ISWC 2008

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List of accepted papers


Georgios Meditskos and Nick Bassiliades: Combining a DL Reasoner and a Rule Engine for Improving Entailment-based OWL Reasoning

Rolf Grütter, Thomas Scharrenbach and Bettina Bauer-Messmer: Improving an RCC-Derived Geospatial Approximation by OWL Axioms

Boris Motik and Ian Horrocks: OWL Datatypes: Design and Implementation

Matthew Horridge, Bijan Parsia and Ulrike Sattler: Laconic and Precise Justifications in OWL

Ontology Engineering

Vania Dimitrova, Ronald Denaux, Glen Hart, Catherine Dolbear, Ian Holt and Anthony Cohn: Involving Domain Experts in Authoring OWL Ontologies

Tania Tudorache, Natasha Noy, Samson Tu and Mark Musen: Supporting Collaborative Ontology Development in Protégé

Gang Wu, Juanzi Li, Ling Feng, and Kehong Wang: Identifying Potentially Important Concepts and Relations in an Ontology

Brian Davis, Ahmad Iqbal, Adam Funk, Valentin Tablan, Kalina Bontcheva, Hamish Cunningham and Siegfried Handschuh: RoundTrip Ontology Authoring

Ontology Alignment

Shenghui Wang, Gwenn Englebienne and Stefan Schlobach: Learning Concept Mappings from Instance Similarity

Christian Wartena and Rogier Brussee: Instanced-based mapping between thesauri and folksonomies

Natasha Noy, Nicholas Griffith and Mark Musen: Collecting Community-Based Mappings in an Ontology Repository

Jérôme Euzenat: Algebras of ontology alignment relations

Data Management

Jorge Pérez, Marcelo Arenas and Claudio Gutierrez: NSPARQL: A Navigational Language for RDF

Michael Schmidt, Thomas Hornung, Norbert Kuechlin, Georg Lausen and Christoph Pinkel: An Experimental Comparison of RDF Data Management Approaches in a SPARQL Benchmark Scenario

Eyal Oren, Christophe Gueret and Stefan Schlobach: Anytime Query Answering in RDF through Evolutionary Algorithms

Renzo Angles and Claudio Gutierrez: The Expressive Power of SPARQL

Web Data and Knowledge

Zoi Kaoudi, Iris Miliaraki and Manolis Koubarakis: RDFS Reasoning and Query Answering on top of DHTs

Faezeh Ensan and Weichang Du: An Interface-based Ontology Modularization Framework for Knowledge Encapsulation

Simon Schenk: On the Semantics of Trust and Caching in the Semantic Web

In-Use: Knowledge Management

Jan Wielemaker, Michiel Hildebrand, Jacco van Ossenbruggen and Guus Schreiber: Thesaurus-based search in large heterogeneous collections

Conny Christl, Chiara Ghidini, Joanna Guss, Viktoria Pammer, Stefanie Lindstaedt, Peter Scheir, Luciano Serafini and Marco Rospocher: Deploying semantic web technologies for work integrated learning in industry. A comparison: SME vs. large sized company

Ravish Bhagdev, Ajay Chakravarthy, Sam Chapman, Fabio Ciravegna and Vitaveska Lanfranchi: Creating and Using Organisational Semantic Webs in Large Networked Organisations

Tamás Hauer, Dmitry Rogulin, Sonja Zillner, Andrew Branson, Jetendr Shamdasani, Alexey Tsymbal, Martin Huber, Tony Solomonides and Richard McClatchey: An architecture for semantic navigation and reasoning with patient data - experiences of the Health-e-Child project

In-Use: Services and Infrastructure

Michael Wolverton, David Martin, Ian Harrison and Jerome Thomere: A Process Catalog for Workflow Generation

Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, Deborah McGuinness, Nicholas Del Rio and Li Ding: Inference Web in Action: Lightweight Use of the Proof Markup Language

Shengping Liu, Yang Yang, Guo Tong Xie, Chen Wang, Feng Cao, Cassio Santos, Robert Schloss, Yue Pan, Kevin Shank and John Colgrave: Supporting Ontology-based Dynamic Property and Classification in WebSphere Metadata Server

David de Francisco Marcos, Lyndon Nixon and Germán Toro del Valle: Towards a Multimedia Content Marketplace Implementation Based on Triplespaces

Semantic Social Networks

Harry Halpin, David Zielinski, Rachael Brady and Glenda Kelly: Exploring Semantic Social Networks using Virtual Reality

Ciro Cattuto, Dominik Benz, Andreas Hotho and Gerd Stumme: Semantic Grounding of Tag Relatedness in Social Bookmarking Systems

Martin Szomszor, Harith Alani, Ivan Cantador, Kieron O’Hara and Nigel Shadbolt: Semantic Modelling of User Interests based on Cross-Folksonomy Analysis

Description Logics

Julian Dolby, Achille Fokoue, Aditya Kalyanpur, Li Ma, Edith Schonberg, Kavitha Srinivas and Xingzhi Sun: Scalable Conjunctive Query Evaluation Over Large and Expressive Knowledge Bases

Guilin Qi, Peter Haase, Zhisheng Huang, Qiu Ji, Jeff Z. Pan and Johanna Voelker: A Kernel Revision Operator for Terminologies - Algorithms and Evaluation

Sebastian Rudolph, Markus Krötzsch and Pascal Hitzler: Description Logic Reasoning with Decision Diagrams: Compiling SHIQ to Disjunctive Datalog

Semantic Retrieval

Chaitanya Chemudugunta, America Holloway, Padhraic Smyth and Mark Steyvers: Modeling Documents by Combining Semantic Concepts with Unsupervised Statistical Learning

Jérôme David and Jérôme Euzenat: Comparing ontology distances: preliminary results

Leandro Balby Marinho, Krisztian Buza and Lars Schmidt-Thieme: Folksonomy-based collabulary learning

User Interfaces

Lushan Han, Tim Finin, Cynthia Parr, Joel Sachs and Anupam Josh: RDF123: from Spreadsheets to RDF

Leo Sauermann and Dominik Heim: Evaluating long-term use of the Gnowsis Semantic Dektop for PMI

Raphael Troncy: Bringing The IPTC News Architecture into the Semantic Web

Non-standard Reasoning with Ontologies

Zhisheng Huang and Frank van Harmelen: Using Semantic Distances for Reasoning with Inconsistent Ontologies

Nicola Fanizzi, Claudia d’Amato and Floriana Esposito: Statistical Learning for Inductive Query Answering on OWL Ontologies

Pavel Klinov and Bijan Parsia: Optimization and Evaluation of Reasoning in Probabilistic Description Logic: Towards a Systematic Approach

Software and Service Engineering

Colin Puleston, Bijan Parsia, James Cunningham and Alan Rector: Integrating Object-Oriented and Ontological Representations: A Case Study in Java and OWL

Dengping Wei, Ting Wang, Ji Wang and Yaodong Chen: Extracting Semantic Constraint from Description Text for Semantic Web Service Discovery

Simon Ferndriger, Abraham Bernstein, Jin Song Dong, Yuzhang Feng, Yuan-Fang Li and Jane Hunter: Enhancing Semantic Web Services with Inheritance

Semantic Web Services

Dumitru Roman and Michael Kifer: Semantic Web Service Choreography: Contracting and Enactment

Tomas Vitvar, Maciej Zaremba and Adrian Mocan: Formal Model for Semantic-Driven Service Execution

Dimitrios Skoutas, Dimitris Sacharidis, Verena Kantere and Timos Sellis: Efficient Semantic Web Service Discovery in Centralized and P2P Environments

Rules and Relatedness

Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Rudolph and Pascal Hitzler: ELP: Tractable Rules for OWL 2

Gong Cheng and Yuzhong Qu: Term Dependence on the Semantic Web

Laurent MAZUEL and Nicolas Sabouret: Semantic relatedness measure using object properties in an ontology