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[PVS] Call for Contributions: What will the Semantic Web look like 10 years from now? - workshop at ISWC2012
Call for Contributions
ISWC2012 workshop on
What will the Semantic Web look like 10 years from now?
The Semantic Web, as a field, is undergoing a major shift. After 10
years of mainly foundations-driven research, we now see strong
indicators that Semantic Web methods are entering mainstream technology,
in a number of forms. The consequent rise in commercial interest will
likely have a fundamental impact on the field. Some established research
results will make it into mainstream applications. Others will become
obsolete. Radically new ideas will emerge. It is thus the right time for
the community to contemplate the way ahead. In this workshop, we will
provide an exciting forum for the discussion of the future of the
Semantic Web. Researchers and practitioners from all corners of the
field are invited to provide their insights and projections. The event
will focus on discussions and the exchange of ideas, and will use a mix
of different styles of interaction between the participants.
It is always good to try to look ahead and anticipate the development of
a field. For the Semantic Web, it is now particularly important because
recent developments indicate that Semantic Web technologies are entering
the industrial mainstream. Schema.org and the Facebook Open Graph
Protocol are bringing metadata to bear on the Web large-scale. IBM's
Watson and Apple's Siri incorporate Semantic Technologies. Google is
revamping its search approach and is going more semantic in implementing
their knowledge graph. And these are just a few of the prominent examples.
The commercial uptake will be a game-changer for the field. It seems
that only a fraction of the research results of the past ten years are
currently being picked up. It seems that shallow semantics brings added
value in many, but not all, application areas. In others it seems that
there are roadblocks for which deep semantics is required for added
value - but current approaches are still limited. Linked Data and Big
Data are popular buzzwords right now, but could they be hitting a peak
on the expectation curve? If so, what is going to happen in the
subsequent dive? If not, how will those areas affect the field's future?
In this workshop, we intend to bring together researchers from all
corners of the broader Semantic Web community, to share and discuss
projections of the way ahead in Semantic Web technologies and knowledge
engineering in general.
WORKSHOP FORMAT AND STRUCTURE
This full-day workshop is open for all interested parties. We ask for
responses to the question in the workshop's title, and they can be of a
variety of formats, including short (4-6 page) papers, abstracts,
slidesets or any other (up to 6 page) approach an author may wish to
include. The submitted material will be assessed by the program
committee and the organizers, and decisions will be made which of the
contributions can be presented, and in what form. Depending on the
contributions, we will have primarily short oral presentations, panel
discussions, posters, and demos. Most importantly, the workshop will
focus on the exchange of ideas and on discussions.
SUBMISSIONS AND PROCEEDINGS
Sumissions, which are due by July 31, 2012, can take a variety of
formats, limited to a maximum of 6 pages. They can be
* single-page abstracts
* short papers (4-6 pages)
* a set of slides (maximum 4 slides per page)
* any other format (e.g., HTML5 limited to an equivalent of 6 pages,
audio or video limited by 5 minutes) - authors are encouraged to contact
the chairs to get approval.
All accepted submissions will be made available through the workshop
web-page and the electronic conference proceedings of ISWC 2012.
Accepted papers and other suitable material will be made available via
CEUR-WS. Selected papers may be considered for a fast-track submission
to a Semantic Web journal. Submissions must be made via easychair at
Submissions due: July 31, 2012
Acceptance Notification: August 21, 2012
Camera-ready Copies: September 10, 2012
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
James A. Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A.
Pascal Hitzler, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, U.S.A.
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Denny Vrandecic, AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany;
and Wikimedia Deutschland
Stefan Decker, DERI Galway, Ireland
Dieter Fensel, STI Innsbruck, Austria
Tim Finin, University of Maryland, U.S.A.
Mark Greaves, Vulcan, Inc.
Jeff Hefflin, Leehigh University, U.S.A.
Ivan Hermann, W3C
Ian Horrocks, University of Oxford, U.K.
Aditya Kalyanpur, IBM
Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster, Germany
Ora Lassila, Nokia
Tony Lee, Saltlux, South Korea
David Martin, Apple, Inc.
Enrico Motta, The Open University, U.K.
Natasha Noy, University of Stanford, U.S.A.
Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft
Michael Witbrock, CyCorp
For further information, please see http://stko.geog.ucsb.edu/sw2022/
Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Dept. of Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Semantic Web Textbook: http://www.semantic-web-book.org
Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net