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Call for Papers - Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD'14) workshop at ISWC 2014

From: dhaval <d.thakker@leeds.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 09:53:48 +0100
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Call for Papers - Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD'14)
workshop at ISWC 2014


* The 3rd International workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data
(IESD'14) *


International Workshop at ISWC 2014, Riva del Garda, Italy.

19/20 October 2014




- submission date: 7 July, 2014

- author notifications: July 30, 2014

- camera-ready proceedings: August 20, 2014.

- workshop date: October 19 or 20, 2014.




IESD’14 will continue to provide a forum to discuss approaches for exploring
semantic data following two stimulating workshops in this series (2012 and
2013). Semantic data is available widely and semantic data exploration is
becoming a key activity in a range of application domains, such as
government organisations, education, life science, cultural heritage, and
media. Several novel interfaces and interaction means for exploration of
semantic data are being proposed, for example exploratory search systems,
semantic data browsers, ontology/content visualisation environments and
semantic wikis. Although on the rise, the current solutions are still
maturing and need to take into account human factors to make exploration
intuitive or employ necessary computational models to aid the intuitiveness
and improve the effectiveness of exploration tasks. Lessons also can be
learned from the commonalities and differences in exploration requirements
between different domains. Hence, greater benefits can be achieved by
bringing together expertise from different communities, including HCI,
Semantic Web, and personalisation with the potential application domain


Time is ripe to bring together the different disciplines related to semantic
data exploration (semantic technologies, intelligent user interfaces,
adaptation and personalisation, visualisation) and form an international
community to identify the major challenges and research directions. The
workshop is intended to make the first step in shaping such community and
providing a forum that focuses on semantic data exploration and enables:

- sharing techniques and experience

- identifying potential domains and application areas

- designing and reflecting on evaluation studies

- identifying future research directions

IESD’14 will bring together different disciplines related to semantic data
exploration and form an international community to identify the major
challenges and research directions.




IESD'14 aims to create a forum for academic and industrial researchers and
practitioners to discuss methods and techniques for intelligent exploration
of semantic data from three angles:


- Computational models:

methods and techniques for analysing semantic data to discover connections
(e.g. relatedness, similarity, complementarity, contradictions, and
causality), entity and ontology summarisation methods, graph exploration,
exploratory search, visualisation and navigation, user/context modelling,
adaptation and personalisation, feedback and prompts.


- Human factors:

key human factors that impact the exploration of large interconnected
complex data; effective interaction environments to help users in
discovering connections and making sense of large volumes of structured and
unstructured heterogeneous data (including large ontologies, Linked Data,
semantically augmented corpus, semantic-enriched social data); comparison of
different approaches to help users in a manner that does not overwhelm or
confuse, intuitive ways to empower lay users of knowledge enriched
technologies to explore semantic data.


- Domains and applications:

Information needs which require exploration of semantic data; domains where
semantic data is available and required for the practice (e.g. medical,
media, social web, public administration, education,
environmental/sustainability science); requirements gathering and evaluation
studies; lessons learnt.




A more detailed and up-to-date Call for Papers and submission instructions
can be found at the IESD'14 website:




We have continued the IESD challenge following from the strong participation
we received for the first version of the workshop. The Challenge is designed
to attract participations from the Semantic Web community particularly
focusing on semantic data exploration.

The Challenge will be open to everyone from industry and academia.

A more details can be found at:






•             Dhaval Thakker (University of Leeds, UK)

•             Daniel Schwabe (Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro
(PUC-Rio), Brazil)

•             Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University, Japan)

•             Roberto García(Universitat de Lleida, Spain)

•             Chris Dijkshoorn (VU University Amsterdam,Netherlands)

•             Riichiro Mizoguchi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science,




Dr Dhaval Thakker

Research Fellow

Artificial Intelligence Group

University of Leeds

Leeds LS2 9JT, UK



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