Deadline Extension : 2nd Workshop on Semantic Web and Databases

Deadline Extension : The new submission deadline is June 21st 2004.

                           Workshop on
                    Semantic Web and Databases
                     collocated with VLDB 2004
                         Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                      August 29-30, 2004
           Workshop URL:

Scope and Topics
The Semantic Web (SW) is a key initiative being promoted by the World Wide
Web Consortium (W3C) as the next generation of the current web. The
objective of this workshop is to discuss database and information
system applications that promote semantics and to gain insight into the
evolution of semantic web technology, such as machine-understandable 
metadata and Web services. We welcome submissions related to topics 
that include:
- Component Models for SW Applications (e.g., J2EE, .NET)
- Distributed object-based or agent-based architectures for the SW.
- Scalability, extensibility and robustness of SW applications
- Models and ontologies: algebras, management, lifecycle
- Creation, maintenance and versioning of annotations, metadata and mappings
- Tools (including visual tools) for creating SW components  (e.g., ontologies, mappings, annotations, etc.)
- Workflow systems, Web services and Quality of Service contracts
- Support for negotiation and trust
- Security for the Semantic Web
- Conceptual clustering and statistical approaches
- Social networks and consensus analysis approaches
- Information analysis accuracy of SW applications (e.g., precision, recall, false positives, etc.)
- Ontologies, Conceptual Models, Taxonomies
- Semantic Composition of Web Services
- Views, mappings, transformations, query reformulation
- Languages and processing for combined data and metadata queries
- Semantics-based query relaxation techniques, Loss of Information
- Logic based (centralized and distributed) inferences 
- Intensional query answering
APPLICATIONS (prototypes, pilots, deployed)
- SW applications  based on RDF, XML, etc. 
- Web service based applications (using WSDL, SOAP, UDDI, ebXML etc.)
- Semantics-based enterprise application and data integration
- SW and Geographical Information Systems
- SW and Bioinformatics
- Return on Investment for SW applications 
- Sustainable business models for SW applications 

...and other aspects of realizing the vision of the Semantic Web!

Submit short (up to six pages) and long papers (up to twenty pages) on:
- research, focusing on foundational or technological aspects and
- experience, describing industrial aspects
in PDF or Word at

The submitted papers must be formatted to the rules of Springer-Verlag
series Lecture Notes of Computer Science (see, section "Proceedings
and Other Multi-author Volumes" for formatting instructions). 

The proceedings of the workshop will be made
available in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science of
Springer-Verlag ( in
printed as well as electronic form.

Important Dates
Electronic submission deadline:  	New Deadline : June 21, 2004 
Email notification of acceptance: 	July 30, 2004
Camera ready papers due: 		August 11, 2004
Workshop: 			        August 29 and 30, 2004

Program Committee Chairs
Chris Bussler
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)

Val Tannen
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Proceedings and Publicity Chair
Irini Fundulaki
Bell Labs, USA

Steering Committee
Isabel Cruz
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Vipul Kashyap
National Library of Medicine, USA

Stefan Decker
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)

Program Committee

Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Sibel Adali, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Gustavo Alonso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Bernd Amann, CNAM and INRIA, France
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sonia Bergamaschi, UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia , Italy
Alex Borgida, Rutgers University, USA
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Fabio Casati, HP Laboratories, USA
Vassilis Christophides, ICS-FORTH and University of Crete, Greece
Isabel Cruz, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA	
Umeshwar Dayal, HP Laboratories, USA
Tim Finin, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Irini Fundulaki, Bell Labs, USA
Zack Ives, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Vipul Kashyap, National Library of Medicine, USA
Christoph Koch, Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria 
Harumi Kuno, HP Laboratories, USA
Maurizio Lenzerini, UniversitÓ di Roma "La Sapienza" , Italy
Ling Liu, Georgia Tech, USA
Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA
Alex Poulovassilis, Birkbeck College, UK
William Regli, Drexel University, USA
Jerome Simeon,  IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Rudi Studer, Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany
Kevin Wilkinson, HP Laboratories, USA

Received on Friday, 4 June 2004 14:42:08 UTC