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Work with Linked Data log files: Call for late-breaking results and final CfP USEWOD @ ESWC 2014: papers due March 21st, 4 page abstracts due March 28th

From: Markus Luczak-Roesch <m.luczak-rosch@soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:05:04 +0000
Message-ID: <5326E4F0.5020504@soton.ac.uk>
To: <public-lod@w3.org>
Dear colleagues (with apologies for cross-postings),

due to the late publication of this year's USEWOD log data set, we 
decided to publish an extra call for work in progress/late-breaking 
results, reporting on very recent research pursued involving the USEWOD 
data set. These abstracts, of no more than 4 pages, can be submitted 
until March 28th.

Please also note the extended deadline for regular submissions, which is 
now March 21st.

The new version of the USEWOD log data set for research on usage mining 
and analysis in the context of the Web of Data can be retrieved via 

USEWOD 2014: Building a Web Observatory for research on LOD usage

4th Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data
at ESWC2014, Anissaras, Crete, Greece, May 25th, 2014.

The USEWOD workshop series has created and maintained a forum for 
researchers to investigate the synergy between the Web of Data and Web 
usage mining. This involves the analysis of semantic data usage but also 
the exploitation of Semantic Web technologies to advance usage mining 
approaches in general. Among other things, USEWOD hosts what has become 
the reference data set for research on query logs of Linked Data endpoints.

This 4th edition of USEWOD will focus on this as a special theme:
building a USEWOD Web Observatory to track the distribution of research 
based on the USEWOD data set. Web Observatories study a global network 
of heterogeneous data repositories, each observing and analysing the 
activity on the Web across a range of topics. Of course, the USEWOD data 
set has been extended again and a data challenge offered.

We invite submissions on this theme (and other topics pertinent to 
USEWOD), and in addition to paper presentations, the workshop will host 
a live crowdsourcing activity to collect the provenance metadata that 
finally brings together the root data set and as many publications that 
refer to it as possible. A keynote presentation will complement the 
contributed presentations and the crowdsourcing activity.

Data Challenge
In addition to regular presentations and live crowdsourcing activity, 
USEWOD2014 includes a data challenge. As in previous years, we released 
a dataset of usage data (server log files) from Linked Open Data 
sources. Participants are invited to present interesting analyses, 
applications, alignments, etc. for these datasets, and to submit their 
findings as a Data Challenge paper.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
..  Working with the USEWOD reference datasets 2011-2014: Insights, 
lessons learned, challenges, and improvements for the future
..  Analysis and mining of usage logs of semantic resources and applications
..  Inferring semantic information from usage logs
..  Methods and tools for semantic analysis of usage logs
..  Representing and enriching usage logs with semantic information
..  Statistics of usage of the Linked Data Web
..  Usage-based evaluation methods and frameworks; gold standards for 
evaluating web applications
..  Specifics and semantics of logs for content consumption and content 
..  Using semantics for recommendation, personalization and adaptation
..  Usage-based recommendation, personalization and adaptation of 
semantic web applications
..  Exploiting usage logs for semantic search.
..  Data sharing, privacy, and privacy-protecting policies and techniques

Important dates
March 7th, 2014        Submission deadline
April 7th, 2014         Acceptance notification
April 15th, 2014        Camera Ready
May 25th, 2014            Workshop

Format and submission
We invite (1) regular research papers, (2) USEWOD Data Challenge papers, 
and (3) USEWOD Provenance Proposals, describing innovative ideas about 
how the USEWOD data set (and other datasets) and the papers based on it 
can be interlinked on the Web in a sustainable fashion. All papers 
should not exceed 10 pages in LNCS style, and we will make clear that 
shorter papes are also welcome.

All accepted papers will be presented in long (20 min talk + 10 min 
questions) or short (10 min talk + 5 min questions) time slots, 
depending on their quality and potential for discussion. The proceedings 
will be published via arXiv.org , and provenance metadata will be provided.

The workshop will consist of
* the contributed presentations of types (1), (2), and (3)
* a keynote on the USEWOD 2014 Web Observatory theme
* the live crowdsourcing activity

For the latter, workshop participants get access to a Web-based tool 
that allows them to search for scientific publications, to capture 
provenance information conforming to the W3C standard, and to store this 
in a repository which is part of the Southampton Web Observatory. After 
the workshop, we will evaluate the different provenance graphs created 
by the participants and  their answers to an additional questionnaire. 
Via this study, we seek to better understand the different emphases 
people set when capturing provenance information about scholarly work 
and the different ways in which they perform their research online. This 
will help us to inform Web Observatory research with how crowdsourced 
content can be fed back into productive Web Observatory infrastructures.

Further information
on the workshop website: 

The workshop organisers (please mail us at 
Bettina Berendt, KU Leuven, Belgium
Laura Hollink, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Markus Lukzak-Roesch, University of Southampton, UK
Markus Luczak-Rösch
Senior Research Fellow
Web and Internet Science Research Group (WAIS)
Electronics & Computer Science (ECS)
University of Southampton
email: M.Luczak-Rosch@soton.ac.uk
web: www.markus-luczak.de
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