Workshop on Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems - extended deadline and final CFP

*** Extended submission deadline: August 7th, 2005 ***

(SSWS 2005)

in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Web Information 
Systems and Engineering (WISE 2005), Nov. 20-22 2005, NYC, USA

* Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag LNCS series *

Important Dates

Paper Submissions Due:  August 7th, 2005 (new)
Acceptance Notification Date:  September 2nd, 2005
Camera-ready Copies Due:  September 12th, 2005
Workshop Date:  November 20-22, 2005 (exact date to be decided)

Goals and Topics

The Semantic Web, as an emerging extension to the World Wide Web, is 
increasingly attracting the attention of research. The vision of the 
Semantic Web is to populate the current Web by metadata with well-defined 
meaning so that software agents can better process the wealth of information 
that is available. Amongst the building blocks of the Semantic Web, RDF 
provides a framework for representing the metadata describing Web resources 
and OWL is a language for defining ontologies that associate metadata to 
each other.

With the establishment of such standards as RDF and OWL, we could expect an 
increasing number of developments and deployments of systems that process 
the data on the "semantic web layer" and provide access services to human 
users or program applications. To this end, existing knowledge base 
engineering technologies may be exploited. However, since the Semantic Web 
represents much larger problem sizes than those traditionally found in 
artificial intelligence, scalability becomes a stronger and more critical 
requirement for a Semantic Web knowledge base system. To certain extent, the 
success of those systems hinges on their scalability. The importance of this 
issue has been widely recognized in the community.

The SSWS 2005 workshop aims at bringing together researchers and 
practitioners to present recent ideas and results towards addressing the 
above challenge. The workshop will create a forum for discussing major 
questions including: the evaluation of existing Semantic Web knowledge base 
systems and the principles, methodologies and tools for evaluating the 
systems; foundations, methods and technologies to improve the 
state-of-the-art; identification of new challenges and research directions. 
We also welcome participants from related disciplines such as artificial 
intelligence, databases, and information integration.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Semantic Web repositories;
- Query evaluation and optimization;
- Performance evaluation and benchmarks;
- Distributed knowledge base systems and P2P systems;
- Large scale knowledge base management;
- Inference and inconsistency;
- Semantic Web-based information integration

Workshop Co-Chairs

Mike Dean (BBN Technologies, USA)
Yuanbo Guo (Lehigh University, USA)
Zhengxiang Pan (Lehigh University, USA)

Program Committee

Grigoris Antoniou (University of Crete & ICS FORTH, Greece)
Dave Beckett (University of Bristol, UK)
Pierre-Antoine Champin (Lyon 1 University, France)
Oscar Corcho (University of Manchester, UK)
Ying Ding (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Jeff Heflin (Lehigh University, USA)
Atanas Kiryakov (Ontotext Lab, Sirma AI, Bulgaria)
Brian McBride (HP Laboratories, UK)
Peter F. Patel-Schneider (Bell Laboratories, USA)
Dennis Quan (IBM Watson Research Center, USA)
Paulo Pinheiro da Silva (Stanford University, USA)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (Vrije University, The Netherlands)
York Sure (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
David Wood (University of Maryland, USA)
Takahira Yamaguchi (Keio University, Japan)

Paper Submission and Publication

Papers should be submitted in PDF or PostScript format and sent by email to 
Yuanbo Guo ( Papers must be no longer than 12 pages in 
Springer LNCS format. For details about this format, please visit Springer 
Online (

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to present the work 
during the workshop.

Note: The proceedings of the workshop will be published by Springer Verlag 
LNCS series. 

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