3rd CFP - Call for Tutorial Proposals [7th International Semantic Web Conference][ISWC2008]




      7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2008)
          26-30 October 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany

In addition to the regular research and workshop program, ISWC 2008
invites tutorials on various topics. A tutorial should present the
state of the art of a Semantic Web area enabling attendees to fully
appreciate the current issues, main schools of thought, and possible
application areas.

General Information

The topics of interest for tutorials include, but are not limited to
the following:

* Applications based on Semantic Web technologies
* Evaluation of Semantic Web technologies
* Semantic Web for e-business, e-science, e-government e-learning, or
   other application domains
* Semantic Web technologies for multimedia content
* Personal Information Management
* Management of Semantic Web Data
* Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing
   Semantic Web data
* Database technologies for the Semantic Web
* Search, query, and visualization of the Semantic Web
* Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
* Machine learning and human language technologies for the Semantic Web
* Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
* Ontologies
* Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
* Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
* Evaluation and tanking of ontologies
* Ontology search
* Semantic Web Architecture
* Semantic Web middleware
* Semantic Web services
* Agents on the Semantic Web
* Semantics in peer-to-peer systems and grids
* Social Semantic Web
* Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
* Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation
* Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security

Important Dates

* May 16, 2008: Tutorial proposals due
* June 6, 2008: Notification of proposal acceptance
* July 16, 2008: Deadline for receipt of URL for tutorial web page
* September 25, 2008: Deadline for sending the tutorial notes
   (handouts) to the tutorial chair for reproduction (PDF preferred)
* 26-27 October, 2008: Presentation of Tutorial Program

Submission Information

ISWC 2008 tutorials may be either for a full day or for a half day.
Although tutorials may focus entirely on theoretical aspects, we
encourage tutorial presenters to incorporate hands-on sessions
where appropriate.

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages in Springer LNCS format
and should contain the following information:

* an abstract (200 words maximum; to be published on ISWC 2008 website)
* a brief description of tutorial, including aims, overview of
   content, presentation style, target audience, and prerequisite knowledge
* an indication of full- or half-day, and a draft outline of the
   tutorial content and schedule
* a justification of the tutorial, including relevance to ISWC 2008
* audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements
* for a hands-on tutorial, please briefly describe the software that
   will be used for the hands-on activities, the planned procedure to
   allow the participants to install the software on their computers, and
   any special technical requirements related to these activities. Please
   note that any software needed for hands-on activities, and download
   sites for the software, must be provided by the tutorial presenters.
* information on presenters (name, affiliation, contact info,
   expertise, experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation).
   Please indicate which presenter is the primary contact.

The presenters of accepted tutorials will be required to create a
tutorial website which gives an overview of the tutorial and includes
other relevant information. Additionally we may require tutorial
meta-data according to the ISWC 2008 ontology.

Please submit tutorial proposals by email to David Martin at

Tutorial Presenters' Responsibilities

Presenters of accepted tutorials are responsible for preparing and
maintaining a Web site that describes the tutorial and provides any
required materials. Submit the URL for your tutorial site to the
tutorial chair by July 16, 2008. The description should make it clear
that the tutorial is open to all members of the ISWC community. It
should also mention that all tutorial participants must pay the ISWC
2008 conference registration fee, as well as the tutorial fee.

Presenters are also responsible for the production and distribution of
all technical material to be used for teaching the tutorial slides,
notes, technical papers, etc. except for the reproduction of
hard copies of printed materials, which will be handled by ISWC. In
the case of a hands on tutorial requiring software, it is strongly
recommended that the presenters provide CDs from which the
participants can install the software needed on their computers. (It
is not realistic to expect tutorial attendees to download the software
at the beginning of the tutorial!)

Tutorial presenters will need to submit the material for printed
hand-outs to the tutorial presenters for pre-printing. (The deadline
for this is given in important dates section.)

The ISWC 2008 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the

* Providing publicity for the tutorial as a whole on the conference's
   web page. The ISWC 2008 page will include the tutorial abstract and
   provide a link to the tutorial's local page.
* Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the tutorial.
* In conjunction with the tutorial presenters, determining the tutorial
   date and time.
* Production of sufficient copies of printed tutorial materials
   provided by the tutorial presenters.

Tutorial Chairs

   David Martin, SRI International, USA (martin@ai.sri.com)
   Lalana Kagal, MIT, USA  (lkagal@csail.mit.edu)

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