Welcome to the

EKAW'2004 Workshop on
Knowledge Management and the Semantic Web

October 8, 2004


  Call for participation   NEW Workshop Program available
  Important dates  
  Submission format
  Workshop organizing committee

  Program committee  

Call for papers:

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.

  •  Important dates

     Submission format

    Contributions are invited in the form of a full paper (max. 15 pages) or of a position paper (max. 6 pages). The title page should include name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the contributor. Papers will be judged on their contribution to the discussion. Papers have to be submitted electronically (in pdf)  to The proceedings will be published on the WWW and the best papers will be published in a book, with previous editions of the workshop.

    Workshop organizing committee

    Rose Dieng-Kuntz
     INRIA Acacia Project, 2004 route des Lucioles, BP 93
    06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex FRANCE
    Phone:  +33 4 92 38 78 10
    Fax:  +33 4 92 38 77 83

    Fabien Gandon
    INRIA Acacia Project, 2004 route des Lucioles, BP 93
    06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex FRANCE
    Phone:  +33 4 92 38 77 88
    Fax:  +33 4 92 38 77 83

    Philippe Pérez
    Atos Origin France
    Le Thalassa B, 444 route des Dolines.
    B.P. 67 - 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex - France

    Joel Quinqueton
    161, rue Ada
    34392 MONTPELLIER Cedex 5

    Paola Turci
    Address:  Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell?Informazione
    University of Parma
    Parco Area delle Scienze, 181A
    43100, Parma, Italy
    FAX  +39 0521 905723
    E-mail :

    Program committee