BAST2007: Business added-value of semantic technologies, Vienna, Austria May31, June1 2007

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BAST2007: Business added-value of semantic technologies, Vienna, Austria May31, June1 2007

Christoph Tempich

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Please, pass the information to whom may be interested.
Thanks. The organizers.

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                        CALL FOR PAPERS

                           BAST2007
                   http://www.estc2007.com
                    May 31 - June 1, 2007

                       1st workshop on
          BUSINESS ADDED-VALUE OF SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES

                        at  ESTC 2007
           1st European Semantic Technology Conference
              May 31 – June 1, 2007 Vienna, Austria
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MAIN TOPICS

** APPLICATIION OF SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES IN ENTERPRISES
** BENEFIT OF SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES IN ENTERPRISES
** ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE DUE SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES IN ENTERPRISES


CIOs are starting to acknowledge the technical value of semantic technologies for enterprises. In the last five years early adopting players have been increasingly using them in various application settings ranging from content management to enterprise integration platforms. Despite this promising position, it is still difficult to argue in favor of semantic technologies in front of the CFOs because of the lack of convincing measurable benefits.
The workshop addresses the value proposition of semantic technologies for business purposes. It is intended as a networking event for early adopters willing to share their experiences in adopting semantics at corporate level, and for other interested parties looking for best practices and success stories with this respect. In particular we aim at experience reports from enterprises addressing

** benefits of semantic technologies in SOA-based enterprise architectures
** benefits of semantic technologies for multi-device management
** efforts and problems occurring in adopting semantic technologies at corporate level, including the changes

triggered by this adoption at process and organizational level, and the need for training and additional know-how

** evaluation criteria and methods to assess the quality and compare alternative technological solutions.
** the way the usage of semantics achieves efficiency gains
** instruments to derive and estimate the value of semantic technologies from quantitative and qualitative

criteria, and to visualize the effect on overall costs and revenues according to the economic value added principle

The workshop also seeks for original academic work in the respective field including
** methods to estimate the cost of introducing semantic technologies into enterprise environments
** methods to anticipate the cost savings achievable through semantic technologies
** methods to estimate the option of investing in semantic technologies in terms of their potential business value.


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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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We invite submissions of experience reports or research reports reflecting both research in progress and validated results that address any relevant dimension of the problem.

Interested parties are invited to submit experience reports of up to 5 pages or research reports of up to 8 pages, which will be reviewed by the members of the programme committee for feedback purposes. Additionally, please send an abstract (max. 300 words) including title, main message (problem statement – approach - solution) and a short CV of the presenter. Alternatively, we accept the slides used in the presentation and the abstract.

Submission of papers will take place electronically at the workshop website or can be send by email to the workshop organizers.

For accepted submissions, at least one author must register for the workshop in order for the paper to be scheduled in the workshop program. At the workshop we expect a 30 min. presentation of the reported results and 15 min. discussion.

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IMPORTANT DATES
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May 21, 2007 Abstract submissions due
May 23, 2007 Paper submissions due
May 24, 2007 Acceptance notification
May 29, 2007 Feedback from reviewers
May 31 – June 1, 2007 Workshop at the ESTC 2007

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Elena Simperl, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Christoph Tempich, Detecon International GmbH, Germany

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Christopher Bussler, Cisco, US
John Davies, BT, UK
Martin Hepp, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Thomas Hoppe, T-Systems, Germany
Ora Lassila, Nokia, US
Alexander Löser, SAP AG, Germany
Atanas Kiryakov, Ontotext, Bulgaria
Janne Saarela, Profium, Finland
Klaus Schild, Toll-Collect GmbH, Germany
Raphael Volz, Institut FZI, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany

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CONTACT
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Elena Simperl, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
vorname.nachname at deri.org

Christoph Tempich, Detecon International GmbH, Germany
vorname.nachname at detecon.com