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CFP: Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD2016) workshop at ISWC 2016

From: Dhaval Thakker <dhavalkumar.thakker@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 09:23:40 +0100
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* The 5th International workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic
Data (IESD 2016) *
http://iesd2016.wordpress.com/
International Workshop at ISWC 2016, Kobe, Japan.
17/18 October 2016

************IMPORTANT DATES***********
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- Paper submission date: July 1st, 2016
- author notifications: July 30th, 2016
- camera-ready proceedings: August 10th, 2016
- workshop date: October 17th or 18th, 2016

OVERVIEW
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Semantic data, including structured and unstructured 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 semantic data browsers, ontology/content visualisation environments
and semantic wikis. The previous four editions of IESD workshop (IESD 2012
with EKAW, IESD 2013 with Hypertext, IESD2014  and 2015 with ISWC) provided
a forum to discuss approaches for exploring semantic data. Over these four
years we have seen increased interest in developing solutions for
exploration of data using semantic web technologies. This year’s IESD
workshop will build on the four key areas highlighted in discussions with
the community during last four years and will include: (a) Human Factors:
the utility and the added value of exploration approaches to humans (b)
Technology: new technological strands and how these strands impact the
algorithms for exploration (c) Application Domains: domains that have seen
a change because of bringing in IESD approaches, and the uncharted
application domains community has yet to address; and (d) Evaluation:
sharing practices on evaluating exploration approaches including gold
standards, benchmarks and methodologies.

We will continue bringing together the different disciplines related to
semantic data exploration (semantic technologies, intelligent user
interfaces, adaptation and personalisation, visualisation) and shape an
international community to identify the major challenges and research
directions. The workshop is intended to facilitate such discussions by
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


TOPICS OF INTEREST
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The fifth edition of this workshop aims to build on the success of the
previous editions to expand the forum for academic and industrial
researchers and practitioners to discuss methods and techniques for
intelligent exploration of semantic data from four angles:

*Technological: ​*methods and techniques for analysing semantic data to
discover ​connections (e.g. relatedness, similarity, diversity,
complementarity, contradictions, and causality), entity and ontology
summarisation methods, graph exploration, visualisation and navigation,
user/context/knowledge gap 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. internet of thing (IoT), medical, media, social web,
public administration, education); requirements gathering and evaluation
studies; lessons learnt.

*Evaluation: ​*Benchmarks for exploration tasks, Gold standards for
bootstrapping and comparing exploration tools, methodologies for user
studies, matrices for evaluation.


PAPER SUBMISSION
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A more detailed and up-to-date Call for Papers and submission instructions
can be found at the IESD 2016 website:
*https://iesd2016.wordpress.com/submission/
<https://iesd2016.wordpress.com/submission/>*


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
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Dhavalkumar Thakker (University of Bradford, UK)
Daniel Schwabe (Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil)
Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University, Japan)
Roberto García(Universitat de Lleida, Spain)
Marco Brambilla (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds, UK)


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Dr Dhaval Thakker
Lecturer in Computing
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
University of Bradford
Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP, UK
Ph: +44(0)1274 23 4578
email: d.thakker@bradford.ac.uk
web: http://scim.brad.ac.uk/~dthakker/
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