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About the Conference

The 3rd Annual European Semantic Web Conference will be held in Budva, Montenegro from the 11th - 14th June, 2006. It will present the latest results in research and application in Semantic Web technologies (including knowledge markup languages, Semantic Web services, ontology management and more).

ESWC 2006 will also feature a special industry-oriented event providing European industry with an opportunity to become even more familiar with these technologies. It will offer a tutorial program, focusing on the latest in Semantic Web technologies.

ESWC 2006 is co-located with a meeting of the Knowledge Web network of excellence . Workshops and meetings of other European Commission 6th Framework Programme projects involved in the Semantic Web and Semantic Web technologies will be able to showcase their developments. ESWC 2006 is sponsored by ESSI (formerly SDK), a group of four European Commission 6th Framework Programme projects known as SEKT, DIP, Knowledge Web and ASG. Collectively these projects aim to improve world-wide research and standardisation in the areas of the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Systems.

ESWC2006 Proceedings - LNCS 4011
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Invited Speakers:


Speakers:   Title:
Frank van Harmelen
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Where does it break?
Why the Semantic Web is not just "research as usual"
Eduard Hovy
Information Sciences Institute
University of Southern California
  Toward large-scale shallow semantics for higher-quality NLP
Anthony Jameson
DFKI and International University in Germany
  Usability and the Semantic Web

Important Dates
  Deadline:   28, November, 2005
  Notification:   15, February, 2006
  Camera-Ready:   24, March, 2006
  Tutorials / Workshops:
  Deadline:   28, November, 2005
  Notification:   19, December, 2005
  Posters / Demos:
  Proposals:   1, March, 2006
  Notification:   7, April, 2006
  Camera-Ready:   2, May, 2006

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Conference Topics of Interest and Area Keywords
Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):
  • Ontology Management (e.g. creation, evolution, evaluation)
  • Ontology Alignment (e.g. mapping, matching, merging, mediation and reconciliation)
  • Ontology Learning and Metadata Generation (including e.g. HLT and ML approaches)
  • Multimedia and Semantic Web
  • Semantic Annotation of Data
  • Semantic Web Trust, Privacy, Security and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Semantic Web Rules and Query Languages
  • Reasoning on the Web (e.g. scalability, fuzziness, distribution)
  • Searching, Querying, Visualizing, Navigating and Browsing the Semantic Web
  • Personalization and User Modelling
  • User Interfaces and Semantic Web
  • Semantic Grid and Middleware
  • Semantic Web Services (e.g. description, discovery, invocation, composition)
  • Semantic Web-based Knowledge Management (e.g. Semantic Desktop, Knowledge Portals)
  • Semantic Web for e-Business, e-Culture, e-Government, e-Health, e-Learning, e-Science
  • Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
  • Data Semantics and Web Semantics
  • Semantic Interoperability
  • Semantic Web Mining
We particularly welcome application papers which clearly show benefits of Semantic Web technologies in practical settings.