[DL] Call for proposals: ISWC 2005 Workshop Program

Natasha Noy noy at smi.stanford.edu
Thu Feb 17 01:49:01 CET 2005

The ISWC2005 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop 
Program of ISWC2005, the Fourth International Semantic Web Conference, 
to be held November 6-10, 2005, in Galway, Ireland. Workshops will be 
held on Monday, November 7, 2005. Details of the Call for Workshop 
Proposals are available at:

The purpose of the workshops is to provide an informal setting for 
workshop participants to discuss technical issues, to exchange research 
ideas, and to develop a community in the quickly emerging field of the 
Semantic Web. Workshop proposals should address current issues related 
to the Semantic Web that will benefit from small-group information 
exchange and discussion. Workshops are intended to be genuine 
interactive events and not mini-conferences. We expect to have a wide 
range of workshops, including those that
- focus on fundamental research issues,
- bring together researchers from different disciplines,
- support the interaction of research and industry for the deployment 
of Semantic Web applications.

Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a full day. We strongly 
advise having more than one organizer, bringing different perspectives 
to the workshop topic. Workshop attendees must pay the ISWC2005 
workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.

Please submit an informal letter expressing your intent to propose a 
workshop and containing the workshop title, topics, and a list of 
organizers as early as possible, but no later than March 4th, 2005. 
This letter is optional but we kindly request the workshop organizers 
to submit it. Workshop proposals are due on March 18th, 2005.

March 4, 2005: Intent to propose a workshop due
March 18, 2005: Workshop proposals due
March 31, 2005: Notification of proposal acceptance
April 25, 2005: URL for the workshop web page due
October 7, 2005: Electronic version of working notes for the workshop 
November 7, 2005: Workshop day
November 6-10: ISWC2005 Technical Program.

Requirements for Workshop Proposal Submission
Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length, preferably 
1-2 pages. They should contain the following information:
- The title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying 
the goals and the technical issues that it will focus on.
- A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this 
- A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
- A brief description of the proposed workshop format, discussing the 
mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and 
general discussion.
- An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a 
half-day or full-day meeting.
- A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 
years, or to be held in 2005.
- The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the 
proposed organizing committee and short description of their relevant 
experience. This committee should consist of two or three people 
knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed, preferably 
not coming from the same institution.

Submitting a Proposal
To indicate your intent to propose a workshop, please send an email 
message with no attachments to noy at smi.stanford.edu. Workshop proposals 
may be submitted in one of the two formats: ASCII text or PDF.

Please send your proposals and any inquiries by email to Natasha Noy 
(noy at smi.stanford.edu)

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