[DL] ESWC2005 - Call for Participation

York Sure sure at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Sat Apr 9 17:07:33 CEST 2005

Apologies for cross-postings

  ++ ESWC2005 Call for Participation ++

  ++ Early Registration until 15th April 05 ++
  ++ Full program available online! ++

  2nd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2005)
  May 29 to June 1, 2005
  Heraklion, Crete (Greece)



The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today's web via the
exploitation of machine-processable meta data.  The explicit representation
of the semantics of data, accompanied with domain theories (Ontologies),
will enable a  web that provides a qualitatively new level of service. It
will weave together an incredibly large network of human  knowledge and will
complement it with machine processability. Various automated services will
help the user to  achieve goals by accessing and providing information in
machine-understandable form. This process may  ultimately create extremely
knowledgeable systems with various specialized reasoning services systems.
Many  technologies and methodologies are being developed within Artificial
Intelligence, Human Language Technology,  Machine Learning, Databases,
Software Engineering and Information Systems that can contribute towards the
realization of this vision.

The 2nd Annual European Semantic Web Conference will present the latest
results in research and application in  semantic web technologies (including
knowledge mark-up languages, semantic web services, ontology  management and
more). ESWC 2005 will also feature a special industry-oriented event
providing European  industry with an opportunity to become even more
familiar with these technologies. It will offer a tutorial program to  get
up to speed with European and global developments in this exciting new area.

ESWC 2005 is co-located with a meeting of the Knowledge Web Network of
Excellence. Workshops and meetings  of other European Commission 6th
Framework Programme projects involved in the semantic web and semantic  web
technologies will be able to showcase their developments.

ESWC 2005 is sponsored by SDK - a group of three European Commission 6th
Framework Programme projects  known as SEKT, DIP and Knowledge Web. Together
these projects aim to improve world-wide research and  standardisation in
the area of the Semantic Web. For more information on SDK, please visit


Early Registration: April 15, 2005
Conference: May 29-June 1, 2005


Topics of interest to the conference include:
- Languages, Tools and Methodologies for 
  Semantic Annotation of Web Data
- (Semi-)automatic ontology learning and 
  metadata generation (Including HLT and machine learning approaches)
- Ontology Management (creation, alignment, merging, 
  evolution, evaluation, linking, mediation and reconciliation)
- Semantic Web Services (service description, 
  discovery, invocation, composition)
- Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management
- Data Semantics
- Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
- Semantic Knowledge Portals
- Semantic Brokering
- Semantic Interoperability
- Semantic Web Mining
- Semantic Web Inference Schemes
- Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and 
  Intellectual Property Rights
- Semantic Web for e-Business and e-Learning
- Semantic Searching and Querying
- Reasoning in the Semantic Web
- Visualization and modelling




Dr. York Sure
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (TH
phone: +49 (0) 721 608 6592
web: http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/ysu

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