International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)

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ISWC 2002
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 [ Network inference ]
 [ OnToKnowledge ]
 [ iBrow ]

 [ Ontoprise ]
 [ INTAP ]
 [ France Telecom R&D ]
 [ WonderWeb ]

 [ CognIT ]
 [ Sandpiper ]
 [ Nokia ]

General Chair
James Hendler
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742, USA
Program Chair
Ian Horrocks
Department of Computer Science
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL, ENGLAND UK
Organisation chair
Michele Missikoff
Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica - CNR
Viale Manzoni, 30
00185 Roma - Italy

Program Committee

The Following people have accepted to participate in the programme committee:


Call for papers
1st International Semantic Web Conference

Submission is now over

June 9-12th, 2002

Sardinia, Italia

OntoWeb supported in part by the OntoWeb network

in cooperation with the
DARPA Program

ISWC will be a major international forum at which research on all aspects of the Semantic Web is presented. ISWC 2002 follows on from the success of the first Semantic Web Working Symposium (SWWS), which was held in Stanford in July, 2001. ISWC 2002 will take place on the beautiful Mediteranian island of Sardinia, Italy, 9th-12th June, 2002, immediately preceding the OntoWeb workshop. I will begin by a tutorial day on Sunday 9th.

ISWC 2002 invites submissions related to all aspects of the Semantic Web. Both technical and survey/overview papers are solicited, as well as descriptions of working Semantic Web systems, position statements and reports on work in progress.

Suggested topics

Papers MUST clearly demonstrate relevance to the Semantic Web. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Agents
  • Applications
  • Bootstrapping, growth and economic models
  • Database technologies
  • Data/Information/Knowledge integration, mediation and storage
  • Digital libraries, publishing, and e-Books
  • e-business and large-scale knowledge management
  • e-learning
  • e-science and the Grid
  • Knowledge portals
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Languages and infrastructure
  • Metadata (including metadata generation and authoring)
  • Mobile, situated and diffuse computing
  • Multimedia data
  • Natural language
  • Ontologies
  • Ontology learning
  • Scalability
  • Searching and querying
  • Services, including description, discovery and interoperation
  • Socio-cultural and collaborative aspects
  • Technological requirements
  • Trust and meaning
  • User interfaces
  • Visualisation and modelling
  • Web mining

Paper submission

The conference will include contributed papers, system presentations, and invited lectures. There are three categories of submissions:

A. Research papers.
Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in Springer's LNCS format. They should describe original research (practical or theoretical), or provide a survey/overview of an area of research that is contributing to the realisation of the Semantic Web. Note that full length (15 pages) system/application papers are welcome in this category.
B. Short system descriptions.
Papers should not exceed five (5) pages in Springer's LNCS format. They should describe an implemented tool or service that contributes to the realisation of the Semantic Web.
C. Position papers and reports on work in progress.
Papers should not exceed five (5) pages in Springer's LNCS format. They should consist of a brief statement of the author's position on some aspect of Semantic Web research, or describe work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention.

Papers of category (A) and (B) must be original and not submitted concurrently for publication to a journal or to another conference. In the case of doubts on this point please contact the program chair.

Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNCS series, both in book form and electronically. The proceedings will be available at the conference.

Submission details

All submissions must be received by February 15th, 2002. Submissions that are late or too long or require substantial revision will not be considered.

Details of the submission format can be found at

The primary means of submission will be electronic. Papers must be uploaded from the Submission form Authors without internet access should contact the program chair in order to make alternative arrangements.

AUTHORS OF ACCEPTED PAPERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO MARKUP THE ABSTRACT OF THEIR SUBMISSION (help will be provided for this task) for the (Semantic) Web. Details will be provided on this web page.

Paper submission deadline: February 15th, 2002
Notification of acceptance: March 11th, 2002
Camera (Web)-ready copy: April 1st, 2002
Conference: June 9-12th, 2002

Resources related to ISWC this site SWWS-1 Sardinia Ontoweb thematic network DAML Springer LNCS author instructions Textual version of the first call for papers and tutorials
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