CfP: I-Semantics 2009: International Conference on Semantic Systems (Deadline March, 9th)

Call for Papers

I-Semantics 2009: International Conference on Semantic Systems

Graz, Austria, 2 - 4 September 2009






I-SEMANTICS 2009 ( is the 5th conference in the
I-SEMANTICS  series and provides a forum for academic and industrial
research & development  that focuses on semantic technologies and the
Semantic Web. I-SEMANTICS 2009 will bring together both researchers and
practitioners in the areas of Social Software  and the Semantic Web in order
to present and develop innovative ideas that help  realising the “Social
Semantic Web” and the “Corporate Semantic Web”.


I-SEMANTICS 2009 will be the host of this year`s regional Pragmatic Web
Conference as well as the second edition of the TRIPLIFICATION Challenge.
Further on I-SEMANTICS will be complemented by I-KNOW (, the
International Conference on Knowledge Management. This setup is aiming to
reflect the increasing importance and convergence of knowledge management
and semantic systems.




Social Software systems such as Blogs and Wikis have led to a dramatic
increase of content available on the Web and within organisations.
Professional content is nowadays to large extents created by independent
individuals instead of large publishers, it is shared and made available
free of charge, and often constantly improved by collaborative processes. A
question that is yet unsolved, is how to find the relevant information in
increasingly large and complex content bases, a problem where technologies
developed in the course of the Semantic Web initiative can help. Likewise,
it will be beneficial to harness social content production not only for
traditional content but also for the creation and improvement of
machine-understandable knowledge, such as meta-data, taxonomies and
ontologies for purposes on the web as well as within organisations.


The special focus of I-SEMANTICS 2009 is „Semantic Web & Semantic Social
Software – Pragmatic Aspects for Corporations, Communities and Individuals”.


As a conference aiming to bring together science and industry, I-SEMANTICS
encourages both, scientific (research/application) and industrial
contributions. The following table summarises the topics we are interested


Semantic Social Software


• Semantic / structured blogging

• Semantic / structured tagging

• Semantic wikis

• Semantic content management systems

• Semantic data web: browsers and end-points

• Semantic desktop

• Semantic mashups

• Storage, inference and caching for scalable SSW applications


Semantic Content Engineering


• Ontology Engineering & Ontology Merging

• Ontology Design Patterns

• Ontology Life Cycle Management

• Ontology Learning

• Ontology and semantic knowledge federation 

• Linguistic and statistic approaches (text-mining, NLP, etc.) for
structuring and extracting content and entities 

• Automated annotation, extreme tagging and digital curation approaches 


Web of Data and Linked Data


• Contributing to the linked data cloud

• Triplification approaches

• Vocabularies, taxonomies, schemas

• Semantic interoperability 

• Upper level ontologies for open data

• Linked Data Applications & Linked Data Browsing 

• Querying Linked Data 

• Using Linked Data in Enterprises 


Building Blocks for Semantic Web Applications


• Rules and ontologies as building blocks for Semantic Web Applications 

• Existing tools and applications

• Application domains

• Application stacks for the design of semantic applications

• Design processes from requirements to maintenance 

• Design patterns, Best practices and Reference Models 

• Persistence of semantic data

• Applications utilizing open data sets

• Semantic media management and retrieval

• Semantic web services 

• Semantifying legacy web applications and semantic heterogeneous
information systems

• Social semantic web and mobile services

• User-interface components, template languages supporting semantic social

• Integration of distributed semantic repositories 

• Policy Awareness & Policy Aware Web


Pragmatic Web


For a detailed description of the topics of this year`s Pragmatic Web
Conference please go to


• Theories, Frameworks, Models and Methods...inspired by Pragmatics and
Pragmatism, or less formally, case study reflections on "pragmatic" uses of
the Web that supported the negotiation of social/work relationships and
common ground

• Applied pragmatic theory

• Communication, dialogue and argumentation models

• Pragmatic Web media for communicative actions

• Pragmatic collaboration and coordination tools

• Pragmatic context models (e.g. within conversation-based collaborations)

• Pragmatic design principles for Web contents where trust and commitment to
action play a role

• Vocabularies / ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts,
deontic primitives, etc.)

• Linguistic metaphor: its value for framing the Syntactic, Semantic and
Pragmatic Web

• Pragmatic model of scientific inquiry in Semantic Web research

• Negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and coordination combining
existing ontologies and schemata, collaborative ontology sharing and
matching techniques 

• Integrative frameworks: approaches to integrating insights from component
disciplines (e.g. language-action perspectives,cognition, linguistics,
semiotics, knowledge representation, philosophy, interaction design,
negotiation, media studies)

• Pragmatic reasoning supporting adaptive semantic collaboration and virtual
collaborative teams 

• Sense making, analysis and decision-making in a cooperative or
non-cooperative pragmatic model

• Argumentation, dialogue and debate

• Personalized / role-based Pragmatic Web Agents and intelligent
conversation or action based web services

• Pragmatic Web based human-human and human-computer interaction

• Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems

• Semiotic engineering and Semiotics in business computing

• Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and techniques, and their practical


Studies, Metrics & Benchmarks


• Case studies of semantic systems usage

• Use cases for semantic web systems 

• Evaluation perspectives, methods and Semantic Web research methodologies 

• Technology assessment, acceptance/media choice theories 

• Usability and user interaction with semantic technologies

• Analysis of emergent effects within social software

• Ontology quality models 

• Quality analysis of socially generated semantic content


Corporate Semantic Web


• Semantics, Pragmatics and Semiotics in Organizations 

• Corporate Semantic Web business applications and deep semantic web 

• Social software in a corporate context 

• Semantic Business Information Management 

• Semantic Enterprise Application Integration 

• Corporate thesauri, corporate business vocabularies / ontologies and
business rules 

• Semantic Computer Supported Cooperative Work

• Semantic Business Process Management 

• Semantic Business Information Systems 

• Semantic technologies in enterprise governance, enterprise decision
management and enterprise operations management 

• Economic and entrepreneurial aspects of semantic-enriched enterprise
application systems and enterprise service networks 

• Economies of "attention" for semantic collaboration

• Business models for social semantic web applications 

• Business use and use cases for corporate semantic web systems

• Models measuring costs/benefits of semantic technologies in the sense of
entrepreneurial activity 

• Implementation of gratification and reward systems

• Authentication, authorization, pricing, and accounting - policies,
charging and billing models for semantic (social) software

• Methodologies for the introduction of enterprise wikis & semantically
enhanced enterprise software 


Governance & Social Issues on the Semantic Web


• Group management, presence, social interaction enablers in mobile service

• Strategies for implementing architectures of semantic participation

• Trust and privacy issues in social software

• Analysis of motivations and behavior of social software users



Triplification Challenge


I-SEMANTICS 2009 will also hold the 2nd TRIPLFICATION Challenge. We
encourage submissions such as:


• Applications of Linked Data tools and techniques such as for example
Triplify, Virtuoso or D2RQ on custom Web applications and data sets exposing
a large quantity and variety of content. 

• Implementations of exporters and mappers from existing content repository
formats (such as mbox mailing list archives, BibTeX, XML-Schemes etc.) into
RDF and Linked Data. 

• Adoptions / configurations of Triplify for standard Web applications, such
as for example Wikis, Weblogs, Webshops, Forums, Web-Gallery, ERP/CRM
systems and Web-calendar software. You can find popular Web applications for
example at SourceForge. 

• Portings of the Triplify script into other Web application programming
languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl, ASP. The Triplify script is very small
(<300 lines of code) however, the port should be as compatible as possible
with the current reference implementation but integrate well with the
environment given by the programming language. 

• Applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users such as
for information syndication, specialized search, browsing or augmentation of


The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and
Linked Data technologies. This might include students, developers,
researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group submissions are
both acceptable. 


Please find further information at 



Submission Information 


All accepted papers of I-SEMANTICS 2009 will appear in the printed
conference proceedings published by the Journal of Universal Computer
Science (JUCS). Selected papers will also be invited for an extension to be
published as journal publication in a special issue of Elsevier DKE (Data &
Knowledge Engineering). Submissions must be original and must not have been
submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles should follow the JUCS
guidelines for formatting
( and must be
submitted via the online submission system available at the conference
website as PDF documents (other formats will not be accepted). For the
camera-ready version, we will also need the source files (Latex, OpenOffice,


Research/Application Papers


Research/Application papers report on novel research and/or applications
relevant to the topics of the conference. The number of pages of research
papers is limited to 8 pages including references and an optional appendix.


Posters, Demos & Tutorials


The conference also particularly welcomes the submission of posters, demos,
and tutorials. Submissions should consist of a 2-4 page description that
allows us to judge the quality of your presentation. Descriptions will also
be published as part of the proceedings.



Important Dates


• Paper Submission Deadline: 9 March 2009

• Acceptance of Notification: to be announced

• Submission of Camera-Ready Paper: to be announced 

• Conference: 2 - 4 September 2009




Organising Committee 


(in alphabetical order)


Programme Chairs 


* Wernher Behrendt (Salzburg Research) 

* Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company) 

* Michael Hausenblas (Joanneum Research / DERI Galway) 

* Adrian Paschke (Free University of Berlin) 

* Klaus Tochtermann (Know Center Graz) 

* Hans Weigand (University of Tilburg) 


Organisation Chairs 


* Georg Güntner (Salzburg NewMediaLab)

* Markus Luczak-Rösch (Free University of Berlin)

* Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web School)


Program Committee 


Akerkar Rejandra, Technomathematics Research Foundation, Kolhapur / India

Auer      Sören    Universität Leipzig

Ayers    Danny   Talis

Bergman Mike Structured Dynamics

Boley    Harold  Faculty of Computer Science, University of New Brunswick 

Bürger Tobias   STI Innsbruck

Cyganiak Richard             DERI Galway

Damjanovic        Violeta Salzburg Research

Dietzold               Sebastian            Universität Leipzig

DiMaio Paola     Strathclyde University, UK 

Erling     Orri        OpenLink Software

Hartig    Olaf       Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Heath   Tom       Talis

Heese   Ralf        Freie Universität Berlin

Hepp     Martin  Universität der Bundeswehr

Jelinek  Ivan       Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical
University in Prague

Jeremic                Zoran    Military Academy, Belgrade, Serbia 

Jovanovic            Jelena   University of Belgrade, Serbia 

Klusch   M.          DFKI 

Lange    Christoph            DERI/Jacobs Universität Bremen

Langegger          Andreas              JKU Linz

Liu          Kecheng              Informatics Research Center, University of

Lovrencic            Sandra University of Zagreb, Croatia 

Milanovic            Milan    University of Belgrade, Serbia 

Mizoguchi           R.            Osaka University

Mochol                Malgorzata         Freie Universität Berlin

Nixon    Lyndon STI International

Norton Barry     KMI Open University

Obrst    Leo        MITRE Corporation 

Pellegrini             Tassilo Semantic Web Company

Peterson             David    BoaB Interactive

Polleres               Axel       DERI Galway

Reiser   Peter    SUN Microsystems

Samwald             Matthias             DERI Galway 

Sauermann        Leo        DFKI

Schandl                Thomas               Semantic web Company

Sequeda             Juan      University of Texas at Austin

Shakya Aman    National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo

Simperl                Elena     STI Innsbruck

Staab    Stephan              Faculty of Computer Science, University of

Stamper              Ronald  University of Twente (Prof. emeritus)

Stankovic            Milan    Université Paris-Sud XI Orsay, France 

Stenzhorn          Holger  Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und
Medizinische Informatik, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg

Tempich              Christoph            DETECON International

Tolksdorf            Robert FU Berlin

Wieser                 Christoph            Salzburg Research

Zhdanova           Anna     FTW Vienna

to be continued …                          


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