Doctoral Consortium Schedule
Accepted Full Papers:
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.
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
- 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 services
- Agents on the Web
- Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
- Searching, querying, visualizing and interpreting the Semantic
Applications of Semantic Web:
- Digital TV
- 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
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
The submission site is at: http://confious.ics.forth.gr/index.html?conf=111-NSKL-50f1bc8e
- 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