CfP: J of Web Semantics Special Issue on Semantic Grid

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One of the key challenges in today's Grids is the need to deal with
knowledge and data sources that are distributed, heterogeneous, and dynamic,
and where effective elicitation of implicit knowledge is a necessary
component of the overall system. In such systems, a complete global
viewpoint or understanding is impossible to achieve. We therefore need to go
beyond centralised knowledge service provision, and develop effective open,
distributed, knowledge-based solutions.

The Semantic Grid aims to overcome this problem by adding meaning
(ontologies, annotations and negotiation processes as studied in the
Semantic Web and Software Agent paradigms) to the Grid. In this way, the
Semantic Grid not only provides a general semantic-based computational
network infrastructure, but a rich, seamless collection of intelligent,
knowledge-based services for enabling the management and sharing of complex
resources and reasoning mechanisms. In the Semantic Grid knowledge and
semantics are deployed explicitly for Grid applications and for the
development of innovative Grid infrastructures. This knowledge-oriented
semantics-based approach to the Grid goes hand-in-hand with the exploitation
of techniques and methodologies from intelligent software agents and web
services representing various components of the virtual organizations and
interacting in a P2P way.

This special issue of the journal ( is
soliciting highest-quality submissions on all topics related to Semantic

Guest Editors

  York Sure
  Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
  Englerstr. 11
  76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
  Tel.: +49 721 608 6592

  David De Roure
  School of Electronics and Computer Science
  University of Southampton
  Highfield, Southampton
  SO17 1BJ, UK
  Tel.: +44 23 8059 2418

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be sent by email to both guest editors in the form of a
*single PDF file*. Submissions should not exceed 30 (single column) pages. 

Please refer to the journal's instructions for authors and artwork

Important Dates

September 15th, 2005  -- Submissions due (negotiable)
November 1st, 2005 -- Selection decisions with recommendations for revision
December 1st, 2005 -- Submission of revised papers
January 15th, 2006 -- Final acceptance decisions
February 15th, 2006 -- Final versions of accepted papers

Dr. York Sure
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
phone: +49 (0) 721 608 6592

Received on Tuesday, 9 August 2005 13:28:04 UTC