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Sunday June 3rd, 2007

9:00 - 18:00 Hall Igls
SPARQL -- Where are we? Current state, theory and practice

9:00 - 18:00 Hall Maximilian
SemDL - Semantic Digital Libraries

9:00 - 18:00 Hall New Orleans
Semantic BPM - The Integration of Business Process Management and Semantic Web Services

9:00 - 12:30 Hall Freiburg 1
Inductive Logic Programming Approaches to Ontology and Rule Acquisition for the Semantic Web

9:00 - 12:30 Hall Freiburg 2
Annotation for the Semantic Web

14:00 - 18:00 Hall Freiburg 1
Semantic Web Technologies for Knowledge Management in Large Distributed Organizations

14:00 - 18:00 Hall Freiburg 2
Managing Uncertainty and Vagueness in Semantic Web Language

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break Kristall Foyer

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Kristall Foyer

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee breaks Kristall Foyer

Monday June 4th, 2007

Opening (8:45-9:00)
(Innsbruck Hall) Enrico Franconi
Welcome note from the Vice-Rector of the University of Innsbruck: Tilman Märk

Invited Talk (9:00-10:00)
(Innsbruck Hall)
  • Stefano Ceri: Design Abstractions for Innovative Web Applications: the case of the SOA augmented with Semantics [pdf]
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

Paper Presentations:

Semantic Web Services (10:30-12:30)
(Strassburg Hall) Ontology Learning, Inference and Mapping I (10:30-12:30)
(Innsbruck Hall)
  • Martin Hepp and Jos de Bruijn. GenTax: A Generic Methodology for Deriving OWL and RDF-S Ontologies from Hierarchical Classifications, Thesauri, and Inconsistent Taxonomies [pdf]

  • Krys Kochut and Maciej Janik. SPARQLeR: Extended Sparql for Semantic Association Discovery [pdf]

  • Eyal Oren, Sebastian Gerke and Stefan Decker. Simple Algorithms for Predicate Suggestions using Similarity and Co-Occurrence [pdf]

  • Johanna Voelker, Denny Vrandecic, York Sure and Andreas Hotho. Learning Disjointness [pdf]
Case Studies (10:30-12:30)
(Grenoble Hall) 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Invited Talk (14:00-15:00)
(Innsbruck Hall)
  • Ning Zhong: Ways to Develop Human-Level Web Intelligence: A Brain Informatics Perspective [pdf]
Best Papers (15:00-16:00)
(Innsbruck Hall) 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

Paper Presentations:

Social Semantic Web (16:30-18:00)
(Strassburg Hall) Ontologies: Requirements and Analysis (16:30-18:00)
(Innsbruck Hall)
  • Timo Weithöner, Thorsten Liebig, Marko Luther, Sebastian Böhm, Friedrich von Henke and Olaf Noppens. Real-world Reasoning with OWL [pdf]

  • Denny Vrandecic and York Sure. How to design better ontology metrics [pdf]

  • Xi Deng, Volker Haarslev and Nematollaah Shiri. Measuring Inconsistencies in Ontologies [pdf]
Personalization I (16:30-18:00)
(Grenoble Hall)
  • Alistair Duke, Tim Glover and John Davies. Squirrel: An Advanced Semantic Search and Browse Facility [pdf]

  • Osma Suominen, Kim Viljanen and Eero Hyvönen. User-centric Faceted Search for Semantic Portals [pdf]

  • Rafael Liberato Roberto and Sergio Roberto da Silva. An Approach for Identification of Users' Intentions During the Navigation in Semantic Websites [pdf]
18:00 (Kristall Foyer)
Preparation of Demos, System Descriptions, and Posters

19:00 (Kristall Foyer)
Demos, System Descriptions, and Posters Reception with fi ngerfood and beverage

Tuesday June 5th, 2007

Invited Talk (9:00-10:00)
(Innsbruck Hall)
  • Georg Gottlob: The Lixto systems applications in Business Intelligence and Semantic Web [pdf]
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

Paper Presentations:

Foundations of the Semantic Web (10:30-12:30)
(Strassburg Hall) Natural Languages and Ontologies (10:30-12:30)
(Innsbruck Hall)
  • Anastasia Karanastasi and Stavros Christodoulakis. Ontology-Driven Semantic Ranking for Natural Language Disambiguation in the OntoNL Framework [pdf]

  • Norbert Fuchs and Rolf Schwitter. Web-Annotations for Humans and Machines [pdf]

  • Chong Wang, Miao Xiong, Qi Zhou and Yong Yu. PANTO: A Portable Natural Language Interface to Ontologies [pdf]

  • Peyman Sazedj and Helena Sofia Pinto. Mining the web through verbs: a case study [pdf]
Applications (10:30-12:30)
(Genoble Hall) 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Invited Talk (14:00-15:00)
(Innsbruck Hall)
  • Ron Brachman: Emerging Sciences of the Internet: Some New Opportunities [pdf]
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

Paper Presentations:

Querying and Web Data Models (15:30-17:30)
(Strassburg Hall) Ontology Learning, Inference and Mapping II (15:30-17:30)
(Innsbruck Hall)
  • Lucia Specia and Enrico Motta. Integrating Folksonomies with the Semantic Web [pdf]

  • Norberto Fernandez Garcia, Jose Maria Blazquez del Toro, Luis Sanchez Fernandez and Ansgar Bernardi. IdentityRank: Named Entity Disambiguation in the Context of the NEWS Project [pdf]

  • Ondrej Svab, Vojtech Svatek and Heiner Stuckenschmidt. A Study in Empirical and 'Casuistic' Analysis of Ontology Mapping Results [pdf]

  • Johanna Voelker, Pascal Hitzler and Philipp Cimiano. Acquisition of OWL DL Axioms from Lexical Resources [pdf]
Personalization II (15:30-17:30)
(Grenoble Hall)
  • Kay-Uwe Schmidt, Ljiljana Stojanovic, Nenad Stojanovic, and Susan Thomas. On Enriching Ajax with Semantics: The Web Personalization Use Case [pdf]

  • Stefan Dietze, Alessio Gugliotta and John Domingue. A Semantic Web Service oriented Framework for adaptive Learning Environments [pdf]

  • Naouel Karam, Serge Linckels and Christoph Meinel. Semantic Composition of Lecture Subparts for a Personalized e-Learning [pdf]
20:00 Conference Dinner
(Dogana Hall) Including closing ceremony


Wednesday June 6th, 2007

9:00 - 18:00 Hall Freiburg 1
3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering (SWESE 2007)

9:00 - 18:00 Hall Igls
Scripting for the Semantic Web

9:00 - 13:00 Hall Freiburg 2
OWL-S Experiences and Future Developments

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break Kristall Foyer

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Kristall Foyer

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break Kristall Foyer

Thursday June 7th, 2007

9:00 - 18:00 Hall Maximilian
SemBPM 2007 - Workshop on Semantic Business Process and Product Lifecycle Management

9:00 - 18:00 Hall Igls
Bridging the Gap between Semantic Web and Web 2.0

9:00 - 13:00 Hall Freiburg 1
Semantic Desktop Design

14:00 - 18:00 Hall Freiburg 2
Ontology Dynamics (IWOD)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break Kristall Foyer

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Kristall Foyer

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break Kristall Foyer


03 - 07 June | 2007 | Innsbruck | Austria