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ESWC2011 Semantic Data Management Track (abstract deadline approaching!!!!!) Call for Papers

From: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 10:39:04 +0000
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To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
(Apologies for cross posting)

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                      CALL FOR PAPERS
    *abstract deadline - 6 December 2010 - approaching!!! *
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    The 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC),
        Research Track: SEMANTIC DATA MANAGEMENT  
               http://www.eswc2011.org/
        May 29 - June 2, 2011, Heraklion, Greece


Chairs: Vassilis Christophides and Axel Polleres

Abstract submission: December 6, 2010
Full-paper submission: December 13, 2010

http://www.eswc2011.org/content/cfp#Semantic%20Data%20Management

During last years we have witnessed a tremendous increase in the amount of semantic data that is available on the Web in almost every field of human activity. Billions of RDF triples from Wikipedia, U.S. Census, CIA World Factbook, open government sites in the US and the UK, news and entertainment sources, as well as various ontologies (especially in eScience) have been created and published online. For the successful  discovery, sharing, distribution and organization of this emerging information universe, the ability to understand and manage the semantics of the data is of paramount importance. Semantic data management refers to a range of techniques that can be employed for storing, querying,  manipulating and integrating data based on its meaning. It essentially enables sustainable solutions for a range of IT environments, where the usage of today's mainstream semantic technology is either inefficient or entirely unfeasible, namely, enterprise data integration, life science research, and collaborative data sharing in SaaS architectures. In a nutshell, semantic data management aims to support a more comprehensive usage of larger scale and more complex semantic datasets at lower cost. To achieve this vision, interdisciplinary synergies are required among researchers in the Semantic Web, data management systems as well as information retrieval communities. To this end, ESWC's Semantic Data Management track will be organized along the following key themes.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
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* Semantic repositories and databases
- Storage schemas optimized for RDF data
- Reasoning supported by data management infrastructures
- Indexing structures for schema-less or schema-relaxed semantic data, storage
- Density and performance improvements
- Efficient query processing
- Embedded semantic data processing (stored procedures and storage engine extension APIs)
*  Semantic access to legacy data
- Efficient publishing from and to other data formats (e.g. XML, relational data) from RDF and ontologies
- Semantic query optimization techniques;
*  Virtualized semantic stores and scalability
- Identification and composition of (fragments of) data sets by abstracting the applications from the specific set-up of the data management service (e.g., local vs. remote and distribution)
- Semantic data partitioning
- Replication
- Federation on the cloud
*  Exploratory semantic searching and browsing
- Dataspaces for the Semantic Web
- Semantic data analytics
- Data dynamics
- Emergent data semantics
- Data- and query- specific strategies for dynamic data materialization
- Adaptive, multi-query optimization
- Multi-modal retrieval (quantitative and statistical) and ranking algorithms (FTS, co-occurrence, concordance, temporal, spatial);
*  Security and privacy
- Access control specification languages and enforcement strategies
- Consistency checking of access control policies
- Incremental maintenance of security annotations
- Privacy aware access control models
*  Traceability and trustworthiness
- Probabilistic RDF data and query answering
- Provenance models for SPARQL queries and RDFS/OWL programs
- Provenance models of dataflows and mash-ups
- Automated reasoning over abstract provenance information
- Efficient storage and querying of provenance data
*  Benchmarking
- Foundations, methods and tools for semantic systems benchmarking
- Performance evaluation of existing semantic query, update and reasoning services
- Analysis of synthetic and real large-scale semantic data repositories



SUBMISSIONS
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The proceedings of the conference will be published in Springer's 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing 
will be electronic. Papers must not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length 
and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors: 
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Papers must be submitted as PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) 
and will not be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages 
or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically 
without a review. The contributions to the Semantic Data Management track 
should be submitted through the track submission site at:

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2011datamanagement


IMPORTANT DATES
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Abstract submission:    Dec. 6, 2010 (compulsory)
Full paper submission:  Dec. 13,2010 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notifications:          Feb. 21,2011 
Camera-ready due:       March 7,2011

PROGRAM COMITTEE
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Karl Aberer
Abraham Bernstein
Aidan Boran
Stefano Ceri
Vassilis Christophides
Oscar Corcho
Orri Erling
George H. L. Fletcher
Irini Fundulaki
Claudio Gutierrez
Steve Harris
Andreas Harth
Panagiotis Karras
Greg Karvounarakis
Anastasios Kementsietsidis
Atanas Kiryakov
Manolis Koubarakis
Reto  Krummenacher
Georg Lausen
Josiane Parreira
Axel Polleres
Sherif Sakr
Andy Seaborne
Amit Sheth
Umberto Straccia
Giovanni Tummarello
Yannis Velegrakis
Maria Esther Vidal
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