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Note that the submission deadline has been extended to July 1st, 2011.
Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups
the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific
In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended
article versions to one of the IARIA Journals:

============== SEMAPRO 2011 | Call for Papers ===============


SEMAPRO 2011: The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Semantic

November 20-25, 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal

General page:

Call for Papers:

- regular papers
- short papers (work in progress)
- industrial presentations
- posters
- ideas

Submission page:

Submission deadline: July 1st, 2011

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Please note the Poster Forum and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of
concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running
experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are
invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review
in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to,
topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms
of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business
presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and comply with the Editorial rules:

SEMAPRO 2011 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Basics on semantics
Fundamental of semantics processing; Semantic-based techniques for feature
selection; Semantic-based pruning; Semantic interoperability; Semantics
uncertainty; Semantics pre-processing and post-processing; Semantics
harmonization; Constraint-based semantics processing; Embedded semantics
into the discovery process; Semantics in spatial and spatio-temporal

Ontology fundamentals for semantic processing
Ontology learning; Ontology for semantic interoperability; Ontologies and
data pre-processing; Ontology-based evaluation and semantic patterns;
Global core ontologies; Progressive ontologies; Bridging semantics through
ontologies; Ontology mapping and ontology visualization; Ontology in
information systems; Ontology-based semantic mediation; Ontology design
and maintenance for conceptual model integration; Reverse engineering of
ontologies from conceptual models

Semantic technologies
Basics of Ontology and Semantic Web; Semantic storing, computing,
representation, communications; Semantic-driven system design; Syntactic
and semantic processing models; Hardware and software support for semantic
processing; Microprocessors for semantic processing; Multi-model semantic
systems; Semantic annotation of multimedia supports; Semantic multimedia
information retrieval; Natural language semantic processing; Context-based
semantic processing; Content-based semantic processing; Scalability to the
Web level; Performance in semantic processing; Information security in
semantic processing

Semantic Deep Web
Ontology plug-in search; Information extraction from the Deep Web
/e-commerce sites/; Semantic Deep Web annotation and indexing; Deep
Web-based ontology; Semantic Deep Web crawlers; Semantic browsing and
visualization; Semantic Deep Web data fusion; Semiautomatic ontology
generation; Metrics for quality of ontology; Similarity measures for
ontology alignment; Measurements for quality of search; Tools for semantic
Deep Web

Semantic reasoning
Reasoning methods; Reasoning for the Web; Ontology expressiveness;
Ontology alignment, mapping and merging; Expressing formal semantics;
Languages (RDF, RDF Schema, OWL, etc); Robustness of reasoning on the Web;
Patterns on semantic reasoning; Querying and searching; Scalable and
tolerant reasoning; Dynamic reasoning for the Semantic Web; Ontologies and
problem-solving methods; Computational learning theory; Approximate
reasoning/computing; Strategies for abstraction and compression of
information; Cognitive semantic reasoning; Attention semantic scoping;
Recency-based self-optimizing memory; Cost-benefit trade-off reasoning
models; Negotiation in obtaining near-optimal reasoning results under
bounded resources

Semantic content searching
Methodologies for innovative information retrieval technologies;
Combinatorial search; Massive search-spaces with heuristics (e.g., based
on Monte Carlo simulations); Searching using metadata, semantics, and
ontology; Advanced searching in digital libraries; Advanced use of RDF and
OWL; Expressiveness of the content ontologies; Inherent inconsistency and
incompleteness of data on the Web; Scalability of semantic processing;
Specialized search engines (Hakia, Matrixware and seekda)

Hypertext and hypermedia semantic
Hypertext techniques and semantic applications; Hypertext and ontologies;
Hypertext semantic models; Spatial semantic hypertext; Self-organized
hypertext; Semantic adaptive hypertext; Web and hypertext link analysis;
Hypertexts and semantic Web; Hypertext semantic applications

Semantic voice-video-speech (VVS) searching
Engines and methods for VVS advanced searching; Patterns in VVS searching;
Contextual VVS searching; Rapid VVS searching; Accuracy in VVS searching;
Noise in VVS searching; Performance in VVS searching; Metrics for VVS
searching; Text and VVS searching; Applications of VVS

Semantic multimedia
Efficient storage of structured data that scale to a very large size;
Automatic generation of multimedia presentations; Advanced process for
multimedia information mining; Semantic metadata extraction; Annotation
tools and methods for content semantics; Media ontology
generation/learning/reasoning; Semantic multimedia streaming; Semantics
enabled multimedia applications

Semantic social media
Community detection and evolution in social media; Recommendation and
ranking systems; Search in social media; Event detection, trend
identification and tracking in social media; Influence, trust and
reputation in social media; Opinion/sentiment analysis, polarity
identification; Feed distillation and ranking blogs; Mining microblogging
and real time data; Folksonomy, tag semantics, clustering and usage;
Advertising models for the social web; Indexing social media content,
index freshness; Visualizing social network data; Spam detection, social
network spam and profile spam

Semantic networking
Semantic-based QoS (Quality of Service) control and scheduling; Semantic
QoE (Quality of Experience) evaluation; Semantic-based Internet data
streaming and delivery; Semantics enabled networking and middleware;
Semantic routing; Semantic interfaces

Domain-oriented semantic applications
Semantics for managing pharmaceutical data; Semantic processing for
biomedical knowledge; Speech, text and picture recognition; Semantic email
workflow and content; Semantic blogs and wikis; Semantic email addressing;
Semantic web and digital libraries; Semantic processing in e-Health;
Semantic-driven tutoring systems

Economics and governance of semantics technologies
Organizational views; Legal; Business; Regulations; Assessment; Standards;
Harmonization; Cross-nation mediation

Semantic applications/platforms/tools
Market for semantic technologies; Applications, services and systems based
on semantic processing; User friendly semantic system integration tools;
Ontology-based data transformation and data migration tools; Ontology
mapping tools and languages; Ontology-enabled interoperability in
e-science, life sciences, e-business, culture; Commercial cost models for
semantic applications; Semantic solutions for business intelligence;
Semantic processing platforms ; Supporting ontology platforms/tools
(Protégé, etc); Semantic query languages (SPARQL, etc); Ontology-enabled
search engines; Semantic Web search engines; Interoperability of data,
systems, and organizations; Experiments and lessons learned; Standard


*SEMAPRO Advisory Chairs*
René Witte, Concordia University - Montréal, Canada
Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Bich-Lien Doan, SUPELEC, France

*SEMAPRO 2011 Industry Liaison Chairs*
Peter Haase, Fluid Operations, Germany
Thorsten Liebig, derivo GmbH - Ulm, Germany

*SEMAPRO 2011 Research Liaison Chair*
Nima Dokoohaki, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)-Kista, Sweden


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