The Semantic Web: Research and Applications
This volume contains the main proceedings of the 3rd Annual European - mantic Web Conference (ESWC 2006) held in Budva, Montenegro, June 11-14, 2006.ESWC 2006 showcasedthe latest resultsin researchand applicationof - mantic Web technologies – moving us closer to the vision of creating a machine interpretable web. Followingthesuccessofthepreviousconferences,thisyearwewitnessedas- ni?cantincreaseinsubmissions.Speci?cally,wereceived181papers–anincrease of 22% over last year. Our review process consisted of three phases. First, each submission was evaluated by at least three members of the Programme C- mittee. Second, papers and associated reviews were meta reviewed by members of the Senior Programme Committee. In this second phase the meta reviewers led discussions between reviewersand producedan acceptancerecommendation. In the last phase, on the basis of the reviews and associated meta review r- ommendations, the ?nal selections were made jointly by the Programme Chair and the General Chair. Although this process required substantial e?orts from the members of the Programme Committees, it ensured that only papers of the highest quality were accepted. The ?nal acceptance of 48 papers for publication and presentation at the conference out of the 181 submissions resulted in an acceptance rate of 26%. The conference represented research from all over Europe and additionally attracted papers from outside of Europe. Accepted papers came primarily from Germany,Italy,UK,TheNetherlands,Spain,Austria,USA,Belgium,China,the CzechRepublic,Ireland,andSerbiaandMontenegro.Theinternationalscienti?c Programme Committees consisted of members coming from 23 countries spread all over the world including such far away places as Australia and Brazil.
Refereed proceedings of the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2006Presents 48 revised papers, and abstracts of 3 invited talksCoverage includes: ontology alignment, engineering, evaluation, evolution and learning, rules and reasoning, searching and querying, semantic annotation, semantic web mining and personalisation, semantic web services, semantic wiki and blogging, as well as trust and policies