OnTheMove - OTM 2005 Federated Conferences
and Workshops

Agia Napa, Cyprus, 31 Oct - 4 Nov 2005

On The Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing 2005
Important Dates for
OTM Workshops

July 1 June 24 Abstracts due date (extended)
July 1 June 24 Papers due date (extended)
Aug 2 Notification
Aug 20 Camera Ready Due
Oct 30- Nov 4 OTM Workshops

Conferences Vol.I (LNCS 3760)
Conferences Vol.II (LNCS 3761)
Workshops (LNCS 3762)

OTM'04 Conferences Vol.I
OTM'04 Conferences Vol.II
OTM'04 Workshops

OTM'03 Conferences
OTM'03 Workshops

First IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 International Workshop on

Web Semantics (SWWS'05)
with a special track on Regulatory Ontologies

November 1 - 2, 2005

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'05)

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS


The IFIP Working Group 2.12 & 12.4 on Semantic Web (http://www.ceebi.research.cbs.curtin.edu.au/semantic/index.php) is a timely active international community of scientists, engineers, and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state of the art of research and practice in the emerging field of Semantic Web, and meanwhile providing input and guidance on the direction, scope, and importance of different aspects of artificial intelligence, data modeling, and software theory and practice to Web semantics. It is unique in that it targets to synthesize the concepts from these diverse fields in a comprehensive fashion in the context of the semantics Web.

The Web has now been in existence for quite some time and its pervasive in its influence on all aspects of society and commerce. It has also produced a major shift in our thinking on the nature and scope of information processing. However in its technological nature and its supporting theoretical foundations, it has remained relatively rudimentary, being currently largely suitable for information dissemination. It is rapidly moving away from this, to application deployment and knowledge deployment that require complex interactions and properly structured underlying semantics. This has been a sudden upsurge of research activity in the problems associated with adding semantics to the Web. This work on semantics will involve data, knowledge, and process semantics. The First IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 International Workshop on Web Semantics will provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished research results, and innovative ideas related to this voluminous quantity of research.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Formal and practical knowledge representation and inference for the semantic Web
  • Design, evaluation, and use of ontology
  • Metadata and knowledge markup
  • Interoperability of data and Web services
  • Semantics of agent and Web interaction
  • Security and trust for the semantic Web
  • Content-based information and knowledge retrieval
  • Information extraction, automatic, and semi-automatic generation of metadata
  • Database technologies for the semantic Web
  • Multimodality and visulaization technologies for the semantic Web
  • Applications on mobile devices
  • Human centred aspects specifically for the semantic Web
  • Impact of semantic Web computing on organizations and society
  • Evaluation of the quality of Web semantics
  • Context-awareness for the semantic Web
  • Semantics for ubiquitous computing
  • Special track on Regulatory Ontologies
    • Engineering of regulatory ontologies: conceptual analysis, representation, modularization and layering, reusability, evolution and dynamics, etc;
    • Multilingual and terminological aspects of regulatory ontologies;
    • Models of legal reasoning (from ontological viewpoint): regulatory compliance, case-based reasoning, reasoning with uncertainty, etc.
    • Sensitivity on and harmonization of regulations;
    • Regulatory metadata and content standardization (e.g. legal-XML/LeXML, ADR/ODR-XML,...);
    • Regulatory ontologies of: property rights, persons and organizations, legal procedures, contracts, legal causality, etc;
    • Task models for socially regulated activities;
    • Experiences with projects and applications involving regulatory ontologies in legal knowledge based systems, legal information retrieval, e-governments, e-commerce;
    • Automated extraction of Information from regulatory documents.


    All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of expression, and relevance to IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4. All submissions must be in English, and will be refereed by a program committee comprising members of the Working Group. Research submissions must not exceed 10 pages following the Springer format. Submissions should be made in PDF format.

    Detailed formating instructions can be found at:


    The paper submission site is located at:


    The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

    Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.


     Abstract Submission Deadline  June 24, 2005 July 1st, 2005
    Paper Submission Deadline June 24, 2005 July 1st, 2005
    Acceptance Notification July 29, 2005 August 2, 2005
    Final Version Due August 20, 2005
    OTM Conferences October 31 - November 4, 2005


    Program Co-Chairs

    • Ling Feng
      University of Twente, The Netherlands

    IFIP WG 2.12 Chair
    • Tharam Dillon
      University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Workshop Vice-Chairs

Program Committee Members

  • Aldo Gangemi (Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy)
  • Amit Sheth (University of Georgia, Athens)
  • André Valente (Knowledge Systems Ventures, USA)
  • Andrew Stranieri (JUSTSYS, Ballarat, Australia)
  • Avigdor Gal (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
  • Carlos Sierra (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
  • Carole Goble (Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK)
  • Carole Hafner (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Cecilia Magnusson Sjoberg (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Chris Bussler (Oracle Corp., US)
  • David Bell (Queen's University, Belfast)
  • Elisa Bertino (CERCS Department of Purdue University, USA)
  • Elizabeth Chang (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
  • Enrico Franconi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
  • Ernesto Damiani (Computer Science Department, Milan University, Italy.)
  • Feng Ling (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands)
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Grigoris Antoniou (University of Crete, Greece)
  • Guiraude Lame (CERSA Université Paris 2, France)
  • Hai Zhuge (Institute of Computing, Chinese Academy of Science)
  • Jaime Delgado (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Jaiwei Han (Department of Computer Science, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois)
  • John Debenham (University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Australia)
  • John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Joost Breuker (Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands)
  • Jos Lehmann (Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Rome Italy)
  • Katia Sycara (Laboratory for Agents Technology, Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Kokou Yetongnon (Universite de Bourgogne, France)
  • Layman Allen (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Leonardo Lesmo (Universita' di Torino, Italy)
  • Ling Liu (CERCS, College of Computing, Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Lizhu Zhou (Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,)
  • Lotfi Zadeh (Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing)
  • Manfred Hauswirth (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Mariano Lopez (Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain)
  • Masood Nikvesh (The Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing)
  • Mihaela Ulieru (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Mohand-Said Hacid (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 LIRIS - Villeurbanne, France)
  • Mukesh Mohania (Database Technologies, IBM India Research Lab, India)
  • Mustafa Jarrar (STARLab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Nicola Guarino (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR))
  • Peter Spyns (Semantics Technology and Applications Research Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Pieree Yves Schobbens (Institut d'Informatique, University of Namur, Belgium)
  • Qing Li (Dept of Computer Eng. and Information Technology, City University of Hong Kong)
  • Radboud Winkels (Leibniz Center for Law, Netherlands)
  • Ramasamy Uthurusamy (General Motors Corporation.)
  • Richard Benjamins (ISOCO, Spain)
  • Rita Temmerman (Erasmushogeschool Brussels, Belgium)
  • Robert Meersman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Robert Tolksdorf (Free university of Berlin, Germany)
  • Said Tabet (The RuleML Initiative, Boston, USA)
  • Stefan Decker (University of Southern California)
  • Susan Urban (Arizona State University , Tempe)
  • Tharam Dillon (University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Australia)
  • Trevor Bench-Capon (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Usuama Fayed (Strategic Data Solutions Group, Yahoo)
  • Valentina Tamma (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Wil van der Aalst (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • York Sure (Institute AIFB (University of Karlsruhe))
  • Zahir Tari (School of Computer Science & IT, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)

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