The Journal of Web Semantics solicits papers for a special issue on the impact the Web 2.0 revolution on the Semantic Web to be edited by Mark Greaves and Peter Mika.
The cluster of technologies and design patterns known as Web 2.0 has now emerged as the leading contender for â€œthe next evolution of the Web.â€ Researchers, developers, and venture capitalists are all flocking toward the banner of Web 2.0, based on its promise of massively increased sharing and participation among web users. At the same time, the technologies of the Semantic Web have been quietly maturing and spreading, and now provide a clear way to apply a basic level of formal semantics to a web infrastructure. In their own way, both of these technologies address the fundamental semantic concepts of shared meaning. The Journal of Web Semantics solicits high quality papers on the impact of the Web 2.0 revolution and the technology, deployment, and vision of the Semantic Web. We are interested comparative papers that address both directions of the impact:
- How can we exploit the wisdom of crowds to extend and maintain ontologies and instance information? Could social software provide the missing mechanisms for sharing ontologies and metadata? Are there implications for existing family of web ontology languages?
- Is the existing work on Semantic Web Services adequate to support the Web 2.0 world's practice of creating mashups?
- Are there particular extensions to the Semantic Web base architecture, such as privacy, trust, and provenance, that could provide elegant and economical solutions to Web 2.0 issues?
- Are the various Semantic Web "bridge" technologies (like RDFa, GRDDL, and SPARQL) adequate to the semantic demands of Web 2.0 applications?
- Can Semantic Web techniques be used to substantially enhance perceived user value in Web 2.0 social networks, for example by linking across communities?
- How could we leverage commercial Web 2.0 applications and design patterns to increase the traction and uptake of the Semantic Web?
- Deadline for submission: 1 June 2007
- Notification of acceptance: 20 July 2007
- Final Papers due: 10 August 2007
- Special issue's publication: December 2007
SubmissionsWe are interested in shorter (~10 pages), highly-targeted papers, which may include concurrent publication (via the Journal of Web Semanticsâ€™ Preprint Server) of companion ontologies, folksonomies, open-source code, and the like. On-line paper submission is required, via Elsevierâ€™s Authorâ€™s Portal for the Journal of Web Semantics. Elsevier has requested that we remind authors to select â€œSpecial Issue: Socio-Semantic Webâ€ when they reach the â€œArticle Typeâ€ step in the on-line submission process.
Key URLs and Contact InfoElsevier "Journal of Web Semantics" home page and Author Portal Journal of Web Semantics Preprint Server For any questions, please contact the guest editors.
Mark Greaves Vulcan Inc. 505 Fifth Ave S., Suite 900 Seattle, WA 98104 USA firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (206) 342 2276 Peter Mika Yahoo! Research Barcelona Ocata 1, 1st floor 08003 Barcelona Catalunya, Spain email@example.com +34 935 421 165