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The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today's web via the exploitation of machine-processable meta data. The explicit representation of the semantics of data, enriched with domain theories (Ontologies), will enable a web that provides a qualitatively new level of service. It will weave together a large network of human knowledge and makes this knowledge machine-processable. Various automated services 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 systems, which will be employed for various specialized reasoning subsystems to accomplish complex tasks. Many technologies and methodologies are being developed within Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Databases, Multimedia Systems, Distributed Systems, Software Engineering and Information Systems that can contribute towards the realization of this vision.

The 4th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2007) will present the latest results in research and application of Semantic Web technologies, including knowledge mark-up languages, Semantic Web services, and ontology management. ESWC 2007 will also feature a special industry-oriented event, a forum for gaining a better understanding of these new technologies and their business aspects. The conference will offer a tutorial program to get up to speed with European and global developments in this exciting new area.

ESWC 2007 is sponsored by ESSI - a group of European Commission 6th Framework Programme projects. Together these projects aim to improve world-wide research and standardisation in the area of the Semantic Web. For more information on ESSI, please visit


ESWC 2007 welcomes the submission of excellent original research and application papers dealing with all aspects of the Semantic Web, particularly those related to the subject areas indicated by the topics below. We particularly encourage the submission of papers on industrial efforts and experiences with Semantic Web projects. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and applications papers.

The proceedings of this conference will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing for ESWC 2007 will be electronic, via the Submissions Web site: Papers, due 15 December, 2006, should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in Springer LNCS format.

Papers may be accepted as (i) full papers, or as (ii) short papers with poster presentation.

Abstract Submission:   December 8, 2006
Full Paper Submission [extended]:   December 18, 2006
Notification:   February 26, 2007
Camera Ready:   March 16, 2007
Conference:   June 3-7, 2007

Conference Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):
  • Ontology Management (creation, evolution, evaluation, etc.)
  • Ontology Alignment (mapping, matching, merging, mediation and reconciliation)
  • Ontology Learning and Metadata Generation (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
  • Logics for the Semantic Web
  • Reasoning on the Semantic Web
  • Behavior in the Semantic Web
  • 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 (description, discovery, invocation, composition, choreography, etc.)
  • 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 Workflows
  • Semantic Web Mining
We particularly welcome application papers which clearly show benefits of Semantic Web technologies in practical settings.

Programme Committee

Karl Aberer (EPFL, Switzerland)
Jose Julio Alferes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Jürgen Angele (Ontoprise, Germany)
Grigoris Antoniou (FORTH, Greece)
Alessandro Artale (University of Bolzano, Italy)
Franz Baader (TU Dresden, Germany)
Chitta Baral (Arizona State University, USA)
Cristina Baroglio (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Catriel Beeri (Hebrew University, Israel)
Sonia Bergamaschi (University of Modena, Italy)
Abraham Bernstein (University of Zurich)
Leopoldo Bertossi (Carleton University, Canada)
Harold Boley (NRC Canada)
Piero A. Bonatti (Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy)
Alex Borgida (Rutgers University, USA)
Jeen Broekstra (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Jos de Bruijn (DERI Innsbruck)
Francois Bry (LMU Muenchen, Germany)
Andrea Cali (University of Bolzano, Italy)
Silvana Castano (University of Milano, Italy)
Isabel Cruz (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Bernardo Cuenca Grau (University of Manchester, UK)
John Davies (BT, UK)
Stefan Decker (National University of Ireland at Galway, Ireland)
Joerg Diederich (L3S Hannover, Germany)
Wlodek Drabent (IPI PAN, Warsaw, Poland, and Linkoping University, Sweden)
Thomas Eiter (TU Wien, Austria)
Jerome Euzenat (INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France)
Norbert Fuchs (Universitaet Zuerich, Switzerland)
Fabien Gandon(INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France)
Aldo Gangemi (ISTC-NNR, Italy)
Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento, Italy)
Carole Goble (University of Manchester, UK)
Asuncion Gomez-Perez (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, ES)
Guido Governatori (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Marko Grobelnik (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Volker Haarslev (Concordia University, CA)
Manfred Hauswirth (DERI and National University of Ireland at Galway, Ireland)
Jeff Heflin (Lehigh University, USA)
Nicola Henze (University of Hannover, Germany)
Martin Hepp (University of Innsbruck and DERI, Austria)
Stijn Heymans (University of Innsbruck and DERI, Austria)
Pascal Hitzler (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Ralph Hodgson (Top Quadrant, Inc., USA)
Ian Horrocks (University of Manchester, UK)
Andreas Hotho (University of Kassel, Germany)
Carlos Hurtado (University of Chile, Chile)
Mustafa Jarrar (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Subbarao Kambhampati (Arizona State University, USA)
Atanas Kiryakov (Sirma AI, Bulgaria)
Ruediger Klein (TU Berlin, Germany)
Matthias Klusch (DFKI Saarbrucken, Germany)
Mieczyslaw M. Kokar (Northeastern University, USA)
Manolis Koubarakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
Ruben Lara (Tecnologia, Informacion y Finanzas, Spain)
Ora Lassila (Nokia, US)
Georg Lausen (Freiburg University, Germany)
Alain Leger (France Telecom, France)
Nicola Leone (University of Calabria, Italy)
Francesca Alessandra Lisi (Universita di Bari)
Alexander Loeser (IBM Almaden, USA)
Bertram Ludaescher (UC Davis, USA)
Jan Maluszynski (Linköping University, Sweden)
Massimo Marchiori (University of Padova, Italy)
David Martin (SRI, USA)
Ralf Möller (TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
Boris Motik (University of Manchester, UK)
Saikat Mukherjee (Siemens, USA)
John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Canada)
Natasha Noy (Stanford Univ., USA)
Daniel Olmedilla (L3S Hannover, Germany)
Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Bijan Parsia (University of Manchester, UK)
Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Terry Payne (University of Southampton, UK)
Sofia Pinto (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Axel Polleres (DERI Galway, National University of Ireland, Galway)
Chris Preist (HP Labs Bristol, UK)
I.V. Ramakrishnan (Stony Brook University, USA)
Riccardo Rosati (Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)
Marie-Christine Rousset (LSR-IMAG Grenoble, France)
Marta Sabou (Open University, UK)
Kai-Uwe Sattler (Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany)
Ulrike Sattler (University of Manchester, UK)
Sebastian Schaffert (Salzburg Research, Austria)
Stefan Schlobach (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Luciano Serafini (IRST-ITC, Italy)
Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton, UK)
Munindar P. Singh (North Carolina State University, USA)
Michael Sintek (DFKI Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Umberto Straccia (ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy)
York Sure (Karlsruhe University, Germany)
Vojtech Svatek (University of Economics at Prague, Czech Republic)
Terrance Swift (MD Logic, USA)
Valentina Tamma (University of Liverpool, UK)
Hideaki Takeda (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Herman ter Horst (Philips Research, The Netherlands)
Sergio Tessaris (Free University Bozen, Italy)
Bernhard Thalheim (Universität Kiel, Germany)
Paolo Traverso (ITC/IRST, Italy)
Raphael Troncy (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Netherlands)
Gerd Wagner (Technical University Cottbus, Germany)
Michael Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, UK)
Guizhen Yang (SRI, USA)

General Chair

Enrico Franconi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy),

Program Chairs

Michael Kifer (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA),

Wolfgang May (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany),


03 - 07 June | 2007 | Innsbruck | Austria