6th European Semantic Web Conference 2009: CFP

The 6th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009)   	 
31 May - 4 June 2009, Heraklion, Greece

The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today's Web by exploiting
machine-processable metadata. The explicit representation of the semantics
of data, enriched with domain theories (ontologies), will enable a web that
provides a qualitatively new level of service. It will weave together a
large network of human knowledge and makes this knowledge
machine-processable. Various automated services will help the users to
achieve their goals by accessing and processing information in
machine-understandable form. This network of knowledge systems will
ultimately lead to truly intelligent systems, which will be employed for
various complex decision-making tasks. Semantic Web research can benefit
from ideas and cross-fertilization with many other areas: Artificial
Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Databases and Information
Systems, Information Retrieval, Multimedia, Distributed Systems, Social
Networks and Web Engineering. Many advances within these areas can
contribute towards the realization of the Semantic Web.

The 6th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009) will present the
latest results in research and applications of Semantic Web technologies.
ESWC2009 will also feature a tutorial program, system descriptions and
demos, a posters track, a PhD Symposium and a number of collocated
workshops. The calls for these events are separate and can be found on the
conference Web site (http://www.eswc2009.org/calls).

ESWC2009 is sponsored by STI International, Semantic Technology Institutes
International. For more information on STI International, please visit

**Topics of Interest**
Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

1. Semantic Web Data and Ontologies
- Interoperability of data on the Semantic Web
- Technologies for linked data
- Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
- Semantic Annotation of Data
- Searching, Querying, Visualizing, Navigating and Browsing the Semantic Web
- Query Languages and Optimization for the Semantic Web
- Rule Languages for the Semantic Web
- Ontology Management (creation, evolution, evaluation, etc.)
- Ontology Alignment (mapping, matching, merging, mediation and
- Ontology Learning and Metadata Generation (e.g., HLT and ML approaches)

2. Semantic Web Services

- Service Description, Composition, and Discovery
- Service Orchestration and Choreography
- Service Testing, Verification, and Validation
- Service Monitoring, Adaptation and Management
- SLA Modeling and Management
- Quality of Services, Security, and Dependability
- Service Engineering
- Service Deployment, Execution, Infrastructures, and Architectures

3. Semantic Web Architectures

- Semantics in P2P Computing
- Semantics in Grid Computing
- Semantics in Middleware

4. Applications on the Semantic Web

- Multimedia and Semantic Web
- Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights
- Interoperability of applications on the Semantic Web
- Data mining on the Semantic Web
- Personalization and User Modelling
- User Interfaces and Semantic Web
- Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management (e.g. Semantic Desktop, Knowledge
- Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Science, e-Health, e-Culture, e-Government,
e-Learning and other application domains
- Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
- Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation

5. Design and Evaluation of Semantic Web Applications and Technologies

- Usability
- Performance and scalability
- Quality
- Cost modeling
- Testing and validation

We particularly welcome application papers, which clearly show benefits of
Semantic Web technologies in practical settings.

**Important Dates**
Abstract Submission: December 08, 2008 	(compulsory)
Full Paper Submission: December 15, 2008 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notification: February 23, 2009 	 
Camera Ready: March 09, 2009 	 
Submission: January 16, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notification: February 23, 2009 	 
Camera Ready: March 09, 2009 	 
Submission: March 23, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notification: April 20, 2009
Camera Ready: May 11, 2009 	 
In-Use Track
Submission: December 15, 2008 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notification: February 23, 2009 	 
Camera Ready: March 09, 2009 	 
Proposal Submission: November 22, 2008 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notification: December 08, 2008 	 
Proposal Submission: January 07, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notification: January 21, 2009 	 
Proposal Submission: February 02, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notification: February 23, 2009 	 
Final Panel Description: March 09, 2009 	 
PhD Symposium
Submission: January 16, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notification: February 23, 2009 	 
Camera Ready: March 09, 2009 	 


ESWC2009 welcomes the submission of original research and application papers
dealing with all aspects of the Semantic Web. We particularly encourage the
submission of papers on industrial efforts and experiences with Semantic Web
projects. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and
applications papers.

The proceedings of this conference will be published in Springer's Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing for
ESWC2009 will be electronic via the conference submissions site. Papers
should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted
according to the information for LNCS authors.

Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format
and will *not* be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages
or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically
without a review. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide
semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission -- details of this
process will be provided on the conference Web page at the time of
acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the

For more information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) please visit:

Papers have to be submitted electronically at:

Best Paper Award
An award will be given to the best paper (or papers) submitted to the
conference as judged by the Program Chairs in collaboration with the Program

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