[Elsnet-list] ISWC 2009: 2nd Call for Papers

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Wed Jun 3 03:24:28 CEST 2009


The 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) will be held 25 - 29
October, 2009, in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. Invited speakers include Patrick
Hayes, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Nova Spivack, Radar Networks
and Tom Mitchell, Carnegie-Mellon University.

ISWC is the major international forum where the latest research results and
technical innovations on all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented.

As the Semantic Web is rapidly entering the mainstream, ISWC 2009 will pay
particular attention to showcasing scalable and usable solutions, which bring
semantic technologies to web users in authentic application settings.

The tracks for ISWC 2009 include Research, Semantic Web in Use, Posters &
Demonstrations, Industry, Doctorial Consortium, and Tutorials (Workshops is now
closed). Calls for each of these tracks is below.

The International Semantic Web Conference (IS WC) series is organized and
managed by the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA ).

See http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/ for full ISWC 20009 for conference details
and http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/wiki/index.php/ISWC_2009_Calls for specifics
on calls for papers.

===========================================
ISWC 2009 Research Track -- Call for Papers
===========================================
The most important information first
------------------------------------
Deadlines:
   - Abstracts: Monday, June  8, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
   - Papers:    Sunday, June 21, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time

Detailed submission information is now available at:
   http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/wiki/index.php/Submission_instructions

The submission system is now open at
   https://precisionconference.com/~semantic/ .
Please read the submission instructions before submitting a paper.

General Information
===================
The web continues to grow and increasing amounts of data are available
for human and machine consumption, processing, and re-dissemination. As
Semantic Web technologies (including linked data approaches) mature and
become usable by end-users we can expect to encounter new technologies,
modes of interactions, and applications that enable us to "surf" this
web of data. These new approaches give rise to new challenges - both
from a technical and human-computer interaction perspective.

The goal of the research track at ISWC is to bring together researchers,
practitioners, and users from the areas of artificial intelligence,
databases, social networks, distributed computing, web engineering,
information systems, natural language processing, soft computing, and
human-computer interaction to discuss the biggest challenges and
proposed solutions. It solicits the submission of original, principled
research papers dealing with both analytical theoretical, empirical, and
practical aspects of all areas of Semantic Web research. Papers to the
research track are expected to clearly present their contribution and
provide some well-principled means of evaluation. We especially
encourage papers that ensure the repeatability of their experiments and
share with the community their data and test harnesses.

General Information
====================
ISWC 2009 calls for papers for its research track. The research track
solicits the submission of original, principled research papers dealing
with both analytical theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of
all areas of Semantic Web research. Papers to the research track are
expected to clearly present their contribution and provide some
well-principled means of evaluation. We especially encourage papers that
ensure the repeatability of their experiments, and share with the
community their data and test harnesses.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
   -  User Interfaces
     -  Interacting with Semantic Web data
     -  Semantic Web content creation and annotation
     -  Mashing up Semantic Web data and processes
     -  Novel interaction paradigms aimed at linked data
     -  Semantic web applications to Web-2.0 sites
     -  Natural Language Interfaces
     -  Information Visualization
   -  Data Semantics and Ontologies
     -  Beyond Description Logic: New formalisms for semantics
        (such as probabilistic approaches)
     -  Lightweight semantics (linked data, microformats, etc).
     -  Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
     -  Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
     -  Searching and ranking ontologies
     -  Ontology evaluation
   -  Applications of the Semantic Web
     -  Applications with clear lessons learned or evaluations
     -  Semantic Web for large scale applications, desktops or
        personal information management
     -  Semantic Web technologies for multimedia, sensors, and
        situational awareness
     -  Semantic Web technologies for P2P, services, agents,
        grids and middleware
     -  Semantic Web technologies for software and systems engineering
     -  eGovernment
     -  Mobile Semantic Web
     -  Semantic Web technologies for life sciences and healthcare
   -  Management of Semantic Web Data
     -  Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing
        Semantic Web data
     -  Database, IR and AI technologies for the Semantic Web
     -  Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
     -  Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
     -  Machine learning and information extraction for the Semantic Web
     -  Cleaning, assurance, trust, provenance of Semantic Web data,
        services and processes
     -  Principles & Applications of very large semantic data bases
     -  Semantic Wikis
   -  Social Semantic Web
     -  Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
     -  Semantic Web technologies for collaboration and cooperation
     -  Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security

General questions can be sent to iswc2009 <you know what symbol> semanticweb.org

Evaluation of Submitted Research Papers
=======================================
ISWC is a highly attractive and competitive conference series. From all
previous ISWC conferences, we have seen researchers and practitioners
making best use of the methods and technologies reported at the event
for their own research and practice. We are very eager to maintain this
high level of impact achieved by ISWC papers in the future. For this
purpose, all papers will be critically reviewed by 3 reviewers and one
vice chair.

To assess papers, reviewers will judge originality of papers,
significance for further research and/or practice related to the
Semantic Web, technical soundness of the proposed approaches and
readability of the submitted papers.

Specific weight will be given to the evaluation of the approaches
described in the papers. We strongly encourage evaluations that are
repeatable. Depending on the type of the paper and the proposed approach
indications for repeatability may vary. For instance, theoretical papers
may want to upload full proofs of theorems (as supplementary data),
empirical work may want to upload training/test data, experimental
results, or supporting movies (as supplementary data), case study work
may link to case study journals for deeper insights, system papers may
provide download of the software or a Web client together with full
assessments in user studies, approaches that describe algorithms may
want to provide the algorithm in source code and in an easy-to-install
manner.

Submission of Abstracts and Papers
==================================
Submissions and reviewing will be handled using the Precision Conference
reviewing system. Pre-submission of abstracts will be a strict
requirement. Final papers can be submitted until 21 June 2009, 23:59
hrs, Hawaiian time. The submission platform will be opened from the
beginning of May.

Note the we made a special effort to cut all slack from the reviewing
schedule in order to assure that we will have the newest results
presented at the conference. We will, therefore, be unable to make any
extensions to this submission deadline!

Detailed submission instructions are available now.

Format
======
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
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0).

Formatted papers must be no longer than 16 pages. Papers that exceed
this limit will be rejected without review.

ISWC 2009 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) and submit a version of their paper to a special
conference discussion system. Details will be provided on the conference
Web page at the time of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted
paper must register for the conference.

Important Dates - Research Track
================================
   -  Abstracts due: Monday, June 8, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
   -  Submissions due: Sunday, June 21 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
   -  Rebuttal phase: July 15 - July 20
   -  Notification: August 4
   -  Camera ready: To be determined

Program Committee
=================
   -  Chairs
     -  Abraham Bernstein, Switzerland
     -  David Karger, USA

   -  Vice Chairs
     -  Ed Chi
     -  Phillip Cimiano
     -  Claudia d'Amato
     -  Stefan Decker
     -  Steven Drucker
     -  Jerome Euzenat
     -  Jennifer Golbeck
     -  Claudio Gutierrez
     -  Siegfired Handschuh
     -  David Huynh
     -  Georg Lausen
     -  Thomas Lukasievicz
     -  David Martin
     -  Peter Mika
     -  Natahsa Noy
     -  Bijan Parsia
     -  mc shraefel
     -  Umberto Straccia
     -  Heiner Stuckenschmid

=====================================
Semantic Web In Use - Call for Papers
=====================================
Semantic Web technologies continue to make the transition from research labs
into mainstream adoption. The Semantic Web In Use track at ISWC 2009 provides a
forum for the community to explore the benefits and challenges of applying
Semantic Web technology in real-life applications and contexts, such as
industry, science, society, government or entertainment.

Submissions to the Semantic Web In Use track may employ scientific methods
(qualitative and/or quantitative) to understand in greater detail the
application of Semantic Web technologies, or present novel practical approaches
that are relevant to the deployment of Semantic Web technologies but may not
otherwise gain an outlet in the ISWC series.

We therefore invite the submission of original, principled papers organized
around some of or all of the following aspects:

* Description of concrete problems in specific application domains, for which
   Semantic Web technologies can provide a solution.
* Description of an implemented application of Semantic Web technologies in a
   specific domain.
* Assessment of the pros and cons of using Semantic Web technologies to solve a
   particular business problem or other practical problems in a specific domain.
* Comparison with alternative or competing approaches using conventional or
   competing technologies.
* Learned best practices for deploying an application based on Semantic Web
   technologies.
* Assessment of the costs and benefits of the application of Semantic Web
   Technologies, e.g. time and cost of implementation and deployment, integration
   with legacy IT systems, user acceptance, returns on investment.
* Assessment/evaluation of usage and uptake of a deployed Semantic Web
   application.

The Semantic Web In Use track is open to submissions based on a wide-range of
hypotheses, methodologies and conclusions. However priority will be given to
submissions that demonstrate rigor in the methodology and analysis on which
conclusions are based.
	Submissions/Format
Submissions and reviewing will be handled using the EasyChair reviewing system.
Pre-submission of abstracts is preferred but not required. Final papers can be
submitted until 15 June 2009, 23:59 hrs, Hawaiian time. The submission platform
will be opened from the beginning of May.

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
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0). Formatted papers
must be no longer than 16 pages. Papers that exceed this limit will be rejected
without review.

ISWC 2009 will not accept papers to the Semantic Web In Use track 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) and submit a version of their paper to a special conference
discussion system. Details will be provided on the conference Web page at the
time of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for
the conference. Authors of papers submitted to the Semantic Web In Use track
(whether accepted or not) are encouraged to also consider submitting their work
to the ISWC2009 Poster and Demo track, where appropriate. Please note that such
submissions must be made separately to In Use track submissions and must adhere
strictly to the submission requirements for Posters and Demos.

Please note that metadata about all successful submissions will be included in
the conference metadata corpus and made publicly available at
http://data.semanticweb.org. Detailed information will be provided with the
acceptance notification.

Important Dates - Semantic Web in Use
=====================================
   * Submission Deadline: Monday, June 21, 2009 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
   * Notification of Acceptance: August 4, 2009
   * Camera-Ready Paper Deadline: August 14, 2009

Program Committee
=================
     Chairs
     ------
·	Lee Feigenbaum, Cambridge Semantics, USA
         Tom Heath, Talis, UK

===============================================
Posters and Demonstrations - Call for Proposals
===============================================
ISWC 2009 will hold combined poster and demonstration sessions. The Poster/Demo
Session is an opportunity for presenting late-breaking results, ongoing research
projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress. Posters and demos are
intended to provide authors and participants with the ability to connect with
each other and to engage in discussions about the work. Technical posters,
reports on Semantic Web software systems, descriptions of completed work, and
work in progress are all welcome. Demonstrations are intended to showcase
innovative Semantic Web related implementations and technologies.

Submissions/Format - Posters & Demonstrations
=============================================
Authors must submit a two-page paper with a short abstract for evaluation. The
abstract must clearly demonstrate relevance to the Semantic Web. Submissions
will be reviewed by members of the program committee. Decisions about acceptance
will be based on relevance to the Semantic Web, originality, potential
significance, topicality and clarity.

A detailed list of suggested topics can be found in the calls for papers both
for the Research Track and for the Semantic Web In Use track. Posters and demos
are intended to convey a scientific result or work in progress and are not
intended as advertisements for software packages.

Authors submitting a full paper to another track in ISWC 2009 may also submit
the same work for consideration in the Demo/Poster track, either before or after
result notification for the full paper. For example, a demo can be provided for
an accepted paper, or a poster can be used to present work that was
insufficiently mature for the other track.

For demo submissions, authors are strongly encouraged to include in their
submission a link to where the demo (live or recorded video) can be found.

At least one of the Poster/Demo authors must be a registered participant at the
conference, and attend the Poster/Demo Session to present the work. The
abstracts for all accepted posters and demos will be given to all conference
attendees and published on the conference web site. They will not be included in
the formal proceedings.

Poster and demo papers must be submitted in ACM format. For complete details,
see ACM SIG Proceedings Templates. Please remove the ACM copyright box from the
first page of your submission. Poster/Demo papers must be submitted in PDF
format, and no other format will be accepted. Poster/Demo papers that exceed the
page limit could be rejected without review.

Please note that metadata about all successful submissions will be included in
the conference metadata corpus and made publicly available at
http://data.semanticweb.org. Detailed information will be provided with the
acceptance notification.

Please submit papers at the ISWC 2009 submission page.

Important Dates - Posters & Demonstrations
==========================================
   * August 7, 2009: Deadline for submissions
   * August 24 , 2009: Notification of acceptance
   * September 8, 2009: Camera ready abstracts due

Time for all deadlines above will be 23:59 pm Hawaiian time (GMT-10).

Further Information
===================
For further information and for any questions regarding the event or
submissions, please contact the Posters and Demonstration co-chairs
Tania Tudorache and Harith Alani.

Organizing Chairs
=================·	
Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, USA
Harith Alani, University of Southampton, UK
	
Program Committee
=================
   * To be announced

====================================
Industry Track  - Call for Proposals
====================================
ISWC 2009 is hosting an Industry Track to enable the business community to
present products that utilize or enrich the Semantic Web.  We invite industry
vendors to submit brief presentations for this track.  No formal accompanying
paper is required.  We encourage product and service vendors who may or may not
be exhibiting at ISWC 2009 to give a presentation about their products or
services.  While such presentations can explicitly focus on vendor-branded
products and services, we seek to allow vendors to (1) give more in-depth
discussion about the specific aspects of Semantic Web technologies in their
products and services; (2) explain how their products and services are helping
transition clients into the Semantic Web; and (3) describe the innovative plans
for their products and services that lead to greater adoption of Semantic Web
standards and interoperability.

The key dates for the Call for Presentations are close to the conference date to
encourage vendors to include last-minute updates and innovations of general
interest to ISWC attendees.  We want to provide a venue for companies who might
otherwise not submit a formal paper to ISWC, but nevertheless have valuable
insights and engineering acumen regarding various Semantic Web technologies and
their applicability.

Submissions/Format
==================
Authors must submit a presentation for consideration.  It is recommended that
each submission also include an abstract of a maximum of 200 words.  Submissions
will be reviewed by members of the program committee.  Decisions for acceptance
will be based on relevance to the Semantic Web, technical depth and business
applicability.  Marketing and sales material will not be considered.

Submissions should be in one of the following formats:
-----------------------------------------------------
  * HTML
  * PowerPoint (PPT) slides
  * PDF slides
  * MPEG2 or MPEG4 (Screencasts)

No formal paper is required.  While it is difficult to handle the entire range
of presentation technologies, we are willing to negotiate accommodations if one
of the above formats is not suitable. If your technology is not listed and is
critical to your presentation, please contact the Industry Track co-chairs.
Presentations may be fully automated (e.g. screencasts) or narrated live during
the conference.  Submissions should also include presentation needs (e.g.
projector, Internet connectivity).  You may submit hyperlinks to your
presentation (including the final presentation), but if you require Internet
access for your presentation, please submit a backup final presentation in the
unlikely event of connection problems.

Presentations are expected to be either 20 or 50 minutes with 10 minutes for
questions. A presentation may be mixed media (any of the above formats) and
include demonstrations, but must adhere to the 20 or 50 minute limit.

Please note that metadata about all successful submissions will be included in
the conference metadata corpus and made publicly available at
http://data.semanticweb.org. Detailed information will be provided with the
acceptance notification.

Please submit presentations at the ISWC 2009 submission page.
	
Topics
======
Potential topics are listed below but are not inclusive.  See the Research Track
for additional topic areas.
  * Ontology Management
  * Reasoning Engines
  * Collaboration and the Semantic Web
  * Open Data on the Semantic Web
  * Open Source Strategies for Semantic Web Businesses

Important Dates – Industry Track
================================
   * August 1, 2009: Draft presentations due
   * August 31, 2009: Notification of acceptance
   * September 10, 2009: Final presentations due

Further Information
===================
For further information and for any questions regarding the event or
submissions, please contact the Industry Track co-chairs Matthew Fisher and John
Callahan.

Program Committee
================
   Chairs
   ------
     Matthew Fisher, Progeny Systems, USA
     John Callahan, JHUAPL, USA

=====================================
Doctoral Consortium - Call for Papers
=====================================
Introduction
------------
The ISWC 2009 Doctoral Consortium will take place as part of the 8th
International Semantic Web Conference at the Westfields Conference Center near
Washington, DC. Alongside the plenary sessions which afford opportunity for the
scientific exchange and presentation of high quality research in all aspects of
the Semantic Web, this forum will allow doctoral students to present their work
and obtain guidance from mentors as well as to meet other postgraduate students
in the field.

The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to create an opportunity for PhD students
to test their research ideas, present their current progress and future plans,
and receive constructive criticism and insights related to their future work and
career perspectives. A mentor (peer researcher and expert in the field) will be
assigned to each student of an accepted paper, to provide individual feedback
and advice on the paper, the focus of the work and further developments.

Students who are submitting papers on specific portions of their work to the
main conference are also invited to apply to the Doctoral Consortium. In this
case, the short paper for the Doctoral Consortium should give an overview of the
student’s dissertation research, and the paper for the main conference should
focus on a specific piece of this work.

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 2009 Doctoral
Consortium sessions. Full papers will be published in the main ISWC proceedings.
Some papers will be accepted as posters rather than full papers, depending on
the nature of the submission. The poster session will take place as part of the
Doctoral Consortium.

Topics
======
The Doctoral Consortium track of ISWC 2009 solicits submission of PhD research
papers dealing with foundational and core issues, application domains and
practical aspects of Semantic Web research. Topics include, but are not limited
to:
• Applications of the Semantic Web
• Applications with clear lessons learned
• Evaluations of Semantic Web technologies
• Semantic Web for e-business, e-science, e-government, and other application
   domains
• Semantic Web technologies for multimedia content
• Personal Information Management
• Management of Semantic Web Data
• 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 knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
• Machine learning and human language technologies for the Semantic Web
• Semantic Web content creation, annotation, and extraction
• Ontologies
• Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
• Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
• Evaluation and tanking of ontologies
• Ontology search
• Semantic Web Architecture
• Semantic Web middleware
• Semantic Web services
• Agents on the Semantic Web
• Semantics in peer-to-peer 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

Submissions/Format
==================
Doctoral Consortium papers should include a clear presentation of the PhD
research direction, sound situation of the PhD research in the context of
Semantic Web and related fields, a report on the work done so far and a plan of
further research. They should indicate at what stage of the PhD the author is
at. All submissions should be no longer than 8 pages, in the same format as 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 Author Instructions.

Papers must be submitted electronically through the conference submission site.
Papers must be submitted in PDF format. Papers will not be accepted in any other
format. ISWC 2009 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.

Please note that metadata about all successful submissions will be included in
the conference metadata corpus and made publicly available at
http://data.semanticweb.org. Detailed information will be provided with the
acceptance notification.

Important Dates - Doctorial Consortium
======================================
   • June 15, 2009 (11:59pm Hawaii time, GMT-10): Doctoral consortium paper
                                                submissions due
   • July 21, 2009: Doctoral consortium paper acceptance notification
   • August 7, 2009: Doctoral consortium camera-ready papers due
   • October 24, 2009: Doctoral consortium
   • October 25-29, 2009: ISWC conference

Further Information
===================
For further information and for any questions regarding the event or
submissions, please contact the Doctoral Consortium Chair Diana Maynard.
For more information about ISWC 2009, please contact the ISWC General Chair.

Program Committee
=================
   • Chair  Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield, UK


==============================
Tutorials - Call for Proposals
==============================
The Web continues to grow and new technologies, modes of interactions, and
applications are being developed. Building on this growth, Semantic Web
technologies aim at providing a shared semantic information space, qualitatively
changing our experiences on the Web. As Semantic Web technologies mature and
permeate more and more application areas, new research challenges are becoming
apparent and some unsolved ones are becoming more acute. To foster the exchange
of ideas and collaboration, ISWC brings together researchers in relevant
disciplines such as artificial intelligence, databases, social networks,
distributed computing, web engineering, information systems, natural language
processing, and human-computer interaction.

In addition to the regular research and workshop program, ISWC’09 aims to
feature a tutorial program that would address the interests of its varied
audience: novices to the Semantic Web, representatives of government and funding
agencies, Semantic Web practitioners that wish to learn new technologies. We
welcome submissions of tutorial proposals on all major topics related to
Semantic Web research, including, but not limited to those of relevance for
ISWC’09 (http://iswc2009.semanticweb.org/). We expect proposals of the following
types of tutorials:

  • Tutorials providing an introduction to the Semantic Web;

  • Tutorials describing the application of Semantic Web technology in specific
    domains (e.g., business intelligence, life-sciences, health care).
    Applications to government and e-government are especially encouraged;

  • Tutorials presenting concrete Semantic Web technologies and trends. We
    encourage proposals describing both established technologies that are
    increasingly used by the community and novel, ground-breaking technologies.

  • Tutorials presenting techniques from other research fields that are of
    relevance for Semantic Web research. (e.g., machine learning, NLP).

Important Organizers’ Responsibilities
======================================
Organizers of accepted tutorials are responsible for preparing and maintaining a
Web site that describes the tutorial and includes other relevant information.
The URL of the tutorial site should be submitted to the tutorial chair by 14
August 2009. The description should make it clear that the tutorial is open to
all members of the ISWC community. It should also mention that all tutorial
participants must pay the ISWC’09 conference registration fee, as well as the
tutorial fee.

The tutorial organizers will also be asked to provide some metadata about their
tutorial, conforming to the Semantic Web Conference ontology (detailed
instructions will be provided).

Organizers are also responsible for the production and distribution of all
technical material to be used for teaching the tutorial (slides, notes,
technical papers, etc.) except for the reproduction of hard copies of printed
materials, which will be handled by ISWC. In the case of a hands-on tutorial
requiring software, it is strongly recommended that the organizers provide CDs
from which the participants can install the software needed on their computers.
(It is not realistic to expect tutorial attendees to download the software at
the beginning of the tutorial!)

Tutorial presenters will need to submit the material for printed hand-outs to
the tutorial organizers for pre-printing. (The deadline for this is given
below.)

The ISWC 2009 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:
  • Providing publicity for the tutorial as a whole on the conference’s web page.
    The ISWC 2009 page will include the tutorial abstract and provide a link to
    the tutorial’s local page.
  • Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the tutorial.
  • In conjunction with the organizers, determining the tutorial date and time.
  • Production of sufficient copies of printed tutorial materials provided by the
    tutorial organizers.

Submissions/Format
==================
ISWC’09 tutorials may be either for a full day or for a half day. Although t
tutorials may focus entirely on theoretical aspects, we encourage organisers to
incorporate hands-on sessions where appropriate.

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages in Springer LNCS format and should
contain the following information:
  • An abstract (200 words maximum; to be published on  the ISWC’09 website);
  • A justification of the tutorial, including its relevance to this conference
    and its relation to similar tutorials presented at other events;
  • A brief description of tutorial, including aims, overview of content,
    presentation style, target audience, and prerequisite knowledge;
  • An indication of full- or half-day, and a draft outline of the tutorial
    content and schedule
  • Audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements;
  • For a hands-on tutorial, please briefly describe the software that will be
    used for the hands-on activities, the planned procedure to allow the
    participants to install the software on their computers, and any special
    technical requirements related to these activities. Please note that any
    software needed for hands-on activities, and download sites for the software,
    must be provided by the tutorial presenters.
  • Information on presenters (name, affiliation, contact info, expertise,
    experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation). Please indicate which
    presenter is the primary contact.

Please note that metadata about all successful submissions will be included in
the conference metadata corpus and made publicly available at
http://data.semanticweb.org. Detailed information will be provided with the
acceptance notification.

Please submit tutorial proposals by email to Jennifer Golbeck at
jgolbeck at umd.edu.

Important Dates - Tutorials
===========================
   • June 19, 2009: Tutorial proposals due
   • July 10, 2009: Notification of proposal acceptance
   • August 14, 2009: Deadline for receipt of URL for tutorial web page
   • September 25, 2009: Deadline for sending the tutorial notes (handouts) to
     the tutorial chair for reproduction (PDF preferred)
   • October 25-26, 2009: Presentation of Tutorial Program

Program Committee
=================
   Chairs
   ------
     o Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland, College Park, USA,
                         jgolbeck at umd.edu
     o Marta Sabou, The Open University, UK, r.m.sabou at open.ac.uk






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