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1st International Workshop on
Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises - SWAE07

in conjunction with DEXA 2007
18th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems 
Regensburg, Germany
3-7 September 2007 ****************************************


"The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to 
be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community 
boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation 
from a large number of researchers and industrial partners."
[W3C - http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/]

SWAE aims at evaluating how and how much the Semantic Web vision has 
met its promises with respect to business and market needs. Even though 
the Semantic Web is a relatively new branch of scientific and 
technological research, its relevance has already been envisaged for 
some crucial business processes:
- Semantic-based business data integration: data integration satisfies 
both "structural" requirements of enterprises (e.g. the 
possibility of consulting its data in a unified manner), and 
"dynamic" requirement (e.g. business-to-business partnerships 
to execute an order). Information systems implementing semantic web 
architectures can strongly support this process, or simply enable it. - 
Semantic interoperability: metadata and ontologies support the dynamic 
and flexible exchange of data and services across information systems 
of different organizations. The development of applications for the 
automatic classification of services
and the translation of such classifications into the different 
standards used by companies is a clear example of the potential for 
semantic interoperability methods and tools.
- Knowledge management: ontologies and automated reasoning tools seem 
to provide an innovative support to the elicitation, representation and 
sharing of corporate knowledge. In particular, for the shift from 
document-centric KM to an entity-centric KM approach.
- Enterprise and process modeling: ontologies and rules are becoming an 
effective way for modeling corporate processes and business domains 
(for example, in cost reduction).

The goal of the workshop is to evaluate and assess how deep the 
permeation of Semantic Web models, languages, technologies and 
applications has been in effective enterprise business applications. It 
would also identify how semantic web based systems, methods and 
theories sustain business applications such as decision processes, 
workflow management processes, accountability, and production chain 
management. A particular attention will be dedicated to metrics and 
criteria that evaluate cost-effectiveness of system designing 
processes, knowledge encoding and management, system maintenance, etc.

Papers and demonstrations of interest for the workshop will show and 
highlight the interactions between Semantic Web technologies and 
business applications. In particular, the workshops aims at collecting 
models, tools and practical experience in which Semantic Web techniques 
have been developed and applied to support  any relevant business 
process, and assess their degree of success, the difficulties which 
were addressed, the solutions which have been found, the new tools 
which have been implemented.


The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
* Semantic Integration
* Information extraction
* Managing metadata for information integration
* Managing metadata for data classification
* Semantic Web technologies for enterprises
* Ontologies for Information Integration and data exch

* Schema mapping/evaluating/integrating
* On-the-fly Integration
* Information Integration architectures
* Reviews and evaluation of existing Integration approaches
* Data Integration in e-Commerce applications
* Integration of legacy applications in a semantic web architecture
* Semantic web and business processes
* Reliability and scalability of Semantic Web technologies and tools
* Enterprise-level tools and applications
* Costs of semantic-based architectures for enterprises
* Semantic Web and Integrated Information Systems
* Semantic based systems and business applications: cost management, 
decision support systems, workflow management systems, etc. * Economic 
sustainability of semantic web based systems
* Metrics to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the knowledge encoding 

* Submission of abstracts: March 2, 2007 * Submission of full papers: 
March 23, 2007
* Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2007 * Camera-ready copies due: 
May 31, 2007


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and 
application papers that are not being considered in another forum. 
Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages (IEEE Proceeding 
style) including figures and references. Please follow the IEEE 
Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your 
papers (http://www.computer.org/portal/site/cscps/index.jsp). Authors 
of accepted papers are requested to sign the IEEE copyright form.
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the 
conference and present the paper. Papers accepted for presentation will 
be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of the 
DEXA'07 workshops.
Authors of accepted papers are requested to send the full paper to be 
received by May 31, 2007.


Prof. Sonia Bergamaschi
Department of Computer Science
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Prof. Paolo Bouquet
Department of Information and Communication Technology
of Trento

Dott. Francesco Guerra
Department of Business Economics
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Carlo Batini, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy 
Andreas Becks, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte 
Informationstechnik FIT, Germany Francesco Bellomi, University of 
Verona , Italy Omar Boucelma, Université Aix-Marseille, France 
Andrea Calì, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy Oscar Corcho, 
University of Manchester, UK Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at 
Chicago, USA Roberta Cuel, Università di Trento, Italy Stefan 
Decker, Digital Enterprise Research Institute National University of 
Ireland, Galway, Ireland Alfio Ferrara, Università degli Studi di 
Milano, Italy Mohand-Said Hacid, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 
France Matthias Hemmje, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany Mustafa 
Jarrar, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Alain Leger,  France Telecom R&D, France   Claudia Niederee, L3S 
Research Center, Germany Lyndon Nixon, University of Berlin, Germany 
Aris M. Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Christoph Quix, 
RWTH Aachen, Germany Peter Spyns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany York Sure, 
Institut AIFB Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany

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