CFP: Exploiting Structured Information on the Web (ESIW @ WISE 2009; LNCS; new deadline: May 15)

                      Extended deadline: May 15

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

 Workshop on Exploiting Structured Information on the Web (ESIW 2009)
                         in conjunction with
       10th International Conference on Web Information Systems
                       Engineering (WISE 2009)

                            Poznań, Poland
                          October 5-7, 2009



              Extended submission deadline: May 15, 2009


In   recent  years  we  observe  growing  availability  of  structured
information  on  the  Web.  While significant part of it is in a human
readable  form,  not  adapted  for  automated  processing (HTML, AJAX,
Flash,   Deep   Web,   Web   applications),  more  machine-processable
information  enters  the  Web  thanks  to  complementary  top-down and
bottom-up tendencies.

Bottom-up   tendencies   are  related  to  publication  of  structured
information in a machine-processable form (e.g. in XML, RDF, JSON). It
also  covers  annotation  of unstructured content with meta-data (e.g.
microformats,  RDFa, SIOC, MPEG-7). Top-down approaches are related to
algorithmically  structuring  unstructured  information.  They combine
different    methods    of   Web   mining,   information   extraction,
classification,  categorization,  automated linking and named entities
recognition.  Moreover,  phenomena combining these tendencies, such as
social annotation of resources, are widely present in today’s Web.

More structured information on the Web enables information integration
using   shared  vocabularies  (linked  data  approach),  data  mashups
(domain-specific  integration),  and automated algorithmic information
integration  (schemas  matching,  dataspaces,  lexical techniques). In
parallel,  popularization  of  mashup, data monitoring and social data
sharing techniques, enable easier information reuse and growing number
of  intelligent  services combing various dynamic information sources,
algorithms and explicit or implicit users input.

The  ESIW  2009  workshop  will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to
current  tendencies  in  exploiting structured information on the Web.
The   workshop   will  provide  an  informal  and  vibrant  forum  for
researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results
and practical development experiences.


The topics of the workshop will include, but will not be limited to:

* Federated and inter-organizational Web applications
* Models and query languages for Web data
* Hidden Web resource discovery, retrieval and integration
* Warehousing Web data
* Provenance of Web data
* Web wrappers
* Information extraction
* Managing uncertainty in Web-based data
* Methods for integrating and federating Web data
* Novel applications that exploit structured data sources on the Web
* Data integration and data cleaning
* Lessons  learned  from  application  of Microformats, JSON,  RESTful
* Innovative approaches to data mashups
* Structured  information  flows on the Web and  Web-based information
* Linked data
* Reasoning with incompletely specified structures
* Multimedia metadata / annotation schemes and methods
* Mining users and organizations profile from Web data


The  proceedings  of WISE 2009 workshops will be published by Springer
in  its  Lecture  Notes  in Computer Science series. Paper length is 8

For  formatting  guidelines and submission instructions please consult
the Paper Submission page:


* Paper Submission        May 15, 2009 (extended)
* Author Notification     June 15, 2009
* Camera-ready Papers     June 28, 2009
* Author registration     June 28, 2009
* Workshop                October 5-7, 2009


* Dominik   Flejter,   Department   of   Information  Systems,  Poznan
  University of Economics, Poland
* Tomasz   Kaczmarek,   Department   of  Information  Systems,  Poznan
  University of Economics, Poland
* Marek Kowalkiewicz, SAP Research Brisbane, Australia


* Manuel Alvarez, University of A Coruna, Spain
* Michael K. Bergman, Structured Dynamics LLC, USA
* John Breslin, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Irene Celino, CEFRIEL - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Terence Critchlow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the USA
* Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
* Emanuele Della Valle, CEFRIEL - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Sebastian Dietzold, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Pavel Dmitriev, Yahoo!, USA
* Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
* Thomas Hornung, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Germany
* Denis Shestakov, University of Turku, Finland
* Celine van Damme, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Yu Zheng, Microsoft Research Asia, China

Received on Sunday, 3 May 2009 13:38:30 UTC