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The field of Semantic Computing (SC) brings together those disciplines concerned with connecting the (often vaguely formulated) intentions of humans with computational content. This connection can go both ways: retrieving, using and manipulating existing content according to user's goals ("do what the user means"); and creating, rearranging, and managing content that matches the author's intentions ("do what the author means").
The content addressed in SC includes, but is not limited to, structured and semi-structured data, multimedia data, text, programs, services and, even, network behavior. This connection between content and the user is made via (1) Semantic Analysis, which analyzes content with the goal of converting it to meaning (semantics); (2) Semantic Integration, which integrates content and semantics from multiple sources; (3) Semantic Applications, which utilize content and semantics to solve problems; and (4) Semantic Interfaces, which attempt to interpret users' intentions expressed in natural language or other communicative forms. Example areas of SC include (but, again, are not limited to) the following:
ANALYSIS AND UNDERSTANDING OF CONTENT
Image and video analysis
Audio and speech analysis
Analysis of behavior of software, services, and networks
INTEGRATION OF MULTIPLE SEMANTIC REPRESENTATIONS
Database schema integration
Semantic Web and other search technologies
Semantic Web services
Engineering of software, services, and networks based on
Context-aware networks of sensors, devices, and/or applications
The workshop consists of invited lectures, paper presentations and panel discussions on semantic computing especially on interdisciplinary research from natural language processing, multimedia, semantic web, data and knowledge engineering, software engineering, computer systems and networks, etc.
Authors are invited to submit full papers (in double column IEEE format; 6-8 pages) and short papers (in double column IEEE format; no more than 3 pages) in PDF form to the Publication Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Distinguished full papers presented at the workshop will be recommended for publication in International Journal of Semantic Computing.
Submission of Papers: May 2, 2008 (extended to May 25, 2008)
Notification of Acceptance: May 23, 2008 (extended to May 28, 2008)
Camera Ready Papers: May 30, 2008 (All accepted papers will be notified and processed by the IEEE Computer Society.)
Registration: June 6, 2008 (Registration Form)
Registration (wire transfer instruction): Since some authors can only pay the registration fee through wire transfer, here is the wire transfer information. But you also need to send or fax registration form according to the instruction on the form, and indicate on the form that you want to pay the fee through wire transfer.
Phillip Sheu, Institute for Semantic
Yu, Huawei Technologies,
Chen, Florida International University, USA
Gerald Friedland, International Computer Science Institute,
Kitazawa, NSE Soft,
Leonid Kof, Technsche
Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Mark Wood, Eastman Kodak Company,
Xiong, Institute of Computing Technology,
Ying, State Key Lab of Software Engineering, Wuhan University, China
Li Zhang, Beihang University, China
Finance and Registration Chair
Publication and Registration Chair