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Call for applications: Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD) Challenge 2012

From: Ronald Denaux <rdenaux@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:51:58 +0100
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

*Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD) Challenge 2012*

http://imash.leeds.ac.uk/event/challenge.html

Part of IESD International Workshop at EKAW 2012,Galway City,Ireland.
October 8/9 2012


IMPORTANT DATES
===============
- September 1st 2012: Submissions due
- Notification of acceptance: During the workshop
- October 8/9th, 2012 :  IESD Challenge takes place at IESD Workshop 2012
to be held with EKAW 2012.


OVERVIEW
========
Application submissions are now invited for IESD Challenge 2012. The IESD
Challenge aims to attract participations from the Semantic Web community
particularly focusing on semantic data exploration. The Challenge is open
to everyone from industry and academia.

The authors of the best application will be awarded a prize.


CHALLENGE APPLICATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
========================================
We invite applications particularly focusing on semantic data exploration.
The application should meet minimal requirements listed below:
1.      The application provides an end-user interface, i.e. either to
general Web users or to domain users.
2.      The application is implemented using Semantic Web technologies
(such as RDF, linked open data and other Semantic related technologies).
3.      The application should support semantic data exploration by
addressing the three key themes of IESD workshop: Human factors,
computational models and application domains. See
http://imash.leeds.ac.uk/event/topics.html for more details.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE
==================
Step 1. Visit http://imash.leeds.ac.uk/event/challenge.html in order to
participate and register for the IESD Challenge 2012 by submitting the
required information (in step 2).

Step 2. Provide following information when submitting:
1.      Abstract: no more than 200 words.
2.      A short description with following details about the application:
a) What is the key novelty of the system?
b) Who are the likely users?
c) URL/Demo video of the system?
d) How does the application address the key themes of IESD Workshop 2012 (a
link to workshop here); human factors, computational models and application
domains?
e) Architecture/key components of the system.

Papers should not exceed 4 pages. All submissions must be written in
English and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors.

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iesd12
In the easychair, when asked for category, please select "IESD Challenge".

Step 3. Present the application at the workshop (10 minutes) to address the
evaluation criteria below.


EVALUATION CRITERIA
===================
The submitted application will be evaluated on how well it addresses the
three key themes of IESD Workshop 2012 to help users explore semantic data
with following features:

Computational models:
       Novel contributions to methods and techniques for semantic data
exploration
       Scalable system architecture (in terms of the amount of data used
and performance of the system components)
Domain and applications:
       Meet the needs of the problem domain
       Uptake and adaptability of the system on other domains
Human factors:
       Support people dealing with information overload
       Support people understanding complex/large-scale data through
exploration
       Support learning/knowledge-discovery through exploration
       Support personalization/adaptation

JUDGING AND PRIZES
==================
A jury consisting of experts from three workshop themes will be appointed
to evaluate the best systems before the workshop. The jury will take into
consideration of the descriptions submitted, the online demos, the
presentation of the application at the workshop and the evaluation criteria
specified above. During the workshop, attendees are encouraged to provide
feedbacks to the jury after the presentation. The winner will be announced
at the end of the workshop.

PRIZE SPONSOR
=============
The winner of the IESD evaluation challenge will be awarded a prize
sponsored by Dicode project(http://dicode-project.eu/).

CONTACT
=======
iesd12@googlegroups.com
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