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Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral Consortium Schedule

Accepted Full Papers:

Number Title Authors
1 Towards a usable Group Editor for Ontologies Jan Henke

2 A Workbench for Thesaurus Mapping in the Cultural Heritage domain
Marjolein van Gendt (retracted)
3 Package-based Description Logics - Preliminary Results Jie Bao,
Doina Caragea, Vasant Honavar
4 Talking to the Semantic Web - Query Interfaces to Ontologies for the
Casual User
Esther Kaufmann
5 From Typed-Functional Semantic Web Services to Proofs Harry Halpin
6 Towards a Global Scale Semantic Web Zhengxiang Pan
7 Changing Ontologies Break the Queries David Liang

Accepted Posters:

Number Title Authors
1 Distributed Policy Management in Semantic Web Ozgu Can, Murat Osman
2 Evaluation of SPARQL queries using relational databases Jiri Dokulil
3 Towards Semantic Metadata for Learning Resources Using Folksonomies
and Domain Ontologies
Hend Al-Khalifa (retracted)
4 Dynamic Contextual Regulations in Open Multi-Agent Systems Carolina
5 Improving XML Schema Matching with Ontologies
Christian Drumm
6 Triple Space Computing for Semantic Web Services Omair Shafiq
7 Schema mappings for the web
Francois Scharffe
8 Toward Making Online Biological Data Machine Understandable Cui Tao


Doctoral Consortium

This year, the 5th International Semantic Web Conference 2006 will take place in Athens, GA, USA. In addition to its plenary scientific sessions, the conference will include a doctoral consortium. Next to the great opportunity for the scientific exchange and presentation of high quality research in all aspects of Semantic Web, this forum will allow doctoral students to present their work and obtain guidance from mentors as well as to get in contact with other (post)graduate students.

The goal of the doctoral consortium is to create opportunity for doctoral students in early stage of their research to test their research ideas, present their current progress and future plan, and most of all to receive constructive criticism and insights related to their future work and career perspectives. Mentors (peer researchers and experts in the field) will be assigned to each student to provide individual feedback and advice on the paper, the focus of the work and further developments.

All papers submitted to the Doctoral Consortium stream will undergo a thorough reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and constructive feedback. The best submissions will be selected for presentation at the ISWC'06 Doctoral Consortium sessions. Full papers (5 pages) will be published in supplimentary proceedings and extended abstracts (2 papers) of papers will be included in the ISWC'06 proceedings.

Hoppers@KWeb which is part of the Knowledge Web Network of Excellence provides special grants to support participation of PhD students to this event. Please take a look at the Hoppers@Kweb web site for more details.


The Doctoral Consortium track of ISWC2006 solicits submission of Ph.D. research papers dealing with foundational and core issues, application domains and practical aspects of Semantic Web research. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Languages, Tools & Methodologies:

  • Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing Semantic Web data
  • Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
  • Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
  • Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
  • Database technologies for the Semantic Web
  • Semantic Web middleware
  • Machine learning and human language technologies for the Semantic Web
  • Semantic Web services
  • Agents on the Web
  • Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
  • Searching, querying, visualizing and interpreting the Semantic Web

Applications of Semantic Web:

  • e-business
  • e-science
  • e-culture
  • e-government
  • e-health
  • e-learning
  • Digital TV
  • Tourism
  • Digital libraries
  • Mobile and ubiquitous Semantic Web applications
  • User-centred Semantic Web applications
  • User (group) modelling and profiling on the Semantic Web
  • Semantic Multimedia
  • Semantic Desktop
  • Social and Collaborative Communities software
  • P2P Semantic Web applications
  • Information filtering and retrieval


  • Scalability of Semantic Web applications
  • Evaluation of Semantic Web techniques
  • Evaluation methodologies and deployment experiences
  • Empirical studies, user studies
  • Ontology evaluation

Submission Details:

Doctoral Consortium papers should include a clear presentation of the Ph.D. research direction, sound situation of the Ph.D. research in the context of Semantic Web and related fields, a report on the work done so far and a plan of further research. All submissions should be no longer than 5 pages in the same format that is used for the main conference papers.

Paper submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For complete details, see Springer's Author Instructions.

The submission site is at:

Important Dates

  • May 22, 2006 (11:59pm Hawaii time): Paper submissions deadline
  • July 26, 2006: Notification of acceptance
  • August 25, 2006: Final versions due
  • November 5–9, 2006: ISWC 2006 Technical Program

Copyright forms are required for all accepted papers are are due August 25, 2006. Forms can be downloaded from [here].

Please send via fax or post to:

Attn: Jennifer Golbeck
8400 Baltimore Ave, Suite 200
College Park, MD 20740




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