Agnieszka.Lawrynowicz | 1 Oct 12:33 2011
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[ANN] Opening of the DMO (Data Mining Ontology) Foundry

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce the opening of the *DMO (Data Mining Ontology)
Foundry* (http://www.dmo-foundry.org/),  an initiative designed to promote
the development of ontologies representing the data mining domain. The DMO
Foundry will gather the most significant ontologies concerning data mining
and the different algorithms and resources that have been developed to
support the knowledge discovery process.

Each ontology in the DMO Foundry is freely available for browsing and open
discussion, as well as collaborative development, by data mining
specialists all over the world.  We cordially welcome all interested
researchers and practitioners to join the initiative.  To find out how you
can participate in ontology development, click on the "How to join" tab at
the top of the DMO-Foundry page.

To access and navigate an ontology, and contribute to it, click on the
"Ontologies" tab, then on your selected ontology and its OWL Browser tool.
As you browse, you can click on the "Comment" button to share your
insights,  criticisms, and suggestions on the concept or relation you are
currently exploring. For more general comments, go the the "Forum" tab and
post a message to initiate a discussion thread.
Please note that until the end of March 2012, this site is being
road-tested on the Data Mining OPtimization (DMOP) Ontology developed in
the EU FP7 ICT project e-LICO (2009-2012).  We are in contact with authors
of other DM ontologies, but if you are developing a relevant ontology that
you think we are not aware of, please set up a post in the Forum.
You are also invited to contact us by writing to an email address
info@...

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Rinke Hoekstra | 5 Oct 13:04 2011
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[ANN] PhD Vacancy on Linked Data, Knowledge Representation and Historical Census Data

* Apologies for Crossposts *

See also: http://www.academictransfer.com/employer/KNAW/vacancy/11365/lang/en/ 

DANS in collaboration with the IISH, and the VU Amsterdam is working on a project of the Computational
Humanities programme of the KNAW “Census data open linked – From fragment to fabric – Dutch census
data in a web of global cultural and historic information (CEDAR)”

Project Background

This project builds a semantic data-web of historical information taking Dutch census data as a starting
point. With such a web we will answer questions such as:

	• -  What kind of patterns can we identify and interpret in expressions of regional identity?

	• -  How to relate patterns of changes in skills and labor to technological progress and

patterns of geographical migration?

	• -  How to trace changes of local and national policies in the structure of communities and

individual lives?
This project applies also a specific web-based data-model – exploiting the Resource Description
Framework (RDF) technology– to make census data inter-linkable with other hubs of historical
socio-economic and demographic data and beyond. The project will result in generic methods and tools to
weave historical and socio-economic datasets into an interlinked semantic data-web. Further synergy
will be created by linking CEDAR to Data2Semantics, a COMMIT project.

Information on the position

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HSofia Pinto | 6 Oct 18:12 2011
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EPIA 2011: Call for Participation

** Please distribute **

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

EPIA'2011
15th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence
http://epia2011.appia.pt

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
October 10-13, 2011

The worldwide Artificial Intelligence (AI) community is invited to 
participate in the 15th Portuguese Conference on Artificial 
Intelligence. As in previous years, this international conference is 
hosted with the patronage of the Portuguese Association for Artificial 
Intelligence (APPIA). The purpose of the conference is to promote 
research in all areas of AI.

Thematic track program
=================

The coming conference is structured as a set of thematic tracks. These 
are intended to provide an informal environment that fosters the active 
cross-fertilization of ideas between researchers within specific 
sub-areas of AI, including theoretical/foundational, integrative, 
application-oriented and newly emerging areas. The program includes the 
following thematic tracks:
The 15th edition of EPIA will be composed of the following thematic tracks:

** AC, Affective Computing
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Adrian Paschke | 8 Oct 13:23 2011
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EXTENDED Deadline October 18th - Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences (SWAT4LS 2011)

 ++++ Extended Submission Deadline is - October 18th, 2011   ++++

 

                   Call for Papers

 

          4th International Workshop on

  Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences

                   SWAT4LS 2011

            http://www.swat4ls.org/2011/

            Dec 7th-9th, 2011, London, UK

 

    In cooperation with ACM SIG Bioinformatics, W3C

 

 

News:

*********************************************************************

* Extended Full Paper Submission Deadline is October 18th           *

* Proceedings will be published and listed in the ACM ICP Series    *

* SWAT4LS in cooperation with the ACM SIG Bioinformatics            *

* SWAT4LS supported by W3C                                          *

* Journal Special Issue for extended and revised accepted papers    *

* Program includes Hackathon, Tutorials, Keynotes, Demos, Panel     *

* http://www.swat4ls.org/workshops/london2011/scientific-programme/ *

* Sponsored by BBSRC, NCBO, BioMed Central                          *

*********************************************************************

 

 

Deadlines

======================================================

 

- EXTENDED Abstract submission deadline: 14th October

- EXTENDED Papers submission deadline: 18th  October 2011

- Posters and demo submission deadline: 31 October 2011

- Communication of acceptance: 7 November 2011

- Camera ready: 21 November 2011

 

Instructions

======================================================

 

All papers and posters must be in English, formatted according to ACM IPCS guidelines (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) and submitted in pdf format.

 

- Submissions for papers should report original research, and should be between 4 and 8 pages.

- Submissions for position papers should report qualified opinions, recommendations or conclusions, and should be between 1 and 3 pages.

- Submissions for posters should be between 1 and 2 pages.

- Submissions for software demo proposals should also be between 1 and 2 pages.

 

Submission

======================================================

 

All submissions are handled via the EasyChair submission system ( https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swat4ls2011).

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least three members of the Scientific Committee.

 

Yu Zhang | 12 Oct 20:33 2011

CFP Agent-Directed Simulation, March 26-29, 2012, Orlando, FL, USA

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CALL FOR PAPERS and POSTERS
Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium (ADS'12)
Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL, USA
March 26-29, 2012

http://www.scs.org/springsim/2012?q=node/205
Manuscript Submission: November 30, 2011.

Sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation
International (SCS).
Co-located with the 2012 SISO Spring Simulation Interoperability 
Workshop (SIW)
==============================================================

As part of the 2012 Spring Simulation Multi-conference (SpringSim'12)
   http://www.scs.org/springsim/2012

the 2012 Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium is a premier platform to
explore all three aspects of the synergy of simulation and agent
technologies. Hence, it has a special place within simulation and
agent conferences, including agent-based (social) simulation
conferences. Therefore the ADS symposium fills a gap in the agent
community as well as the simulation community.

The purpose of the ADS symposium is to facilitate dissemination of the
most recent advancements in the theory, methodology, application, and
toolkits of agent-directed simulation. Agent-directed simulation is
comprehensive in the integration of agent and simulation technologies,
by including models that use agents to develop domain-specific
simulations, i.e., agent simulation (this is often referred to as
agent-based simulation -when other two important aspects are not
considered), and by also including the use of agent technology to
develop simulation techniques and toolkits that are subsequently
applied, either with or without agents.

Hence, agent-directed simulation consists of three distinct, yet
related areas that can be grouped under two categories as follows:

   1. Simulation for Agents (agent simulation): simulation of agent
      systems in engineering, human and social dynamics, military
      applications etc.
   2. Agents for Simulation (which has two aspects): agent-supported
      simulation deals with the use of agents as a support facility to
      enable computer assistance in problem solving or enhancing
      cognitive capabilities; and agent-based simulation that focuses
      on the use of agents for the generation of model behavior in a
      simulation study.

Through the theme of agent-directed simulation, the symposium will
bring together agent technologies, tools, toolkits, platforms,
languages, methodologies, and applications in a pragmatic manner. In
this symposium, established researchers, educators, and students are
encouraged to come together and discuss the benefits of agent
technology in their use and application for simulation. It is a way
for people to discuss why and how they have used agent technology in
their simulations, and describe the benefit of having done so.

The theme of ADS'12 is based on the observation of the following
premises.

   * The growth of new advanced distributed computing standards along
     with the rapid rise of e-commerce are providing a new context that
     acts as a critical driver for the development of next generation
     systems. These standards revolve around service-oriented
     technologies, pervasive computing, web-services, Grid, autonomic
     computing, ambient intelligence etc. The supporting role that
     intelligent agents play in the development of such systems is
     becoming pervasive, and simulation plays a critical role in the
     analysis and design of such systems.

   * The use of emergent agent technologies at the organization,
     interaction (e.g., coordination, negotiation, communication) and
     agent levels (i.e. reasoning, autonomy) are expected to advance
     the state of the art in various application technologies is
     difficult. Using agent-supported simulation techniques for
     testing complex agent systems is up and coming field.

   * To facilitate bridging the gap between research and application,
     there is a need for tools, agent programming languages, and
     methodologies to analyze, design, and implement complex,
     non-trivial agent-based simulations. Existing agent-based
     simulation tools are still not mature enough to enable developing
     agents with varying degrees cognitive and reasoning capabilities.

ADS 2012 will provide a leading forum to bring together researchers and
practitioners from diverse simulation societies within computer science,
social sciences, engineering, business, education, human factors, and
systems engineering. The involvement of various agent-directed
simulation groups will enable the cross-fertilization of ideas and
development of new perspectives by fostering novel advanced solutions,
as well as enabling technologies for agent-directed simulation

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

   * Technical papers provide a longer format for presenting experience
     reports, research results, or descriptions of  "work in progress".
     They are limited to 8 pages.

   * Short position papers are targeted at raising a question or framing
     an issue for discussion during the symposium. Position papers are
     limited to 3 pages.

   * Poster presentations present an opportunity to present work in
     progress and receive feedback from colleagues. A one page write-up
     of the poster presentations will be included in the proceedings.

Formatting guidelines and author instructions are available at
     http://www.scs.org/conferences .
Papers should be submitted electronically to
     http://www.softconf.com/scs/ADS12 .
All papers will be subject to a peer-reviewing process by three program 
committee members. (Please see the key dates listed below)

FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All prospective authors, whose papers are accepted for inclusion in the 
program, will be invited to submit their position or technical papers to 
ADS'12. Accepted and registered papers will be published in the conference 
proceedings by the SCS. The committee will select a set of best papers. 
Authors of these papers will be encouraged to submit appropriately 
expanded versions of these papers for journal publication.

KEY DATES
   Nov 30, 2011: Manuscript submission
   Dec 30, 2011: Notification of acceptance
   Jan 20, 2012: Full Camera-ready papers
   Mar 26-29, 2012: ADS'12 Symposium along with SpringSim'12 Conference

General Co-Chairs
   Levent Yilmaz, Auburn University
   Tuncer Oren, University of Ottawa
Program Co-Chairs
   Gregory Madey, University of Notre Dame
   Maarten Sierhuis, Carnegie Mellon University, NASA Ames Research Center
   Yu Zhang, Trinity University

Rainer Unland | 21 Oct 16:06 2011
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9th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2011, December 5 - 8, 2011, Paphos, Cyprus

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********************************************************************* First Call for Participation 9th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing ICSOC 2011 December 5 - 8, 2011 Paphos, Cyprus http://www.icsoc.org/ ********************************************************************* EARLY BIRD registration is available until November 5 at http://www.icsoc2011.cs.ucy.ac.cy/index.php?p=Registration . People who are already registered in CONFTOOL (https://www.conftool.com/icsoc2011/) can immediately go to: https://www.conftool.com/icsoc2011/index.php?page=participate DISCOUNT for hotel booking is available until November 15 at http://www.icsoc.org/conf_hotel.html . Special Conference Rates are available through the online registration page: www.easyconferences.org For more details visit this page: http://www.icsoc2011.cs.ucy.ac.cy/index.php?p=Accommodation Special flight DISCOUNTS operated by Austrian Airlines for the conference venue are available on line, for more details visit: http://www.icsoc2011.cs.ucy.ac.cy/index.php?p=TravelInfo ********************************************************************* You are kindly invited to participate in the 9th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2011), which will be held in Paphos, Cyprus. Join ICSOC 2011, the prime forum for academics and industry researchers and developers to report and share groundbreaking works in service oriented computing. The program features research and industry presentations, keynote presentations, demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and a PhD track. ICSOC 2011 takes place in beautiful Cyprus, a pearl of the mediterranean sea at the crossroads of three continents, where there's always a new world to discover. ********************************************************************* Venue and hotel information is available at http://www.icsoc2011.cs.ucy.ac.cy/index.php?p=Venue ********************************************************************* PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS * 2 outstanding keynotes already announced given by - Paul Constantinides, Director of the Core Infrastructure development and Meir Amiel, Director of the Sales Cloud development, salesforce.com "Salesforce.com: Success Driven by Innovative Technology" - Omer Rana, Professor of Performance Engineering, Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. "Enacting Data-Intensive Adaptive Applications over Service-Oriented Infrastructures" * Presentations of 30 research full papersa and 24 short papers * 6 industry track full papers * 9 demo presentations that feature emerging technologies in service science * 7 workshops covering a broad range of topics in service oriented computing The complete list of Accepted Papers are available at this address: http://www.icsoc2011.cs.ucy.ac.cy/index.php?p=AcceptedPapers ********************************************************************* ICSOC Conference Details Since 2003, The International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC) has been the main forum for academics and industry researchers and developers to report and share groundbreaking works in service-oriented computing. ICSOC aims at fostering cross-community scientific excellence and collaboration by the gathering of experts from various disciplines, such as business process management, distributed systems, computer networks, ubiquitous computing, grid computing, service science, management science, and software engineering. Service innovation is key to the future of business. Even in traditionally manufacturing-driven industries, such as IT, the importance of service has surpassed most other corporate competences. The Internet and Web-based services create ever more opportunities for service innovation. Service science is an interdisciplinary approach to the study, design, and implementation of service systems - the specific arrangements of people, organizations, technologies, and information that co-create value. Service systems are often IT-enabled and knowledge-intensive, and can span different real or virtual organizations. In this multidisciplinary context, researchers and practitioners in management, social sciences, and computer sciences are all working together to promote and facilitate service innovation. While keeping its roots in scientific excellence and technical depth of service technology, ICSOC 2011 aims at examining the research opportunities that are offered by the possible blend of service-oriented computing with cloud computing. In cloud computing, software platforms, applications and data reside in providers' servers called clouds. By making clouds ubiquitously available, a more rapid and low cost access to a shared pool of virtualized and configurable computing resources is offered to enterprises that would like to diversify their application computation and data storage strategies. "Service-oriented and cloud computing" is this time the main theme for ICSOC 2011. Questions like how does service-oriented computing support the transition to cloud-based solutions, and how does it support Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) models are highlighted for researchers to be discussed during the conference. ICSOC 2011 will bring together scientists, engineers, and practitioners from multiple disciplines to focus on service-oriented, cloud-based innovative for the 21st century enterprises. The conference will feature research and industry presentations, keynote presentations, workshops, demonstrations, tutorials, and a PhD track. Please refer to www.icsoc.org for calls for workshops, demonstrations, and tutorials. ICSOC 2011 will take place in Coral Beach resort near the city of Paphos, Cyprus. Prior editions of ICSOC took place respectively in Trento, New York City, Amsterdam, Chicago, Vienna, Sydney, Stockholm and San Francisco. ********************************************************************* CONTACT INFORMATION If you have any inquiries, please contact the PhD Symposium chairs at: ps [at] icsoc.org ********************************************************************* -- “Experience is this valuable asset which allows us to identify the mistake immediately when we are doing it again and again!” “Erfahrung ist jener kostbare Besitz, der uns befähigt, einen Fehler sofort zu erkennen, wenn wir ihn immer wieder machen.” ************************************************************************** Prof. Dr. Rainer Unland University of Duisburg-Essen Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB) Practical Computer Science, especially Data Management Systems and Knowledge Representation Schuetzenbahn 70 45117 Essen, Germany Tel.: (+49) 201-183 3421 IP-Tel. 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Markus Krötzsch | 25 Oct 16:01 2011
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[ANN] ELK 0.2.0 reasoner for OWL EL


We are happy to announce the release of the new

                  ELK 0.2.0
             Reasoner for OWL EL
     http://elk-reasoner.googlecode.com/

ELK is a free and open source reasoner for the lightweight
ontology language OWL 2 EL, developed by the University of Oxford
and the University of Ulm. It is based on Java and can be
controlled using the OWL API [1], Protégé [2], the Snow Owl
ontology editor [3], or a basic command line interface. ELK is
available under the Apache License 2.0.

The main new features in ELK 0.2.0 are:

* extended OWL support: property chains, top class (owl:Thing)
   and data literals (in DataHasValue),
* reduced memory usage,
* better OWL API integration and a dedicated package for using
   ELK with the OWL API,
* support for the Protégé plugin auto update feature.

ELK is very fast. It can classify the SNOMED CT ontology with
around 300,000 classes in less than 4 seconds on a modern laptop
[4]. This is achieved by highly optimized consequence-based
reasoning algorithms that can also take advantage of multi-core
CPUs.

ELK 0.2.0 is the second release of ELK. It still has only limited
support for OWL constructs and does not yet implement all
reasoning tasks that the OWL API includes. Its main features are:

* Reasoning tasks: classification and consistency checking
* Supported OWL constructs: EL+ fragment with data literals
   (incl. property chains, intersection, object property domains,
    and DataHasValue)
* OWL API bindings
* Protégé plugin (can also be used in Snow Owl)
* Command line interface
* Parser for input files in OWL 2 Functional Style Syntax

ELK can be run in all operating systems that support Java 1.5 or
above. For further details, please see the online documentation
[5].

We are continuing to develop ELK into a reasoner that covers all
OWL EL features and common reasoning tasks. Use cases, practical
application requirements and other feedback is welcome. The ELK
reasoner discussion group [6] is available for further
discussions. People who are interested in contributing can also
contact the developers [7] directly.

Development of ELK is supported by EPSRC in project "ConDOR". The
project is developed at the University of Oxford and the
University of Ulm.

Markus

P.S. Apologies if you received multiple copies of this email.

[1] http://owlapi.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://protege.stanford.edu/
[3] http://www.b2international.com/portal/snow-owl
[4] ISWC 2011: 
http://korrekt.org/page/Concurrent_Classification_of_EL_Ontologies
[5] http://code.google.com/p/elk-reasoner/wiki/ELK_Documentation
[6] http://groups.google.com/group/elk-reasoner-discussion
[7] The current maintainers of ELK are:
Yevegeny Kazakov, Markus Krötzsch, František Simančík.

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John Hall | 25 Oct 16:42 2011
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RuleML 2011 Fort Lauderdale FL November 3 - 5

===================================================================
Don't miss RuleML-2011 <at> BRF - http://2011.ruleml.org/america/
===================================================================
Last day for regular price: 29th October. On-site rate after this.
http://www.businessrulesforum.com/register.php
9 Challenge Demo presentations will compete for the Demo Award.
NIEM, OASIS, OMG, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, EMC related presentations.
===================================================================
                              RuleML 2011 <at> BRF
     5th International Symposium on Rules: Research-Based, Industry-Focused
                      Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 3-5 November 2011
                         http://2011.ruleml.org/america/
===================================================================

We cordially invite you to participate to the 5th International Symposium on
Rules: Research-Based and Industry-Focused (RuleML-2011 <at> BRF) - the premier
conference event emphasizing the synergy between high-quality research and
industry operating in the rule modeling, markup and reasoning domain, with
particular regard to the usability of such rule systems in the Web 
environment.
It takes place in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, November 3-5, 2011, 
collocated with
the International Business Rules Forum.

News
===================================================================
Best paper prize
Challenge-2011 Demo Award
Special invited speakers included in the programme:
- Keynotes: Christian de Sainte Marie (IBM ILOG), Marcus Spies
(Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich), Paul Vincent, (CTO Business Rules &
CEP, TIBCO Software) and Jan Vanthienen (KU Leuven, World Authority on 
Decision
   Tables).
- An OMG presentation will be given by Said Tabet (EMC) and one from
   NIEM and OASIS by David Webber (Oracle Corporation).
- Special invited demos will be presented by Jans Aasman (Franz Inc.)
   and by Benjamin Grosof (Vulcan Inc.)

Supported by
===================================================================
W3C, OMG, OASIS, AAAI, ECCAI, EPTS
15% special discount code for OASIS, OMG, W3C, ACM, ECCAI, EPTS, SemWeb
and WSWM  members.
15% special discount code for RuleML2011 <at> IJCAI attendees and Ph.D students

Sponsored by
===================================================================
Franz Inc.
NICTA (National ICT Australia) Ltd
Vulcan Inc.
CIRSFID - University of Bologna
Corporate Semantic Web
Model Systems Ltd
OASIS-LEGALXML

(sponsoring opportunities:http://2011.ruleml.org/america/?page_id=30)
===================================================================

Markus Krötzsch | 30 Oct 21:55 2011
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CfP: 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference

[Please take note of the research tracks that are specifically related 
to this list, and of the 2012 Special Tracks and the In-use Track.]

[Apologies for cross-posting]

CFP ESWC12 - 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference
May 27 - 31, 2012

Info at: http://2012.eswc-conferences.org/	

The mission of ESWC is to bring together researchers and practitioners 
dealing with different aspects of semantic technologies. Building on its 
past success, ESWC is seeking to broaden its focus to span other 
relevant research areas in which semantics in a Web context plays an 
important role. The goal of the Semantic Web is to create a Web of 
knowledge and services in which the semantics of content is made 
explicit and content is linked to both other content and services. This 
network of knowledge-based functionality will weave together a large 
network of human knowledge, and make this knowledge machine-processable 
to support intelligent behaviour by machines. It will support novel 
applications allowing to combine content from heterogeneous sites in 
unforeseen ways and support enhanced matching between users needs and 
content.

Creating such an interlinked Web of knowledge which spans unstructured, 
RDF as well as multimedia content and services requires the 
collaboration of many disciplines, including but not limited to: 
Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Database and 
Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, 
Multimedia, Distributed Systems, Social Networks, Web Engineering, and 
Web Science.

In addition to the research and in-use tracks, we have furthermore 
introduced two special tracks this year, putting particular emphasis on 
inter-disciplinary research topics and areas that show the potential of 
exciting synergies for the future.	

*Important Dates*

Abstract submission	December 5th, 2011
Full-paper submission	December 12th, 2011
Notification of acceptance/rejection	February 22nd, 2012
Camera-ready papers	March 9th, 2012

*Additional Information*

ESWC2012 welcomes the submission of original research and application 
papers dealing with all aspects of representing and using semantics on 
the Web. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and 
applications papers. The proceedings of this conference will be 
published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Paper 
submission and reviewing for ESWC2012 will be electronic via the 
conference submissions site. Each paper must be assigned to one of the 
tracks below:

General Chair
- Elena Simperl

Program Chairs
- Philipp Cimiano
- Axel Polleres

Research tracks
- Ontologies (Chairs: Chiara Ghidini, Dimitris Plexousakis)
- Reasoning (Chairs: Giovambattista Ianni, Markus Krötzsch)
- Semantic Data Management (Chairs: Claudio Gutierrez, Andreas Harth)
- Linked Open Data (Chairs: Sören Auer, Juan Sequeda)
- Social Web and Web Science (Chairs: Fabien Gandon, Matthew Rowe)
- Software, Services, Processes and Cloud Computing (Chairs: Matthias 
Klusch, Carlos Pedrinaci)
- Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval (Chairs: Paul 
Buitelaar, Johanna Völker)
- Mobile and Sensor Web (Chairs: Alasdair J G Gray, Kerry Taylor)
- Machine Learning (Chairs: Claudia d'Amato, Volker Tresp)

Special tracks 2012
- EGovernment: Using Semantics for Promoting Interoperability in the 
Public Sector (Chairs: Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Vassilios Peristeras)
- Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage (Chairs: Antoine Isaac, Vivien 
Petras)

In-use & Industrial track
- In-use & Industrial track (Chairs: Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Yves Raimond)

Check the website for detailed descriptions of each of these tracks.

Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be 
formatted according to the information for LNCS authors. Papers must be 
submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format and will not 
be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages or do not 
follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a 
review. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic 
annotations for the abstract of their submission - details of this 
process 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. More information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science (LNCS) are available on the Springer LNCS Web site 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors).

Submission will be through the Easychair system: 
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=eswc2012

--

-- 
Dr. Markus Krötzsch
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
Room 306, Parks Road, OX1 3QD Oxford, United Kingdom
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