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CFP: OBI'08 workshop

From: Kalina Bontcheva <K.Bontcheva@dcs.shef.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 13:52:54 +0100
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CALL FOR PAPERS: OBI2008
 
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First International Workshop on Ontology-supported Business Intelligence 
(OBI2008)
http://gate.ac.uk/conferences/obi08/obi08.htm
 
In conjunction with the 7th International Semantic Web Conference 
(ISWC2008)  
http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/
 
October 26th/27th, 2008, Karlsruhe (Germany)
 
++ Deadline for submission: Jul 25, 2008 ++
++ Full papers and position papers invited ++
 
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The First International Workshop on Ontology-supported Business 
Intelligence (OBI2008)
in conjuction with the 7th International Semantic Web Conference 
(ISWC2008)  
aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both 
academic  
and commercial backgrounds in this emerging but promising application 
area for  
semantic technology. It will also serve as a facilitator for bringing BI 
and  
Data Mining research closer to the Semantic Web community.
 
Important dates
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* Submission deadline:            Jul 25, 2008
* Notification of acceptance:       Sep 05, 2008
* Camera-ready paper submission:  Sep 26, 2008
* Camera-ready proceedings:       Oct 03, 2008
 
Description
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The field of Business Intelligence (BI) is expected to benefit from the  
application of semantic technology. Semantic BI can be seen as the 
marriage  
of semantics-based Enterprise Content Management and Business 
Intelligence.  
Traditional BI solutions rely on extracting data from one or more data 
silos,  
performing analysis over this data and presenting results of 
significance to  
business users. There is an increasing need to provide real-time 
information  
and as such manually intensive preparation processes create bottle-necks.  
In addition there is a realisation that the inclusion of unstructured data  
e.g. text in e-mails or news feeds could provide a more complete picture 
and  
the need to extract knowledge from these as well as integrating new 
sources  
quickly has been identified. The promotion of interoperability between BI  
systems and components though the use of ontologies and declarative 
rules is  
another requirement.   
 
There are various research challenges involved in Semantic BI. The 
knowledge  
extracted from unstructured sources must be of sufficient quality that 
it can  
be used to in critical BI systems and subjected to analysis alongside 
structured  
data. The correlation of knowledge extracted from different data 
modalities is  
also of importance. The representation, storage and reuse of the results 
of the  
BI process via ontologies are further challenges.
 
Topics of interest
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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  
* Real-time business intelligence based on semantic technology
* Merging unstructured and semi-structured data
* Mining unstructured data to extract qualitative and quantitative 
information
* Multi-source data normalisation and modelling
* Semantic data integration
* Ontologies for BI data and components
* Next generation BI architecture
* Rules and reasoning for BI
* Industry specific case studies
* Prototypes
* State-of-the-art and foresight for BI
 
 
Submissions
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The following types of contributions are welcomed:
* Full technical papers, up to 12 pages.
* Short technical papers and position papers, up to 6 pages.
 
Workshop Chairs
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* Alistair Duke, BT Research, UK
* Martin Hepp, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
* Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK
* Marc Vilain, MITRE Corp., USA
 
Program Committee
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* Jans Aasman, Franz Inc., USA
* Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Prof. Ben Azvine, BT Research and Venturing, UK
* Carsten Bange, Business Application Research Center (BARC), Germany
* Paulo Ceravolo, Universita' degli Studi di Milano
* Dr. John Davies, BT Research and Venturing, UK
* Thierry Declerck, DFKI, Germany  
* Prof. Paolo Giudici, Universita di Pavia, Italy
* Prof. Trevor Martin, Bristol University, UK
* Horacio Saggion, University of Sheffield, UK
* Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs, USA
* Dimitrios Skoutas, National Technical University of Athens
* Marcus Spies, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
* Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University, Poland
 
 
Further information
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Updated information about the workshop can be found on  
the workshop website: http://gate.ac.uk/conferences/obi08/obi08.htm
 
For further information, please send an email to  
obi08@easychair.org
 
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