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CfP: WWW2008 Workshop about Linked Data on the Web (LDOW 2008)

From: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 15:29:58 +0100
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To: "W3C SWEO IG" <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>, <semantic_web@googlegroups.com>

                      International Workshop about:

                         Linked Data on the Web
                                (LDOW 2008)


                               April 22, 2008
                               Beijing, China

                    To be held in conjunction with the
17th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2008)

1.    Objectives

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 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. During 
2007, the size of the Web of Data has grown to several billion RDF 
triples which are served by a network of interlinked data sources and 
which cover domains such as geographic information, people, companies, 
online communities, films, music, books and scientific publications. 
In addition to publishing and interlinking datasets, there is also 
ongoing work on Linked Data browsers, Linked Data crawlers, Web of 
Data search engines and other applications that consume Linked Data 
from the Web.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for the Linked Data 
community, in which participants can:

+ present and discuss approaches to publishing Linked Data on the Web;
+ showcase innovative applications that consume Linked Data;
+ shape the agenda and identify upcoming research issues for the next 
development stage of the Web of Data.

2. Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

+ publishing large data sources as Linked Data on the Web
   (e.g. publishing tools and wrappers, experience from practical 
+ interlinking data on the Web
   (e.g. linkage heuristics, similarity measures)
+ embedding data into classic Web documents
   (e.g. GRDDL, RDFa, microformats)
+ crawling and caching Web data
+ smushing and integrating data from different sources
+ querying distributed data on the Web
+ Linked Data browsers
+ Linked Data search engines
+ applications that exploit Linked Data from the Web
+ characterizing and measuring the Web of Data
+ assessing the quality and trustworthiness of Web data
+ licensing issues in publishing Linked Data

3. Submissions

We seek three kinds of submissions:

+ Full technical papers - should not exceed ten pages in length.
+ Short technical papers and position papers - are expected up to 5 
+ Demo descriptions - 2 page description of the application, ideally 
accompanied with a link to an online demo.

Submissions must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings 
Papers will be peer-reviewed by three independent reviewers. Accepted 
papers will be presented at the workshop and included into the 
workshop proceedings.

4. Important Dates

 Submission deadline: January 28, 2008
 Notification of acceptance: February 21, 2008
 Camera-ready paper submission: March 1, 2008
 Workshop date: April 22, 2008

5. Workshop Chairs

Tim Berners-Lee, W3C/MIT, USA
Christian Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Tom Heath, KMi, The Open University, UK
Kingsley Idehen, OpenLink Software, USA

6. Program Committee

Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons, USA
Andy Seaborne, Hewlett Packard Labs, UK
Dan Brickley, aSemantics, UK
Dan Connolly, World Wide Web Consortium, USA
David Peterson, Boab Interactive, Australia
Denny Vrandecic, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Eyal Oren, DERI Galway, Ireland
Frederick Giasson, Zitgist, Canada
Giovanni Tummarello, DERI Galway, Ireland
Harith Alani, University of Southampton, UK
Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
Henry Story, Sun, USA
Ian Davis, Talis, UK
Ivan Hermann, World Wide Web Consortium, USA
Joerg Diederich, L3S, Germany
Knud Moeller, DERI Galway, Ireland
Leo Sauermann, DFKI, Germany
Mathieu D'Aquin, KMi, The Open University, UK
Michael Hausenblas, Joanneum Research, Austria
Mike Bergman, AI3:Adaptive Information, USA
Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, UK
Orri Erling, OpenLink Software, Netherlands
Paul Miller, Talis, UK
Peter Murray-Rust, Cambridge University, UK
Richard Cyganiak, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
Steve Harris, Garlik, UK
Susie Stephens, Eli Lilly and Company, USA
Yves Raimond, Queen Mary University of London, UK

For further information about the workshop, please send email to 

Chris Bizer
Freie Universität Berlin
Phone: +49 30 838 54057
Mail: chris@bizer.de
Web: www.bizer.de 
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