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Call for Workshop Proposals

ISWC 2005 Workshops have been decided upon.
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For your information, here is the earlier 'Call' which is now past.

The ISWC2005 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program of ISWC2005, the Fourth International Semantic Web Conference, to be held November 6-10, 2005, in Galway, Ireland. Workshops will be held on Monday, November 7, 2005.

The purpose of the workshops is to provide an informal setting for workshop participants to discuss technical issues, to exchange research ideas, and to develop a community in the quickly emerging field of the Semantic Web. Workshop proposals should address current issues related to the Semantic Web that will benefit from small-group information exchange and discussion. Workshops are intended to be genuine interactive events and not mini-conferences. We expect to have a wide range of workshops, including those that:

  • focus onfundamental research issues
  • bring together researchers from different disciplines
  • support the interaction of research and industry for the deployment of Semantic Web applications.

Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a full day. We strongly advise having more than one organizer, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic. Workshop attendees must pay the ISWC2005 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.

Please submit an informal letter expressing your intent to propose a workshop and containing the workshop title, topics, and a list of organizers as early as possible, but no later than March 4th, 2005. This letter is optional but we kindly request the workshop organizers to submit it. Workshop proposals are due on March 18th, 2005.


March 4, 2005 Intent to propose a workshop due
March 18, 2005 Workshop proposals due
March 31, 2005 Notification of proposal acceptance
April 21, 2005 URL for the workshop web page due
October 7, 2005 Electronic version of working notes for the workshop due
November 7, 2005 Workshop day
November 6-10 ISWC2005 Technical Program.

Requirements for Workshop Proposal Submission

Workshop proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length, preferably 1-2 pages. They should contain the following information:

  • The title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that it will focus on.
  • A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
  • A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
    A brief description of the proposed workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussion.
  • An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day meeting.
  • A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, or to be held in 2005.
  • The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee and short description of their relevant experience. This committee should consist of two or three people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed, preferably not coming from the same institution.

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Producing a "Call for Papers/Participation" for their workshop. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the ISWC community. It should also mention that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the ISWC2005 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe the process by which the Organizing Committee will select the participants.
  • Arranging additional publicity for the workshop, such as distributing the Call to relevant newsgroups, mailing lists, and especially to potential audiences from outside the Semantic Web community
  • Producing a web page for the workshop and submitting the URL for the web page to the workshop chair no later than April 30, 2005
  • Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.
  • Selecting the participants and the format of the workshop.
  • Producing an electronic version of any working notes for the workshop.

The ISWC2005 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole on the conference's web page. The ISWC2005 page will provide a link to a workshop's local page.
  • Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
  • Printing working notes for the workshop.
  • In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop time.

Submitting a Proposal

To indicate your intent to propose a workshop, please send an email message with no attachments to

Workshop proposals may be submitted in one of the two formats: ASCII text or PDF.

Please send your proposals and any inquiries by email to:

The ISWC2005 Workshop Chair is Natasha Noy (Stanford University).

Workshop Program at ISWC2004

For your reference, you can browse the workshop program at the previous International Semantic Web conference, ISWC 2004.


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