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Call for Submissions: Linked Data Triplification Challenge 2011

From: Bernhard Schandl <bernhard.schandl@univie.ac.at>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:16:57 +0100
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Call for Submissions: 4th Linked Data Triplification Challenge 2011
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The yearly organized Linked Data Triplification Challenge awards prizes to the most promising application demonstrations and approaches in three fields related to Linked Data.

For the success of the Semantic Web it is from our point of view crucial to overcome the chicken-and-egg problem of missing semantic representations on the Web and the lack of their utilization within concrete applications, to solve real-world problems. The Triplification Challenge aims to expedite this process by raising awareness and showcasing best practices.

Submissions
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The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies. This includes students, developers, researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group submissions are both acceptable. We envision submissions that fall into one or more of the following topics:

 * Novel data sets that are published as part of the Web of Data, according to Linked Data principles, and demonstrating potential benefit of use within applications;
 * Novel generic mechanisms, approaches, and technologies that convert certain types and formats of information into triples, interlink them to other data sets, and expose them as Linked Data;
 * Applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users such as for information syndication, specialized search, browsing, or augmentation of content.

A prize money will be given to the  most promising applications, newly published datasets and methodological approaches built upon Linked Data. Participants can choose between an Open Track and a special Open Government Data Track.

Open Track
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In the Open Track we envision submissions that fall into the topics described above but do not make use of governmental data sets.

Open Government Data Track
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Participants are to design and build a web application that makes use of open government datasets. Any dataset qualifies that is produced by any government in the world. These can i.e.  relate to environmental data, cadastral and geographic data, traffic data, historical data, public speeches, laws, demographics, election data, campaigning, corporate spending on political messaging etc.  The source need not be any particular national government nor any particular level of government (local, state, provincial, federal, etc).
At least one source must adhere to the principles of Linked Open Data. Mashups of raw and linked data are allowed and welcome.


Evaluation Criteria
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The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies. This might include students, developers, researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group submissions are both acceptable.

Entries will be assessed according to the extent to which they

    * demonstrate innovation through the expression of existing data structures as Linked Data;
    * reasonably reuse existing vocabularies and alignment ontologies (e.g., the datasets from the Linking Open Data cloud);
    * automatically discover and use new, linked data and do not restrict themselves to a predefined set of data sources;
    * bring real benefits to potential users through the consumption of Linked Data sources in real-world applications.

All criteria will be given equal importance in selecting the winning entry. In the event of a tie, the entry deemed to bring greatest benefits to potential users will be awarded the prize.


Reviews and Judging
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Submissions to the Triplification Challenge that fit the topics mentioned above will be reviewed by members of the Triplification Challenge Organizing Committee and a Programme Committee consisting of invited experts from the Linked Data community. Based on the reviews, winners and honorary mentions will be nominated. A final decision will be made by the Organizing Committee, based on the reviews by the Programme Committee members.

Winners will be awarded with a prize money and a complementary conference pass. At least one person is expected to attend the conference to collect the prize.


Format
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All accepted papers of I-SEMANTICS 2011, including nominated Triplification Challenge submissions, will be published in the digital library of the ACM ICP Series.

Submissions must not exceed 3 pages, must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates  Option2: Tighter Alternate Style) 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
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 * Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011
 * Notification of Acceptance: May 30, 2011
 * Camera-Ready Paper: June 30, 2011
 * I-SEMANTICS 2011: September 7-9, 2011


Contact and Further Information
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Triplification Challenge Website: <http://i-semantics.tugraz.at/triplification-challenge>
Contact: Bernhard Schandl <bernhard.schandl@univie.ac.at>
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