DEADLINE EXTENSION: EKAW Workshop on Knowledge Management and the Semantic Web

Call for papers: EKAW Workshop on Knowledge Management and the Semantic Web

 The next generation of the Web will be the semantic Web where semantic 
contents of the Web resources will be interpretable not only by human 
but also by machine. One popular approach for Semantic Web consists of 
describing this semantic contents through metadata.

 Knowledge Management (KM) is one of the key progress factors in 
organizations.  It involves explicit and persistent representation of 
knowledge of (geographically) dispersed groups of people in the 
organization, so as to improve the activities of the organization.
 When the organization knowledge is distributed among several experts 
and documents, the Internet or an Intranet inside the organization and 
Web technologies can be a privileged means for acquisition, modelling, 
management of this distributed knowledge.
 One promising approach relies on the analogy between the resources 
constituting a corporate memory and the resources accessible through the 
Web.  A corporate memory can thus be  materialised in a "corporate 
semantic Web" made up of documents, ontologies and semantic annotations 
on these documents by using the conceptual vocabulary of ontologies.

 The objective of the workshop is to enable fruitful discussions between 
"Semantic Web" and "Knowledge Management" communities, about possible 
approaches of knowledge management based on such corporate semantic Webs.

 Long papers or position papers are welcome in any area concerning 
knowledge management through corporate semantic Webs.

 We specially expect papers discussing about the following issues:

   # Role of enterprise models in corporate semantic Webs ?
   # What kind of ontologies can be useful for such corporate semantic 
   # How to build such ontologies ?
   # Techniques for (semi-)automatic building of such ontologies or 
annotations from the corporate information sources (such as textual or 
multimedia documents or databases)?
   # Possible role of  indexing techniques and of thesaurus in a 
corporate semantic Web approach?
   # Ontology representation languages for a corporate semantic Web?
   # How to tackle multiple viewpoints in a corporate semantic Web?
   # Interoperability between ontologies or integration of multiple 
   # Cooperative building, adaptation and evolution of a corporate 
semantic Web?
   # Query languages for a corporate semantic Web,
   # (Intelligent) Information retrieval from a corporate semantic Web ?
   # Agent-based approaches for building and management of a corporate 
semantic Web and for information retrieval from a corporate semantic Web ?
   # Users interfaces for building and using a corporate semantic Web?
   # Features specific to corporate semantic Web w.r.t. open  Semantic 
Web ?
   # Concrete applications of corporate semantic Webs ?
   # Techniques for optimising metadata storage and query processing for 
a corporate semantic Web?
   # Management of multilinguism in a corporate semantic Web.

Important dates

   Submission deadline:     July 10, 2004
   Notification of acceptance:     July 30, 2004
   Camera (Web)-ready:      August 21, 2004
   Workshop:     October 8, 2004

Submission format
Contributions are invited in the form of a full paper (max. 15 pages) or 
of a position paper (max. 6 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. Papers have to be 
submitted electronically (in pdf)  to The 
proceedings will be published on the WWW and the best papers will be 
published in a book, with previous editions of the workshop.

Workshop organizing committee
Rose Dieng-Kuntz
INRIA Acacia Project, 2004 route des Lucioles, BP 93
06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex FRANCE
Phone:  +33 4 92 38 78 10
Fax:  +33 4 92 38 77 83

Fabien Gandon
INRIA Acacia Project, 2004 route des Lucioles, BP 93
06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex FRANCE
Phone:  +33 4 92 38 77 88
Fax:  +33 4 92 38 77 83

Philippe Pérez
Atos Origin France
Le Thalassa B, 444 route des Dolines.
B.P. 67 - 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex - France

Joel Quinqueton
161, rue Ada
34392 MONTPELLIER Cedex 5

Paola Turci
Address:  Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell?Informazione
University of Parma
Parco Area delle Scienze, 181A
43100, Parma, Italy
FAX  +39 0521 905723
E-mail :

Program committee

 * Andreas Abecker, Karlsruhe Univ., Germany
 * Richard Benjamins, Isoco, Spain
 * Joost Breuker, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 * Olivier Corby, INRIA-Sophia-Antipolis, France
 * Rose Dieng-Kuntz, INRIA-Sophia-Antipolis, France
 * John Domingue, Open University, (UK)
 * Peter Eklund, Griffith University (Australia)
 * Fabien Gandon, INRIA-Sophia-Antipolis (France)
 * Knut Hinkelmann, University of Applied Sciences Solothurn
 * Gilles Kassel, LARIA, université d'Amiens (France)
 * Alain Mille, University of Lyon)
 * Amedeo Napoli, INRIA-Lorraine (Fr)
 * Philippe Pérez, ATOS (Fr)
 * Joel Quinqueton, LIRMM (Fr)
 * Ulrich Reimer, Swiss Life Information Systems Research Group 
 * Chantal Reynaud, LRI, France
 * David G. Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University  (Israel)
 * Paola Turci, University of Parma (Italy)

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