Call for Papers
The Semantic Web Mining
workshop is a follow-up to last year's workshop at ECML/PKDD, the first workshop
on that topic at a large international conference. Our intention to bring together
researchers and practitioners from the two fast-developing research areas Semantic
Web and Web Mining has resulted in a very successful workshop.
The goal of this year's workshop is to continue and extend this sucessful start.
In the workshop, we want to discuss
the use of XML, RDF, ontologies, and logics for the three web mining areas;
and the support of web mining techniques for building (XML and RDF) schemes
and ontologies. Recent advances in Web site design that pay increasing attention
to the need for a clear semantic structure underlying the information architecture
of a site, have prepared the ground for both broader and deeper applications
of semantic mining technologies. Similarly, new developments in mining such
as the increasing analysis of usage information for personalising Web sites,
pose new challenges for semantic encodings of Web resources.
There are quite a number of people
from different communities that approach the field of Semantic Web Mining from
different, interesting angles. The goal of the workshop is to establish and
enhance communiction between these communities.
Deadline for paper submission
24 May 2002
Notification of acceptance
14 June 2002
Deadline for final contributions
1 July 2002
Authors will be asked to place their
contributions in relation to the following, overarching, stages of the Semantic
Web Mining process. This will help to structure the workshop and intensify discussion
and exchange between the different approaches:
- Mining for Building the Semantic
- Exploiting Semantics for Web Mining
- Mining the Semantic Web
- Closing the Loop: How do the three
previous topics interact?
Subtopics include, but are not limited
- Web Usage, Content, and Structure
Mining for Discovering Semantics
- Concept Taxonomies (e. g. product
hierarchies) and Web Mining
- Using the Syntactic Layer (XML)
for Semantic Web Mining
- Using the Vocabulary Layer (e. g. RDF-Schema)
for Semantic Web Mining
- Using the Logical Layer (e. g. Description
Logics/OIL) for Semantic Web Mining
- User Profiling, Segmentation and
Interpretation with Background Knowledge
- Using Background Knowledge for
- Metadata-based Text Mining
- Text Mining for Creating Metadata
- Learning Taxonomies and Ontologies
from the Web
- Metadata Harvesting
- Information Extraction with Machine
- Applications of Semantic Web Mining
We also encourage submissions which
relate research results from other areas (e.g., relational data mining, information
retrieval, knowledge representation) to the workshop topics.
Persons interested in participating
should submit either a technical paper (less than 6000 words) or a position
paper (less than 1500 words) addressing new research issues. In addition, we
solicit proposals for panel discussions. Submit before May 24, 2002 in electronic
form (strongly preferred!) in postscript or pdf to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although not required for the initial submission, we recommend to use the Springer's
LNCS format, as this will be the required format for accepted papers.
Alternatively, printed copies can
be sent to:
Institute AIFB University of Karlsruhe
76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
People who want to attend the workshop
have to be registered to the main conference ECML/PKDD-2002.
Workshop proceedings will be distributed among registered participants at the
workshop. The conference will probably provide a joint paper style for the proceedings.
In addition, there will be a joint Web-publication of all the workshop proceedings
after the conference. Hence, electronic submissions to the workshops are strongly