Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Research Track

    1. Ontology Engineering

      1. Vania Dimitrova, Ronald Denaux, Glen Hart, Catherine Dolbear, Ian Holt, Anthony G. Cohn
        Pages 1-16
      2. Tania Tudorache, Natalya F. Noy, Samson Tu, Mark A. Musen
        Pages 17-32
      3. Gang Wu, Juanzi Li, Ling Feng, Kehong Wang
        Pages 33-49
      4. Brian Davis, Ahmad Ali Iqbal, Adam Funk, Valentin Tablan, Kalina Bontcheva, Hamish Cunningham et al.
        Pages 50-65
    2. Data Management

      1. Jorge Pérez, Marcelo Arenas, Claudio Gutierrez
        Pages 66-81
      2. Michael Schmidt, Thomas Hornung, Norbert Küchlin, Georg Lausen, Christoph Pinkel
        Pages 82-97
      3. Eyal Oren, Christophe Guéret, Stefan Schlobach
        Pages 98-113
      4. Renzo Angles, Claudio Gutierrez
        Pages 114-129
    3. Software and Service Engineering

      1. Colin Puleston, Bijan Parsia, James Cunningham, Alan Rector
        Pages 130-145
      2. Dengping Wei, Ting Wang, Ji Wang, Yaodong Chen
        Pages 146-161
      3. Simon Ferndriger, Abraham Bernstein, Jin Song Dong, Yuzhang Feng, Yuan-Fang Li, Jane Hunter
        Pages 162-177
    4. Non-standard Reasoning with Ontologies

    5. Semantic Retrieval

      1. Chaitanya Chemudugunta, America Holloway, Padhraic Smyth, Mark Steyvers
        Pages 229-244
      2. Jérôme David, Jérôme Euzenat
        Pages 245-260
      3. Leandro Balby Marinho, Krisztian Buza, Lars Schmidt-Thieme
        Pages 261-276
    6. OWL

      1. Rolf Grütter, Thomas Scharrenbach, Bettina Bauer-Messmer
        Pages 293-306

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, during October 26-30, 2008.

The volume contains 43 revised full research papers selected from a total of 261 submissions, of which an additional 3 papers were referred to the semantic Web in-use track; 11 papers out of 26 submissions to the semantic Web in-use track, and 7 papers and 12 posters accepted out of 39 submissions to the doctorial consortium.

The topics covered in the research track are ontology engineering; data management; software and service engineering; non-standard reasoning with ontologies; semantic retrieval; OWL; ontology alignment; description logics; user interfaces; Web data and knowledge; semantic Web services; semantic social networks; and rules and relatedness. The semantic Web in-use track covers knowledge management; business applications; applications from home to space; and services and infrastructure.


3D interaction Ontologie Web Services context-free grammars data engineering data semantics description logics e-science geographical ontologies hierarchical clustering hyb knowledge knowledge management management semantic web

Editors and affiliations

  • Amit Sheth
    • 1
  • Steffen Staab
    • 2
  • Mike Dean
    • 3
  • Massimo Paolucci
    • 4
  • Diana Maynard
    • 5
  • Timothy Finin
    • 6
  • Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringWright State UniversityDaytonUSA
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  3. 3.BBN TechnologiesAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe GmbHMunichGermany
  5. 5.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  6. 6.CSEE Department, UMBCBaltimoreUSA
  7. 7.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringWright State UniversityDaytonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-88563-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-88564-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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