This year, ISWC will host eleven tutorials - 2 full-day tutorials and 9 half-day tutorials - that will be held on October 26 and 27. See the individual tutorials pages for information on participating.
The tutorial schedule is as follows
10:30 to 11:00 Coffee break
15:30 to 16:00 Coffee break
12:30 to 14:00 Lunch
26 Oct, 2008 (Sunday)
9:00 - 17:30 Intro to Semantic Web - Invited Tutorial (full-day)
The goal for this tutorial is to give attendees an overview of the main concepts and issues in the area of the Semantic Web and Ontological Engineering. This tutorial builds upon the 6-year experience of successfully running week long summer schools within the KnowledgeWeb project.
9:00 - 12:30 Formal Concept Analysis for the Semantic Web
Formal concept analysis (FCA) is a mathematical discipline which formalizes human conceptual thinking in terms of lattice theory. In the tutorial, we will introduce this field’s basic notions and techniques to the Semantic Web audience.
9:00 - 12:30 A Semantic Multimedia Web: Create, Annotate, Present and Share your Media
Based on established media workflow practices, we describe a small number of fundamental processes of media production. We explain how multimedia metadata can be represented, attached to the content it describes, and benefits from the web that contains more and more formalized knowledge.
14:00 - 17:30 Working Modularly with OWL
As more and more large, complex OWL ontologies become available on the Web, the need for mechanisms and methodologies for managing them becomes more urgent. This tutorial provides a practical introduction to module oriented development of OWL ontologies.
14:00 - 17:30 RDFa–Bridging the Web of Documents and the Web of Data
RDFa is the bridge between the Web of Documents, targeting at human users, and the Web of Data, focusing on machines. This tutorial will introduce the usage of RDFa in real-world use cases and will enable the attendees to work with RDFa both on the client as on the server side.
14:00 - 17:30 Knowledge Representation and Extraction for Business Intelligence
The tutorial will give an overview of approaches to identify, extract, and consolidate semantic information for business intelligence, also stressing the role of temporal information.
27 Oct, 2008 (Monday)
9:00 - 17:30 Reasoning for Ontology Engineering and Usage (full-day)
Engineering and using OWL ontologies is a complex task for which impressive tool support has recently been developed. Since OWL ontologies are based on logic and involve entailments, this tool support may involve reasoning, e.g., for query answering, inference explanation, etc. Our tutorial provides a comprehensive overview over such tool support from a user perspective, and explains the benefits of automated reasoning for the user.
9:00 - 12:30 RSWA 2008 - Realizing a Semantic Web Application
The RSWA tutorial explains how to develop step-by-step a Semantic Web application that expects a music style as an input; retrieves data from online music archives and event databases; merges them and let the users explore events related to artists that practice the required style.
9:00 - 12:30 How to Publish Linked Data on the Web
This tutorial will help data publishers, researchers, developers and Web practitioners to understand Linked Data principles and practice and provide participants with a solid foundation from which to begin publishing Linked Data on the Web, as well as to implement applications that consume Linked Data from the Web.
14:00 - 17:30 Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences
HCLSIG demonstrates the use of Semantic Web technologies to access data on a web scale, taking advantage of OWL and rules to allow queries to re-purpose data without the need to coordinate with the data custodian. Attendees will learn possible applications of Semantic Web tools to share data between and within organizations and solve large scale data integration problems.
14:00 - 17:30 Free Semantic Content: Using OpenCyc in Semantic Web Applications
The tutorial will describe how Semantic Web researchers and practitioners can benefit from integrating their representations with the extensive upper and middle level ontological content of the free and unrestricted OpenCyc knowledge base, and other integrative vocabularies like Okkam. The syntax of OpenCyc will be described both in raw form, and as mapped onto Semantic Web standard languages, and the content of the knowledge base will be described in overview.