CFP: Semantics of Visual Objects @ WWW 2010

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******************* PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS ***********************

The First Workshop on the Semantics of Visual Objects (SemVO 2010)

Co-Located with the Nineteenth International World Wide Web Conference
(WWW2010), in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA,  April 27, 2010 (morning).

Topics and Content

Visual representations (charts, graphs, diagrams) of heterogenous data
(numeric trends, social networks, molecular structures) play an
important role in human communication. Yet most of the visual objects
(VOs) published on the World Web Web are only available as
unstructured raster images, thus depriving us of the ability to
explore and query their contents. This workshop aims to expose raw
data contained within VOs (maintaining the visual information) using
Semantic Web technologies so as to facilitate interoperability, data
sharing, granular annotation, common visual rendering and ultimately,
question answering and knowledge discovery.

Topics of interest:

 - Automatic and manual representation of visual of objects with RDF and OWL
 - Information extraction and integration
 - Rich media and granularity of data representation
 - Natural-language-based semantics for visual scenes
 - Spatial and temporal logics for reasoning with VOs
 - Querying visual objects
 - Domain-specific query languages for VO knowledgebases
 - Complexity of reasoning with visual objects
 - Architectures for storing and querying over large numbers of VOs
 - VO-based web services and service oriented computing
 - Ontologies and terminologies of VOS
 - Templating and dynamic interfaces for searching VOs
 - Evaluation methodologies for VO annotation and search

Workshop Format and Attendance:

This will be a half day workshop, including two highlight presentations,
technical talks and demonstrations on Semantic Web enabled visual objects.

Workshop Chair

 - Michel Dumontier (Carleton University, Canada) []
 - Leo Ferres (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile)  []

Program Committee


Important Dates


 - Deadline for long and short papers: February 15, 2010

 - Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2010

 - Camera-ready: April 1, 2010

 - Workshop: April 27, 2010 (morning)

(All times Midnight Hawaii Standard Time)

More details:


Authors are invited to submit original contributions of practical relevance
and technical rigor, experience reports, and show case / use case
of effective, practical technologies or applications in applying semantic
technologies to visual objects.

Papers must be in English and may be submitted at as:

-   Full Papers (10 pages)
-   Short Papers (4 pages)
-   Position Statements (2 pages)

Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format
( Submissions will be
by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical
and clarity of exposition.

Publication details will be posted to the workshop web site,, as they become available.

Received on Monday, 4 January 2010 13:26:03 UTC