Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 1:00am

Starting with just 11% acceptance rate at the most prestigious conference in the area, two of three LSDIS papers accepted for the 15th World Wide Web Conference, Edinburg UK (WWW2006) are nominated for best paper and best student paper, respectively.

This, along with Prof. Sheth's invited talk "Semantic empowerment of Health Care and Life Science Applications" and his participation at the World Wide Web Consortium's Advisory Committee meeting make our department and its LSDIS lab as the most prominent organization at this mega event. See more information at: and

Nominated for Best Paper (and identified as the best paper in the Semantic Web track) at the 15th World Wide Web Conference, Edinburg UK, May 2006:

Semantic Analytics on Social Networks: Experiences in Addressing the Problem of Conflict of Interest Detection Boanerges Aleman-Meza*, Meenakshi Nagarajan*, Cartic Ramakrishnan*, Li Ding**, Pranam Kolari**, Amit P. Sheth*, I. Budak Arpinar*, Anupam Joshi**, Tim Finin**, *LSDIS Lab, Dept. of Computer Science. University of Georgia, USA, **Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering University of Maryland, USA

Nominated for Best Student Paper at the 15th World Wide Web Conference, Edinburg UK:

Semantic WS-Agreement Partner Selection Nicole Oldham, Kunal Verma, Amit Sheth, Farshad Hakimpour, LSDIS Lab Computer Science University of Georgia, USA