[Elsnet-list] 2nd CfP: Second IEEE International Conference on
Dr. Iryna Gurevych
gurevych at tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Sat Feb 16 15:35:37 CET 2008
2nd CALL FOR PAPERS
Second IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
August 4th-7th, 2008, Santa Clara, CA, USA
Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society
The field of Semantic Computing (SC) brings together those disci-
plines concerned with connecting the (often vaguely-formulated)
intentions of humans with computational content. This connection
can go both ways: retrieving, using and manipulating existing
content according to user's goals ("do what the user means"); and
creating, rearranging, and managing content that matches the au-
thor's intentions ("do what the author means").
The content addressed in SC includes, but is not limited to,
structured and semi-structured data, multimedia data, text, pro-
grams, services and, even, network behavior. This connection be-
tween content and the user is made via (1) Semantic Analysis,
which analyzes content with the goal of converting it to meaning
(semantics); (2) Semantic Integration, which integrates content
and semantics from multiple sources; (3) Semantic Applications,
which utilize content and semantics to solve problems; and (4)
Semantic Interfaces, which attempt to interpret users' intentions
expressed in natural language or other communicative forms.
Example areas of SC include (but, again, are not limited to) the
ANALYSIS AND UNDERSTANDING OF CONTENT
Image and video analysis
Audio and speech analysis
Analysis of structured and semi-structured data
Analysis of behavior of software, services, and networks
INTEGRATION OF MULTIPLE SEMANTIC REPRESENTATIONS
Database schema integration
Interoperability and Service Integration
Semantic Web and other search technologies
Semantic Web services
Engineering of software, services, and networks based on
Context-aware networks of sensors, devices, and/or applications
The second IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
(ICSC2008) builds on the success of ICSC2007 as an international
interdisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners to
present research that advances the state of the art and practice
of Semantic Computing, as well as identifying the emerging re-
search topics and defining the future of Semantic Computing. The
conference particularly welcomes interdisciplinary research that
facilitates the ultimate success of Semantic Computing.
The event is located in Santa Clara, California, the heart of
Silicon Valley. The technical program of ICSC2008 includes tuto-
rials, workshops, invited talks, paper presentations, panel dis-
cussions, demo sessions, and an industry track. Submissions of
high-quality papers describing mature results or on-going work
In addition to Technical Papers, the conference will feature
* Demo Sessions,
* Special Sessions,
* and an Industry Track.
Please refer to the conference website for further information:
Authors are invited to submit an 8-page technical paper manuscript
in double-column IEEE format following the guidelines available on the
ICSC2008 web page under "submissions".
The Conference Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer
Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the con-
ference will be selected for publications in internationally renowned
There will be a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award for
the best submitted paper and the best submitted student paper. The
award winners will be announced at the conference banquet.
C. V. Ramamoorthy, UC Berkeley (Chair)
Jake Aggarwal, U Texas, Austin
Nikolaos Bourbakis, Wright State Univ.
Arif Ghafoor, Purdue Univ.
A.K. Onoma, Hosei Univ.
Raymond Paul, Dept of Defense
Amit Sheth, Wright State Univ.
Jeffrey Tsai, Univ. of Illinois
Paul Croll, Computer Sci. Corp
Max Mühlhäuser, Darmstadt Univ.
Phillip Sheu, UC Irvine
Eero Hyvonen, Helsinki Univ. of Tech.
Martha Palmer, Univ. of Colorado
Heather Yu, Huawei Tech.
Mitsuru Ishizuka, Univ. of Tokyo
Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Gerald Friedland, ICSI Berkeley
Craig Martell, Naval Postgraduate School
Regular Paper Submission March 1, 2008
Notification April 24, 2008
Camera-Ready Papers May 16, 2008
Conference August 4-7, 2008
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