Cash prizes totalling 4850 € were generously provided by Elsevier, publisher of the Journal of Web Semantics, and the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA), the sponsor of the ISWC series of conferences.
ISWC 2008 research track included 43 papers selected from the 261 submissions. A panel of judges selected a short list of three papers and attended the presentation of each one.
The Best Research Paper award and a prize of 1000 € provided by Elsevier was given to:
The other two best paper nominees were given honorable mention awards:
ISWC 2008 included fourteen papers in the Semantic Web In Use track. SWSA provided a 500 € prize for the best paper in this track, which was given to
Two papers in the In Use track were recognized with honorable mention awards:
This year the Semantic Web Challenge had two tracks with different criteria: the Open Track and the Billion Triples Track. After an initial review, thirteen submissions were accepted and evaluated for the Open track and nine for the Billion triples track. A panel of eleven experts judged the submissions in two rounds. In the first, five finalists were selected based on their submitted descriptions and a poster and demonstration on Tuesday evening. The panel then ranked the finalists based on a presentation the next day.
Elsevier provided three generous cash prizes for each track: 1000 € for first place, 500 € for second and 250 € for third place.
The winners of the Semantic Web Challenge Open track were
The judges also noted three other applications:
The winners of the 2008 Semantic Web Challenge Billion Triples Track were:
The judges also noted three other applications:
SWSA provided a 100 € prize for the best paper in the ISWC doctoral consortium which was given to
Honorable mention awards for Doctoral Consortium papers were given to
ISWC 2008 accepted 54 posters and 31 demonstrations which were presented on Tuesday evening during which conference participants voted for the best overall and best student poster and demonstration and best. SWSA provided a cash prize of 350 € for these awards
The best poster award was won by
Honorable mention awards for posters and demonstrations were given to
The best student poster and demonstration award was given to
Honorable mention awards for best student poster or demonstration were given to
|9.00-10.00||Keynote 3: Message in a Bottle or: How can the Semantic Web Community be more convincing? (Johannes Brahms hall)
Stefan Decker, DERI
|10.30-12.30||Research 1: Web Data and Knowledge (Johannes Brahms hall)
Chair: Luciano Serafini
|10.30-12.30||Research 2: Semantic Web Services (Johann Peter Hebel hall)
Chair: Vasant Honavar
|10.30-12.30||In Use: Knowledge Management (Alfred Mombert hall)
Chair: Mike Dean
|14.00-15.30||Research 1: Semantic Social Networks (Johannes Brahms hall)
Chair: Fausto Giunchiglia
|14.00-15.30||Research 2: Rules and Relatedness (Johann Peter Hebel hall)
Chair: Michael Kifer
|14:00||Lightning Talks (Alfred Mombert hall)|
|16.00-17.30||Closing Ceremony and Best Paper Awards (Johannes Brahms hall)
Outlook on ISWC2009
The Grand Prize is an iPod Nano!
Discover more about Ontoprise’s contest
in the SMW User Forum.
C. Cattuto, D. Benz, A. Hotho, G. Stumme „Semantic Grounding of Tag Relatedness in Social Bookmarking Systems“
M. Horridge, B. Parsia, U. Sattler „Laconic and Precise Justifications in OWL“2077 ]]>
Join the STI Community and stay up to date on the activities of the semantic web community! Know who knows what in the Semantic Web and be among the first to experience the innoraise social Semantic application platform at work.
Innoraise combines search and social networks to keep you up-to-date on your peers of interest and allows you to discover new interesting peers based on their contributions in the Web and in published work.
The Seventh International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2008) will have a special ad hoc session of “Lightning Talks” at 14:00 on Thursday. This will provide an opportunity for conference participants to present ideas, comments, calls for collaboration, scathing polemic criticisms, etc. Controversy and discussion are positively encouraged! We particularly welcome observations or comments arising from material presented during the conference. Talks must last less than two minutes and can include just one PDF slide. There is no review process -— if you are interested in presenting a lightning talk, please send email to Steffen Staab (staab[at]uni-koblenz.de) with the subject “Lightning Talk” with your name, affiliation and a one sentence description of your talk. You have until 12:00 on Thursday October 30 to register your interest.]]>
If you are a speaker and want your talk published, you must fill out a release form. This form will be available at the ISWC registration desk and from the session chairs. You can also download the form and send a signed, scanned copy to Monika Kropej. If you do not wish your talk to be filmed or published please inform Ms. Kropej.
Before your talk, you will be given a small lapel microphone and asked for a copy of your slides in either Powerpoint or PDF. After editing, the videos will be synchronized with the presentation and published on the portal. Additional information is available here.]]>
So if you want to avoid long queues and are in town Saturday afternoon, feel free to drop by to pick up your registration package.]]>
The Semantic Web - ISWC 2008, Proceedings of the Seventh International Semantic Web Conference, A.P. Sheth, S. Staab, M. Dean, M. Paolucci, D. Maynard, T. Finin, and K. Thirunarayan (Eds.), Karlsruhe, Germany, 26-30 October 2008, LNCS Volume 5318, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, during October 26-30, 2008.
The volume contains 43 revised full research papers selected from a total of 261 submissions, of which an additional 3 papers were referred to the semantic Web in-use track; 11 papers out of 26 submissions to the semantic Web in-use track, and 7 papers accepted out of 39 submissions to the doctoral consortium.
The topics covered in the research track are ontology engineering; data management; software and service engineering; non-standard reasoning with ontologies; semantic retrieval; OWL; ontology alignment; description logics; user interfaces; Web data and knowledge; semantic Web services; semantic social networks; and rules and relatedness. The semantic Web in-use track covers knowledge management; business applications; applications from home to space; and services and infrastructure.]]>
We now also supports comments on papers, which will be exposed to the Semantic Web as SIOC RDF!]]>
Proceedings of the Poster and Demonstration Session of the Seventh International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2008), Christian Bizer and Anupam Joshi (Eds.), CEUR volume 401, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 28, 2008.
The ISWC 2008 poster and demonstration page has also been updated to link to the two page papers for each poster and demo.]]>
Important notes for people planning to register on location (not online):
Please note that 23:59 CEST equals to 2:59 p.m. PDT, for those registering from America. PDT is basically PST but during summer (Pacific Daylight Time), same goes for CEST and CET.
For the late registration deadline it is really important that you do not exceed your 7 days grace period for bank transfers. If you plan to pay by bank transfer and have to run it through your administration / financial department, you should rather register now and ensure that your money reaches us before 16.10. For every payment that reaches us after 16.10, we will have to charge an extra (difference to on-site registration) onsite.
For those planning to pay by Paypal: If you do not have a validated account yet, it might take some time to create an account, so please also create a Paypal account now to avoid delays.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Karlsruhe!]]>
We’ve set up a ISWC 2008 social networking site for participants of the Seventh International Semantic Web Conference. Conference attendees can register for free and use the site to connect with other participants, coordinate meeting plans, share comments on events and talks, figure out who is who at the conference, etc.
We are using CrowdVine for this site. Our package allows us to define a calendar where we can list talks and other events, which we’ve only just begun populating. Users can rate, comment on or discuss these calendar items.
If you plan on attending ISWC 2008, please check out our ISWC social networking site and register.
While you are at it, if you tag any ISWC 2008 related pictures, web posts, URLs or resources, we suggest you use the tag ISWC2008.1f4f ]]>
==Attending the Conference==
ISWC 2008 will be held in Karlsruhe Germany, October 26-30, 2008.
Please register online by October 9 to save 100 eu and take advantage of special hotel offers which are good if made four weeks in advance.
==Highlights of the Conference Program==
The complete conference program is available at this link.]]>
In order to make your stay in Karlsruhe an exciting experience not just in a professional sense, ISWC 2008 offers a selection of guided tours in and around Karlsruhe. Enjoy organised trips to famous places such as Heidelberg or Strasbourg, and learn more about historic Karlsruhe. Tours will only take place if a sufficient number of participants pre-registers, and places and limited – so have a look at the ISWC guided tours programme now to make your ISWC experience even more memorable!]]>