Call for Papers: First International Workshop on Micro-Contributions by the Masses - The Future of Tagging and Microblogging (TAGS 2010)

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Call for Papers:
First International Workshop on Micro-Contributions by the Masses -
The Future of Tagging and Microblogging (TAGS 2010)

in conjunction with the

17th International Conference on "Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge
Management by the Masses" (EKAW 2010)

Lisbon, Portugal, October 11-15, 2010



Important Dates:
Deadline for submissions:     July 11, 2010
Notification of acceptance:   August 8, 2010
Camera-ready versions:        August 22, 2010
Workshop day:                 October 14, 2010 (to be confirmed)

Types of Submissions:
Format: Springer LNCS
Full Papers: 10 pages
Short and Position Papers: 5 pages
Demo Descriptions: 2 pages
Poster Abstracts: 2 pages


Theme and Objectives:
Tagging systems have received a lot of research interest by various
disciplines, ranging from computer science to linguistics, sociology, and
Semantic Web communities. Despite many significant contributions, however,
there is still a limited understanding of key technological, social,
and societal aspects of tagging, as well as a lack of a coherent
model of the overall processes.

This workshop aims at advancing the state of research on tagging, in
particular in the context of microblogging services, semantics, and social
computing applications.

A particular emphasis of the workshop is on
(1) the future of semantic tagging systems,
(2) tagging in stream data and microblogging services (e.g. Twitter), and
(3) challenges in evaluating tagging systems.

We invite the submission of research and position papers, demo descriptions,
and posters. Relevant topic include but are not limited to:

-  Perspectives on the future of tagging systems
-  Extensions to the conceptual model of tagging
-  Tagging, semantics, and linked data
-  Tagging in enterprise environments
-  Tagging systems versus controlled vocabularies
-  Information retrieval in tagging systems
-  Tagging and augmented reality
-  Experiences and best practices for tagging
-  Social aspects of tagging
-  Dynamics and evolution in tagging systems
-  Ontology learning from tagging systems
-  Reference data and metrics for evaluating semantic tagging systems
-  Social Network Analysis based on tagging systems
-  Techniques for recommending tags or resources
-  Differences between tagging in established Web 2.0 applications and 
tags in
    microblogging services or stream data
-  Mining user profiles from tagging data
-  Tagging people and identities
-  Multi-lingual aspects of tagging systems
-  User-feedback in tagging systems

Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program 
All reviews will be single-blind.

Submissions must be uploaded as PDF documents to the EasyChair system at

Accepted papers will be published in the CEUR WS Proceedings series, usually
indexed by DBLP and other databases. All papers must be formatted using the
Springer LNCS template, see

Full papers should be 10 pages, short and position papers up to 5 pages, and
poster and demos descriptions 2 pages in length.

For accepted submissions, at least one author must register for the workshop
and the main conference in order for the paper to be included in the 
and to be scheduled in the workshop program.

Current information on the workshop is available at

Current information on the venue, registration, hotels, and related 
events will
shortly be available at

Organizing Committee and Main Contact:
Main Contact:

Sofia Angeletou,
Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University (KMi), Milton Keynes, UK

Leyla Jael Garcia Castro,
E-Business and Web Science Research Group,
Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany

Andres Garcia-Silva,
Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain

Martin Hepp,
E-Business and Web Science Research Group,
Universitaet der Bundeswehr, Muenchen, Germany

Alexandre Passant,
Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, 

Program Committee:
Rabeeh Abbasi, Koblenz University, Germany
Harith Alani, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University (KMi), UK
Sihem Amer-Yahia, Yahoo! Research New York, USA
Dominik Benz, Universitaet Kassel, Germany
Klaas Delschaft, Koblenz University, Germany
Ivan Cantador, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Eirini Giannakidou, University of Thesaloniki, Greece
Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Andreas Hotho, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
HakLae Kim, Samsung Electronics, Korea
Sheila Kinsella, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Jeff Pan, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Martin Szomsor, City University London, UK
Stuart Taylor, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Haofen Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

martin hepp
e-business&  web science research group
universitaet der bundeswehr muenchen

phone:   +49-(0)89-6004-4217
fax:     +49-(0)89-6004-4620
www: (group)
skype:   mfhepp
twitter: mfhepp

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