Dan Brickley | 6 Mar 15:01 2009

[Fwd: International Symposium Visualisation of the Semantic Web, VSW]


I know nothing about this, it just arrived in my mailbox. Should be of
interest to folks hereabouts though...

cheers,

Dan

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Subject: 	International Symposium Visualisation of the Semantic Web, VSW
Date: 	Fri, 6 Mar 2009 13:52:01 -0000
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International Symposium

Visualisation of the Semantic Web, VSW**

http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV09/VSW.htm

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14, 15 - 17 July 2009

● Pompeu Fabra university (UPF) ● Barcelona ● Spain ●

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John Edward | 8 Mar 12:19 2009
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Draft paper submission is extended (will not be extended further): BCBGC-09

Draft paper submission is extended (will not be extended further): BCBGC-09

 

 

*Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this email. Please forward to interested people.*

 

The deadline for draft paper submission at the 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics and Chemoinformatics (BCBGC-09) (website: http://www.PromoteResearch..org ) is extended due to numerous requests from the authors. The conference will be held during July 13-16 2009 in Orlando, FL, USA. We invite draft paper submissions. The conference will take place at the same time and venue where several other international conferences are taking place. The other conferences include:

·         International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (AIPR-09)

·         International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Control Systems (ARCS-09)

·         International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web Technologies (EISWT-09)

·         International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking and Communication Systems (HPCNCS-09)

·         International Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ISP-09)

·         International Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology and Applications (RAITA-09)

·         International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice (SETP-09)

·         International Conference on Theory and Applications of Computational Science (TACS-09)

·         International Conference on Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (TMFCS-09)

 

The website http://www.PromoteResearch.org contains more details.

 

Sincerely

John Edward

Publicity committee

 

 


Rutledge, Lloyd | 11 Mar 15:59 2009
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CFP: Journal of Web Semantics - New Interaction Designs for Semantic Web (reminder)

------------------------------
CALL FOR JOURNAL PAPERS
(apologies for cross-posting)
------------------------------

Exploring New Interaction Designs Made Possible by the Semantic Web

Special Issue Call: Journal of Web Semantics

Overview:
In this Special Issue, we seek papers that look at the challenges and
innovate possible solutions for everyday computer users to be able to
produce, publish, integrate, represent and share, on demand, information
from and to heterogeneous data sources. Challenges touch on interface
designs to support end-user programming for discovery and manipulation of
such sources, visualization and navigation approaches for capturing,
gathering and displaying and annotating data from multiple sources, and
user-oriented tools to support both data publication and data exchange. The
common thread among accepted papers will be their focus on such user
interaction designs/solutions oriented linked web of data challenges.
Papers are expected to be motivated by a user focus and methods evaluated
in terms of usability to support approaches pursued.

Motivation:
The current personal computing paradigm of single applications with their
associated data silos may finally be on its last legs as increasing numbers
move their computing off the desktop and onto the Web. In this transition,
we have a significant opportunity, and requirement, to reconsider how we
design interactions that take advantage of this highly linked data.
Context of when, where, what, and whom, for instance, is increasingly
available from mobile networked devices and is regularly if not
automatically published to social information collectors like Facebook,
LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Intriguingly, little of the current rich sources of information are being
harvested and integrated. The opportunities such information affords,
however, as sources for compelling new applications would seem to be a
goldmine of possibility. Imagine applications that, by looking at one's
calendar on the net, and with awareness of whom one is with and where they
are, can either confirm that a scheduled meeting is taking place, or log
the current meeting as a new entry for reference later. Likewise, documents
shared by these participants could automatically be retrieved and available
in the background for rapid access. Furthermore, on the social side,
mapping current location and shared interests between participants may also
recommend a new nearby location for coffee or an art exhibition that may
otherwise have been missed. Larger social applications may enable not only
the movement of seasonal ills like colds or flus to be tracked, but more
serious outbreaks to be isolated.

The above examples may be considered opportunities for more proactive
personal information management applications that, by awareness of context
information, can better automatically support a person's goals. In an
increasingly data rich environment, the tasks may themselves change. We
have seen how mashups have made everything from house hunting to
understanding correlations between location and government funding more
rapidly accessible. If, rather than being dependent upon interested
programmers to create these interactive representations, we simply had
access to the semantic data from a variety of publishers, and the widgets
to represent the data, then we could create our own on-demand mashups to
explore heterogeneous data in any way we chose.

For each of these types of applications, interaction with information - be
it personal, social or public - provides richer, faster, and potentially
lighter-touch ways to build knowledge than our current interaction
metaphors allow. What is the bottleneck to achieving these enriched forms
of interaction? Fundamentally, we see the main bottleneck as a lack of
tools for easy data capture, publication, representation and manipulation.

Example:
The mashup is a summative demonstration of the problem: to combine only two
resources like a map and an apartment listing, one requires an API for a
map service, programming knowledge/skills to get the apartment data from
one source, say by having to scrape web pages, and plug that into the
other. If the person wishes to use a different map, they may need to
rewrite how the data from the apartment listing is plugged into that
visualization. If they wish to use a completely different visualization,
such as a heat graph, they will need to develop that code themselves.

The barrier to entry for non-programmers is too high for most to be
interested to attempt construction. By the time they would have the data
they need, it may no longer even be relevant for the questions they wish to
explore. Even for sufficiently skilled programmers, there are better things
we could be doing with our time than constantly re-inventing the wheel.

Challenges to be addressed in this issue include, but are not restricted
to:

 - approaches to support integrating data that is readily published,
such as RSS feeds that are only lightly structured.

 - approaches to apply behaviors to these data sources.

 - approaches to make it as easy for someone to create and to publish
structured data as it is to publish a blog.

 - approaches to support easy selection of items within resources for
export into structured semantic forms like RDF.

 - facilities to support the pulling in of multiple sources; for
instance, a person may wish to pull together data from three organizations.
Where will they gather this data? What tools will be available to explore
the various sources, align them where necessary and enable multiple
visualizations to be explored?

 - methods to support fluidity and acceleration for each of the
above: lowering the interaction cost for gathering data sources, exploring
them and presenting them; designing lightweight and rapid techniques.

 - novel input mechanisms: most structured data capture requires the
use of forms. The cost of form input can inhibit that data from being
captured or shared. How can we reduce the barrier to data capture?

 - evaluation methods: how do we evaluate the degree to which these
new approaches are effective, useful or empowering for knowledge builders?

 - user analysis and design methods: how do we understand context and
goals at every stage of the design process? What is different about
designing for a highly personal, contextual, and linked environment?

This issue focuses on innovative interaction design that takes advantage
of linked, semantic data on the Web. Therefore, particularly relevant work
includes interaction designs to support rapid data selection or production,
reuse, representation, and designs that help users understand and control
their data environment. Real user evaluations that demonstrate that these
attributes are experienced as facile and fluid are expected as part of work
presented. We are also interested in evaluated models or frameworks that
will support such interaction, either by dealing with the limitations of
current data sources, or in particular, by making it easy for ordinary
computer users to produce shared data formats for these data interaction
tools. The preference is for RDF-based tools. Also of interest is what new
applications may be produced when such effortless heterogeneous data
merging becomes possible not *just* for Ajax hackers but for
anyone currently using the Web.

We welcome three types of submission for this Special Issue:

   Full papers from 10-30 pages of journal format.
   Short papers (4-6 page) demonstration papers with evaluations of new tools
       that address any of the above challenges.
   Short (1-2 page) forward-looking more speculative papers addressing the
       challenges outlined above.

Please upload papers to the Journal of Web Semantics
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/671322/description#description

Key Dates:
    Papers due April 20
    Reviews to Authors by May 15
    Authors' Revisions by June 7
    Additional comments by Reviewers to Authors by June 23
    Final Revisions by July 15
    Publication Jan 2010

Editorial Committee for the Special Issue:

Co-editors:
    mc schraefel, University of Southampton, UK
    Lloyd Rutledge, Open University, Netherlands

Program Committee:
    Abraham Bernstein, U of Zürich
    Duane Degler, IPGEMS
    Steven Drucker, LiveLabs Research, Microsoft
    Jennifer Golbeck, U of Maryland
    David Karger, MIT

PDF link: http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/misc/JWS-CFP-finalUserInteraction.pdf

Tommaso Di Noia | 16 Mar 13:38 2009
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CFP - Electronic Commerce and Web 3.0 Track <at> EC-Web 2009

[We apologize for multiple copies]

======================= CALL FOR PAPERS ============================

              10th International Conference on
           Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies
                       EC-Web 09

             http://sisinflab.poliba.it/ecweb09/

             Johannes Kepler University of Linz
                     Linz, Austria
               31 August - 4 September 2009

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

!!! SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED !!!

- Submission of abstracts: March 27, 2009
- Submission of full papers: March 30, 2009

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

!!! NEW !!! Journal publication for selected papers.

LNCS Transactions Subline

Selected and reviewed papers will be published in LNCS Transactions 
Subline (Springer Verlag)

"Transactions on Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered Systems"

Editors:
Abdelkader Hameurlain (University Toulouse)
Josef Küng (University of Linz)
Roland Wagner (University of Linz)

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

EC-Web 2009

After the initial enthusiastic initiatives and investments and the
eventual bubble, Electronic Commerce has changed and evolved in a
well established and founded reality both from a technological point
of view and from a scientific one. Nevertheless, together with its
evolution, new challenges and topics have emerged as well as new
questions have raised related to many aspects of Electronic Commerce.

After the lesson learned during last years, for its 10th edition
EC-Web completely renews its structure trying to provide a clearer
description of the Electronic Commerce universe focusing on some
relevant topics. The main focus is not only on Internet related
techniques and approaches. The aim of EC-Web 2009 is to cover also
aspects related to theoretical foundation of E-Commerce, Business
Processes as well as new approaches exploiting recently emerged
technologies and scenarios such as Semantic Web, Web services,
SOA architectures, mobile and ubiquitous computing, just to cite a
few. Due to their central role in any realistic e-commerce
infrastructure security and privacy issues are widely considered,
without excluding legal and regulatory aspects.

We encourage papers that present innovative solutions for classical
E-Commerce issues, such as e-negotiation, recommender systems,
secure payments, as well as for new emerging areas, such as the
Semantic Web, applied Web services, applied soft computing and
information retrieval techniques in web and/or e-commerce
environments.

Although the conference seems naturally focused on computer science
issues, we welcome and encourage research contributions from
economics, business administration, law, sociology and other
disciplines. In particular, papers about web marketing and its
non-technical aspects, as well as about social aspects of
e-commerce are encouraged. We also welcome papers reporting
about innovative applications and case studies in the field of
E-Commerce and/or Web Applications, like, e.g., Electronic Voting
and Sponsored web search.

In order to provide a better categorization and classification
of its main goals, Ec-Web 2009 will be organized as a multi-track
conference. Each track will be organized as a mini-conference with
corresponding reference area chairs.
Even though the main focus of the conference concerns the
relationship between E-commerce and emerging technologies, with
strong attention toward semantics aspects, contributions about
theoretical issues as well as cross-track contributions are very
welcome.

TRACKS

* Service Oriented E-Commerce and Business Process
   o Business process modeling and analysis
   o Software architectures
   o Processes and service composition
   o Business process and e-service repositories
   o Quality of Service in business processes
   o Security in business processes
   o Cross-organizational process support, contracts
   o Workflow management systems
   o Process modeling and enactment in ERP, CRM, and SCM systems
   o SOA and Process Management
   o Resource management in business process execution
   o Enterprise Application Integration
   o Inter-organizational Systems
   o SOA approaches to E-Commerce
   o Virtual enterprises, supply chains, coalitions
* Recommender Systems
   o Innovative applications of recommender technology
   o Recommendation learning and reasoning
   o Industrial application of recommendation technology
   o Recommender system user interfaces and conversational approaches
   o Explanations in recommender systems
   o Group recommender systems
   o Consumer decision making and consumer buying behavior models
   o Collaborative Filtering
   o Appraisal of Recommender Systems
   o User Issues in Recommender Systems
   o Recommendation Interfaces
   o Computational advertising
   o Decision theory and preferences
* E-Payment, Security and Trust
   o Payment and authentication protocols
   o Micropayments
   o Access Control
   o Privacy-enhancing technologies
   o Information Hiding and Watermarking
   o Reputation and trust systems
   o Security and privacy issues in electronic commerce
   o E-Commerce Dependability
   o Transactions and Contracts
   o Legal and Regulatory Issues
   o Electronic voting
* Electronic Commerce and Web 3.0
   o Ontology engineering for E-Commerce
   o Taxonomies and Web directories for semantic E-Commerce
   o Semantic-based discovery of resources in a marketplace
   o Semantic electronic markets
   o Semantic Web Service architecture for E-Commerce
   o Semantic E-Procurement
   o Ontology-based user profiling
   o Application of standard and non-standard reasoning in E-Commerce
   o User tagging for item annotation and discovery
   o Cloud computing in E-Commerce scenarios
   o User interface to exploit Web 3.0 technologies in E-Commerce
   o Emerging languages for E-Commerce
   o Mobile and Pervasive Commerce
   o P2P E-Commerce
   o Experience with e-commerce systems
   o Usability of e-commerce systems

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

* Francesco Buccafurri - Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
* Tommaso Di Noia - Politecnico di Bari

TRACK CHAIRS

Service Oriented E-Commerce and Business Process

* Stefan Tai - Karlsruhe University

Recommender Systems

* Giovanni Semeraro - Università  degli Studi di Bari

E-Payment, Security and Trust

* Barbara Masucci - Università  di Salerno

Electronic Commerce and Web 3.0

* Martin Hepp - Bundeswehr University Munich

IMPORTANT DATES

- Submission of abstracts: March 27, 2009
- Submission of full papers: March 30, 2009
- Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2009
- Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2009

SUBMISSION

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in
English, following the LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
Duplicate submissions are not allowed and will be rejected
Papers should not exceed 12 pages (i.e. 12 LNCS formatted pages).
Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
All accepted papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer
Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag.
At least one author is required to attend the conference and
present the paper. For paper registration, electronic submission and
further information please see http://sisinflab.poliba.it/ecweb09/
and http://www.dexa.org.

Darijus Strasunskas | 23 Mar 09:46 2009
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Call for Journal Papers: Special Issue Evaluation Aspects of Semantic Search Applications (IJMSO, ISSN:1744-2621)

apologies for cross-posting...

===================================================
                     Call for Journal Paper

                       Special Issue on
>>> Evaluation Aspects of Semantic Search Applications <<<
              http://folk.ntnu.no/dstrasun/ijmso-eassa/
                              of
International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies
                by Inderscience (ISSN: 1744-2621)
http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijmso

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

CALL FOR JOURNAL PAPERS:

Nowadays, the Web is one of the dominant information sources for
learning and acquiring new knowledge. However, finding the relevant
information is still a huge challenge. To solve this problem, a
significant research effort has been devoted to enhance linguistics
and statistics based search by added semantics. In the recent years,
many approached to semantic search have emerged. Ontologies are
typically used by most of the approaches. Some approaches are relying
on semantic annotations by adding additional metadata; some are
enhancing clustering of retrieved documents according to topic or
semantically enriching queries; some are developing powerful querying
languages for ontology.

The progress and existing sparse evaluations of the semantic search
tools offer a promising prospect to improve performance of traditional
information retrieval (IR) systems. However, the results lack
indications whether this improvement is optimal, causing difficulties
to benchmark different semantic search systems. Yet, majority of IR
evaluation methods is mainly based on relevance of retrieved
information. While additional sophistication of the semantic search
tools adds complexity on user interaction to reach improved results.
Therefore, standard IR metrics as recall and precision do not suffice
alone to measure user satisfaction because of complexity and efforts
needed to use the semantic search systems. There is a need to
investigate what ontology properties can even further enhance search
performance, to assess whether this improvement comes at a cost of
interaction simplicity and user satisfaction, etc.

Furthermore, evaluation methods based on recall and precision do not
indicate the causes for variation in different retrieval results.
There are many other factors that influence the performance of
ontology-based information retrieval, such as query quality, ontology
quality, complexity of user interaction, difficulty of a searching
topic with respect to retrieval, indexing, searching, and ranking
methods. The detail analysis on how these factors and their
interactions affect a retrieval process can help to dramatically
improve retrieval methods or processes.

>From other hand, semantic search systems depend on correct information
specified in ontology at the appropriate level of granularity and
precision. An important body of work already exists in ontology
quality assessment field. However, most of ontology evaluation methods
are generic quality evaluation frameworks, which do not take into
account application of ontology. Therefore there is a need for task-
and scenario-based quality assessment methods that, in this particular
case, would target and optimize ontology quality for use in
information retrieval systems.

In order to promote more efficient and effective ontology usage in IR,
there is a need to contemplate on analysis of ontology quality- and
value-added aspects for this domain, summarize use cases and identify
best practices. Several issues have been put forward by the current
research, like the workload for annotation, the scalability, and the
balance between the express power and reasoning capability. An
approach to holistic evaluation should assess both technological and
economical performance viewpoints. An aspect of value creation by
semantics-based systems is important to demonstrate that the benefits
of the new technology will overwhelm the payout.

The aim of this special issue of the International Journal of
Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies is to present new and challenging
issues in semantic search and how the solutions can be evaluated,
compared and systemised. Therefore, submissions dealing with ontology
quality aspects and their impact on IR results, evaluation of
usability of the semantic search systems, analysis of user behaviour,
new evaluation methods enabling thorough and fine-grained analysis of
semantic search technological and/or financial performance, etc. are
strongly encouraged.

TOPICS:

Original and high quality submissions that focus on different
evaluation aspects of semantic search are invited. The topics of
interest are as follows:

- Evaluation of Semantic Search systems:
 * Evaluation of information retrieval efficiency and effectiveness
 * Scalability assessment
 * Assessment of annotation quality/labour-load
 * Evaluation and benchmarking techniques and datasets
- Ontology quality aspects in Semantic Search:
 * Ontology quality evaluation
 * Ontology utility in semantic search
 * Ontology maintenance
- Evaluation of human-computer interaction:
 * Query interpretation and refinement
 * User acceptance of semantic technology
 * Usability evaluation
 * Interaction modes in semantic search
- Business value:
 * Ratio of semantics processing cost/ retrieval utility
 * Incentives for annotation and interaction
 * Costs of maintenance of semantic search solutions
 * Value of Information

SUBMISSIONS:

All submissions will be double-blind refereed. Submitted papers should
not have been previously published nor be currently under
consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may
only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if
it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for
authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting
papers are available on the Author Guidelines
(http://www.inderscience.com/mapper.php?id=31) page.

You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an
e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to:

>>> eassa09 <at> gmail.com <<<

with a copy to Editorial Office, email:

>>> ijmso <at> inderscience.com <<<

GUEST EDITORS:

- Darijus Strasunskas (Dept. of Industrial Economics & Technology
 Management, NTNU, Norway)
- Stein L. Tomassen (Dept. of Computer & Information Science, NTNU,
 Norway),
- Jinghai Rao (AOL, China).

Contact at: >>> eassa09 <at> gmail.com <<<

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

- Xi Bai (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Robert Engels (ESIS, Norway)
- Sari E. Hakkarainen (Finland)
- Monika Lanzenberger (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
- Kin Fun Li (University of Victoria, Canada)
- Federica Mandreoli (University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
- Gabor Nagypal (disy Informationssysteme GmbH, Germany)
- Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow, UK)
- Marta Sabou (The Open University, UK)
- Sergej Sizov (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
- Amanda Spink (Queensland Univ. of Technology, Australia)
- Peter Spyns (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
- Heiko Stoermer (University of Trento, Italy)
- Nenad Stojanovic (FZI Karlsruhe, Germany)
- Victoria Uren (The Open University, UK)
- Csaba Veres (University of Bergen, Norway)

DATES:

May 17, 2009            Submission of abstracts
May 31, 2009            Full paper submission
August 15, 2009         Notification about acceptance/rejection
September 27, 2009      Submission of revised version
November 15, 2009       Final camera-ready submission
First half of 2010      Publication

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://folk.idi.ntnu.no/dstrasun/ijmso-eassa/
eassa09 <at> gmail.com

Tommaso Di Noia | 24 Mar 19:06 2009
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[CFP] DEADLINE APPROACHING -- Electronic Commerce and Web 3.0 track <at> EC-Web 2009

[We apologize for multiple copies]

======================= CALL FOR PAPERS ============================

              10th International Conference on
           Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies
                       EC-Web 09

             http://sisinflab.poliba.it/ecweb09/

             Johannes Kepler University of Linz
                     Linz, Austria
               31 August - 4 September 2009

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

!!! SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED !!!

- Submission of abstracts: March 27, 2009
- Submission of full papers: March 30, 2009

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

!!! NEW !!! Journal publication for selected papers.

LNCS Transactions Subline

Selected and reviewed papers will be published in LNCS Transactions 
Subline (Springer Verlag)

"Transactions on Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered Systems"

Editors:
Abdelkader Hameurlain (University Toulouse)
Josef Küng (University of Linz)
Roland Wagner (University of Linz)

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

EC-Web 2009

After the initial enthusiastic initiatives and investments and the
eventual bubble, Electronic Commerce has changed and evolved in a
well established and founded reality both from a technological point
of view and from a scientific one. Nevertheless, together with its
evolution, new challenges and topics have emerged as well as new
questions have raised related to many aspects of Electronic Commerce.

After the lesson learned during last years, for its 10th edition
EC-Web completely renews its structure trying to provide a clearer
description of the Electronic Commerce universe focusing on some
relevant topics. The main focus is not only on Internet related
techniques and approaches. The aim of EC-Web 2009 is to cover also
aspects related to theoretical foundation of E-Commerce, Business
Processes as well as new approaches exploiting recently emerged
technologies and scenarios such as Semantic Web, Web services,
SOA architectures, mobile and ubiquitous computing, just to cite a
few. Due to their central role in any realistic e-commerce
infrastructure security and privacy issues are widely considered,
without excluding legal and regulatory aspects.

We encourage papers that present innovative solutions for classical
E-Commerce issues, such as e-negotiation, recommender systems,
secure payments, as well as for new emerging areas, such as the
Semantic Web, applied Web services, applied soft computing and
information retrieval techniques in web and/or e-commerce
environments.

Although the conference seems naturally focused on computer science
issues, we welcome and encourage research contributions from
economics, business administration, law, sociology and other
disciplines. In particular, papers about web marketing and its
non-technical aspects, as well as about social aspects of
e-commerce are encouraged. We also welcome papers reporting
about innovative applications and case studies in the field of
E-Commerce and/or Web Applications, like, e.g., Electronic Voting
and Sponsored web search.

In order to provide a better categorization and classification
of its main goals, Ec-Web 2009 will be organized as a multi-track
conference. Each track will be organized as a mini-conference with
corresponding reference area chairs.
Even though the main focus of the conference concerns the
relationship between E-commerce and emerging technologies, with
strong attention toward semantics aspects, contributions about
theoretical issues as well as cross-track contributions are very
welcome.

TRACKS

* Service Oriented E-Commerce and Business Process
   o Business process modeling and analysis
   o Software architectures
   o Processes and service composition
   o Business process and e-service repositories
   o Quality of Service in business processes
   o Security in business processes
   o Cross-organizational process support, contracts
   o Workflow management systems
   o Process modeling and enactment in ERP, CRM, and SCM systems
   o SOA and Process Management
   o Resource management in business process execution
   o Enterprise Application Integration
   o Inter-organizational Systems
   o SOA approaches to E-Commerce
   o Virtual enterprises, supply chains, coalitions
* Recommender Systems
   o Innovative applications of recommender technology
   o Recommendation learning and reasoning
   o Industrial application of recommendation technology
   o Recommender system user interfaces and conversational approaches
   o Explanations in recommender systems
   o Group recommender systems
   o Consumer decision making and consumer buying behavior models
   o Collaborative Filtering
   o Appraisal of Recommender Systems
   o User Issues in Recommender Systems
   o Recommendation Interfaces
   o Computational advertising
   o Decision theory and preferences
* E-Payment, Security and Trust
   o Payment and authentication protocols
   o Micropayments
   o Access Control
   o Privacy-enhancing technologies
   o Information Hiding and Watermarking
   o Reputation and trust systems
   o Security and privacy issues in electronic commerce
   o E-Commerce Dependability
   o Transactions and Contracts
   o Legal and Regulatory Issues
   o Electronic voting
* Electronic Commerce and Web 3.0
   o Ontology engineering for E-Commerce
   o Taxonomies and Web directories for semantic E-Commerce
   o Semantic-based discovery of resources in a marketplace
   o Semantic electronic markets
   o Semantic Web Service architecture for E-Commerce
   o Semantic E-Procurement
   o Ontology-based user profiling
   o Application of standard and non-standard reasoning in E-Commerce
   o User tagging for item annotation and discovery
   o Cloud computing in E-Commerce scenarios
   o User interface to exploit Web 3.0 technologies in E-Commerce
   o Emerging languages for E-Commerce
   o Mobile and Pervasive Commerce
   o P2P E-Commerce
   o Experience with e-commerce systems
   o Usability of e-commerce systems

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

* Francesco Buccafurri - Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
* Tommaso Di Noia - Politecnico di Bari

TRACK CHAIRS

Service Oriented E-Commerce and Business Process

* Stefan Tai - Karlsruhe University

Recommender Systems

* Giovanni Semeraro - Università  degli Studi di Bari

E-Payment, Security and Trust

* Barbara Masucci - Università  di Salerno

Electronic Commerce and Web 3.0

* Martin Hepp - Bundeswehr University Munich

IMPORTANT DATES

- Submission of abstracts: March 27, 2009
- Submission of full papers: March 30, 2009
- Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2009
- Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2009

SUBMISSION

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in
English, following the LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
Duplicate submissions are not allowed and will be rejected
Papers should not exceed 12 pages (i.e. 12 LNCS formatted pages).
Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
All accepted papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer
Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag.
At least one author is required to attend the conference and
present the paper. For paper registration, electronic submission and
further information please see http://sisinflab.poliba.it/ecweb09/
and http://www.dexa.org.

Tommaso Di Noia | 31 Mar 19:00 2009
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[DEADLINE EXTENSION - April 10] Electronic Commerce and Web 3.0 Track <at> EC-Web 2009

[We apologize for multiple copies]

======================= CALL FOR PAPERS ============================

              10th International Conference on
           Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies
                       EC-Web 09

             http://sisinflab.poliba.it/ecweb09/

             Johannes Kepler University of Linz
                     Linz, Austria
               31 August - 4 September 2009

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!!! SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED !!!

- Submission of abstracts: April 10, 2009 (firm)
- Submission of full papers: April 10, 2009 (firm)

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!!! NEW !!! Journal publication for selected papers.

LNCS Transactions Subline

Selected and reviewed papers will be published in LNCS Transactions 
Subline (Springer Verlag)

"Transactions on Large Scale Data and Knowledge Centered Systems"

Editors:
Abdelkader Hameurlain (University Toulouse)
Josef Küng (University of Linz)
Roland Wagner (University of Linz)

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EC-Web 2009

After the initial enthusiastic initiatives and investments and the
eventual bubble, Electronic Commerce has changed and evolved in a
well established and founded reality both from a technological point
of view and from a scientific one. Nevertheless, together with its
evolution, new challenges and topics have emerged as well as new
questions have raised related to many aspects of Electronic Commerce.

After the lesson learned during last years, for its 10th edition
EC-Web completely renews its structure trying to provide a clearer
description of the Electronic Commerce universe focusing on some
relevant topics. The main focus is not only on Internet related
techniques and approaches. The aim of EC-Web 2009 is to cover also
aspects related to theoretical foundation of E-Commerce, Business
Processes as well as new approaches exploiting recently emerged
technologies and scenarios such as Semantic Web, Web services,
SOA architectures, mobile and ubiquitous computing, just to cite a
few. Due to their central role in any realistic e-commerce
infrastructure security and privacy issues are widely considered,
without excluding legal and regulatory aspects.

We encourage papers that present innovative solutions for classical
E-Commerce issues, such as e-negotiation, recommender systems,
secure payments, as well as for new emerging areas, such as the
Semantic Web, applied Web services, applied soft computing and
information retrieval techniques in web and/or e-commerce
environments.

Although the conference seems naturally focused on computer science
issues, we welcome and encourage research contributions from
economics, business administration, law, sociology and other
disciplines. In particular, papers about web marketing and its
non-technical aspects, as well as about social aspects of
e-commerce are encouraged. We also welcome papers reporting
about innovative applications and case studies in the field of
E-Commerce and/or Web Applications, like, e.g., Electronic Voting
and Sponsored web search.

In order to provide a better categorization and classification
of its main goals, Ec-Web 2009 will be organized as a multi-track
conference. Each track will be organized as a mini-conference with
corresponding reference area chairs.
Even though the main focus of the conference concerns the
relationship between E-commerce and emerging technologies, with
strong attention toward semantics aspects, contributions about
theoretical issues as well as cross-track contributions are very
welcome.

TRACKS

* Service Oriented E-Commerce and Business Process
   o Business process modeling and analysis
   o Software architectures
   o Processes and service composition
   o Business process and e-service repositories
   o Quality of Service in business processes
   o Security in business processes
   o Cross-organizational process support, contracts
   o Workflow management systems
   o Process modeling and enactment in ERP, CRM, and SCM systems
   o SOA and Process Management
   o Resource management in business process execution
   o Enterprise Application Integration
   o Inter-organizational Systems
   o SOA approaches to E-Commerce
   o Virtual enterprises, supply chains, coalitions
* Recommender Systems
   o Innovative applications of recommender technology
   o Recommendation learning and reasoning
   o Industrial application of recommendation technology
   o Recommender system user interfaces and conversational approaches
   o Explanations in recommender systems
   o Group recommender systems
   o Consumer decision making and consumer buying behavior models
   o Collaborative Filtering
   o Appraisal of Recommender Systems
   o User Issues in Recommender Systems
   o Recommendation Interfaces
   o Computational advertising
   o Decision theory and preferences
* E-Payment, Security and Trust
   o Payment and authentication protocols
   o Micropayments
   o Access Control
   o Privacy-enhancing technologies
   o Information Hiding and Watermarking
   o Reputation and trust systems
   o Security and privacy issues in electronic commerce
   o E-Commerce Dependability
   o Transactions and Contracts
   o Legal and Regulatory Issues
   o Electronic voting
* Electronic Commerce and Web 3.0
   o Ontology engineering for E-Commerce
   o Taxonomies and Web directories for semantic E-Commerce
   o Semantic-based discovery of resources in a marketplace
   o Semantic electronic markets
   o Semantic Web Service architecture for E-Commerce
   o Semantic E-Procurement
   o Ontology-based user profiling
   o Application of standard and non-standard reasoning in E-Commerce
   o User tagging for item annotation and discovery
   o Cloud computing in E-Commerce scenarios
   o User interface to exploit Web 3.0 technologies in E-Commerce
   o Emerging languages for E-Commerce
   o Mobile and Pervasive Commerce
   o P2P E-Commerce
   o Experience with e-commerce systems
   o Usability of e-commerce systems

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

* Francesco Buccafurri - Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
* Tommaso Di Noia - Politecnico di Bari

TRACK CHAIRS

Service Oriented E-Commerce and Business Process

* Stefan Tai - Karlsruhe University

Recommender Systems

* Giovanni Semeraro - Università  degli Studi di Bari

E-Payment, Security and Trust

* Barbara Masucci - Università  di Salerno

Electronic Commerce and Web 3.0

* Martin Hepp - Bundeswehr University Munich

IMPORTANT DATES

- Submission of abstracts: April 10, 2009
- Submission of full papers: April 10, 2009
- Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2009
- Camera-ready copies due: June 10, 2009

SUBMISSION

Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in
English, following the LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
Duplicate submissions are not allowed and will be rejected
Papers should not exceed 12 pages (i.e. 12 LNCS formatted pages).
Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.
All accepted papers will be published in "Lecture Notes in Computer
Science" (LNCS) by Springer Verlag.
At least one author is required to attend the conference and
present the paper. For paper registration, electronic submission and
further information please see http://sisinflab.poliba.it/ecweb09/
and http://www.dexa.org.


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