|Period:||September 10-14, 2012|
Call for Papers - 8th International IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics (SWWS 2012)
In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM 2012)
To be held between 10th - 14th September 2012 in Rome, Italy.
Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS
Continuing the successful series of IFIP Workshop on Semantic Web & Web Semantics (SWWS) from the previous years, SWWS 2012 will be the eight series of the workshop that will be held in conjunction with the OTM conferences in 2012.
The IFIP Working Group 2.12 & 12.4 on Semantic Web (http://www.ifipsemanticweb.curtin.edu.au/) is a timely active international community of scientists, engineers, and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in the emerging field of Semantic Web, and meanwhile providing input and guidance on the direction, scope, and importance of different aspects of artificial intelligence, data modelling, and software theory and practice to Web semantics. It is unique in that it targets to synthesize the concepts from these diverse fields in a comprehensive fashion in the context of the semantics Web.
The Web has now been in existence for quite some time and its pervasive in its influence on all aspects of society and commerce. It has also produced a major shift in our thinking on the nature and scope of information processing. However in its technological nature and its supporting theoretical foundations, it has remained relatively rudimentary, being currently largely suitable for information dissemination. It is rapidly moving away from this, to application deployment and knowledge deployment that require complex interactions and properly structured underlying semantics. This has been a sudden upsurge of research activity in the problems associated with adding semantics to the Web. This work on semantics will involve data, knowledge, and process semantics. The 8th IFIP SWWS 2012 will provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished research results, and innovative ideas related to this voluminous quantity of research.
In SWWS 2012, as a complementary to the main OTM 2012 conference themes, special focus is aimed at looking at four evolving areas of interest for the Semantic Web, namely Security & Trust, Fuzzy Semantics, Biomedical Informatics, Context-driven Methods for Ontologies and Ontology Learning and Evolution. The intention of the SWWS 2012 is to bring together a community of researchers and practitioners who will provide a collection of work that is of utmost importance to the advancement of the web semantics and its future, reviewed by the top experts and minds in the field, in an area of the utmost importance to business, IT and industry.
INTENDED PARTICIPANTS OF THE WORKSHOP
The workshop is intended for researchers, academic, practitioners, IFIP working group WG 2.12/12.4 members and organizations who are actively involved in present and upcoming semantic web technologies. Moreover, the workshop concepts covered is a good reference point for academic and industrial researchers who want to familiarize themselves with emerging trends in semantic web research, technologies and applications.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Areas of focus and topics of special tracks for the workshop include one or more of the following (but are not limited to) themes;
Security & Trust
Context-driven Methods for Ontologies
Ontology Learning and Evolution
The following topics related to these themes including, but are not limited to:
Formal and practical knowledge representation and inference for the semantic Web
Design, evaluation, and use of ontology
Metadata and knowledge markup
Special track on Fuzzy sets
o Providing semantics for the web using Fuzzy set methods
o Fuzzy models for the Semantic Web
Special track on Security and Trust
o Security and trust for the Semantic Web
o Reputation Systems for the Semantic Web
Special track on Context-driven Methods for Ontologies
o Engineering of regulatory ontologies: conceptual analysis, representation, modularization and layering, reusability, evolution and dynamics, etc;
o Multilingual and terminological aspects of regulatory ontologies;
o Models of legal reasoning (from ontological viewpoint): regulatory compliance, case-based reasoning, reasoning with uncertainty, etc.
o Sensitivity on and harmonization of regulations;
o Regulatory metadata and content standardization (e.g. legal-XML/LeXML, ADR/ODR-XML etc);
o Regulatory ontologies of: property rights, persons and organizations, legal procedures, contracts, legal causality, etc;
o Task models for socially regulated activities;
o Experiences with projects and applications involving regulatory ontologies in legal knowledge based systems, legal information retrieval, e-governments, e-commerce;
Special Track on Biomedical Informatics
o Biomedical Ontologies for Genetics, Proteomics, Diseases, Privacy etc.
o Conceptual Models for Biological and Medical Data
o Semantics in Biological Data Modeling
o Use of semantics to manage Interoperation in Biomedical Databases
o Semantic Web technologies and formalisms for Biomedical Data
o Ontology representation and exchange languages for Bioinformatics
o Support of Ontologies for Biological Information Retrieval and Web Services
o Change Management in Biomedical Ontologies
o Tools for Development and Management of Biomedical Ontologies
Interoperability of data and Web services
Semantics of agent and Web interaction
Automated extraction of Information from regulatory documents.
Content-based information and knowledge retrieval
Information extraction, automatic, and semi-automatic generation of metadata
Database technologies for the Semantic Web
Multimodality and visualization technologies for the Semantic Web
Applications on mobile devices
Human centred aspects specifically for the Semantic Web
Impact of Semantic Web computing on organizations and society
Evaluation of the quality of Web semantics
Context-awareness for the Semantic Web
Semantics for ubiquitous computing
All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of expression, and relevance to IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4. All submissions must be in English, and will be refereed by a program committee comprising members of the Working Group. Research submissions must not exceed 10 pages following the Springer format. Submissions should be made in PDF format. The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings. The workshop will be scheduled during the OTM conference days and will require the authors of accepted papers to present their papers orally followed by discussions.
Paper Submission site for the workshop is available at: http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php/submitpaper
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2012
Full Paper Submission Deadline: June 4, 2012
Acceptance Notification: July 2, 2012
Camera Ready Due: July 16, 2012
Author Registration Due: July 16, 2012
Program Committee Members
IFIP Working Group 2.12/12.4 Members