The ISWC 2006 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program of
ISWC 2006, 

the Fifth International Semantic Web Conference, to be held November 5-9, 2006, 

in Athens, Georgia, United States. Workshops will be held on Sunday, November 6,




The purpose of the workshops is to provide an informal setting for workshop
participants to discuss 

technical issues, to exchange research ideas, and to develop a community in the
quickly emerging 

field of the Semantic Web. We are also looking for workshops that encourage
discussions on user 

and business requirements and how semantic web technologies can be deployed and

in real world scenarios. In particular, from a content perspective, we will
encourage workshops that 

investigate the use and application of semantic web technologies in specific
domains and explore 

best practices and adaptation of those technologies in these contexts. These
workshops are expected 

to complement those that focus on fundamental research issues and
multi-disciplinary topics.


Workshop proposals should address current issues related  to the Semantic Web
that will benefit from

small-group information exchange and discussion. Workshops are intended to be
genuine interactive 

events and not mini-conferences. We expect to have a wide range of workshops,
including those that

- focus on a specific domain of activity, e.g., finance, telecom, life science,
digital government, etc.

- focus on fundamental research issues,

- discuss multi-disciplinary topics that bring together researchers from
different disciplines,

- support the interaction of research and industry for the deployment and
operationalization of Semantic Web    





Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and should contain
the following information:

- The title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying  the
goals and the technical issues that it  

   will focus on.

- A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time.

- A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest, the
workshop audience.

- A brief description of the proposed workshop format, discussing the mix of
events such as paper presentations,

  invited talks, panels, and general discussion.

- An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or
full-day meeting.

- A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, or to
be held in 2006.

- The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed
organizing committee and short  

  description of their relevant experience. 

We strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from different
institutions, bringing different 

perspectives to the workshop topic. Workshop attendees must pay the ISWC 2006
workshop registration fee, 

as well as the conference registration fee.


Please send your proposals by April 3, 2006 and any inquiries by email to Vipul

( Workshop proposals may be submitted in any format,
Word, text or PDF




April 3, 2006: Workshop proposals due

May 1, 2006: Notification of proposal acceptance

May 8, 2006: URL for the workshop web page due

October 6, 2006: Electronic version of working notes for the workshop due

November 6, 2006: Workshop day

November 5-9: ISWC 2006 Technical Program.



Vipul Kashyap, Ph.D.

Senior Medical Informatician

Clinical Informatics R&D, Partners HealthCare System

Phone: (781)416-9254

Cell: (617)943-7120 


To keep up you need the right answers; to get ahead you need the right questions

---John Browning and Spencer Reiss, Wired 6.04.95


Received on Wednesday, 8 February 2006 17:37:14 UTC