CfP: Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web

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     Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web /

                co-located with
      2nd European Semantic Web Conference
         May 30, 2005, Heraklion, Greece


Large parts of the current Web rely on scripting languages such as Python,
PHP, Perl, JavaScript, ASP, JSP, ActionScript and ColdFusion. These
languages are the tools of a generation of web programmers who use them to
quickly create server-side and client-side web applications. Support for
scripting languages is widely deployed within the current web
infrastructure: PHP for example is installed on 16 million domains. It
is therefore likely that scripting languages will also play a crucial role
in the Semantic Web gaining critical mass.

Scripting languages are lightweight and easy to learn, but on the other
mature enough to be used within complex applications, as the Mozilla, Zope
and CWM projects show. Many deployed Semantic Web applications, for example
in the FOAF and RSS communities, are already using these languages and
it is
likely that the process of RDF-izing existing database-backed websites,
wikis, weblogs and CMS will largely rely on scripting languages.

The workshop aims to bring together for the first time developers of the
base infrastructure for scripting languages with practitioners building
applications using these languages. The goal of the workshop is to give an
overview of the current support for Semantic Web technologies within
scripting languages, to showcase innovative Semantic Web applications
relying on these languages.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Semantic Web frameworks and APIs for scripting languages
* RDF parsers and serializers for scripting languages
* RDF repositories and query languages implemented using scripting
* Semantic Web Service frameworks for scripting languages
* Reasoning engines implemented using scripting languages
* Semantic Web publishing and data syndication frameworks

* Semantic Web applications using scripting languages
* Approaches to RDF-izing existing applications
* Wikis, weblogs, data syndication and content management applications
using RDF
* RDF/OWL editors and authoring environments
* Semantic Web Mining and Social Network Analysis
* Scripting applications using FOAF, RSS, ATOM, DOAP, LOM, Dublin Core
* Tools and methodologies for the semantic annotation of web data

* Rapid development techniques for the Semantic Web
* Employment of scripting language characteristics for Semantic Web
* Scalability and benchmarks of Semantic Web scripting applications


We seek two kinds of papers: Full papers that and short papers. Full papers
should not exceed ten pages in length. Short papers are expected to be four
to six pages. Papers from both categories will be peer-reviewed by three
independent reviewers. Both full papers and short papers will be
included in
the workshop proceedings.


Papers should be submitted electronically via the workshop website in PDF
format. Papers must be formatted according to Springer LNCS. Please see for details.

Papers must me submitted electronically by March 30, 2005. Notification of
the reviewing results will be made on April 28, 2005. Final camera-ready
versions of accepted papers must be provided electronically by May 5, 2005.

SFSW will be a one day workshop consisting of an introduction about the use
of scripting languages in the context of the semantic web, presentations of
submitted papers, and (probably) a panel as well as time for discussion.


* Chris Bizer, Freie Universitt Berlin, Germany
* Libby Miller, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
* Sren Auer, Universitt Leipzig, Germany


* Danny Ayers, Independent Author, Italy
* Dave Beckett, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
* Matt Biddulph, BBC, United Kingdom
* Dan Brickley, W3C, United Kingdom
* Stefan Decker, DERI, Ireland
* Edd Dumbill, O'Reilly, United Kingdom
* Leigh Dodds, Ingenta, United Kingdom
* Klaus-Peter Fhnrich, Universitt Leipzig, Germany
* Axel Hecht, Mozilla Europe, Germany
* Ben Forta, Macromedia, United States
* Morten Frederiksen, MFD Consult, Denmark
* Andi Gutmans, Zend, Israel
* Chris Goad, Map Bureau, United States
* Gunnar AA. Grimnes, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
* Heinrich Herre, Universitt Leipzig, Germany
* Masahide Kanzaki, Keio University, Japan
* Daniel Krech, University of Maryland, United States
* Jim Ley, Independent Developer, United Kingdom
* Benjamin Nowack, Independent Developer, Germany
* Uche Ogbuji, Fourthought, United States
* Sean Palmer, Independent Developer, United Kingdom
* Alberto Reggiori, @Semantics, Italy
* Guus Schreiber, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
* Andy Seaborne, Hewlett-Packard, United Kingdom
* Adam Souzis, Kinecta, United States
* Robert Tolksdorf, Freie Universitt Berlin, Germany
* Anette Weisbecker, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft - IAO, Germany


Updated information about the workshop is found on the workshop website /
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