[DL] CFP: 3rd International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics (IFIP SWWS 2007)

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Fri Jul 13 12:05:01 CEST 2007

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Third International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics  (IFIP SWWS 2007)

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM '07)


Albufeira, Portugal
25 - 30, Nov 2007.

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS

The IFIP Working Group 2.12 & 12.4 on Semantic Web (http:// www.ceebi.curtin.edu.au/IFIP/) is a 
timely active international  community of scientists, engineers, and practitioners dedicated to 
advancing the state of the art of research and practice in the  emerging field of Semantic Web, and 
meanwhile providing input and  guidance on the direction, scope, and importance of different aspects 
  of artificial intelligence, data modelling, and software theory and  practice to Web semantics. It 
is unique in that it targets to  synthesize the concepts from these diverse fields in a 
comprehensive  fashion in the context of the semantics Web.

The Web has now been in existence for quite some time and its  pervasive in its influence on all 
aspects of society and commerce. It  has also produced a major shift in our thinking on the nature 
and  scope of information processing. However in its technological nature  and its supporting 
theoretical foundations, it has remained  relatively rudimentary, being currently largely suitable 
for  information dissemination. It is rapidly moving away from this, to  application deployment and 
knowledge deployment that require complex  interactions and properly structured underlying 
semantics. This has  been a sudden upsurge of research activity in the problems associated  with 
adding semantics to the Web. This work on semantics will involve  data, knowledge, and process 
semantics. The 3rd IFIP SWWS 2007 will  provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished 
research  results, and innovative ideas related to this voluminous quantity of  research.

In SWWS 2007, as a complementary to the main OTM í07 conference  themes, special focus is aimed at 
looking some of the evolving areas  of interest for the Semantic Web, namely Security & Trust, 
Biomedical  Informatics, Fuzzy Semantics and Context-driven Methods for  Ontologies.  Thus, as part 
of SWWS 2007, there are four special  tracks on:
1. Security & Trust
2. Fuzzy Semantics
3. Biomedical Informatics
4. Context-driven Methods for Ontologie

Trust and Reputation are assuming an increasing importance in  interaction and commerce over the 
web. There are several trust and  Reputation Systems (albeit simple) increasingly finding 
development  by major development by major internet companies such as Amazon, eBay  and Epinion. 
Also, there is a growing intend in using an attention  formulation for web semantics based on Fuzzy 
set, models and protoforms.

Conversely, ontologies are now adopted to represent semantic metadata  and to characterize different 
kind of information resources. Current  reasoning techniques still lack of context-dependent tools 
to enhance  the sifting of ontology instances, e.g., techniques to organize  resources at different 
levels of abstraction and to assess their  similarity. This track encourages the discussion on 
context-dependent  instruments tailored to improve the browsing and search of semantics  annotated 
resources, taking advantage from the semantics embedded in  ontologies.

The intention of the SWWS 2007 is to bring together a community of  researchers and practitioners 
who will provide a collection of work  that is of utmost importance to the advancement of the web 
semantics  and its future, reviewed by the top experts and minds in the field,  in an area of the 
utmost importance to business, IT and industry.

The workshop is intended for researchers, academic, practitioners,  IFIP Workgroup 2.12/12.4 members 
and organizations who are actively  involved in present and upcoming semantic web technologies. 
Moreover,  the workshop concepts covered is a good reference point for academic  and industrial 
researchers who want to familiarize themselves with  emerging trends in semantic web research, 
technologies and applications.

Topics of interest may include one or more of the following (but are  not limited to) themes;
* Security & Trust
* Fuzzy Semantics
* Biomedical Informatics
* Context-driven Methods for Ontologies

The following topics related to these themes including, but are not  limited to:
* Formal and practical knowledge representation and inference for the  semantic Web
* Design, evaluation, and use of ontology
* Metadata and knowledge markup
* Knowledge Sharing
* Interoperability of data and Web services
* Semantics of agent and Web interaction
* Automated extraction of Information from regulatory documents.
* Content-based information and knowledge retrieval
* Information extraction, automatic, and semi-automatic generation of  metadata
* Database technologies for the Semantic Web
* Multimodality and visualization technologies for the Semantic Web
* Applications on mobile devices
* Human centred aspects specifically for the Semantic Web
* Impact of Semantic Web computing on organizations and society
* Evaluation of the quality of Web semantics
* Semantics for ubiquitous computing
* Engineering of regulatory ontologies: conceptual analysis,  representation, modularization and 
layering, reusability, evolution  and dynamics, etc;
* Multilingual and terminological aspects of regulatory ontologies;
* Models of legal reasoning (from ontological viewpoint): regulatory  compliance, case-based 
reasoning, reasoning with uncertainty, etc.
* Sensitivity on and harmonization of regulations;
* Regulatory metadata and content standardization (e.g. legal-XML/ LeXML, ADR/ODR-XML,...);
* Regulatory ontologies of: property rights, persons and  organizations, legal procedures, 
contracts, legal causality, etc;
* Task models for socially regulated activities;
* Experiences with projects and applications involving regulatory  ontologies in legal knowledge 
based systems, legal information  retrieval, e-governments, e-commerce;
* Providing semantics for the web using Fuzzy set methods
* Fuzzy models for the Semantic Web
* Protoforms
* Security and trust for the Semantic Web
* Reputation Systems for the Semantic Web
* Biomedical 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
* Context-driven methods for ontology exploitation
* Semantic similarity among ontology instances
* Semantic granularity
* Semantic ranking
* Context-driven methods in specialized domains, e.g.:
* Context-driven methods for geographical information resources
* Context-driven methods for Multidimensional Media
* Context-driven methods for Digital Library
* Context-awareness for the Semantic Web
* Ontology views
* Human centred aspects in sifting information resources w.r.t. context
* Context representation
* Context elicitation
* Context visualization

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on  originality, significance, technical 
soundness, clarity of  expression, and relevance to IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4. All submissions  must be 
in English, and will be refereed by a program committee  comprising members of the Working Group. 
Research submissions must  not exceed 10 pages following the Springer format. Submissions should  be 
made in PDF format. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at:
The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS.  Failure to commit to 
presentation at the conference automatically  excludes a paper from the proceedings.

Program Co-Chairs
     John Mylopoulos (jm at cs.toronto.edu)
     Bahen Centre for Information Technology, University of Toronto, Canada.

     Elizabeth Chang (Elizabeth.Chang at cbs.curtin.edu.au)
     Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Workshop Vice-Chairs
        Ernesto Damiani (edamiani at crema.unimi.it)
        Computer Science Department, Milan University, Italy

        Yoke Sure (sure at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de)
        Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Special Track Chairs
* Security & Trust - Elizabeth Chang
* Fuzzy Semantics - Ernesto Damiani
* Biomedical Informatics ñ Amandeep Sidhu
* Context-driven Methods for Ontologies - Riccardo Albertoni, Elena  Camossi

Publicity Chair
Rajugan Rajagopalapillai (rajugan at computer.org)
DEBII, Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

IFIP WG 2.12/12.4 Chair
Tharam S. Dillon (tharam.dillon at cbs.curtin.edu.au)
DEBII, Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

Abstract Submission Deadline    July 20, 2007
Paper Submission Deadline    July 26, 2007
Acceptance Notification        September 01, 2007
CR Version Due            September 10, 2007
Registration Due        September 10, 2007
OTM Conferences and workshops    Nov 25 - 30,  2007

Program Committee

Aldo Gangemi (Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technology,  Italian National Research Council, 
Amandeep Sidhu (DEBII, Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
Amit Sheth (Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA)
Angela Schwering (Institute of Cognitive Science, University of  Osnabrück, Germany)
Avigdor Gal (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Birgit Hofreiter (University of Vienna, Austria)
Carlos Sierra (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
Carole Goble (Department of Computer Science, University of  Manchester, UK)
Chris Bussler (Oracle Corp., USA)
Claudia d'Amato (Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi  di Bari, Italy)
David Bell (Queen’s University, Belfast)
Elena Camossi (CNR-IMATI-GE, Italy)
Elisa Bertino (CERIAS, Purdue University, USA)
Elizabeth Chang (DEBII, Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
Ernesto Damiani (Computer Science Department, Milan University, Italy)
Farookh Hussain (DEBII, Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
Feng Ling (Department of Computer Science & Technology, Tsinghua  University, China)
Grigoris Antoniou (University of Crete, Greece)
Hai Zhuge (Institute of Computing, Chinese Academy of Science, China)
Jaiwei Han (Department of Computer Science, Univ. of Illinois at  Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, 
Illinois, USA)
John Debenham (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Canada)
Katia Sycara (Laboratory for Agents Technology, Carnegie Mellon  University, USA)
Krzysztof Janowicz (Institute for Geoinformatics Universitity of  Münster, Germany)
Kokou Yetongnon (Universite de Bourgogne, France)
Kyu-Young Whang (Computer Science Department, KAIST, Korea)
Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Lizhu Zhou (Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua  University, China)
Lotfi Zadeh (Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, USA)
Manfred Hauswirth (DERI, Galway, Ireland)
Maria Andrea Rodríguez-Tastets (Departamento de Ingeniería  Informática y Ciencias de la 
Computación, Universidad de Concepción,  Chile)
Masoud Nikravesh (Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, USA)
Mihaela Ulieru (The University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Mohand-Said Hacid (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 LIRIS –  Villeurbanne, France)
Monica De Martino (IMATI-CNR, Italy)
Mukesh Mohania (Database Technologies, IBM India Research Lab, India)
Mustafa Jarrar (STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Nicola Guarino (Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technology,  Italian National Research Council, 
Paolo Ceravolo (University of Milan, Italy)
Peter Spyns (STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Pierre-Yves Schobbens (Institut d’Informatique, University of Namur,  Belgium)
Pilar Herrero (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Qing Li (Department of Computer Science, City  University of Hong  Kong, China)
Rajugan Rajagopalapillai (DEBII, Curtin University of Technology,  Australia)
Ramasamy Uthurusamy (General Motors Corporation, USA)
Riccardo Albertoni (CNR-IMATI-GE, Italy)
Robert Meersman (STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Robert Tolksdorf (Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
Stefan Decker (DERI, Galway, Ireland)
Susan Urban (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Arizona  State University Tempe, USA)
Tharam Dillon (DEBII, Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
Usama M. Fayyad (Strategic Data Solutions Group, Yahoo, USA)
Wil van der Aalst (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
York Sure (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Zahir Tari (School of Computer Science & IT, RMIT University,  Melbourne, Australia)
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