[Corpora-List] Extended deadline (March 16th): Second IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2008)

Torsten Zesch zesch at tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu Feb 28 11:35:08 CET 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS ***Deadline extended until March 16th***

Second IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing IEEE ICSC2008 August 4th-7th, 2008, Santa Clara, CA, USA http://icsc.eecs.uci.edu/

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society

The field of Semantic Computing (SC) brings together those disci- plines 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 au- thor'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, pro- grams, services and, even, network behavior. This connection be- tween 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:


Natural-language processing

Image and video analysis

Audio and speech analysis

Analysis of structured and semi-structured data

Analysis of behavior of software, services, and networks


Database schema integration

Ontology integration

Interoperability and Service Integration


Natural-Language Interface

Multimodal Interfaces


Semantic Web and other search technologies

Question answering

Semantic Web services

Multimedia databases

Engineering of software, services, and networks based on

natural-language specifications

Context-aware networks of sensors, devices, and/or applications

The second IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC2008) builds on the success of ICSC2007 as an international interdisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners to present research that advances the state of the art and practice of Semantic Computing, as well as identifying the emerging re- search topics and defining the future of Semantic Computing. The conference particularly welcomes interdisciplinary research that facilitates the ultimate success of Semantic Computing.

The event is located in Santa Clara, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. The technical program of ICSC2008 includes tuto- rials, workshops, invited talks, paper presentations, panel dis- cussions, demo sessions, and an industry track. Submissions of high-quality papers describing mature results or on-going work are invited.

In addition to Technical Papers, the conference will feature

* Tutorials,

* Workshops,

* Demo Sessions,

* Special Sessions,

* Panels,

* and an Industry Track.

Please refer to the conference website for further information: http://icsc.eecs.uci.edu/

SUBMISSIONS Authors are invited to submit an 8-page technical paper manuscript in double-column IEEE format following the guidelines available on the ICSC2008 web page under "submissions".

The Conference Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Distinguished quality papers presented at the con- ference will be selected for publications in internationally renowned journals.

There will be a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award for the best submitted paper and the best submitted student paper. The award winners will be announced at the conference banquet.

IMPORTANT DATES Regular Paper Submission (extended): March 16th, 2008 Notification: April 24th, 2008 Camera-Ready Papers: May 16th, 2008 Conference: August 4th-7th, 2008

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