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

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Call for Papers

Deadline: June 15, 2006

 

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: June 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2006
Camera ready papers: August 7, 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 www.cild.iastate.edu/events/aaai06symposium.html