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Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011)

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2011-05-29
2011-06-02
Europe/Athens

8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011)
http://www.eswc2011.org/

About ESWC 2011

The mission of the Extended Semantic Web Conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners dealing with different aspects of semantics on the Web. It is a premier international event on semantic web research and technologies, with a particular focus on collaborating with other communities and research areas, in which web semantics play an important role - within and outside ICT.

ESWC 2011 will build on the tradition of the ESWC series, and seeks to further broaden the scope through new Research Tracks on Digital Libraries, Natural Language Processing and Data-Driven Approaches. It will be an ideal venue for researchers and practitioners to present their results, learn about the latest developments in the area, and exchange ideas about new technological solutions and applications.

Call for Research Papers

The semantics of content, enriched with domain theories (ontologies), data about systems’ usage, natural language processing, and many other aspects, will enable a qualitatively new level of functionality on the Internet, or any other application environment relying thereupon. It will weave together a large network of human knowledge and make this knowledge machine-processable. Various automated services, based on reasoning with metadata and ontologies, will help the users to achieve their goals by accessing and processing information in machine-understandable form. This network of knowledge systems will ultimately lead to truly intelligent behavior, which will be employed for various complex decision-making tasks. Research on semantic technologies can benefit from ideas and cross-fertilization with many other areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Database and Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Multimedia, Distributed Systems, Social Networks, Web Engineering, and Web Science. These complementarities are reflected in the outline of the technical program of the ESWC 2011; in addition to the research and in-use tracks, we have furthermore introduced two special tracks, putting particular emphasis on inter-disciplinary research topics and areas that show the potential of exciting synergies for the future. In 2011 these special tracks focus on data-driven, inductive and probabilistic approaches to managing content and on Digital Libraries, respectively.

ESWC 2011 will present the latest results in research and applications in its field. Besides the technical program organized over twelve tracks, the conference will feature a tutorial program, system descriptions and demos, a posters exhibition, a doctoral symposium, and a number of collocated workshops. The calls for the technical program can be found below.
Important Dates

Abstract submission: December 6, 2010 (compulsory)

Full-paper submission: December 13, 2010 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)

Notification: February 21, 2011

Submission of camera-ready version of accepted papers: March 7, 2011