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2nd CfP: IJSWIS Special Issue on Linked Data

From: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 11:02:21 +0100
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Hi all,

there are lots of exiting things happening around Linked Data and LOD. 

Tom Heath, Martin Hepp and I are therefore trying to bring together the most
important work on the topic as a special issue of the International Journal
on Semantic Web and Information Systems (http://www.ijswis.org/) and we
would like to encourage you again to submit contributions. 

More information about the goals of the special issue as well as the
submission process is found below and on the special issue webpage: 





The Web is increasingly understood as a global information space, consisting
not just of linked documents, but also of linked data. In addition to the
maturing of the Semantic Web technology stack, a major catalyst in this
transition has been the application of the Linked Data principles [1],
hand-in-hand with the publication and dense, mutual interlinking of
large-scale data sets distributed across the Web [2]. This movement has
brought the vision of a “Web of Data” closer to realization than ever
However, the emergence of Linked Data on a Web scale raises numerous novel
and significant research challenges that touch on both the “semantics” and
“Web” aspects of the Semantic Web vision. These challenges are diverse in
nature and rang from algorithmic approaches for linking and fusing Web data,
over those of providing user applications on top of distributed and
heterogeneous data sets, to social and business questions related to the
production and consumption of Linked Data. Building on successful events in
the field, such as the 1st Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2008)
[3], the goal of this special issue is to solicit high quality, original
research contributions on all aspects of Linked Data, thereby capturing the
state of the art and stimulating further developments in this and related


Topics of interest for this IJSWIS special issue include, but are not
limited to:

+ Data Linking and Fusion
   - Identity resolution 
   - Linking algorithms and heuristics 
   - Data fusion and integration 

+ Linked Data Application Architectures
   - Crawling, caching, and querying Linked Data from the Web
   - Evaluating the quality , trustworthiness, and task-
     appropriateness of Web data
   - Reasoning with and over Web data
   - User-facing applications that exploit Linked Data
      - Linked Data browsers and analysis interfaces
      - Linked Data search engines and query interfaces
      - User interaction and interface issues in Linked Data applications
   - Publishing legacy data sources as Linked Data on the Web
   - Publishing user-generated content as Linked Data on the Web 
+ Business Models and Social Aspects
   - Business models for Linked Data publishing and consumption
   - Licensing and other legal issues in Linked Data publishing
   - Authority and provenance tracking
   - Privacy and the Web of Data

Submission Process

Submissions to this special issue should follow the journal's guidelines for
(http://www.idea-group.com/journals/details.asp?ID=4625&v=guidelines). After
submitting a paper, please also inform the guest editors by email,
indicating the paper ID assigned by the submission system. Papers must be of
high quality and should clearly state the technical issue(s) being addressed
as related to Linked Data on the Web. Research papers should present a proof
of concept for any novel technique they are proposing. Wherever possible,
submissions should demonstrate the contribution of the research by reporting
on a systematic evaluation of the work. If a submission is based on a prior
publication in a workshop or conference, the journal submission must involve
substantial advance (a minimum of 30%) in conceptual terms as well as in
exposition (e.g., more comprehensive testing/evaluation/validation or
additional applications/usage). If this applies to your submission, please
explicitly reveal the relevant previous publications.

All papers must be submitted by January 7, 2009. The recommended length of
submitted papers is between 5,500 to 8,000 words. All papers are subject to
peer review performed by at least three established researchers drawn from a
panel of experts selected for this special issue. Accepted papers will
undergo for a second cycle of revision and reviewer feedback. Please submit
manuscripts as a PDF file using the online submission system.

The International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)
is the first Semantic Web journal to be included in the Thomson ISI citation
index. More information on the journal can be found at

Important Dates

+ January 7, 2009: Submission deadline
+ February 7, 2009: Notification of acceptance
+ March 7, 2009: Camera-ready papers due
+ Second quarter of 2009: Publication 

Special Issue Organizing Committee

+ Chris Bizer (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
+ Tom Heath (Talis Information Ltd, United Kingdom)
+ Martin Hepp (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany)


[1] Berners-Lee, Tim (2006) Design Issues: Linked Data.   
[2] W3C SWEO Linking Open Data Project (2008) 
[3] 1st Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2008), WWW2008, Beijing,
China http://events.linkeddata.org/ldow2008

Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
Web-based Systems Group
Freie Universität Berlin
+49 30 838 55509
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