DEXA 2005 Copenhagen Pictures

WebS 2005

4th International Workshop on Web Semantics (WebS 2005)

in conjunction with
DEXA 2005
16th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications

August 22 - August 26, 2005
Copenhagen, Denmark


Dear Colleagues,

you are invited to submit your papers to the 4th International Workshop on Web Semantics (part of the 16th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications DEXA), to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 22 - 26 August, 2005.

The objective of the workshop Web Semantics (WebS) is to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss research issues and experience in developing and deploying Semantic Web concepts, applications, and solutions being an international forum for the presentation of both theoretical and applicative results. This year the workshop will also focus on Semantic Web applications and medical information systems. Papers describing application experiences are particularly encouraged.

The relevant topics include the following (but are not limited to):

  • Knowledge Management and Sharing
  • Domain specific vs. upper level ontologies
  • Visual modeling of Semantic Webs
  • Semantic Web for e-learning
  • Semantic Web for e-sciences
  • Semantic Web for e-business
  • Semantic Information Brokering and Interoperability
  • Document analysis and semantic extraction
  • Semantic Web Mining
  • Semantic Web Inferences Schemes
  • Semantic Web Applications

    • Database Technologies for the Semantic Web
    • Intelligent User Interfaces
    • Dynamic ontology generation and adaptation
    • Languages, Tools and Methodologies for Semantic Annotations of Web Data
    • Applications on mobile devices
    • Enhanced accessibility and multimodal interfaces
  • Special issue on medical information systems

    • Knowledge management and reasoning
    • Interoperability


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and application papers that are not being considered in another forum. Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages (IEEE Proceeding style) including figures and references. Please follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare your papers. Authors of accepted papers are requested to sign the IEEE copyright form. The author guidelines can be found at

Electronic submission of manuscripts (in postscript, word or pdf format) is required and will be handled via the workshop Web site For any questions please contact

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper. There is no student reduction available for authors. Papers accepted for presentation will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA'05 workshops.

Authors are requested to send the abstract of their paper to be received by January 28, 2005. The file of the full paper should be submitted to be received by February 01, 2005.


All submissions will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and technical soundness. Each paper will be refereed by at least two to three researchers in the topical area.


Abstract submission: January 28, 2005
Paper submission: February 01, 2005
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2005
Camera-ready copies due: May 25, 2005
Webs 2005 Workshop: August 22-26, 2005


Eva Gahleitner (FAW, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)
Wolfram Wöß (FAW, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)


  • Abramowicz Witold, Poznan University of Economics, PL
  • Adiba Michel, Laboratoire IMAG-LSR, FR
  • Aldana Montes José Francisco, Universidad de Málaga, ES
  • Ashri Ronald, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  • Baralis Elena, Politecnico di Torino, IT
  • Bernardino Jorge, Coimbra Polytechnic, PT
  • Bernauer Martin, BIG, TU Wien, AT
  • Bhowmick Sourav Saha, Nanyang Technological University, SG
  • Binder Walter, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute f Technology in Lausanne, CH
  • Blake Brian, Georgetown University, Washington DC, US
  • Blat Josep, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, ES
  • Bodenhofer Ulrich, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, AT
  • Brank Janez, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SI
  • Bright Damien, University of South Australia, AU
  • Buhler Paul, College of Charleston, US
  • Burget Radek, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno, CZ
  • Burstein Mark, BBN Technologies, Boston, US
  • Cabral Lillana, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Calleja Antonio, CRC Information Technologies, ES
  • Carminati Barbara, University of Insubria, IT
  • Catania Barbara, DISI, University of Geneve, CH
  • Cavedon Lawrence, Stanford University, US
  • Chalupsky Hans, University of Southern California, US
  • Choenni Sunil, University of Twente, NL
  • Costilla Carmen, Technical University of Madrid, ES
  • Cremades José, CRC Information Technologies, ES
  • De Antonellis Valeria, Dipartimento di Elettronica per l'Automazione, Brescia, IT
  • De Souza Baptista Cláudio, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, BR
  • Debenham John, University of Technology, AU
  • Demurjian Steven A., University of Connecticut, US
  • Denker Grit, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, US
  • Dickinson Ian J, HP Labs, Bristol, UK
  • Dillon Tharam, University of Technology Sydney, AU
  • Ding Ying, Free University of Amsterdam, NL
  • Domingue J.B., Open University Milton Keynes, UK
  • Egenhofer Max J., University of Maine, US
  • Estivill-Castro Vladimir, Griffith University, AU
  • Feng Ling, University of Twente, NL
  • Fensel Dieter, University Innsbruck, AT
  • Ferrara Alfio, Università degli Studi di Milano, IT
  • Ferrari Elena, University of Insubria, IT
  • Fox Mark S., University of Toronto, CA
  • Gahleitner Eva, Johannes Kepler University, FAW, AT
  • Ganascia Jean-Gabriel, Université Paris VI, FR
  • Gandon Fabien, ISRI, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US
  • Goderis Antoon, University of Manchester, UK
  • Gómez Jorge Carlos Marx, University Magdeburg, DE
  • Gupta S.K., IIT Delhi, IN
  • Hameurlain Abdelkader, Université Paul Sabatier, FR
  • Hara Carmem Satie, Universidade Federal do Parana, BR
  • Hardman Lynda, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), NL
  • Hayes Pat, University of West Florida, US
  • Hérin Danièle, Le Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, FR
  • Hess Andreas, University College Dublin, IE
  • Heymans Stijn, VUB, Universiteit Brussel, BE
  • Hori Masahiro, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, JP
  • Hotho Andreas, University of Karlsruhe, DE
  • Howard Randy, George Manson University, US
  • Isoird Gael, Le Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, FR
  • Kappel Gerti, Technical University of Vienna, AT
  • Kaski Samuel, University of Helsinki, FI
  • Kawano Hiroyuki, Kyoto University, JP
  • Klein Michel, Vrije Universiteit, NL
  • Klein Michael, University of Karlsruhe, DE
  • Klischewski Ralf, University of Hamburg , DE
  • Klusch Matthias, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrucken, DE
  • Ko In-Young, Information and Communications University, Korea
  • Küng Josef, Johannes Kepler University, FAW, AT
  • Lara Ruben, Institut fuer Informatik (IFI), University Innsbruck, AT
  • Leonard Michel, University of Geneve, CH
  • Lilien Leszek, Purdue University, US
  • Madhu Therani, Department of MIS, University of Arizona, US
  • Madria Sanjay Kumar, University of Missouri-Rolla, US
  • Malyankar Raphael, Arizona State University, US
  • Matthews Brian, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK
  • McGinnis Jarred, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Metais Elisabeth, CEDRIC/CNAM of Paris, FR
  • Michlmayr Elke, WIT, Technische Universität Wien, AT
  • Missikoff Michele, Lab for Enterprise Knowledge and Systems, IASI – CNR, IT
  • Mondal Anirban, University of Tokyo, JP
  • Navas Delgado Ismael, Universidad de Málaga, ES
  • Naverette Toni, Departament de Technologia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, ES
  • Ng Wee Keong, Nanyang Technological University, SG
  • Noy Natasha F, Stanford University, US
  • Omelayenko Borys, Free University Amsterdam, NL
  • Palacios Juan Pablo, Sindbad Information and Database Systems, ES
  • Paolucci Massimo, RI, Carnegie Mellon University, US
  • Papadias Dimitris, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK
  • Paraboschi Stefano, Politecnico di Milano, IT
  • Pedersen Torben Bach, Aalborg University, DK
  • Penin Manuel Lama, University of Santiago de Compostela, ES
  • Pernul Günther, University of Regensburg, DE
  • Plexousakis Dimitris, University of Crete, GR
  • Plump Detlef, University of York, UK
  • Preist Chris, HP Labs, Bristol, UK
  • Priebe Torsten, WIWI, University Regensburg, DE
  • Ramos Isidoro, Technical University of Valencia, ES
  • Revell Norman, Middlesex University, UK
  • Risch Tore, Uppsala Universitet, SE
  • Robertson Dave, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Rodríguez Gil-Ortega María José, Sindbad Information and Database Systems, ES
  • Sabouret Nicolas, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, FR
  • Sala Michel, Le Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, FR
  • Schiel Ulrich, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, BR
  • Schläger Christian, University Regensburg, DE
  • Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Library and Information Science, JP
  • Smith Dan, School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Solanki Monika, De Montfort University, UK
  • Srinivasan Bala, Monash University, AU
  • Takizawa Makoto, Tokyo Denki University, JP
  • Teufel Stephanie, University of Fribourg, DE
  • Tjoa A Min, Vienna University of Technology, AT
  • Torlone Riccardo, Università Roma Tre, IT
  • Trastour David, HP Labs, UK
  • Vermeir Dirk, Universiteit Brussel, BE
  • Waldinger Richard, SRI International, Menlo Park, US
  • Walton Chris, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Winiwarter Werner, University of Vienna, AT
  • Wöß Wolfram, Johannes Kepler University, FAW, AT
  • Zaslavsky Arkady, Monash University, AU