1st European Semantic Technology Conference - Call for Tutorials

Call for Tutorial Proposals

1st European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC 2007)
31 May – 1 June 2007
Vienna, Austria
www.estc2007.org <BLOCKED::http://www.estc2007.org/> 

ESTC 2007 organizing committee invites the submission of tutorial proposals
on Industry aspects of the development of Semantic Web Technology,
particularly relating to the subject areas indicated below. We encourage
adapted academic content that will present the state of the art and present
intricacies and limitations of the current technology. So, we encourage
tutorials that will greatly foster the fast education of the practitioners
in industry facing practical issues driven primarily by business interests.


*	Tutorial proposals due: February 28, 2007 

*	Notification of proposal acceptance: March 30, 2007 

*	URL for tutorial website due: April 15, 2007 

*	Tutorial: June 1, 2007


Tutorials can vary in length from 1.5 hours to 3 hours (a half day). Having
more than one co-organizer for a tutorial is strongly advised, typically a
joint industry and academic effort should be pursued. 

Tutorial proposed for the ESTC 2007 should cover one topic in appropriate
depth (see ESTC 2007 topics of interest below), and present this in a
appropriate way that enables especially practitioners in industry to better
understand and apply rapidly the state of art Semantic Web technologies.
Furthermore, we strongly encourage parts of tutorials to be hands-on
sessions that allow attendees to have time and support to have hands-on
presented technologies.  

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 3 pages in A4 format and need to
contain the following information:

1.	Title and Abstract (200 maximum; to be published on ESTC 2007

2.	Description (aims, content, presentation style, technical
requirements, hands-on activities) 

3.	Relevance of the tutorial to foster education of the practitioners
in Industry 

4.	Outline of tutorial content and schedule 

5.	A list of related tutorials held in the last 3 years, or to be held
in 2007 

6.	Information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experiences
in teaching and tutorial presentation) 

7.	A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing
committee (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area, previous
tutorials organization, other relevant information).

Each tutorial organizing committee will be responsible for the following: 

*	Producing a web page and a "Call for Participation" for their

*	Providing a brief description of the tutorial for the conference web
page and program.  

*	Advertising the tutorial beyond the conference web page. 

*	Producing a camera-ready version of the tutorial proceedings in LNCS

The ESTC 2007 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following: 

*	Providing a link to a tutorial's local page. 

*	Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial. 

*	Proposing to the organizers, the tutorial date and time. 

*	Providing copies or files on ESTC 2007 CDROM of the tutorial
proceedings to attendees. 

Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed by the
ESTC 2007 organizing committee with respect to the relevance of the topic,
the content, and the presentation style. 

For accepted tutorials, the tutorial organizers need to submit the material
for hand-outs (the slide sets and / or additional information; software
installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions) to the
organization committee for pre-printing and preparation of the ESTC 2007

Accepted tutorials will receive 1 free registration to the ESTC.


Tutorial proposals, organization details and any inquiries should be sent by
e-mail to the tutorial chairs. Proposals may be submitted in PDF, text or MS
Word format. Submitted proposals that follow the above requirements will be
reviewed by the ESTC 2007 organizing committee with respect to the relevance
of the topic and content.  


Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to): 

*	Real World Deployments of Semantic Web technologies (value
proposition, ROI, adoption of technologies, etc) 

*	Semantic Web Services Tools and Applications (e.g. description,
discovery, composition, orchestration, etc) 

*	Business taxonomies and Vocabularies 

*	Ontology and Rules systems deployment 

*	Semantic technologies for content and unstructured data in legacy

*	Practices in migration to knowledge technology 

*	Knowledge acquisition, Ontology Creation and Management (e.g.
evolution, evaluation) 

*	Best Practices in Data, Schemas, terminology and Ontology Alignment

*	Semantic Annotation of Data, Resources and services 

*	Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages 

*	Deployment of semantic inference schemes and reasoners (e.g.
scalability, fuzziness, distribution) 

*	Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management 

*	Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Health, e-Government, Multimedia,
Bio-Pharmacy drug discovery 

*	Database Technologies and Query Languages with Semantic technology 

*	Semantic Interoperability in Data and Services for the enterprise 

*	Semantic Mining for Business Intelligence 

*	Semantic Searching, Querying, Navigation and Browsing 

*	Visualization and Semantic Data Modelling 

*	Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property

Tutorials Chairs:

The ESTC 2007 Tutorial chairs are: 

Dr. Alain Léger, Dr. Vincent Louis FT R&D - Research
e-mails : a-t.leger
@wanadoo.fr ; vincent.louis
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Dr.YorkSure, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
e-mail: sure
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Received on Friday, 9 February 2007 14:31:37 UTC