Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Huajun Chen, Yimin Wang, Kei Cheung, and Zhaohui Wu, Cochairs
As semantic technology has been gaining momentum in various e-Science areas (for example, W3C’s new working group for semantic web and life science), it is important to offer semantic-based methodologies, tools, middleware to facilitate scientific knowledge modeling, logical-based hypothesis checking, semantic data integration and application composition, integrated knowledge discovery and data analyzing for different e-Science applications.
However, such a research area does not yet exist in a coherent form. As a new branch of artificial intelligence, semantic web researchers have largely focused on formal aspects of logic languages or general-purpose semantic application development, with less consideration of requirements from specific scientific areas. On the other hand, general science researchers are growing ever more dependent on the web, but they have no coherent agenda for exploring the emerging trends on the semantic web technologies. It urgently requires the development of a multidisciplinary field to foster the growth and development of e-Science applications based on the semantic technologies and related knowledge-based approaches. Following the success of SeS2006, this workshop aimed at providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers from both artificial intelligence including the semantic technology, and general science communities including the life science community.