2nd CfP: ESWC2005 - 2nd European Semantic Web Conference

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  2nd Call for Papers
  2nd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2005)
  May 29 to June 1, 2005
  Heraklion, Crete (Greece)


  Full Paper Submission: December 15th, 2004
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The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today's web via the 
exploitation of machine-processable meta data. The explicit 
representation of the semantics of data, accompanied with domain 
theories (Ontologies), will enable a web that provides a 
qualitatively new level of service. It will weave together an 
incredibly large network of human knowledge and will complement it 
with machine processability. Various automated services will help the 
user to achieve goals by accessing and providing information in 
machine-understandable form. This process may ultimately create 
extremely knowledgeable systems with various specialized reasoning 
services systems. Many technologies and methodologies are being 
developed within Artificial Intelligence, Human Language Technology, 
Machine Learning, Databases, Software Engineering and Information 
Systems that can contribute towards the realization of this vision.

The 2nd Annual European Semantic Web Conference will present the 
latest results in research and application in semantic web 
technologies (including knowledge mark-up languages, semantic web 
services, ontology management and more). ESWC 2005 will also feature 
a special industry-oriented event providing European industry with an 
opportunity to become even more familiar with these technologies. It 
will offer a tutorial program to get up to speed with European and 
global developments in this exciting new area.

ESWC 2005 is co-located with a meeting of the Knowledge Web Network 
of Excellence. Workshops and meetings of other European Commission 
6th Framework Programme projects involved in the semantic web and 
semantic web technologies will be able to showcase their 

ESWC 2005 is sponsored by SDK - a group of three European Commission 
6th Framework Programme projects known as SEKT, DIP and Knowledge 
Web. Together these projects aim to improve world-wide research and 
standardisation in the area of the Semantic Web. For more information 
on SDK, please visit http://www.sdk-cluster.org.


ESWC 2005 welcomes the submission of good original research and 
application papers dealing with all aspects of the semantic web, 
particularly those relating to the subject areas indicated by the 
topics below. We particularly encourage the submission of papers 
relating to industrial efforts and experiences with semantic web 
projects. We also encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical 
and applications papers. 

Paper submission and reviewing for ESWC 2005 will be electronic, via 
the conference WWW site: http://www.eswc2005.org. Papers, due to 
December 15th, 2004, should not exceed fifteen (15)  pages in 
Springer LNCS format.


Full Paper Submission: December 15th, 2004 (extended)
Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2005
Camera-Ready Papers due: March 30, 2005
Conference: May 29-June 1, 2005


Topics of interest to the conference include:
- Languages, Tools and Methodologies for 
  Semantic Annotation of Web Data
- (Semi-)automatic ontology learning and 
  metadata generation (Including HLT and machine learning approaches)
- Ontology Management (creation, alignment, merging, 
  evolution, evaluation, linking, mediation and reconciliation)
- Semantic Web Services (service description, 
  discovery, invocation, composition)
- Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management
- Data Semantics
- Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
- Semantic Knowledge Portals
- Semantic Brokering
- Semantic Interoperability
- Semantic Web Mining
- Semantic Web Inference Schemes
- Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and 
  Intellectual Property Rights
- Semantic Web for e-Business and e-Learning
- Semantic Searching and Querying
- Reasoning in the Semantic Web
- Visualization and modelling


Asuncion Gomez-Perez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid


Dean Allemang (Boston University, US) 
Jürgen Angele (Ontoprise, DE)
Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester, UK)
Richard Benjamins (iSOCO, ES) 
Walter Binder (EPFL, CH)
Paul Buitelard (DFKI, DE)
Christoph Bussler (Deri, IE)
Fabio Ciravegna  (University Sheffield, UK)
Oscar Corcho (iSOCO, ES)
Hamish Cunningham (University Sheffield, UK) 
John Davies (BT, UK) 
Ying Ding (DERI, AT) 
John Domingue (The Open University, UK)
Stefan Decker (DERI, IE)
Andreas Eberhart (University of Karlsruhe, DE) 
Dieter Fensel  (DERI, AT)
Mariano Fernández-López (CEU, ES)
Natasha Fridman Noy  (Stanford University, US)
Aldo Gangemi  (CNR, IT)
Mari Georges (ILOG, FR) 
Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento, IT)
Carole Goble (University of Manchester, UK)
Christine Golbreich (University of Rennes, FR) 
Jeremy J. Carroll (HP, UK)
Vipul Kashyap (Clinical informatics R&D, US)
Atanas Kiryakov (Sirma AI, BG) 
Manolis Koubarakis (Technical University of Crete, GR)
Manuel Lama Penin (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, ES)
Alain Léger (France Telecom, FR)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, JP) 
Dunja Mladenic (J. Stefan Institute, SL) 
Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK) 
Wolfgang Nejdl (LS3 and University of Hannover, DE) 
Leo Obrst (MITRE, US)
Massimo Paolucci (Carnegie Mellon Univesity, US)
Peter Patel-Schneider (Bell Labs, US)
Terry Payne (University of Southampton, UK)
Dimitris Plexousakis (University of Crete, GR)
Alan Rector  (University of Manchester, UK)
Marie-Christine Rousset (University Orsay, FR)
Guus Schreiber (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL) 
Daniel Schwabe (PUC-Rio, BR) 
Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton, UK) 
Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz, DE)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL) 
Rudi Studer (University of Karlsruhe, DE) 
York Sure (University of Karlsruhe, DE)
Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon Univesity, US)
Valentina Tamma (University of Liverpool, UK)
Sergio Tessaris (Free Univ. Bozen, IT) 
Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL) 
Steve Willmott (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, ES)
Michael Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, UK)


 Dr. York Sure
 Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
 phone: +49 (0) 721 608 6592

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