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[CFP] Second International Workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web - DownScale2013

From: Christophe Guéret <christophe.gueret@dans.knaw.nl>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:32:28 +0100
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Second International Workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web -
co-located with the 10th Extended Semantic Web conference — May 26,
2013, Montpellier, France

= Objectives of the workshop =
Our current mind set as Semantic Web engineers is to focus on
centralized and very powerful solutions centered (and depending on …)
around Web hosted servers and (mobile) clients accessing it. As a
direct consequence of that, the usage of Linked Data depends on the
availability of a Web infrastructure compassing data-centers, high
speed reliable Internet connection and modern client devices. If any
of this is missing, our community is not able, yet, to provide any
Linked Data enabled data management solution. Still, the digital
divide that is currently widely recognized separates the world into
those who have access to Web-based platforms and those who don’t.
When designing Linked Data platforms we tend to forget those 4 Billion
persons who don’t have access to Internet but would benefit from being
able to use Linked Data.We should keep everyone in mind when we design
Linked Data platforms and aim at helping to reduce this digital

This workshop, organised around an morning of presentations and an
hacking afternoon, as for objective to discuss the steps to take to
lower the requirements for deploying Semantic Web technologies. For
instance, making Semantic Web platforms usable under limited computing
power and limited access to Internet. During the hacking session, a
specific focus will be put on the usage of Semantic Web technology for
educational software.

= Topics =
Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
* Off-line linked data synchronisation
* Low resource demanding triple stores
* Application of Semantic Web to disaster data management
* Innovative linked data interfaces for illiterate and/or young users
* De-centralised data management platforms
* Collaborative, de-centralised, educational software

= Program =
* Morning: discussions
  Presentations and discussions around the need for Downscaling the
Semantic Web and the challenges implied.

* Afternoon: hacking session
  Implementation of Semantic Web enabled software using the toolkits
of Sugar and SemanticXO. Deployement of these applications on limited
hardware such as the XO laptop and other small hardware such as

= Submissions =
We welcome short papers that present down-scaled revisions of
previously published systems as well as position and systems paper
presenting novel ideas. Papers are expected not to exceed 6 pages and
should be formatted according to the  Springer’s Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) formatting guide. Submissions are managed via
EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=downscale2013

= Important dates =
* Submission deadline: March 4, 2013
* Notifications: April 1, 2013
* Camera ready version: April 15, 2013
* Workshop date: May 26, 2013

= Organization committee =
Christophe Guéret, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Nederlands
Gianluca Demartini, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Victor de Boer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Nederlands
Bastien	Guerry, Association OLPC France, France
Jean Thiery, Association OLPC France, France

= Program Committee =
Anna Bon, CIS Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Nederlands
Victor de Boer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Nederlands
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Jérôme David, INRIA Grenoble – Rhône-Alpes, France
Laurens Rietveld, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Nederlands
Mathieu D’Aquin, KMi Open University, UK
Andreas Thor, University of Leipzig
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center
Arjen P. de Vries, CWI, Nederlands
Ivana Marenzi, L3S Research Center
Elena Simperl, KIT Karlsruhe

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