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Data Sets and Ontologies Track at 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2015) Abstract Deadline 1 month away

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:06:59 -0500
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To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod public <public-lod@w3.org>
14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2015)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,
 USA October 11 - 15, 2015

 Deadline: Abstract April 23, Full paper submission April 30

ISWC is the premier international forum for presenting research results on
the Intelligent Processing of Data on the Web. ISWC brings together
researchers from different areas of computer science, such as artificial
intelligence, databases, distributed systems and information retrieval who
aim at the development and use of novel technologies and techniques for
accessing, interpreting, processing and using information on the web in a
more effective way.

Science, to a large degree is like building a house of ideas on the
foundations laid by others. The Data and Ontologies track introduces
important data sets and ontologies to the Semantic Web community. This
highly important task is often difficult to publish, as its main
contribution lies in providing others the means for accomplishing their
goals. For example, DBpedia, SIOC and FOAF are some of the of the most
valuable and widely used resources in our community, and have made an
invaluable contribution to our science. The aim of this track is to provide
a forum for such contributions.

We are looking for submissions that describe ontologies and/or data sets
that are published using best practices and have demonstrable use or
potential for reuse. Additionally, we encourage lessons learned from the
creation of these resources. Finally, we are interested in innovative
methods for representation and data integration used to create the dataset
or ontology.

===== Review Criteria =====

We note that the committee considers the dataset and ontology as well as
the paper in its review process. Authors must ensure unfettered access to
the dataset and/or ontology during the review process. Submissions will be
evaluated on the following criteria: novelty, relevance, design and
availability. Below, we provide some example questions that provide
guidance on how these criteria will be assessed.


- in what way does the resource break new ground or fill a knowledge gap?
- is there a comparison with other related efforts?


- is the resource of interest to the Semantic Web community (and society in
- is there evidence of using the resource to address important social or
scientific issues?
- is there any evidence of reuse of the datasets by other groups?


- does the resource follow best practices in its design and implementation?
- does the resource reuse ontologies or link to related datasets?
- is the resource described using machine readable metadata?
- is there a schema diagram included?
- are there machine readable summary statistics provided (e.g. VoID


- is the resource registered with community registries such as Linked Open
Vocabularies, BioPortal or thedatahub?
- is the resource available as Linked Data, API, SPARQL endpoint, Linked
Data Fragments, bulk download?
- is there a place for community discussion and advancement? is there a
mailing list, issue tracker, and code project?
- are there policies and mechanisms to ensure sustainability?

 ===== Submission =====

Pre-submission of abstracts is a strict requirement. All papers and
abstracts have to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference
submission system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iswc2015dataonto

All research submissions must be in English, and no longer than 8 pages.
Papers that exceed this limit will be rejected without review. Submissions
must be in PDF formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format
for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS
style, see Springer's Author Instructions. ISWC-2015 submissions are not

We encourage embedding metadata in the PDF to provide a machine readable
link from the paper to the resource.

Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic
annotations  for the abstract of their submission, which will be made
available on the conference web site. Details will be provided at the time
of acceptance.

Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also
published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings, as part of the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. At least one author of each
accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

===== Prior Publication And Multiple Submissions =====

ISWC 2015 will not accept research papers that, at the time of submission,
are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for
publication in a journal, another conference, or another ISWC track. The
conference organizers may share information on submissions with other
venues to ensure that this rule is not violated.

===== Important Dates =====

Abstracts Due: April 23, 2015
Full Papers Due: April 30, 2015
Full Paper Notification: June 20, 2015
Camera Ready Version: TBA
Conference Dates: October 13-15, 2015

All deadlines are 23:59:00 Hawaiian time.

===== Committee Chairs =====

Paul Groth - Elsevier Labs
Michel Dumontier - Stanford University
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