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From: Hollink, L. <l.hollink@vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:38:21 +0000
To: "siksleden@cs.uu.nl" <siksleden@cs.uu.nl>, "public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
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=============== Second Call for Papers and Data Challenge =============== 


Workshop at ESWC 2013 - Montpellier, France, 26 May 2013 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Release of Challenge Data and New Deadlines

We have just released the new USEWOD2013 Challenge Dataset, which includes
server log files from several LOD services (most prominently DBpedia, now 
including new data from version 3.8), as well as additional logs from two 
SPARQL endpoints from the biomedical domain.
More info at http://data.semanticweb.org/usewod/2013/challenge.html

To give researchers enough time to work with the challenge date, we have 
pushed back the submission deadlines by two weeks.

The purpose of this workshop is to investigate new developments concerning
the synergy between semantics and semantic-web technology on the one hand,
and the analysis and mining of usage data on the other hand. Semantics can
be used to enhance the analysis of usage data. Usage data analysis can
enhance semantic resources as well as Semantic Web applications. 

The emerging Web of Data demands a re-evaluation of existing evaluation
techniques: the Linked Data community is recognizing that it needs to move
"beyond triple counts". Usage analysis is a key method for the evaluation of
a datasets and applications. New ways of accessing information enabled by
the Web of Data requires the development or adaptation of algorithms,
methods, and techniques to analyze and interpret the usage of Web data
instead of Web pages. The results can provide fine-grained insights into how
semantic datasets and applications are being accessed and used by both
humans and machines - insights that are needed for optimising the design and
ultimately ensuring the success of semantic resources. 

Data Challenge 
In addition to regular papers, USEWOD2013 includes a data challenge. We have
released a dataset of usage data (server log files) from Linked Open Data
sources. This year's challenge data increases the amount of logs available from
DBpedia and Semantic Web Dog Food (SWDF), and adds a new focus on the biomedical 
domain, by adding SPARQL endpoint logs from bioportal.bioontology.org (one of 
the most actively used terminology services in the biomedical domain, and 
well-known beyond the borders of the Computer Science research community) and 
open-biomed.org.uk. This adds a schema level perspective to the USEWOD
dataset, enabling new kinds of analysis. 
Participants are invited to present interesting analyses, applications, 
alignments, etc. for these datasets, and to submit their findings as a Data 
Challenge paper. For the best challenge submissions we will pursue publishing 
a journal special issue on studies exploiting the USEWOD dataset.
There is also a challenge prize for the best challenge paper!

Topics of interest 
USEWOD2013 welcomes all research that combines usage data and the web of
data, for instance work on: 
* Analysis and mining of usage logs of semantic resources and applications. 
* Inferring semantic information from usage logs. 
* Methods and tools for semantic analysis of usage logs. 
* Representing and enriching usage logs with semantic information. 
* Usage-based evaluation methods and frameworks; gold standards for
evaluation of web applications. 
* Specifics and semantics of logs for content-consumption and
* Using semantics for recommendation, personalization and adaptation. 
* Usage-based recommendation, personalization and adaptation of semantic web
* Exploiting usage logs for semantic search. 
* Data sharing, privacy, and privacy-protecting policies and techniques. 

Important dates 
* Paper submission deadline: 22 March 2013
* Workshop and Prize for USEWOD Challenge: 26 May 2013 

The page limit for regular as well as challenge papers is 8 pages, but we
also welcome shorter contributions. Papers should be formatted in ACM format
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). Visit
http://data.semanticweb.org/usewod/2013/ for submission information or
directly go to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=usewod2013 for
submitting your manuscripts.

Workshop chairs 
* David Vallet, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain 
* Knud Moeller, Datalysator, Berlin, Germany
* Markus Luczak-Roesch, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany 
* Laura Hollink, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
* Bettina Berendt, KU Leuven, Belgium 
---> Please contact us at usewod-chairs@googlegroups.com

Program committee 
See the workshop web page: http://data.semanticweb.org/usewod/2013/
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