Call for Papers

6th Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives
SWAP 2010
Bressanone-Brixen, Italy - September 21-22, 2010

Organized by the KRDB Research Centre
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Colocated with the 4th Int. Conf. on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems


The Semantic Web is currently one of the most interesting and ambitious challenges that the scientific and technological community is facing. While great progresses have been made in terms of consolidation of base philosophy and infrastructure, new issues, technologies, and tools are emerging.

These issues include creating, presenting and managing Semantic Web content, making semantics explicit in order to automatically integrate data from different sources, and to search for information based on its meaning rather than its syntactic form.

New and advanced methods, models, tools, and technologies for services related to creation, access, retrieval, integration, and filtering of Web content are being developed at the intersection of relevant disciplines that are making the Semantic Web fly, such as Artificial Intelligence, Databases and Information Systems, Distributed Computing, Multimedia Systems, Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction, Social Networks, and Web Science.

Applications that use Semantic Web technologies and succeed in leveraging the added value of semantics on the Web are emerging. However, designing and building them is still a challenge due to the rapid evolution of standards, technologies, and tools, and the need for well-established methodologies. This happens in the context of a widespread interest in semantic techniques for web data access and integration, e.g. for linked open data, microformats, and social networks.

SWAP 2010 aims at being a relaxed meeting for brainstorming and debating among international researchers and developers on the Semantic Web, with a special focus on aspects which can enable wide-scale use of Semantic Web technologies. See below for a detailed list of topics.


The workshop aims at attracting researchers, developers and interested practitioners alike. The setting for the workshop is highly interactive, and presentations are expected to focus on practical issues and the underlying theoretical aspects and open problems, reporting both on learned experiences and on ongoing work. The presentation language is English.

Submission requirements

We encourage submissions from researchers and practitioners in academia, industry, government, and consulting. Submitted manuscripts may describe either:
  • original research, or work in progress that is sufficiently mature to be presented to the Semantic Web community at large;
  • work that is of high relevance for the Semantic Web community and that has already been published or accepted recently (i.e., in 2009 or 2010) at a highly ranked conference in the Semantic Web area (ISWC, ESWC) or in related areas (e.g., KR, IJCAI, AAAI, PODS, SIGMOD, VLDB, ...);
  • a position statement on one or more aspects of relevance for the Semantic Web.

We especially welcome what the authors consider as their recent most important contribution to Semantic Web research, whether original, work in progress, or already accepted or published.

Authors should clearly indicate on the cover page to which of the above categories (original, work in progress, accepted, published, or position paper) their submission belongs. For already published or accepted papers they should indicate also the publication venue and date.

Papers will be reviewed by the PC co-chairs and the members of the SWAP steering committee, to judge relevance to SWAP and potential interest for the Semantic Web community. Based on the evaluation, papers will be accepted either for oral presentation, or for poster presentation. Submissions that are not relevant to SWAP 2010 will be rejected.

Accepted contributions will be distributed in electronic format at the workshop. After the workshop, selected contributions will undergo a further critical reviewing process and, if accepted, will be published online in a volume of post-workshop proceedings of the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series, ISSN 1613-0073,

Papers must be submitted electronically using the EasyChair submission system. Manuscripts should be in pdf and formatted according to the Springer LNCS style. Information concerning typesetting can be obtained directly from Springer at The maximum length of submissions is 16 pages for regular papers (original, work in progress, accepted, or published), and 2 pages for positions papers.

Important dates

01/9/2010 Paper submission deadline
08/9/2010 Author notification
15/9/2010 Final version due
21-22/9/2010 SWAP 2010 Workshop


The workshop will cover both theoretical and implementation issues that relate to Semantic Web applications. The following is a partial list of topics of interests:

* Applications of Semantic Web technologies, such as:
- Semantic Web in life sciences and e-science
- Semantic Web for e-business
- Semantic Web for e-government
- Semantic Web for e-learning
- Semantic Web for P2P systems and grids
- Semantic Web and multimedia
- Novel Semantic Web applications
- Presentation and discussions of application scenarios
* Representation and Management of Semantic Web data
- Methodologies for Semantic Web data management
- Tools for Semantic Web data management
- Robust, scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
- Data semantics and linked data
- Searching and querying Semantic Web data
- Machine learning and information extraction on the Semantic Web
- Large-scale knowledge management
- Semantic coordination, integration, matching, interoperability
- Semantic Web mining
- Semantic information retrieval
- Semantic wikis
- Semantic Web middleware
- Systems of annotation extraction
* Ontologies and Languages in the Semantic Web
- Ontology design, extraction, and evolution
- Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
- Reasoning over ontologies and data
- Linked data and microformats
- New languages for the Semantic Web
- Web 2.0-based ontology learning
- Semantic Web services
* User Interfaces to the Semantic Web
- Visualizing Semantic Web data
- Natural language technologies for the Semantic Web
- Assistive technologies and the Semantic Web
- Web 2.0 personalization
- Web 2.0 technologies for recommender systems
* Social Semantic Web
- Social networks on the Semantic Web
- Semantic Portals
- Semantic Web technology for collaboration and cooperation
- Semantic Web personalization
- Semantic Web trust, privacy, security, and intellectual
property rights
- Analysis of social online communities
- Social aspects of distributed cooperative annotation
* Semantic Web Agents
* Evaluation and benchmarking of Semantic Web techniques and tools


- Paolo Traverso, University of Trento (general chair)
- Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (PC co-chair)
- Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari (PC co-chair)
- Mariano Rodriguez-Muro (local arrangements)

SWAP Steering Committee

- Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento
- Oreste Signore, W3C Office in Italy/CNR
- Heiko Stoermer, FBK, Trento, Italy
- Giovanni Tummarello, FBK Trento, Italy & DERI Galway, Ireland

See for previous editions of SWAP.

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