Monday, February 20, 2006

FW: Semantic Web Personalization Workshop @ ESWC 2006 


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Semantic Web Personalization Workshop

@ 3rd European Semantic Web Conference

http://www.kbs.uni-hannover.de/~henze/swp06/

June 11 or 12, 2006 (tbc)
Budva (Montenegro)
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The ultimate goal of the Semantic Web is to enable applications
which offer enhanced and efficient possibilities for end users to
benefit from electronically stored information. The vision of a
Semantic Web, "in which information is given a well-defined
meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in
cooperation" already stresses the importance of efficient end
user support for accessing and working with Web information.
However, current development in the Semantic Web focuses on
formalisms, languages, reasoning and the development of
according technological frameworks, so to speak the first part
of the vision. These technologies shall constitute an environment
capable of enabling enhanced, efficient and user-centered
applications, thus enabling the second part of the vision, and
the goal of the Semantic Web.

This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners
in the fields of Semantic Web technologies and personalization
in order to discuss their theoretical and practical knowledge,
issues, and experiences for common benefit. It is organized along
two thematical foci and corresponding sessions: Semantic
Web-enabling Technologies for Personalization, and
Semantic-based Content Personalization in Ubiquitous Environments.

For the first session on Semantic Web-enabling Technologies for
Personalization, we expect submissions to discuss especially some
of the following topics:

* Reasoning and rules for user modeling and personalization
in the Semantic Web
* Information extraction for capturing semantics
* Acquisition and application of user profiles
* Ontology aligning and evolution for user modeling
* User-aware querying in the Semantic Web
* Trust, privacy and transparency in the personalization process
* Semantic Web Services and Service-oriented architectures
for personalization

For the second session on Semantic-based Content Personalization
in Ubiquitous Environments, we expect submissions to discuss
especially some of the following topics:

* Semantically enriched user models for ubiquitous and
mobile environments
* Content-based filtering exploiting content semantics
* Social filtering (collaborative filtering) exploiting content
semantics
* Hybrid filtering technologies using content semantics
* Filtering technologies for heterogeneous content
based on semantics
* How to use semantics for preference description

Furthermore, for both sessions, submissions about best practices
and applications are sought, discussing e.g.:

* Needs: scenarios where personalization brings benefits
* Experiences: lessons learnt from previous research
* Solutions: for personalized access to content in a Semantic Web

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Important Dates:

Submission deadline: March 20, 2006
Notification to authors: April 19, 2006
Camera-ready version: April 30, 2006

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Submission Guidelines:

Two submission categories are accepted for the workshop:
* Full papers: 10 pages
* Short papers: 5 pages

Submission process:

Prepare your submission according to the Springer LNCS Style,
see: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html and
submit the paper in PDF format.

For the session on Semantic Web-enabling Technologies
for Personalization: Submit your paper via email to
Nicola Henze (henze at kbs.uni-hannover.de), with your
submission (in PDF format) attached.

For the session on Semantic-based Content Personalization
in Ubiquitous Environments you can use the submission system at
http://www.comtec.e-technik.uni-kassel.de/conftool_scpue2006/

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Organization and Commitees:

General Organizers

Makram Bouzid - Motorola, France
Nicola Henze - University of Hannover, Germany

Session Organizers

Semantic Web-enabling Technologies for Personalization
Lora Aroyo - Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Vania Dimitrova - University of Leeds, UK
Nicola Henze - University of Hannover, Germany
Massimo Marchiori - University of Venice, Italy

Semantic-based Content Personalization in Ubiquitous Environments
Makram Bouzid - Motorola, France
Bruno Defude - Institut National des Télécommunications, France
Olaf Droegehorn - University of Kassel, Germany

Program Committee

First session: Semantic Web-enabling Technologies for Personalization
Pragya Agarwal UCL, UK
Lora Aroyo Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Matteo Baldoni University of Torino, Italy
Cristina Baroglio University of Torino, Italy
Claudia Buzzi Institute of Informatics and Telematics, IIT
Vania Dimitrova University of Leeds, UK
Anthony Jameson International University in Germany
Dominik Heckman DFGKI, Germany
Nicola Henze University of Hannover, Germany
Pascal Hitzler University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Judy Kay University of Sidney, Australia
Alexander Kroener DFKI, Germany
Massimo Marchiori University of Venice, Italy
Bamshad Mobasher DePaul University, USA
Viviana Patti University of Torino, Italy
Fabrizio Silvestri Information Science and Technology Institute, ISTI ,
Julita Vassileva University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Second session: Semantic-based Content Personalization in Ubiquitous
Environments
Paola Hobson - Motorola, UK
Geert-Jan Houben - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Lora Aroyo - Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
Alfons Salden - Telematica Instituut, Netherlands
Klaus Moessner - University of Surrey, UK
Yiannis Kompatsiaris - CERTH/ITI, Greece
Samir Tata - Institut National des Télécommunications, France
Myriam Ribière - Motorola, France
Serge Garlatti - ENST Bretagne, France
Christian Becker - University of Stuttgart, Germany
Hamid R. Arabnia - The University of Georgia, USA
Rose Dieng-Kuntz - INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
François Carrez - Alcatel, France
Monica Crubezy - Stanford Medical Informatics, USA

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Questions, comments, problems, help? Please do not hesitate
to ask Makram Bouzid (Makram.Bouzid at motorola.com) or
Nicola Henze (henze at kbs.uni-hannover.de)

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FW: 3rd CFP Workshop on logics for resorce-bounded agents 

THIRD CALL FOR PAPERS

WORKSHOP ON LOGICS FOR RESOURCE BOUNDED AGENTS
http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~nza/LRBA06/
7 - 11 August 2006
organized as part of the
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2006)
(http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/)
31 July - 11 August, 2005, Malaga, Spain

Workshop organizers: Thomas Agotnes (agotnes at ii.uib.no) and Natasha Alechina
(nza at cs.nott.ac.uk). Contact: bounded06 at ii.uib.no

Workshop purpose

Logics of knowledge and belief, as well as other attitudes such as
desire or intention, have been extensively studied. However, most of
the treatments of knowledge and belief make strong and idealised
assumptions about the reasoners. For example, traditional epistemic
logic say that agents know all logical consequences of their
knowledge. Similarly, logics of action and strategic interaction are
usually based on game theoretic models which assume perfect
rationality. Models based on such assumptions can be used to describe
ideal agents without bounds on resources such as time, memory, etc,
but they fail to accurately describe non-ideal agents which are
computationally bounded. The workshop aims to provide a forum for
advanced PhD students and researchers to present and discuss possible
solutions to the problem of formally capturing the properties of
knowledge, belief, action, etc. of non-idealised resource-bounded
agents with colleagues and researchers who work in logic, computer
science and other areas represented at ESSLLI.

Workshop topics

Topics include, but are not limited to, logical models of:

- logically non-omniscient agents in general
- explicit knowledge and belief
- algorithmic knowledge
- temporal logics of reasoning
- active logics
- knowledge and belief of reasoners with bounds on reasoning time
- knowledge and belief of reasoners with bounded memory
- knowledge and belief of reasoners with other resource bounds (e.g.
bandwidth, sensing limitations)
- other attitudes, such as desire, intention, etc., under bounded
resources
- limited awareness
- paraconsistent logics
- rational choice under bounded resources
- games under bounded resources, e.g.,
- games with bounded recall
- resource bounded reasoning about the structure of the game
- incomplete information due to bounded resources

Workshop details

Authors are invited to submit a full paper either describing their
published work (which should be instructive and interesting to PhD
students working in the field and appropriate for presentation at the
Summer School), or new and unpublished work. Submissions should not
exceed 15 pages in LaTeX 11pt article style. The following formats are
accepted: pdf, ps. Please submit on line at

http://www.easychair.org/LRBA06/submit/

For any questions, please use bounded06 at ii.uib.no. The submissions
will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee and additional
reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings
published by ESSLLI. It is likely that a selection of (revised and
expanded) versions of the workshop papers will appear in a special
issue of a journal.

Workshop format

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It
will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consequtive days in
the second week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper presentation and
discussion per session. On the first day the workshop organizers will give
an introduction to the topic.

Invited speaker

Invited talk will be given by Rohit Parikh (Brooklyn College, CUNY)

Workshop programme committee

Thomas Agotnes (University of Bergen)
Natasha Alechina (University of Nottingham)
Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam)
Michael Fisher (University of Liverpool)
Chiara Ghidini (ITC-irst)
Paul Harrenstein (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen)
Wiebe van der Hoek (University of Liverpool)
Jacek Malec (Lund University)
Donald Perlis (University of Maryland)
Luciano Serafini (ITC-irst)

Important dates

* Submissions: March 8, 2006
* Notification: April 21, 2006
* Final papers for proceedings: May 1, 2006
* Final programme: June 21, 2006
* Workshop dates: 7- 11 August, 2006

Local arrangements

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper
will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.
Moreover, a number of fee waiver grants might be made available by the
organizing committee on a competitive basis and workshop participants are
eligible to apply for those.

There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accomodation.
Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the
local organising committee to ask for the possibilities of a grant.

Further information:

About ESSLLI-2006: http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/
About the workshop: http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~nza/LRBA06/

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

FW: FOCA - Formal Ontologies for Communicating Agents 

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Subject: CFP: FOCA - Formal Ontologies for Communicating Agents

FOCA (Formal Ontologies for Communicating Agents)
July 31 - August 4, 2006

Workshop organized as part of ESSLLI 2006, European Summer
School on Logic, Language and Information
July 31 - August 11, 2006 in Malaga

Workshop Organizers
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Roberta Ferrario,
Laboratory of Applied Ontology , ISTC-CNR,
Trento (Italy):(ferrario at loa-cnr.it)

Nicola Guarino,
Laboratory of Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR,
Trento (Italy): (guarino at loa-cnr.it)

Laurent Prévot,
Academia Sinica,
Taipei (Taiwan): (prevotlaurent at gmail.com)

Workshop Purpose
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In recent years lots of efforts have been devoted to formal studies of
human and artificial agent communication. Research advancements have
been achieved along three main lines: (i) agent's internal states and
dynamics, (ii) social interaction and conventional communicative
patterns, (iii) semantics-pragmatics interface - especially in the
dialogue context (i.e. the interplay between the semantic content of
messages and the communicative acts themselves). There is a recent trend
of studies trying to integrate these approaches in many ways. On the
other hand, formal ontology has been consecrated as a good solution for
comparing and integrating information and thus its application to this
specific domain is very promising . More precisely, an ontological
analysis of the fundamental ingredients of interaction and communication
will make explicit the hidden ontological assumptions underlying all
these proposals. Ontology has also proven to be a very powerful means to
address issues related to the exchange of meaningful communication
across autonomous entities, which can organize and use information
heterogeneously. The purpose of the workshop is therefore to gather
contributions that (i) take seriously into account the ontological
aspects of communication and interaction and (ii) use formal ontologies
for achieving a better semantic coordination between interacting and
communicating agents.

Workshop Topics
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We encourage contributions concerning the two main areas listed below
with a particular attention to explore the interplay between ontological
analysis and its applications in practical cases.

* Ontological aspects of interaction and communication
o Ontological analysis of interaction and communication
o Studies of the structure and coherence of interaction
o Logical models for communicative acts
o Primitives of interaction and communication
o Formal semantics of dialogue
* Semantic coordination through formal ontologies
o Dialogue semantics and formal ontology
o Dynamic ontology sharing
o Ontological primitives for meaning negotiation, ontological
alignment and semantic interoperability
o Ontology evolution through communication
o Concrete problems and experiences about terminological
disambiguation and integration

Submission Details
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Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract describing original
contributions to the workshop topics. Submissions should range between 3
and 5 pages. The following formats are accepted: .doc, .tex, .pdf
(please always include source files). Please send your submission
electronically the following email address:

esslli06(at)loa-cnr.it

by the deadline listed below. The submissions will be reviewed by the
workshop's programme committee and additional reviewers. The accepted
papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI. The
format for the final version will be pdf. A selection of the best papers
accepted at the workshop will be considered for publication in the
international journal Applied Ontology www.applied-ontology.org

Workshop Format
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants.
It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive
days in the first week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 or 3 slots for paper
presentation and discussion per session. On the first day the workshop
organizers will give an introduction to the topic or, if the topic is
relatively new, an extended lecture to familiarize the audience with the
topic.

Important Dates
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*Submissions: * March 8, 2006
*Notification:* April 21, 2006
*Full paper deadline:* May 1st, 2006
*Final programme:* June 21, 2006
*Workshop Dates: * July 31 - August 4, 2006

Workshop Program Committee
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Thomas ADDIS (University of Portsmouth)
Nicholas ASHER (University of Texas, Austin, USA and IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France)
John BATEMAN (University of Bremen, Germany)
Guido BOELLA (University of Torino, Italy)
Paolo BOUQUET (University of Trento, Italy)
Herbert CLARK (Stanford University, USA)
Marco COLOMBETTI (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Scott FARRAR (University of Bremen, Germany)
Roberta FERRARIO (LOA-ISTC, CNR, Trento, Italy)
Aldo GANGEMI (LOA-ISTC, CNR, Roma, Italy)
Nicola GUARINO (LOA-ISTC, CNR, Trento, Italy)
Andreas HERZIG (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France)
Joris HULSTIJN (Utrecht University, the Nehterlands)
Kepa KORTA (Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain)
Nicolas MAUDET (University of Paris Dauphine, France)
Massimo POESIO (University of Essex, UK and University of Trento, Italy)
Laurent PREVOT (Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
Matt PURVER (CSLI, Stanford, USA)
Johan VAN BENTHEM (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Rogier VAN EIJK (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Laure VIEU (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France)

Local Arrangements
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper
will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.
Moreover, a number of additional fee waiver grants might be made
available by the local organizing committee on a competitive basis and
workshop participants are eligible to apply for those. There will be no
reimbursement for travel costs or accommodation. Workshop speakers who
have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local organizing
committee to ask for the possibilities of a grant.

Further Information
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
About ESSLLI: http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/

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