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 Call for Papers: Semantic Web in Use
 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011)
http://iswc2011.semanticweb.org/calls/semantic-web-in-use/
October 23 - 27, 2011
Bonn, Germany
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Semantic technologies continue to make the transition from research labs
into mainstream adoption. The In-Use track at ISWC 2011 provides a forum for
the community to explore the benefits and challenges of applying semantic
technology in real-life applications and contexts, such as industry,
science, society, or government.

Submissions to the ISWC In-Use track may employ scientific methods
(qualitative and/or quantitative) to understand in greater detail the
deployment of semantic technologies (online or offline), or present novel
practical approaches that are relevant to the deployment of semantics but
may not otherwise gain an outlet in the ISWC series.  Papers will be
evaluated on how the use of semantic technologies impacts and provides
utility to a distributed base of users.

Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also
published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings. At least one
author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present
the paper there.

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Important Dates
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Submissions Due: June 23, 2011   (11:59pm Hawaii time)
Notification:  August 8, 2011
Camera-ready:  August 28, 2011

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Topics of Interest
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We invite the submission of original papers organized around some of the
following aspects:

 - Description and analysis of concrete problems and user requirements in
specific domains, for which semantic technologies can provide a solution
 - Description of implementation and use of semantic applications in a
specific domain
 - Analysis and evaluation of usability and uptake of Semantic Web tools and
technologies
 - Assessment of the pros and cons of using semantic technologies to solve a
particular and practical problem
  - Pragmatics of using or deploying Semantic Web technologies in real-world
scenarios
 - Comparison with alternative approaches that use conventional or competing
technologies
 - Learned lessons and best practices from deploying and using an
application or service based on Semantic Web technologies
 - Assessment of costs and benefits of implementing, deploying, using, and
managing Semantic Web technologies
 - Analysis of risks and opportunities of using Semantic Web technologies in
organizations with respect to their businesses and customers


The Semantic Web In-use papers will be evaluated on their relevance to the
track, rigor in the methodology and analysis used to reach conclusions,
originality, readability, and usefulness to developers, researchers, and
practitioners.

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Submission Details
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Submissions and reviewing will be handled using a reviewing system. Details
will be announced soon.

Submissions must be in PDF. Submissions must be formatted in the style of
the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS). Submissions must be no longer than 16 pages. Papers that exceed this
limit will be rejected without review.

For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions at
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations
for the abstract of their submission, which will be made available on the
conference web site. Details will be provided at the time of acceptance.

ISWC 2011 will not accept papers to the Semantic Web In-Use track that, at
the time of submission, are under review for or have already been published
in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. The
conference organizers may share information on submissions with other venues
to ensure that this rule is not violated.

Authors of papers submitted to the ISWC In-Use track (whether accepted or
not) are encouraged to also consider submitting their work to the ISWC 2011
Poster and Demo track and/or to the Semantic Web Challenge, where
appropriate. Please note that such submissions must be made separately to
In-Use track submissions and must adhere strictly to the submission
requirements for these tracks.

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Semantic Web in Use Chairs
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Harith Alani, KMi, Open University, UK
Jamie Taylor, Google

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