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ESTC2008: Call for Proposals

From: Lejla Ibralic Halilovic <lejla.ibralic-halilovic@sti2.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:09:06 +0200
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European Semantic Technology Conference 2008
ESTC 2008
24th-26th September, Vienna, Austria


**ESTC2008 Programme Content and Structure**
The 2008 European Semantic Technology Conference is designed to allow
participants to network with and learn from one another - you will be able
to customise your own programme to suit your interests and imperatives, as
the programme will be divided into learning tracks focused on specific areas
of practice.

Tutorials - 24th September (half day)
Main Conference and Exhibition - 24th September (afternoon) - 26th September

Conference Themes

In general terms, the conference is interested in the application of
semantic technology to any business need, whether inside or outside the
enterprise and in both the B2B and B2C contexts.

Topics include but are not limited to:

SOA and Semantic Technology
Semantic Business Intelligence
Knowledge Management
Information Integration
Semantic Web Services
Semantic Web & Web 2.0
Semantic search
Ontology modelling
Ontology management
Semantic BPM
Semantic Technology & SaaS
Information Retrieval

Semantic technology is applicable to many sectors. Verticals already
generating strong interest include:
Financial Services
Life Sciences

Programme structure will include
- Focused tracks that guide you through the conference experience and help
you select which content is most relevant to your work
- A wide range of topics to ensure that your experience onsite will reflect
your most pressing imperatives
- Opportunities to meet and get to know your peers in more informal settings
- Business Idea Showcase - pitch your idea for the application of semantic
technology to our panel of investors - winners will be selected at the
conference and rewarded!
**Submission Overview**
You are invited to submit a proposal for ESTC2008. The programme advisory
committee will review proposals. Priority will be given to proposals that
are innovative, practical, focussed on industry-strength applications and
include re-applicable learning points.  

For the submission please use our online form at

Selection Criteria
All proposals will be carefully reviewed by the programme advisory
committee. Product or company endorsements and promotions are strictly
prohibited. Selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Relevance to conference theme and quality of presentation
- Ability to provide proven results
- Originality of approach
- Quality of supplements/handouts
- Qualifications of presenter(s) and references
- Practical application of material and feasibility of implementation
- Absence of sales and marketing content

Presenter Guidelines
Sessions for this programme average approximately 40 minutes, with few
exceptions, including time for interactive discussion. Presenters are
expected to work closely with conference planners in advance of the
conference and asked not to make any substantial changes in content,
process, names, or numbers of presenters without the approval of the
conference Programme Director.
Session overheads and handouts are required from all speakers eight weeks
prior to the event. They should be high quality black and white, without
page numbers or sales/marketing copy. This material will be due by Friday,
August 29, 2008.
Presentations may be recorded.

**Important Dates**
Deadline for proposals: Friday, June 6, 2008
Notification of approval: Friday, July 4, 2008
Camera-ready or PowerPoint copy of proceedings to STI International: Friday,
August 29, 2008
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