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[CFP] Last-minute call for data papers & late-breaking results - METHOD 2015 - deadline Aug. 12th

From: Tom De Nies <tom.denies@ugent.be>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:14:50 +0200
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Especially relevant concerning the recent discussion on decentralized trust
that passed through this mailing list. We'd love to see a paper on it!
Data papers are also very welcome, and very low-threshold!

The METHOD workshop aims to bring together researchers working on the
problem of trust and quality assessment of (open) data, and all components
that contribute to this goal. This year, METHOD will be co-located for the
second time with the International Semantic Web Conference in Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania, on October 11th.

*Now that the normal submission process is complete, we are making a
last-minute call for data papers and short papers with late-breaking

A data paper is a short 4 to 6 page paper, describing and linking to a data
set that can be used to support and/or evaluate approaches related to
trust, as described in the workshop topics. Data papers do not require
novel research approaches or evaluations. The only requirements for data
papers are:
- a persistent URI leading to the dataset;
- a detailed description of the dataset;
- discussion of how the dataset can be used in a way that is relevant to
the workshop topics;
- the fact that these descriptions are not published or submitted elsewhere.

A late-breaking results paper is a short 4 to 6 page paper, describing a
novel research idea that is highly motivated, with some preliminary
results, but not necessarily fully evaluated. In this case, novelty is
absolutely required.

So if you have late-breaking results, or a dataset that can be used to
determine trustworthiness, is in need of trust assessment, describes
trustworthy data, or is relevant in any other way to the workshop, submit
your short paper to METHOD before August 12th! Due to the short review
period, this deadline will not be extended!

Trust assessment of content on the Web is a highly complex concept that
depends on objective as well as subjective criteria, including the
content's provenance, but also the consumer's background, personality, and
context. However, the exact criteria and tolerances will differ for each
domain, requiring detailed knowledge about the data and its users. This
also makes it very challenging to find generic solutions that are
applicable everywhere. Therefore, stakeholders in this field are
continuously investigating new techniques to handle and prepare data in
such a way that it becomes easier for machines to process it with the goal
of trust and/or quality assessment. We found that our research community
lacks a platform for researchers and engineers to exchange views on this
matter from a technical perspective. The METHOD workshops provide a forum
for researchers and engineers to discuss approaches, theories, and concrete
technical means required to establish trust in information on the Web.

Furthermore, because this field is so new, we have observed that
researchers in the community lack a place to submit ongoing work and
untested ideas. Due to a shortage of ground-truth data, fully evaluated
approaches are scarce (and when they do appear, they are rarely sent to a
workshop). On the other hand, stakeholders in the field often own data sets
that might be useful for researchers, but these data sets remain unexposed
to the research community. Therefore, this edition of METHOD will
specifically focus on bringing research ideas and data together.

The topics of METHOD highlight many different aspects of trust, including
(but not limited to):

Trust as Predictive Quality:
    Information quality & trustworthiness
    Reasoning over data provenance, trust and quality

Trust as Soft Security:
    Data curation through trust
    Data fusion and conflict resolution
    Attestation for data services and operations
    Integrity of information

Trust through Provenance:
    Data source attribution
    Traceable data publishing and re-use
    Transparency and verification of information flows
    Usage of metadata for establishing trust
    Provenance of (open) data

Trust through Reputation:
    Community- and reputation-based accountability & trust
    Trustworthiness of user ratings & recommender systems

Representing Trust:
    Trust representation and derivation from (open) data
    Modeling trust in data-centric applications

Trust Management:
    Systems for transparent management of open data
    Trust management in the Semantic Web

Submissions are handled via Easychair:

Submissions should be submitted in PDF, with a maximum of 6 pages,
formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Computer Science guidelines for
proceedings. Submissions to ISWC-2015/METHOD-2015 are not anonymous or
blinded. All accepted submissions will be published in the online
proceedings of METHOD 2015. At least one author of each accepted paper must
register for the workshop and for the main conference, ISWC2015.

Important Dates
    last-minute data/short paper submission deadline: August 12th, 2015
    last-minute data/short paper notifications: August 19th, 2015
    camera-ready deadline for accepted papers: August 21st, 2015
    workshop date: October 11, 2015

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Tom De Nies and Davide Ceolin,
Chairs of METHOD 2015
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