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Semantic Web in Use

In-Use: Architecture

Tuesday: 11:00 - 12:30

Chair: Marta Sabou

11:00 - 11:30


Aditya Kalyanpur, J. William Murdock, James Fan and Christopher Welty. Leveraging Community-built Knowledge for Type Coercion in Question Answering

11:30 - 12:00

Pavan Kapanipathi, Julia Anaya, Amit Sheth, Brett Slatkin and Alexandre Passant. Privacy-Aware and Scalable Content Dissemination in Distributed Social Networks

12:00 - 12:30

Matthias Hert, Giacomo Ghezzi, Michael Würsch and Harald Gall. How to "Make a Bridge to the New Town" using OntoAccess

In-Use: Ontologies and Linked Data

Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00

Chair: Mike Dean

14:00 - 14:30

Christian Seitz and René Schönfelder. Rule-based OWL Reasoning for specific Embedded Devices

14:30 - 15:00

Peter Haglich, Robert Grimshaw, Steven Wilder, Marian Nodine and Bryan Lyles. Cyber Scientific Test Language

15:00 - 15:30

Xing Niu, Xinruo Sun, Haofen Wang, Shu Rong, Guilin Qi and Yong Yu. Zhishi.me - Weaving Chinese Linking Open Data

15:30 - 16:00

Miriam Fernandez, Mathieu d’Aquin and Enrico Motta. Linking Data Across Universities: an integrated video lectures dataset

In-Use: Environmental Data

Wednesday: 16:30 - 18:00

Chair: Oscar Corcho

16:30 - 17:00

Yolanda Gil, Pedro Szekely, Sandra Villamizar, Thomas Harmon, Varun Ratnakar, Shubham Gupta, Maria Muslea, Fabio Silva and Craig Knoblock. Mind Your Metadata: Exploiting Semantics for Configuration, Adaptation, and Provenance in Scientific Workflows

17:00 - 17:30

Veli Bicer, Thanh Tran, Andreas Abecker and Radoslav Nedkov. KOIOS: Utilizing Semantic Search for Easy-Access and Visualization of Structured Environmental Data

17:30 - 18:00

Ping Wang, Jin Guang Zheng, Linyun Fu, Evan Patton, Timothy Lebo, Li Ding, Qing Liu, Joanne Luciano and Deborah L. McGuinness. A Semantic Portal for Next Generation Monitoring Systems

In-Use: Content Management

Thursday: 10:30 - 12:30

Chair: Ivan Herman

10:30 - 11:00

Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Norman Heino, Klaus Lyko, René Speck and Martin Kaltenböck. SCMS - Semantifying Content Management Systems

11:00 - 11:30

Tudor Groza, Andreas Zankl, Yuan-Fang Li and Jane Hunter. Using Semantic Web Technologies to Build a Community-driven Knowledge Curation Platform for the Skeletal Dysplasia Domain

11:30 - 12:00

Rinke Hoekstra. The MetaLex Document Server - Legal Documents as Versioned Linked Data

12:00 - 12:30

Laura Dragan, Renaud Delbru, Tudor Groza, Siegfried Handschuh and Stefan Decker. Linking Semantic Desktop Data to the Web of Data

In-Use: Applications

Thursday: 14:00 - 15:30

Chair: Tudor Groza

14:00 - 14:30

Cristiano Casagni, Chiara Di Francescomarino, Mauro Dragoni, Licia Fiorentini, Luca Franci, Matteo Gerosa, Chiara Ghidini, Federica Rizzoli, Marco Rospocher, Anna Rovella, Luciano Serafini, Stefania Sparaco and Alessandro Tabarroni. Wiki-based conceptual modeling: an experience with the Public Administration

14:30 - 15:00

Jaakko Salonen, Ossi Nykänen, Pekka Ranta, Juha Nurmi, Matti Helminen, Markus Rokala, Tuija Palonen, Vänni Alarotu, Kari Koskinen and Seppo Pohjolainen. An Implementation of a Semantic, Web-Based Virtual Machine Laboratory Prototyping Environment

15:00 - 15:30

Eetu Mäkelä, Kaisa Hypén and Eero Hyvönen. BookSampo - Lessons Learned in Creating a Semantic Portal for Fiction Literature

Call for Papers

Semantic technologies continue to make the transition from research labs into mainstream adoption. The In-Use track at ISWC 2011 provides a forum for the community to explore the benefits and challenges of applying semantic technology in real-life applications and contexts, such as industry, science, society, or government.

Submissions to the ISWC In-Use track may employ scientific methods (qualitative and/or quantitative) to understand in greater detail the deployment of semantic technologies (online or offline), or present novel practical approaches that are relevant to the deployment of semantics but may not otherwise gain an outlet in the ISWC series.  Papers will be evaluated on how the use of semantic technologies impacts and provides utility to a distributed base of users.

Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Program Committee

  • Sofia Angeletou, KMi, The Open University, UK
  • Anupriya Ankolekar, HP, USA
  • Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Christian Bizer, FU Berlin, Germany
  • Ivan Cantador, Univeridad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Gianluca Correndo, University of Southampton, UK
  • Mike Dean, BBN, MI, USA
  • Salman Elahi, KMi, The Open University, UK
  • Lee Feigenbaum, Cambridge Semantics, MA, USA
  • Nicholas Gibbins, University of Southampton, UK
  • John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey, UK
  • Mark Greaves, Vulcan Inc, USA
  • Tudor Groza, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Michael Hausenblas, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Manfred Hauswirth, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Tom Heath, Talis, UK
  • Ivan Herman, W3C
  • Pascal Hitzler, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
  • Bo Hu, SAP Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • David Huynh, Google, USA
  • Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Matthias Klusch, DFKI, Germany
  • Jens Lehmann, Leipzig University, Germany
  • Libby Miller, BBC UK
  • Knud Möller, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Lyndon Nixon, STI International, Austria
  • Daniel Olmedilla, Telefonica R&D, Spain
  • Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Massimo Paolucci, DOCOMO, Germany
  • Alexandre Passant, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Carlos Pedrinaci, KMi, The Open University, UK
  • H. Sofia Pinto, INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Axel Polleres, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Yves Raimond, BBC, UK
  • Matthew Rowe, KMi, The Open University, UK
  • Marta Sabou, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
  • Manuel Salvadores, Stanford University, USA
  • Milan Stankovic, Hypios, France
  • Nenad Stojanovic, FZI, Germany
  • Martin Szomszor, City University, UK
  • Edward Thomas, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, USA
  • Mischa Tuffield, Garlik, UK
  • Giovanni Tummarello, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Denny Vrandecic  AIFB Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Holger Wache, FHNW, Switzerland
  • Shenghui Wang, Vrije University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Fouad Zablith, KMi, The Open University, UK