IJCAI 2007 Workshop on Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition Co-Chaired by Professor Vasant Honavar

January 31, 2007

Professor Vasant Honavar co-chaired (with Prof. Tim Finin of UMBC) the IJCAI 2007 Workshop on Semantic Web for Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition (SWeCKa 2007), held in conjunction with the Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007) at Hyderabad, India on January 7, 2007. The workshop brought together researchers from academic and industrial research laboratories from around the world that are working in the relevant areas of artificial intelligence, databases, knowledge bases, machine learning, information integration, ontologies, semantic web, web services, and relevant application areas (e.g., bioinformatics, environmental informatics, enterprise informatics e-science, e-government, medical informatics, security informatics, social informatics, among others). The symposium participants shared recent advances in the state of the art in semantic web technologies for knowledge acquisition from semantically disparate, autonomous, distributed information sources for such applications. They also discussed open research problems and areas for collaboration.