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1st Workshop on the Semantics of Visual Objects (SEMVO2010)

From: Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 20:03:51 -0500
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 1st Int. Workshop on Semantics of Visual Objects (SEMVO 2010)
         Raleigh, NC, USA, April 27 (morning), 2010 
           held in conjunction with WWW 2010 
              --- 2nd Call for Papers --- 
          Submission deadline: February 15, 2010 
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Visual representations (charts, graphs, diagrams) of heterogeneous data (numeric trends, social networks, molecular structures) play an important role in human communication. Yet most of the visual objects (VOs) published on the World Wide Web are only available as unstructured raster images, thus depriving us of the ability to explore and query their contents. This workshop aims to expose raw data contained within VOs (maintaining the visual information) using Semantic Web technologies so as to facilitate interoperability, data sharing, granular annotation, common visual rendering and ultimately, question answering and knowledge discovery.

TOPICS OF INTEREST:
Automatic and manual representation of visual of objects with RDF and OWL
Information extraction and integration
Rich media and granularity of data representation
Natural-language-based semantics for visual scenes
Spatial and temporal logics for reasoning with VOs
Querying visual objects
Domain-specific query languages for VO knowledgebases
Complexity of reasoning with visual objects
Architectures for storing and querying over large numbers of VOs
VO-based web services and service oriented computing
Ontologies and terminologies of VOS
Templating and dynamic interfaces for searching VOs
Evaluation methodologies for VO annotation and search
Workshop Format and Attendance:
This will be a half day workshop, including two highlight presentations, technical talks and demonstrations on Semantic Web enabled visual objects.


IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for long and short papers: February 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2010
Camera-ready: April 1, 2010
Workshop: April 27 (morning), 2010
(All times Midnight Hawaii Standard Time)

SUBMISSIONS
Authors are invited to submit original contributions of practical relevance and technical rigor, experience reports, and show case / use case demonstrations of effective, practical technologies or applications in applying semantic technologies to visual objects.

Papers must be in English and may be submitted at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semvo2010 as:

Full Papers (10 pages)
Short Papers (4 pages)
Position Statements (2 pages)
Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Publication details will be posted to the workshop web site, http://semanticscience.org/workshop/semvo2010/, as they become available.


WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS
Michel Dumontier (Carleton University, Canada)
Leo Ferres (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Christopher Baker, University of New Brunswick
Colin Batchelor, Royal Society of Chemistry
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine
Kei Cheung, Yale University
Tim Clark, Massachussetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Melanie Courtot, Terry Fox Laboratories
Jim Davies, Carleton University
Max Egenhofer, University of Main
Stephanie Elzer, Millersville University
John	Goodwin, Ordnance Survey
Claudio Gutierrez, Universidad de Chile
Simon Harper, Manchester University
Rinke Hoekstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vipul Kashyap, Partners HealthCare System
Phillip Lord, Newcastle University
John	Madden, Duke University
James Malone, EBI
Bjoern Peters, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Elgar Pichler, AstraZeneca
Nigam Shah, Stanford University
Robert Stevens, University of Manchester
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