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CfP: I-SEMANTICS and Linked Data Cup, 5-7 September, Graz, Austria

From: Christoph LANGE <ch.lange@jacobs-university.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:46:01 +0100
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a very nice conference on applied semantic web research, which I can 
highly recommend, also suitable for the more semantic "math-on-the-web" 
applications

Call for Papers

I-SEMANTICS 2012
8th International Conference on Semantic Systems

Graz, Austria, 5 - 7 September 2012
http://www.i-semantics.at

including
Call for Submissions
5th Linked Data Cup

Latest News:
=========================================================
Wolters Kluwer Germany main sponsor of I-SEMANTICS 2012
I-SEMANTICS proceedings published by ACM ICPS
Important Dates (Research & Application Papers & I-Challenge)
+	Abstract Submission Deadline : April 2, 2012
+	Paper Submission Deadline : April 13, 2012
+	Notification of Acceptance: May 7, 2012
+	Camera-Ready Paper: June 4, 2012
Important Dates (I-Challenge)
+	Paper Submission Deadline : April 13, 2012
+	Notification of Acceptance: May 7, 2012
+	Camera-Ready Paper: June 4, 2012
Important Dates (Posters & Demo Papers & PhD Track)
+	Submission Deadline: May 21, 2012
+	Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2012
=========================================================

Hashtag for I-SEMANTICS 2012:  #isem2012

Scope
=====
I-SEMANTICS 2012 (www.i-semantics.at) is the 8th International 
Conference within the I-SEMANTICS series. I-SEMANTICS 2012 brings 
together both researchers and practitioners in the areas of Semantic 
Technologies, Linked Data and the Semantic Web in order to showcase 
cutting edge research, demonstrators and applications for the Corporate 
and Social Semantic Web.
I-SEMANTICS 2012 is proud to announce the new format �I-CHALLENGE�, 
which brings to you the 5th Linked Data Cup (formerly Triplification 
Challenge), the Best Paper Award and the Best Poster Award. As in the 
past years the I-SEMANTICS Conference will be complemented by I-KNOW 
(www.i-know.at), the 12th International Conference on Knowledge 
Management, aiming to reflect the increasing importance and convergence 
of knowledge management and semantic systems.

Topics
======
As a conference aiming to bring together science and industry, 
I-SEMANTICS encourages scientific research and application-oriented 
contributions in the field of Semantic Technologies, Semantic Web and 
Linked Data. The topics of interest for this year�s conference include 
but are not limited to:

The Web of Data
+	(Large scale) triplification of existing (structured) data
+	Vocabularies, taxonomies and schemas for the Web of Data
+	Querying, searching and browsing over the Web of Data
+	Data integration and interlinking for the Web of Data
+	User interaction and innovative visualizations for the Web of Data
+	Languages, tools and methodologies for representing, managing and 
reasoning on the Web of Data
+	(Mashup) applications utilizing (large scale) Linked Data resources
+	Recommender systems making use of the Web of Data
+	Integrating microposts into the Web of Data
+	Linked Enterprise Data and (Open) Linked Government Data
+	Connecting the Web of Data with real world sensor data
+	Location-based services and mobile semantic applications

Quality of Semantic Data on the Web
+	Provenance information for the Web of Data
+	Large scale ontology inspection and repair
+	Co-reference detection and dataset reconciliation
+	Maintenance of Linked Data models
+	Trust, privacy and security in Semantic Web applications

Corporate Semantic Web
+	Corporate thesauri, business vocabularies, ontologies and rules
+	Semantic business, e-commerce and m-commerce systems
+	Semantic procurement for enterprises and governments
+	Semantics, pragmatics and semiotics in organizations
+	Enterprise trust and reputation management	

Semantic Content Engineering
+	Collaborative ontology engineering
+	Ontology modularity, alignment and merging
+	Ontology design patterns and life cycle management
+	Ontology learning and knowledge acquisition +	Quality criteria for 
collaboratively generated semantic content
+	Semantic annotation and tagging
+	Making sense of microposts
+	Semantic content management systems

Semantic Multimedia
+	Semantic-driven multimedia applications
+	Multimedia ontologies and infrastructures
+	Content-based semantic multimedia analysis and data mining
+	Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
+	Named entity recognition and disambiguation in multimedia documents
+	Human-computer interfaces for multimedia data access
+	Smart visualization and browsing of multimedia documents
+	User-generated semantic metadata for multimedia documents

Studies, Metrics & Benchmarks
+	Case studies of and benchmarks in semantic systems usage
+	Evaluation perspectives, methods and Semantic Web research methodologies
+	Technology assessment, acceptance/media choice theories
+	Usability and user interaction with semantic technologies
+	Applications with clear lessons learned or evaluations

(Linked) Data Ecosystems & Markets
+	Economic foundations of data assets, markets and data crowd sourcing
+	Business and governance models for data commerce
+	Production principles and measures of data creation, curation and 
utilization
+	Business models and economic impacts of Linked (Enterprise) Data 
and/or large scale semantic systems
+	Case studies for sector-specific (Linked) Data strategies



I-SEMANTICS Submission Information
==================================
All accepted full papers and short papers of I-SEMANTICS 2012 will be 
published in the digital library of the ACM ICP series. Please note: 
Poster and Demo papers are planned to be published within CEUR-WS. 
Optional publication of PhD papers in CEUR-WS is under discussion.


Research/Application Papers
---------------------------
Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for 
publication elsewhere. Papers should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for 
formatting (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) 
and must be submitted via the online submission system available at the 
conference website as PDF documents (other formats will not be 
accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the source 
files (Latex, Word Perfect, Word).
The publication will be available under the following ISBN: 
978-1-4503-1112-0

Research papers report on novel research and/or applications relevant to 
the topics of the conference. Submissions must be original and must not 
have been submitted for publication elsewhere. The number of pages of 
research papers is limited to 8 pages for full papers and 4 pages for 
short papers including references and an optional appendix.

Full and short papers should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for 
formatting (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) 
and must be submitted via the online submission system available at the 
conference website as PDF documents (other formats will not be 
accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the source 
files (Latex, Word Perfect, Word).


Important Dates (Research & Application Papers)
-----------------------------------------------
+	Abstract Submission Deadline (strict): April 2, 2012
+	Paper Submission Deadline : April 13, 2012
+	Notification of Acceptance: May 7, 2012
+	Camera-Ready Paper: June 4, 2012


Posters, Demos & PhD Track
--------------------------
The conference also particularly welcomes the submission of posters, 
demonstrations, and PhD track submissions. The Posters, Demonstrations & 
PhD Track complements the Research Paper Track and offers an opportunity 
for presenting late-breaking research results, ongoing research 
projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress.

The informal setting of the Posters, Demonstrations & PhD Track 
encourages presenters and participants to engage in discussions about 
the presented work. Such discussions can be invaluable inputs for the 
future work of the presenters, while offering participants an effective 
way to broaden their knowledge of the emerging research trends and to 
network with other researchers. Poster and demo submissions should 
consist of a 2-3 page description that allows us to judge the quality of 
the presentation. Submissions to this track must be in the Springer LNCS 
format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors), i.e. please 
do NOT use the ACM template here.

The objective of the PhD Track is to provide doctoral students with a 
forum to present and discuss their research projects with experienced 
researchers (�mentors�) and fellow students. It addresses PhD students 
at an early stage of their doctoral studies, who want to receive 
feedback from internationally recognized researchers. Ideally, 
participants will have a well-defined problem statement and precise 
questions to discuss with their mentor. Applicants should be PhD 
students (from any country), conducting ongoing research in the areas of 
semantic technologies, Linked Data and the Semantic Web.
PhD track submissions should consist of up to 1.500 words and contain 
the following: +	Name, affiliation and contact details of the PhD 
student +	Name(s) of the supervisor(s)
+	Summary of the research project, including: +	Problem: research 
questions, motivation, state of the art and relevance for the fields of 
Semantic Technologies, Linked Data and Semantic Web
+	Approach: (planned) approach and methodology
+	Current status / timeline: current status of the work and any results 
that have already been reached plus outlook to future work
+	A list of key questions that the PhD student wants to discuss during 
the event

Submissions will be reviewed by experienced researchers; each submission 
will receive detailed feedback. The program committee will select 
participants who will give a short presentation about their research 
project during the I-SEMANTICS PhD Track. Main focus of the event is on 
discussion, support and solving open questions.#

Important Dates (Posters & Demo Papers & PhD Track)
---------------------------------------------------
+	Submission Deadline: May 21, 2012
+	Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2012



I-CHALLENGE
===========	
For the first time in 2012 we will bring to you the I-CHALLENGE, 
consisting of the Best Research/Application Paper Award, the Best Poster 
Award, the Best PhD Paper Award and the Linked Data Cup. While the best 
paper will be selected by the program committee, the Best Poster will be 
voted by the conference audience via online voting. (Please expect more 
details for all the Best Paper Awards in the weeks to come.) Information 
on the Linked Data Cup can be found below:

Linked Data Cup 2012
--------------------
The yearly organised Linked Data Cup (formerly Triplification Challenge) 
awards prizes to the most promising innovation involving linked data. 
Four different technological topics are addressed: triplification, 
interlinking, cleansing, and application mash-ups. The Linked Data Cup 
invites scientists and practitioners to submit novel and innovative (5 
star) linked data sets and applications built on linked data technology.
Although more and more data is triplified and published as RDF and 
linked data, the question arises how to evaluate the usefulness of such 
approaches. The Linked Data Cup therefore requires all submissions to 
include a concrete use case and problem statement alongside a solution 
(triplified data set, interlinking/cleansing approach, linked data 
application) that showcases the usefulness of linked data. Submissions 
that can provide measurable benefits of employing linked data over 
traditional methods are preferred.
Note that the call is not limited to any domain or target group. We 
accept submissions ranging from value-added business intelligence use 
cases to scientific networks to the longest tail of information domains. 
The only strict requirement is that the employment of linked data is 
very well motivated and also justified (i.e. we rank approaches higher 
that provide solutions, which could not have been realised without 
linked data, even if they lack technical or scientific brilliance).

Evaluation Criteria
-------------------
The submissions will be initially evaluated with a well-known five star 
ranking system. Furthermore, entries will be assessed according to the 
extent to which they
1.	motivate the relevancy of their use case for their respective domain;
2.	justify the adequacy of linked data technologies for their solution;
3.	demonstrate that all alternatives to linked data would have resulted 
in an inferior solution;
4.	provide an evaluation that can measure the benefits of linked data

Topics
------
Ideas for topics include (but are not limited to):
+	Improving traditional approaches with help of linked data
+	Linked data use in science and education
+	Linked data supported multimedia applications
+	Linked data in the open source context
+	Web annotation
+	Generic applications
+	Internationalization of linked data +	Visualization of linked data
+	Linked government data
+	Business models based on linked data
+	Recommender systems supported by linked data
+	Integrating microposts with linked data
+	Distributed social web based on linked data
+	Linked data sensor networks

Submission and Reviewing
------------------------
Submissions to the Linked Data Cup will be reviewed by members of the 
Linked Data Cup Board and invited experts from the Linked Data community.
Submissions should consist of 4 pages and must be original and must not 
have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should follow the 
ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting as accepted submissions will be 
published in the I-SEMANTICS 2012 proceedings in the digital library of 
the ACM ICP series. Please read the submission page for detailed 
information on how to submit.

Important Dates (Linked Data Cup)
---------------------------------
+ 	Paper Submission Deadline : April 13, 2012
+	Notification of Acceptance: May 7, 2012
+	Camera-Ready Paper: June 4, 2012


I-SEMANTICS Committee
=====================

Scientific Chair
----------------
+	Harald Sack (Hasso-Plattner-Institute for IT Systems Engineering)

Program Chairs
--------------
+	H. Sofia Pinto (Technical University of Lisbon)
+	Valentina Presutti (Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology, Rome)
Track Chairs
------------
+	I-CHALLENGE: +	Sebastian Hellmann (University of Leipzig) +	J�rg 
Waitelonis (Hasso-Plattner-Institute for IT Systems Engineering)
+	PhD Track Chair: Katrin Weller (Heinrich Heine University 
D�sseldorf) +	Poster Chair: Steffen Lohmann (University of Stuttgart)
  Industry Chair
--------------
+	Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company)
  Conference Chair
----------------
+	Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web Company / University of Applied 
Sciences St. P�lten, Austria)
  Program Committee
-----------------
Please go to: 
http://i-semantics.tugraz.at/scientific-track/program-committee/

-- 
Christoph Lange, Jacobs University Bremen
http://kwarc.info/clange, Skype duke4701

→ Workshop Semantic Web Collaborative Spaces (SWCS) @ WWW 2012
   Lyon, 17 April 2012.  Deadline 6 February.  http://www.swcs2012.org
→ SePublica Workshop @ ESWC 2012.  Crete, Greece, 27/28 May 2012.
   Deadline 29 Feb.  http://sepublica.mywikipaper.org
→ I-SEMANTICS 2012.  Graz, Austria, 5-7 September 2012
   Abstract Deadline 2 April.  http://www.i-semantics.at
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