I-SEMANTICS 2010 and Pragmatic Web (ICPW 2010) - 2nd Call for Papers

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                  Call for Papers

  I-Semantics 2010: 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems

           Graz, Austria, 1 - 3 September 2010





                  Call for Papers

 5th AIS SigPrag International Conference on Pragmatic Web

                    (ICPW 2010)



                   Call for Submission

                 3rd Triplification Challenge





I-SEMANTICS 2010 (www.i-semantics.at) is the 6th conference in the I-SEMANTICS series and provides a forum for academic and industrial research & development that focuses on semantic technologies and the Semantic Web. I-SEMANTICS 2010 will bring together both researchers and practitioners in the areas of Linked Data, Social Software and the Semantic Web in order to present and develop innovative ideas that help realising the Social Semantic Web and the  Corporate Semantic Web.


I-SEMANTICS 2010 will be the host of this year`s regional Pragmatic Web Conference as well as the third edition of the TRIPLIFICATION Challenge. Further on I-SEMANTICS will be complemented by I-KNOW (www..i-know.at), the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Management. This setup is aiming to reflect the increasing importance and convergence of knowledge management and semantic systems.





The special focus of I-SEMANTICS 2010 is Towards a Web of Linked Data. 


As a conference aiming to bring together science and industry, I-SEMANTICS encourages both, scientific (research/application) and industrial contributions. The following table summarises the topics we are interested in: 


Web of Data and Linked Data


-Triplification of existing data

-Vocabularies, taxonomies and schemas for use on the Web of Data

-Querying, searching and browsing over Linked Data

-Coreference detection and dataset reconciliation

-Information provenance and quality assessment on the Web of Data

-User interaction and visualisation

-Applications utilizing open data sets

-Linked Enterprise Data, Linked Government Data


Corporate Semantic Web


-Corporate thesauri, corporate business vocabularies / ontologies and business rules

-Semantic Business Information Systems

-Semantic Business Process Management

-Semantic Decision Management

-Semantics, Pragmatics and Semiotics in Organizations

-Economic and entrepreneurial aspects and business models of Semantic Enterprises


Semantic Social Software


-Semantic blogging, wikis and content management systems

-Semantic Desktop

-Semantic mashups

-Semantic/structured tagging

-Social semantic web and mobile services


Semantic Content Engineering


-Ontology Engineering & Ontology Merging

-Ontology Design Patterns

-Ontology Life Cycle Management

-Ontology Learning

-Linguistic and statistic approaches (text-mining, NLP, etc.) for structuring and extracting content and entities

-Automated annotation, extreme tagging and digital curation approaches


Building Blocks for Semantic Web Applications


-Scalable inference, retrieval, and persistence of semantic data

-Design processes from requirements to maintenance

-Design patterns, Best practices and Reference Models

-User-interface components, template languages

-Integration of distributed repositories

-Policy Awareness & Policy Aware Web

-Semantic web services


Studies, Metrics & Benchmarks


-Case studies of  and benchmarks in semantic systems usage

-Evaluation perspectives, methods and Semantic Web research methodologies

-Technology assessment, acceptance/media choice theories

-Usability and user interaction with semantic technologies

-Quality analysis of socially generated semantic content

-Trust and privacy issues in semantic applications

-Economic effects generated by large scale semmantic systems




Pragmatic Web Track 



The Conference on PRAGMATIC WEB is centered around the study of pragmatics in the Semantic Web. That is, it draws attention to how communicative actions with a pragmatic context are performed via Web media and illuminates how mutual understanding and commitments to actions can evolve in conversations. For further information about the Pragmatic Web see http://www.pragmaticweb.info/


Topics of Interest


-Pragmatic Web Science

-Theories, Frameworks, Models and Methods inspired by Pragmatics and Pragmatism, or less formally, case study reflections on pragmatic uses of the Web that supported the negotiation of social/work relationships and common ground

-Applied pragmatic theory

-Communication, dialogue and argumentation models

-Pragmatic Web media for communicative actions

-Pragmatic collaboration and coordination tools

-Pragmatic context models (e.g. within conversation-based collaborations)

-Pragmatic design principles for Web contents where trust and commitment to action play a role

-Vocabularies / ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts, deontic primitives, etc.)

-Linguistic metaphor: its value for framing the Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Web

-Pragmatic model of scientific inquiry in Semantic Web research

-Negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and coordination combining existing ontologies and schemata, collaborative ontology sharing and matching techniques

-Integrative frameworks: approaches to integrating insights from component disciplines (e.g. language-action perspectives, cognition, linguistics, semiotics, knowledge representation, philosophy, interaction design, negotiation, media studies)

-Pragmatic reasoning supporting adaptive semantic collaboration and virtual collaborative teams

-Sense making, analysis and decision-making in a cooperative or non-cooperative pragmatic model

-Argumentation, dialogue and debate

-Personalized / role-based Pragmatic Web Agents and intelligent conversation or action based web services

-Pragmatic Web based human-human and human-computer interaction

-Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems

-Semiotic engineering and Semiotics in business computing

-Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and techniques, and their practical applications



Triplification Challenge



The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies. This includes students, developers, researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group submissions are both acceptable. We envision submissions in three categories:


-Novel data sets that are published as part of the Web of Data, according to Linked Data principles, and demonstrating potential benefit of use within applications; 

-Novel generic mechanisms, approaches, and technologies that convert certain types and formats of information into triples, interlink them to other data sets, and expose them as Linked Data; 

-Applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users such as for information syndication, specialized search, browsing, or augmentation of content.




Entries shall consist of a 2-4 page description and will be assessed according to the extent to which they:


-demonstrate innovation through the expression of existing data structures as Linked Data; 

-reasonably reuse existing vocabularies and alignment ontologies (e.g., the datasets from the  Linking Open Data cloud.) 

-highlight the technical capabilities of the Semantic Web and bring real benefits to potential users.


All three criteria will be given equal importance in selecting the winning entry. In the event of a tie, the entry deemed to bring greatest benefits to potential users will be awarded the prize.


Please find further information at 






Submission Information 



All accepted papers of I-SEMANTICS 2010 and the ICPW 2010 will be published  in the digital library of the International Conference Proceedings Series of ACM. The assigned ISBN number is 978-1-4503-0014-8. Selected papers will also be published in Elsevier Data & Knowledge Engineering (www.elsevier.com/locate/datak) on Pragmatic Web. (Please consult the conference page for details.)


Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles must be submitted via the online submission system available at the conference website as PDF documents (other formats will not be accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the source files (Latex, OpenOffice, Word). 


Research/Application Papers


Research/Application papers report on novel research and/or applications relevant to the topics of the conference. The number of pages of research papers is limited to 8 pages including references and an optional appendix.


Posters, Demos & Tutorials


The conference also particularly welcomes the submission of posters, demos, and tutorials. Submissions should consist of a 2-4 page description that allows us to judge the quality of your presentation. Descriptions will also be published as part of the proceedings.



Important Dates



-Paper Submission Deadline: 8 March 2010

-Notification of Acceptance: to be announced

-Camera-Ready Paper: to be announced

-I-SEMANTICS 2010: 1 - 3 September 2010



Committee (in alphabetical order)



Programme Chairs 


* Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company) 

* Richard Cyganiak (DERI, National University of Ireland) 

* Nicola Hinze (University of Hannover)

* Adrian Paschke (Freie Universitaet of Berlin) 

* Bernhard Schandl (University of Vienna)

* Juan Sequeda (University of Texas)

* Hans Weigand (University of Tilburg) 


Organisation Chairs



* Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web Company)


Program Committee


Please go to: http://i-semantics.tugraz.at/scientific-track/program-committee/

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