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Second International Workshop on Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems
Subevent of ISWC2006
Start November 5 2006 9:00 (iCal)
End November 5 2006 18:00
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City: Athens, Georgia
Country: USA
Important dates
Papers due: August 4 2006
Notification: August 25 2006
Camera ready due: September 15 2006
Event in series SSWS

This workshop aims at creating a forum for discussing a critical issue for the Semantic Web, that is, scalability. As the Semantic Web evolves, scalability becomes increasingly important. This workshop will focus on addressing of the scalability issue with respect to the development and deployment of knowledge base systems on the Semantic Web. Typically, such systems deal with information described in Semantic Web languages like OWL and RDF(S), and provide services such as storing, reasoning, querying and debugging. There are two basic requirements for these systems. First, they have to satisfy the application's semantic requirements by providing sufficient reasoning support. Second, they must scale well in order to be of practical use. Given the sheer size and distributed nature of the Semantic Web, these requirements impose additional challenges beyond those addressed by earlier knowledge base systems. This has been well recognized by the community. We expect that the above issue is going to challenge the Semantic Web for a long time of period and significant effort is needed in order to tackle the problem.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners to share their recent ideas and progresses towards building scalable knowledge base systems for the Semantic Web. The workshop will be centered on the discussion of three major aspects:

  1. foundations, methods and technologies for pushing forward the state-of-the-art;
  2. performance evaluation and related principles, methodologies and tools;
  3. identification of important issues and future research directions.

This workshop is a follow-on event of the SSWS2005 workshop.