Semantic Web Mining

Workshop at ECML/PKDD-2001,
September 3, 2001, Freiburg, Germany

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from the two fastly developing research areas Semantic Web and Web Mining. One can improve the results of Web Mining by exploiting the new semantic structures in the web. Furthermore, Web Mining can help to build the Semantic Web.

The Semantic Web is based on a vision of Tim Berners-Lee. He suggests to enrich the web by machine processable information which is organized on different levels (see For Web Mining, the levels from XML and RDF to ontologies and logics are of particular interest. Web Mining applies data mining techniques on the web. Three areas can be distinguished: Web usage mining analyzes the user behavior, web structure mining explores the hyperlink structure, and web content mining exploits the contents of the documents in the web.

In the workshop, we want to discuss the use of XML, RDF, ontologies, and logics for the three web mining areas; and the support of web mining techniques for building (XML and RDF) schemes and ontologies. There are quite a number of people from different communities that approach the field of Semantic Web Mining from different, interesting angles. The goal of the workshop is to establish communiction between these communities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

We invite contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in topics related to the purpose of the workshop. Persons interested in participating should submit either a technical paper (less than 6000 words) or a position paper (less than 1500 words) addressing new research issues. In addition, we solicit proposals for panel discussions. Submit before June 8, 2001 in electronic form (strongly preferred!) in postscript or pdf to: Although not required for the initial submission, we recommend to use the IJCAI 2001 style, as this will be the required format for accepted papers.

Alternatively, printed copies can be sent to:
Andreas Hotho
Institute AIFB University of Karlsruhe
76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

People who want to attend the workshop have to be registered to the main conference ECML/PKDD-2001. Workshop proceedings will be distributed among registered participants at the workshop. There may be a joint paper style for the proceedings. In addition, there will be a joint Web-publication of all the workshop proceedings after the conference. Hence, electronic submissions to the workshops are strongly encouraged.


Deadline for paper submission 8 June 2001
Notification of acceptance 29 June 2001
Deadline for final contributions 13 July 2001

Organizing Committee

Gerd Stumme
AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Andreas Hotho
AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Bettina Berendt
Abteilung Pädagogik und Informatik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7
D-10117 Berlin


Program Committee