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4th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2007)
3-7 June 2007
Innsbruck, Austria

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. More details can be found on the ESWC 2007 homepage.

In addition to the regular research and workshop programme, ESWC 2007 invites tutorials on relevant topics of interest. A tutorial should present the state of the art of a semantic web area enabling attendees to fully appreciate the current issues, main schools of thought and possible application areas. Proposals for tutorials are welcome for the ESWC 2007 topics of interest (see bottom); tutorial proposals are requested to follow the submission process defined below.

Tutorial Proposals

ESWC 2007 tutorials may be either for a full day or for a half day. Unless there is a clear rationale we will give preference to half day tutorials over full day tutorials.

Tutorials proposed for the ESWC 2007 should cover one topic in appropriate depth (see ESWC 2007 topics below), and present this in a appropriate manner which enables attendees to fully comprehend and apply emerging Semantic Web technologies. Although tutorials may focus entirely on theoretical aspects, we strongly encourage hands-on sessions where appropriate.

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages in DIN A4 format and should contain the following information:
  • abstract (200 words maximum; to be published on the ESWC 2007 website)
  • tutorial description (aims, content, presentation style, technical requirements)
  • relevance of the tutorial to ESWC 2007
  • outline of the tutorial content and schedule
  • information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation)
Tutorial proposals are to be submitted to Joerg Diederich, email: diederich at l3s dot de

Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed by the ESWC 2007 organizing committee with respect to the relevance of the topic, the content, and the presentation style.

Important Dates

Tutorial Submission s Due:   January 10, 2007
Tutorial Acceptance :   January 18, 2007
Tutorial Hands Out Due:   March 31, 2007
Camera-Ready Proceedings:   May 14 , 2007
Tutorial Presentation Data :   June 3, 2007

For accepted tutorials, the presenters will need to submit the material for hand-outs (the slide sets and / or additional information; software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions) to the organization committee for preprinting and placement on the ESWC 2007 website.

For each accepted tutorial, we offer one discount of 180 EUR on the registration fee for ESWC 2007 (50% of the Early-Bird registration fee).

Conference Topics of Interest and Area Keywords

Topics of interest for tutorials include, but are not limited to the following:
  • 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
Tutorial Chair

Joerg Diederich (L3S Research Center), diederich at l3s dot de,


03 - 07 June | 2007 | Innsbruck | Austria