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CFP: The First International Workshop on Data Semantics in Social Computing (DiSCo `08)

From: Yihong Ding <ding@cs.byu.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 22:54:19 -0600
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To: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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-- CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2008 --

The First International Workshop on Data Semantics in Social Computing
Systems (DiSCo `08 <http://www.deg.byu.edu/ding/workshop/disco08.html>) [

Workshop at OTM 2008 <http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/> (

OnTheMove - OTM Federated Conferences and Workshops
(including: DOA'08, ODBASE'08, CoopIS'08, GADA'08, IS'08)

9 - 14th November, 2008
Monterrey, Mexico

The Social Web, Web 2.0, and Social Information Systems are emerging
as a promising new paradigm for large-scale distributed data
management, as can be seen in the success of Web-based social networks
(e.g., Facebook, MySpace), online social media sites (e.g., YouTube,
Flickr), and large-scale information sharing communities (e.g.,
Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers). At the same time, these applications also
experience boundaries in terms of information dissemination and
automation. Orthogonally, the Semantic Web has received considerable
attention as a next-generation Web of meaning, augmenting the Web as a
linked information space in which data is enriched and formalized. The
Semantic Web provides mediation support and lets users engage in
serendipitous reuse, discovery and maintenance of Web information. As
more social applications require the exchange of data, there arises a
need for a universal social networking layer on the Web that requires
a flexible and universal data exchange formalism. The combination of
Social Computing Systems (mainly Web 2.0) and the Semantic Web could
utilize the advantages of these approaches to address the current
challenges on the Web.

The goal of this workshop is to examine the key data management
research challenges at the intersection of Social Computing Systems
and the Semantic Web, to promote novel research in the area of data
semantics for Social Computing Systems, and to identify the state-of-
the-art technologies, applications, and systems for successfully
enabling the next generation of the Web. This workshop aims to bring
together researchers, industry affiliates, and practitioners from the
fields of databases, information systems, Social Web, Semantic Web and
distributed systems. The program of the workshop will be a combination
of invited talks, presentations of research papers, and discussions to
foster interaction and exchange of ideas among participants. In
addition to standard Q&A sessions, we also expect to have at least one
panel discussion.

We solicit original papers reporting practical approaches addressing
current existing problems, efforts leading to broaden social
involvement, work-in-progress on the preliminary ideas and visions,
demos and various system implementations. Topics of interest may
include (but not limited):

 Architectures, protocols, and enabling technologies for social
information systems
 Data management and middleware support for social information
 Data mining and knowledge discovery
 Data modeling for social information systems
 Distributed data storage and indexing
 Enterprise social information systems
 Identity on the Web
 Incentives for social semantics
 Integration of linked open data
 Integration of social information systems with traditional data
management systems
 Privacy protection in social information systems
 Query languages and query optimization
 Social evaluation (social-metrics) for Social Semantics
 Social features of Social Semantics
 Social gaming for Social Semantics
 Social mediation (e.g., Community driven approach or instance-based
approach for data and ontology mediation, etc.)
 Social semantics for data contextualization
 Social semantics for data query and search
 Social semantics for (facet) browsing and visualization
 Social semantics for link analysis
 Social semantics for services mashups
 Social semantics recommender systems, user profiling, collaborative
 Social spam detection and mitigation
 Social tagging
 Trust and uncertainty in social information systems
 Theoretical and technological combination of Semantic Web and Social
 XML database and integration

Papers submitted to the workshop must not have been accepted for
publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or
conference. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least
three members of the program committee. All submissions must be in
English. Submissions must not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-
ready paper style and should be submitted in PDF format.

The detailed guideline can be found at here:


June 15, 2008 Abstract submission deadline
June 30, 2008 Paper submission deadline
August 15, 2008 Notification of paper acceptance
August 25, 2008 Camera-ready deadline for accepted
August 25, 2008 Registration due
November 9-14, 2008 Conference & workshops


Workshop Chairs:
Stefan Decker, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Program Committee co-Chairs:
James Caverlee, Texas A&M University, USA
Ying Ding, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Yihong Ding, Brigham Young University, USA
PC members (more to coming)
      John Berslin, DERI Galway, Ireland
      Gobinda Chowdhury, University of Strathclyde, UK
      Li Ding, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
      Hyoil Han, Drexel University, USA
      Tom Heath, Talis, UK
      Sin-Jae Kang, Daegu University, South Korea
      Yiannis Kompatsiaris, ITI, Greece
      Sebastian Kruk, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
      Juanzi Li, Tsinghua University, China
      Adam Lindemann, Imindi Inc. USA
      Paul Miller, Talis, UK
      Jack Park, SRI International, USA
      John Paolillo, Indiana University, USA
      Yves Raimond, Queen Mary London University, UK
      Cui Tao, Brigham Young University, USA
      Yuri Tijerino, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
      Ioan Toma, University of Innsbruck, Austria
      Li Xu, University of Arizona, USA
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