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-- Proceedings now available online on Springer Verlag --
1st International Workshop On

Networking for Distributed Knowledge Management (NDKM'07)

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, Nov 25 - 30, 2007

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Workshop Topic and Content

The way in which people (and systems) access and use knowledge has changed beyond all recognition over recent years, and technologies such as the Semantic Web hold the promise and expectation that further, perhaps more radical changes have yet to occur. At the heart of this knowledge revolution, however, is the belief that knowledge must be accessible and maintainable across a wide range of devices and networks, in other words, in a distributed environment. Hence, many of the challenges posed by our expectations concerning knowledge use and management in the future must be met by the underlying network and communications infrastructure.

The aim of this workshop is to serve as an active forum for researchers in the fields of knowledge management and intelligent networking and communications to meet and exchange ideas and current research with the goal of finding solutions to the problems of distributed knowledge management.


Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • ontology-based routing by content
  • meta-data management in P2P networks
  • communications support for distributed reasoning
  • web topologies and distributed agents
  • content-based networking for distributed collaboration and virtual communities
  • decentralized access control and trust
  • protocols, techniques and methodologies for semantic interoperability in distributed environments
  • integration of knowledge networks and devices
  • experience, performance evaluation, and benchmarking of deployed systems


  Abstract Submission Deadline   June 15, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline June 30, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Acceptance Notification August 15, 2008
Camera Ready Due August 25, 2008
Registration Due August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences November 9 - 14, 2008


Authors are invited to submit either research papers or proposals for demos. All papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers must be in English. Research papers must no exceed 10 pages in length. Demo proposals may be up to 4 pages in length and describe the main features of the software to be demonstrated, and how it relates to the theme of the workshop.

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:

The paper submission site is located at

Failure to comply with the above formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

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


  • Dr. Simon Courtenage

    School of Informatics

    University of Westminster

    115 New Cavendish Street

    London, W1W 6UW, UK (primary contact)

    Phone: +44 (0)207 911 5000 x. 3955

    Fax: +44 (0)207 911 5089

  • Dr. David Lewis

    Knowledge and Data Engineering Group

    Dept. of Computer Science

    Trinity College Dublin

    Dublin 2

    Republic of Ireland

    Tel: +353 1 608 2158

  • Dr. Thanassis Tiropanis

    Athens Information Technology Center (AIT)

    Markopoulo Av. PO. BOX 68

    19002 Peania, Athens, Greece

    Phone: +30 210 668 2778

    Fax: +30 210 668 2703

Program Committee Members

  • Lampros Stergioulas - Brunel University, UK
  • Colin Allison - University of St. Andrews, UK
  • Ioannis Christou - AIT, Greece
  • Ippokratis Pandou - Carnagie-Mellon University, USA
  • Maurice Mulvenna - University of Ulster, UK
  • Gu Tao - Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Silvana Castano - Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Shamima Paurobally - University of Westminster, UK
  • Mario Cannataro - University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
  • Annika Hinze - University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • John Keeney - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Sheth Amit - Wright State University, USA
  • Simon Dobson - University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Lorcan Coyle - University College Dublin, Ireland