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[CfP]: (June 1st) Second Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science (SemSci18) at @ISWC2018

From: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@isi.edu>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2018 21:27:22 -0800
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SemSci 2018
2nd International Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science
in conjunction with the 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC
2018)
Monterey, California, USA October 9th, 2018
http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org/

Workshop website: https://w3id.org/semsci/

*************** Important Dates ***************

Paper submission deadline: June 1, 2018
Acceptance Notification: June 27, 2018
Camera-ready versions: July 31, 2018

*************** Call for Papers ***************
In the past few years, a push for open reproducible research has led to a
proliferation of community efforts for publishing datasets, software and
methods, described in scientific publications. These efforts underpin
research outcomes much more explicitly accessible. However, the actual time
and effort required to achieve this new form of scientific communication
remains a key barrier to reproducibility. Furthermore, scientific
experiments are becoming increasingly complex, and ensuring that research
outcomes become understandable, interpretable, reusable and reproducible is
still a challenge. The goal of this workshop is to incentivise practical
solutions and fundamental thinking to bridge the gap between existing
scientific communication methods and the vision of a reproducible and
accountable open science.

Semantic Web technologies provide a promising means for achieving this
goal, enabling more transparent and well-defined descriptions for all
scientific objects required for this envisioned form of science and
communication. We are particularly interested in four kinds of
contributions:

   1) Novel approaches to analyze scientific publications in order to
explicitly describe the relationship between their methods and research
outputs
   2) Novel approaches that use the research outputs of a scientific
publication to facilitate its understanding and reuse (e.g., by generating
explanations of results, interactive visualizations or linking datasets and
methods)
   3) Novel approaches that help comparing and relating software, datasets
and methods used in different publications
   4) Novel approaches to apply Semantic Web and Linked Data techniques to
scientific workflows used in research.

*************** Research Topics ***************
Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

   * Tools, methods and use cases for helping linking existing papers to
their research products: data, software, methods and execution traces.
   * New methods for helping linking scientific papers to other papers
(e.g., papers that use similar approaches, similar methods, common
software, common data, etc.)
   * New methods for helping visualizing and presenting scientific
information to scientists (e.g., provenance-based visualizations,
summaries, presenting results at different levels of granularity, etc.)
   * New approaches for extracting the specific steps used in a method
described expressed in a scientific paper.
   * New methods for generating automated explanations of scientific
results.
   * New approaches for comparing methods, protocols and methodologies
expressed in scientific papers.
   * New methods to highlight the differences between execution runs of a
scientific experiment (based on their configuration, performance, results,
etc.)
   * Tools and methods for discovering data and software used in similar
publications or to address similar problems.
   * Vocabularies and ontologies that help relate and describe software,
data, methods and provenance used in a scientific publication.
   * Vocabularies and ontologies that help capturing and presenting
experiment information to scientists.
   * Automatic annotation of scientific research
   * Provenance, quality, privacy and trust of scientific information
   * Novel visualizations of scientific data
   * Novel approaches to apply Linked Data and Semantic Web techniques to
scientific workflows

*************** Submission Guidelines ***************
Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via
EasyChair. The papers should be written in English, following the Springer
LNCS format, and be submitted in PDF on or before June 1st, 2018.
SemSci2018 explicitly encourages alternative and enhanced submission
formats such as HTML or communicative online materials. Authors who are
preparing such a submission should contact the workshop organizers in
advance to make sure we can accommodate for them in the submission and
review process. All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.

Papers submitted to the workshop are also encouraged to share their
research products online, assigning a DOI when necessary. Workshop
organizers will provide pointers and guidelines for this purpose.

   * Full research papers (8 pages)
   * Position papers (4-6 pages)
   * Short research papers (4-6 pages)
   * System/tool papers (4-6 pages)
   * Posters (2 pages)

Accepted papers will be published at the CEUR workshop series.

*************** Workshop Chairs ***************
Daniel Garijo, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern
California
Tobias Kuhn, VU University Amsterdam
Tomi Kauppinen, Aalto University School of Science in Finland
Natalia Villanueva Rosales , University of Texas at El Paso
Michel Dumontier, Maastricht University
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