Call for Workshop Proposals

Second International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2003)
October 20-23, 2003
Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

The ISWC2003 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program of ISWC2003, the Second International Semantic Web Conference, to be held October 20-23, 2003, at Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. Workshops will be held on Monday, October 20, immediately preceding the main ISWC2003 conference.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide an informal setting for workshop participants to discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, and to develop community in the quickly emerging field of the Semantic Web. These workshops may be driven by fundamental academic interests, or by more applied industrial or commercial interests. We encourage a diversity of workshops relating to the Semantic Web, including those that

  • focus on fundamental research issues,
  • bring together inter-disciplinary approaches to Semantic Web issues,
  • support the interaction of research and industry for the deployment of Semantic Web applications.

The format of the workshop will be determined by the organizers. Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a full day. Having more than one co-organizer for a workshop is strongly advised. Workshop attendees must pay the ISWC2003 workshop registration fee.

Important Dates:  
December 16, 2002 Workshop proposals due
January 20, 2003 Notification of proposal acceptance
May 12, 2003 Deadline for receipt of URL for workshop web page
October 20, 2003 Workshop program
October 21-23, 2003 ISWC2003 Technical Program

  Requirements for Workshop Proposal Submission

Proposals for workshops should be no more than 3 pages in length, preferably 1-2 pages. They should contain the following information:

  • Title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the goals and the technical issues that will be its focus.
  • A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  • A list of related workshops or similar events held in the last 3 years, or to be held in 2003.
  • The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee. This committee should consist of two or three people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed, preferably not coming from the same institution.
  • A description of the qualifications of the proposed organizing committee with respect to organizing this workshop (e.g., papers published in the proposed topic area, previous workshop organization, other relevant information).

Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the following:
  • Producing a web page and a "Call for Papers/Participation" for their workshop. Submit the URL for your workshop to the workshop chair by May 12, 2003. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the ISWC community. It should also mention that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the ISWC2003 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe the process by which the Organizing Committee will select the participants.
  • Providing a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.
  • Selecting the participants and the format of the workshop.
  • All advertising of the workshop beyond web page advertising.
  • Production of any working notes for the workshop.

The ISWC2003 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:
  • Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole on the conference's web page. The ISWC2003 page will provide a link to a workshop's local page.
  • Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
  • In conjunction with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.

Submitting a Proposal

Proposals may be submitted in any one of the following formats: ASCII text, PostScript, PDF, LaTeX, or Microsoft Word. Please send your proposals and any inquiries by electronic mail to:

The ISWC2003 Workshop Co-chairs are Sheila McIlraith (Knowledge Systems Lab, Stanford University) and Dimitris Plexousakis (University of Crete and ICS-FORTH, Greece).

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