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AIS Special Interest Group on Semantic Web and Information Systems
AIS SIGSEMIS Vol. 1, Issue 2 (JULY) 2004 ISSUE.
Special Theme "Semantic Web Challenges for Knowledge Management"


For the second time AIS SIGSEMIS Bulletin is on air (Download it from We would like to thank you for your warm receipt
of the first issue which gives us a motive to continue our volunteer hard
work towards more activities and services for our research community.

Our portal site at had 1650 unique visitors (and same
number of AIS SIGSEMIS Bulletin 1(1) downloads) from over 50 countries.
Inside this issue you can find many interesting things. A call for papers
for our SIG Official Peer Reviewed Journal which will be published by IDEA
Group (inaugural issue 1/2005). I invite you to consider this publication
outlet as an interesting and high quality journal in which we will put all
of our efforts in order to meet your high standards for quality and to
communicate high impact research.

The special theme that is discussed in this issue is Semantic Web
Challenges for Knowledge Management: towards the Knowledge Web.

We would like to thank all the contributors of the short articles and
especially the directors and Professors Christoph Bussler and Dieter
Fensel of Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) who contributed to
the special section of DERI presentation. We do believe that you will be
amazed by the quality of the work (done and in progress) at this Leading

We would like to welcome our four new regular columnists: Peter Alesso
(Semantic Search Technology Column), Jessica Chen Burger (Semantic Web
Technologies), Matteo Cristani (Methodologies for the Semantic Web
Column), and Madhu Therani (Semantic Web Basics Column)and to invite you
reading their interesting columns. We would be happy in getting your

In the second issue you will find two excellent interviews:
- Eric Miller, Activity Lead of W3C Semantic Web Activity,and
- Prof. Christoph Bussler from DERI comment on the current and the future
role of the Semantic Web.

Finally we would like to communicate one more interesting piece of news:
Our AIS SIGSEMIS track in ECIS-2005
(, Regensburg Germany, for which you
can find the relevant call for papers in Page 2.

We are looking forward to your active participation and collaboration to
our initiative: AIS SIGSEMIS is an open forum: We invite you to join us
( and to share your thoughts and

We would like finally to wish all the best to the new President of AIS
Rick Watson and to declare that we share and we are great supporters of
his dream for the Association for Information Systems.

On behalf of AIS SIGSEMIS Board,
Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras
Athens University of Economics and Business
Department of Management Science and Technology
ELTRUN - The Research Center, URL://
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Special Theme TOC:

Qasem A.., Heflin J., Efficient Knowledge Management by Extending the
Semantic Web with Local Completeness Reasoning

Sicilia M., The Road Ahead to Competency-Based Learning Activity
Selection: A Semantic Web Perspective,
Computer Science Department, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares
(Madrid), Spain

Dzbor M., Motta E., Uren V., Lei Y., & Hamburg. J. D., Reflection on the
future of knowledge portals
3All Located at Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK

Huang W., Leveraging Knowledge Interoperation Towards The Semantic Era
Centre for Internet Computing, Department of Computer Science, The
University of Hull, UK

Moffett S., Doherty M., SWITCH ON!
Both Located at School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, University of
Ulster at Magee, UK

Golbreich C., Challenges for Knowledge Management in the Biomedical Domain
Laboratoire d’Informatique Médicale, Université Rennes 1, France

Kashyap V., Emergent Semantics: An organizing principle for Biomedical
Informatics and Knowledge Management
Clinical Informatics R&D, Partners Healthcare System, Inc, USA

Aberer K., Cudré-Mauroux P., Semantic Gossiping: Coping with Heterogeneous
Semantic Knowledge Management Systems in the Large
School Of Computer and Communication Sciences EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Abramovich A., On Knowledge Representation issues
Gordon College, Israel

Kim H., Ontologies for the Semantic Web: Can Social Network Analysis Be
Used to Develop Them?
Schulich School of Business, York University

Evangelou C., Karacapilidis N., Emergent Semantics: An ontology model for
the exploitation of knowledge in group decision making settings
Industrial Management and Information Systems Lab, MEAD, University of
Patras, Greece

Georgolios P., Kafentzis K., Mentzas G., Alexopoulos P., Knowledge
Services as Web Services: Representation for retrieval
National Technical University of Athens, Greece