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ESWC-08 Workshop on Advancing Reasoning on the Web: Scalability and
Commonsense

Semantic Web Technologies provide concepts, architectures and tools
for interconnected vocabularies and applications. One of the
declared goals of Semantic Web research is to enable intelligent
software agents to reason about information and knowledge which is
pervaded on the Web. To realize this, Semantic Web reasoning
research faces two apparently contradictory challenges: On the one
hand, scalability to web size is crucial. On the other hand,
expressive knowledge representation capabilities are needed, as
traditionally studied in the are of commonsense reasoning. We
therefore seek to bring together researchers interested in scalable
reasoning and/or commonsense reasoning for the Semantic Web

International Workshop on Ontologies: Reasoning and Modularity
(WORM-08)

The workshop welcomes users, tool developers, and researchers to
learn more about and discuss latest advances related to topics of
ontology reasoning and modularity. The workshop invites
contributions addressing well-defined reasoning services and novel
reasoning problems, theoretical and practical frameworks for
structuring complex ontologies in a modular way, applications of
reasoning and modularization techniques to various ontology
engineering and operation tasks, presentations of experiences and
case-studies, descriptions of methodologies and tools. The aim of
the workshop is to highlight the relevance of reasoning services and
modularity techniques for usage of ontologies, and exchange
expectations for future research and tool support.

1st international workshop on Identity and Reference on the Semantic
Web (IRSW2008)

The recent developments of the Semantic Web - and the fast rise of
Web2.0 applications - make more and more evident that the problem of
identity and reference through URIs on the Semantic Web is perhaps
the single most important issue for reaching a global scale. So far,
there is little agreement on how this problem should be addressed
and solved, instead uniqueness of objects and the correctness of
references has often been taken as granted without caring about
potential problems with this assumption. This workshop tries to
address the issue by involving the key players in the area and
providing a platform for discussing approaches and preliminary
solutions.

1st International Workshop on Knowledge Reuse and Reengineering over
the Semantic Web

Ontologies play an important role for the Semantic Web as well as
for many knowledge-intensive applications. However, the process of
building ontologies from scratch is very time-consuming and complex.
It is well known that the reuse of existing resources helps to
reduce costs as well as to disseminate good practices. Thus,
ontologies and Semantic Web applications should be built by reusing
existing available knowledge (ontological and non ontological
resources). The reuse of existing knowledge can be done either by
directly reusing resources as they are, or after performing a
reengineering process. In order to support and promote such
reuse-based approach, new methods, techniques, and tools are needed.

ESWC-08 Workshop on Semantic Search

In recent years we have witnessed tremendous interest and substantial
economic exploitation of search technologies. On the other hand semantic
repositories and reasoning engines have advanced to a state where querying
and processing of this knowledge can scale to realistic IR scenarios. As
such, semantic technologies are now in a state to provide significant
contributions to IR problems. This workshop intends to investigate the
potential and the challenges of Semantic Search systems. Main topics of
interest of the workshop cluster around the areas (i) Tasks and Interaction
Paradigms for Semantic Search, (ii) Query Construction and Resource
Modelling for Semantic Search, (iii) Algorithms and Infrastructures for
Semantic Search and (iv) Evaluation of Semantic Search.

1st International Workshop on Semantic Metadata Management and
Applications

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
to discuss issues related to metadata management, with particular
emphasis on the management of semantic metadata. The workshop will
shed light on relatively new issues that emerge in the context of
metadata intensive applications, e.g., semantic web services,
semantic web processes and semantic grid applications, including
metadata evolution, propagation and curation. As well as the above
topics, the workshop seeks papers that report on success stories or
experiences/evaluations that pinpoint metadata management issues
that need further investigation.

6th International Workshop on Evaluation of Ontology-based tools and
the Semantic Web Service Challenge (EON & SWS-Challenge 2008)

EON has focused on the evaluation of ontology tools. This year, the
focus is that of the SWS Challenge, which provides an evaluation and
certification of approaches to the mediation, discovery, and
composition of web services using semantics. This combination
workshop provides an infrastructure with a set of simple test
problems. Participants are encouraged to supplement their papers by
testing their approaches on these problems. The test results are
verified by the SWS Challenge staff and posted on the web.

3rd Semantic Wiki Workshop

At the third international workshop on Semantic Wikis, we are
interested in reviewing existing semantic wikis against the core
wiki principles and thus identifying possibilities to improve them,
in applying semantic technologies to existing sites like Wikipedia
to make them even more productive for mass collaboration, but also
in innovative, entirely new ideas for semantic wikis. Semantic Wikis
combine the strengths of Semantic Web (machine processable, data
integration, complex queries) and Wiki (easy to use and contribute,
strongly interconnected, collaborativeness) and thus integrate the
core Semantic Web challenges: authoring, versioning, interlinked
data, browsing, annotating, diffs, search, and getting overview.

4th Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web

The process of populating the Semantic Web with data from existing
database-backed websites, wikis, blogs and CMS largely relies on
scripting languages such as PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl and JSP. Many
deployed Semantic Web client applications make use of JavaScript.
Therefore, the goals of the workshop are to: 1. bring together
developers of the RDF base infrastructure for scripting languages
with practitioners building applications using these languages; 2.
investigate the role of scripting languages in the process of
populating the Semantic Web with Linked Data; 3. showcase innovative
scripting applications that consume Linked Data from the Semantic
Web.

1st International Workshop on Collective Semantics: Collective
Intelligence & the Semantic Web (CISWeb 2008)

Web 2.0 has introduced new style of information sharing featuring
mass user participation, social networking, heterogeneity of data
sources, and a huge scale of information and knowledge, posing
difficulties in discovering relevant information. The Semantic Web
may contribute by providing a language basis and ontologies to
support structuring, or introducing new ways to explore the
information space. This may be achieved by combining semantics from
semantic web resources with structure of the sharing platforms
(tags, social acquaintances etc.) and automatic content analysis
tools. This workshop targets integration arising from the mining of
Web 2.0 information, multimedia content and knowledge with help of
the Semantic Web.

3rd international Workshop on Semantic Business Process Management

There is a growing interest in exploiting ontologies, of varying
expressivity and focus, for advancing the state of the art in
business process management, in particular in ERP-centric IT
landscapes. In the past two years, substantial advancement has been
made in investigating the theoretical and practical branches of this
vision. However, the interdisciplinary nature of the topic requires
a tight collaboration of researcher from multiple fields of, namely
the BPM, SOA, Semantic Web, Semantic Web services, and Economics
communities. There is a clear need for venue at which those
communities meet, debate, challenge each others approaches, and
eventually align their research efforts. In this workshop, we want
to bring together experts from various communities and help reach
agreement on a roadmap for SBPM research. We aim at bundling
experiences and prototypes from the successful application of
Semantic Web technology to BPM in various industries, like
automotive, engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical, and services
domains. The particular focus is on deriving reusable best-practices
from such experiences, and to yield convincing showcases of semantic
technology.

First Workshop on Semantic Interoperability in the European Digital
Library

The SIEDL Workshop aims at investigating and advancing the usage of Semantic
Web technologies for linking European cultural content in the realisation of
the European Digital Library (EDL). Currently, Cultural Heritage
collections, including books, photographs, films, music, maps, are mostly
indexed through divergent metadata standards, e.g., Dublin Core, Spectum,
Ead, Amico, Marc. This severely hampers combination and opening up of
collections among European libraries, museums and archives. The Workshop
focuses on how late advances on semantic technologies for representation and
processing (RDF, OWL, SKOS, ontology editing, reasoning and mapping tools)
can provide semantic interoperability, i.e., automatically processing of
information in a machine-understandable manner within EDL.

 
     
     
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