AST 2008

Applications of Semantic Technologies

3rd International AST Workshop
(1st workshop: AST 2006)
(2nd workshop: AST 2007)


located at the Informatik 2008
September 9th, 2008
Munich, Germany

Organised in cooperation with the Knowledge Representation Fachgruppe of the German Informatics Society (GI).

Supported by NeOn, Theseus, X-Media, and Graduate School IME

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 NeOn Theseus X-Media IME

Program Top

The workshop language is english.

09:00 - 09:30 Witold Abramowicz, Dominik Flejter, Tomasz Kaczmarek, Monika Starzecka and Adam Walczak. Semantically Enhanced Deep Web
09:30 - 10:00 Andreas Billig and Kurt Sandkuhl. Enterprise Ontology based Artefact Management
10:00 - 10:30 Felix Burkhardt, Jon Atle Gulla, Jin Liu, Christian Weiss and Jianshen Zhou. Semi Automatic Ontology Engineering in Business Applications
coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Willy Chen, Thomas Syldatke and Claudia Hess. Business-oriented CAx Integration with Semantic Technologies
11:30 - 12:00 Ana I. Flores and Eduardo Villoslada. SIS: Semantic Intelligent Search Engine from heterogeneous information sources applied to e-commerce
12:00 - 12:30 Mark Giereth, Michael Wörner, Harald Bosch, Patrick Baier and Thomas Ertl. Utilization of Semantic Annotations in Interactive User Interfaces for Large Documents
lunch break
14:00 - 15:00 Invited talk by Robert Tolksdorf, FU Berlin. Slides (pdf).
coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 Andreas Langegger, Wolfram Wöß and Martin Blöchl. SemWIQ -- Semantic Web Integrator and Query Engine
16:00 - 16:30 Karen Sutherland, Kenneth McLeod and Albert Burger. Semantically linking web pages to web services in Bioinformatics
16:30 - 17:30 Business meeting of the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Representation (Fachgruppe Wissensrepräsentation) of the German Informatics Society (GI)

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
  • Digital Libraries

Workshop Organising Committee Top

Please contact Pascal Hitzler under hitzler [at] for all general questions concerning the workshop.

Invited Speaker Top

Invited speaker: Robert Tolksdorf, FU Berlin

Program CommitteeTop

  • Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Christoph Beierle, University of Hagen, Germany
  • Stephan Bloehdorn, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Johannes Busse, ontoprise GmbH, Germany
  • François Bry, University of Munich, Germany
  • Elmar Dorner, SAP AG, Germany
  • Andreas Friesen, SAP AG, Germany
  • Thomas Fuhr, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
  • Gerhard Goos, University of Karlsruhe and FZI Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Jens Hartmann, TZI Bremen, Germany
  • Wolfgang Hesse, University of Marburg, Germany
  • Knut Hinkelmann, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland
  • Gabriele Kern-Isberner, University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany
  • Daniel Krause, L3S Hannover, Germany
  • Holger Lausen, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Thorsten Liebig, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Jin Liu, T-Systems Berlin, Germany
  • Luc Moreau, University of Southampton, UK
  • Ralf Möller, TU Hamburg-Harburg and Racer Systems, Germany
  • Daniel Oberle, SAP AG, Germany
  • Axel Polleres, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research, Austria
  • Stefan Schlobach, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Germany
  • Michael Sintek, DFKI Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany
  • Robert Tolksdorf, FU Berlin, Germany
  • Guo-Qiang Zhang, CWRU Cleveland, USA
  • Jürgen Ziegler, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Submission and Proceedings Top

Submissions must not to exceed 6 pages and must comply with the requirements laid out under
Submissions shall be submitted online via Submissions shall be in english language. Make sure you select the track Applications of Semantic Technologies!

Submissions will be reviewed. Accepted publications will appear as part of a book, bearing an ISBN number.

Important Dates Top