371f The 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2008) | Posters and demos

ISWC 2008

ISWC 2008 hold a combined poster and demonstration session on Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 pm. The Poster/Demo Session is an opportunity for presenting late-breaking results, ongoing research projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress. Posters and demos are intended to provide authors and participants with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about the work.

Best Poster and Demonstration Awards

We are happy to announce the winners of the ISWC 2008 best poster and demonstration awards:

Best Poster and Demonstration

  1. Winner: Sebastian Boehm, Johan Koolwaaij, Marko Luther, Bertrand Souville, Matthias Wagner, Martin Wibbels. IYOUIT – Share, Life, Blog, Play
  2. Honorable Mention: Bella Manoim, Robert W. McGrail. Toward an Ontology for Finite Algebras
  3. Honorable Mention:Deborah McGuinness, Peter Fox, AK Sinha, Robert Raskin, Abdelmounaam Rezgui, Patrick West. Semantic Data Integration and Registration: Application to heterogeneous atmosphere and volcanic data sources

Best Student Poster and Demonstration

  1. Winner: Sebastian Faubel, Christian Kuschel. Towards Semantic File System Interfaces
  2. Honorable Mention:Medha Atre, Jagannathan Srinivasan, James Hendler. BitMat: A Main-memory Bit Matrix of RDF Triples for Conjunctive Triple Pattern Queries
  3. Honorable Mention:Milan Stankovic. Modeling Online Presence

Photos from the poster session

Photos from the poster and demo session are found here. If you also took photos at the session, please upload them on Flickr and tag them with iswc2008postersession.

Accepted Posters and Demos

The following submissions have been accepted for the posters and demonstration session:


  1. Medha Atre, Jagannathan Srinivasan, James Hendler. BitMat: A Main-memory Bit Matrix of RDF Triples for Conjunctive Triple Pattern Queries
  2. George Fletcher, Peter Beck. Indexing Social Semantic Data
  3. Ashok Malhotra. Progress Report from the RDB2RDF XG
  4. Joel Sachs, Lushan Han, Taowei Wang, Cynthia Parr. Bioblitz Data on the Semantic Web
  5. Milan Stankovic. Modeling Online Presence
  6. Carlo Allocca, Mathieu d’Aquin, Enrico Motta. Finding Equivalent Ontologies in Watson
  7. Jan Zemánek, Simon Schenk. Optimizing SPARQL Queries over Disparate RDF Data Sources through Distributed Semi-Joins
  8. Paul Warren, Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez. ACTIVE - Enabling the Knowledge-Powered Enterprise
  9. Xianyong Fang, Christian Jacquemin, Frédéric Vernier. Visualization of the Search Results of the Semantic Web Search Engines
  10. Sebastian Faubel, Christian Kuschel. Towards Semantic File System Interfaces
  11. Aris van Dijk, Huib Aldewereld, Virginia Dignum. CROC: a Representational Ontology for Concepts
  12. Simon Jupp, Sean Bechhofer, Robert Stevens. A Flexible API and Editor for SKOS
  13. Juri Luca De Coi, Daniel Olmedilla, Piero Bonatti, Luigi Sauro. Protune: A Framework for Semantic Web Policies
  14. Gautier Poupeau, Emmanuelle Bermès. Semantic Web Technologies for Digital Preservation: the SPAR project
  15. Juan F. Sequeda, Syed Tirmizi, Daniel Miranker. A Bootstrapping Architecture for Integration of Relational Databases to the Semantic Web
  16. Marta Gonzalez, Stefano Bianchi, Gianni Vercelli. Semantic Framework for Complex Knowledge Domains
  17. Xia Wang. oWSD: A Tool for Word Sense Disambiguation in Its Ontology Context
  18. Fadi Badra, Mathieu d’Aquin, Jean Lieber, Thomas Meilender. EdHibou: a Customizable Interface for Decision Support in a Semantic Portal
  19. Kay-Uwe Schmidt, Daniel Oberle, Klaus Deissner. Taking Enterprise Search to the Next Level
  20. Lidia Rovan. Realizing Semantic Web Portal Using Available Semantic Web Technologies and Tools
  21. Shengping Liu, Yang Yang, Guo Tong Xie, Chen Wang, Feng Cao, Cassio Santos, Robert Schloss, Yue Pan, Kevin Shank, John Colgrave. MDS++: Supporting Ontology-based Dynamic Classification in WebSphere Metadata Server
  22. Jing Mei, Guo Tong Xie, Lei Zhang, Shengping Liu, Robert Schloss, Yue Pan, Yuan Ni. UMRR: Towards an Enterprise-Wide Web of Models
  23. Jing Mei, Guo Tong Xie, Shengping Liu, Lei Zhang, Yue Pan. A System to enable Relational Persistence and Semantic Web style access simultaneously for Objects
  24. Konstantina Garoufi, Torsten Zesch, Iryna Gurevych. Graph-Theoretic Analysis of Collaborative Knowledge Bases in Natural Language Processing
  25. Holger Stenzhorn, Stefan Schulz, Elena Beisswanger, Udo Hahn, László van den Hoek, Erik van Mulligen. BioTop and ChemTop — Top-Domain Ontologies for Biology and Chemistry
  26. Jose Julio Alferes, Ricardo Amador, Philipp Kärger, Daniel Olmedilla. Towards Reactive Semantic Web Policies: Advanced Agent Control for the Semantic Web
  27. Ignazio Palmisano, Valentina Tamma, Luigi Iannone, Terry Payne, Paul Doran. Dynamic Ontology Evolution in Open Environments
  28. Alexa Breuing, Thies Pfeiffer, Stefan Kopp. Conversational Interface Agents for the Semantic Web — a Case Study
  29. Alexander Garcia, Angela Norena, Andres Betancourt, Leyla Garcia. CMAPS supporting the development of OWL ontologies
  30. Matthew Horridge, Bijan Parsia, Ulrike Sattler. Explanation of OWL Entailments in Protege 4
  31. Michel Böhms, David Leal, henson graves. Product Modelling and the Semantic Web
  32. Francesca Alessandra Lisi, Floriana Esposito. Learning Semantic Web rules within the framework of SHIQ+log
  33. Bella Manoim, Robert W. McGrail. Toward an Ontology for Finite Algebras
  34. Knud Möller, Oszkar Ambrus, Laura Josan, Siegfried Handschuh. A Visual Interface for Building SPARQL Queries in Konduit
  35. Jennifer Green, Glen Hart, Catherine Dolbear, Paula Engelbrecht, John Goodwin. Creating a Semantic Integration System using Spatial Data
  36. Shahdad Shariatmadari, Ali Mamat, Hamidah Ibrahim, Norwati Mustapha. Ranking Semantic Similarity Association in Semantic Web
  37. Jeff Z. Pan, Stuart Taylor, Edward Thomas. Expanding Folksonomy Search with Ontologies
  38. Dionysios Kehagias, Alexander Garcia Castro, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Dimitris Giakoumis. A Semantic Web Service Alignment Tool
  39. Cliff Joslyn, Alex Donaldson, Patrick Paulson. Evaluating the Structural Quality of Semantic Hierarchy Alignments
  40. Dionysios Kehagias, Dimitrios Giakoumis, Dimitrios Tzovaras. An ontology-based service-oriented application for mobility impaired users
  41. Pavel Klinov, Bijan Parsia. Pronto: Probabilistic Ontological Modeling in the Semantic Web
  42. Alvaro Graves, Sibel Adali, Jim Hendler. A Method to Rank Nodes in an RDF Graph
  43. Pawel Lula, Grazyna Paliwoda-Pekosz. An Ontology-Based Cluster Analysis Framework
  44. Jeff Partyka, Neda Alipanah, Latifur Khan, Bhavani Thuraisingham, Shashi Shekhar. Ontology Alignment Using Multiple Contexts
  45. Makoto Nakatsuji, Akimichi Tanaka, Toru Ishida. Extracting Communities of Interests for Semantics-based Graph Searches
  46. Maciej Janik, Krys Kochut. OmniCat: Automatic Text Classification with Dynamically Defined Categories
  47. Michael Schneider, Felix Kratzer, Kai Mainzer. semSL: Tagging and Data Linking for Second Life
  48. Gerard de Melo, Gerhard Weikum. Language as a Foundation of the Semantic Web
  49. Kotaro Nakayama. Extracting Structured Knowledge for Semantic Web by Mining Wikipedia
  50. Mihaela Vela, Thierry Declerck. Heuristics for Automated Text-Based Shallow Ontology Generation
  51. Sebastian Hellmann, Jens Lehmann, Sören Auer. Learning of OWL Class Descriptions on Very Large Knowledge Bases
  52. Evgeni Golov, Katrin Weller, Isabella Peters. TagCare: A Personal Portable Tag Repository
  53. Amancio Bouza, Gerald Reif, Abraham Bernstein, Harald Gall. SemTree: Ontology-Based Decision Tree Algorithm for Recommender Systems
  54. Sang Keun Rhee, Jihye Lee, Myon-Woong Park. Semantic Knowledge Sharing within a Collaborative Work Environment


  1. Alistair Russell, Paul Smart. NITELIGHT: A Graphical Editor for SPARQL Queries
  2. Natasha Noy, Nigam Shah, Benjamin Dai, Michael Dorf, Nicholas Griffith, Clement Jonquet, Michael Montegut, Daniel Rubin, Cherie Youn, Mark Musen. BioPortal: A Web Repository for Biomedical Ontologies and Data Resources
  3. Mathieu d’Aquin, Marta Sabou, Enrico Motta. Reusing Knowledge from the Semantic Web with the Watson Plugin
  4. Robert Engels Engels, David Norheim. SUBLIMA: a software stack for Inter-operable Topic-Centred Information Portals
  5. Christian Hirsch, John Grundy, John Hosking. Thinkbase: A Visual Semantic Wiki
  6. Tobias Kuhn. Combining Semantic Wikis and Controlled Natural Language
  7. Stein L. Tomassen. Web Search With Document Space Adapted Ontologies
  8. Marta Sabou, Mathieu d’Aquin, Enrico Motta. Relation Discovery from the Semantic Web
  9. Olaf Hartig, Martin Kost, Johann-Christoph Freytag. Designing Component-Based Semantic Web Applications with DESWAP
  10. Bernhard Krabina. A Semantic Wiki on Cooperation in Public Administration
  11. Kaarel Kaljurand. ACE View — An Ontology and Rule Editor based on Controlled English
  12. Jing Mei, Guo Tong Xie, Yuan Ni, Shengping Liu, Hanyu Li, Yue Pan. Making URIs published on Data Web RDF dereferencable
  13. Sebastian Boehm, Johan Koolwaaij, Marko Luther, Bertrand Souville, Matthias Wagner, Martin Wibbels. IYOUIT – Share, Life, Blog, Play
  14. Ronald Denaux, Vania Dimitrova, Anthony Cohn, Catherine Dolbear, Glen Hart. ROO: Involving Domain Experts in Authoring OWL Ontologies
  15. Aman Shakya, Hideaki Takeda, Vilas Wuwongse. Consolidating User-defined Concepts with StYLiD
  16. Enrico Minack, Wolf Siberski, Gideon Zenz, Xuan Zhou. SUITS4RDF: Incremental Query Construction for the Semantic Web
  17. Malte Kiesel, Sven Schwarz. Skipforward—a lightweight ontology-based peer-to-peer recommendation system
  18. Georg Schmidt, Igor Novakovic. Unleash the power of Semantic Web in the Enterprise
  19. Takeru Hirota, Kouji Kozaki, Riichiro Mizoguchi. Divergent Exploration of an Ontology
  20. Benjamin Nowack. SPARQL+, SPARQLScript, SPARQL Result Templates - SPARQL Extensions for the Mashup Developer
  21. Tania Tudorache, Natasha Noy, Mark Musen. Collaborative Protege: Enabling Community-based Authoring of Ontologies
  22. James Michaelis, Li Ding, Deborah McGuinness. The TW Wine Agent: A Social Semantic Web Demo
  23. Dominic Mainz, Katrin Weller, Jürgen Mainz. Semantic Image Annotation and Retrieval with IKen
  24. Vit Novacek. EUREEKA: Deepening the Semantic Web by More Efficient Emergent Knowledge Representation and Processing
  25. Thomas Franz and David-Paul Mann. COSIMail, COSIFile: Semantic Desktop Extensions for Email and File Management
  26. Peter Fox, Deborah McGuinness, Paulo Pinheiro da Silva. Knowledge Provenance in Virtual Observatories:Application to Image Data Pipelines
  27. Deborah McGuinness, Peter Fox, AK Sinha, Robert Raskin, Abdelmounaam Rezgui, Patrick West. Semantic Data Integration and Registration: Application to heterogeneous atmosphere and volcanic data sources
  28. Jörg Koch, Thomas Franz. LENA - Browsing RDF Data More Complex Than Foaf
  29. Jie Bao, Li Ding, Deborah McGuinness, Jim Hendler. Towards Social Webtops Using Semantic Wiki
  30. Valentina Presutti, Enrico Daga, Aldo Gangemi, Alberto Salvati. http://ontologydesignpatterns.org [ODP]
  31. Daniel Schwabe, Miguel Rezende da Silva. Unifying Semantic Wikis and Semantic Web Applications

Poster and Demonstraton Proceedings

The proceedings of the poster and demonstration session have been published as CEUR-WS Volume 401.

On-Site Instructions for Authors

The poster and demonstration session will take place on Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 pm. The poster boards will be set up about 2 hours prior to the event, so that you can already pin your poster to the provided poster boards. We will provide the pins for this and will also provide tables to place your laptop for the demonstrations.  The maximum size of your poster should be 1.20 meters (high) by 1.00 meter (wide).

Further information

For further information and for any questions regarding the event, please contact the Posters and Demonstration co-chairs Chris Bizer and Anupam Joshi.