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CFP: ISWC 2011 workshop on Events in the Semantic Web (DeRiVE): 4 Days to go !

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:11:13 +0200
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To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Final Call for Papers

Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events
in the Semantic Web (DeRiVE 2011)

Full-Day Workshop in conjunction with ISWC 2011, the
10th International Semantic Web Conference
23/24 October 2011, Bonn, Germany

*Extended submission deadline*: Monday, 15 August, 2011


The goal of DeRiVE 2011 is to strengthen the participation of the
semantic web community in the recent surge of research on the use
of events as a key concept for representing knowledge and
organizing and structuring media on the web. The workshop invites
contributions to three central questions, and the goal is to
formulate answers to these questions that advance and reflect the
current state of understanding of events in the semantic
web. Each submission will be expected to address at least one
question explicitly, and, if possible, include a system
demonstration. We are releasing an event challenge dataset for
use in the preparation of contributions, with the goal of
supporting a shared understanding of their impact. A prize will
be awarded for the best use(s) of the dataset; but the use of
other datasets will also be allowed.


In recent years, researchers in several communities involved in
aspects of the web have begun to realize the potential benefits
of assigning an important role to events in the representation
and organization of knowledge and media - benefits which can be
compared to those of representing entities such as persons or
locations instead of just dealing with more superficial objects
such as proper names and geographical coordinates. While a good
deal of relevant research - for example, on the modeling of
events - has been done in the semantic web community, a lot of
complementary research has been done in other, partially
overlapping communities, such as those involved in multimedia
processing and information retrieval. The goal of this workshop
is to advance research on this general topic within the semantic
web community, both building on existing semantic web work and
integrating results and methods from other areas, while focusing
on issues of special importance for the semantic web.


We invite participants from various areas of research that are
represented in the semantic web community, such as artificial
intelligence, information and communication technologies, data
mining, data science, human-computer interaction, humanities, and
web information systems, as well as from particular application
areas such as tourism, entertainment, cultural heritage, and


Each submission should explicitly address one or more of the
workshop's three main questions (listed below). In addition to
presenting specific results, the paper should discuss the more
general implications for the question(s) that it addresses.

Where feasible, a workshop presentation should include a system
demonstration that illustrates the key ideas of the work and
encourages interactive discussion at the workshop. In such cases,
the submission should include some text describing the
demonstration. Papers that present tangible and relevant
contributions independently of a demonstration will also be

The most substantial contributions to the workshop will be
presented orally (and if possible with a demo) in sessions
organized according to the questions addressed, with time
allocated for deep discussion. Other papers will be accepted as
posters and discussed during the lunch break. In the concluding
session, plans for the publication of the results of the workshop
in the form of answers to the three main questions will be worked

Question 1: How can events be detected and extracted for the
semantic web?
- How can events be recognized in particular types of material
   on the web, such as calendars of public events, social
   networks, microblogging sites, semantic wikis, and normal web
- How can the quality and veracity of the events mentioned in
   noisy microblogging sites such as TWITTER be verified?
- How can a system recognize when a newly detected event is the
   same as a previously detected and represented event?
- How can a system recognize a complex event that comprises
   separately recognizable subevents?

Question 2: How can events be modeled and represented in the
semantic web?
- How can we improve the interoperability of the various event
   vocabularies such as EVENT, LODE, SEM, EventsML, and F?
- How can aspects of existing event representations developed
   in other communities be adapted to the needs of the semantic
- What are the requirements for event representations for
   qualitatively different types of events (e.g., historical
   events such as wars; cultural events such as upcoming concerts;
   personal events such as family vacations)?
- To what extent can/should a unified event model be employed
   for such different types of events?

Question 3: How can events be exploited for the provision of new
or improved services?
- How can event representations be better exploited in support
   of activities like semantic annotation, semantic search, and
   semantically enhanced browsing?
- What application areas for semantic technologies can benefit
   from an increased use of event representations?
- How can we improve existing methods for visualizing event
   representations and enabling users to interact with them in
   semantic web user interfaces?
- What requirements for event detection and representation
   methods (Questions 1 and 2 above) are implied by advances in
   methods for exploiting events?


We will release a dataset of event data. In addition to regular
papers, we invite submissions of Data Challenge papers describing
work on this dataset. We welcome analyses, extensions, alignments
or modifications of the dataset, as well as applications and
demos. The best Data Challenge paper will get a prize. Full
details will be available on the workshop website by the end of
Monday, 6 June, 2011.

The dataset consists of over 100,000 events from three sources:
the music website Last.fm, and the entertainment websites
Upcoming and Eventful. All three are represented using the LODE
ontology. In addition to events, they contain artists, venues,
and location and time information. Some links between the
instances of the three datasets are provided.

Authors of successful submissions will be invited to give a demo
or presentation at the workshop. From these submissions a winner
will be selected on the basis of two criteria: (a) scientific
contribution and (b) societal impact, for example how much the
work contributes to useful applications by providing data,
services, etc.


Deadline for paper submission: Monday, 15 August 2011, 11:59 pm
(Hawaiian time)
Notification of acceptance/rejection: Monday, 29 August 2011
Deadline for camera-ready version: Thursday, 8 September 2011
Workshop: Sunday or Monday, 23 or 24 October 2011

No further extension of the submission deadline can be granted, because
of the tight reviewing schedule.


Technical papers should explicitly address one or more of the
three main workshop questions. In addition to presenting specific
results, the paper should discuss the more general implications
for the question(s) that it addresses. Technical papers should be
no longer than 10 pages. Challenge papers that describe uses of
the workshop data set should be no longer than 5 pages.

All submissions must be in PDF format and must follow the LNCS
Contributions must be submitted through the DeRiVE 2011 Workshop
EasyChair page

Please direct any questions regarding the workshop
to deriveworkshop@gmail.com.


Marieke van Erp, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Willem Robert van Hage, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Laura Hollink, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Anthony Jameson, DFKI, Germany
RaphaŽl Troncy, EURECOM, France


Jans Aasman, Franz Inc.
Klaus Berberich, Max Planck Institute for Computer Science,
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
Christian Hirsch, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ramesh Jain, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.
Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
Jobst LŲffler, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Marco Pennacchiotti, Yahoo! Labs, U.S.A.
Yves Raimond, BBC Future Media & Technology, UK
Ansgar Scherp, Universitšt Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Nicu Sebe, University of Trento, Italy
Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina, U.S.A.
Michael Sintek, DFKI, Germany
Alan Smeaton, Dublin City University, Ireland
Nenad Stojanovic, Forschungszentrum Informatik, Germany
Denis Teyssou, AFP, France

RaphaŽl Troncy
EURECOM, Multimedia Communications Department
2229, route des CrÍtes, 06560 Sophia Antipolis, France.
e-mail: raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
Tel: +33 (0)4 - 9300 8242
Fax: +33 (0)4 - 9000 8200
Web: http://www.eurecom.fr/~troncy/
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