ESWC 2011- 2nd CfP: Workshop on User Profile Data on the Social Semantic Web (UWeb)

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UWeb 2011
International Workshop on
User Profile Data on the Social Semantic Web

In conjunction with ESWC 2011
Heraklion, Greece
29 May - 02 June 2011

*  4 March 2011:  Full & short research paper submission deadline
                  (11:59pm Hawaiian time)
*  1 April 2011:  Notification of acceptance
* 15 April 2011:  Final camera-ready paper
*  6 May 2011:    Demo & position paper submission deadline
* 29/30 May 2011: UWeb 2011 workshop day

Social Web sites, such as Facebook, YouTube, Delicious, Flickr and
Wikipedia, and numerous other Web applications, such as Google and
Amazon, rely on implicitly or explicitly collected data about their
users and their activities to provide personalized content and
services. As these applications become more and more connected, a
major challenge is to allow various applications to exchange,
reuse, and integrate user data from different sources. The amount
of user data available on the Web is tremendously growing and
reasoning on such heterogeneous user data distributed across the Web,
i.e. exploiting user data on the Web, is a non-trivial problem that
poses several challenges to the Semantic Web community.

While the linking of user data provides advantages for recommendation
and personalization, it also raises questions related to provenance,
trust and privacy: how does one know that the data gathered from
several sources can be trusted, and how can one avoid that sensitive
personal data is disclosed to certain services or used to infer and
expose sensitive information? Trust and privacy, and associated
policies, may therefore impact reasoning on user data.

This workshop aims to discuss research on user data in the Social
Semantic Web from both angles:

  * techniques and applications for linking, reusing and reasoning
    about user data, as well as
  * trust and privacy techniques and their impact on society.

UWeb joins the SPOT ( and LUPAS
( workshops from ESWC 2010
and provides a forum for academic and industrial researchers and
practitioners in the fields of the Social and Semantic Web, trust,
privacy, user modeling, and personalization to discuss theoretical
and practical knowledge, open research issues, applications, and

The workshop will tackle challenges posed by linking user data
on the Social Semantic Web, including, but not limited to, the
following themes:

  * Linking, aggregating, integrating and/or mining user data on
    the Social Web
  * Intertwining Social Web services, Semantic Mashups
  * Techniques and data formats for connecting distributed user
    data (e.g. FOAF, SIOC, etc.)
  * User profiling and personalization in the Social Semantic Web
  * Semantic technologies for trust and privacy on the Web
  * Trust and privacy in social online communities
  * Semantic Web technologies for access control
  * User modeling and mining vs. privacy
  * Studies assessing the use of external/public user data
  * Applications demonstrating intermixing of user data from
    different sources


All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not
currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their
significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and
relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted
paper is expected to attend the workshop.

We welcome the following types of contributions.

  * Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 15 pages) research papers
    will be reviewed by at least two independent referees. Accepted
    research papers will be included in the main workshop proceedings
    (published at

  * Demo papers (system demonstrations) and position statements should
    not exceed 2 pages. They will undergo a more lightweight review
    proccess and will thus not be considered for the main workshop
    proceedings but will be published on the workshop website.

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted
according to the information for LNCS authors:


Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format at


The main workshop proceedings will be published as a volume at
CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Further, we try to prepare a special
issue at a journal (descision is pending), for which we would like
to consider extended versions of the best papers as well.

* Fabian Abel (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
* Eelco Herder (L3S Research Center, Germany)
* Geert-Jan Houben (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
* Daniel Olmedilla (Telefonica R&D, Spain)
* Alexandre Passant (DERI, Galway, Ireland)

* Available at

For further questions please contact us at

Received on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 08:08:19 UTC