The Semantic Web – ISWC 2004

Third International Semantic Web Conference, Hiroshima, Japan, November 7-11, 2004. Proceedings

  • Sheila A. McIlraith
  • Dimitris Plexousakis
  • Frank van Harmelen

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3298)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Papers

  3. Data Semantics

    1. Mark van Assem, Maarten R. Menken, Guus Schreiber, Jan Wielemaker, Bob Wielinga
      Pages 17-31
    2. Ramanathan Guha, Rob McCool, Richard Fikes
      Pages 32-46
    3. Jonathan Hayes, Claudio Gutierrez
      Pages 47-61
    4. Jeff Heflin, Zhengxiang Pan
      Pages 62-76
    5. Herman J. ter Horst
      Pages 77-91
    6. Jun Zhao, Chris Wroe, Carole Goble, Robert Stevens, Dennis Quan, Mark Greenwood
      Pages 92-106
  4. P2P Systems

    1. Karl Aberer, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Manfred Hauswirth, Tim Van Pelt
      Pages 107-121
    2. Peter Haase, Jeen Broekstra, Marc Ehrig, Maarten Menken, Peter Mika, Mariusz Olko et al.
      Pages 122-136
    3. Wolfgang Nejdl, Wolf Siberski, Uwe Thaden, Wolf-Tilo Balke
      Pages 137-151
  5. Semantic Web Mining

    1. Gunnar AAstrand Grimnes, Pete Edwards, Alun Preece
      Pages 152-165
    2. Aleksander Pivk, Philipp Cimiano, York Sure
      Pages 166-181
  6. Tools and Methodologies for Web Agents

    1. Luke McDowell, Oren Etzioni, Alon Halevy
      Pages 182-197
  7. User Interfaces and Visualization

    1. Sara Brockmans, Raphael Volz, Andreas Eberhart, Peter Löffler
      Pages 198-213
    2. David R. Karger, Dennis Quan
      Pages 214-228
    3. Holger Knublauch, Ray W. Fergerson, Natalya F. Noy, Mark A. Musen
      Pages 229-243
    4. Natalya F. Noy, Sandhya Kunnatur, Michel Klein, Mark A. Musen
      Pages 259-273

About these proceedings


The 3rd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2004) was held Nov- ber 7–11, 2004 in Hiroshima, Japan. If it is true what the proverb says: “Once by accident, twice by habit, three times by tradition,” then this third ISWC did indeed ?rmly establish a tradition. After the overwhelming interest in last year’s conference at Sanibel Island, Florida, this year’s conference showed that the Semantic Web is not just a one-day wonder, but has established itself ?rmly on the research agenda. At a time when special interest meetings with a Sem- tic Web theme are springing up at major conferences in numerous areas (ACL, VLDB, ECAI, AAAI, ECML, WWW, to name but a few), the ISWC series has established itself as the primary venue for Semantic Web research. Response to the call for papers for the conference continued to be strong. We solicited submissions to three tracks of the conference: the research track, the industrial track, and the poster track. The research track, the premier venue for basic research on the Semantic Web, received 205 submissions, of which 48 were accepted for publication. Each submission was evaluated by three p- gram committee members whose reviews were coordinated by members of the senior program committee. Final decisions were made by the program co-chairs in consultation with the conference chair and the senior program committee. The industrial track, soliciting papers describing industrial research on the - mantic Web, received 22 submissions, of which 7 were accepted for publication.


knowledge management ontology semantic web semantics tools visualization web mining

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheila A. McIlraith
    • 1
  • Dimitris Plexousakis
    • 2
  • Frank van Harmelen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Toronto 
  2. 2.Institute of Computer Science, FO.R.T.H.HeraklionGreece
  3. 3.AI DepartmentVrije Universiteit AmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23798-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30475-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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