ISWC 2006 5th International Semantic Web Conference
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Semantic Web In Use Track

Accepted Papers:

From Legacy Relational Databases to the Semantic Web: an In-Use Application for Traditional Chinese Medicine Chunyin Zhou, Yimin Wang, Heng Wang, Jinmin Tang, Zhaohui Wu, Ainin Yin, Huajun Chen, Yuxin Mao, Meng Cui
Enabling an Onlince Community for Sharing Oral Medicine Cases Using Semantice Web Technologies Marie Gustafsson, Göran Falkman, Fredrik Lindahl, Olof Torgersson
Semantic Desktop 2.0: The Gnowsis Experience Leo Sauermann, Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, Malte Kiesel, Christiaan Fluit, Dominik Heim, Danish Nadeem, Benjamin Horak, Andreas Dengel
Explaining Conclusions from Diverse Knowledge Sources J William Murdock, Deborah McGuinness, Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, Chris Welty, David Ferrucci
OntoWiki - A Tool for Social, Semantic Collaboration Sören Auer, Thomas Riechert, Sebastian Dietzold
NEWS: bringing Semantic Web Technologies into News Agencies Jose M. Blazquez, Zohar Ben-Asher, Luis Sanchez, Norberto Fernandez, Michael Sintek, Ansgar Bernardi, Jesus A. Fisteus, Angelo Marrara, Manuel Fuentes
Ontogator --- A Semantic View-Based Search Engine Service for Web Applications Eetu Mäkelä, Eero Hyvönen, Samppa Saarela
Active Semantic Electronic Medical Record Nicole Oldham, Amit Sheth, Subodh Agrawal, Jonathan Lathem, Harry Wingate, Prem Yadav, Kelly Gallagher
Semantically-Enabled Large-Scale Science Data Repositories Peter Fox, Deborah McGuinness
Towards Semantic Interoperability in a Clinical Trials Management System Ravi Shankar, Susana Martins, Martin O, David Parrish, Amar Das
A Mixed Initiative Semantic Web Framework for Process Composition Jinghai Rao, Dimitar Dimitrov, Paul Hofmann, Norman Sadeh
Construction and Use of Role-ontology for Task-based Service Navigation System Yusuke Fukazawa, Takefumi Naganuma, Kunihiro Fujii, Shoji Kurakake
Semantic web technology for expert knowledge sharing and discovery Steven Kraines, Weisen Guo, Brian Kemper, Yutaka Nakamura
Information Integration via an End-to-End Distributed Semantic Web System Dimitre Dimitrov, Jeff Heflin, Abir Qasem, Nanbor Wang

Semantic Web In Use Track

Semantic Web research has led to advances in technology which are beginning to be deployed in ways providing real benefits to end users. Companies are accessing and using information more efficiently, government departments are interacting with each other more effectively, and e-scientists are making new discoveries.

The Semantic Web In-Use Track (called Industrial Track in previous ISWC conferences) is a showcase for:
(i) the best applications of semantic web technology and the benefits they bring
(ii) the best tools to ease the deployment of such applications.

The Semantic Web In Use track of ISWC2006 solicits the submission of original, principled papers dealing with applications or tools.

An applications paper should include some or all of:

  • A good clear description of an implemented application of semantic web technology. Applications are welcome in any area - industry, government, science or society.
  • An assessment of the pros and cons of using semantic web technology to solve this particular problem. Are extensions beyond the existing standards necessary? What advantages does a semantic web approach have over traditional approaches to the application?
  • An assessment of the benefits of this application - e.g. a user study, a return-on-investment analysis, demonstration of new results in e-science, or demonstration of user acceptance.
  • Evidence and assessment of deployment and use of the application.

A tools paper will include some or all of:

  • A good clear description of an implemented toolset to support the deployment of semantic web technology.
  • A demonstration that the toolset offers functionality beyond what is previously available.
  • An assessment of the benefits of the toolset to the user community - e.g. a usability study.
  • Evidence and assessment of the toolset being used in the deployment of semantic web systems

An additional objective of the track is to attract papers that describe concrete problems in industry, government, science and society for which Semantic Web technology would provide a solution. Such papers should analyze the problem and argue for the appropriateness of Semantic Web technology, and provide an outline of possible solutions. A comparison to competing approaches using conventional technology is strongly encouraged.

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. Submit papers at the Conference Submission Page.

Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format. Papers will not be accepted in any other format. Formatted papers must be no longer than 14 pages. Papers that exceed this limit will be rejected without review. ISWC2006 will not accept papers that, at the time of submission, are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission for the Semantic Web (help will be provided for this task). Details will be provided on the conference Web page at the time of acceptance

Important Dates

  • May 22, 2006 (11:59pm Hawaii time): Paper submissions due
  • July 26, 2006: Paper acceptance notification
  • August 25, 2006: Camera-ready papers 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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