AAAI2007's Workshop on Semantic e-Science (SeS07)
23 July, 2007, Vancouver, Canada, co-located with AAAI’07, Workshop Program
Call for Papers

As semantic technology has been gaining momentum in various e-Science areas (for example, W3C’s new interest group for semantic web health care and life science), it is important to offer semantic-based methodologies, tools, middleware to facilitate scientific knowledge modeling, logical-based hypothesis checking, semantic data integration and application composition, integrated knowledge discovery and data analyzing for different e-Science applications.


Partially influenced by the Artificial Intelligence community, the Semantic Web researchers have largely focused on formal aspects of semantic representation languages or general-purpose semantic application development, with inadequate consideration of requirements from specific science areas. On the other hand, general science researchers are growing ever more dependent on the web, but they have no coherent agenda for exploring the emerging trends on the semantic web technologies. It urgently requires the development of a multi-disciplinary field to foster the growth and development of e-Science applications based on the semantic technologies and related knowledge-based approaches.


Following the success of SeS2006 ( ), SeS2007 aims to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for researchers from both the Semantic Web community, and general science communities including the life science community.

Semantic e-Science Foundations:
  • Knowledge Representation for e-Science
  • Ontology Engineering for e-Science
  • Knowledge Integration for e-Science
  • Knowledge Management for e-Science
  • Semantic Data Integration
  • Semantic Web Services
  • e-Science Process Management
  • Semantic Infrastructure and Architecture for e-Science
  • Semantic Grid Middleware
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Semantic Web Applications and Ontologies for:
  • Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Science
  • Semantic Web for Bio-Med-informatics
  • Semantic Web for System and Integrated Biology
  • Semantic Web for Translational Medicine
  • Biological Semantic Network
  • Semantic Web for Geography, Environment and Climate
  • Semantic Web for Chemistry, Physics and Mechanics
  • Semantic Web and Digital Libraries and Scientific Publication
Submission and Proceedings

We invite academic/industrial researchers and practitioners to submit original research papers, well-written surveys, or papers describing deployed systems to the workshop. The papers must not exceed 8 pages in length including references and should be prepared using the AAAI formatting guidelines. The papers should be submitted by using the paper submission system at no later than March 27,2007. Each paper will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the PC. Authors of accepted papers will be required to submit final camera-ready copy to the organizers on May 15,2007.

The workshop proceeding will be published as AAAI technical report. All accepted papers will be included in the AAAI Digital Library, and distributed by AAAI. Besides, as SeS2006, we are planning to organize journal special issues for extended version of selected high-quality work.

Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: March 27, 2007
  • Notification date: April 25, 2007
  • Author accepted paper submission deadline: May 15, 2007
  • Workshop date: July 23,2007 (to be settled)
Workshop Organizing Committee

Huajun Chen
College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, CN
Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University, CT 06520-8009, USA

Yimin Wang
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Kei Cheung
Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University, CT 06520-8009, USA

Zhaohui Wu
College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, CN
Workshop Program Committee

Peter Fox, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
Li Ding, Stanford University, USA
Sumi Yoshikawa, Tokyo Institue of Technology, Japan
Helen Chen, Agfa Healthcare, USA
Joanne Luciano, Harvard University, USA
Nigam Shah, Stanford University, USA
Natalia Maltsev, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
John F. Madden, Duke University Medical Cente, USA
Peter Mork, MITRE Corporation, USA
Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, UK
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Young-Tack Park, Soongsil University, Korea
Hai Wang, University of Southampton, UK
Robert Stevens, University of Manchester, UK
Marta Iglesias, FAO, United Nations
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
William Cheng, Hong Kong Baptist University, CN HK
Jacek Kitowski, AGH University of Sci. and Tech., Poland
Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan Mathieu d'Aquin, Open University, UK
Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA
Alan Ruttenburg, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, USA
Christopher Baker, Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R), Singapore
Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, USA
Peter Haase, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Volker Haarselv, Concordia University, Canada
Vipul Kashyap, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., USA