Invited Speakers

Important Dates

Submission Details and Contact

Program and Online Proceedings

Organizing and Program Committee



Workshop on

The Semantic Computing Initiative (SeC 2005)
--- From Semantic Web to Semantic World ---

to be held in conjunction with
The 14th Int'l Conf. on World Wide Web (WWW2005)

Tuesday May 10, 2005
Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan


Semantic Computing is a vision of information technology based on semantics shared between people and machines, aiming at making computers more usable and useful to everybody. All the information content including not just Web pages but also software, document, and multimodal content should have explicit semantic structure, which would make it straightforward both to tell computers what people mean and to provide information services meaningful to people. For instance, incorporation of semantic structure from the authoring stage will both reduce the cost of authoring and improve the quality of the content (clarity of document, validity of program, and so on).

Semantic Computing extends Semantic Web (in the narrow sense of ontology-based augmentation of Web pages) in terms of both breadth (Semantic Computing encompasses not just the Web but the entire IT) and depth (it addresses not only skeletal meaning of Web pages but detailed semantic structure of natural language, multimodal data, programming language, etc.), hence semantically enriching a much larger realm of the human life-world. Technologies including software engineering, user interface, natural-language processing, artificial intelligence, grid computing, and ubiquitous computing, among others, need be integrated to embody this initiative. CDL (Concept Description Language) is an integration of UNL (Universal Networking Language), GDA (Global Document Annotation), MPEG-7, RDF, OWL, and so forth, as a first step of this initiative.

The workshop hence invites interested experts to share their new ideas, and discusses research agenda towards the Semantic Computing and how the participants can collaborate along that line.

Relevant Subject Areas

The topic of the workshop includes (but is by no means limited to) the following:

  • integration of ontology-based description and semantic annotation
  • middleware platform for Semantic Computing
  • UNL and its applications
  • applications and business models based on Semantic Computing

Invited Speakers

Marvin Minsky (MIT)
Semantic Information Processing Revisited

Toshio Yokoi (Tokyo Univ. of Technology), et al.
CDL (Consept Description Language): A Common Language for Semantic Computing

Hiroshi Uchida (UNDL Foundation)
UNL2005 for Providing Knowledge Infrastructure

Important Dates
Deadline for indication of interest: January 31, 2005
Deadline for paper submission: February 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2005
Deadline for camera-ready (PDF) version: March 30, 2005
Workshop: May 10, 2005

Submission Details and Contact

The workshop organizers welcome submissions of papers that describe on-going work relevant to the Semantic Computing of Web information. The papers must be written in English.

Authors should indicate their interest to submit a paper by sending an e-mail to the workshop organizer, containing the (tentative) title and the name(s) and contact address of the authors. Indications of interest should reach the workshop organizer no later than January 31, 2005.

Papers are due on February 15, 2005 and should not exceed eight (8) pages including figures, tables, and references. Although no particular style is required, authors are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX or Word (10-11 point font, 2 columns with reasonable margins).

Besides title and author name(s), all submissions should contain full contact information and e-mail, as well as abstract, and a list of keywords.

Submission Procedure

Indications of interest should be sent via e-mail to the workshop organizer by January 31, 2005.

A paper submission should be sent electronically, preferably as a PDF e-mail attachment. All submissions must reach the workshop organizer by February 15, 2005.

Submission and Inquiry

E-mail: sc2005@m.aist.go.jp (SC2005 secretariat)

Workshop Co-organizers

Mitsuru Ishizuka, University of Tokyo, Japan

Koiti Hasida, National Inst. of Advanced Industrial Science and Tech. (AIST) / CREST, JST, Japan

Program Committee

Christian Boitet, Univ. Joseph Fourie, Grenoble
Jaime Carbonell, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Tatsuya Hagino, Keio Univ. / W3C
Koiti Hasida (Co-chair), AIST / JST
Shun Ishizaki, Keio Univ.
Mitsuru Ishizuka (Co-chair), Univ. of Tokyo
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka Univ.
Kazuhiko Nishi, Shobi Gakuen Univ.
Toyoaki Nishida, Kyoto Univ.
Nobuo Saito, Keio Univ.
Yoichi Takebayashi, Shizuoka Univ.
Hozumi Tanaka, Tokyo Inst. of Technology
Hiroshi Uchida, UNDL foundation
Haruki Ueno, National Institute of Informatics
Hiroshi Yasuhara, OKI Electric
Toshio Yokoi, Tokyo Univ. of Technology
Meiying Zhu, UNDL foundation


The workshop will be held in cooperation with: