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ESWC 2010 : 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference

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Conference Series : Extended Semantic Web Conference
 
Link: http://www.eswc2010.org
 
When May 30, 2010 - Jun 3, 2010
Where Heraklion, Greece
Abstract Registration Due Dec 15, 2009
Submission Deadline Dec 22, 2009
Notification Due Feb 24, 2010
Final Version Due Mar 10, 2010
Categories    semantic web   web of data   social web   GRIHO
 

Call For Papers

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ESWC2010: CALL FOR PAPERS

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7th Extended Semantic Web Conference | ESWC 2010
30 May - 3 June 2010 | Heraklion, Greece
http://www.eswc2010.org/

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ABOUT THE ESWC2010


The mission of the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2010) is to bring
together researchers and practitioners dealing with different aspects of
semantics on the Web. ESWC2010 builds on the success of the former European
Semantic Web Conference series, but seeks to extend its focus by
collaborating with other communities and research areas, in which web
semantics play an important role -- within and outside ICT. At the same
time, ESWC2010 is a truly international conference, not only "European".

Semantics of web content, enriched with domain theories (ontologies), data
about web usage, natural language processing, etc. will enable a web that
provides a qualitatively new level of functionality. It will weave together
a large network of human knowledge and make this knowledge
machine-processable. Various automated services, based on reasoning with
metadata and ontologies, will help the users to achieve their goals by
accessing and processing information in machine-understandable form. This
network of knowledge systems will ultimately lead to truly intelligent
systems, which will be employed for various complex decision-making tasks.
Research about web semantics can benefit from ideas and cross-fertilization
with many other areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing,
Database and Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Multimedia,
Distributed Systems, Social Networks, Web Engineering, and Web Science.

ESWC2010 will present the latest results in research and applications in its
field. The research program will be organised in targeted research tracks.
In addition, the conference will feature a tutorial program, system
descriptions and demos, a posters track, a Ph.D. symposium, and a number of
collocated workshops. The individual calls for these events can be found on
the conference Web site (http://www.eswc2010.org/).


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IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission December 15, 2009 (compulsory)
Full Paper Submission December 22, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notification February 24, 2010 Camera Ready March 10, 2010

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CONFERENCE TRACKS

To reflect its extended scope, the ESWC2010 research program is organised in
a number of tracks. Their specific topics of interest and submission
addresses are listed below.

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WEB OF DATA

Over the last several years, billions of triples have been published as
Linked Open Data. This networked data set provides a resource for both the
development of novel applications and the enrichment of others. While there
are some existing applications (e.g. generic linked data browsers), there
are still numerous research challenges in creating and supporting
applications based on the Web of Data.

We encourage submissions to this track that build on existing, Linked Open
Data sources for evaluation and implementation. In the context of the Web of
Data, this track is interested, among others, in the following topics:

- Applications that use Linked Data
- Data source discovery
- Browsing and aggregating approaches
- Integrating, matching, consolidating and interlinking
- Emergent semantics
- Privacy and security
- Trust and provenance
- Data quality and expressivity
- Caching and scalability
- Dynamic ("Real-time") Systems
- Quantitative and statistical approaches (hybrid reasoning)
- Intellectual property rights
- Novel data sources (posters)
- Novel scenarios for the usage (position papers)

Papers should be submitted through the Easychair system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010webofdatatrack

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ONTOLOGIES AND REASONING

The Ontologies and Reasoning programme involves the management of and
reasoning with ontologies and rules, so as to support their applications.
The central idea of this vision is to use (1) ontologies to encode
application data in a machine understandable form, in order to be able to
automatically integrate data from different sources and to be able to
support semantic search for information based on its meaning rather than its
syntactic form, and (2) rules to perform conditional decision, event
processing and actions on behalf of the user.

In this track we invite high-quality submissions related (but not limited)
to the following topics:

- Rules and ontology management (creation, evolution, reuse, evaluation,
etc.)
- Searching, visualizing, navigating and browsing ontologies
- Ontology reasoning and query answering
- Approximate reasoning techniques for the Web
- Ontology usability
- Query languages and optimization for ontologies
- Combining rules and ontologies
- Declarative rule-based reasoning techniques
- Rule languages, standards, and rule systems
- Ontology-based search
- Ontology alignment (mapping, matching, merging, mediation and
reconciliation)
- Ontology learning and metadata generation (e.g., HLT and ML approaches)
- Acquisition of rules and ontologies by knowledge extraction
- Corporate Semantic Web - applications in enterprises and economic
valuation
- Language extensions of OWL, ODM, RIF, RuleML, ...

Papers should be submitted through the Easychair system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010ontologiesandreasoning

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SOFTWARE AND SERVICES

The software industry in Europe competes aggressively, both for a share of
the local market (representing 30% of global spending), and worldwide,
resulting in a revenue in billions of euros. Increasingly Software as a
Service (SaaS) is opening up previously entrenched markets so that it is
essential to support its adoption. Already, service-orientation has rapidly
risen to prominence in application construction at enterprise scale, and
ontology-based semantics has proven its usefulness in this arena. At the
same time Web-based systems, especially in the context of Web 2.0 and the
Semantic Web, are increasingly built from more lightweight, so-called
RESTful services. This track is interested in both ends of this spectrum,
and on the cross-fertilization of semantics-based support for the
engineering, deployment, provisioning and consumption of services.
Particular topics of relevance are:

- Novel semantic descriptions for services and service-based systems,
including RESTful services
- Use of semantics in the service engineering process
- Matchmaking/discovery, ranking and selection of services
- Data and protocol/process mediation
- Tools for the manual creation of semantic service descriptions
- Extraction of semantic service descriptions from unstructured and
semi-structured sources
- Automated composition and federation of semantic web services
- Service science
- Case studies and issues regarding adoption of semantics in services
- Exploiting semantics for service quality assurance
- The role of semantics in context-driven service adaptation

Papers should be submitted through the Easychair system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010servicesandsoftwaretra

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MOBILITY

The web is used more and more in a ubiquitous way through mobile phones and
devices. They interact directly with our physical environment, and are used
in a personalized and contextualied setting. This track solicits papers
dealing with issues related to web semantics and mobility in, e.g., the
following areas:

- Semantics in mobile and ubiquitous computing
- Semantic mobile web (data models, query languages and mash-ups)
- Semantically enhanced location-based services and geo-spatial applications
- Semantic models for services, users and context (e.g. location and places)
- Sharing and social communities in mobile systems
- Semantic Web technology for personalization
- Intelligent mobile UIs
- Semantic web technology for mobile collaboration and cooperation
- Semantic data management for distributed data sources in mobile
environments, e.g. stream-based reasoning

Papers should be submitted through the Easychair system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010mobilitytrack

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SENSOR NETWORKS

Millions of sensors are currently deployed in sensor networks around the
globe, and are actively collecting enormous amounts of data. Together with
legacy data sources, specialized software modules (e.g., modules for
mathematical modeling and simulation) and Web 2.0 technologies such as
mashups, sensor networks give us the opportunity to develop unique
applications in a variety of sectors (environment, agriculture, health,
transportation, surveillance, public security etc.). Although many of the
engineering issues associated with managing sensor network data are solved,
managing effective access to this data remains a challenge. We would like to
receive papers that deal with how the core ideas and technologies of the
Semantic Web have been or can be applied to sensor networks to help manage
access.

In this track we invite high-quality submissions related to (but not limited
to) one or more of the following topics:

- Data models and languages for semantic sensor networks
- Architectures and middleware for semantic sensor networks
- Ontologies and rules for semantic sensor networks
- Annotation tools for semantic sensor networks
- Social/human-in-the-loop sensing data
- Semantic data integration and fusion of heterogeneous sensor network data
streams
- Spatio-temporal aspects of semantic sensor networks
- Mashup technologies for semantic sensor networks
- Semantic sensor network use cases and applications
- Standardisation efforts in semantic sensor networks

Papers should be submitted through the Easychair system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010sensornetworkstrack

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WEB SCIENCE

Web Science bridges and formalizes the social and technical aspects of the
World Wide Web. Its research questions include, for example: How do people
and organisations behave on-line when doing business and in private life?
How is security, privacy, and trust created and maintained on the Web? How
can the Web be kept stable and pro-human in the future? Answering questions
like these requires understanding of human behaviour, semantics and
pragmatics, and technological design on the web.

The themes of this track include (but are not limited to) the following
topics:



- Trust and reputation
- Security and privacy
- Government and political life
- Culture on-line
- Cybercrime
- e-Health
- E-commerce
- e-Learning

Papers should be submitted through the Easychair system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010websciencetrack

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SOCIAL WEB

The success of Social Web applications (often called “Web2.0” applications),
such as Twitter, Wikipedia and Facebook, is evidenced by the fast growing
social networking and Web content contributed by millions of end users. The
Social Web has simplified the data publishing process using end user
friendly, interactive tools and has increased user motivation to contribute
data. The combination of Social Web with approaches from the emerging
Semantic Web allowed end users to massively produce and utilize semantic
data through tagging and other annotations, which in turn enables smarter
applications in various Web domains including Social Web itself to mine the
semantic data and discover relationships that were not obvious previously.
These can be exploited for various purposes, for example, to personalize
applications, recommend content, and generate new knowledge. In the past two
years, there have been growing efforts in building a Social Semantic Web
that exploits both the Social Web and semantic techniques. This track is
aimed at bringing together researchers from the two communities to address
various challenges from improving Social Web user experiences with semantic
techniques to building novel semantic applications using Social Web data.
Successful submissions will address at least some aspect of both areas.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Collaborative and collective semantic data generation and publishing
- Social and semantic bookmarking, tagging and annotation
- Enriching Social Web with semantic data: RDFs, micro formats and other
approaches
- Linked data on the Social Web
- Semantically-enabled social platforms and applications: semantic wikis,
semantic desktops, semantic portals, semantic blogs, semantic calendars,
semantic email, semantic news, etc.
- Querying, mining and analysis of social semantic data
- User profile construction based on tagging and annotations
- Reasoning and personalization based on semantics: recommendations, social
navigation, social search, etc.
- Privacy, policy and access control on Social Semantic Web
- Provenance, reputation and trust on Social Semantic Web
- Semantically-Interlinked online communities
- Semantic formation and management of online communities

Papers should be submitted through the Easychair system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010socialwebtrack

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SEMANTIC WEB IN USE

Demonstrating the beneficial use of research results in real world settings
is a major challenge. The Semantic Web in Use track is particularly devoted
to showcase implemented applications, learned best practices as well as
assessments and evaluations of semantic technologies in specific domains.
Submissions to this track should substantially contribute to the transition
from research labs into mainstream adoption in areas such as industry,
science, society, government or entertainment.

In this track we invite high-quality submissions related to (but not limited
to) one or more of the following topics:

- Description of concrete problems in specific application domains, for
which Semantic Web technologies can provide a solution.
- Description of an implemented application of Semantic Web technologies in
a specific domain.
- Assessment of the pros and cons of using Semantic Web technologies to
solve a particular business problem or other practical problems in a
specific domain.
- Comparison with alternative or competing approaches using conventional or
competing technologies.
- Assessment of the costs and benefits of the application of Semantic Web
Technologies, e.g. time spent on implementation and deployment, efforts
involved, user acceptance, returns on investment.
- Evidence of deployment of the application, and assessment/evaluation of
usage/uptake.
- Domains of interest include, but are not limited to: semantics in the
enterprise, improving access to governmental data, semantics based solutions
for health care and life sciences, digital libraries, games with a purpose,
semantic geo-data management.

Papers should be submitted through the Easychair system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010semanticwebinusetrack

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SUBMISSIONS

ESWC2010 welcomes the submission of original research and application papers
dealing with all aspects of representing and using semantics on the web. We
encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and applications papers.

The proceedings of this conference will be published in Springer's Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing for
ESWC2010 will be electronic via the conference submissions site. Papers
should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted
according to the information for LNCS authors.

Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format
and will *not* be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages
or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically
without a review. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide
semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission -- details of this
process will be provided on the conference Web page at the time of
acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the
conference.

Each paper must be submitted to the most appropriate of the eight research
tracks:

- Web of Data
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010webofdatatrack
- Ontologies and Reasoning
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010ontologiesandreasoning
- Software and Services
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010servicesandsoftwaretra
- Mobility http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010mobilitytrack
- Web Science
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010websciencetrack
- Social Web
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010socialwebtrack
- Sematic Web in Use Track
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2010semanticwebinusetrack

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BEST PAPER AWARD

An award will be given to the best paper (or papers) submitted to the
conference as judged by the Program and Track Chairs in collaboration with
the Program Committee.


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INFORMATION AND CONTACT

For further information please visit the conference website
(http://www.eswc2010.org) or contact eswc2010_info@eswc2010.org

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ESWC2010 - brought to you by Semantic Technology Institute International
(http://www.sti2.org)

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