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CFP: Special Issue on the Semantics of Microposts in the Semantic Web Journal

From: Matthew Rowe <m.c.rowe@open.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:54:40 +0100
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Call for Papers: Special Issue on the Semantics of Microposts in the Semantic Web Journal

-Matthew Rowe (Knowledge Media Institute, UK)
-Milan Stankovic (Hypios/University Paris-Sorbonne, France)
-Aba-Sah Dadzie (University of Sheffield, UK)


The aim of this special issue is to publish a collection of papers covering the range of topics relevant to the analysis, use and reuse of Micropost data. This should cover a wide scope of work that represents current efforts in the fields collaborating with the Semantic Web community to address the challenges identified for the extraction of semantics in Microposts, and the development of intuitive, effective tools that make use of the rich, collective knowledge. We especially solicit new research in the field that explores the particular challenges due to, and the influence of the mainstream user, as compared to publication and management by technical experts.

Additionally, we encourage revised versions of research papers and practical demonstrations presented at relevant workshops, symposia and conferences, extended to increase depth and review the authors' own and other relevant work, and take into account also feedback from discussions and panels at such events.

Of particular interest are papers that:
+ illustrate the benefits in an interdisciplinary approach to tackling the challenges identified;
+ identify solutions that cater to mainstream end users, in addition to technical and domain experts.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
+ Microposts and Semantic Web technologies
- Knowledge Discovery and Information Extraction
- Factual Inference
- Ontology/vocabulary modelling and learning from Microposts
- Integrating Microposts into the Web of Linked Data
+ Social/Web Science studies
- Analysis of Micropost data patterns
- Motivations for creating and consuming Microposts
- Relevance of Microposts and factors that influence them
- Community/network analysis of Micropost dynamics
- Ethics/privacy implications of publishing and consuming Microposts
+ Context
- Utilising context (time, location, feeling)
- Contextual inference mechanisms
- Social awareness streams and Online Presence
- Event Detection
+ Applying Microposts
- User profiling/recommendation/personalisation approaches using Microposts
- Public opinion mining
- Trend prediction
- Expertise finding
- Business analysis/market scanning
- Emergency systems
- Urban sensing and location-based applications

Important Dates:

Initial Submission: 15 Nov 2011
Author Notification: 15 Jan 2012
2nd Round Submission: 15 Mar 2012 (subject to change)
Final Notification: 31 May 2012 (subject to change)


Dr Matthew Rowe
Research Associate
Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

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