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Conference Timetable

Saturday, 5th Nov.



Pre-Registration: 17:00 - 21:00 Radisson Hotel

Please note: Room allocation at the Radisson Hotel will be announced after registration closes.

Sunday, 6th Nov.
The Day's Schedule
Morning Session: 09:00 - 12:30
Morning Coffee: 10:30 - 11:00
Lunch 12:30 - 14:00
Afternoon Session: 14:00 - 17:30
Afternoon Coffee: 15:30 - 16:00

Morning Tutorials:

  • Semantic Web Rules with Ontologies, and Their E-Services Applications: [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 3]
    Benjamin Grosof, Micheal Kifer, Mike Dean
  • MDA Standards for Ontology Development: [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 2]
    Dragan Gasevic, Dragan Djuric, Vladan Devedzic

Afternoon Tutorials:

  • Semantic Web Service Systems and Tools: [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 2]
    Christoph Bussler, Liliana Cabral, John Domingue, Matthew Moran, Michael Stollberg, Michal Zaremba
  • Ontology Design Patterns and Problems: Practical Ontology Engineering using Protégé-OWL: [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 3]
    Alan Rector, Natalya F. Noy, Mark A. Musen, Matthew Horridge, Nick Drummond, Robert Stevens

Workshops (2 full-day workshops)

  • 1. Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering (SWESE): [Venue: The Quinn Suite]
    Evan Wallace, Jeff Z. Pan, Phil Tetlow, Elisa F. Kendall
  • 2. The Semantic Desktop - Next Generation Personal Information Management and Collaboration Infrastructure: [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 1]
    Stefan Decker, Jack Park, Dennis Quan, Leo Sauermann
Monday, 7th Nov.
The Day's Schedule
Morning Session: 09:00 - 12:30
Morning Coffee: 10:30 - 11:00
Lunch 12:30 - 14:00
Afternoon Session: 14:00 - 17:30
Afternoon Coffee: 15:30 - 16:00

Industry Day [Venue: Aula Maxima, NUI Galway; Time: 13.45 – 17:00]

This is a prestigious "invitation only" event at which senior business executives will be exposed to recent advances in information technology. This will include a reception afterwards from the President's Office at the National University of Ireland. Full details are available here.

Doctoral Symposium [Venue: Joyce Suite, Radisson Hotel; Time: All Day Event]


Workshops (7 in total)

Half-day workshops:

3. Uncertainty Reasoning For the Semantic Web (morning workshop) [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 3]

4. Ontology Patterns for the Semantic Web (afternoon workshop) [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 1]

5. Semantic Web Case Studies and Best Practices for eBusiness (SWCASE) (afternoon session) [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 3]

Full day workshops:

6. End User Semantic Web Interaction: [Venue: Backstage bar]

7. Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation (Semannot2005): [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 2]

8. Semantic Network Analysis: [Venue: The Quinn Suite]

9. The Semantic Web and Policy Workshop (SWPW): [Venue: Marinas Restaurant]

Tuesday, 8th Nov.
The Day's Schedule
Morning Session: 09:00 - 12:30
Morning Coffee: 10:30 - 11:00
Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
Afternoon Session: 13:30 - 17:00
Afternoon Coffee: 15:30 - 16:00

ISWC begins

09:00 ­ 09:15: Introductions and welcome

09:15 - 09:30: Awards

09:30 - 10:30: Invited Talk:

Professor Carole Goble, University of Manchester
Using the Semantic Web for e-Science - Inspiration, Incubation, Irritation

10:30 - 11:00: Coffee Break:

11:00 to 12:30 - Three parallel sessions.

Paper Session Ia, Inis Mór Ballroom 1
Research / Academic Track Papers I-A: SOCIAL NETWORKS
Chair: Stefan Decker

  • “Ontologies are us: A unified model of social networks and semantics”
    Peter Mika.
  • "Searching Dynamic Communities with Personal Indexes"
    Christoph Tempich, Alexander Löser, Bastian Quilitz, Steffen Staab, Wolf-Thilo Balke, Wolfgang Nejdl
  • "Semantically Rich Recommendations in Social Networks for Sharing, Exchanging and Ranking Semantic Context"
    Wolfgang Nejdl, Stefania Ghita, Raluca Paiu

Paper Session Ib, Inis Mór Ballroom 2
Chair: John Domingue

  • "Towards Imaging Large-Scale Ontologies for Quick Understanding and Analysis"
    KeWei Tu, Miao Xiong, HaiPing Zhu, Jie Zhang, Yong Yu
  • "Querying Ontologies: A Controlled English Interface for End-users"
    Abraham Bernstein, Esther Kaufmann, Anne Goehring, Christoph Kiefer
  • "Using triples for implementation: the Triple20 ontology-manipulation tool"
    Jan Wielemaker, Guus Schreiber, Bob Wielinga

Paper Session Ic, Inis Mór Ballroom 3
Research / Academic Track Papers I-C: E-SCIENCE
Chair: Terry Payne

  • "A Little Semantic Web Goes a Long Way in Biology"
    Katy Wolstencroft, Andy Brass, Ian Horrocks, Phillip Lord, Ulrike Sattler, Robert Stevens, Daniele Turi
  • "Provenance-based Validation of E-Science Experiments"
    Sylvia C Wong, Simon Miles, Weijian Fang, Paul Groth, Luc Moreau
  • "Seven Bottlenecks to Workflow Reuse and Repurposing"
    Antoon Goderis, Carole Goble, Ulrike Sattler, Phillip Lord

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 to 15:00 -Three parallel streams.

Paper Session IIa, Inis Mór Ballroom 1
Research / Academic Track Papers II-A: EVALUATION AND BENCHMARKING
Chair: Sean Bechhofer

  • "A Large Scale Taxonomy Mapping Evaluation"
    Paolo Avesani, Fausto Giunchiglia, Mikalai Yatskevich
  • "Rapid Benchmarking for Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems"
    Sui-Yu Wang, Yuanbo Guo, Abir Qasem, Jeff Heflin
  • "Automatic Evaluation of Ontologies (AEON)"
    Johanna Völker, Denny Vrandecic, York Sure
  • "Guidelines for Evaluating the Performance of Ontology Management APIs"
    Raul Garcia-Castro, Asuncion Gomez-Perez

Paper Session IIb, Inis Mór Ballroom 2
Research / Academic Track Papers II-B: ONTOLOGY EVOLUTION
Chair: York Sure

  • “Ontology Change Detection using a Version Log”
    Peter Plessers, Olga De Troyer
  • “RUL: A Declarative Update Language for RDF”
    Matoula Magiridou, Stavros Saxtouris, Vassilis Christophides, Manolis Koubarakis
  • “On Applying the AGM Theory to DLs and OWL”
    Giorgos Flouris, Dimitris Plexousakis, Grigoris Antoniou

Paper Session IIc, Inis Mór Ballroom 3
Research / Academic Track Papers II-C: SEMANTIC WEB SERVICES
Chair: Sheila McIlraith

  • “Information Modeling for End to End Composition of Semantic Web Services”
    Arun Kumar, Biplav Srivastava, Sumit Mittal
  • Choreography in IRS-III – Coping with Heterogeneous Interaction Patterns in Web Services”
    John Domingue, Stefania Galizia, Liliana Cabral
  • “Web Service Composition with Volatile Information”
    Tsz-Chiu Au, Ugur Kuter, Dana Nau
  • “Towards a Formal Verification of OWL-S Process Models”
    Anupriya Ankolekar, Massimo Paolucci, Katia Sycara

15:00 - 15:30: Coffee break

15:30 to 17:00 - Three parallel streams.

Paper Session IIIa, Inis Mór Ballroom 1
Chair: Guus Schreiber

  • “Debugging OWL-DL Ontologies: A Heuristic Approach”
    Hai Wang, Matthew Horridge, Alan Rector, Nick Drummond, Julian Seidenberg
  • “A General Diagnosis Method for Ontologies”
    Gerhard Friedrich, Kostyantyn Shchekotykhin
  • “A Framework for Handling Inconsistency in Changing Ontologies”
    Peter Haase, Frank van Harmelen, Zhisheng Huang, Heiner Stuckenschmidt, York Sure

Paper Session IIIb, Inis Mór Ballroom 2
Research / Academic Track Papers III-B: LOGIC AND REASONING
Chair: Fausto Giunchiglia

  • “On the Properties of Metamodeling in OWL”
    Boris Motik
  • “RDF Entailment as a Graph Homomorphism”
    Jean-François Baget
  • “On Logical Consequence for Collections of OWL Documents”
    Yuanbo Guo, Jeff Heflin

Paper Session IIIc, Inis Mór Ballroom 3
Industrial Track Papers III-C: WEB SERVICES
Chair: Alain Leger

  • “Automated Business-to-Business Integration of a Logistics Supply Chain using Semantic Web Services Technology”
    Chris Preist, Javier Esplugas Cuadrado, Steve Battle, Stuart Williams, Stephan Grimm
  • “Ontological Approach to Generating Personalized User Interfaces for Web Services”
    Deepali Khushraj, Ora Lassila
  • “An Application of Semantic Web Technologies to Situation Awareness”
    Christopher Matheus, Mieczyslaw Kokar, Kenneth Baclawski, Jerzy Letkowskios

19:00 – 19:30: Set up for Exhibitors with Posters & Demos & Semantic Web Challenge [Venue: Inis Mór Ballroom 1,2,3]

19:30 – 22:00: Posters and Demos Session & Semantic Web Challenge (including drinks reception)

Wednesday, 9th Nov.
The Day's Schedule
Morning Session: 09:00 - 12:00
Morning Coffee: 10:00 - 10:30
Lunch 12:00 - 13:00
Afternoon Session: 13:00 - 16:30
Afternoon Coffee: 14:30 - 15:00
EU Future Funding Session 16:30 - 18:00

ISWC continues

09:00 - 10:00: Invited Talk:

Dr Alfred Spector, Vice President of Strategy and Technology IBM Software Group
"The Practical Web" - Semantic Acceleration Helping Realize the Semantic Web Vision

10:00 - 10:30: Coffee Break:

10:30 to 12:00 - Three parallel streams.

Paper Session IVa, Inis Mór Ballroom 1
Research / Academic Track Papers IV-A: SEMANTIC MARKUP AND BROWSING
Chair: Frank van Harmelen

  • “Piggy Bank: Experience The Semantic Web Within Your Web Browser”
    David Huynh, Stefano Mazzocchi, David Karger
  • “A Template-based Markup Tool for Semantic Web Content”
    Brian Kettler, James Starz, William Miller, Peter Haglich
  • “Finding and Ranking Knowledge on the Semantic Web”
    Li Ding, Rong Pan, Tim Finin, Anupam Joshi, Yun Peng, Pranam Kolari

Paper Session IVb, Inis Mór Ballroom 2
Chair: Alun Preece

  • “A Strategy for Automated Meaning Negotiation in Distributed Information Retrieval”
    Vadim Ermolayev, Natalya Keberle, Wolf-Ekkehard Matzke, Vladimir Vladimirov
  • “Introducing autonomic behaviour in semantic web agents”
    Valentina Tamma, Ian Blacoe, Ben Lithgow Smith, Michael Wooldridge
  • “An ontological framework for dynamic coordination”
    Valentina Tamma, Chris van Aart, Thierry Moyaux, Shamima Paurobally, Ben Lithgow Smith, Michael Wooldridge

Paper Session IVc, Inis Mór Ballroom 3
Industrial Track Papers IVC: SECTOR APPLICATIONS I
Chair: Nigel Shadbolt

  • “LKMS – A Legal Knowledge Management System exploiting Semantic Web technologies”
    Luca Gilardoni, Christian Biasuzzi, Massimo Ferraro, Roberto Fonti, Piercarlo Slavazza
  • “Do not use this gear with a switching lever! Automotive industry experience with semantic guides”
    Hans-Peter Schnurr, Jürgen Angele
  • “Definitions Management: A semantics-based approach for clinical documentation in healthcare delivery”
    Vipul Kashyap, Alfredo Morales, Tonya Hongsermeier, Qi Li

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch:

13:00 to 14:30 - Three parallel streams.

Paper Session Va, Inis Mór Ballroom 1
Research / Academic Track Papers V-A: RDF QUERYING AND STORAGE
Chair: Bijan Parsia

  • "Benchmarking Database Representations of RDF/S Stores"
    Yannis Theoharis, Vassilis Christophides, Grigoris Karvounarakis
  • "Containment and Minimization of RDF/S Query Patterns" Giorgos Serfiotis, Ioanna Koffina, Vassilis Christophides, Val Tannen
  • "BRAHMS: A workBench RDF store And High performance Memory System for Semantic Association Discovery" Maciej Janik, Krzysztof Kochut

Paper Session Vb, Inis Mór Ballroom 2
Research / Academic Track Papers V-B: ONTOLOGY MAPPING AND ALIGNMENT I
Chair: Deborah McGuinness

  • “Bootstrapping Ontology Alignment Methods with APFEL”
    Marc Ehrig, Steffen Staab, York Sure
  • “A Method to Combine Linguistic Ontology-Mapping Techniques”
    Willem Robert von Hage
  • “A String Metric for Ontology Alignment”
    Giorgos Stoilos, Giorgos Stamou, Stefanos Kollias

Paper Session Vc, Inis Mór Ballroom 3
Industrial Track Papers V-C: SECTOR APPLICATIONS II
Chair: Hans-Peter Schnurr

  • “Ubiquitous Service Finder - Discovery of Services semantically derived from metadata in Ubiquitous Computing”
    Takahiro Kawamura
  • “Task Knowledge Based Retrieval for Service Relevant to Mobile User’s Activity”
    Takefumi Naganuma, Shoji Kurakake
  • “MediaCaddy - Semantic Web based On-Demand Content Navigation System for Entertainment”
    Amit Goswami, Shishir Garg, Senthil Jaganathan, Jeremy Huylebroeck, Pramila Mullan

Wednesday Afternoon

14:30 - 15:00: Coffee:

15:00 to 16:30 - Three parallel streams.

Paper Session VIa, Inis Mór Ballroom 1
Research / Academic Track Papers VI-A: ONTOLOGY CREATION
Chair: Marta Sabou

  • “RelExt: A Tool for Relation Extraction from Text in Ontology Extension”
    Alexander Schutz, Paul Buitelaar
  • “Graph-based inferences in a Semantic Web Server for the Cartography of Competencies in a Telecom Valley”
    Fabien Gandon, Olivier Corby, Alain Giboin, Nicolas Gronnier, Cecile Guigard
  • “Ontology Design Patterns for Semantic Web Content”
    Aldo Gangemi

Paper Session VIb, Inis Mór Ballroom 2
Research / Academic Track Papers VI-B: ONTOLOGY MAPPING AND ALIGNMENT II
Chair: Jerome Euzenat

  • “Constructing Complex Semantic Mappings between XML Data and Ontologies”
    Yuan An, Alex Borgida, John Mylopoulos
  • “Ontology Mapping Discovery with Uncertainty”
    Prasenjit Mitra, Natasha Noy, Anuj R. Jaiswal
  • “A Bayesian Network Approach to Ontology Mapping”
    Rong Pan, Zhongli Ding, Yang Yu, Yun Peng

Paper Session VIc, Inis Mór Ballroom 3
Industrial Track Papers VI-C: METHODOLOGY
Chair: Luca Gilardoni

  • “On Identifying Knowledge Processing Requirements”
    Alain Leger, Lyndon Nixon, Pavel Shvaiko
  • “Towards a Killer App for the Semantic Web”
    Harith Alani, Yannis Kalfoglou, Kieron O'Hara, Nigel Shadbolt
  • “Enterprise Architecture Reference Modeling in OWL/RDF”
    Irene Polikoff, Ralph Hodgson, Dean Allemang

16:30 to 18:00:

  • EU Future Funding Session:
    Back to the drawing board: Options and directions for FP7 research

Wednesday Evening

  • Gala Dinner


Thursday, 10th Nov.
The Day's Schedule
Morning Session: 09:00 - 12:00
Morning Coffee: 10:00 - 10:30
Lunch 12:00 - 13:00
Afternoon Session: 13:00 - 14:00
Afternoon Coffee: 14:00 - 14:30
Plenary Session 14:30 - 16:30

ISWC - final day

09:00 - 10:00: Invited Talk:

Daniel J Weitzner, Technology and Society Domain Leader, W3C
“Semantic Web Public Policy Challenges: Privacy, Provenance, Property and Personhood”

10:00 - 10:30: Coffee Break

10:30 to 12:00 - Three parallel streams.

Paper Session VIIa, Inis Mór Ballroom 1
Research / Academic Track Papers VII-A: RULES
Chair: Ian Horrocks

  • "Combining RDF and OWL with Rules: Semantics, Decidability, Complexity" Herman ter Horst
  • "Stable Model Theory for Extended RDF Ontologies" Anastasia Analyti, Grigoris Antoniou, Carlos Viegas Damasio, Gerd Wagner
  • "Resolution-Based Approximate Reasoning for OWL DL" Pascal Hitzler, Denny Vrandecic

Paper Session VIIb, Inis Mór Ballroom 2
Research / Academic Track Papers VII-B: TRUST AND POLICIES
Chair: Norman Sadeh

  • “Preferential Reasoning on a Web of Trust”
    Stijn Heymans, Davy Van Nieuwenborgh, Dirk Vermeir
  • “On Partial Encryption of RDF-Graphs”
    Mark Giereth
  • “Representing Web Service Policies in OWL-DL”
    Vladimir Kolovski, Bijan Parsia, Yarden Katz, James Hendler

Paper Session VIIc, Inis Mór Ballroom 3
Industrial Track Papers VII-C: APPLIED TECHNOLOGY
Chair: Chris Priest

  • “Gnowsis Adapter Framework: Treating Structured Data Sources as Virtual RDF Graphs”
    Leo Sauerman, Sven Schwarz
  • “The Concept Object Web for Knowledge Management”
    James Starz, Brian Kettler, Peter Haglich, Jason Losco, Gary Edwards, Mark Hoffman
  • “Supporting Rule System Interoperability on the Semantic Web with SWRL”
    Martin O'Connor, Holger Knublauch, Samson Tu, Mark Musen

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch:

13:00 to 14:00 - Three parallel streams.

Paper Session VIIIa, Inis Mór Ballroom 1
Research / Academic Track Papers VIII-A: SEMANTIC SEARCH AND BROWSING
Chair: Paul Buitelaar

  • “RitroveRAI: a Web application for semantic indexing and hyperlinking of multimedia news”
    Roberto Basili, Marco Cammisa, Emanuele Donati
  • “Semantic Browsing of Digital Collections”
    Trevor Collins, Paul Mulholland, Zdenek Zdrahal

Paper Session VIIIb, Inis Mór Ballroom 2
Research / Academic Track Papers VIII-B: VERSIONING AND CONTEXT
Chair: Jeff Heflin

  • “Reasoning with Multi-Version Ontologies: a Temporal Logic Approach”
    Zhisheng Huang, Heiner Stuckenschmidt
  • “Decentralized Case-Based Reasoning for the semantic Web”
    Mathieu d'Aquin, Jean Lieber, Amedeo Napoli

Paper Session VIIIc, Inis Mór Ballroom 3
Chair: Dean Allemang

  • “A Semantic Search Engine for the International Relation Sector”
    Luis Rodrigo, V. Richard Benjamins, Jesús Contreras, Diego Paton, S. David Navarro,
    Robert Salla, Mercedes Blázquez, Pilar Tena, Isabel Martos
  • “Semantic Service Integration for Water Resource Management”
    Ross Ackland, Kerry Taylor, Laurent Lefort, Mark Cameron, Joel Rahman

14:00 - 14:30: Coffee

14:30 to 16:30: - Plenary Session

  • 14:30 – 15:00 Semantic Web Challenge
  • 15:00 – 15:15 RuleML Opening Remarks
  • 15:15 to 16:15 - Invited Talk:
    Sir Tim Berners Lee, Director, World Wide Web Consortium
  • 16:15 – 16:30 ISWC Closing Remarks

ISWC 2005 Conference ends “Slán agus beannacht libh go léir”

Rule ML Conference begins


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