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CfP: Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2010) Workshop at WWW2010

From: Tom Heath <tom.heath@talis.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:38:05 +0000
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Hi all,

We are happy to announce that there will be a 3rd edition of the
Linked Data on the Web workshop at WWW2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

After the Web of Data has grown for another year, we think that it
will be exciting to bring the community together at LDOW2010 and
discuss what we have achieved so far and what will be the most
important topics for the year to come.

We hope to see many papers describing exciting user interfaces for Linked Data.

Please find the Call for Papers below.


Chris Bizer
Tom Heath
Tim Berners-Lee
Michael Hausenblas

============ Call for Papers ============

Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2010) Workshop

at WWW2010


April 27th or 28th, 2010
Raleigh, USA


The Web is increasingly understood as a global information space
consisting not just of linked documents, but also of linked data. More
than just a vision, the resulting Web of Data has been brought into
being by the maturing of the Semantic Web technology stack, and by the
publication of large datasets according to the principles of Linked
Data. To date, the Web of Data has grown to a size of roughly 13.1
billion RDF triples, with contributions coming increasingly from
companies, government and public sector projects, as well as from
individual Web enthusiasts. In addition to publishing and interlinking
datasets, there is intensive work on Linked Data browsers, Web of Data
search engines and other applications that consume Linked Data from
the Web.

LDOW2010 follows the successful LDOW2008 workshop at WWW2008 in
Beijing and the LDOW2009 workshop at WWW2009 in Madrid. As the
publication of Linked Data on the Web continues apace, the need
becomes more pressing for principled research in the areas of user
interfaces for the Web of Data as well as on issues of quality, trust
and provenance in Linked Data. We also expect to see a number of
submissions related to current areas of high Linked Data activity,
such as government transparency, life sciences and the media industry.
The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for exposing high
quality, novel research and applications in these (and related) areas.
In addition, by bringing together researchers in this field, we expect
the event to further shape the ongoing Linked Data research agenda.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to,
the following:

1. Linked Data Application Architectures
   * crawling, caching and querying Linked Data
   * dataset dynamics and synchronization
   * Linked Data mining

2. Data Linking and Data Fusion
   * linking algorithms and heuristics, identity resolution
   * Web data integration and data fusion
   * link maintanance
   * performance of linking infrastructures/algorithms on Web data

3. Quality, Trust and Provenance in Linked Data
   * tracking provenance and usage of Linked Data
   * evaluating quality and trustworthiness of Linked Data
   * profiling of Linked Data sources

4. User Interfaces for the Web of Data
   * approaches to visualizing and interacting with distributed Web data
   * Linked Data browsers and search engines

5. Data Publishing
   * tools for publishing large data sources as Linked Data on the Web
(e.g. relational databases, XML repositories)
   * embedding data into classic Web documents (e.g. RDFa, Microformats)
   * describing data on the Web (e.g. VoiD, Semantic Site Map)
   * licensing issues in Linked Data publishing

6. Business models for Linked Data publishing and consumption


We seek three kinds of submissions:

1. Full technical papers: up to 10 pages in ACM format
2. Short technical and position papers: up to 5 pages in ACM format
3. Demo description: up to 2 pages in ACM format

Submissions must be formatted using the WWW2010 templates available at
Submissions will be peer reviewed by three independent reviewers.
Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and included in the
workshop proceedings.

Please submit your paper via EasyChair at

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15th February 2010, 23.59 Hawaii time
Notification of acceptance: 8th March 2010
Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: 21st March 2010
Workshop date: 27th or 28th April 2010

Organising Committee

Christian Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Tom Heath, Talis Information Ltd, UK
Tim Berners-Lee, MIT CSAIL, USA
Michael Hausenblas, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland

Programme Committee

Alexandre Passant, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
Andreas Langegger, University of Linz, Austria
Andy Seaborne, Talis Information Ltd, UK
Axel Polleres, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
Bernhard Schandl, University of Vienna, Austria
Dave Reynolds, Epimorphics Ltd, UK
David Huynh, MetaWeb, USA
Felix Naumann, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, Germany
Georgi Kobilarov, Uberblic Labs, Germany
Gong Cheng, Southeast University, China
Harith Alani, KMi, The Open University, UK
Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Ian Millard, University of Southampton, UK
Ivan Herman, World Wide Web Consortium, USA
Jonathan Gray, Open Knowledge Foundation, UK
Joshua Tauberer, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Juan Sequeda, UT Austin, USA
Jun Zhao, Oxford University, UK
Kai-Uwe Sattler, University of Ilmenau, Germany
Knud Moeller, DERI Galway, Ireland
Leigh Dodds, Talis Information Ltd, UK
Li Ding, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Mariano Consens, University of Toronto, Canada
Martin Hepp, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Mathieu d'Aquin, KMi, The Open University, UK
Matthew Rowe, University of Sheffield,
Michiel Hildebrand, CWI, Netherlands
Mischa Tuffield, Garlik, UK
Nick Humfrey, BBC, UK
Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, UK
Oktie Hassanzadeh, University of Toronto, Canada
Olaf Hartig, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Orri Erling, OpenLink Software, Netherlands
Patrick Sinclair, BBC, UK
Paul Miller, Cloud of Data, UK
Peter Ansell, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Raphael Troncy, EURECOM, France
Richard Cyganiak, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
Rob Styles, Talis Information Ltd, UK
Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester, UK
Simon Schenk, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Soeren Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
Susie Stephens, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical research & Development, USA
Vinay Chaudhri, SRI International, USA
York Sure, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Yuzhong Qu, Nanjing University, China
Yves Raimond, BBC, UK


For further information about the workshop, please contact the
workshops chairs at ldow2010@events.linkeddata.org

Dr Tom Heath
Platform Division
Talis Information Ltd
T: 0870 400 5000
W: http://www.talis.com/
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