The First China Semantic Web Symposium (CSWS 2007)

Chinese Version

November 19, 2007

Beijing, China.

Organized by IBM Research and W3C China Office.


* Introduction

* Invited Speakers

* Call for Participation

* Program

* Important Dates

* The Venue and Travel Info *


Semantic Web is an active research and development area around the world. In recent years, researchers in China also actively participated in and contributed to the fast advances of Semantic Web technologies. However, Chinese researchers have not formed a strongly connected community yet. Motivated by the fact that more connected communities and more interactions usually lead to more ideas, collaborations, and better research results, we initiated the China Semantic Web Symposium to bring together Chinese semantic web researchers to have face to face discussions and communications. Foreign researchers are also warmly welcomed to the symposium to impact this growing community and track its advances. The format of the symposium consists of invited speaks, presentations, and free discussions.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Ivan Herman
  • W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead.
  • Member of IW3C2 (the committee coordinating the yearly WWW conference series).
Dr. Chris Welty

Call for Participation

Since this is the first China Semantic Web Symposium, we are very open to the topics that can be presented and discussed in the symposium. However, in order to have a more focused and successful face-to-face communication and discussion, the following topics will be especially welcomed:

Presentations and talks on the above or other topics are very welcomed (15 minutes length, PPT or PDF format, preferred in English). We are also happy to hear your suggestions on the topics and format of the symposium. Please submit your presentations, talk abstracts, or any suggestions and ideas to Lei Zhang (lzhangl at and Yue Pan (panyue at no later than Oct.19, 2007.


After presentations and talk abstracts are collected and attendees are confirmed, we will post the program of the symposium.

Time Content Presenter
09:00 - 09:20 Opening Prof. Jing Peng HUAI, BUAA; ??? CRL
09:20 - 10:05 Invited Talk: Semantic Web Applications Dr. Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
10:05 - 10:25 Semantic Web R&D in Shanghai JiaoTong Univ. APEX Lab Prof. Yong YU, Shanghai JiaoTong Univ.
10:25 - 10:40

Coffee Break

10:40 - 11:00 Semantic Web R&D in Tsinghua Univ. KEG Group Prof. Juanzi LI, Tsinghua Univ.
11:00 - 11:20 Putting ontologies to good use Dr. Kavitha Srinivas, IBM Watson Research Center
11:20 - 11:40 TBD Yu Sheng HE, RenMing Hospital Affiliated with Beijing Univ.
11:40 - 12:00 Semantic Web R&D Efforts in IBM China Research Lab Dr. Yue PAN, IBM China Research Lab
12:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:15 Invited Speak: Ontologies and Folksonomies: False Friends Dr. Chris Welty, IBM Watson Research Center
14:15 - 14:35 The Web Resource Space Model Prof. Hai ZHUGE, China Academy of Science
14:35 - 14:55 Searching the Semantic Web with Falcons Prof. Yu Zhong QU, Southeast Univ.
14:55 - 15:10

Coffee Break

15:10 - 15:30 Semantic Web R&D in Zhejiang Univ. Prof. Zhao Hui WU, /Hua Jun CHEN, Zhejiang Univ.
15:30 - 15:50 Knowledge Grid for Economic Science Prof. Xiao Yong DU, Renmin Univ.
15:50 - 16:10 Openning up and Building a High Quality Semantic Web Dr. Yuangui LEI, KMi, Open University, UK
16:25 - 16:55 Free Discussion All
16:55 - 17:05 Summary Dr. Yue PAN, IBM China Research Lab

Important Dates

Venue and Travel Information

The symposium will be held in Express by Holiday Inn, Shangdi, Beijing.