AST 2006

Applications of Semantic Technologies

1st International AST Workshop

Next workshop: AST 2007


located at the Informatik 2006
6th of October, 2006
Dresden, Germany

Supported by KnowledgeWeb, SEKT, Graduate School IME and SmartWeb.

Objectives Program Topics Organization Committee Invited Speaker Program Committee Submission Dates

Objectives Top

Semantic Web is a major international research effort with the goal to make web content available for intelligent knowledge processing. It draws on standard and novel techniques from various disciplines within Computer Science, including Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Internet Technology, Software Agents, eCommerce, etc. The methods and tools developed and integrated for this purpose often called Semantic Technologies are generic and have a very large application potential outside the domain of the Semantic Web.

Such applications are currently being investigated in various disciplines within Computer Science, including Ambient Intelligence, Software Engineering, Cognitive Systems, Corporate Intranets, Knowledge Management, Bioinformatics, etc. We believe that Semantic Technologies provide methods and tools which will persist in these and other application areas for the foreseeable future.

This event is supported by KnowledgeWeb SEKT IME and SmartWeb

Program Top

09:00 - 10:00 Keynote by Hans-Peter Schnurr, CEO ontoprise GmbH Karlsruhe
coffee break
10:30 - 10:50 Bernhard Bauer, Stephan Roser, Semantic-enabled Software Engineering and Development [slides]
10:50 - 11:10 Mark Giereth, Achim Stäbler, Sören Brügmann, Martin Rotard, Thomas Ertl, Application of Semantic Technologies for Representing Patent Metadata
11:10 - 11:30 Andreas Hotho, Robert Jäschke, Christoph Schmitz, Gerd Stumme, Emergent Semantics in BibSonomy [slides]
11:30 - 11:50 Annett Mitschick, Klaus Meißner, A Stepwise Modeling Approach for Individual Media Semantics [slides]
11:50 - 12:10 Zeynep Orhan, Zeynep Altan, Word Sense Disambiguation for Semantic Applications
lunch break
13:45 - 15:00 Panel discussion on Applications of Semantic Technologies. Panelists: Franz Baader (TU Dresden), Hans-Peter Schnurr (ontoprise GmbH Karlsruhe), Walter Waterfeld (Software AG) [slides of position statement]
coffee break
15:30 - 15:50 Fernando Ortiz-Rodriguez, Raul Palma, Boris Villazon-Terrazas, Semantic based P2P System for local e-Government [slides]
15:50 - 16:10 Denis Ponomaryov, Semantic Web Basics in Logical Consideration [slides]
16:10 - 16:30 Lirong Qiu, Zhongzhi Shi, Context-aware Services Composition based on AI Planning
16:30 - 16:50 Andreas Schorr, Franz Hauck, Andreas Kassler, Description and Lookup of Media-Stream Adaptation Services [slides]

Topics of Interest Top

This workshop shall bring together researchers and practitioners who work on applications of Semantic Technologies. It shall further the cross-fertilization between application areas and aid the technology transfer from foundational research into practice. The workshop shall cover diverse application areas of Semantic Technologies, including, but not limited to, the following.

  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Data Integration
  • Multimedia Data Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Service-Oriented Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • eScience
  • Information Extraction
  • Grid Computing
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • eCommerce
  • eGovernment
  • Bioinformatics

Workshop Organising Committee Top

Invited Speaker Top

Hans-Peter Schnurr, ontoprise GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany

Program Committee Top

  • Jürgen Angele, ontoprise GmbH Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Elmar Dorner, SAP Research Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Carole Goble, University of Manchester, Germany
  • Gerhard Goos, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Wolfgang Hesse, Marburg, Germany
  • Knut Hinkelmann, Solothurn, Schweiz
  • Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Harald Kosch, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Thorsten Liebig, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Jin Liu, T-Systems Berlin, Germany
  • Rainer Malaka, EML Heidelberg, Germany
  • Luc Moreau, University of Southampton, UK
  • Daniel Oberle, SAP AG, Germany
  • Axel Polleres, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid, Spain
  • Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Alexander Reinefeld, ZIB Berlin, Germany
  • Stefan Schlobach, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Germany
  • Michael Sintek, DFKI Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
  • Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Giovanni Tummarello, University of Ancona, Italy
  • Walter Waterfeld, Software AG, Germany
  • Uwe Thaden, L3S Hannover, Germany
  • Matthias Wagner, DoCoMo, Germany
  • Christoph Weinhardt, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Guo-Qiang Zhang, CWRU Cleveland, USA

Submission and Proceedings Top

Submissions had not to exceed 8 pages in LNAI style (see Submissions shall be sent to hitzler [at]

Important Dates Top

  • Deadline for paper submissions: June 28th, 2006
  • Notification of acceptance: July 26th, 2006
  • Camera-ready versions: August 4th, 2006
  • Workshop: 6th of October, 2006