[protege-discussion] Call for Papers: AAAI Fall Symposium on Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (SWeCKa 2006)

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[protege-discussion] Call for Papers: AAAI Fall Symposium on Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (SWeCKa 2006)

Vasant Honavar
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AAAI Fall Symposium

Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (SWeCKa 2006)

October 12-15, 2006

Arlington, VA

 

Recent advances in computing, communications together with the rapid
proliferation of information sources and services present unprecedented
opportunities in integrative and collaborative analysis and interpretation
of distributed, autonomous (and hence, inevitably semantically
heterogeneous) data and knowledge sources and services in virtually every
area of human activity. The symposium aims to bring together researchers in
relevant areas of artificial intelligence, databases, knowledge bases,
machine learning, information integration, ontologies, semantic web, web
services, and relevant application areas (e.g., bioinformatics,
environmental informatics, enterprise informatics e-science, e-government,
medical informatics, security informatics, social informatics, among
others.) to share recent advances in the state of the art in semantic web
technologies for such applications.

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 

    * Cyber-infrastructure and semantic web technologies for collaborative
knowledge acquisition

    * Modeling semantically heterogeneous data sources and services

    * Collaboratively developing and sharing of ontologies and
inter-ontology mappings

    * Discovering and resolving inconsistencies within and among ontologies

    * Representing and reasoning with ontologies and mappings between
ontologies

    * Discovering mappings between data source schemas and between
ontologies

    * Querying distributed, semantically heterogeneous information sources

    * Acquiring knowledge from distributed, autonomous, semantically
heterogeneous information sources

    * Acquiring knowledge from partially specified data

    * Exploiting distributed knowledge and data in dynamic data-driven
applications

    * Discovering and composing semantically heterogeneous services

    * Modeling, tracking and using information provenance

    * Modeling and reasoning about trust of information sources and services

    * Extracting knowledge and facts from distributed text and multimedia
data

    * Preserving privacy, selective information and knowledge sharing

    * Case studies, Software Tools, and Prototypes

 

The symposium will include a series of half-day sessions, each addressing a
challenge area. Sessions will include invited talks providing overviews of
key topics, short presentations based on contributed papers, a poster
session for work in progress, breakout sessions focusing on specific
research challenges and emerging research directions, a panel discussion and
a wrap-up session.

 

Submissions

 

Potential participants are invited to submit full papers (up to 8 pages in
length), poster summaries or extended abstracts (1-2 pages in length) by May
1, 2006. Submissions should be in the AAAI camera-ready format (postcript or
pdf files) and should be sent electronically to
[hidden email]. Each submission will be reviewed by at least
two program committee members. Authors of accepted papers and abstracts will
be notified by May 22, 2006.

 

Extended versions of selected papers may be published in a special issue of
a journal or an edited book. Partial travel support for graduate and
postdoctoral students may be available.

 

 

Important Dates

 

Paper submission: May 1, 2006

Notification of acceptance: May 22, 2006

Camera ready papers: June 2, 2006

       

Symposium date October:  12-15, 2006

 

Extended versions of selected papers may be published in a special issue of
a journal or an edited book. Partial travel support for graduate and
postdoctoral students may be available.

 

Organizing Committee

 

Vasant Honavar (chair), Iowa State University;

Tim Finin (co-chair), University of Maryland, Baltimore County;

Doina Caragea, Iowa State University;

Sally McClean, University of Ulster;

Ion Muslea, Language Weaver, Inc;

Raghu Ramakrishnan, University of Wisconsin-Madison;

Steffen Staab, Koblenz University

 

 

Program Committee

 

Budak Arpinar, University of Georgia, USA

Doina Caragea, Iowa State University, USA

Harry Chen, Image Matters, USA

Claudia Diamantini, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Li Ding, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Jennifer Golbeck,  University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Peter Haase, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany

Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University, USA

Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA

Alexander Loser, IBM Research, Almaden, USA

Lalana Kagal, MIT, USA

Sally Mclean, University of Ulster, Ireland

Prasenjit Mitra, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Prem Melville, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Dunja Mladenic, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, USA

Marina Mongiello, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Enrico Motta,  Open University, United Kingdom

Srujana Merugu, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Ion Muslea, Language Weaver, Inc., USA

Tim Oates, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Rajesh Parekh, Yahoo!, USA

Alexander Popescul, Yahoo!, USA

Raghu Ramakrishnan, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA

Pavel Shvaiko, University of Trento, Italy

Steffen Staab, Universitat Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Susie Stephens, Oracle, USA

 

For additional information, please consult the supplementary symposium web
site at http://www.cild.iastate.edu/events/aaai06symposium.html 

 

 

 

Dr. Vasant Honavar

Professor of Computer Science

Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Professor and Director, Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and
Discovery

226 Atanasoff Hall

Department of Computer Science

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011-1040

 

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