[Crm-sig] CFP: 2nd International Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web, collocated with ISWC 2011

Daniel Vila dvila at delicias.dia.fi.upm.es
Thu Jul 21 14:17:50 EEST 2011

Apologies for cross-posting


Second Call for Papers

2nd Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web,

collocated with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2011) in
Bonn, Germany.


Given the substantial growth of Web users that create and update knowledge
all over the world in languages other than English, multilingualism has
become an issue of major interest for the Semantic Web community. This
process has been accelerated due to initiatives such as the Linked Data
project, which encourages not only governments and public institutes to make
their data available to the public, but also private organizations in
domains such as medicine, geography, music etc. These actors often publish
their data sources in their respective languages, and as such, in order to
make this information interoperable and accessible to members of other
linguistic communities, multilingual knowledge representation, access and
translation are an impending need.

Given the success of the first edition of this workshop, which was
co-located with the 19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2010),
we were encouraged to organize the second version of this series. In this
second edition we will have a special focus on:

• representation of multilingual information and language resources in
Semantic Web and Linked Data formats
• cross-lingual discovery and representation of mappings between
multilingual Linked Data vocabularies and datasets
• cross-lingual querying of knowledge repositories and Linked Data
• machine translation and localization strategies for the Semantic Web

Further topics of interest include:

• standards and best practices for representing multilingual data on the Web
• transformation of (multilingual) resources to Semantic Web and Linked Data
• architectures and infrastructure for a truly multilingual Semantic Web
• models for multilingualism in knowledge representation, in particular OWL
and RDF(S)
• localization of ontologies to multiple languages, incl. label translation,
multilingual terms
• lexicon models for ontologies
• automatic integration of (multilingual) lexicons with ontologies
• multilingual and cross-lingual ontology-based information extraction and
ontology population
• multilingual aspects of semantic search of knowledge repositories
• multilingual aspects of ontology verbalization
• ontology learning across languages

Important Dates
August 15th - submission deadline
September 5th - notification
September 10th - camera-ready deadline
October 23th or 24th - workshop

Submission will be through the Easy Chair system: https://www.easychair.org/
We will accept long papers of at most 12 pages (LNCS), short papers
describing preliminary results (max. 6 pages) as
well as position papers describing work on progress or planned work (max. 6

Organizing Committee

Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, OEG - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Web: http://www.oeg-upm.net/index.**php/en/phd/52-emontiel<http://www.oeg-upm.net/index.php/en/phd/52-emontiel>

John McCrae, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC – University of Bielefeld
Web: http://www.sc.cit-ec.uni-**bielefeld.de/people/jmccrae<http://www.sc.cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de/people/jmccrae>

Paul Buitelaar, DERI - National University of Ireland, Galway
Web: http://www.paulbuitelaar.net/

Philipp Cimiano, Semantic Computing Group, CITEC – University of Bielefeld
Web: http://www.cimiano.de

Program Committee
Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Dimitra Anastasiou, Language & Literary Studies, University of Bremen,
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT, Knowledge Engineering, Cognition and
Cooperation, France
Roberto Basili, Universita Tor Vergata, Rome - Artificial Intelligence
group, Italy
Kalina Boncheva - Natural Language Processing Group, University of
Sheffield, UK
Francis Bond, NICT - Language Infrastructure Group, Japan
Christopher Brewster, Aston University - Operations and Information
Management Group, UK
Nicoletta Calzolari, ILC-CNR - Computational Linguistics Institute, Italy
Jeremy Carroll, TopQuadrant, USA
Key-Sun Choi, KAIST - Semantic Web Research Center, South-Korea
Thierry Declerck, DFKI - Language Technology Lab, Germany
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR - Semantic Technology Laboratory, Italy
Asuncion Gómez Pérez, OEG, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Gregory Grefenstette, Exalead, France
Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Michael Hausenblas, DERI, Nat. Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Laura Hollink, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Group, the Netherlands
Ernesto William De Luca, Universitaet Magdeburg - Data and Knowledge
Engineering Group, Germany
Vanessa López, KMI, Open University, UK
Gerard de Melo, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
Sergei Nirenburg, University of Maryland - Institute for Language and
Information Technologies, USA
Alessandro Oltramari, Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Psychology,
Pittsburgh, USA
Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI - Semantic Media Interfaces & VU - Intelligent
Systems, the Netherlands
Wim Peters, University of Sheffield - Natural Language Processing group, UK
Laurette Pretorius, University of South Africa - School of Computing,
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University – CS Dept., Lab for Linguistics and
Computation, USA
Felix Sasaki, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany
Marta Sabou, Department of New Media Technology – MODUL University, Vienna
Martin Volk, Universitaet Zürich - Institute of Computational Linguistics,
Piek Vossen, Vrije Universiteit - Dept. of Language, Cognition and
Communication, the Netherlands
Yong Yu, Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,

The workshop is endorsed and sponsored by the Monnet project (
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