First issue of Semantic Web journal published

December 14, 2010

IOS Press is happy to announce the first issue of the Semantic Web journal (ISSN 1570-0844) has been published. The online version of the journal is freely accessible.

"The Semantic Web is here to stay - and to grow. The Semantic Web is multidisciplinary and heterogeneous. Many Semantic Web researchers maintain close ties to neighbouring disciplines which provide methods or application areas for their work. However, the Semantic Web has now established itself as a research field in its own rights. Consequently, a growing number of researchers, in particular those of the second or third generation, seem to identify themselves with the Semantic Web as their primary field of work. The growing number of top quality events dedicated to Semantic Web topics is also a clear indication of this trend. Another indicator is the increasing interweavement of Semantic Web methods into related disciplines leading to research topics such as geospatial semantics, the Semantic Sensor Web, semantic desktop, or work on cultural heritage," say Editors-in-Chief Pascal Hitzler and Krzysztof Janowicz in their first editorial.

The first issue of the Semantic Web journal contains vision statements by the members of the Editorial Board. While these contributions were essentially invited, they nevertheless underwent the full, open, and transparent review process of the journal in order to improve quality and clarity. Their publication on the journal's webpage already led to comments and open reviews from external researchers. The resulting collection is an impressive compilation of topics of core concern to the Semantic Web community.
Table of Contents Volume 1, issue 1-2 (2010)

Editorial: Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability
Pascal Hitzler and Krzysztof Janowicz
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0017

Theoretical foundations and engineering tools for building ontologies as reference conceptual models
Giancarlo Guizzardi
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0015

Modeling vs encoding for the Semantic Web
Werner Kuhn
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0012

Model-Assisted Software Development: Using a 'semantic bus' to automate steps in the software development process
Kunal Verma and Alex Kass
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0022

The role of space and time for knowledge organization on the Semantic Web
Krzysztof Janowicz
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0001

Preventing ontology interoperability problems instead of solving them
Eero Hyvönen
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0014

A reasonable Semantic Web
Pascal Hitzler and Frank Van Harmelen
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0010

Can we ever catch up with the Web?
Axel Polleres, Aidan Hogan, Andreas Harth and Stefan Decker
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0016

Inductive learning for the Semantic Web: What does it buy?
Claudia D'Amato, Nicola Fanizzi and Floriana Esposito
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0007

Towards a pattern science for the Semantic Web
Aldo Gangemi and Valentina Presutti
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0020

The Semantic Web needs more cognition
Martin Raubal and Benjamin Adams
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0002

A taskonomy for the Semantic Web
Tom Heath
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0003

Accessing the Web of Data through embodied virtual characters
Philipp Cimiano and Stefan Kopp
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0008

Semantic search on the Web
Bettina Fazzinga and Thomas Lukasiewicz
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0023

Making the Web a data washing machine: Creating knowledge out of interlinked data
Sören Auer and Jens Lehmann
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0019

User modeling and adaptive Semantic Web
Lora Aroyo and Geert-Jan Houben
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0006

The knowledge reengineering bottleneck
Rinke Hoekstra
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0004

Towards the ubiquitous Web
Andreas Hotho and Gerd Stumme
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0024

Five challenges for the Semantic Sensor Web
Oscar Corcho and Raúl García-Castro
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0005

Smart objects: Challenges for Semantic Web research
Marta Sabou
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0011

Building an effective Semantic Web for health care and the life sciences
Michel Dumontier
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0018

Privacy in ontology-based information systems: A pending matter
Bernardo Cuenca Grau
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0009

Digital heritage: Semantic challenges of long-term preservation
Christoph Schlieder
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0013

Ontology use for semantic e-Science
Boyan Brodaric and Mark Gahegan
DOI 10.3233/SW-2010-0021

About the journal

The journal Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability (1570-0844) is an international and interdisciplinary journal bringing together researchers from various fields which share the vision and need for more effective and meaningful ways to share information across agents and services on the future Internet and elsewhere.

As such, Semantic Web technologies shall support the seamless integration of data, on-the-fly composition and interoperation of Web services, as well as more intuitive search engines. The semantics - or meaning - of information, however, cannot be defined without a context, which makes personalization, trust and provenance core topics for Semantic Web research.

New retrieval paradigms, user interfaces and visualization techniques have to unleash the power of the Semantic Web and at the same time hide its complexity from the user. Based on this vision, the journal welcomes contributions ranging from theoretical and foundational research over methods and tools to descriptions of concrete ontologies and applications in all areas. Papers which add a social, spatial and temporal dimension to Semantic Web research, as well as application-oriented papers making use of formal semantics, are especially welcome.

The Semantic Web journal relies on an open and transparent review process.

About the Editors-in-Chief

Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler is Director of the Knowledge Engineering Lab Kno.e.sis at the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA. He's also Editor-in-Chief of the IOS Press book series Studies on the Semantic Web.

Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Janowicz is assistant Professor for Geographic Information Science at the GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He's also community leader of the 52° North semantics community.

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