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*Indian Statistical Institute Platinum Jubilee Events
                ICSD 2007*
 *International Conference on*

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*Semantic Web and Digital Libraries*


*Indian Statistical Institute*

*Documentation Research and Training Centre*

*February 21-23, 2007*

Documentation Research and Training Centre

*Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, INDIA*


The proliferation of digital resources poses an unprecedented challenge to
information professionals in generating efficient information services. Most
patrons approach the Internet for the digital content but have no clue how
to retrieve pertinent information and this has led to a demand for organized
information services and resulted in digital library and institutional
repositories. Technology and tools have to be deployed for harnessing the
content and for retrieval of information from the mass of unorganized

Semantic Web Technologies is an area that has invoked much research interest
and aims at efficient information representation and retrieval.  The aim of
semantic web is to build conceptual relations for machine interpretation
that eventually will lead to efficient knowledge mapping and organization
techniques.  However, research in Semantic Web is being understood and
experimented in different areas differently and one of the most pertinent
applications would be in the area of Information Retrieval. Search and
retrieval mechanism in Digital Libraries (DL) are moving slowly towards
becoming semantic. Interoperability between digital libraries has to be
based on Semantic Web principles, in order to achieve meaningful
user-machine interaction.

Documentation Research and Training Centre(DRTC), Indian Statistical
Institute(ISI), Bangalore, has a long research interest in knowledge
organization techniques including its seminal contribution in the form of
Prof. S.R. Ranganathan's faceted approach to classification.  In recent
times DRTC has applied the classical theory to practical modeling in the
area of Information Retrieval. The team at DRTC has experimented with
application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques in IR and has
demonstrated systems in automatic classification and indexing. With this
experience and as part of the Indian Statistical Institute Platinum jubilee
celebrations, DRTC/ISI announces International conference on Semantic Web
and Digital Libraries. The objective is to bring together the best expertise
in the areas of Semantic Web and Digital Libraries from leading initiatives

*Themes include: (but not limited to)*

§          Digital Libraries

§          Digital Resource Organization

§          Technology issues in Digital Services

§          Design of Digital Information Services

§          Retrieval issues in digital environment

§          Standards and Specifications for Digital objects

§          Metadata standards, Interoperability and Crosswalks

§          Knowledge Organization and Ontologies

§          Semantic Web Technologies and Digital Libraries

§          Semantic Web and Information Retrieval

§          Architecture for Semantic Web

§          Technology and Semantic Web Modeling tools

§          Intelligent Agents in Semantic Retrieval

§          Semantic Portals and Semantic Web Services

§          Vocabulary and Taxonomy development

§          Tools and Techniques for managing digital repositories

§          Digital Resource Management Strategies

§          Content Development: Policies

§          Content Development: tools and techniques

§          Technology issues in Digital Services

§          Resource Media and formats

§          Multilingual Digital Libraries

§          Patron interaction and facilitation tools

§          Digital Library applications and case studies

§          Digital Library and Semantic Web Projects and Case Studies

The conference aims to explore the topics in themes and sub themes through
tutorials, workshops, demonstrations, Invited talks and presentations.
Eminent researchers and academicians will be invited to deliver theme papers
and invited talks on select topics.

*Call for papers*

Original papers in English are invited on a theme related to those mentioned
above.  An international review panel will review the papers based on
originality of the work, quality and relevance to the main theme of the
conference.  Peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings. The papers should follow the submission instructions
that will be furnished along with acceptance note and also on the conference

*Important Dates*

  Expression of interest to submit paper with abstract

August 15th  2006

Submission of full papers

September 15th 2006

Notification of acceptance of paper with comments

October 31st  2006

Submission of the final paper after incorporating comments

November 30th 2006

*Contact and Enquiries:*

Dr. A.R.D.Prasad, Conference Convenor,

Associate Professor,

Documentation Research and Training Centre,

Indian Statistical Institute,

8th Mile, Mysore Road, Bangalore - 560 059

Karnataka, INDIA

Phone: 91-80-28483002/3/4 extsn no. 496 or 490

Fax  : 91-80-28484265

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