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C3LSW 2012 : 2012 Workshop on Cross-Cultural and Cross-Linguistic Semantic Web


When Dec 4, 2012 - Dec 4, 2012
Where Macau, China
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2012
Notification Due Aug 1, 2012
Final Version Due Aug 31, 2012
Categories    semantic web   data extraction   multilingual ontologies   question answering

Call For Papers

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Workshop name: 2012 Workshop on Cross-Cultural and Cross-Linguistic Semantic Web (
In conjunction with the 2012 World Intelligence Congress (WIC2012) and the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence
Venue: Macau, China
Workshop date: December 4th, 2012 (Full Day)
Submission deadline: Extended to July 10th. (Originally June 25th, 2012)
Organizing Chairs
Yuri A. Tijerino, Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe-Sanda, Japan &
Tarek Helmy El Basuny, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dharhan, Saudi Arabia
Program Chairs
Yasuhiko Kitamura, Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe-Sanda, Japan &
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Florida Institute of Human & Machine Cognition, Pensacola, Florida, USA
This workshop is intended to provide a forum to share and discuss innovative ideas approaches in ontology, agent and Semantic Web research in areas related to the cross-linguistic and cross-cultural issues of the multilingual Semantic Web. The issues discussed will not only be relevant and timely to WIC2012 participants, but also of much urgency, because the exponential growth non-English-speaking users of the Web and thus the Semantic Web. This urgency becomes apparent as most known written languages become part of the Web and as the rapid penetration rate of the Web users to over 25% of the World population, most of which speak a language other than English, so far the lingua franca of the Web, requires that we pay close attention to the potential issues that might arise from a multilingual and multicultural Semantic Web. We have barely scratched the surface of the Semantic Web with languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian and Arabic, which as of 2010 together account for about 773.7million users or about 34.2% of the total 2.1 billion Internet users . As the multilingual Web use increases, new approaches to enable the realization of the multilingual Semantic Web become even more important. This workshop is intended to for researchers and practicioners who are working on novel approaches to address the theoretical and practical issues related not only to lexical-to-conceptual mappings of natural language to ontologies, but also to a variety of non-linguistic issues, both from the scientific and engineering points of view.
One of the important topics of the workshop, is how to map language-dependent lexica to language-independent ontologies, to enable cross-lingual and cross-cultural querying and presentation of query results across multiple and diverse languages. The increasing use of nonnative languages on the Web can be insightfully compared with the development of interlingue by second language learners. Moreover, the successful implementation of the multilingual Semantic Web across multiple languages and cultures requires novel approaches to address the theoretical and practical issues related, not only to the mappings of natural language lexica to conceptual ontologies, but also to a variety of other factors peculiar to cultures and their spoken languages. Just as internationalization and localization do not simply consist of translation of interface components, but also of careful cross-cultural and cross-functional consideration to the cultural sensitivities of the intended source and target languages, similar considerations should be given to those issues in the realization of the multilingual Semantic Web.

Moreover, these issues transcend linguistic and cultural aspects as they affect functional implementation of software components, specifically intelligent software agents, which must inevitably cross language and cultural boundaries when querying and performing reasoning across ontologies developed under the many linguistic and cultural biases possible in a multilingual Semantic Web. Some questions that come to mind are: Do we need to adapt agent designs, to accommodate for the multi-linguistic and/or multi-cultural boundaries, which agents must inevitable cross to gather knowledge on which to perform reasoning? If so, do we also need to adapt agent communication and negotiation policies for agents collaborating from across these boundaries? Can we learn from and therefore generalize these policies from the inter-linguistic and multi-cultural negotiations that take place in multi-cultural societies?

The objective of this workshop is to serve as a forum for sharing the most recent efforts and experiences in this area, disseminating the current best practices and discussing the directions that the field should take.
We are interested in high-level submissions in any directly or indirectly relevant topic to those described below:

Design principles of cross-linguistic/cultural ontologies.
Ontology engineering approaches for internationalization (i18n) and/or localization (L10n)
Cross-linguistic/cultural semantic annotation.
Cross-linguistic/cultural information extraction.
Cross-linguistic/cultural frameworks, workbenches or platforms.
Cross-linguistic/cultural applications.
Cross-linguistic/cultural ontologies for web services
Cross-linguistic/cultural policies for collaborative agent interaction.
Agent-based cross-linguistic annotation, mapping and extraction.
Development frameworks or approaches for cross-linguistic and/or cross-cultural semantic web applications
Descriptions of ongoing or completed real-world examples of ontology-based semantic web applications that cross the boundaries of cultures and languages
Any relevant work or lessons learned in the areas above that my serve to help current and future researchers and practicioners break the multilingual and multicultural boundaries of the semantic web
*****Submission deadline:----------------)June 25th, 2012
*****Acceptance of papers for workshops:-)August 1st, 2012
*****Camera ready of accepted papers:----)August 31st, 2012
*****Workshop day:-----------------------)December 4th, 2012 (full day)
Papers submitted to the workshop must follow the same style guidelines of the WI2012 conference.

Unless specified otherwise in the call, Submission Guidelines paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 5 pages in the IEEE 2-column format. Submitted papers will go through a two-tier review process. First it will have a peer review by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to the conference topics, originality, significance, and clarity. Accepted papers will then go through a second review process by the main conference workshops chairs.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press. The corresponding-authors will be notified at all time, for the submission, notification, and confirmation on the attendance. Submitting a paper to the workshop means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the workshop to present the paper and should then register to the conference/workshop with a regular fee.

*****Research papers: the requirements for supporting technologies and the field of exploitation of such knowledge. Formatted papers must not be longer than 5 pages.

*****Position papers describing your interests in this new and exciting field. Formatted papers must not be longer than 2 pages.
Submission Site
All contributions should be prepared in PDF format and submitted through the workshop submission site:
Style Files for Paper Submission
*****IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (8.5″ x 11″):
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*****LaTex Formatting Macros:
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