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From: Jesse Weaver <weavej3@rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 13:17:22 -0500
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To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
                                   CALL FOR PAPERS

1st Workshop on High-Performance Computing for the Semantic Web (HPCSW  
May 29|30, 2011 (TBD)


collocated with the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011)
May 29 - June 2, 2011 in Heraklion, Greece




Paper Submission Deadline: March 4, 2011 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
Acceptance Notification:   April 1, 2011
Camera Ready Papers Due:   April 15, 2011
Workshop Day (full day):   May 29|30, 2011 (TBD)


Over the last several years, there has been an increase in research in  
parallel semantic web data processing (SWDP) in the semantic web  
community as well as burgeoning interest in the high-performance  
computing (HPC) community.  As specific examples, use of high- 
performance computing [1] won the 2009 Billion Triple Challenge, and a  
parallel inference engine [2] won the 2010 IEEE SCALE Challenge.  The  
goal of the High-Performance Computing for the Semantic Web (HPCSW)  
workshop is to facilitate synergy between the HPC and semantic web  
communities as well as between academia and industry to further  
scalability of SWDP.

HPCSW is a full-day workshop that will begin with presentations of  
technical papers submitted for publication and will end with a  
discussion among (but not limited to) invited participants.   
Proceedings will be published online.  Papers should present work in  
which HPC in some form (e.g., parallelism, supercomputers, FPGAs,  
etc.) is employed to improve SWDP (any kind of processing of semantic  
web data).  Broad topics for papers include (but are not limited to):

    * Parallelizing SWDP.
    * Exploiting HPC architectures for SWDP.
    * Employing parallel graph algorithms for SWDP.
    * Benchmarks for SWDP from a HPC perspective.

The following questions will guide (but not limit) the discussion:

    * How important is it to have high-performant applications for the  
semantic web?
    * What are the boundaries of HPC for SWDP?
    * What SWDP lends itself to HPC and/or parallel processing?
    * What pre-existing work in HPC can be leveraged for SWDP?
    * What are the tradeoffs between commodity HPC and specialized HPC  
for SWDP?  (e.g., MapReduce vs. "hand-coded", commodity clusters vs.  

[1] "Scalable Reduction" - http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~weavej3/btc2009/index.xhtml
[2] WebPIE - http://blog.larkc.eu/?p=1981


Papers must be submitted by 23:59 Hawaii Time on Friday, March 4, 2011  
at the following address: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hpcsw2011 

Position/short papers should not exceed five (5) pages in length, and  
full papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length.  All papers  
must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors.   
Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format)  
format.  More information about Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer  
Science (LNCS) is available on the Springer LNCS Web site http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 


    * Jesse Weaver (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
    * Spyros Kotoulas (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    * Jacopo Urbani (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    * Eric Goodman (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
    * David Mizell (Cray, Inc., USA)


    * Aidan Hogan (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland)
    * Axel Polleres (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland)
    * Cliff Joslyn (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
    * David Haglin (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
    * David Mizell (Cray, Inc., USA)
    * Eric Goodman (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
    * Gregory Todd Williams (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
    * Jacopo Urbani (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    * Jans Aasman (Franz, Inc., USA)
    * Jason Maassen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    * Jesse Weaver (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
    * Robert Adolph (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
    * Sinan al-Saffar (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
    * Spyros Kotoulas (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)


    * James Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
    * Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    * Abraham Bernstein (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

For further questions, please contact Jesse Weaver (weavej3@rpi.edu).

Jesse Weaver
Ph.D. Student, Patroon Fellow
Tetherless World Constellation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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