
paper submissions due
*  July 11, 2007: Doctoral consortium paper acceptance notification
* August 15, 2007: Doctoral consortium camera-ready papers due
* October 26-30 2007: ISWC 2008 (exact date of DC to be decided)

Further information
For further information and for any questions regarding the event or
submissions, please contact the Doctoral Consortium Chair:
        Diana Maynard <mailto:diana@dcs.shef.ac.uk>

Received on Monday, 14 April 2008 14:56:08 UTC