Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation
5th International Workshop
located at the 4rd International Semantic Web Conference ISWC 2005
7th November 2005 (Workshop day)
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:
- General description of semantic annotation
- Tools/strategies for upgrading the current Web to the Semantic Web
- A common semantic annotation strategy for upgrading the web to the Semantic Web (including multimedia content)
- NLP tools/strategies for semantic annotation of the current Web
- Multimedia tools/strategies for semantic annotation of the current Web
- Semantic annotation of static vs. dynamic web documents
- Manual vs. automated annotation. Can automation be effectively deployed?
- Statistical vs. rule-based semantic annotation strategies
- Manual and/or automated semantic annotation of the current Web
- Multimedia annotation (e.g. by using MPEG-7)
- Collaborative, shared annotation
- Evaluation measures/strategies of semantic annotation
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
- Paul Buitelaar (DFKI)
- Philipp Cimiano (AIFB)
- Nigel Collier (National Institute for Informatics, Japan)
- Olivier Corby (INRIA)
- Oscar Corcho (University of Manchester)
- Fabien Gandon (CMU)
- Sofia Pinto (Instituto Superior Tecnico)
- Alun Preece (University of Aberdeen)
- Michael Sintek (DFKI)
- Sylvie Szulman (LIPN, University Paris-Nord)
- Hideaki Takeda (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
- Maria Vargas-Vera (Open University)
- Martin Wolpers (Learning Lab Lower Saxony)
- Yiannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH/ITI (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Submission and Proceedings
We invite two types of submissions for this workshop:
- Technical papers on any of the topics of interest of the workshop (but not limited to them)
- Short position papers on any of the topics of interest of the workshop (but not limited to them)
Format requirements for the submission of papers are:
- Maximum 10 pages, excluding title page and bibliography for technical papers
- Maximum 2 pages, excluding title page and bibliography for short position papers
- All submissions should be made electronically if possible, by email attachment and preferably in Postscript or PDF format. Only if electronic submission is impossible should you send three hard copies.
- All submissions must be sent to the workshop contact, Siegfried Handschuh at sha at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de.
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. http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) We will publish the workshop proceedings online at CEUR-WS.
- Deadline paper submissions: August 1st, 2005
- Notification of acceptance: September 1st, 2005
- Camera ready deadline: October 1st, 2005
- Workshop: November 7th, 2005
Send comments and questions to Siegfried Handschuh