CFP[ext. deadline]: International Semantic Web Workshop (Infrastructure and Applications for the Semantic Web)

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                          2nd call for paper

                  International Semantic Web Workshop

            Infrastructure and Applications for the Semantic Web


                            July 30 - 31, 2001

                    Stanford University, California, USA

  supported in part by the National Science Foundation (application pending)
               in cooperation with the DARPA DAML Program
                 in cooperation with the OntoWeb network
                in cooperation with ICCS 2001 and DL 2001

The Semantic Web is a vision: the idea of having data on the Web 
defined and linked in a way that it can be used by machines not just 
for display purposes, but for automation, integration and reuse of 
data across various applications. In order to make this vision a 
reality for the Web, supporting standards, technologies and policies 
must be designed to enable machines to make more sense of the Web, 
with the result of making the Web more useful for humans. Facilities 
and technologies to put machine-understandable data on the Web are 
rapidly becoming a high priority for many communities. For the Web to 
scale, programs must be able to share and process data even when 
these programs have been designed totally independently. The Web can 
reach its full potential only if it becomes a place where data can be 
shared and processed by automated tools as well as by people.

On the technology side, Web-enabled languages and technologies are 
being developed (e.g. RDF-Schema, DAML+OIL, DAML-Rules, Rule-ML), 
schema and ontology integration techniques are being examined and 
refined and Web Services Integration Standards are being defined 
(e.g. UDDI, JINI). The success of the Semantic Web will depend on a 
widespread adoption of these technologies. The workshop is dedicated 
to groups willing to contribute to the Semantic Web. Its expected 
outcome is a better common knowledge and synergy, of those wishing to 
develop new exciting basic technology and applications for the 
Semantic Web. It should guide the future coalitions for enabling 
future standard to be adopted worldwide. We thus solicit 
contributions to the foregoing Semantic Web infrastructure and 
content as well as contributions about innovative applications taking 
advantage of this infrastructure. These application proposals are 
also expected to provide requirements for the core technology 
developers and standardization efforts.

Suggested topics include:

- Searching the Semantic Web
- Use of Semantic Web Languages and XML/RDF Infrastructure
- Metadata and Ontologies
- Visual modeling of semantic webs
- Semantic Web for e-learning and e-science (molecular data, geographic
- information systems, and digital libraries)
- Semantic Web for e-business and Large-scale Knowledge Management
- Semantic Web and Mobile, Situated and Diffuse Computing
- Semantic Web and Multimedia Data
- Semantic Web, Trust and Intellectual Property Rights
- Knowledge Portals
- Agent Communication and Applications in the Semantic Web
- Semantic Web Bootstrapping and Growth Models
- Technological Requirements for Semantic Web Applications


Submission deadline: May 15th, 2001
Notification of acceptance: June 15th, 2001
Camera (Web)-ready: July 10th, 2001
Workshop: July 30th- July 31st, 2001

Submission Format

Contributions are invited in the form of a full paper (max. 20 
pages). The title page should include name, affiliation, and e-mail 
address of the contributor. Papers will be judged on their 
contribution to the discussion, and some will be selected for 
presentation. Papers have to be submitted electronically (in HTML or 
PDF) to Jérôme Euzenat (Email: Further 
publication in a Journal is under negotiation.

Sponsoring Possibilities

You are a company willing to sponsor this event? Please contact 
Stefan Decker (


- Isabel Cruz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA (
- Stefan Decker, Stanford University, USA (
- Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France (
- Deborah McGuinness, Stanford University, USA (

Program Committee

- Tiziana Catarci, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
- Dan Conolly, W3C, USA (pending)
- Vassilis Christophides, ICS-FORTH, Greece
- Steve Demurjian, University of Connecticut, USA
- Max J. Egenhofer, University of Maine, USA
- Peter Eklund, Griffith University, Australia
- Dieter Fensel, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
- Benjamin Grosof, MIT, USA
- Nicola Guarino, CNR, Italy
- Pat Hayes, University of West Florida, USA
- Jim Hendler, DARPA and University of Maryland, USA
- Masahiro Hori, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan
- Ian Horrocks, University of Manchester, UK
- Ora Lassila, Nokia Research, USA
- Raphael Malyankar, Arizona State University, USA
- Massimo Marchiori, W3C, University of Venice, USA, Italy
- Brian McBride, Hewlett Packard, UK
- Sheila McIlraith, Stanford University, USA
- Robert Meersman, Free University Of Brussels, Belgium
- Eric Miller, W3C, USA
- Enrico Motta, The Open University, UK
- Amedeo Napoli, LORIA, France
- Dimitris Plexousakis, ICS-FORTH & Univ. of Crete, Greece
- Peter Patel-Schneider, Lucent Technologies, USA
- Guus Scheiber, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Amit Sheth, University of Georgia and Taalee Inc, USA
- Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
- Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Bremen, Germany
- Frank van Harmelen, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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