SeMMA2008

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SeMMA2008
First International Workshop on Semantic Metadata Management and Applications
Subevent of ESWC2008
Start June 2 2008 (iCal)
End June 2 2008
Homepage: Homepage
Location
City: Tenerife
Country: Spain
Important dates
Submissions due: March 17 2008
Notification: April 14 2008
Camera ready due: April 18 2008
Event in series SeMMA

First International Workshop on Semantic Metadata Management and Applications[edit]

Focus[edit]

Metadata is, and will increasingly be playing a central role in the provisioning of semantic web functionalities, e.g., in easing the discovery, interoperability and integration of a variety of data and service resources. For example, applications and databases in the life sciences rely heavily on metadata for describing and curating data products. To effectively exploit the true potential of metadata, however, methods and tools to facilitate its management are required. Metadata management certainly includes traditional issues such as modelling, specification, generation, curation, storage and retrieval, that are typical of any data management system. Additional properties that are specific to metadata, however, have an impact on its management. As a form of resource annotation, for example, metadata has a recognizable lifecycle, that is determined by the evolution of the underlying resources and should be managed accordingly. Also, the use of semantic metadata, i.e., metadata that is defined using shared conceptualisations (ontologies) or controlled vocabularies, is increasingly popular in a number of application areas. Managing semantic metadata provides both new challenges and opportunities. The first international workshop on semantic metadata management aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss issues related to metadata management, with particular emphasis on the management of semantic metadata. The workshop also aims to shed light on relatively new issues that emerge in the context of metadata intensive applications, e.g., semantic web services, semantic web processes and semantic grid applications, including metadata evolution, propagation and curation. We seek papers describing ongoing innovative work and applications on these metadata management issues. Specifically, the workshop top.css include, but are not limited to:

  • metadata generation, curation, and lifetime management
  • metadata mapping and reconciliation
  • efficient storage and retrieval of metadata
  • metadata interoperability
  • evolution and propagation of metadata
  • quality, pedigree and provenance of metadata
  • contextual metadata
  • metadata identification
  • models and languages for metadata.

As well as the above top.css, the workshop seeks papers that describe case studies that show the benefits gained thanks to the use of metadata. We also seek papers that show the limitations of current state of the art in metadata models, languages and tools. Papers that report on success stories or experiences/evaluations that pinpoint metadata management issues that need further investigation in this field are encouraged. The application areas that are in the scope of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • metadata in life science databases and applications,
  • e-Science and e-Health,
  • business and scientific workflows,
  • semantic guided web service interoperability and composition,
  • web service and workflow discovery,
  • social and scientific networks,
  • semantic grid services,
  • semantic query processing,
  • semantic-enriched web portals and mashups.

Final Program[edit]

The proceedings of the workshop are now available online at CEUR-WS

Keynote talk: Metadata management in next generation knowledge-based applications

Dr. Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Abstract:

The new generation of knowledge-intensive applications poses new challenges to metadata management, in a large number of areas that include distribution, access control, uniformity of access, and evolution in time. In this talk we will identify general requirements for metadata management in the context of these applications, will describe models and services that address these requirements and will identify the main challenges to be addressed in the future in order to fully support their development.


  • 9.15 am – 9.30 am, Opening Session
  • 9.30 am – 10.30 am, Invited Talk

Oscar Corcho: Metadata Management in Next Generation Knowledge-based Applications'

  • 10.30 am – 11 am, Coffee Break
  • 11 am – 12.30 am, Session 1: Semantic Web Service Discovery and Composition

Nadia yacoubi, Zoe Lacroix and Maria Esther Vidal. A Deductive system for Semantically Integrated Scientific Workflows

Nathalie Steinmetz, Mick Kerrigan, Holger Lausen, Martin Tanler and Adina Sirbu. Simplifying the Web Service Discovery Process

Yamine AIT AMEUR, Nabil Belaid, Mohammed Bennis, Olivier Corby, Rose Dieng-Kuntz, Jérémie Doucy, Priscille Durville, Chimène Fankam, Fabien Gandon, Alain Giboin, Patrick GIROUX, Sandrine Grataloup, Bruno GRILHERES, Florian Husson, Stéphane Jean, Joel Langlois, Phuc Hiep Luong, Laura MASTELLA, Olivier Morel, Michel Perrin, Guy Pierra, Jean-François Rainaud, Idir Ait-Sadoune, Eric Sardet, Francois Tertre and Joao Francisco Valiati. Semantic Hubs for Geological Projects

  • 12.45 pm – 2.30 pm, Lunch Break
  • 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm, Session 2: Retrieval of Semantic Annotations

Reetta Sinkkilä, Eetu Mäkelä, Eero Hyvönen and Tomi Kauppinen. Combining Context Navigation with Semantic Autocompletion to Solve Problems in Concept Selection

Silvia Stefanova and Tore Risch. Viewing and Querying Topic Maps in terms of RDF

Fankam chimene, Stéphane Jean and Guy Pierra. Numeric reasoning in the Semantic Web

  • 4.00 pm – 4.30 pm, Coffee Break
  • 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm Session 3: Annotation and Management of Documents

Mouhamadou THIAM, nathalie pernelle and Nacéra Bennacer. Contextual and Metadata-based Approach for the Semantic Annotation of Heterogeneous Documents

Annett Mitschick, Ralf Nagel and Klaus Meißner. Semantic Metadata Instantiation and Consolidation within an Ontology-based Multimedia Document Management System

  • 5.30 pm – Closing Session

List of Accepted Papers[edit]

  • Yamine AIT AMEUR, Nabil Belaid, Mohammed Bennis, Olivier Corby, Rose Dieng-Kuntz, Jérémie Doucy, Priscille Durville, Chimène Fankam, Fabien Gandon, Alain Giboin, Patrick GIROUX, Sandrine Grataloup, Bruno GRILHERES, Florian Husson, Stéphane Jean, Joel Langlois, Phuc Hiep Luong, Laura MASTELLA, Olivier Morel, Michel Perrin, Guy Pierra, Jean-François Rainaud, Idir Ait-Sadoune, Eric Sardet, Francois Tertre and Joao Francisco Valiati. Semantic Hubs for Geological Projects
  • Mouhamadou THIAM, nathalie pernelle and Nacéra Bennacer. Contextual and Metadata-based Approach for the Semantic Annotation of Heterogeneous Documents
  • Nathalie Steinmetz, Mick Kerrigan, Holger Lausen, Martin Tanler and Adina Sirbu. Simplifying the Web Service Discovery Process
  • Annett Mitschick, Ralf Nagel and Klaus Meißner. Semantic Metadata Instantiation and Consolidation within an Ontology-based Multimedia Document Management System
  • Reetta Sinkkilä, Eetu Mäkelä, Eero Hyvönen and Tomi Kauppinen. Combining Context Navigation with Semantic Autocompletion to Solve Problems in Concept Selection
  • Silvia Stefanova and Tore Risch. Viewing and Querying Topic Maps in terms of RDF
  • Fankam chimene, Stéphane Jean and Guy Pierra. Numeric reasoning in the Semantic Web
  • Nadia yacoubi, Zoe Lacroix and Maria Esther Vidal. A Deductive system for Semantically Integrated Scientific Workflows

Submission and Proceedings[edit]

Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines of the ESWC conference. Proceedings will be published for the workshop.

Papers must not exceed 15 pages. Short papers, experimental contributions, system and demo descriptions must not exceed 8 pages.

Papers should be submitted using EasyChair.

Note that workshop attendees must also register for the main conference. So try to register both for the conference and the workshop before the ESWC2008 early registration deadline.

Organization Committee[edit]

Program Committee[edit]