First International Workshop on
Semantic Web and Databases
Co-located with VLDB 2003
Berlin, Germany
September 7-8, 2003
Supported in part by the OntoWeb Network  
Keynote speakers
Industrial Sponsors Keynote Talks





Anatole Gershman
Accenture Technology Labs

Philip A. Bernstein
Microsoft Research

Amit Sheth
University of Georgia and Semagix, Inc.
September 7, 2003 (Sunday) September 8, 2003 (Monday)
8:45-9:00 Welcome 9:00-10:10 Keynote Talk
From Semantic Search to Analytics and Discovery on Heterogeneous Content: Changing Focus from Documents and Entities to Relationships
Amit Sheth, University of Georgia and Semagix, Inc.
9:00-10:10 Keynote Talk
Can we do better than Google? Using semantics to explore large heterogeneous knowledge sources
Anatole Gershman, Accenture Technology Labs
10:10-10:40 Semantic Web at Work

Spatially Navigating the Semantic Web for User Adapted Presentations of Cultural Heritage Information in Mobile Environments
Marco Neumann, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Text-Based Gene Profiling with Domain-Specific Views
Patrick Glenisson, Bert Coessens, Steven Van Vooren, Yves
Moreau and Bart De Moor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
10:10-10:40 Web Services

ODE-SWS: A Semantic Web Service Development Environment
Oscar Corcho, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Mariano Fernández-López, and Manuel Lama, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, and Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Applications of PSL to Semantic Web Services
Michael Gruninger, University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break 10:40-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-12:30 Context-Aware Systems

Context-Aware Semantic Association Ranking
Boanerges Aleman-Meza, Chris Halaschek, I. Budak Arpinar, and Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, USA.

I know what you mean: semantic issues in Internet-scale publish/subscribe systems
Ioana Burcea, Milenko Petrovic, and Hans-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto, Canada.

A Context-Oriented RDF Database
Mohammad-Reza Tazari, Computer Graphics Center,
Dept. Mobile Information Visualization, Darmstadt, Germany.

An Adaptable Service Connector Model
Gang Li, Yanbo Han, Zhuofeng Zhao, Jianwu Wang, Chinese Academy of Science, PRC.
11:10-12:30 Data Mining and Peer-to-Peer Systems

H-MATCH: an Algorithm for Dynamically Matching Ontologies in Peer-based Systems
S. Castano, A. Ferrara, S. Montanelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy.

A Collaborative Approach for Query Propagation in Peer-to-Peer Systems
Anne Doucet, Nicolas Lumineau, University of Paris 6, France.

OntoMiner: Bootstrapping and Populating Ontologies from Domain Specific Web Sites
Hasan Davulcu, Srinivas Vadrevu, and Saravanakumar Nagarajan, Arizona State University, USA.

Can Data Mining Techniques Ease The Semantic Tagging Burden?

Fabio Forno, Laura Farinetti1, Sean Mehan, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK.
12:30-2:00 Lunch (on your own) 12:30-2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:10 Keynote Talk
Generic Model Management: A Database Infrastructure for Schema Manipulation
Phil Bernstein, Microsoft Research, USA
2:00-3:30 Formal Querying and Reasoning

Formal aspects of querying RDF databases
Claudio Gutierrez, Carlos Hurtado, and Alberto Mendelzon, Universidad de Chile, Chile, and University of Toronto, Canada.

Event-Condition-Action Rule Languages for the Semantic Web
George Papamarkos, Alexandra Poulovassilis, Peter T. Wood, Birkbeck College, UK.

Storing and Querying Ontologies in Logic Databases
Timo Weithoener, Thorsten Liebig, and Guenther Specht, University of Ulm, Germany.

Design Repositories for the Semantic Web with Description-Logic Enabled Services.
Joseph B. Kopena and William C. Regli, Drexel University, USA.

Mediation of XML Data through Entity Relationship Models
Irini Fundulaki and Maarten Marx, Bell Laboratories, USA, and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
3:10-3:40 Modeling Issues

Building an integrated Ontology within SEWASIE system
D. Beneventano, S. Bergamaschi, F. Guerra, M. Vincini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy and IEIIT-CNR, Italy.

Ontologies : A contribution to the DL/DB debate
Nadine Cullot, Christine Parent, Stefano Spaccapietra, and Christelle Vangenot, University of Burgundy, France, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
3:40-4:10 Coffee Break 3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:10-5:30 RDF Storage and Implementation Issues

Efficient RDF Storage and Retrieval in Jena2
Kevin Wilkinson, Craig Sayers, and Harumi Kuno, HP Labs, USA.

An Indexing Scheme for RDF and RDF Schema based on Suffix Arrays
Akiyoshi Matono, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Masatoshi Yoshikawa, and Shunsuke Uemura, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, and Nagoya University, Japan.

RDF Core: A component for effective management of RDF Models
Floriana Esposito, Luigi Iannone, Ignazio Palmisano, and Giovanni Semeraro, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy.

Implementation of a Semantic Network Service (SNS) in the context of the German Environmental Information Network (gein®)
Thomas Bandholtz, Germany.
4:00-5:20 Integration and Interaction)

The ICS-FORTH SWIM: A Powerful Semantic Web Integration Middleware
V. Christophides, G. Karvounarakis, I. Koffina, G. Kokkinidis, A. Magkanaraki, D. Plexousakis, G. Serfiotis, and V. Tannen, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece.

Semantic Representation of Contract Knowledge using Multi Tier Ontology
Vandana Kabilan, Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

The Visual Semantic Web: Unifying Human and Machine Semantic Web Representations with Object-Process Methodology
Dov Dori, Technion, Israel and MIT, USA.

Interaction and navigation for a document database: a concrete case study
Isabelle Berrien, François Laburthe, and Jean-David Ruvini, e-lab BOUYGUES SA, France.
5:20-5:30 Closing