Knowledge Management through Corporate Semantic Webs
Sigüenza, Spain, September 30, 2002
|Call for participation|
|Workshop organizing committee|
The next generation of the Web will be the semantic Web where semantic contents of the Web resources will be interpretable not only by human but also by machine. One popular approach for Semantic Web consists of describing this semantic contents through metadata.
Knowledge Management (KM) is one of the key progress factors in organizations. It involves explicit and persistent representation of knowledge of (geographically) dispersed groups of people in the organization, so as to improve the activities of the organization.
When the organization knowledge is distributed among several experts and documents, the Internet or an Intranet inside the organization and Web technologies can be a privileged means for acquisition, modelling, management of this distributed knowledge.
One promising approach relies on the analogy between the resources constituting a corporate memory and the resources accessible through the Web. A corporate memory can thus be materialised in a "corporate semantic Web" made up of documents, ontologies and semantic annotations on these documents by using the conceptual vocabulary of ontologies.
The objective of the workshop is to enable fruitful discussions between "Semantic Web" and "Knowledge Management" communities, about possible approaches of knowledge management based on such corporate semantic Webs.
Long papers or position papers are welcome in any area concerning knowledge management through corporate semantic Webs.
We specially expect papers discussing about the following issues:
Role of enterprise models in corporate semantic Webs ? What kind of ontologies can be useful for such corporate semantic Webs? How to build such ontologies ? Techniques for (semi-)automatic building of such ontologies or annotations from the corporate information sources (such as textual or multimedia documents or databases)? Possible role of indexing techniques and of thesaurus in a corporate semantic Web approach? Ontology representation languages for a corporate semantic Web? How to tackle multiple viewpoints in a corporate semantic Web? Interoperability between ontologies or integration of multiple ontologies, Cooperative building, adaptation and evolution of a corporate semantic Web? Query languages for a corporate semantic Web, (Intelligent) Information retrieval from a corporate semantic Web ? Agent-based approaches for building and management of a corporate semantic Web and for information retrieval from a corporate semantic Web ? Users interfaces for building and using a corporate semantic Web? Features specific to corporate semantic Web w.r.t. open Semantic Web ? Concrete applications of corporate semantic Webs ? Techniques for optimising metadata storage and query processing for a corporate semantic Web? Management of multilinguism in a corporate semantic Web.
|Submission deadline:||Extended to June 28, 2002|
|Notification of acceptance:||July 10, 2002|
|Camera (Web)-ready:||July 30, 2002|
|Workshop:||September 30, 2002|
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