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WaSABi - 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web Enterprise Adoption and Best Practice [ESWC2015]

From: Marco Neumann <marco.neumann@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:52:57 -0500
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WaSABi - 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Web Enterprise
Adoption and Best Practice
co-located with the 12th European Semantic Web Conference
May 31, 2015, Portoroz, Slovenia


The Workshop

The WaSABi workshop aims at helping to guide the conversation between
the scientific research community, IT practitioners and industry. The
workshop helps to establish best practices for the development,
deployment and evaluation of Semantic Web based technologies. Both
research and industry communities can benefit greatly from this
discussion by sharing use cases, user stories, practical development
issues, evalutaions and design patterns. The goal of this particular
workshop is to analyse the emerging Semantic Technology market,
identify and apply appropriate methodologies, highlight success
stories and overall support the increase in industry adoption of
Semantic Web technologies.

The What

The gap between the Semantic Web research and industry practitioner
communities, as evidenced by the limited uptake of very promising
technologies in the broader market needs to be addressed. Researchers
steadily improve upon modelling, query languages, reasoners, triple
stores, and development tooling - but all too often, these
improvements are driven not by real business needs, but intrinsically
by the interests of researchers to work on and solve interesting
challenges, or to obtain public funding. Conversely, practitioners are
oftentimes unaware of how existing Semantic Web technologies already
can help them to solve their problems (such as data or service
integration, conflict detection and resolution, or data processing).
Even in cases where they do know about these Semantic Web solutions,
most practitioners lack the knowledge about tooling, scalability
issues, design patterns that are required in order to successfully
apply these technologies.

The How

In order to help analyse and ultimately bridge this gap, the WaSABi
organisers believe two things are needed: firstly, a greater
understanding of industrial organisations and their needs, guiding
them in selecting problems to work on that are of direct relevance to
them, and secondly, to establish a set of methodolgies, evaluation
strategies and best practices for Semantic Web technology development
and use, guiding practitioners who want to apply these technologies
first hand. The WaSABi workshop provides a forum for discussing and
developing solutions to both of these needs, neither of which can be
solved by researchers or practitioners on their own.

Invitation to Submit

Topics Of Interest
Topics for presentation and discussion at the workshop include both
technical and usage-oriented issues. They include everything that
helps improve and shortening development and deployment time for an
academic or a practitioner, wishing to work with Semantic Web

*Surveys or case studies on Semantic Web technology in the Enterprise
*Semantic Technology Market Analysis
*Comparative studies on the evolution of Semantic Web adoption
*Semantic systems and architectures of methodologies for industrial challenges
*Semantic Web based implementations and design patterns for enterprise systems
*Enterprise platforms using Semantic Web technology as part of the workflow
*Architectural overviews for Semantic Web systems
*Design patterns for semantic technology architectures and algorithms
*System development methods as applied to Semantic Web technologies
*Semantic toolkits for enterprise applications
*Surveys on identified best practices based on Semantic Web technology
*Linked Data integration and change management

Of special interest are papers that touch upon the issues discussed
during the brainstorming sessions of WaSABi 2014 at ESWC (proceedings

Linked Data lifecycle management: How can the longevity of key URIs
and namespaces be guaranteed? Are such resources too important
infrastructure or community assets to leave to commercial actors? How
does one handle change management in a linked data context? How can
software be analysed to find (potentially dangerous) dependencies on
distributed Semantic Web resources?

Software development for the Semantic Web: Are traditional software
engineering methods well suited to the development of solutions for
the Semantic Web? How can the complexity of the Semantic Web
technology stack be abstracted or simplified? Can Semantic Web
software components run unchanged on cloud computing platforms, or how
must they be adapted?

Additionally, industrial papers that focus on approaches,
architectures, or tools demonstrating best practices in Semantic Web
technologies are particularly encouraged.

Submission criteria are as follows:

Papers must adhere to the LNCS format guidelines.
Papers are limited to eight pages (including figures, tables and appendices).
Papers are submitted in PDF format via the workshop’s EasyChair
submission pages.
Accepted authors are given a presentation time slot of 15 minutes,
with 5 minutes Q&A.

Important dates
Submission: Friday March 6, 2015
Notification: Friday April 3, 2015
Camera ready version: Friday April 17, 2015


Organizing Committee
Marco Neumann, KONA LLC
Sam Coppens, IBM Research
Karl Hammar, Jönköping University, Linköping University
Magnus Knuth, Hasso Plattner Institute – University of Potsdam
Dominique Ritze, University of Mannheim
Miel Vander Sande, iMinds – Multimedia Lab – Ghent University

Program Committee

Ghislain Atemezing - Eurecom, France
Konstantin Baierer - University Library Mannheim, Germany
Eva Blomqvist - Linköping University, Sweden
Andreas Blumauer - Semantic Web Company, Austria
Frithjof Dau - SAP Research, Germany
Kai Eckert - University of Mannheim, Germany
Heiko Ehrig - neofonie, Germany
Roberto Garcia - Universitat de Lleida, Spain‏
Paul Gearon - Teradata, USA
Corey A. Harper - New York University Libraries, USA
Peter Mika - Yahoo! Research, Spain
Heiko Paulheim - University of Mannheim, Germany
Alessandro Seganti - Cogitum, Poland
Ruben Verborgh iMinds – Ghent University, Belgium
Chris Welty  - Google, USA

For enquiries, please contact the organizers at wasabi2015@easychair.org
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