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
Conference proceedings ISWC 2006

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
    17. Michiel Hildebrand, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Lynda Hardman
      Pages 272-285
    18. Wolfgang Holzinger, Bernhard Krüpl, Marcus Herzog
      Pages 286-299
    19. Wei Hu, Yuzhong Qu
      Pages 300-313
    20. Carlos A. Hurtado, Alexandra Poulovassilis, Peter T. Wood
      Pages 314-328
    21. Niraj Aswani, Kalina Bontcheva, Hamish Cunningham
      Pages 329-342
    22. Achille Fokoue, Aaron Kershenbaum, Li Ma, Edith Schonberg, Kavitha Srinivas
      Pages 343-356
    23. Jihie Kim, Yolanda Gil, Varun Ratnakar
      Pages 357-370
    24. Loredana Laera, Valentina Tamma, Jérôme Euzenat, Trevor Bench-Capon, Terry Payne
      Pages 371-384
    25. Freddy Lécué, Alain Léger
      Pages 385-398
    26. Erietta Liarou, Stratos Idreos, Manolis Koubarakis
      Pages 399-413
    27. Vanessa Lopez, Marta Sabou, Enrico Motta
      Pages 414-427
    28. Luke K. McDowell, Michael Cafarella
      Pages 428-444
    29. Jing Mei, Li Ma, Yue Pan
      Pages 445-458
    30. Adrian Mocan, Emilia Cimpian, Mick Kerrigan
      Pages 459-472
    31. Alessandra Toninelli, Rebecca Montanari, Lalana Kagal, Ora Lassila
      Pages 473-486
    32. Junichiro Mori, Takumi Tsujishita, Yutaka Matsuo, Mitsuru Ishizuka
      Pages 487-500
    33. Boris Motik, Ian Horrocks, Riccardo Rosati, Ulrike Sattler
      Pages 501-514
    34. Makoto Nakatsuji, Yu Miyoshi, Yoshihiro Otsuka
      Pages 515-528
    35. Matthias Nickles
      Pages 529-543
    36. Natalya F. Noy, Abhita Chugh, William Liu, Mark A. Musen
      Pages 544-558
    37. Eyal Oren, Renaud Delbru, Stefan Decker
      Pages 559-572
    38. Övünç Öztürk, Tuğba Özacar, Murat Osman Ünalır
      Pages 573-582
    39. Cartic Ramakrishnan, Krys J. Kochut, Amit P. Sheth
      Pages 583-596
    40. Shirin Sohrabi, Nataliya Prokoshyna, Sheila A. McIlraith
      Pages 597-611
    41. Wolf Siberski, Jeff Z. Pan, Uwe Thaden
      Pages 612-624
    42. Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl, Christoph Tempich, York Sure
      Pages 625-639
    43. Jie Tang, Mingcai Hong, Juanzi Li, Bangyong Liang
      Pages 640-653
    44. Tom Gardiner, Dmitry Tsarkov, Ian Horrocks
      Pages 654-667
    45. Shenghui Wang, Jeff Z. Pan
      Pages 668-681
    46. Taowei David Wang, Bijan Parsia, James Hendler
      Pages 682-694

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

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