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CFP: 5th Workshop on Scripting for the Semantic Web (SFSW09), co-located with ESWC09

From: Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes <gunnar.grimnes@dfki.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 17:41:15 +0100
Message-ID: <4977502B.90901@dfki.de>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, people@semanticdesktop.org

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CALL FOR PAPERS
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5th Workshop on Scripting and Development for the Semantic Web
Colocated with the 6th European Semantic Web Conference
May/June, 2009, Crete, Greece

http://semanticscripting.org/SFSW2009/


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Objectives
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On the current Semantic Web there is an ever increasing need for
lightweight, flexible solutions for doing publishing, presentation,
transformation, integration and general manipulation of data for
supporting and making use of the increasing number of deployed open
linked datasets and publicly available semantic applications.
Communication and architectural standards such as AJAX, REST, JSON
already cater to this need of flexible, lightweight solutions, and they
are well supported by scripting languages such as PHP, JavaScript, Ruby,
Python, Perl, JSP and ActionScript.

This workshop is concerned with the exchange of tools, experiences and
technologies for the development of such lightweight tools, especially
focusing on the use of scripting languages. Last year's workshop focused
on the creation of Semantic Web data through social interactions as well
as applications that integrate socially-created data across communities.
Keeping in step with the increasing number of semantically enabled web-
sites for public consumption, this year's focus is bringing the semantic
web applications to the main-stream: everything from improving the user
experience for browsing and accessing data, through integrating with
existing non-semantic services, to quickly and cheaply porting such
services to using a Semntic Web architecture.

The workshop will follow the tradition and include a scripting challenge
which will award an industry sponsored prize to the most innovative
scripting application.

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Topics of Interest
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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Infrastructure:
- Lightweight Semantic Web frameworks and APIs
- Lightweight implementations of RDF repositories, query languages, and
  reasoning engines
- Semantic Web publishing and data syndication frameworks
- Approaches to crawling Web data and querying distributed data on the
  Web

Applications:
- Lightweight and flexible Semantic Web applications
- Approaches to RDF-izing existing applications, such as RDFa,
  microformats, or GRDDL
- Mashups that provide RDF views on Web 2.0 data sources such as Google,
  Yahoo, Amazon, or eBay
- Wikis, weblogs, data syndication and content management applications
  using RDF
- RDF/OWL editors and authoring environments
- Scripting applications for visualizing Web data
- Semantic Web Mining and Social Network Analysis
- Mashups that demonstrate the novel capabilities of Semantic Web
technologies

Conceptual:
- Rapid development techniques for the Semantic Web
- Rapid migration of web-applications to the Semantic Web
- Employment of scripting language characteristics for Semantic Web
  development
- Scalability and benchmarks of Semantic Web scripting applications

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Scripting Challenge
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As in previous years, there will be a scripting challenge awarding a
prize for the most innovating small scripting application or mashup.
Details will appear soon on the workhop webpage and in a separate CFP

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Submissions
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We seek three kinds of submissions:

- Full papers - should not exceed 12 pages in length.
- Short papers - are expected up to 6 pages.
- Scripting Challenge Submissions - 2 page description of the
  application, ideally accompanied with the source code and a link to an
  online demo.

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Important Dates
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Submission deadline:
    March 7, 2009
Notication of acceptance:
    April 4, 2009
Camera-ready paper submission:
    April 18, 2009

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WORKSHOP CHAIRS
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* Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, DFKI Knowledge Management Lab, Germany
* Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
* Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig, Germany

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Additional Information
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Additional information can be found on the workshop webpage at:

http://semanticscripting.org/SFSW2009/

Also, please do not hesitate to contact us on
sfsw09@semanticscripting.org with any questions or comments.


Thanks,

Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, Sören Auer and Chris Bizer


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