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CFP: Linked Data on the Web Workshop (LDOW2009) at WWW2009, Madrid, Spain

From: Tom Heath <tom.heath@talis.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 16:22:39 +0000
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To: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod@w3.org, public-semweb-ui@w3.org, public-rdfa-request@w3.org

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Workshop at WWW2009, April 2009, Madrid, Spain

Submission Deadline: February 7th 2009



The Web is increasingly understood as a global information space
consisting not just of linked documents, but also of linked data. More
than just a vision, the Web of Data has been brought into being by the
maturing of the Semantic Web technology stack, and by the publication
of an increasing number of datasets according to the principles of
Linked Data. Today, this emerging Web of Data includes data sets as
extensive and diverse as DBpedia, Geonames, US Census, EuroStat,
MusicBrainz, BBC Programmes, Flickr, DBLP, PubMed, UniProt, FOAF,
SIOC, OpenCyc, UMBEL and Yago. The availability of these and many
other data sets has paved the way for an increasing number of
applications that build on Linked Data, support services designed to
reduce the complexity of integrating heterogeneous data from
distributed sources, as well as new business opportunities for
start-up companies in this space.

Building on the success of last year's LDOW workshop at WWW2008 in
Beijing, the LDOW2009 workshop aims to provide a forum for presenting
the latest research on Linked Data and drive forward the research
agenda in this area. While last year's workshop focused on the
publication of Linked Data, this year's workshop will focus on Linked
Data application architectures, linking algorithms and Web data


Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to,
the following:

* Data Linking and Fusion
    o linking algorithms and heuristics, identity resolution
    o Web data integration and data fusion
    o evaluating quality and trustworthiness of Linked Data

* Linked Data Application Architectures
    o crawling, caching and querying Linked Data on the Web;
optimizations, performance
    o Linked Data browsers, search engines
    o applications that exploit distributed Web datasets

* Data Publishing
    o tools for publishing large data sources as Linked Data on the
Web (e.g. relational databases, XML repositories)
    o embedding data into classic Web documents (e.g. GRDDL, RDFa, Microformats)
    o licensing and provenance tracking issues in Linked Data publishing
    o business models for Linked Data publishing and consumption


We seek three kinds of submissions:

* Full technical papers: up to 10 pages in ACM format
* Short technical and position papers: up to 5 pages in ACM format
* Demo description: up to 2 pages in ACM format

Submissions must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings
Templates. Submissions will be peer reviewed by three independent
reviewers. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and
included in the workshop proceedings.

Proceedings will be published online at CEUR-WS.


* Submission deadline: February 7th 2009
* Notification of acceptance: February 23rd 2009
* Camera-ready versions of accepted papers: March 7th 2009


* Christian Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
* Tom Heath, Talis Information Ltd., UK
* Tim Berners-Lee, W3C/MIT, USA
* Kingsley Idehen, OpenLink Software, USA


* Andreas Harth, DERI, IE
* Andy Seaborne, Hewlett Packard Labs, UK
* Bernard Vatant, Mondeca, France
* David Peterson, Boab Interactive, Australia
* Denny Vrandecic, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
* Eyal Oren, VU Amsterdam, NL
* Frederick Giasson, Zitgist, Canada
* Giovanni Tummarello, DERI Galway, Ireland
* Gong Cheng, Southwest University, CH
* Harith Alani, University of Southampton, UK
* Hugh Glaser, University of Southampton, UK
* Ian Davis, Talis, UK
* Ivan Herman, World Wide Web Consortium, USA
* Jamie Taylor, Metaweb, US
* Jim Hendler, RPI, US
* Jonathan Gray, Open Knowledge Foundation, UK
* Jun Zhao, Oxford University, UK
* Juan Sequeda, UT Austin, US
* Knud Möller, DERI Galway, Ireland
* Mariano Consens, University of Toronto, Canada
* Martin Hepp, Universität der Bundeswehr München, DE
* Michael Hausenblas, DERI, IE
* Michiel Hildebrand, CWI, NL
* Mischa Tuffield, Garlik, UK
* Mike Bergman, AI3:Adaptive Information, USA
* Oktie Hassanzadeh, University of Toronto, Canada
* Olaf Hartig, Humboldt University Berlin, DE
* Paul Miller, Talis, UK
* Patrick Sinclair, BBC, UK
* Peter Amsell, Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia
* Peter Mika, Yahoo Research, Spain
* Peter Murray-Rust, Cambridge University, UK
* Raphaël Troncy, CWI, NL
* Richard Cyganiak, DERI Galway, Ireland
* Simon Schenk, University of Koblenz-Landau, DE
* Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Susie Stephens, Eli Lilly and Company, USA
* Yuzhong Qu, Southwest University, China
* Yves Raimond, BBC, UK


* http://events.linkeddata.org/ldow2009/

Dr Tom Heath
Platform Division
Talis Information Ltd
T: 0870 400 5000
W: http://www.talis.com/
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