CFP: ECAI 2004 Workshop on Application of Semantic Web Technologies to Web Communities

Workshop on Application of Semantic Web Technologies to Web Communities
A Knowledge Web workshop (
Workshop at ECAI 2004 (
16th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
August 22-27, 2004, Valencia, Spain
Various communities have taken advantage of the current Web
functionalities to strengthen the communication and information exchange
not only within the community, but also with external communities or
individual users. Miscellaneous web portals have appeared with the
purpose of providing an open and effective communication forum for their
Nevertheless, current Web technology presents serious limitations to
make information efficiently accessible for users. Moreover, users face
the task of reading the documents retrieved in order to extract the
information desired. These limitations naturally appear in existing Web
communities based on this technology, making information searching,
accessing, extracting, interpreting and processing a difficult and
time-consuming task.
In this context, Semantic Web technologies can considerably improve the
information sharing process, overcoming the problems found in current
Web communities to search, access, extract, interpret and process
information. In this sense, Web communities based on Semantic Web
technologies represent a natural evolution of existing Web communities.
The workshop will provide a forum for workers in the fields of knowledge
engineering, knowledge management, knowledge representation, language
technology, ontological engineering, data, text and web mining and
Semantic Web, to present their latest results and to discuss the
potential joint application of these fields to Web communities, both
analysing what has been achieved so far and what are the next steps to
accomplish. The aim is to provide a snapshot of the state of the art and
guidelines for further steps.
- Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain (to be
"Semantic Web portals: motivations and challenges"
TOPICS OF INTEREST include (but not limited to):
• Semantic Web portal architecture design 
• Semantic Web portal evaluation 
• Semantic Web enabled web portal facilities 
• Exposition of Web portals functionality through Semantic Web services 
• User interface design for Semantic Web portals 
• Ontology Technologies: Engineering, Management, Learning, Evolving and
• Inference and reasoning 
• Semantically-enhanced search 
• Semantic indexing and retrieval of information 
• Automatic and semi-automatic annotation of information resources 
Dr. Ying Ding, 
DERI Austria, 
Institute of Computer Science
University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Prof. Dr. Dieter Fensel, 
Ruben Lara, 
DERI Austria, 
Holger Lausen, 
DERI Ireland, National University of Irland, Galway, 
Michael Stollberg, 
DERI Austria, 
Prof. Dr. Sung-Kook Han, 
Won Kwang University, South Korea 
Interested participants are requested to submit their papers in PDF or
Postscript. Papers should not exceed 15 pages in Springer Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) format
All submissions will be refereed by at least 3 members of the Program
Committee. It is planned that the Proceedings will be included in a
special topic volume published as a book. 
Submissions should be made to the following address: 
Ruben Lara: 
April 15, 2004 Dealine for paper submission  
May 15, 2004 Notification of accepted papers  
June 01, 2004 Camera-ready of accepted papers 
August 22-24 (Exact date to be fixed), 2004 Workshop is held 
• Asun Gomez-Perez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain 
• Atanas Kiryakov, OntoText, Bulgaria (confirmed)
• Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield, UK 
• Robert Meersman, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium 
• Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany 
• Pablo Castells, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (confirmed)
• Jean Delahousse, Mondeca, France (confirmed)
• Stefan Wess, Empolis GmbH, Germany  
• York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany (confirmed) 
• Richard Benjamin, iSOCO, Spain (confirmed)
• Chris Bussler, DERI, Ireland  
• Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, Poland  (confirmed)
• John Domingue, Open University, UK (confirmed) 

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