7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Heraklion 2010
The mission of the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2010) is to bring together researchers and practioners dealing with different aspects of semantics on the Web. ESWC2010 builds on the success of the former European Semantic Web Conference series, but seeks to extend its focus by engaging with other communities within and outside ICT, in which semantics can play an important role. At the same time, ESWC2010 is a truly international conference.
Semantics of web content, enriched with domain theories (ontologies), data about web usage, natural language processing, etc. will enable a web that provides a qualitatively new level of functionality. It will weave together a large network of human knowledge and make this knowledge machine-processable. Various automated services, based on reasoning with metadata and ontologies, 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 complex decision-making tasks. Research about web semantics can benefit from ideas and cross-fertilization with many other areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Database and Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Multimedia, Distributed Systems, Social Networks, Web Engineering, and Web Science.
ESWC2010 will present the latest results in research and applications in its field. The research program will be organised in targeted tracks. In addition, the conference will feature a tutorial program, system descriptions and demos, a posters track, a Ph.D. symposium and a number of collocated workshops. The calls for these events are separate and can be found on the conference Web site (http://www.eswc2010.org/).
LarKC 2010: 3rd Early Adopters Tutorial
The aim of this tutorial is to enable participants to the get access to early research results and technologies from the LarKC project. Having completed this tutorial participants will have the basic skills required to develop their own plug-ins for the LarKC platform and run their own experiments on the LarKC platform. The tutorial will be conducted as a full day event, with presentations from experts on the LarKC platform and a series of hands-on exercises designed to introduce the participants to the different aspects of the LarKC platform.
SBPM 2010: 5th International Workshop on Semantic Business Process Management
Ontology-based semantics have shown, as documented in four previous iterations of the SBPM workshop, a high degree of automation in the management of the business process space of single enterprises and whole value chains. A key source of problems in the 'pre-semantic' BPM domain is in the representational heterogeneities between the various perspectives and the various stages in the life-cycles of business processes. Typical examples are incompatible representations of the managerial vs. the IT perspective, or the gap between normative modeling for compliance purposes and process execution log data. As early as in the 1990s, researchers evaluated the potential of using ontologies for improving business process management in the context of the TOVE project. In the last five years there has been a renewed and growing interest in exploiting ontologies, of varying expressivity and focus, for advancing the state of the art in business process management, in particular in ERP-centric IT landscapes. The term "Semantic Business Process Management" has been suggested for the described branch of research in an early 2005 paper, which is now frequently cited as the first description of the overall vision. In this workshop, we want to bring together experts from the relevant communities and help reach agreement on a roadmap for SBPM research. We aim at bundling experiences and prototypes from the successful application of Semantic Web technology to BPM in various industries, like automotive, engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical, and services domains. Additionally we encourage visionary papers regarding the future of semantics for BPM In particular we welcome approaches and implementations that build on Future Internet technologies, especially related to the Internet of Services and the Internet of Things.
IRMLeS 2010: 2nd ESWC Workshop on Inductive Reasoning and Machine Learning for the Semantic Web
Large amounts of data increasingly becoming available and described using real-life ontologies represented in Semantic Web languages, recently opened up the possibility for interesting real-world data mining applications on the Semantic Web. However, exploiting this global resource of data requires new kinds of approaches for data mining and data analysis that would be able to deal at the same time with its scale and with the complexity, expressiveness, and heterogeneity of the representation languages, leverage on availability of ontologies and explicit semantics of the resources, and account for novel assumptions (e.g., “open world”) that underlie reasoning services within the Semantic Web.
The workshop tried to address the above issues, in particular focusing on the problems of how machine learning techniques, such as statistical learning methods and inductive forms of reasoning, can work directly on the richly structured Semantic Web data and exploit the Semantic Web technologies, what is the value added of machine learning methods for the Semantic Web, and what are the challenges for developers of machine learning techniques for the Semantic Web data, for example in the area of ontology mining.
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