2005 Workshop Summaries
- Ontologies in P2P Communities
- Scripting for the Semantic Web
- Multimedia and the Semantic Web
- End User Aspects of the Semantic Web
6 Project Collaboration for the Future Semantic Web
"Ontologies in P2P Communities"
Recently, a lot of research
has been aimed combining the benefits of Semantic Web and P2P technologies.
Ontologies are a vital part of the Semantic Web vision, providing
machine-understandable, shared conceptualizations of the respective
domains of interest within communities, while Peer-to-peer (P2P)
systems are a means for communities to establish communication among
their members. In contrast to most existing P2P implementations,
ontology-based P2P systems will open up new possibilities with richer,
potentially more useful descriptions of peers, services, and shared
artifacts. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers
and practitioners from the P2P, Semantic Web, and Knowledge Management
fields to present work done at the intersection of these areas.
"Scripting for the Semantic Web"
Large parts of the current
ASP, JSP, ActionScript and ColdFusion. These languages are the tools
of a generation of web programmers and it is likely that they will
also play a crucial role in the Semantic Web gaining critical mass.
The goal of the 'Scripting for the Semantic Web' workshop is to
give an overview of the current support for Semantic Web technologies
within scripting languages, to showcase innovative Semantic Web
applications relying on these languages.
"Multimedia and the Semantic Web"
This one day workshop
on Multimedia and the Semantic Web aims to bring together researchers
and practitioners in the multimedia and Semantic Web domains in
order to assist in forming bridges between the communities for mutual
benefit. European Commission part-funded projects such as aceMedia
are already investigating means to draw benefits from both domains
in order to enable advances in multimedia processing from use of
Semantic Web techniques, and to create new multimedia applications
in order to enhance the value of the Semantic Web. In addition,
the SDK project cluster is investigating the application of semantic
web technology to knowledge management, web services and eBusiness.
It is therefore timely to bring together researchers and practitioners
from these two complementary and closely related areas. Topics include
Knowledge driven multimedia content analysis and understanding,
Semantic media creation and processing tools, Knowledge based inference
for semantic media annotation, Multimedia ontologies, Reasoning
on multimedia data, and Knowledge driven multimedia applications
"End User Aspects of the Semantic Web"
The aim of this workshop
is to look at how an "ordinary user" might be able to
tap into the resources of the Semantic Web, find out about the value
of these resources for their work practice or their general web
use, and feel compelled to use and perhaps even contribute to Semantic
Web resources. We intend to:
- Analyze state-of-the-art of Semantic Web applications with
emphasis on end users
- Identify the use cases where Semantic Web applications offer
tangible and immediate benefits to an "ordinary web user"
- Discuss the challenges and limitations in practical deployment
of applications for Semantic Web from the viewpoint of an "ordinary
6 Project Collaboration for the Future Semantic Web"
The Semantic Web has risen
from the fusion of many research areas; knowledge representation
and the generation/management of onotologies, the axiomatisation
of ontological artifacts and the resulting reasoning mechanisms
that can be harnessed to infer new knowledge, and of services and
autonomous agents both to provide and support the emerging and evolving
knowledge. In 2004, six large projects commenced across Europe,
each funded under European Commissions FP6 First Call of the IST
Priority under the strategic objective Semantic-based knowledge
systems. The objectives of the Workshop Framework 6 Collaboration
for the Future Semantic Web will be to provide a forum where researchers
within the European Semantic Web community who are working on synergistic
technologies within Knoweldge Web, AIM@SHAPE, REWERSE, MUSCLE, AgentLink
III and KnoweldgeBoard 2.0 to come together and share their experiences
with other members of these partner Networks. The aims are to explore,
for example, how agent technology, using emerging reasoning techniques,
can support and manage Semantic Web knowledge; how semantic, geometric
models can be represented and used within multimedia contexts, how
the cretation and refinement of knowledge can be used to support
collaboration between on-line communities.
ESWC2005 Workshop Chair: Wolfgang Nejdl
Workshop proceedings due:
May 7, 2005
May 29 & 30, 2005