Workshop on Social and Collaborative
Construction of Structured Knowledge
Banff, Canada, May 8, 2007
Workshop Proceedings are published as a CEUR volume
Workshop results are discussed in a technical report
Participate in the CKC challenge!We invite everyone -- those who plan to attend the workshop and those who don't -- to participate in the CKC challenge to assess the state of the art for the tools for collaborative knowledge construction. The challenge runs from April 16 to April 30.
Invited talkJamie Taylor of Metaweb will give an invited talk at the workshop.
Have you ever tried developing a schema or ontology, or creating other structured knowledge? Have you tried doing this task collaboratively with your colleagues? How about with many of your colleagues as well as people you've never met? Or anyone else in the world? Have you found the tools that support these tasks? Do you have a list of requirements for such tools or has your group developed tools to support collaborative acquisition of structured knowledge in general and ontologies and schemas in particular?
We are soliciting contributions to the workshop on Social and Collaborative Construction of Structured Knowledge. The great success of Web 2.0 is mainly fuelled by an infrastructure that allows web users to easily create, share, tag, and connect content and knowledge. Although the general topic of integrating Web 2.0 with the Semantic Web has been and will be the focus of high profile conference panels, we are still far from understanding how the two topics relate to each other. In this workshop, we would like to explore how the power of creating web content in a social environment can be used to acquire, formalize and structure knowledge. The workshop will address the topic of web-based collaborative construction of structured knowledge in general, and ontology development in particular. So far, most of the tools for ontology development and knowledge acquisition are stand-alone tools, or tools designed to support work of small well-coordinated teams. This workshop will investigate how best to use the “wisdom of the crowd” to reduce time and cost of constructing and maintaining knowledge structures in any language and level of complexity. We will discuss tools that support various steps of the life cycle in the “open” collaborative development of ontologies, from collective “brainstorming” to evaluation, maintenance and extension of existing ontologies.
We solicit three types of contributions:
Accepted papers and demo descriptions will appear in the workshop proceedings and will be included in the WWW2007 conference CD.
Paper submission: 12 February 2007 (extended)
All submissions need to be in PDF, and follows the WWW2007 format. Submissions are to be made via the workshops submission web site.
Lora Aroyo, Free University Amsterdam., Netherlands
Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
Melanie Aurnhammer, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, France
Abraham Bernstein, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, UK,
Sherri de Coronado, National Cancer Institute, USA
Duane Degler, IPGems, USA
John Domingue, Open University, UK
Gilberto Fragoso, National Cancer Institute, USA
Aldo Gangemi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology (CNR), Italy
Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland, UK
Asuncion Gomez-Perez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Tom Heath, Open University, UK
Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany
Yannis Kalfoglou, University of Southampton, UK
Markus Krötzsch, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Ravi Kumar, Yahoo! Research, USA
Stéphane Laurière, Mandriva, France
Jayant Madhavan, Google, USA
Yutaka Matsuo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Yishay Mor, London Knowledge Lab, UK
Enrico Motta, Open University, UK
Jasmine Novak, Yahoo! Research, USA
Kieron O'Hara, University of Southampton, UK
Elena Paslaru, FU Berlin, Germany
Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
H Sofia Pinto, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Valentina Presutti, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technology (CNR), Italy
Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research, Austria
Christoph Schmitz, University of Kassel, Germany
Frank Smadja, Raw Sugar, USA
Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Aaron Swartz, Reddit, USA
Martin Szomszor, University of Southampton, UK
Hideaki Takeda, Tokyo Research Institute, Japan
Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, USA
Mark Wilkinson, University of British Columbia, Canada
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