The Semantic Web - ISWC 2006

5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Athens, GA, USA, November 5-9, 2006. Proceedings

  • Isabel Cruz
  • Stefan Decker
  • Dean Allemang
  • Chris Preist
  • Daniel Schwabe
  • Peter Mika
  • Mike Uschold
  • Lora M. Aroyo

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4273)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Research Track

    1. Harith Alani, Christopher Brewster, Nigel Shadbolt
      Pages 1-15
    2. Jorge Pérez, Marcelo Arenas, Claudio Gutierrez
      Pages 30-43
    3. Joseph Hassell, Boanerges Aleman-Meza, I. Budak Arpinar
      Pages 44-57
    4. Melanie Aurnhammer, Peter Hanappe, Luc Steels
      Pages 58-71
    5. Jie Bao, Doina Caragea, Vasant G. Honavar
      Pages 72-86
    6. Sean Bechhofer, Simon Harper, Darren Lunn
      Pages 101-115
    7. Khalid Belhajjame, Suzanne M. Embury, Norman W. Paton, Robert Stevens, Carole A. Goble
      Pages 116-129
    8. Ahlem Ben Hassine, Shigeo Matsubara, Toru Ishida
      Pages 130-143
    9. Abraham Bernstein, Esther Kaufmann
      Pages 144-157
    10. Emmanuel Pietriga, Christian Bizer, David Karger, Ryan Lee
      Pages 158-171
    11. Marco Brambilla, Irene Celino, Stefano Ceri, Dario Cerizza, Emanuele Della Valle, Federico Michele Facca
      Pages 172-186
    12. Saartje Brockmans, Robert M. Colomb, Peter Haase, Elisa F. Kendall, Evan K. Wallace, Chris Welty et al.
      Pages 187-200
    13. Liliana Cabral, John Domingue, Stefania Galizia, Alessio Gugliotta, Vlad Tanasescu, Carlos Pedrinaci et al.
      Pages 201-214
    14. Klaas Dellschaft, Steffen Staab
      Pages 228-241
    15. Li Ding, Tim Finin
      Pages 242-257
    16. Andreas Harth, Jürgen Umbrich, Stefan Decker
      Pages 258-271

About these proceedings


“Evolve or perish” – this is the motto for living systems. Judging by this saying, the Web is alive and well: new sites and business ideas are coming online almost daily and are able to attract millions of users often. The more recently coined term “Web 2.0” summarizes many of the new developments, capturing efforts making the Web more interactive (like Ajax), more collaborative (like Wikis), or more relationship oriented (like online social networks), aiming to partially fulfill the original promise of the Web. These new Web developments offer an opportunity and challenge for the Semantic Web: what previously manifested itself mostly in “dry” specifications is now becoming the foundation for information exchange on the Web, creating a shared semantic information space. These and other challenges have been picked up by several hundred computer scientists, developers, vendors, government workers, venture capitalists, students, and users, gathered in Athens, Atlanta, USA, November 5–9, 2006, for the Fifth International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2006). Building on previous successful meetings in Sardinia, Sanibel Island, Hiroshima, and Galway, this sixth annual conference demonstrates new research results, technology, and applications that show current incarnations of the Semantic Web. Especially encouraging is the shift towards more applications—whereas the Research Track attracted roughly as many papers as in the previous year, the contributions submitted to the In-Use Track doubled.


Alignment Navigation OWL architecture data engineering data semantics distributed systems e-science information engineering systems learning ontology-based information integration programming semantic Web semantic indexing semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabel Cruz
    • 1
  • Stefan Decker
    • 2
  • Dean Allemang
    • 3
  • Chris Preist
    • 4
  • Daniel Schwabe
    • 5
  • Peter Mika
    • 6
  • Mike Uschold
    • 7
  • Lora M. Aroyo
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Digital Enterprise Research InstituteNational University of Ireland, Galway, IDA Business Park, Lower DanganGalwayIreland
  3. 3.TopQuadrantUSA
  4. 4.HP LaboratoriesBristolUK
  5. 5.Departamento de Informática – PontifíciaUniversidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro,Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  6. 6.Yahoo! ResearchBarcelonaSpain
  7. 7.Boeing, Phantom WorksSeattleUSA
  8. 8.Technische Universiteit EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-49029-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49055-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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