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Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools

located at the 1st Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2006)

September 3-7, 2006

Beijing, China.

* List of accepted papers: click here *

* Workshop final program (updated, Sept.1): click here *

Workshop Theme Invited Speaker Topics of Interest Important Dates Submission Guidelines Organizers Programme Committee

Workshop Theme

With the help of W3C on the world standards of RDF, OWL, Semantic Web Rule Language and Semantic Web Serivces, there emerges many interesting applications based on Semantic Web technologies, such as eHealth, eGovernment, eTourism, Semantic Blogging, Semantic Wiki, Semantic e-Business, eCommerce, Semantic Grid, eCommunity, eLearning, eScience and so on. Some predict a killer application may finally bootstrap the Semantic Web. Some predict small Semantic Webs within specific application domains and environments may take form first and evolve and interconnect to each other later to form the one Semantic Web. Whichever is true, applications that demonstrate the value of the Semantic Web technologies and vision is critically important for the widespread adoption and bootstrapping of Semantic Web.

On the other hand, building applications that use Semantic Web technologies is still a relatively new practice for most software developers. They need to deal with new kinds of artifacts (e.g. ontologies, rules, and facts), new kinds of operations (e.g. mapping, transformation, SPARQL query and reasoning) on these artifacts and probably new kinds of user interactions and visualizations. Hence, tools to help deal with these artifacts and operations in Semantic Web application development is in high demand.

This workshop intents to bring together both Semantic Web applications and Semantic Web tools researchers and developers to present and discuss the latest progress in each area, to identify the gap between the applications and needed tools, and to possibly blueprint the roadmap of the Semantic Web applications and their supporting tools.

This workshop will target at both academic and industrial audience and tries to identify the gap of applying Semantic Web technology to real life cases and of applying Semantic Web tools to building applications. It can provide important feedback to Semantic Web community, especially the W3C Working Group on Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment.

Panel Topic

Web 2.0 vs. Semantic Web

Invited Speaker

Yue Pan, Senior Manager, Information and Knowledge, IBM China Research Lab.

Topics of Interest

The main topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following:

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines

Papers are solicited for any of the topics of interest listed above. We invite contributions of different kinds. We solicit regular research papers which may report on:

In addition, we invite people wishing to participate in the workshop to submit a short position paper concerning statements of interest, or technical or policy issues. Spaces will be limited and those who have submitted a paper will be given priority for registration. Both types of papers will provide the framework for the discussions during the workshop. Papers must be written in English.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee, and selected on the basis of their relevance and originality. Both research and position papers should be formatted according to the official formatting guidelines of the ASWC 2006 main conference. Research papers should not exceed 8 pages, while position statements should not exceed 2 pages.

All enquiries and submissions should be directed to Omair Shafiq ( and Lei Zhang (


Programme Committee