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Special Session
Special Session on
Semantic Computing and Ontology Engineering
 - SCOE 2012

28 June - 1 July, 2012 - Wroclaw, Poland

Within the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2012


Steffen Staab
University of Koblenz-Landau

Brief Bio
Steffen is full professor for Databases and Information Systems at the Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany, and full professor for Web and Computer Science at University of Southampton, UK. He studied in Erlangen (Germany), Philadelphia (USA) and Freiburg (Germany) computer science and computational linguistics. In his research career he has managed to avoid almost all good advice that he now gives to his team members. Such advice includes focusing on research (vs. company) or concentrating on only one or two research areas (vs. considering ontologies, semantic web, social web, data engineering, text mining, peer-to-peer, multimedia, HCI, services, software modelling and programming and some more). Though, actually, improving how we understand and use text and data is a good common denominator for a lot of Steffen’s professional activities.


The special session on Semantic Computing Ontology Development addresses any kind of computational problems that require semantics analysis, semantic integration, semantic interfaces and technologies that create, manipulate or retrieve computational content based on meaning and intention, from video, audio, text, software, and any other media. Researchers are invited to present software tools, applications or theoretical work covering a variety of ontology engineering activities, including Annotation and Documentation, Human-Ontology Interaction, Knowledge Acquisition, Modularization and Customization, Ontology Dynamics, Ontology Evaluation, Ontology Matching, Reasoning and Inference, and other related topics.

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:
All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library ( SciTePress is member of CrossRef (
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ICEIS Special Sessions - SCOE 2012