SemAnnot 2005

Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation

5th International Workshop

located at the 4rd International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2005
7th November 2005 (Workshop day)
Galway, Ireland

Program Objectives Topics Previous Workshops Organization Committee Program Committee Submission Dates


Endorsed by & EU IST Integrated Project X-Media


While a lot of basic infrastructure exists now for the Semantic Web (OWL, Editors, Inference-Engines), the lack of semantic metadata is still a major hurdle for the broad success of the Semantic Web. To overcome this obstacle, one needs methods that facilitate and accelerate the creation of metadata on a mass scale. Hence, this address the issue of upgrading the actual Web to the Semantic Web by means of (automated) semantic annotation strategies.

Another issue is the semantic indexing and searching of multimedia (and multilingual) data. It is difficult to process completely the content of multimedia data, even with technologies based on natural language processing, image processing, machine vision and speech recognition. Therefore, semantic annotation as a means of supplementing automatic multimedia processing is one of the promising methodologies to to describe content semantically.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Previous Workshops

The workshop continues the successful series on Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation Workshops SemAnnot 2001, SAAKM 2002, SemAnnot 2003, and SemAnnot 2004.

Workshop Organising Committee

Program Committee

Submission and Proceedings

We invite two types of submissions for this workshop:

Format requirements for the submission of papers are:

Although not required for the initial submission, we recommend we recommend following the format guidelines of ISWC 2005 (Springer LNCS), as this will be the required format for accepted papers (cf. We will publish the workshop proceedings online at CEUR-WS.

Important Dates

Send comments and questions to Siegfried Handschuh