[CFP] 1st Workshop 'From Wiki to Semantic' [SemWiki2006]

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Full call for papers at http://semwiki.org/2006/cfp.html
* Contact: mvo@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

                     CALL FOR PAPERS

           1st Workshop: 'From Wiki to Semantics'

                 co-located with the 3rd Annual
             European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)
                       Budva, Montenegro
                    11th - 14th June, 2006

=== Executive Summary ===

SemWiki2006 is the first workshop on Semantic Wikis. It aims to
explore and collect the different ideas and motivations that have
lead to the recent emergence of so-called "Semantic Wiki" systems.

=== Workshop Topics ===

Semantic Wikis try to combine the strengths of Semantic Web
(machine processable, data integration, complex queries) and Wiki
(easy to use and contribute, strongly interconnected,
collaborativeness) technologies. Goals are diverse and include:
 o  simple annotations of existing Wiki content;
 o  tools that guide users from informal knowledge contained in texts to more formal structures;
 o  full-fledged tools for ontology editing where the text is no longer in the focus of the system.

In the future, Semantic Wiki systems might play an important role
for "knowledge acquisition", enabling non-technical users to
contribute to the Semantic Web.

=== Important Dates (all dates GMT) ===

 o  Abstract submission
    for papers, poster, demo, position papers:         7 March 2006

 o  Full submission
    for papers, poster, demo, position papers:        28 March 2006

 o  Notification to authors:                          20 April 2006
 o  Camera-ready version:                             30 April 2006
 o  Workshop in Budva, Montenegro, half-day:     11/12th June  2006

The workshop will be held as a half-day workshop at the European
Semantic Web Conference on the 11th or 12th of June in Budva,

=== Call for Contributions ===

We invite submissions as full and short papers, as well as
posters/demos. Papers should describe original, unpublished
research and must not be under review by another conference,
journal, or workshop. Authors of the highest quality contributions
will be invited to present their work at the workshop (probably 20
minutes). Since Semantic Wikis are a very practical topic, we are
also very interested in poster and demo submissions. Posters and
Demos should describe prototypical implementations of systems
related to the workshop topics. Highest quality submissions will
be presented in a separate poster/demo session. Contributions
should adhere to the following formats:

 o  Papers 5-15 pages, LNCS
 o  Posters/Demos 2-5 pages, LNCS
 o  Short/Position Papers: 2-5 pages, LNCS

In this workshop, we will explore a new form of publication, the
so-called "ABCDE "-format. This format has been proposed recently
by User:Anita de Waard (Elsevier) and allows authors to annotate
their articles directly with semantic markup. This semantic markup
will be used in the electronic workshops proceedings to facilitate
searching and browsing. A specialised Latex template will be
provided by the workshop organisers that allows to easily add
these annotations.  You can start using the Springer LNCS template
and later switch to LNCS-ABCDEF (which will be published on this

=== Publication ===

Pre-proceedings will appear at the time of the conference online
and in print.

=== Topics of Interest (include but are not limited to) ===
Topics of Interest (include but are not limited to)
 o  Semantic Extensions of Wikis
 o  Text-Based Semantic Authoring
 o  Acquisition of Formal Knowledge from Structured Text
 o  Collaborative Authoring of Formal Knowledge
 o  Continuous and Integrated Knowledge Usage and Refinement
 o  Creating semantic content from text within
    * Semantic Portals,
    * Personal Knowledge Management Systems, and
    * Ontology Authoring Environments.
 o  Possible Application Areas of Semantic Wikis

=== Organisation ===
Workshop coordinators
 o  Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research (AT)
 o  Max Völkel, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) (DE)
 o  Stefan Decker, National University of Ireland in Galway (IE)

A planned further outcome is a collaboratively authored "white
paper" on Semantic Wikis.

=== Programme Committee ===
 o  Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig (DE)
 o  David Aumüller, Universität Leipzig (DE)
 o  Paolo Castagna, HP Bristol Labs (UK)
 o  Björn Decker, Fraunhofer IESE (DE)
 o  Stefan Decker, National University of Ireland in Galway (IE)
 o  Ludger van Elst, DFKI (DE)
 o  Michael Erdmann, Ontoprise (DE)
 o  Shishir Garg, France Telecom (US)
 o  Heiko Haller, Universität Karlsruhe (DE)
 o  Martin Hepp, DERI Innsbruck (AT)
 o  Siegfried Handschuh, DERI (IE)
 o  David Karger, MIT (US)
 o  Malte Kiesel, DFKI (DE)
 o  Bertin Klein, DFKI Kaiserslautern (DE)
 o  Peter Mika, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
 o  Eyal Oren, DERI (IE)
 o  Flavio De Paoli, Università di Milano (IT)
 o  Jean Rohmer, Thales (FR)
 o  Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research (AT)
 o  Steffen Staab, Universität Koblenz (DE)
 o  York Sure, Universität Karlsruhe (DE)
 o  Hideaki Takeda, NII, (JP)
 o  Kim Tighe, HP Galway (IE)
 o  Denny Vrandecic, Universität Karlsruhe (DE)
 o  Max Völkel, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) (DE)
 o  Anita De Waard, Elsevier (NL)

Complete information, including Programme Committee, instructions
for submission, description of the workshop, etc. are to be found at:

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