[ecoop-info] I-SEMANTICS 2010 and Pragmatic Web (ICPW 2010) - 2nd Call for Papers

Adrian Paschke adrian.paschke at gmx.de
Fri Feb 12 14:32:27 CET 2010

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                  Call for Papers
  I-Semantics 2010: 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems
           Graz, Austria, 1 - 3 September 2010


                  Call for Papers
 5th AIS SigPrag International Conference on Pragmatic Web
                    (ICPW 2010)
                   Call for Submission
                 3rd Triplification Challenge


I-SEMANTICS 2010 (www.i-semantics.at) is the 6th conference in the
I-SEMANTICS series and provides a forum for academic and industrial research
& development that focuses on semantic technologies and the Semantic Web.
I-SEMANTICS 2010 will bring together both researchers and practitioners in
the areas of Linked Data, Social Software and the Semantic Web in order to
present and develop innovative ideas that help realising the Social Semantic
Web and the  Corporate Semantic Web.

I-SEMANTICS 2010 will be the host of this year`s regional Pragmatic Web
Conference as well as the third edition of the TRIPLIFICATION Challenge.
Further on I-SEMANTICS will be complemented by I-KNOW (www..i-know.at), the
10th International Conference on Knowledge Management. This setup is aiming
to reflect the increasing importance and convergence of knowledge management
and semantic systems.


The special focus of I-SEMANTICS 2010 is Towards a Web of Linked Data. 

As a conference aiming to bring together science and industry, I-SEMANTICS
encourages both, scientific (research/application) and industrial
contributions. The following table summarises the topics we are interested

Web of Data and Linked Data
-Triplification of existing data
-Vocabularies, taxonomies and schemas for use on the Web of Data
-Querying, searching and browsing over Linked Data
-Coreference detection and dataset reconciliation
-Information provenance and quality assessment on the Web of Data
-User interaction and visualisation
-Applications utilizing open data sets
-Linked Enterprise Data, Linked Government Data

Corporate Semantic Web
-Corporate thesauri, corporate business vocabularies / ontologies and
business rules
-Semantic Business Information Systems
-Semantic Business Process Management
-Semantic Decision Management
-Semantics, Pragmatics and Semiotics in Organizations
-Economic and entrepreneurial aspects and business models of Semantic

Semantic Social Software
-Semantic blogging, wikis and content management systems
-Semantic Desktop
-Semantic mashups
-Semantic/structured tagging
-Social semantic web and mobile services

Semantic Content Engineering
-Ontology Engineering & Ontology Merging
-Ontology Design Patterns
-Ontology Life Cycle Management
-Ontology Learning
-Linguistic and statistic approaches (text-mining, NLP, etc.) for
structuring and extracting content and entities
-Automated annotation, extreme tagging and digital curation approaches

Building Blocks for Semantic Web Applications
-Scalable inference, retrieval, and persistence of semantic data
-Design processes from requirements to maintenance
-Design patterns, Best practices and Reference Models
-User-interface components, template languages
-Integration of distributed repositories
-Policy Awareness & Policy Aware Web
-Semantic web services

Studies, Metrics & Benchmarks
-Case studies of  and benchmarks in semantic systems usage
-Evaluation perspectives, methods and Semantic Web research methodologies
-Technology assessment, acceptance/media choice theories
-Usability and user interaction with semantic technologies
-Quality analysis of socially generated semantic content
-Trust and privacy issues in semantic applications
-Economic effects generated by large scale semmantic systems

Pragmatic Web Track 

The Conference on PRAGMATIC WEB is centered around the study of pragmatics
in the Semantic Web. That is, it draws attention to how communicative
actions with a pragmatic context are performed via Web media and illuminates
how mutual understanding and commitments to actions can evolve in
conversations. For further information about the Pragmatic Web see

Topics of Interest
-Pragmatic Web Science
-Theories, Frameworks, Models and Methods inspired by Pragmatics and
Pragmatism, or less formally, case study reflections on pragmatic uses of
the Web that supported the negotiation of social/work relationships and
common ground
-Applied pragmatic theory
-Communication, dialogue and argumentation models
-Pragmatic Web media for communicative actions
-Pragmatic collaboration and coordination tools
-Pragmatic context models (e.g. within conversation-based collaborations)
-Pragmatic design principles for Web contents where trust and commitment to
action play a role
-Vocabularies / ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts,
deontic primitives, etc.)
-Linguistic metaphor: its value for framing the Syntactic, Semantic and
Pragmatic Web
-Pragmatic model of scientific inquiry in Semantic Web research
-Negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and coordination combining
existing ontologies and schemata, collaborative ontology sharing and
matching techniques
-Integrative frameworks: approaches to integrating insights from component
disciplines (e.g. language-action perspectives, cognition, linguistics,
semiotics, knowledge representation, philosophy, interaction design,
negotiation, media studies)
-Pragmatic reasoning supporting adaptive semantic collaboration and virtual
collaborative teams
-Sense making, analysis and decision-making in a cooperative or
non-cooperative pragmatic model
-Argumentation, dialogue and debate
-Personalized / role-based Pragmatic Web Agents and intelligent conversation
or action based web services
-Pragmatic Web based human-human and human-computer interaction
-Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems
-Semiotic engineering and Semiotics in business computing
-Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and techniques, and their practical

Triplification Challenge

The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and
Linked Data technologies. This includes students, developers, researchers,
and people from industry. Individual or group submissions are both
acceptable. We envision submissions in three categories:

-Novel data sets that are published as part of the Web of Data, according to
Linked Data principles, and demonstrating potential benefit of use within
-Novel generic mechanisms, approaches, and technologies that convert certain
types and formats of information into triples, interlink them to other data
sets, and expose them as Linked Data; 
-Applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users such as
for information syndication, specialized search, browsing, or augmentation
of content.

Entries shall consist of a 2-4 page description and will be assessed
according to the extent to which they:

-demonstrate innovation through the expression of existing data structures
as Linked Data; 
-reasonably reuse existing vocabularies and alignment ontologies (e.g., the
datasets from the  Linking Open Data cloud.) 
-highlight the technical capabilities of the Semantic Web and bring real
benefits to potential users.

All three criteria will be given equal importance in selecting the winning
entry. In the event of a tie, the entry deemed to bring greatest benefits to
potential users will be awarded the prize.

Please find further information at 

Submission Information 

All accepted papers of I-SEMANTICS 2010 and the ICPW 2010 will be published
in the digital library of the International Conference Proceedings Series of
ACM. The assigned ISBN number is 978-1-4503-0014-8. Selected papers will
also be published in Elsevier Data & Knowledge Engineering
(www.elsevier.com/locate/datak) on Pragmatic Web. (Please consult the
conference page for details.)

Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for
publication elsewhere. Articles must be submitted via the online submission
system available at the conference website as PDF documents (other formats
will not be accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the
source files (Latex, OpenOffice, Word). 

Research/Application Papers
Research/Application papers report on novel research and/or applications
relevant to the topics of the conference. The number of pages of research
papers is limited to 8 pages including references and an optional appendix.

Posters, Demos & Tutorials
The conference also particularly welcomes the submission of posters, demos,
and tutorials. Submissions should consist of a 2-4 page description that
allows us to judge the quality of your presentation. Descriptions will also
be published as part of the proceedings.

Important Dates

-Paper Submission Deadline: 8 March 2010
-Notification of Acceptance: to be announced
-Camera-Ready Paper: to be announced
-I-SEMANTICS 2010: 1 - 3 September 2010

Committee (in alphabetical order)

Programme Chairs 
* Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company) 
* Richard Cyganiak (DERI, National University of Ireland) 
* Nicola Hinze (University of Hannover)
* Adrian Paschke (Freie Universitaet of Berlin) 
* Bernhard Schandl (University of Vienna)
* Juan Sequeda (University of Texas)
* Hans Weigand (University of Tilburg) 

Organisation Chairs

* Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web Company)

Program Committee
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