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SWWS 2011 : 7th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics (SWWS 2011)


When Oct 17, 2011 - Oct 21, 2011
Where Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
Abstract Registration Due Jun 22, 2011
Submission Deadline Jul 6, 2011
Notification Due Aug 8, 2011
Final Version Due Aug 22, 2011

Call For Papers

7th International IFIP Workshop
on Semantic Web & Web Semantics (SWWS 2011)

To be held between 17th – 21st October 2011 in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.
Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS

Continuing the successful series of IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics (SWWS) from the previous years, SWWS 2011 will be the seventh series of the workshop that will be held in conjunction with the OTM conferences in 2011.


The IFIP Working Group 2.12 & 12.4 on Semantic Web ( is a timely active international community of scientists, engineers, and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in the emerging field of Semantic Web, and meanwhile providing input and guidance on the direction, scope, and importance of different aspects of artificial intelligence, data modelling, and software theory and practice to Web semantics. It is unique in that it targets to synthesize the concepts from these diverse fields in a comprehensive fashion in the context of the semantics Web.

The Web has now been in existence for quite some time and its pervasive in its influence on all aspects of society and commerce. It has also produced a major shift in our thinking on the nature and scope of information processing. However in its technological nature and its supporting theoretical foundations, it has remained relatively rudimentary, being currently largely suitable for information dissemination. It is rapidly moving away from this, to application deployment and knowledge deployment that require complex interactions and properly structured underlying semantics. This has been a sudden upsurge of research activity in the problems associated with adding semantics to the Web. This work on semantics will involve data, knowledge, and process semantics. The 7th IFIP SWWS 2011 will provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished research results, and innovative ideas related to this voluminous quantity of research.

In SWWS 2011, as a complementary to the main OTM 2011 conference themes, special focus is aimed at looking at four evolving areas of interest for the Semantic Web, namely Security & Trust, Fuzzy Semantics, Biomedical Informatics, Context-driven Methods for Ontologies and Ontology Learning and Evolution. The intention of the SWWS 2011 is to bring together a community of researchers and practitioners who will provide a collection of work that is of utmost importance to the advancement of the web semantics and its future, reviewed by the top experts and minds in the field, in an area of the utmost importance to business, IT and industry.


The workshop is intended for researchers, academic, practitioners, IFIP working group WG 2.12/12.4 members and organizations who are actively involved in present and upcoming semantic web technologies. Moreover, the workshop concepts covered is a good reference point for academic and industrial researchers who want to familiarize themselves with emerging trends in semantic web research, technologies and applications.


Areas of focus and topics of special tracks for the workshop include one or more of the following (but are not limited to) themes;
)) Security & Trust
)) Fuzzy Semantics
)) Biomedical Informatics
)) Context-driven Methods for Ontologies
)) Ontology Learning and Evolution

The following topics related to these themes including, but are not limited to:

Formal and practical knowledge representation and inference for the semantic Web
Design, evaluation, and use of ontology
Metadata and knowledge markup
Special track on Fuzzy sets
Providing semantics for the web using Fuzzy set methods
Fuzzy models for the Semantic Web
Special track on Security and Trust
Security and trust for the Semantic Web
Reputation Systems for the Semantic Web
Special track on Context-driven Methods for Ontologies
Engineering of regulatory ontologies: conceptual analysis, representation, modularization and layering, reusability, evolution and dynamics, etc;
Multilingual and terminological aspects of regulatory ontologies;
Models of legal reasoning (from ontological viewpoint): regulatory compliance, case-based reasoning, reasoning with uncertainty, etc.
Sensitivity on and harmonization of regulations;
Regulatory metadata and content standardization (e.g. legal-XML/LeXML, ADR/ODR-XML etc);
Regulatory ontologies of: property rights, persons and organizations, legal procedures, contracts, legal causality, etc;
Task models for socially regulated activities;
Experiences with projects and applications involving regulatory ontologies in legal knowledge based systems, legal information retrieval, e-governments, e-commerce;
Special Track on Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Ontologies for Genetics, Proteomics, Diseases, Privacy etc.
Conceptual Models for Biological and Medical Data
Semantics in Biological Data Modeling
Use of semantics to manage Interoperation in Biomedical Databases
Semantic Web technologies and formalisms for Biomedical Data
Ontology representation and exchange languages for Bioinformatics
Support of Ontologies for Biological Information Retrieval and Web Services
Change Management in Biomedical Ontologies
Tools for Development and Management of Biomedical Ontologies
Interoperability of data and Web services
Semantics of agent and Web interaction
Automated extraction of Information from regulatory documents.
Content-based information and knowledge retrieval
Information extraction, automatic, and semi-automatic generation of metadata
Database technologies for the Semantic Web
Multimodality and visualization technologies for the Semantic Web
Applications on mobile devices
Human centred aspects specifically for the Semantic Web
Impact of Semantic Web computing on organizations and society
Evaluation of the quality of Web semantics
Context-awareness for the Semantic Web
Semantics for ubiquitous computing


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of expression, and relevance to IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4. All submissions must be in English, and will be refereed by a program committee comprising members of the Working Group. Research submissions must not exceed 10 pages following the Springer format. Submissions should be made in PDF format. The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at: Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings. The workshop will be scheduled during the OTM conference days and will require the authors of accepted papers to present their papers orally followed by discussions.

Paper Submission site for the workshop is available at:


Abstract submission: 22nd June 2011
Full Paper Submission: 6th July 2011
Paper Decision Notification: 8th August 2011
Camera Ready of Accepted Papers due: 22nd August 2011
Registration due: 22nd August 2011
OTM Conferences and Workshops Dates: 17th – 21st October 2011

Program Co-Chairs

Ernesto Damiani
Computer Science Department, University of Milan, Italy.
Email: edamiani(at)crema(dot)unimi(dot)it

Elizabeth Chang
Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute, Curtin University, Australia
Email: elizabeth(dot)chang(at)curtin(dot)edu(dot)au
Vice Program Co-Chairs

Paolo Ceravolo
Computer Science Department, University of Milan, Italy.
Email: ceravolo(at)dti(dot)unimi(dot)it

Omar Khadeer Hussain
Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute, Curtin University, Australia
Email: o(dot)hussain(at)curtin(dot)edu(dot)au
Publicity Chair

Omar Khadeer Hussain
Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute, Curtin University, Australia
Program Committee Members

IFIP Working Group 2.12/12.4 Members

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