[ecoop-info] Call for Workshop Proposals co-located with the ISWC 2012

Oshani Seneviratne oshanis at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 00:27:21 CET 2012

Call for Workshop Proposals

               In conjunction with the
               11th International Semantic Web Conference
               Boston - USA
               November 11-15, 2012

The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) is the primary
conference on the use of semantic technologies on the web and linked
data, constantly attracting a high number of high quality submissions
participants from academia and industry. It brings together
researchers from different areas of computer science, like artificial
intelligence, databases, natural language processing, information
retrieval and others that aim at the development and use of novel
technologies for accessing, interpreting and using information on the
web in a more effective way. Besides the main technical programme,
ISWC will host a number of workshops on topics related to the general
theme of the conference. The role of the workshops is to provide a
context for an intensive scientific exchange among researchers
interested in a particular topic. The workshops should provide the
opportunity to present and discuss ongoing work and new ideas in
subfield of the Semantic Web/Linked Data research.

Topics of Interest
In order to meet these goals, workshops should address topics that
satisfy the following criteria:
  - the topic falls in the general scope of ISWC 2012
  - there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application
  - there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic

In particular, we encourage the submission of workshop proposals on:
  - fundamental problems of the Semantic Web/Linked Data such as
ontology mining, heterogeneity, scalability and distribution,
  - applications of Semantic Web Technologies in specific domains and trends
  - important enabling technologies and their adaptation to the needs
of the Semantic Web
  - aspects of Semantic Web Research that have been neglected so far
techniques from other research fields that are of relevance for
Semantic Web research (e.g., machine learning, NLP)

Submission Guidelines
Workshop proposals should be submitted via EasyChair

The proposal should be a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages and
should contain the following information:
  - Title.
  - Abstract (200 words)
  - Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
  - Workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper
presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussion.
  - Intended audience and expected number of participants.
  - List of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50%
have to be confirmed at the time of the proposal).
  - Indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a
half-day or full-day.
  - Past versions of the workshop, including URLs as well as
submission and acceptance counts.
  - Data of the presenters (name, affiliation, email address,
homepage) and short description of their expertise, experiences in
teaching and in tutorial presentation.

  - we strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from
different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the
workshop topic.
  - we welcome workshops with creative structures and organizations
that attract various types of contributions and ensure rich

Proposers of accepted workshops have to prepare a workshop webpage
containing the call for papers and detailed information about the
workshop organization and timelines. The workshop organizers will be
responsible for their own reviewing process, for publicity, and for
publishing electronic proceedings (e.g., on the CEUR-WS website). They
will be required to closely cooperate with the Workshops Chairs and
the ISWC 2012 local organizers to finalize all details mentioned here.

Important Dates:
- Workshops proposal due: April 15, 2012
- Workshop Notifications: May 13, 2012

Timeline for Workshops:
- Workshop website up: May 27, 2012
- Workshop Call for Papers out (suggested): June 1, 2012
- Deadline to submit Papers to Workshops: August 15, 2012
- Acceptance of Papers for Workshops: September 5, 2012
- Workshop days: November 11 & 12, 2012

  Claudia d’Amato, Unversity of Bari
  Thomas Scharrenbach, University of Zurich

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