CfP: 1st International STI Germany PhD-Network Workshop

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                         CALL FOR PAPERS

       1st International STI Germany PhD-Network Workshop
                       in conjunction with
12th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2009)

                         Poznan, Poland
                    April 27, 28 or 29, 2009


           Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2009


There have been a growing number of PhD researchers in institutions
carrying out major research interest in Semantic Web technologies. These
PhD researchers could benefit from instruments that aim at bringing them
together for the purpose of exchanging and sharing experiences and
knowledge. For this reason we have established the STI Germany PhD
Network (as an extension of our PhD Network Berlin-Brandenburg). The
basic concept of the STI PhD Network is to create a solid and flexible
space in which PhD students whose research interests cover the Semantic
Web can exchange their ideas, identify and exploit synergies. The
network focuses on the over-regional cooperation of PhD students in
different stages of their thesis. Doctoral student at the beginning of
their research can possibly substantiate a suitable research topic and
students finalising their PhD the network provides important feedback
about the comprehensibility and completeness of the achieved results.

The STI Germany PhD Network is organising the 1st International STI
Germany PhD-Network Workshop that focuses on doctoral students with the
Semantic Web as their core research area, in all stages of their
dissertation. The relation to the Semantic Web could be either
application or theory oriented (Semantic Web as the methodology for a
solution to a given problem or the extension of Semantic Web
technologies). The intention of the workshop is to give doctoral
researchers the possibility to present their research results for debate
within a group that shares a common interest.  The presentation of their
own results is an important requisite for a successful dissertation and
a helpful exercise for the doctoral defence. It is all the more
important that the doctoral student can share their knowledge as early
and as often as possible and obtain other's opinions.


* Ontology engineering: methodologies for ontology engineering; ontology
versioning, maintenance, reuse
* Ontology alignment: algorithms, methods and tools for mapping, merging,
matching, alignment
* Semantic search: personalization in search-context
* Costs issues within Semantic Web: cost models for ontology engineering
* Semantic middleware
* Semantic multimedia
* Semantic Web services
* Semantic wikis
* Rule languages for Semantic Web
* Business applications of semantics
* Linked data
* Privacy, trust and security aspects within Sematnic Web
* Top-down methods of semantic content development
* Other topics related to development and usage of ontologies and other
semantic representations


Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP
template available from
We invite submissions of papers no longer than 10 LNBIP pages (including
figures, references and appendices).

Papers must give a clear description of the PhD research and should have
the following structure:
- description of the PhD-research problem
- motivation for you research
- description of the research methodology you have applied
- state of the art of your research domain (citing key papers)
- presentation of your approach & preliminary results
- comparison of your approach/results to the existing approaches:
novelty & advantages of your approach
- plan for the future work.

Please provide how long you have been working on your PhD.

Submission system is available at

Papers approved for presentation at the workshop will be published in
BIS 2009 workshop post-proceedings, as a volume in Springer's Lecture
Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.


All authors of accepted papers as well as other participants will be
asked to read accepted papers abstracts before the workshop (papers will
be available on-line in advance) to facilitate discussion.
Workshop participants will be also invited to take part in the BIS
conference and other BIS workshops.


* February 1, 2009 - submission of papers
* March 1, 2009 - notification of acceptance
* March 15, 2009 - camera-ready
* April 27, 28 or 29, 2009 - PhD workshop


* Dominik Flejter, Poznan University of Economics, Poland ()
* Malgorzata Mochol, Free University of Berlin, Germany ()
* Monika Starzecka, Poznan University of Economics, Poland ()


* Rudi Studer
* Robert Tolksdorf

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be extended)

* Soren Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Chris Bizer, Free University Berlin, Germany
* Aleman-Meza Boanerges, LSDIS Lab, University of Georgia, USA
* Anne Cregan, University of South Wales, Australia
* Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
* Lyndon Nixon, STI International, Austria
* Adrian Paschke, Free University Berlin, Germany
* Alexander Passant, DERI Galway, Ireland
* Elena Simperl, STI Insbruck, Austria
* Rudi Studer, STI Karlsruhe, Germany
* Robert Tolksdorf, Free University Berlin, Germany
* Anna Zhdanova, ftw. Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien Betriebs
GmbH, Austria


Dipl.-Inf. Malgorzata Mochol         | Freie Universitaet Berlin
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