Call For Papers: International Workshop on Web Semantics and Information Processing (WebS 2012)

Call for Papers
WebS 2012

11th International Workshop on Web Semantics and Information Processing (WebS 2012)

in conjunction with DEXA 2012, 23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications

03-07 September 2012, Vienna, Austria

Dear Colleagues,

you are invited to submit your papers to the 11th International Workshop on Web Semantics and Information Processing (part of the 23rd International Workshop on  Database and Expert Systems Applications DEXA), to be held on 03-07 September 2012, Vienna, Austria.

The objective of the international workshop Web Semantics and Information Processing (WebS) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss research issues and experience in developing and deploying Semantic Web concepts, applications, and solutions being an international forum for the presentation of both theoretical and applicative results.

This year’s WebS builds on this tradition of facilitating cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, experience and potential research directions. WebS 2012 seeks to introduce innovative methods, algorithms, and solutions to challenging problems in Semantic Web and Information Processing research and development initiatives.

Submissions presenting current research work on both theoretical and practical aspects of Semantic Web application experiences in information processing are encouraged. Particularly, we strongly welcome submissions dealing with information extraction and natural language processing

The relevant topics include the following (but are not limited to):

Semantic Web and Ontologies
* Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
* Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
* Ontology learning and metadata generation
* Ontology evaluation (guidelines)

Semantic Web and Information Integration
* Interoperability and data integration through semantic technology
* Search, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
* Semantic and context awareness
* Semantic Web supporting business processes
* Semantic Web for e-sciences
* Semantic Web for e-business

Semantic Web and Information Quality
* Reliability of ontologies
* Ontology evaluation and reliability measurement
* Ontological metrics
* Ontology comparison
* Ontology reuse methodologies and methods

Semantic Web and Information Extraction / Natural Language Processing
* Structured data extraction from unstructured and semi-structured web text
* Sentiment and opinion analysis
* Analysis of user-generated context
* Text summarization, topic identification, metadata extraction
* Semantic Web content creation, annotation and extraction

Semantic Web and Knowledge Management
* Knowledge management and sharing
* Text mining on the web, Semantic Web mining in general
* Clustering, classification and other (data mining) techniques for knowledge management
* Personalization for knowledge management
* Semantic Web inference schemes
* Semantic Web data querying and reasoning

Semantic Web and its Applications
* Database technologies for the Semantic Web
* Intelligent user interfaces
* Dynamic ontology generation and adaptation
* Languages, tools and methodologies for semantic annotations of web data
* Applications on mobile devices
* Enhanced accessibility and multimodal interfaces
* Reasoning

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and application papers that are not
being considered in another forum.
Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages (IEEE Proceeding style) including figures and
references. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare
your papers. Authors of accepted papers are requested to sign the IEEE copyright form. The author
guidelines can be found at IEEE Conference Publishing Services – Proceedings Author Forms.

Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF, postscript, or word format) is required and will be
handled via the workshop Web site For any questions
please contact

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper.
Papers accepted for presentation will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of
the DEXA 2012 workshops.
Authors are requested to send their paper(s) to be received by March 02, 2012.

All submissions will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and technical soundness.
Each paper will be refereed by at least three researchers in the topical area.

Paper submission: March 16, 2012 (Final Deadline)
Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2012
Webs 2012 Workshop: 03-07 September 2012

Christina Feilmayr (FAW, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)
Wolfram Wöß (FAW, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)

José Francisco Aldana Montes, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Mario Arrigoni Neri, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Adrian Benjamin, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany
Jorge Bernardino, ISEC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Alessio Bosca, CELI s.r.l, Turino, Italy
Radek Burget, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Barbara Catania, DISI, University of Genoa, Italy
Bin Chen, Indiana University, USA
Sunil Choenni, Rotterdam University & Ministry of Justice, Research & Documentation Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands
Brian Davis, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Galway, Ireland
Valeria De Antonellis, Dipartimento di Elettronica per l’Automazione, Brescia, Italy
Cláudio De Souza Baptista, DSC, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Steven A. Demurjian, University of Connecticut, USA
Ian J Dickinson, Epimorphics Ltd, Bristol, UK
Nickolas J. G. Falkner, School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Australia
Bernadette Farias Lóscio, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Christina Feilmayr, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Ling Feng, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Alfio Ferrara, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
Stephan Grimm, Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany
Abdelkader Hameurlain, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Carmem Satie Hara, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Bernhard Haslhofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Eva Maria Hauth, Hagenberg Software GmbH, Hagenberg, Austria
Stijn Heymans, SemanticBits, Herndon, USA
Hiroyuki Kawano, Kyoto University, Japan
Ralf Klischewski, Faculty of Management Technology, German University in Cairo, Egypt
In-Young Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
Ora Lassila, Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, USA
Michele Melchiori, Dept. of Information Engineering (DII), University of Brescia, Italy
Michele Missikoff, Institute of Systems Analysis and Computer Science (IASI), Italy
Ismael Navas Delgado, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Heiko Paulheim, Knowledge Engineering Group, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Achille Peternier, Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Detlef Plump, University of York, UK
Niko Popitsch, University of Vienna, Austria
Isidoro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Nicolas Sabouret, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6, Paris, France
Simon Scerri, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland
Bernhard Schandl, Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, University of Vienna, Austria
Ansgar Scherp, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Ulrich Schiel, DSC, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Elena Simperl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Claus Stadler, University of Leipzig, Germany
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Riccardo Torlone, Università Roma Tre, Italy
Alexander Ulanov, Hewlett-Packard Labs Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia
Kim Viljanen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Albert Weichselbraun, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
Werner Winiwarter, University of Vienna, Austria
Wolfram Wöß, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

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