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WebS 2009 : 8th International Workshop on Web Semantics


Conference Series : Web Semantics
When Aug 31, 2009 - Sep 4, 2009
Where Linz, Austria
Submission Deadline Mar 6, 2009
Notification Due May 8, 2009
Final Version Due May 27, 2009
Categories    semantic web   ontologies   knowledge management

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
WebS 2009

8th International Workshop on Web Semantics (WebS 2009),

in conjunction with DEXA 2009 20th International Conference on Database and
Expert Systems Applications

31 August - 04 September 2009, Linz, Austria

Dear Colleagues,

you are invited to submit your papers to the 8th International Workshop on Web Semantics (part of the 20th International Workshop
on Database and Expert Systems Applications DEXA), to be held on 31 August - 04 September 2009 in Linz, Austria.

The objective of the workshop Web Semantics (WebS) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss
research issues and experience in developing and deploying Semantic Web concepts, applications, and solutions being an
international forum for the presentation of both theoretical and applicative results. Papers describing Semantic Web application
experiences are particularly encouraged.

The relevant topics include the following (but are not limited to):

* Knowledge management and sharing
* Modeling of Semantic Web
* Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
* Semantic and context awareness
* Interoperability and data integration through semantic technology
* Search, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
* Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
* Semantic Web data querying and reasoning
* Document analysis and semantic extraction
* Semantic Web supporting business processes
* Semantic Web for e-sciences
* Semantic Web for e-business
* Semantic Web mining
* Semantic Web inferences schemes
* Semantic Web applications
- Database technologies for the Semantic Web
- Intelligent user interfaces
- Dynamic ontology generation and adaptation
- Languages, tools and methodologies for semantic annotations of web data
- Applications on mobile devices
- Enhanced accessibility and multimodal interfaces
- Reasoning

* Special track: Ontologies in Biomedicine
- 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

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and application papers that are not being considered in another forum.
Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages (IEEE Proceeding style) including figures and references. Please follow the IEEE
Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers. Authors of accepted papers are requested to sign the
IEEE copyright form. The author guidelines can be found at IEEE Conference Publishing Services - Proceedings Author Forms.
Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF, postscript, or word format) is required and will be handled via the workshop Web site For any questions please contact

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper. Papers accepted for
presentation will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA 2009 workshops.
Authors are requested to send their paper(s) to be received by March 06, 2009.

All submissions will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and technical soundness. Each paper will be refereed by
at least three researchers in the topical area.

Paper submission: March 06, 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 08, 2009
Camera-ready copies due: May 27, 2009
Webs 2009 Workshop: 31 August - 04 September, 2009

Wolfram Wöß (FAW, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)

Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
José Francisco Aldana Montes, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Kerstin Altmanninger, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
Elena Baralis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Jorge Bernardino, ISEC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Sourav Saha Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Janez Brank, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Paul Buhler, College of Charleston, USA
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
Barbara Catania, DISI, University of Geneve, Switzerland
Sunil Choenni, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Brian Davis, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Galway, Ireland
Valeria De Antonellis, Dipartimento di Elettronica per l'Automazione, Brescia, Italy
Cláudio De Souza Baptista, DSC, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Steven A. Demurjian, University of Connecticut, USA
Ian J Dickinson, HP Labs, Bristol, UK
Ying Ding, Indiana University, USA
Nickolas J. G. Falkner, School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Australia
Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Université Paris VI, France
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
Stephan Grimm, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Abdelkader Hameurlain, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Carmem Satie Hara, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Bernhard Haslhofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Eva Maria Hauth, voestalpine IT GmbH, Linz, Austria
Stijn Heymans, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Hiroyuki Kawano, Kyoto University, Japan
Ralf Klischewski, Faculty of Management Technology, German University in Cairo, Egypt
In-Young Ko, Information and Communications University, Korea
Ora Lassila, Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, USA
Michele Missikoff, Institute of Systems Analysis and Computer Science (IASI), Italy
Ismael Navas Delgado, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Detlef Plump, University of York, UK
Isidoro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Tore Risch, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Simon Scerri, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland
Bernhard Schandl Schandl, Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, University of Vienna, Austria
Amandeep S. Sidhu, WA Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Elena Simperl, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Bala Srinivasan, Monash University, Australia
Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Germany
Christian Thomsen, Dept. of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Riccardo Torlone, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Mario Verdicchio, University of Bergamo, Italy
Dirk Vermeir, VUB, Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Kim Viljanen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Albert Weichselbraun, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
Werner Winiwarter, University of Vienna, Austria
Marek Wisniewski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Wolfram Wöß, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria

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