deadline extended: AAAI-SSS-09: Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets Web 3.0

(apology for cross posting)

*** Extended deadline for submission 10 Oct 2008 ***

                   AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium:
      Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets Web 3.0
            March 23-25, 2009, Stanford, California, USA

Web 2.0 (aka. social web) applications such as Wikipedia, LinkedIn and 
FaceBook, are well-known for fast-growing online data production via 
their network effects. Meanwhile, emerging Web 3.0 applications, driven 
by semantic web technologies such as RDF, OWL and SPARQL, offer powerful 
data organization, combination, and query capabilities.

The social web and the semantic web complement each other in the way 
they approach content generation and organization. Social web 
applications are fairly unsophisticated at preserving the semantics in 
user-submitted content, typically limiting themselves user tagging and 
basic metadata. Because of this, they have only limited ways for 
consumers to find, customize, filter and reuse data. Semantic web 
applications, on the other hand, feature sophisticated logic-backed data 
handling technologies, but lack the kind of scalable authoring and 
incentive systems found in successful social web applications. As a 
result, semantic web applications are typically of limited scope and 
impact. We envision a new generation of applications that combine the 
strengths of these two approaches: the data flexibility and portability 
of that is characteristic of the semantic web, and the scalability and 
authorship advantages of the social web.

In this symposium, we are interested in bringing together the semantic 
web community and the social web community to promote the collaborative 
development and deployment of semantics in the World Wide Web context. 
We welcome constructive papers on, for example: (i) how semantic 
technologies, especially knowledge representation and collective 
intelligence, can benefit social web content organization and retrieval; 
(ii) how social web technologies can facilitate massive semantic content 
production; and (iii) how to address the requirements, e.g., reasoning 
scalability and semantic convergence issues, which emerge from the 

We encourage submissions of full papers, extended abstracts, 
demonstrations and posters describing research and applications that 
deal with (but not limited to) the following topics on social semantic web:

    * Collaborative and collective semantic data generation and publishing
    * Semantic tagging and annotation for social web
    * Data integration
    * Data portability
    * Data analysis and data mining
    * Privacy, policy and access control
    * Provenance, reputation and trust
    * Scalable search, query and reasoning
    * Semantically-enabled social applications: semantic wikis, semantic 
desktops, semantic portals, semantic blogs, semantic calendars, semantic 
email, semantic news, etc.


Interested participants should submit papers in PDF format to 
Submissions should be formatted in the AAAI Format. Full papers are 
limited in 6 pages and position papers/demos are limited in 2 pages. 
Selected papers from the symposium will be published as an AAAI 
technical report.

Important Dates

    * October 10, 2008 (23:59 PDT) - Submission due. (extended, old one 
was Oct 3, 2008)
    * November 7, 2008 - Notification of acceptance or rejection
    * March 23-25, 2009 - Symposium, Stanford University

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