International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)

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ISWC 2002
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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

Poster chair
Raphael Malyankar
Arizona State University


Call For Late-Breaking Topics:
Posters Only
1st International Semantic Web Conference

The call is now closed

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.

The list of accepted papers is currently available at the conference Web site.

Call for Late-Breaking Posters

The First International Semantic Web Conference is now accepting submissions of Late-Breaking Topics/Posters.

The Late-Breaking Articles/Poster session at ISWC is an opportunity to discuss late-breaking results, ongoing research projects, and innovative work-in-progress which may not yet be ready for a full paper. Technical posters, reports on Semantic Web software systems, completed work, or work in progress are all welcome. Submissions will be evaluated for acceptability by the Poster Committee. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the Semantic Web, originality, significance, and clarity. Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference. The typical display area size for posters is expected to be 70 cm X 100 cm (approximately 28 inches X 40 inches). Further details about poster size, display materials, session, etc., will be made available later. Extended abstracts/summaries for accepted posters will be distributed to conference attendees and will also be made available on the Web. At least one author must register for the conference and attend the poster session.


Summaries or extended abstracts MUST clearly demonstrate a 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

Submission details

Submissions must consist of a camera-ready extended abstract or summary of the work to be described in the poster, not to exceed one (1) page in IJCAI two-column format. Further details about format will be made available at the ISWC Web site ( and also at

The primary means of submission will be electronic. Submissions should be in PDF or Postscript format. Papers should be submitted by email to Contact or Raphael Malyankar ( if you cannot meet these requirements, have questions, or experience problems e-mailing your submission.

All submissions must be received by April 25. Early submission is encouraged. Decisions about acceptance or rejection will be made on an ongoing basis - early submissions are expected to get early notifications. Submissions that are late or too long, or require revision, will not be considered. Submissions must be in camera-ready format; given the short time frame for acceptance, revision after submission will not be feasible.

Abstract/summary submission cutoff datesubmission deadline: April, 25th, 2002
Notification of acceptance: May 5th, 2002
Conference: June 9-12th, 2002

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