ISWC 2006 5th International Semantic Web Conference
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Research/Academic Track

Accepted Papers:

Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL Marcelo Arenas, Jorge A. Perez, Claudio Gutierrez
Integrating and Querying Parallel Leaf Shape Descriptions Shenghui Wang, Jeff Z. Pan
Evaluating Conjunctive Triple Pattern Queries over Large Structured Overlay Networks Erietta Liarou, Stratos Idreos, Manolis Koubarakis
Extending faceted navigation for RDF data Eyal Oren, Renaud Delbru, Stefan Decker
Formal Model for Ontology Mapping Creation Adrian Mocan, Emilia Cimpian, Mick Kerrigan
A Survey of the Web Ontology Landscape Taowei Wang, Bijan Parsia, Jim Hendler
Using Ontologies for Extracting Product Features from Web Pages Wolfgang Holzinger, Bernhard Kruepl, Marcus Herzog
Extracting Relations in Social Networks from Web using Similarity between Collective Contexts Junichiro Mori, Takumi Tsujishita, Yutaka Matsuo, Mitsuru Ishizuka
A Model Driven Approach for Building OWL DL and OWL Full Ontologies Saartje Brockmans, Robert M. Colomb, Elisa F. Kendall, Evan K. Wallace, Chris Welty, Guo Tong Xie
A Semantic Context-Aware Access Control Framework for Secure Collaborations in Pervasive Computing Environments Rebecca Montanari, Alessandra Toninelli, Lalana Kagal, Ora Lassila
MultiCrawler: A Pipelined Architecture for Crawling and Indexing Semantic Web Data Andreas Harth, Juergen Umbrich, Stefan Decker
Provenance Explorer -- Tailored Provenance Views Using Semantic Inferencing Kwok Cheung, Jane Hunter
Tree-structured Conditional Random Fields for Semantic Annotation Jie Tang, Mingcai Hong, Juanzi Li
PowerMap: Mapping the Real Semantic Web on the Fly Vanessa Lopez, Marta Sabou, Enrico Motta
Innovation Detection based on User-Interest Ontology of Blog Community Makoto Nakatsuji, Yu Miyoshi, Yoshihiro Otsuka
Automatic Annotation of Web Services based on Workflow Definitions Khalid Belhajjame, Suzanne M. Embury, Norman W. Paton, Robert Stevens, Carole A. Goble
/facet: A Browser for Heterogeneous Semantic Web Repositories Michiel Hildebrand, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Lynda Hardman
Semantic Metadata Generation for Large Scientific Workflows Jihie Kim, Yolanda Gil, Varun Ratnakar
Towards Knowledge Acquisition from Information Extraction Chris Welty, J. William Murdock
A Relaxed Approach to RDF Querying Carlos Hurtado, Alexandra Poulovassilis, Peter Wood
Framework For an Automated Comparison of Description Logic Reasoners Dmitry Tsarkov, Tom Gardiner, Ian Horrocks
Characterizing the Semantic Web on the Web Li Ding, Tim Finin
ONTOCOM: A Cost Estimation Model for Ontology Engineering Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl, Christoph Tempich, York Sure
Ontology-Driven Automatic Entity Disambiguation in Unstructured Text Budak Arpinar, Joseph Hassell, Boanerges Aleman-Meza
A Framework for Schema-Driven Relationship Discovery from Unstructured text Cartic Ramakrishnan, Krys Kochut, Amit Sheth
SADIe: Semantic Annotation for Accessibility Sean Bechhofer, Simon Harper, Darren Lunn
Ontology Query Answering on Databases Jing Mei, Li Ma, Yue Pan
Fresnel: A Browser-Independent Presentation Vocabulary for RDF Christian Bizer, Emmanuel Pietriga, David Karger, Ryan Lee
A Constraint-based Approach to Horizontal Web Service Composition Ahlem Ben Hassine, Shigeo Matsubara, Toru Ishida
RS2D: Risk-Driven Semantic OWL-S Service Retrieval in Unstructured P2P Networks Matthias Klusch, Ulrich Basters
Modeling Social Attitudes on the Web Matthias Nickles
On the Semantics of Linking and Importing in Modular Ontologies Jie Bao, Doina Caragea, Vasant Honavar
The Summary Abox: Cutting Ontologies Down to Size Aaron Kershenbaum, Li Ma, Edith Schonberg, Kavitha Srinivas, Achille Fokoue
Block Matching for Ontologies Wei Hu, Yuzhong Qu
Augmenting Navigation for Collaborative Tagging with Emergent Semantics Melanie Aurnhammer, Peter Hanappe, Luc Steels
A Software Engineering Approach to Design and Development of Semantic Web Service Applications Marco Brambilla, Irene Celino, Stefano Ceri, Dario Cerizza, Emanuele Della Valle, Federico Michele Facca
Mining Information for Instance Unification Niraj Aswani, Kalina Bontcheva, Hamish Cunningham
Can OWL and Logic Programming Live Together Happily Ever After? Boris Motik, Ian Horrocks, Riccardo Rosati, Ulrike Sattler
A formal model for semantic Web service composition Freddy Lecue, Alain Leger
Reaching agreement over ontology alignments Loredana Laera, Valentina Tamma, Jerome Euzenat, Trevor Bench-Capon, Terry Payne
GINO - A Guided Input Natural Language Ontology Editor Abraham Bernstein, Esther Kaufmann
IRS-III: A Broker for Semantic Web Services based Applications Liliana Cabral, John Domingue, Stefania Galizia, Alessio Gugliotta, Barry Norton, Vlad Tanasescu, Carlos Pedrinaci
Web Service Composition via Generic Procedures and Customizing User Preferences Sheila McIlraith, Shirin Sohrabi, Nataliya Prokoshyna
On How to Perform a Gold Standard Based Evaluation of Ontology Learning Klaas Dellschaft, Steffen Staab
Querying the Semantic Web with Preferences Wolf Siberski, Jeff Pan, Jeff Z. Pan, Uwe Thaden
Reducing the Inferred Type Statements with Individual Grouping Constructs Ovunc Ozturk, Tugba Ozacar, Murat Osman Unalir
CropCircles: Topology Sensitive Visualization of OWL Class Hierarchies Taowei Wang, Bijan Parsia
A Framework for Ontology Evolution in Collaborative Environments Natalya Noy, Abhita Chugh, William Liu, Mark Musen
Ontology-driven Information Extraction with OntoSyphon Luke McDowell, Michael Cafarella
Three Semantics for Distributed Systems and their Relations with Alignment Composition Antoine Zimmermann, Jérôme Euzenat
Ranking Ontologies with AKTiveRank Harith Alani, Christopher Brewster, Nigel Shadbolt
A Method for Learning Part-Whole Relations Willem van Hage, Hap Kolb, Guus Schreiber

Research/Academic Track

The dream of the Web was to create a human communication and collaboration platform for sharing knowledge and enabling a universal space for information and services. We all are now much more connected, and in turn face new resulting problems: service and information overload caused by insufficient support for information selection, organization and collaboration. The Semantic Web, by providing standards for formulating and distributing metadata and ontologies, enables means for information organization and selective access. However, the Semantic Web requires new infrastructure on all levels - e.g., human-computer interaction, expressive representation and query languages, reasoning engines, data representation and integration, interoperability middleware, and distributed computing.

To foster the exchange of ideas and collaboration, the International Semantic Web Conference brings together researchers in relevant disciplines such as artificial intelligence, databases, distributed computing, web engineering, information systems, and human-computer interaction.

The Fifth International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2006) follows on the success of previous conferences and workshops in Galway, Ireland (2005), Hiroshima, Japan (2004), Sanibel Island, USA (2003), Sardinia, Italy (2002), and Stanford, USA (2001).

The research track of ISWC2006 solicits the submission of original, principled research papers dealing with both analytical and practical aspects of Semantic Web research. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of Semantic Web technologies with clear lessons learned
  • Semantic Web for e-business, e-science, e-government, and e-learning, e-health, digital libraries, tourism, mobile & ubiquitous applications, digital TV
  • 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
  • Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation
  • Social software
  • Semantic multimedia
  • Semantics in peer-to-peer systems and grids
  • Searching, querying, visualizing and interpreting the Semantic Web
  • Evaluation of Semantic Web techniques
  • The Semantic Desktop
  • User-centered Semantic Web applications and/or interaction design
  • Security for the Semantic Web

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.

Papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference submission site. 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 research 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): Research Track paper submissions due
  • July 26, 2006:  Research Track paper acceptance notification
  • August 25, 2006: Research Track 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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