[ecoop-info] ESWC 2011: Call for Research Papers

Lejla Ibralic Halilovic lejla.ibralic-halilovic at sti2.org
Wed Oct 27 15:42:10 CEST 2010

*apologies for multiple posting*


The 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011) 
29th May - 2nd June 2011
Heraklion, Greece

*About ESWC2011*

The mission of the Extended Semantic Web Conference is to bring together
researchers and practitioners dealing with different aspects of semantic
technologies. Following a successful re-launch in 2010 as a multi-track
conference,  ESWC 2011 builds on the success of the former European Semantic
Web Conference series, and seeks to extend its focus by collaborating with
other communities and research areas, in which Web semantics play an
important role, within and outside ICT, and in a truly international, not
just ‘European’ context.
The semantics of content, enriched with domain ontologies, data about
systems’ usage, natural language processing, and many other aspects, will
enable a qualitatively new level of functionality on the Internet, or in any
other application environment relying thereupon. It will weave together a
large network of human knowledge, and make this knowledge
machine-processable. A variety of automated services, based on reasoning
over metadata and ontologies, will help the users to achieve their goals by
accessing and processing information in machine-understandable form. This
network of knowledge-based functionality will ultimately lead to truly
intelligent behavior, which will be employed for a variety of complex
decision-making tasks. Research on semantic technologies can benefit from
ideas and cross-fertilization with many other areas, including Artificial
Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Database and Information Systems,
Information Retrieval, Multimedia, Distributed Systems, Social Networks, Web
Engineering, and Web Science.  These complementarities are reflected in the
outline of the technical program of the ESWC 2011; in addition to the
research and in-use tracks, we have furthermore introduced two special
tracks this year, putting particular emphasis on inter-disciplinary research
topics and areas that show the potential of exciting synergies for the
future. In 2011, these special tracks focus on data-driven, inductive and
probabilistic approaches to managing content, and on Digital Libraries,
respectively. The calls for the technical program, in particular the topics
promoted by each track, can be found on the conference Web site at:

Below we list the twelve tracks of the ESWC 2011 and the associated track

°Research tracks:
- Social Web and Web Science
(Chairs: Alexandre Passant, DERI, IE; Denny Vrandecic, KIT, DE)
- Ontologies
(Chairs: Matthieu d’Aquin, The Open University, UK; Heiner Stuckenschmidt,
University of Mannheim, DE)
- Reasoning
(Chairs: Emanuele della Valle, Politecnico di Milano, IT; Pascal Hitzler,
Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, US)
- Semantic Data Management
(Chairs: Vassilis Christophides, FORTH ICS, GR; Axel Polleres, DERI, IE) 
- Linked Open Data
(Chairs: Mariano Consens, University of Toronto, CA; Paul Groth, Free
University of Amsterdam, NL; Jens Lehmann, University of Leipzig, DE)
- Software, Services, Processes and Cloud Computing
(Chairs: Barry Norton, KIT, DE; Michael Stollberg, SAP Research, DE)
- Natural Language Processing
(Chairs: Philipp Cimiano, University of Bielefeld, DE; Michael Witbrock,
Cycorp, SL)
- Sensor Web
(Chairs: Harith Alani, Knowledge Media Institute, OU, UK; Luca Mottola,
Swedish Insitute of Computer Science, SE)
- Mobile Web
(Chairs: Ora Lassila, Nokia, FI; Alessandra Toninelli, INRIA, FR)

°In-use track:
- Semantic Web In-Use
(Chairs: Daniel Olmedilla, Telefonica I+D, ES; Pavel Shvaiko, TasLab-
Informatica Trentina S.p.A., IT)

°Special tracks 2011:
- Inductive and probabilistic approaches
(Chairs: Rayid Ghani, Accenture, US; Agnieszka Lawrynowicz, Poznan
University, PL)
- Digital Libraries
(Chairs: Martin Doerr, FORTH ICS, GR; Carlo Meghini, CNR-ISTI, Pisa, IT;
Allen Renear, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, US)

ESWC 2011 will present the latest results in research and applications in
its field. Besides the technical program organized over twelve tracks, the
conference will feature a tutorial program, system descriptions and demos, a
posters exhibition, a doctoral symposium, and a number of collocated
workshops. The individual calls for these events can be found on the
conference Web site  at:

*Important Dates*

- Abstract submission: December 6, 2010 (compulsory) 
- Full-paper submission: December 13, 2010 (11:59 pm Hawaii time) 
- Notification: February 21, 2011 
- Submission of camera-ready version of accepted papers: March 7, 2011

*Submission Details*

The proceedings of the conference will be published in Springer's Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing will be
electronic, where each track will operate on its own conference management
system instance. For all tracks, papers must not exceed fifteen (15) pages
in length and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS
authors. Papers must be submitted as PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format)
and will not be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages or
do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically without
a review. Authors of accepted papers might be required to provide semantic
annotations for the abstract of their submission - details of this process
will be provided on the conference Web page at the time of acceptance. At
least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference in
order for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings.
Each paper must be submitted to the most appropriate of the twelve research
tracks. The program committee might decide to forward a paper to another
track if it better fits the topics there.


For more detailed information, please visit the conference website:

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