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CfP: International Workshop on Evaluation of Semantic Technologies (IWEST 2010)

From: Lejla Ibralic-Halilovic <lejla@sti2.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 11:30:38 +0200
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Call for Papers
International Workshop on Evaluation of Semantic Technologies (IWEST 2010)
Full-day Workshop held at the 9th International Semantic Web Conference
(ISWC2010), Shanghai, China
http://oeg-lia3.dia.fi.upm.es/iwest2010/
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The consistent evaluation of semantic technologies is critical not only for
future scientific progress but also for their widespread industrial
adoption. Such evaluation needs to address development quality (correctness
or robustness) as well as deployment qualities (interoperability or
scalability).

While the community is evolving towards a more thorough evaluation of
semantic technologies, the field's inherent dynamism makes the evaluation of
semantic technologies a difficult task: as previous evaluation methods and
techniques become obsolete, new ones have to be developed as fast as
semantic technologies evolve.


IWEST workshop aims are twofold: (1) to discuss the current trends and
future challenges of evaluating semantic technologies, and (2) to support
communication and collaboration with the goal of aligning the various
evaluation efforts within the community and accelerating innovation in all
the associated fields as has been the case with both the TREC benchmarks in
information retrieval and the TPC benchmarks in database research.

In line with the goals of the workshop, we will also incorporate the results
of the 1st International Evaluation Campaign for Semantic Technologies - a
wide-ranging evaluation campaign which has been organised by the Semantic
Evaluation At Large Scale (SEALS) Initiative (http://www.seals-project.eu).

Submissions
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High quality papers are invited from researchers interested in all aspects
of formal evaluation and benchmarking with reference to semantic
technologies ('Regular Papers'). In addition, we also invite papers from
participants of the 1st International Evaluation Campaign for Semantic
Technologies ('Evaluation Campaign Papers').

We invite contributions describing benchmarking approaches applied to
semantic technologies including, but not limited to: 
* Ontology Engineering Tools
* Semantic Search Tools
* Semantic Web Services
* Ontology Matching
* Storage and Reasoning

We encourage full papers (max 12 pages), short papers (max 6 pages) and
short demo papers (max 2 pages) describing significant work in progress,
late breaking results or ideas / challenges for the domain. Submissions must
be in PDF. Submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer
Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For
details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions at
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Regular Papers and Evaluation Campaign Abstracts should be submitted to
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwest2010 no later than 23:59 GMT
on August 27, 2010. 
Full Evaluation Campaign Papers should be submitted to
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwest2010
no later than 23:59 GMT on September 17, 2010.
Please note, submission of an Evaluation Campaign Paper is dependent upon
submission of an Evaluation Campaign Abstract by August 27, 2010. 

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. 

Important Dates
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Regular Papers: Aug 27, 2010
Evaluation Campaign Papers (Abstract): Aug 27, 2010
Evaluation Campaign Papers (Paper): Sep 17, 2010
Notifications: Sep 24, 2010
Camera-ready Versions: Oct 15, 2010
Workshop: Nov 7/8, 2010

Organizing Committee 
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Prof. Dr. Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Main contact)
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Prof. Fabio Ciravegna
University of Sheffield, UK

Prof. Dr. Frank van Harmelen
VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Jeff Heflin
Lehigh University, USA

Evaluation Campaign Committee 
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Dr. Raúl García Castro
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Dr. Stuart Wrigley
University of Sheffield

Dr. Zhisheng Huang
Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Received on Friday, 25 June 2010 09:31:12 GMT

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