Extended deadline: First International Workshop on Open Data (WOD-2012)

                    CALL FOR PAPERS
           First International Workshop on Open Data (WOD-2012)
                      May 25, 2012 - Nantes, France

          *** EXTENDED Submission Deadline --- March 8, 2012 ***

While being most commonly known from the recent Linked Open Data movement,
the concept of publishing data explicitly as Open Data has meanwhile
many variants and facets that go beyond publishing large and highly
RDF/S repositories. Open Data comprises text and semi-structured data, but
open multi-modal contents, including music, images, and videos. With the
amount of data that is published by governments (see, e.g., data.gov,
data.gov.uk or
data.gouv.fr), by international organizations (data.worldbank.org or
data.undp.org) and
by scientific communities (tdar.org, cds.u-strasbg.fr, GenBank, IRIS or
KNB) explicitly
under an Open Data policy, new challenges arise not only due to the scale
at which
this data becomes available.

A number of community-based conferences accommodate tracks or workshops
are dedicated to Open Data. However, WOD aims to be a premier venue to
researchers and practitioners who are contributing to and interested in the
emerging field
of managing Open Data, from the perspective of research in computer
Hence, it is a unique opportunity to find in a single place up-to-date
scientific works on Web-scale Open Data issues that have so far only
partially been
addressed by different research communities such as Databases, Data Mining
Knowledge Management, Distributed Systems, Data Privacy, and Data

The 1st International Workshop on Open Data (WOD) is one of the very first
events that
stresses new and exciting challenges offered by the emerging field of Open
Data. It aims at
facilitating new trends and ideas from a broad range of topics concerned
within the
widely-spread Open Data movement.


Provided that Open Data is at the heart of the submission, topics of
interest for WOD-2012
include, but are not limited to:
 - Big Data Management
- Data Management in the Cloud
- Web Data Integration
- Linked Data and the Semantic Web
 - Data Science and Data Analytics
- Social Web
- Data Privacy
- Data Visualization
 - Data Curation
- Data Provenance

Every submission that jointly covers one or several of the above topics is
warmly encouraged.
The content of submissions is expected to meet the standards of
international conferences and
workshops. Vision and position papers are specifically welcome.


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that
are not being considered
for publication in any other forum.

Papers submitted cannot exceed six letter-size (8.5" X 11") pages in
length, including all
references and appendices. Manuscripts are limited to 6 pages, single
spacing, double column,
and must strictly adhere to the template format.  Guidelines  on  paper
 submission  and  formatting
are available  at http://sites.google.com/site/opendata2012/.

Accepted papers will appear in an ePrint arXiv proceedings volume with Open
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and
present his/her work at the workshop.

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for possible
publication as special
issue of a general-purpose journal (e.g. ACM Trans. on the Web or IEEE
TKDE), or will be compiled into
a formal post-proceedings volume (with a unique ISBN assigned to it) from a


Submissions due on  March, 8 2012 (6PM GMT) - extended
Notifications out on  Apr 6, 2012
Camera-ready due on  Apr 22, 2012
Workshop on May 25, 2012


Omar Alonso, Microsoft Research
Sihem Amer-Yahia, QCRI and CNRS
Sören Auer, Univ. of Leipzig
Omar Benjelloun, Google
Michael Brodie, Verizon
Jean-Daniel Fekete, Inria
George Fletcher, Eindhoven University of Technology
David Gross-Amblard, Univ. of Rennes
Frank van Ham, IBM
Katja Hose, Max Planck Institute
Georgia Koutrika, IBM
Ioana Manolescu, Inria
Sebastian Michel, MMCI/Saarland University
Felix Nauman, Hasso Plattner Institute
Mathias Niepert, Univ. of Mannheim
Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI
Guillaume Raschia, Univ. of Nantes
Philippe Rigaux, CNAM
François Scharffe, LIRMM
Ralf Schenkel, MMC/Saarland University
Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs
Fabian Suchanek, Max Planck Institute
Martin Theobald, Max Planck Institute (*chair*)
Patrick Valduriez, Inria


For further information on WOD-2012, please visit the workshop website
or contact the workshop general chair at guillaume [dot] raschia [at]
univ-nantes [dot] fr

Pascal Molli
Full Professor, Nantes University <http://www.univ-nantes.fr/>
Head of GDD <http://www.lina.univ-nantes.fr/-ATLAS-GDD-.html>team,
UFR de Sciences et Techniques
2, rue de la Houssinière
BP 92208
Tel : +33 251125810

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