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[protege-discussion] Deadline extension: ISWC Workshop on Collaborative Construction, Management and Linking of Structured Knowledge - CK 2009

Tania Tudorache tudorache at
Fri Aug 7 14:13:01 PDT 2009

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     Workshop on Collaborative Construction, Management
           and Linking of Structured Knowledge

                  October 25, 2009
              Collocated with ISWC-2009
     Westfields Conference Center, near Washington, DC., USA

     *******  DEADLINE EXTENSION TO: August 13, 2009  *******



Many have argued that the next generation of the Web (Web 3.0) will grow
out of an integration between Semantic Web and Social Web (Web 2.0)
technologies.Can ontology management benefits from social web? Can
Wikipidia be a style of collaborative ontology authoring? How to exploit
user feedback for constructing structured knowledge? In these and many
other questions lie the opportunity and the challenge to integrate
knowledge bases approaches to social web ones. This integration involves
several very different aspects of technology and social practice. Recent
workshops and journal special issues have been devoted to methods for
extracting ontologies and other structured knowledge from resources such
as Wikipedia and other loosely structured data; or on using Semantic Web
representations to describe the social structures and interactions in
Web 2.0; or on mapping existing data using semantic technologies. In
this workshop, we want to focus on another aspect of linkage between
Social Web and Semantic Web techniques:  collaborative and distributed
methods for constructing and maintaining ontologies, terminologies,
vocabularies, and mappings between them, throughout their entire life cycle.

Topics of interest

They include (but are not limited to):
- Collaborative creation and editing of structured knowledge
- Collaborative creation of ontology mappings
- Efficient methods for maintenance and evolution of structured
knowledge that was created collaboratively
- Individual and group incentives for collaborative knowledge
construction and maintenance
- Ontology repositories, knowledge bases, and their utility in the
Social Web.
- Metadata management
- User interfaces for collaborative tools for creating structured knowledge
- Inconsistency management and user-specific views of ontologies
- Workflows for collaborative construction and linking of structured
- Evaluation of collaborative tools: methods, metrics, and experimental

Submission guidelines

Papers submitted to the workshop must follow the same submission
guidelines of the ISWC'09 conference. Submissions must be in PDF format
in Springer format (for instruction see
We solicit in this workshop two types of contributions:

1. Research papers analysing the process of collaborative construction,
management and linkage of structured knowledge; the requirements for
supporting technologies and the field of exploitation of such knowledge.
Formatted papers must not be longer than 10 pages.

2. Demos papers describing relevant tools and prototypes. Formatted
papers must not be longer than 2 pages.

Important dates

Paper submission: 10 August 2009
Notification : 31 August 2009
Workshop : 25 October 2009

Organizing committee

Tania Tudorache (co-chair), Stanford University
Gianluca Correndo (co-chair), University of Southampton
Natasha Noy, Stanford University
Harith Alani, University of Southampton
Mark Greaves, Vulcan inc.

Program Committee

Mathieu D'Aquin, Knowledge Media Institute, UK
Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
Ken Baklawski, Northeastern University, US
Simone Braun, FZI, Germany
Raul Garcia Castro, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Vinay Chaudhri, SRI international, USA
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA, France
Sean Falconer, University of Victoria, Canada
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR, Italy
John Graybeal, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, USA
Martin Hepp, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany
Elisa Kendall, Sandpiper Software, USA
Peter Mika, Yahoo Research, Spain
Valentina Presutti, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Marta Sabou, Knowledge Media Institute, UK
Robert Stevens, University of Manchester, UK
Gerd Stumme, Universität Kassel, Germany
Giovanni Tummarello, DERI, Ireland
Denny Vrandecic, AIFB, Germany
Anna Zhdanova, FTW, Austria

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