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CFP: 5th Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web (SFSW09), co-located with ESWC09

From: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:37:03 +0100
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5th Workshop on Scripting and Development for the Semantic Web - colocated
with the 6th European Semantic Web Conference May/June, 2009, Crete, Greece









On the current Semantic Web there is an ever increasing need for
lightweight, flexible solutions for doing publishing, presentation,
transformation, integration and general manipulation of data for supporting
and making use of the increasing number of deployed open linked datasets and
publicly available semantic applications.

Communication and architectural standards such as AJAX, REST, JSON already
cater to this need of flexible, lightweight solutions, and they are well
supported by scripting languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Python,
Perl, JSP and ActionScript.


This workshop is concerned with the exchange of tools, experiences and
technologies for the development of such lightweight tools, especially
focusing on the use of scripting languages. Last year's workshop focused on
the creation of Semantic Web data through social interactions as well as
applications that integrate socially-created data across communities.

Keeping in step with the increasing number of semantically enabled web-
sites for public consumption, this year's focus is bringing the semantic web
applications to the main-stream: everything from improving the user
experience for browsing and accessing data, through integrating with
existing non-semantic services, to quickly and cheaply porting such services
to using a Semantic Web architecture.


The workshop will follow the tradition and include a scripting challenge
which will award an industry sponsored prize to the most innovative
scripting application.



Topics of Interest



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:



- Lightweight Semantic Web frameworks and APIs

- Lightweight implementations of RDF repositories, query languages, and

  reasoning engines

- Semantic Web publishing and data syndication frameworks

- Approaches to crawling Web data and querying distributed data on the




- Lightweight and flexible Semantic Web applications

- Approaches to RDF-izing existing applications, such as RDFa,

  microformats, or GRDDL

- Mashups that provide RDF views on Web 2.0 data sources such as Google,

  Yahoo, Amazon, or eBay

- Wikis, weblogs, data syndication and content management applications

  using RDF

- RDF/OWL editors and authoring environments

- Scripting applications for visualizing Web data

- Semantic Web Mining and Social Network Analysis

- Mashups that demonstrate the novel capabilities of Semantic Web



- Rapid development techniques for the Semantic Web

- Rapid migration of web-applications to the Semantic Web

- Employment of scripting language characteristics for Semantic Web


- Scalability and benchmarks of Semantic Web scripting applications



Scripting Challenge



As in previous years, there will be a scripting challenge awarding a prize
for the most innovating small scripting application or mashup.


Details will appear soon on the workshop webpage and in a separate CFP





We seek three kinds of submissions:


- Full papers - should not exceed 12 pages in length.

- Short papers - are expected up to 6 pages.

- Scripting Challenge Submissions - 2 page description of the

  application, ideally accompanied with the source code and a link to an

  online demo.



Important Dates



Submission deadline:

    March 7, 2009

Notification of acceptance:

    April 4, 2009

Camera-ready paper submission:

    April 18, 2009






* Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, DFKI Knowledge Management Lab, Germany

* Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

* Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig, Germany



Additional Information



Additional information can be found on the workshop webpage at:




Also, please do not hesitate to contact us on
<mailto:sfsw09@semanticscripting.org> sfsw09@semanticscripting.org with any
questions or comments.





Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, Sören Auer and Chris Bizer


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