[Elsnet-list] ESWC2008 Call for Tutorials

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                    Call for Tutorials    
           5th European Semantic Web Conference
                    01 - 05 June 2008
                     Tenerife (Spain)

The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today’s Web via the exploitation of
machine- processable metadata. This metadata, enriched with domain theories
(Ontologies) and knowledge-based tools to process metadata and semantics, will
enable a Web that provides a qualitatively new level of service. It will weave
together a large network of human knowledge and make this knowledge
machine-accessible. Various automated services will help the users to achieve
their goals by accessing and processing information in machine- processable
form. This network of knowledge systems will ultimately lead to truly
intelligent systems, which will be employed for various specialized reasoning
to accomplish complex tasks. Many technologies and methodologies are being
developed within Artificial Intelligence, Database Systems, Multimedia Systems,
Distributed Systems, Software Engineering and Information Systems that can
contribute towards the realization of this vision. 

The 5th annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2008) will present the
latest results in research and application of Semantic Web technologies. More
details can be found on the ESWC 2008 homepage (http://www.eswc2008.org/).

In addition to the regular research and workshop programme, ESWC 2008 invites
tutorials on relevant topics of interest (see below). A tutorial should present
the state of the art of a Semantic Web area, enabling attendees to fully
appreciate the current issues, main schools of thought and possible application

Tutorial Proposals 

ESWC 2008 tutorials may be either for a full day or for a half day. Unless there
is a clear rationale we will give preference to half day tutorials over full day

Tutorials proposed for the ESWC 2008 should cover one topic in appropriate depth
and present it in a appropriate manner which enables attendees to fully
comprehend and apply emerging Semantic Web technologies. Although tutorials may
focus entirely on theoretical aspects, we strongly encourage hands-on sessions
where appropriate. 

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages in DIN A4 format and should contain
the following information: 

- abstract (200 words maximum, for inclusion in the ESWC 2008 website) 
- tutorial description (aims, target audience, presentation method, technical 
- justification for the tutorial, including timeliness and relevance to 
  ESWC 2008 
- outline of the tutorial content and schedule 
- information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experiences in 
  teaching and in tutorial presentation) 

Tutorial proposals are to be submitted as single pdf files to Grigoris Antoniou,
email: antoniou at ics.forth.gr.

Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed by the
ESWC 2008 organizing committee with respect to relevance of the topic, content
and presentation method, and presenters’ expertise. 

Important Dates

Tutorial Submissions Due: January 7, 2008
Tutorial Acceptance: January 21, 2008
Tutorial Hands Out Due: March 31, 2008 
Tutorial Presentation Data: June 1, 2008 

For accepted tutorials, the presenters will need to submit the material for
hand-outs (the slide sets and / or additional information; software
installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions) to the
organization committee for preprinting and placement on the ESWC 2008 website.

For each accepted tutorial, we offer one 50% discount of the Early-Bird
registration fee. 

Conference Topics of Interest and Area Keywords

Topics of interest for ESWC 2008 tutorials include, but are not limited to the

Management of Semantic Web Data and Knowledge 

- Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing Semantic 
  Web data 
- Database technologies for the Semantic Web 
- Search, query, and visualization of the Semantic Web 
- Robust and scalable reasoning on the Web 
- Logics for the Semantic Web 
- Machine learning and human language technologies for the Semantic Web 
- Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction 


- Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution 
- Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment 
- Evaluation and tanking of ontologies 
- Conceptual modelling 

Semantic Web Architecture 

- Semantic Web middleware 
- Semantic Web services 
- Agents on the Semantic Web 
- Semantics in P2P systems and grids
Social Semantic Web 

- Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web 
- Semantic web technology for collaboration and cooperation 
- Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security 

Applications of the Semantic Web 

- Evaluation of Semantic Web technologies 
- Semantic Web for e-business, e-science, e-government, e-learning, and other 
  application domains 
- Semantic Web for ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence 
- Semantic Web technologies for multimedia content 
- Personal information management  

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