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International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems
International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems


Special Issue on: “Knowledge Dynamics in Semantic Web and Social Networks”

Guest Editors:
Jason J. Jung, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Krzysztof Juszczyszyn, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

Recent developments in Semantic Web technologies and spontaneous formation of social structures on the basis of the Web environment pushes forward the limits of knowledge management. Information flows along certain pathways in organisations and social-network analysis can be used to discover and analyse the patterns of relationships that exist in communities, leading to many applications in the knowledge management field. On the other hand, we also observe a strong research effort in area of ontology development, matching and evolution which are crucial tasks in providing interoperability in open systems.

The interaction between dynamic, emergent network structures and the knowledge representations (ontologies) maintained by their components defines an area in need of further investigation and study, and this special issue aims to focus on these problems.

We invite quality papers which present new techniques, models, case studies, and applications relevant to the semantic modelling of social networks, network evolution and predicting network structure, and the role of ontologies in networked environments. Of particular interest are papers which give new perspectives to Semantic Web by placing its technologies in the context of dynamically changing networked communities.

Subject Coverage
Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Building consensual ontologies for semantic social network
  • Measuring Semantic Web-based social network properties
  • Negotiation models
  • Measuring the quality of agreement
  • Conflict solving
  • Evolution models
  • Network dynamics
  • Predicting social network structure and formation
  • Emergent semantics of social networks
  • Social agents – simulation and applications
  • Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
  • Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
  • The impact of ontology matching on social networks
  • Trust formation and propagation mechanisms on Semantic Web
  • Dynamic composition of services
  • Impact of semantic technologies on collaboration and cooperation

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscript due: 30 October, 2006

Notification: 31 December, 2006

Final manuscript due: 31 January, 2007

Final decision: 28 February, 2007