Social Web and Knowledge Management

Social Web 2008 Workshop

Located at the 17th World Wide Web Conference WWW2008
April 22nd, 2008 (Workshop day)
Beijing, China

Supported by the EU projects KIWI and Active

The session on Social Web Search and Mining of the Social Web Workshop can be found here

Programme/Accepted Papers Topics Organisation committee Program committee Submission Important dates


The social web, the most interesting part of the Web 2.0, aims at bringing people together and facilitating richer interaction among them. It is characterized by a strong focus on communities where people share experiences, information and knowledge, meet and discuss, or do business together. The social web challenges will be studied in this workshop from two perspectives: knowledge management and social web search and mining.

Knowledge management systems focus on knowledge and experience sharing. They enhance organization capabilities by externalizing knowledge of its employees and combine them in novel forms. Therefore, there is a common interest in social structures as well as social computing in both fields. The social web can be the common underlying platform for novel and web-based knowledge management systems. It breaks up rigid processes and enables much richer interaction possibilities and creativity. In this workshop we will bring together people from the areas of social web technologies, semantic systems, and knowledge management. We would like to study synergies between social computing, social web, semantic systems, and knowledge management and provide a look at the current state of the art in the area.

This event is supported by the EU projects ACTIVE and KIWI.


We have selected 6 papers out of 15 submissions, so the selection process was very competitive.

All paper presentations should be 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion.

Session 1 (8:30-10:00)

Coffee break

Session 2 (10:30-12:00)

Complete proceedings in one file

Topics of Interest

Main topics of interest in the areas of Social Semantic Web and Knowledge Management include but are not limited to:

Organising Committee

Program Committee

Submission and Proceedings

Please use the following link to submission system to submit your paper: Easychair Submission System for SWKM2008

Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines of the WWW2008 conference. Proceedings will be published for the workshop.
For LATEX users, please use the following template to prepare your final submission (it is essentially WWW2008 template with a change copyright information): template
For word users: please replace the footer refering to WWW2008 with the following text:
Copyright is held by the Authors. Copyright transfered for publishing on-line and a conference CD ROM. SWKM'2008: Workshop on Social Web and Knowledge Management @ WWW 2008. April 22, 2008, Beijing, China.

Papers must not exceed 8 pages. Short papers, experimental contributions, system and demo descriptions must not exceed 4 pages.

We will pursue a journal special issue with the topics of the workshop if we receive an appropriate number of high-quality submissions.

Note that workshop attendees must also register for the main conference. So try to register both for the conference and the workshop before the WWW2008 early registration deadline.

Important Dates

Please do not hesitate to contact Peter Dolog with any questions you have!