Journal of Computing and Informatics

Special Issue on Semantic e-Science

CFP Content and Topics

As semantic technologies are being widely accepted in various e-science areas such as life science or bioinformatics, it is necessary and urgent to offer semantically enriched methods, tools, middleware to facilitate semantic modeling, system building, searching, and data analyzing in e-science applications.

The aim of this special issue is to ground Semantic e-Science firmly on the needs of the Semantic Web and general science research community. We want to encourage and stimulate discussion about the current state of the art in Semantic e-Science and its future direction. Currently, ontologies and the Semantic Web attract researchers from all around the world and from various disciplines.


Main topics of interest include but are not limited to:


l      Semantic e-Science Foundations:


Semantic Infrastructure and Architecture for e-Science

Semantic Web and Grid middleware

Service Oriented Architecture for Semantic Grid

Scalability and flexibility of e-Science infrastructure

Semantic Data Integration for e-Science

Semantic Web services for e-Science

Ontology Engineering for e-Science

Web Trust for e-Science

Knowledge Management for e-Science

Complex e-Science Process Management

Complex Semantic Network


l      Semantic Web Applications and Ontologies for:


System Biology, Bio&Medical Informatics

Complex Biological Network Modeling.

Geography, Environment and Climate

Chemistry, Physics and Mechanics

Web Service applications

P2P applications

Digital Libraries and Scientific Publication

Ubiquitous and Mobile Semantic Web applications

Information Retrieval and Machine Learning

HCI issues and Usability

Case study and user issues


Submission Guidelines:

Interested authors should submit an electronic PDF and source version of their papers to Huajun Chen (huajunsir@gmail.com) prior to the paper submission deadline. Authors need to follow the CAI LaTeX style to prepare their manuscript.


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: Nov 22, 2006

Completion of First-Round Reviews: Dec 22, 2006

Revised Papers (after Revisions): Jan. 22, 2007

Publication Materials Due: Feb 22, 2007

Publication: in a Fall 2007 issue.


Special Issue Guest Editors:

Huajun Chen, huajunsir@gmail.com College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, and YCMI, Yale University.

Yimin Wang, ywa@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Gemany.

Zhaohui Wu, wzh@zju.edu.cn College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University.

Peter Haase, pha@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Gemany.