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CFP: 2nd Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD'13) at Hypertext 2013,Paris.

From: Dhavalkumar Thakker <D.Thakker@leeds.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:23:38 +0000
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND APPLICATIONS:
* The 2nd workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD'13) *

http://imash.leeds.ac.uk/event/2013/iesd.html

International Workshop at Hypertext 2013,Paris,France.
May 1 2013


IMPORTANT DATES
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- Research papers & Demo Submission Deadline: February 04th, 2013
- Notification of acceptance(papers & demo): February 18th, 2013
- Camera ready:February 26th, 2013
- Workshop day: May 1st, 2013

OVERVIEW
========
IESD’13 will continue to provide a forum to discuss approaches for
exploring semantic data following stimulating IESD 2012 workshop at
EKAW 2012. Semantic data is available widely and semantic data
exploration is becoming a key activity in a range of application
domains, such as government organisations, education, life science,
cultural heritage, and media. Several novel interfaces and interaction
means for exploration of semantic data are being proposed, for example
semantic data browsers, ontology/content visualisation environments
and semantic wikis. Although on the rise, the current solutions are
still maturing and need to take into account human factors to make
exploration intuitive or employ necessary computational models to aid
the intuitiveness and improve the effectiveness of exploration tasks.
Lessons also can be learned from the commonalities and differences in
exploration requirements between different domains. Hence, greater
benefits can be achieved by bringing together expertise from different
communities, including HCI, Semantic Web, and personalisation with the
potential application domain demands.

Time is ripe to bring together the different disciplines related to
semantic data exploration (semantic technologies, intelligent user
interfaces, adaptation and personalisation, visualisation) and form
an international community to identify the major challenges and
research directions. The workshop is intended to make the first step
in shaping such community and providing a forum that focuses on
semantic data exploration and enables:

- sharing techniques and experience
- identifying potential domains and application areas
- designing and reflecting on evaluation studies
- identifying future research directions

IESD’13 will bring together different disciplines related to semantic
data exploration and form an international community to identify the
major challenges and research directions.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
==================
IESD'13 aims to create a forum for academic and industrial researchers
and practitioners to discuss methods and techniques for intelligent
exploration of semantic data from three angles:

- Computational models:
methods and techniques for analysing semantic data to discover
connections (e.g. relatedness, similarity, complementarity,
contradictions, and causality), entity and ontology summarisation
methods, graph exploration, visualisation and navigation,
user/context modelling, adaptation and personalisation, feedback
and prompts.

- Human factors:
key human factors that impact the exploration of large interconnected
complex data; effective interaction environments to help users in
discovering connections and making sense of large volumes of
structured and unstructured heterogeneous data (including large
ontologies, Linked Data, semantically augmented corpus,
semantic-enriched social data); comparison of different approaches to
help users in a manner that does not overwhelm or confuse, intuitive
ways to empower lay users of knowledge enriched technologies to
explore semantic data.

- Domains and applications:
information needs which require exploration of semantic data; domains
where semantic data is available and required for the practice
(e.g. medical, media, social web, public administration, education,
environmental/sustainability science); requirements gathering and
evaluation studies; lessons learnt.

Further details: http://imash.leeds.ac.uk/event/2013/iesd.html

PAPER SUBMISSION
================
We welcome the following types of contributions.

* Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 12 pages) research papers will be
reviewed by at least two independent referees.
* Demo papers (system demonstrations) and position statements should not
exceed 3 pages.

A more detailed Call for Papers and submission instructions can be found at
the IESD'13 website: http://imash.leeds.ac.uk/event/2013/submission.html

IESD CHALLENGE
==============
We have continued the IESD challenge following from the strong participation
we received for the first version of the workshop. The Challenge is designed
to attract participations from the Semantic Web community particularly
focusing on semantic data exploration.
The Challenge will be open to everyone from industry and academia.

A more details can be found at
http://imash.leeds.ac.uk/event/2013/challenge.html


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
===================
* Dhaval Thakker (University of Leeds, UK)
* Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University, Japan)
* Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds,UK)
* Anthony Jameson (The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany)
* Riichiro Mizoguchi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
===================
* Neil Benn, University of Leeds, UK
* Emammnuel Blenchard,Aalborg University, Denmark
* Veli Bicer,IBM Research, Ireland
* Gong Cheng, Nanjing University, China
* Owen Conlan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Aba-Sah Dadzie, University of Sheffield, UK
* Mathieu D'Aquin, Open University, UK
* Mariana Damova, Ontotext, Bulgaria
* Dimoklis Despotakis, University of Leeds, UK
* Christo Dichev, Winston Salem State University, USA
* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Centre, Hannover, Germany
* Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
* Peter Haase, fluid Operations, Germany
* Eelco Herder, L3S Research Centre, Germany
* Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, NL
* Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
* Lydia Lau, University of Leeds, UK
* Suvodeep Mazumdar, University of Sheffield, UK
* Declan O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Igor Popov, University of Southampton, UK
* Fan Yang-Turner, University of Leeds, UK


For further questions please contact us
http://imash.leeds.ac.uk/event/2013/contact.html


Dr Dhaval Thakker
Knowledge Engineering Research Fellow
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
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