International Semantic Web Working Symposium 2001
|Start||July 30 2001 (iCal)|
|End||August 1 2001|
|Papers due:||May 15 2001|
|Notification:||June 15 2001|
|Camera ready due:||July 10 2001|
SWWS2001 was the International Semantic Web Working Symposium 2001, an international workshop on research related to the emerging field of Semantic Web. The successful event in 2001 has subsequently lead to the establishing of the ISWC series of international Semantic Web Conferences, starting with ISWC2002.
The Semantic Web is a vision: the idea of having data on the Web defined and linked in a way that it can be used by machines not just for display purposes, but for automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications. In order to make this vision a reality for the Web, supporting standards, technologies and policies must be designed to enable machines to make more sense of the Web, with the result of making the Web more useful for humans. Facilities and technologies to put machine-understandable data on the Web are rapidly becoming a high priority for many communities. For the Web to scale, programs must be able to share and process data even when these programs have been designed totally independently. The Web can reach its full potential only if it becomes a place where data can be shared and processed by automated tools as well as by people.
On the technology side, Web-enabled languages and technologies are being developed (e.g. RDF-Schema, DAML+OIL, DAML-Rules, Rule-ML), schema and ontology integration techniques are being examined and refined and Web Services Integration Standards are being defined (e.g. UDDI, JINI). The success of the Semantic Web will depend on a widespread adoption of these technologies. The workshop is dedicated to groups willing to contribute to the Semantic Web. Its expected outcome is a better common knowledge and synergy, of those wishing to develop new exciting basic technology and applications for the Semantic Web. It should guide the future coalitions for enabling future standard to be adopted worldwide. We thus solicit contributions to the foregoing Semantic Web infrastructure and content as well as contributions about innovative applications taking advantage of this infrastructure. These application proposals are also expected to provide requirements for the core technology developers and standardization efforts.
Suggested topics included:
- Searching the Semantic Web
- Use of Semantic Web Languages and XML/RDF Infrastructure
- Metadata and Ontologies
- Visual modeling of semantic webs
- Semantic Web for e-learning and e-science (molecular data, geographic information systems, and digital libraries)
- Semantic Web for e-business and Large-scale Knowledge Management
- Semantic Web and Mobile, Situated and Diffuse Computing
- Semantic Web and Multimedia Data
- Semantic Web, Trust and Intellectual Property Rights
- Knowledge Portals
- Agent Communication and Applications in the Semantic Web
- Semantic Web Bootstrapping and Growth Models
- Technological Requirements for Semantic Web Applications