Semantic Web Workshop

 
 
Programme
 
 

 

 


Programme

From To Activity Speaker or Moderator Detail

08:30

08:35

Welcome

The Organizers

Explain the point of the exercise. This is a workshop aiming to uncover common participant interests and working group formation; it is not meant to be a mini-conference, especially not one where speakers talk about their work in isolation and leave without any fallout or follow-up.

08:35

09:20

Invited Talk

Rakesh Agrawal

Making Semantic Web Real: Some Building Blocks (Slides: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)

09:20

10:00

Discussion

Martin Frank

Killer SW end-user apps in 1-3 year horizon (and maybe how they use existing research from other fields). Idea is to come up with a list of particular applications that people have an interest in and could work on together after the workshop, such as e.g SW-based calendaring, and those people would get together at the 1030 birds session to start such a joint effort

10:00

10:30

Working Break

 

Birds-of-a-feather suggestion and sign-up sheets during break.

10:30

11:20

Birds of a Feather

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Groups get together per the sign-ups. Whoever suggested the topic is responsibile for making a list of participant names plus record highlights and potential outcomes from what was discussed.

11:20

12:00

Poster Teaser Madness

Authors

Every application paper and research paper category acceptee gets to highlight their upcoming poster. Handful of minutes per speaker, minimum of 1 slide, limit of 3 slides, must be on plain old plastic overhead transparencies, no one is allowed to hook up a laptop.

12:00

13:30

Working Lunch

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Birds-of-a-feather groups can go to lunch together if they wish.

13:30

02:15

Invited Talk

Mike Uschold

Creating Semantically Integrated Communities on the World Wide Web (Abstract, Paper in PDF; Slides in PDF)

02:15

03:00

Poster Session

Authors

Every poster shall consist of a minimum of 5 black-and-white 11/8.5 inch standard paper printouts, color and bigger poster boards welcome of course, and laptop-based software demos are strongly encouraged. Participants are handed an evaluation sheet to rank the best three posters they saw.

03:00

03:30

Working Break

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Poster session continues.

03:30

04:00

Poster Session

Authors

Poster session continues.

04:00

04:30

Presentation

Stuart E. Middleton, Harith Alani, Nigel R. Shadbolt, David C. De Roure

Exploiting Synergy Between Ontologies and Recommender Systems (Slides in PPT; Paper)

04:30

04:40

Birds of a Feather Outbriefs

BOF presenters

Leader of each session has a minute or two to summarize what was discussed and of possible efforts continuing after the workshop. Stand up and talk; no laptop hookups; maybe one hand-written transparency.

04:40

04:55

Discussion

Organizers

Multiple possible topics, including but not limited to "Is it worth it to have this Semantic Web workshop now that there is a main conference Semantic Web track? If so, should it be any different from what we just went through?". Also possible is a, "Semantic Web - what's it to you?" or a "Semantic Web - hype versus reality" type discussion.

04:55

05:00

Goodbye

Organizers

Presentation of "audience best paper award" based on the handed-in poster rankings. Parting words of wisdom.

 

Proceedings

Research Papers

   

Lule Ahmedi, Georg Lausen

Ontology-Based Querying of Linked XML Documents

John Davies, Alistair Duke, Audrius Stonkus

OntoShare: Using Ontologies for Knowledge Sharing

Martin Frank, Pedro Szekely, Robert Neches, Baoshi Yan, Juan Lopez

WebScripter: World-Wide Grass-roots OntologyTranslation via Implicit End-User Alignment

Stefan Haustein, Jörg Pleumann

Easing Participation in the Semantic Web

Erica Melis, Jochen Büdenbender, Georgi Goguadze, Paul Libbrecht, Carsten Ullrich

Semantics for Web-Based Mathematical Education Systems

Stuart E. Middleton, Harith Alani, Nigel R. Shadbolt, David C. De Roure

Exploiting Synergy Between Ontologies and Recommender Systems

Wolfgang Nejdl, Boris Wolf, Steffen Staab, Julien Tane

EDUTELLA: Searching and Annotating Resourceswithin an RDF-based P2P Network

Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Lynda Hardman

Smart Style on the Semantic Web

John R. Punin, M. S. Krishnamoorthy

Semantics of Links and Document Structure Discovery

David Huynh, David Karger, Dennis Quan

Haystack: A Platform for Creating, Organizing and Visualizing Information Using RDF

 

Position Papers    

Peter Baumgartner, Ulrich Furbach

Model-Based Deduction for Knowledge Representation

Jean Caussanel, Jean-Pierre Cahier, Manuel Zacklad, Jean Charlet

Cognitive Interactions in the Semantic Web

Tanya Gupta, Abir Qasem

Reduction of price dispersion through Semantic E-commerce

Hong-Gee Kim

Pragmatics of the Semantic Web

Anya Kim, Lance J. Hoffman, C. Dianne Martin

Building Privacy into the Semantic Web: An Ontology Needed Now

Andy Seaborne

An RDF NetAPI

Hiroshi Tsuda

Web Link-Analysis for Automated Hot Web Directory

Kim H. Veltman

Challenges for a Semantic Web

Claudia Wanderley
The Theoretical Procedures on Linguistics to build an e-service for research results spread

 

Mike Uschold and Michael Gruninger
Creating Semantically Integrated Communities on the World Wide Web

Abstract
In this paper, we address the question: How can we create a network of semantically integrated communities on the World Wide Web? We first clarify some confusion about what "semantics" means and introduce a semantic continuum ranging from the kind of semantics that exist on the Web today to a rich semantic infrastructure on the Semantic Web of the future. We clarify what is meant by "semantic integration" introducing and defining a "gold standard" whereby two agents that have never met before can successfully exchange information. We acknowledge that this gold standard will only be reachable in limited circumstances, and that a variety of approaches will be needed to achieve successful agent interaction in practical situations on the semantic Web. Towards this end, we introduce several architectures for achieving semantic integration. Each are defined and compared on the basis of how the following questions are answered. Who and when are semantic mappings created between agent ontologies? Is the architecture point to point between each agents, or mediated through another
ontology? What is the nature of agreements among the agents? We conclude by making some predictions and reccomendations on how the semantic Web will evolve in the coming years.