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[protege-discussion] CfP: I-Semantics 2009: International Conference on Semantic Systems

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                    Call for Papers
I-Semantics 2009: International Conference on Semantic Systems
        Graz, Austria, 2 - 4 September 2009

I-SEMANTICS 2009 ( is the 5th conference in the  
I-SEMANTICS series and provides a forum for academic and industrial  
research & development  that focuses on semantic technologies and the  
Semantic Web. I-SEMANTICS 2009 will bring together both researchers  
and practitioners in the areas of Social Software and the Semantic Web  
in order to present and develop innovative ideas that help  realising  
the ?Social Semantic Web? and the ?Corporate Semantic Web?.

I-SEMANTICS 2009 will be the host of this year`s regional Pragmatic  
Web Conference as well as the second edition of the TRIPLIFICATION  
Challenge. Further on I-SEMANTICS will be complemented by I-KNOW  
(, the International Conference on Knowledge Management.  
This setup is aiming to reflect the increasing importance and  
convergence of knowledge management and semantic systems.

Social Software systems such as Blogs and Wikis have led to a dramatic  
increase of content available on the Web and within organisations.  
Professional content is nowadays to large extents created by  
independent individuals instead of large publishers, it is shared and  
made available free of charge, and often constantly improved by  
collaborative processes. A question that is yet unsolved, is how to  
find the relevant information in increasingly large and complex  
content bases, a problem where technologies developed in the course of  
the Semantic Web initiative can help. Likewise, it will be beneficial  
to harness social content production not only for traditional content  
but also for the creation and improvement of machine-understandable  
knowledge, such as meta-data, taxonomies and ontologies for purposes  
on the web as well as within organisations.

The special focus of I-SEMANTICS 2009 is ?Semantic Web & Semantic  
Social Software ? Pragmatic Aspects for Corporations, Communities and  

As a conference aiming to bring together science and industry,  
I-SEMANTICS encourages both, scientific (research/application) and  
industrial contributions. The following table summarises the topics we  
are interested in:

Semantic Social Software
? Semantic / structured blogging
? Semantic / structured tagging
? Semantic wikis
? Semantic content management systems
? Semantic data web: browsers and end-points
? Semantic desktop
? Semantic mashups
? Storage, inference and caching for scalable SSW applications

Semantic Content Engineering
? Ontology Engineering & Ontology Merging
? Ontology Design Patterns
? Ontology Life Cycle Management
? Ontology Learning
? Ontology and semantic knowledge federation
? Linguistic and statistic approaches (text-mining, NLP, etc.) for  
structuring and extracting content and entities
? Automated annotation, extreme tagging and digital curation approaches

Web of Data and Linked Data
? Contributing to the linked data cloud
? Triplification approaches
? Vocabularies, taxonomies, schemas
? Semantic interoperability
? Upper level ontologies for open data
? Linked Data Applications & Linked Data Browsing
? Querying Linked Data
? Using Linked Data in Enterprises

Building Blocks for Semantic Web Applications
? Rules and ontologies as building blocks for Semantic Web Applications
? Existing tools and applications
? Application domains
? Application stacks for the design of semantic applications
? Design processes from requirements to maintenance
? Design patterns, Best practices and Reference Models
? Persistence of semantic data
? Applications utilizing open data sets
? Semantic media management and retrieval
? Semantic web services
? Semantifying legacy web applications and semantic heterogeneous  
information systems
? Social semantic web and mobile services
? User-interface components, template languages supporting semantic  
social content
? Integration of distributed semantic repositories
? Policy Awareness & Policy Aware Web

Pragmatic Web
For a detailed description of the topics of this year`s Pragmatic Web  
Conference (ICPW 09) please go to

? Theories, Frameworks, Models and Methods...inspired by Pragmatics  
and Pragmatism, or less formally, case study reflections on  
"pragmatic" uses of the Web that supported the negotiation of  
social/work relationships and common ground
? Applied pragmatic theory
? Communication, dialogue and argumentation models
? Pragmatic Web media for communicative actions
? Pragmatic collaboration and coordination tools
? Pragmatic context models (e.g. within conversation-based collaborations)
? Pragmatic design principles for Web contents where trust and  
commitment to action play a role
? Vocabularies / ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech  
acts, deontic primitives, etc.)
? Linguistic metaphor: its value for framing the Syntactic, Semantic  
and Pragmatic Web
? Pragmatic model of scientific inquiry in Semantic Web research
? Negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and coordination  
combining existing ontologies and schemata, collaborative ontology  
sharing and matching techniques
? Integrative frameworks: approaches to integrating insights from  
component disciplines (e.g. language-action perspectives,cognition,  
linguistics, semiotics, knowledge representation, philosophy,  
interaction design, negotiation, media studies)
? Pragmatic reasoning supporting adaptive semantic collaboration and  
virtual collaborative teams
? Sense making, analysis and decision-making in a cooperative or  
non-cooperative pragmatic model
? Argumentation, dialogue and debate
? Personalized / role-based Pragmatic Web Agents and intelligent  
conversation or action based web services
? Pragmatic Web based human-human and human-computer interaction
? Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems
? Semiotic engineering and Semiotics in business computing
? Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and techniques, and their  
practical applications

Studies, Metrics & Benchmarks
? Case studies of semantic systems usage
? Use cases for semantic web systems
? Evaluation perspectives, methods and Semantic Web research methodologies
? Technology assessment, acceptance/media choice theories
? Usability and user interaction with semantic technologies
? Analysis of emergent effects within social software
? Ontology quality models
? Quality analysis of socially generated semantic content

Corporate Semantic Web
? Semantics, Pragmatics and Semiotics in Organizations
? Corporate Semantic Web business applications and deep semantic web
? Social software in a corporate context
? Semantic Business Information Management
? Semantic Enterprise Application Integration
? Corporate thesauri, corporate business vocabularies / ontologies and  
business rules
? Semantic Computer Supported Cooperative Work
? Semantic Business Process Management
? Semantic Business Information Systems
? Semantic technologies in enterprise governance, enterprise decision  
management and enterprise operations management
? Economic and entrepreneurial aspects of semantic-enriched enterprise  
application systems and enterprise service networks
? Economies of "attention" for semantic collaboration
? Business models for social semantic web applications
? Business use and use cases for corporate semantic web systems
? Models measuring costs/benefits of semantic technologies in the  
sense of entrepreneurial activity
? Implementation of gratification and reward systems
? Authentication, authorization, pricing, and accounting - policies,  
charging and billing models for semantic (social) software
? Methodologies for the introduction of enterprise wikis &  
semantically enhanced enterprise software

Governance & Social Issues on the Semantic Web
? Group management, presence, social interaction enablers in mobile  
service platforms
? Strategies for implementing architectures of semantic participation
? Trust and privacy issues in social software
? Analysis of motivations and behavior of social software users

Triplification Challenge
I-SEMANTICS 2009 will also hold the 2nd TRIPLFICATION Challenge. We  
encourage submissions such as:

? Applications of Linked Data tools and techniques such as for example  
Triplify, Virtuoso or D2RQ on custom Web applications and data sets  
exposing a large quantity and variety of content.
? Implementations of exporters and mappers from existing content  
repository formats (such as mbox mailing list archives, BibTeX,  
XML-Schemes etc.) into RDF and Linked Data.
? Adoptions / configurations of Triplify for standard Web  
applications, such as for example Wikis, Weblogs, Webshops, Forums,  
Web-Gallery, ERP/CRM systems and Web-calendar software. You can find  
popular Web applications for example at SourceForge.
? Portings of the Triplify script into other Web application  
programming languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl, ASP. The Triplify  
script is very small (<300 lines of code) however, the port should be  
as compatible as possible with the current reference implementation  
but integrate well with the environment given by the programming  
? Applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users  
such as for information syndication, specialized search, browsing or  
augmentation of content.

The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web  
and Linked Data technologies. This might include students, developers,  
researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group submissions  
are both acceptable.

Please find further information at

Submission Information
All accepted papers of I-SEMANTICS 2009 will appear in the printed  
conference proceedings published by the Journal of Universal Computer  
Science (JUCS). Selected papers will also be invited for an extension  
to be published as journal publication in a special issue of Elsevier  
DKE (Data & Knowledge Engineering). Submissions must be original and  
must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles  
should follow the JUCS guidelines for formatting  
( and  
must be submitted via the online submission system available at the  
conference website as PDF documents (other formats will not be  
accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the source  
files (Latex, OpenOffice, Word).

Research/Application Papers
Research/Application papers report on novel research and/or  
applications relevant to the topics of the conference. The number of  
pages of research papers is limited to 8 pages including references  
and an optional appendix.

Posters, Demos & Tutorials
The conference also particularly welcomes the submission of posters,  
demos, and tutorials. Submissions should consist of a 2-4 page  
description that allows us to judge the quality of your presentation.  
Descriptions will also be published as part of the proceedings.

Important Dates
? Paper Submission Deadline: 9 March 2009
? Acceptance of Notification: to be announced
? Submission of Camera-Ready Paper: to be announced
? Conference: 2 - 4 September 2009

Organising Committee
(in alphabetical order)

Programme Chairs
* Wernher Behrendt (Salzburg Research)
* Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company)
* Michael Hausenblas (Joanneum Research / DERI Galway)
* Adrian Paschke (Free University of Berlin)
* Klaus Tochtermann (Know Center Graz)
* Hans Weigand (University of Tilburg)

Organisation Chairs
* Georg Güntner (Salzburg NewMediaLab)
* Markus Luczak-Rösch (Free University of Berlin)
* Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web School)

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