ISWC 2003 Industrial Track - DEADLINE EXTENSION

Dear colleague,

the deadline for the below call for ISWC 2003 industrial contributions
has been extended to May 31st, 2003.

Looking forward to your submission and best regards,

Christoph Bussler


2nd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2003)

Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
20-23 October 2003


The vision of the Semantic Web is to make web data machine
processable, and rests on the premise that to do so we need
to accommodate, somehow, the semantics of these data.  Many
technologies and methodologies are being developed within
Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Software Engineering and
Information Systems that can contribute towards the
realization of this vision.  Among those are languages for
semantic annotation of Web documents, ontologies,
technologies and methodologies for building multi-agent
systems, semantic interoperation of programs that have been
developed totally independently, technologies and
methodologies for describing, searching and composing Web
Services, and more.

ISWC2003 welcomes the submission of original industrial papers
dealing with all aspects of the Semantic Web, particularly
those relating to the subject areas indicated by the topics
below. We encourage papers relating to industrial efforts and
experiences with Semantic Web projects. These papers will be
presented in the Industrial Track.

The industrial track of the conference encourages
submissions covering innovative commercial implementations
of semantic web technology, novel applications of semantic
web technology, and experience in applying research advances
to practical situations. Such papers should describe
innovative implementations, new approaches to fundamental
challenges (such as large scale ontologies or semantic
complexity), or other major technical improvements to the
state-of-the-practice.  Industrial / application / experience
submissions may be either full papers whose technical
density is comparable to research submissions or extended

Discouraged are papers or abstracts that are marketing
oriented or are pure product descriptions or specifications.

The goal of the industrial track is to demonstrate the
application of research results in software products as well
as state real world requirements from practical applications
that might encourage further research into specific domains
of semantic web technology.

Conference Topics Of Interest and Area Keywords

Suggested topics include:

* Languages, Tools and Methodologies for Semantic Annotations of Web
* Ontologies (creation, merging, linking and reconciliation)
* Large Scale Knowledge Management
* Data Semantics
* Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
* Knowledge Portals
* Tools and Methodologies for Multi-Agent Software Systems
* Semantic Brokering
* Semantic Interoperability
* Semantic Web Mining
* Semantic Web Services (service description, discovery, invocation,
* Semantic Web Inference Schemes
* Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights
* Semantic Web for e-Business  and e-Learning
* Searching and Querying
* User Interfaces
* Visualization and modelling


Dean Allemang (TopQuadrant, USA)
Bill Andersen (OntologyWorks, USA)
Jürgen Angele (Ontoprise, Germany)
John Davies (British Telecom, UK)
Alain Leger (France Telecom, France)
Andreas Persidis (Biovista, Greece)
Satish Thatte (Microsoft, USA)
David Trastour (Hewlett-Packard, UK)
Michael Uschold (The Boeing Company, USA)
Arian Zwegers (Baan, Netherlands)

Important Dates

NEW: May 31, 2003  Paper submission

June 15, 2003   Acceptance Notification
July 15, 2003   Camera-Ready Papers due

Please note that the deadline for paper submission is
strict: no extensions will be allowed.

Submission Details

* Paper submission and reviewing for ISWC2003 will be electronic, via
  the conference WWW site:

* The only formats allowed for submission are PostScript or
  PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format).  These are widely
  supported and well-known standards: papers will not be
  accepted in any other format (e.g., MS Word) because of
  compatibility problems between software versions,
  machines, and nationalities.  See the conference WWW site
  for information about how to convert other formats (e.g.,
  MS Word) to PDF/PostScript.

* Note that the electronic submission site is likely to be
  very busy around the paper submission deadline.  You are
  strongly urged to submit your abstract and your paper as
  far in advance of the deadline as possible.

* Submitted papers must be formatted in the style of the
  Springer publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer

* Papers must be no longer than 8 pages, including figures
  and references, when formatted using the style files
  provided.  Overlength papers will be rejected.

* ISWC2003 will not accept any paper which, at the time of
  submission, is under review for or has already been
  published or accepted for publication in a journal or
  another conference.

* PLEASE monitor for further
  submission details or changes.

About the Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Sundial Resort on Sanibel


General Chair:  Dieter Fensel (Free University of Amsterdam,
The Netherlands)

Program Chair:  Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Program Co-Chair:  John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Canada)

Tutorial Chair:  Asun Gomez-Perez (Polytechnic University of Madrid,

Workshops Chairs:  Sheila McIlraith (Stanford University,
USA) and Dimitris Plexousakis (University of Crete, Greece)

Industrial Track Chair:  Christoph Bussler (Oracle, USA)

Poster Chair:  Raphael Malyankar (Arizona State University, USA)

Finance Chair:  Jerome Euzenat (INRIA, Rhone-Alpes, France)

Publicity Chair:  Mike Dean (BBN, USA)

Local Arrangements Chair:  Jeff Bradshaw (University of West
Florida, USA)

Sponsor Chairs:  Ying Ding (Free University of Amsterdam, The
Netherlands) and Massimo Paolucci (Carnegie Mellon
University, USA)

Demonstration Chair:  Jeff Heflin (Lehigh University, USA)

Registration Chair:  Atanas Kiryakov (Sirma AI, Ltd, Bulgaria)

Christoph Bussler
Oracle Corporation
500 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA

Received on Friday, 25 April 2003 10:58:00 UTC