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Release of the 2014 version of the USEWOD Linked Data endpoint log data set and 2nd CfP: 4th USEWOD @ ESWC 2014: Building a Web Observatory for research on LOD usage

From: Hollink, L. <l.hollink@vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:11:17 +0000
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Dear list members,

we are pleased to announce the release of the new version of the USEWOD
log data set for research on usage mining and analysis in the context of
the Web of Data (http://usewod.org/data-sets.html). People working with
this data set (or the respective former versions published in 2011,
2012, and 2013) are highly encouraged to submit their work to the
upcoming USEWOD workshop edition in May, co-located with ESWC 2014. For
details on this, please see the 2nd CfP below.

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<http://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


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Laura Hollink
Assistant Professor
Web and Media group
VU University Amsterdam
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