[CfP] - Call for Workshops and Tutorials at SEMANTiCS 2024

SEMANTiCS 2024 - Call for Workshops and Tutorials

20th International Conference on Semantic Systems

Amsterdam, Netherlands

September 17-19, 2024

Important Dates for Workshops:

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   Proposals WS Deadline: March 22, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)
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   Notification of Acceptance: March 29, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)


Important Dates for Tutorials (and other meetings, e.g. seminars,
show-cases, etc., without call for papers):

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   Proposals Tutorial Deadline: June 11, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)
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   Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)


   Submission via Easychair on
https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=sem24
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SEMANTiCS Workshops and Tutorials

SEMANTiCS 2024 is a major venue for research and industrial innovation and
features a workshop and tutorial program addressing the diverse practical
interests of its audience. This program is intended to offer a rich
diversity of topics to conference attendees and local participants seeking
to pick up new skills and stay up-to-date regarding the latest developments
in the community. We encourage submissions of proposals on all topics in
the general areas of SEMANTiCS 2024 and proposals bridging or introducing
new perspectives and/or challenges in these areas. Workshops and tutorials
may incorporate panel discussions, lightning talks, meetings, networking or
hands-on sessions, hackathons and other practical formats where applicable.
Rooms for business or project meetings are available upon request as well.
Scope & Goals

Workshops and tutorials at SEMANTiCS 2024 allow your organization or
project to advance and promote your topics and gain increased visibility.
The workshops and tutorials will be announced on the SEMANTiCS website, and
they will be seen by all participants. SEMANTiCS 2024 workshops and
tutorials can be incubators for industrial and scientific communities that
form and share a particular research and development agenda, and they will
provide a forum for presenting contributions and findings to a diverse and
knowledgeable community. Furthermore, the event can be used as a
dissemination activity in the scope of large research projects or as a
closed format for research/commercial project consortia meetings.
Setup and Requirements

SEMANTiCS 2024 workshops and tutorials may be either half or full-day long.

Workshops and tutorials take place on the days before and/or after the main
SEMANTiCS 2024 EU conference (17 September 2024). Further details will be
communicated in due time.

Organizers of the workshop and tutorials will be granted three free tickets
(only for the workshop & tutorial day) for organization purposes or
keynotes. Participants in workshops and tutorials will only be charged a
reduced fee to cover the basic costs.


Workshop and tutorial proposals must include the following information:

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   outline of the themes and goals of the event, including a title and a
   brief abstract (less than 200 words) intended for the SEMANTiCS 2024
   website.
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   a statement addressing why the event is important, why the event is
   timely, and how it is relevant to SEMANTiCS 2024 and the field of
   Semantic Web. For the tutorials, why the presenters are qualified for a
   high-quality introduction to the topic.
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   related workshops and conferences, i.e., specifying if this is a
   continuation of a workshop series or a new workshop. Please provide
   information about past versions (in any) and other related workshops
   (including URLs and submission/acceptance counts, if available).
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   a statement addressing the quality assurance criteria that will be used
   by the event organizers to select the papers for the workshops and the
   presenters for the tutorials (e.g., peer review or review/evaluation by
   event organizers). If a peer review process is chosen as a quality
   assurance criterion for the workshops, the organizers will be responsible
   for their own reviewing process. Workshop organizers will be responsible
   also for their own publicity (e.g., website, timelines and call for papers)
   and proceedings production.
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   structure of the event and plans for generating and stimulating
   discussion; how will the interaction be organized in case of a hybrid event.
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   expected number of event participants and (in case of previously held
   events) number of registered attendees and website for previous editions of
   the event
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   a description of the intended audience and the expected learning
   outcomes.
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   desired prerequisite knowledge of the audience.
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   proposed duration of the event (i.e., half or full day), different
   sessions if applicable (final time slot will be assigned in accordance with
   the SEMANTiCS program).
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   any equipment, room capacity, or other logistic constraints.
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   full contact information of all organizers of the event and main contact
   person; a brief description of each organizer's background, including
   relevant past experience in organizing events.


Proposals for workshop and tutorial proposals must be submitted via
Easychair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=sem24
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(as
a short paper type)

Important Dates

Important Dates for Workshops:

   -

   Proposals WS Deadline: March 22, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)
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   Notification of Acceptance: March 29, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)
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   Workshop website is online: April 15th, 2024


Suggested dates for Workshop organizers (with Call for Papers)

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   Submission WS papers Deadline: June 14, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)
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   Notification of Acceptance: July 05, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)


Important Dates for Tutorials (and other meetings, e.g. seminars,
show-cases, etc., without call for papers):

   -

   Proposals Tutorial Deadline: June 11, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)
   -

   Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2024 (11:59 pm, AoE)



Review and Evaluation Criteria

Workshop and tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the SEMANTiCS 2024
Workshop Chairs, as well as by the SEMANTiCS 2024 organizing committee,
according to the following criteria:

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   The potential to advance the state of Semantic Web research and practice
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   The quality assurance criteria proposed by the organizers to select
   high-quality papers for workshops and presenters for tutorials
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   The organizers' experience and ability to lead a successful event
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   Timeliness and expected interest in the event topics
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   The balance and synergy between all SEMANTiCS 2024 events


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

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   Web Semantics & Linked (Open) Data
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   Enterprise Knowledge Graphs, Graph Data Management
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   Machine Learning Techniques for/using Knowledge Graphs (e.g.
   reinforcement learning, deep learning, data mining and knowledge discovery)
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   Interplay between Large Language Models, generative AI  and Knowledge
   Graphs (e.g., Retrieval Augmented Generation)
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   Knowledge Management (e.g.  acquisition, capture, extraction, authoring,
   integration, publication)
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   Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management, Ontology engineering
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   Reasoning, Rules, and Policies
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   Natural Language Processing for/using Knowledge Graphs (e.g. entity
   linking and resolution using target knowledge such as Wikidata and DBpedia,
   foundation models)
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   Crowdsourcing for/using Knowledge Graphs
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   Data Quality Management and Assurance
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   Mathematical Foundation of Knowledge-aware AI
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   Multimodal Knowledge Graphs
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   Semantics in Data Science
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   Semantics in Blockchain environments
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   Trust, Data Privacy, and Security with Semantic Technologies
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   IoT, Stream Processing, dealing with temporal data
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   Conversational AI and Dialogue Systems
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   Provenance and Data Change Tracking
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   Semantic Interoperability (via mapping, crosswalks, standards, etc.)
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   Linked Data storage, triple stores, graph databases
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   Robust and scalable management, querying and analysis of semantics and
   data
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   User interfaces for the Semantic Web & its management
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   Explainable and Interoperable AI
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   Decentralised and Federated Knowledge Graphs (e.g., Federated querying,
   link traversal)
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   Application of Semantically-Enriched and AI-based Approaches, such as,
   but not limited to:
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   Knowledge Graphs in Bioinformatics, Medical AI, and Preventive Healthcare
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   Clinical Use Case of semantic-enabled AI-based Approaches
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   AI for Environmental Challenges
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   Semantics in Scholarly Communication and Scientific Knowledge Graphs
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   AI and LOD within GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums)
   institutions
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   Knowledge Graphs & hybrid AI for predictive maintenance and Industry
   4.0/5.0
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   Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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   LegalTech, AI Safety, EU AI Act
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   Economics of Data, Data Services, and Data Ecosystems


We especially invite contributions that illustrate the applicability of the
topics mentioned above for industrial purposes and/or illustrate the
business relevance of their contribution for specific industries. Workshop
proposals on emerging themes and open challenges for the topics listed
above are encouraged.

In case you have additional questions concerning the submission process,
please do not hesitate to contact us via Easychair.


We are looking forward to your contribution!


Workshop & Tutorial Chairs:

Daniel Garijo, Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid, Spain (email:
daniel.garijo@upm.es)
Andrea Mannocci, CNR-ISTI, Italy (email: andrea.mannocci@isti.cnr.it)





-- 
Ing. Blerina Spahiu, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science, Systems and Communication
University of Milano-Bicocca
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SEMANTiCS 2024: https://2024-eu.semantics.cc/

Received on Thursday, 15 February 2024 07:57:00 UTC