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September 29, 2006
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Call for Papers - TMRA 2006
TMRA - the international conference series on Topic Maps Research and Applications - is a scientific and industrial forum whose main object is connecting the key players in the Topic Maps community. Here you will find researchers, users in government and industry, as well as the vendors, the luminaries, and the standards creators gathered for an exchange of ideas in a stimulating setting. TMRA is where new challenges in Topic Maps are identified and open issues tackled.
Besides the keynotes, presented by Steve Newcomb and Steve Pepper as leading heads of the Topic Maps community, there are science- and industry-oriented parallel tracks. Also poster presentations and demonstrations will be accecpted, and the latest ideas from the community are presented in the more informal open-space sessions.
"Leveraging the Semantics" - The Motto of TMRA 2006
Topic Maps have a rich semantic model that is well designed to support information retrieval in general, but can also be used for an almost unlimited range of other applications. How can the semantics of this model best be leveraged in practice? What are the main open issues for the use of Topic Maps? Where is the place of Topic Maps in the muddle of semantic technologies? Finding answers to these questions will be the challenge of TMRA 2006; you are invited to contribute your best efforts.
TMRA is the melting pot where Topic Maps meets adjacent technologies. Researchers and application pioneers from adjoining disciplines are explicitly invited to present their efforts in the advancement of semantic technologies. Some examples, from a remarkably incomplete listing, are: markup languages, data modelling, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, philosophy and software engineering. Mutual discussions of current efforts support to leverage the semantics in Topic Maps technologies.
Topics of TMRA 2006
Topics of the conference (scientific and industrial track, poster sessions) include but are not limited to the following objectives:
Leveraging the Semantics
- Why are Topic Maps a semantic technology?
- Learning from other semantic web efforts
- Topic Maps as part of the semantic web
- Semantic Desktops and Topic Maps
- Topic Mapping and social software
- PSIs in heterogeneous environments
- Recommendations for PSI sets
- Reasoning with topic maps
- Rule Languages and topic maps
Standard related Topic Maps research,
- Topic Map standards - state of the art and further developments
- Query, update and constrain topic maps
- Living with XTM 2.0
- Deploying the TMRM
- Towards a general theory of scope. The next step.
Theoretic Topic Maps research,
- Overview of current Topic Maps research efforts
- Topic maps diff
- Creating topic maps views of various data sources
- Synchronizing topic maps against external data sources
- Connecting theories about the knowledge economy and Topic Maps
- Topic Maps modelling methodologies
- Graphical modelling languages for Topic Maps
- Topic Maps and DITA
Applied Topic Maps research,
- Overview of innovative Topic Maps applications
- Topic Maps driven portals and information environments
- Topic Maps visualization
- Topic Maps and web services
- Automatic generation of topic maps
- Topic Maps and business processes
- Topic Maps in knowledge and content management
- Topic Maps in news aggregation
- Enterprise information integration (EII) and Topic Maps
- Topic Maps in mobile environments and on mobile devices
- Topic Maps Services and Hosting
For the scientific track, we invite the submission of full papers to be published in the proceedings (LNCS/LNAI, Springer foreseen). For the industrial track, we invite the submission of short papers to be published in the proceedings (LNCS/LNAI, Springer foreseen) or presentation proposals. In addition, posters and demonstrations can be submitted.
Open-Space Sessions
In addition to the presentation track, TMRA 2006 provides slots and locations for open-space sessions, like brainstorming for research and business projects. You are highly encouraged to stage such open-space sessions!
We invite original, high quality papers with substantial contributions. The proceedings of TMRA are foreseen to be published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series as post-proceedings. The conference language is English. Submission deadline is 12, June 2006 (EXTENDED).

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TMRA 2006 is chaired by Lutz Maicher, Lars Marius Garshol and Alexander Sigel. Please see the program committee.
Author: Lutz Maicher. Last update: 30.05.2006
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