ISWC2011 Workshop: Events in the Semantic Web - Submission 8 August 2011

Second 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

Main submission deadline: Monday, 8 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 out.

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 pages?
- 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 web?
- 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, 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, 8 August 2011, 11:59 pm (Hawaiian 
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 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 style
Contributions must be submitted through the DeRiVE 2011 Workshop 
EasyChair page
Please direct any questions regarding the workshop to


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, Germany 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.
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Tel: +33 (0)4 - 9300 8242
Fax: +33 (0)4 - 9000 8200

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