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The First International Workshop on Semantic Web and Web 2.0 in
Architectural, Product and Engineering Design

in conjunction with the Six International Semantic Web Conference
(ISWC 2007) in Busan, Korea
11th November, 2007

Objectives
A product or architectural design development is the realization of
complex, interactive and dynamic design processes requiring a good
balance of creativity and adaptability. In essence, product
development brings together integrated product teams, information,
resources and artefacts. In view of greater competitiveness in
business environments, the reuse of previous proven designs is
increasingly important. A challenge arises since typical design
organizations contain a large number of design documents and drawings
that are stored across distributed and heterogeneous information
systems. Efficient approaches to ensure interoperability, successful
retrieval and integration of disparate information are the core issues
in current design management systems. Accordingly, interest in the
Semantic Web and in Web 2.0 has increased within the design research
community.

The Semantic Web is important, as it is a key element for streamlining
complex design processes, for sharing design knowledge, and for
improving collaboration within distributed design teams. Web 2.0 is
important, as it supports the social aspects of design processes and
enriches formal design knowledge with dynamic, designer-centred
experience. However, introducing such techniques into engineering
organizations often proves difficult due to their complex and
interconnected business processes. As a result, it is difficult to
identify any significant progress within the design community
regarding the applications of both techniques to real projects.
Collective discussions among practitioners and researchers regarding
how best to improve design practices using both techniques would be
helpful. In addition, a discussion of how healthcare and software
engineering researchers have exploited these techniques for medical
and software development applications, respectively, would be of
interest to many engineering designers and researchers in design and
knowledge management.

This workshop aims to encourage the design research community to
exploit Semantic Web and Web 2.0 techniques, facilitate communication
between researchers and practitioners, and identify key research and
implementation issues. In this workshop, the focus will be on
practical applications and techniques for improving design processes.
Such emphasis is particularly important and timely since more design
organisations are considering moving toward using the Semantic Web in
their businesses processes.

Topics of interests

    * Semantic Web-enabled engineering design processes
    * Semantic Web for improving design creativity
    * Semantic Web for collaborative design knowledge acquisition
    * Semantic Web-enabled engineering design intranets
    * Semantic Web for improving knowledge transfer from service to design
    * Semantically enriched design knowledge for improved retrieval and reuse
    * Design knowledge management using the Semantic Web
    * Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to enable tighter
integration of product development processes
    * Design knowledge retrieval and sharing through Social bookmarking services
    * Extracting design knowledge from distributed and heterogeneous
text and images
    * Knowledge Dynamics in Semantic Web and Social Networks
    * Ontologies for improving the level of interoperability of
architectural, product and engineering design
    * Augmenting formal design knowledge models with social network analysis
    * Semantic annotations for annotating large design texts and images
    * Ontologies for product lifecycle model and management
    * Design knowledge representation and reasoning
    * Collaborative design knowledge tagging
    * Building design knowledge repositories using the Semantic Web and Web 2.0
    * Design for context-aware services using the Semantic Web
    * Ontology engineering for design processes and knowledge management

Important dates

    * Full paper submissions: 3rd August, 2007
    * Notification of acceptance: 20th September, 2007
    * Camera ready deadline: 1st October, 2007
    * Workshop: 11th November, 2007

Intended Audience
This workshop is aimed at academic researchers as well as those
working in industry and government departments who are interested in
promoting best design practice using Semantic Web and Web 2.0
techniques. The potential participants of this workshop include:

    * Designers in architectural, product and engineering with
interests in the Semantic Web and Web 2.0 techniques.
    * Researchers in the field of the Semantic Web and Web 2.0 with
interest in the design process.
    * Researchers in the field of design knowledge management
    * Developers of tools designed for the Semantic Web and Web 2.0
application in large engineering organisations.

Organising Committee

    * Sanghee Kim (UK) University of Cambridge [log in to unmask]
    * Rob H. Bracewell (UK) University of Cambridge [log in to unmask]
    * Ken M. Wallace (UK) University of Cambridge [log in to unmask]
    * Fabio Ciravegna (UK) University of Sheffield [log in to unmask]
    * Dean Allemang (USA) TopQuadrant [log in to unmask]
    * Yoshinobu Kitamura (Japan) Osaka University [log in to unmask]
    * Yong Se Kim (Korea) Sungkyunkwan University [log in to unmask]
    * Colin Cadas (UK) Rolls Royce PLC [log in to unmask]

Program Committee

    * Michael Moss (UK) Rolls Royce PLC [log in to unmask]
    * Richard Crowder (UK) University of Southampton [log in to unmask]
    * Gary Wills (UK) University of Southampton [log in to unmask]
    * Myon-Woong Park (Korea) Korea Institute of Science and
Technology [log in to unmask]
    * Il-Hong Suh (Korea) Hanyang University [log in to unmask]
    * Su-hong Lee (Korea) YonSei University [log in to unmask]
    * Hyo-Won Suh (Korea) KAIST, [log in to unmask]
    * Ji-Hyung Park (Korea) Korea Institute of Science and Technology
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    * Yo-Sup Han (Korea) Korea Institute of Science and Technology
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    * SungDo Ha (Korea) Korea Institute of Science and Technology
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    * William Regli (USA) Drexel University [log in to unmask]
    * Rachuri Sudarsan (USA) NIST George Washington University
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    * Eswaran Subrahmanian (USA) Carnegie Mellon University [log in to unmask]
    * David Brown (USA) Worcester Polytechnic Institute [log in to unmask]
    * Imre Horváth(Netherlands) Delft University of Technology
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    * Nicole Segers (Netherlands) De Twee Snoeken Automatisering
nicole.segers@ tweesnoeken.nl
    * Kristina Shea (Germany) Technical University of Munich
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    * Saeema Ahmed (Denmark) Technical University of Denmark [log in to unmask]

Submission
We invite contributions in the form of position papers (maximum 6
pages) in any of the topics of interest of the workshop (but not
limited to them). Alternatively, longer and technical papers (maximum
12 pages) are also welcome. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed.
All submissions should be made electronically through the conference
submission site (will be available in June). We recommend to follow
the format guidelines of ISWC (Springer LNCS). At least one author of
each accepted submission must register for and attend the workshop.

Contact
Sanghee Kim [log in to unmask]

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