DEADLINE EXTENDED - Semantic Desktop and Social Semantic Collaboration Workshop at ISWC-2006

Due to numerous requests we decided to extend the submission deadline
for SemDesk 2006. The new deadline will however be hard.

                           DEADLINE EXTENDED

       Semantic Desktop and Social Semantic Collaboration Workshop
                        November 5 2006

     workshop to be held at the 5th International Semantic Web Conference,
                  Athens, GA, U.S.A. November 5-9 2006


Register as a new Author at:
Deadline Abstract Submission by August 2!


The Semantic Web holds promises for information organization and
selective access, providing standard means for formulating and
distributing metadata and Ontologies.

However, we miss a wide use of Semantic Web technologies on personal
computers. The use of ontologies, metadata annotations, and semantic web
protocols on desktop computers will allow the integration of desktop
applications and the web, enabling a much more focused and integrated
personal information management as well as focused information
distribution and collaboration on the Web beyond sending emails. The
goal is an open personal information management system and collaborative
infrastructure based on Semantic Web technology build into the operating
system of current machines.

Collaboration, acquisition and dissemination infrastructures like Wikis
and Blogs are providing the foundation for joint collaborative knowledge
creation and are essentially simplified knowledge acquisition tools.
Social Software maps the social connections between different people
into the technical infrastructure. Online Social Networking enables
collaboration relationships as first class citizens, and allows
exploiting these relationships for automated information distribution
and classification.

P2P and Grid computing develops technology to interconnect large
communities without centralized infrastructures for data and computation
sharing, which is necessary to build heterogeneous, multi-organizational
collaboration networks. The application of the mentioned technologies,
especially in combination with the Semantic Web, to the desktop computer
in order to improve personal information management and collaboration is
the main topic of this workshop.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Architectures and frameworks for integrating the Semantic Web into
a Desktop environment
    * Personal Information Management tools (calendar, address books,
email, documents, ideas) that interoperate with the Semantic Web
    * Enhance searching and information retrieval on desktop computers
using ontologies and metadata.
    * Means to extract metadata from desktop applications (e.g.,
OpenOffice etc.)
    * Knowledge Acquisition and Visualization tools for desktop applications
    * Integration and exploitation of semantic social networks into a
semantic desktop environment
    * P2P models for distributed architecture enabling collaboration
with Semantic Desktop nodes
    * Applications of the Semantic Desktop, e.g, eScience and eGovernment.
    * Methods employing the community factor for knowledge engineering,
    * Policies, authentication and trust within agile collaborative
knowledge engineering scenarios,
    * Querying, aggregation and presentation for adaptive scenarios,
    * Joining Web 2.0 and Semantic Web strategies and technologies,
    * Applications enabling massively distributed knowledge elicitation


   August     2, 2006  	-   Abstract submissions due
   August    10, 2006 	-   Paper submissions due
   September  5, 2006 	-   Acceptance Notification
   September 18, 2006 	-   Camera-redady papers due
   November   5, 2006 	-   Workshop date


Please follow the style guides according the Springer LNCS format
outlined at:,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html 

Technical papers should have max. 15 pages including references,
position papers should not exceed 5 pages. Papers can be associated with
a demo.
To submit a paper, please log on to Confmaster
<> and create
an account, following the instructions given there. Please note that an
abstract must be submitted by August 2!


    * Stefan Decker, DERI/NUI Galway (Ireland)
    * Jack Park, SRI, (USA)
    * Leo Sauermann, DFKI (Germany)
    * Sören Auer, University of Pennsylvenia (USA)
    * Siegfried Handschuh, DERI/NUI Galway (Ireland)

Received on Friday, 28 July 2006 09:00:27 UTC