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  • Subject: Call for Papers: Second Semantic Technologies for eGov Conference on September 8-9, 2004
  • From: "Irene Polikoff" <irene@topquadrant.com>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 18:04:46 -0400
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The Federal CIO Council's Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice
(SICoP) is soliciting papers for the Second Semantic Technologies for eGov
Conference on September 8-9, 2004.  In the rest of this note you will find
further details about the conference and solicitation of papers.

Announcements about this conference are being sent to several communities
interested in the Semantic Web. If you receive more than one notice, please
accept our apologies for cross posting.


The First Semantic Technologies for eGov Conference took place at the White
House Conference Center in Washington DC on September 8, 2003. Proceedings
of this event are available at

Because last year's venue was oversubscribed the Second Semantic
Technologies for eGov Conference will be hosted in a larger facility. To
accommodate a growing interest in this topic, the conference will take place
at MITRE in McLean, Virginia. The program has been extended as well - it is
now a two day event. 

Day 1 will have a morning hands-on technical tutorial on W3C standard
semantic technology languages - RDF and OWL. The afternoon will be dedicated
to executive briefings. Day 2 will feature presentations on semantic web and
semantic technologies landscape, paper presentations in topic areas that
include semantic technologies for interoperability and decision support,
case studies and futures panel.

Attendance at the conference is free. Registration will be open shortly.


Papers need to be submitted by AUGUST 6th and presenters will be notified by
AUGUST 13th.
Papers need to be limited to 10 pages in Word format, but presentations at
the event may be up to 30 slides in length.


E-mail your submission to Irene Polikoff at Irene@topquadrant.com

Relevance to the conference purpose and agenda format  
Relevance to the White Paper Module topics 

Selected papers will be presented at one of the two tracks at the conference
Selected papers will also be used as the basis for case studies for SICoP's
white papers
All papers will be published in the conference proceedings


The paper should describe solution you are building or proposing to build
using semantic web standards and languages. The covered topics should

- Business situation and the problems being solved
- Solution architecture
- Why semantic technology is being chosen - what value does it deliver that
other technologies can not
- Current status of the solution, including lessons learned and future plans
for deployed solutions and implementation roadmap for solutions in
development or a proposal stage


Module 1: Introducing the Semantic Web Technologies: Harnessing the Power of
Information Semantics - Jie-Hong Morrison
Module 2: Exploring the Business Value of Semantic Interoperability - Irene
Module 3: Operationalizing the Semantic Web - Michael Daconta 

The new Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP) was recently
chartered under the Federal CIO Council's Best Practices Committee -
Knowledge Management Working Group (KM.Gov) for the purpose of achieving
"semantic interoperability" and "semantic data integration" focused on the
government sector.  The SICoP is working on a White Paper with three modules
that form the basis for workshops and conferences for broader education and


Brand Niemann, Co-Chair of the CIO Council's Semantic Interoperability
Community of Practice http://km.gov and http://web-services.gov

Rick Morris, US Army, Co-Chair of the CIO Council's Semantic
Interoperability Community of Practice

Ralph Hodgson, TopQuadrant

Leo Obrst, MITRE

Lorne Osborn, Unicorn

Irene Polikoff, TopQuadrant

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