[DL] ISWC 2009 Call for Workshop Proposals

Jeff Heflin heflin at cse.lehigh.edu
Mon Apr 13 15:37:09 CEST 2009

ISWC 2009: Call for Workshop Proposals

ISWC 2009, the Eighth International Semantic Web Conference, will be
held on October 25-29 2009 at the Westfields Conference Center near
Washington DC. Co-located workshops at previous ISWC conferences have
become an important meeting point for researchers to discuss and
exchange ideas concerning focused Semantic Web topics. ISWC 2009 plans
to continue with this tradition and invites proposals for the Workshop

General Information:
Co-located workshops must be on topics that are of interest to ISWC
attendees. Workshop duration can be half a day or a full day. We
strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from
different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop
topic. Workshops are intended to be genuine interactive events. We
welcome workshops with creative structures and organizations that
attract various types of contributions and ensure rich interactions.
The decision on acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals will be made
on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal as well as how it
fits in with the conference.

The organizers of successful workshops will be responsible for their own
reviewing process, for publicity (e.g., website), and for publishing
electronic proceedings on the CEUR-WS website. They will be required to
closely cooperate with the Workshops Chairs and the ISWC 2009 local
organizers to finalize all details mentioned above. Accepted workshops
will receive one free registration to the main conference. Workshop
attendees must pay the ISWC 2009 workshop registration fee, as well as
the conference registration fee.

Important Dates:
*** Workshop proposals are due *May 1*, 2009. Proposals should be
submitted to iswc09workshops at lists.csail.mit.edu . Notification of
acceptance/rejection will be given by May 22, 2009. ***

The important dates for accepted workshops will be:
- Workshop cfps out (suggested): June 8
- Submissions (suggested): July 31
- Acceptances (suggested): August 30
- Camera ready papers (suggested): October 2
- Camera ready proceedings: October 9
- Workshops days: October 25-26

Submitting a proposal:
Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length, should be
in text or PDF format and should contain the following information:

- A title.
- A 200 words abstract.
- 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,
the workshop audience, as well as the expected number of participants.
- A brief description of the proposed workshop format, discussing the
mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and
general discussion.
- A list of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50%
have to be known and confirmed at the time of the proposal).
- An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a
half-day or full-day meeting.
- A description of past versions of the workshop, including URLs as well
as submission and acceptance counts.
- The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the
proposed organizing committee and short description of their relevant

Please send your proposals by *May 1*, 2009 to
iswc09workshops at lists.csail.mit.edu .

The Workshop Chairs
Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, MIT, USA
Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University, USA

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