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[CfP] Deadline Extension tilll *FEBRUARY 6* - PROFILES & DATA:SEARCH@TheWebConf 2018: International Workshop on Profiling and Searching Data on the Web

From: Vadim Savenkov <vadim.savenkov@wu.ac.at>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:45:25 +0100
To: semantic-web@w3.org
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Last call for papers

PROFILES & DATA:SEARCH '2018: International Workshop on Profiling and 
Searching Data on the Web is a joint workshop, co-located with The Web 
Conference in Lyon, France.


Important dates

* Extended Submission Deadline:    Feb 6, 2018 *
Notification Due:   Feb 14, 2018
Final Version Due:   Mar 1, 2018
Workshop:  24 April 2018

Objectives and Goals

The web of data has seen tremendous growth recently. New forms of 
structured data have emerged in the form of web markup, such as 
schema.org, and a large amount of data in web tables. Considering these 
rich, heterogeneous and evolving data sources which cover a wide variety 
of domains, the exploitation of web data becomes increasingly important 
in the context of various applications, including (federated) search, 
question answering and fact verification.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and 
practitioners interested in the development of data search techniques, 
data profiling, and dataset retrieval on the web. This includes looking 
at the specifics of data-centric information seeking behaviour, 
understanding interaction challenges in data search on the web, and 
analysing the cognitive processes involved in the consumption of 
structured data by users. At the same time we aim to discuss 
technologies addressing data search ? including semantics, information 
retrieval for web data (ranking algorithms and indexing), in particular 
in the context of decentralised and distributed systems, such as the 
web. We are interested in approaches to analyse, characterise and 
discover data sources. We want to facilitate a discussion around data 
search across formats and domain-specific applications.

We envision the workshop as a forum for researchers and practitioners to 
come together and discuss common challenges and identify synergies for 
joint initiatives. We welcome contributions describing technical 
approaches, as well as those related to Human Computer Interaction 
research in data discovery, profiling and retrieval.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another 
journal or conference. We encourage full papers (8 pages), short papers 
(4 pages) as well as position papers (2 pages). All submissions must be 
written in English and must be formatted according to the ACM format. 
The proceedings of the workshop will be included in the companion 
proceedings of The WebConf2018. Each submission will be reviewed by at 
least 2 members of the PC. Papers will be evaluated according to their 
significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and 
relevance to the workshop. Please submit your contributions 
electronically in PDF format via the Easychair system:


List of Topics

PROFILES & DATA:SEARCH ?18 seeks application-oriented papers, as well as 
more theoretical papers and position papers. The workshop proposes a 
multidisciplinary discussion on the following themes, with a focus on 
RDF, CSV, JSON and other structured and semi-structured datasets:

Data Search

* Dataset retrieval
* Search results presentation for datasets
* Semantic dataset search
* Evaluation of dataset search tools and algorithms
* Decentralised and distributed architectures and algorithms in data search
* Fusing, cleaning, ranking and refining search results
* Approaches to personalisation in dataset search
* Scalability & performance of distributed data queries
* Query routing taking into account relevance, quality and profiles of 
distributed datasets

Data Profiling

* Dataset profile representation (vocabularies, schemas)
* Profiling and assessment of novel forms of entity-centric Web data
* Data summarisation
* Data quality analysis for query routing
* Novel applications using dataset profiles
* Topic profiling of datasets
* Dataset indexing and profiling approaches

Human Data Interaction

* Information seeking behaviour for data
* User modeling for data search
* Analysing behavioral traces during data search
* Usability of data portals and data discovery tools
* Data search result presentation to support sense making

We are interested in contributions using a variety of methods. This can 
include, for example, user studies, lab experiments, system based 
evaluation, but also experiments using gamification and crowdsourcing.


Program Committee

* Charlie Abela, University of Malta
* Philipp Cimiano, Bielefeld University
* Ruslan Fayzrakhmanov, University of Oxford
* Max Froumentin, Government Digital Service (UK)
* Michael Gubanov, University of Texas at San Antonio
* Peter Haase, metaphacts
* Luis-Daniel Ibanez, University of Southampton
* Emilia Kacprzak, The Open Data Institute
* Eva Mendez, University Carlos III of Madrid
* Dmitry Mouromtsev, NRU ITMO, Russia
* Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Leipzig
* Natalya Noy, Google
* Andreas Nuernberger, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
* Liudmila Ostroumova Prokhorenkova, Yandex
* Bernardo Pereira Nunes, PUC-Rio
* Muhammad Saleem, AKSW, University Of Leizpig
* Emanuel Sallinger, University of Oxford
* Arno Scharl, Modul University
* Nicolas Torzec, Yahoo
* Raquel Trillo-Lado, Universidad de Zaragoza
* Juergen Umbrich, Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU)
* Ran Yu, L3S Research Center

Organizing committee

* Laura Koesten, University of Southampton/The Open Data Institute, UK
* Elena Demidova, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Elena Simperl, University of Southampton, UK
* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Oscar Corcho, Universidad Polit?ica de Madrid, ES
* Vadim Savenkov, Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
* John Breslin, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland


PROFILES & DATA:SEARCH 2018 proceedings will be part of the Companion 
Proceedings volume of The Web Conference, published by the ACM.

The workshop is co-located with The Web Conference 2018 in Lyon, and 
will take place in the Lyon Convention Centre on April 24, 2018.

Best regards,

Vadim Savenkov
Institute for Information Business
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
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