[DL] ESWC2009: PhD Symposium (deadline: January 16, 2009)

Lejla Ibralic Halilovic lejla.ibralic-halilovic at sti2.org
Thu Dec 18 12:59:44 CET 2008

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6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009)
31 May - 4 June 2009, Heraklion, Greece

The ESWC2009 PhD Symposium will continue the successful series of PhD
symposia collocated with the main Semantic Web conferences. The goal of the
symposium is to provide a unique opportunity for PhD students to open up
their work in front of other academics than their supervisors. They will be
able to present their work and get feedback on their topic and approach from
leading scientists in the field and from fellow students. Additionally, the
forum will provide an opportunity to meet other students, to learn about
their work and last, but not least, to discuss PhD related issues.

We welcome submissions on all major topics related to Semantic Web research,
including, but not limited to those of relevance for ESWC2009. Submissions
will be reviewed by at least two members of the scientific advisory board.
Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be
presented in front of other students and senior researchers (either in a
regular presentation session or in a poster session). Each accepted
contribution will be assigned to a scientific advisor who will provide
extended feedback on the presented research. We encourage submissions from
all PhD students, and especially those in their first years of PhD.
*Important dates*
- Submission: January 16, 2009 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
- Notification: February 23, 2009
- Camera Ready: March 09, 2009
- PhD Symposium: 1st June, 2009
Submissions should be structured around the following topics which are the
key methodological components required for a sound research narrative:
- Problem: describe the core problem of the PhD and motivate its relevance
for the Semantic Web area;
- State of the art: describe relevant related work and point out areas that
need to be improved;
- Proposed Approach: present the approach taken and motivate how this is
novel with respect to existing work;
- Methodology: sketch the methodology that is (or will be) adopted and, in
particular, the approach to be taken for evaluating the results of the work;
- Results: describe the current status of the work and any results that have
been reached so far;
- Conclusions and future work: conclude and specify the major items of
future work.

Note that students which have a paper accepted in the main research track on
a certain topic can still submit a paper in which they describe the overall
idea and status of their PhD following the template above.
Submissions should be no longer than 5 pages and must be formatted in the
style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS). Papers must be in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format)
format and must be submitted electronically through the conference
submission site. Papers will not be accepted in any other format. We will
not accept research papers that, at the time of submission, are under review
for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a
journal or another conference.

For more information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) please visit:

Submissions to the PhD Symposium

*PhD Symposium Chairs*
Riichiro Mizoguchi, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research,
Osaka University (Japan)
Marta Sabou, Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), The Open University (U.K.)

*Program Committee*
Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento (Italy)
Paul Buitelaar, DFKI (Germany)
Mathieu d'Aquin, The Open University (U.K.)
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes (France)
Carole Goble, University of Manchester (U.K.)
Peter Haase, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
Tom Heath, Talis Information Ltd (U.K.)
Martin Hepp, Bundeswehr University Munich (Germany)
Pascal Hitzler, University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield (U.K.)
Eduardo Mena, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research (Spain)
Natasha Noy, Stanford University (U.S.A.)
Daniel Olmedilla, Telefonica R&D (Spain)
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen (U.K.)
Terry Payne, University of Liverpool (U.K.)
Guus Schreiber, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Pavel Shvaiko, TasLab, Informatica Trentina (Italy)
Elena Simperl, STI Innsbruck (Austria)
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim (Germany)
Hideaki Takeda, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool (U.K.)
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Holger Wache, University of Applied Science Northweastern Switzerland

Further information
For any questions regarding the event please contact Marta Sabou
(r.m.sabou at open.ac.uk ).

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