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Second Call for Papers: Data Engineering Meets the Semantic Web (DESWEB2012)

From: Josiane Xavier Parreira <josiane.parreira@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:32:22 +0100
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                               CALL FOR PAPERS
                                 DESWEB 2012
    3rd International Workshop on Data Engineering Meets the Semantic Web
                        In Conjunction with ICDE 2012
                       April 1st, 2012, Washington, DC

The World Wide Web has radically changed the way we share knowledge by
lowering the barrier to publishing and accessing documents as part of a global
information space. Despite their inarguable benefits, until recently the same
principles that enabled the Web of documents have not been applied to data.
While documents would be linked to others, the relation among data residing in
the documents remained unclear.

However, in recent years the Web has evolved from a information space of
linked documents to one where the data is linked, creating the "Web of Data" -
a concept that materializes the Semantic Web vision of having machine-readable
information to aid the understanding of the semantics, or meaning, of
information on the World Wide Web. The Semantic Web provides the tools to
accomplish the Web of Data, but the successful exploitation of this available
information largely depends on the ability to efficiently and effectively
manage and process the data. In this context, new challenges emerge for
semantic-aware data management systems.

The contribution of the data management community in the Semantic Web effort
is fundamental. The Resource Description Framework (RDF) has already been
adopted as the representation model and exchange format for the semantics of
the data on the Web. Although, until recently, RDF had not received
considerable attention, the recent publication in RDF format of large
ontologies with millions of entities from sites like Yahoo! and Wikipedia, the
huge amounts of microformats in RDF from life science organizations, and the
gigantic RDF bibliographic annotations from publishers, have made clear the
need for advanced management techniques for RDF data.

On the other hand, traditional data management techniques have a lot to gain
by incorporating semantic information into their frameworks. Existing data
integration, exchange and query solutions are typically based on the actual
data values stored in the repositories, and not on the semantics of these
values. Incorporation of semantics in the data management process improves
query accuracy, and permit more efficient and effective sharing and
distribution services. Integration of new content, on-the-fly generation of
mappings, queries on loosely structured data, keyword searching on structured
data repositories, and entity identification, are some of the areas that can
benefit from the presence of semantic knowledge alongside the data.

*** Topics of Interest ***

The goal of DESWeb is to bring together researchers and practitioners from 
both fields of Data Management and Semantic Web. It aims at investigating 
the new challenges that Semantic Web technologies have introduced and new 
ways through which these technologies can improve existing data management 
solutions. Furthermore, it intends to study what data management systems 
and technologies can offer in order to improve the scalability and performance 
of Semantic Web applications.

DESWEB welcomes papers on topics related, but not limited, to: 

Semantics in Data Management 
   * Evolution, integration, mapping, merging and alignment of ontologies and 
   * Semantics-aware schema matching and mapping design
   * Semantics and data quality
   * Semantic data exchange and integration
   * Semantic annotation, lineage and provenance of data
   * Semantics in business processes and intelligence
   * Semantic-based service discovery and composition
   * Interoperability via Semantic Web services

Management of Semantic Web Data 
   * Languages, tools, and methodologies for representing and managing 
     Semantic Web data
   * Data models and query languages for the Semantic Web
   * Query processing and optimization
   * Indexing and access methods
   * RDF storage and compression
   * Update management and maintenance of RDF data
   * Query answering techniques on RDF databases
   * Benchmarking RDF Systems and applications

Semantic Search and Linked Data
   * Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
   * Searching for and ranking ontologies
   * Social Networking and the Semantic Web
   * Semantic-aware search engines
   * Semantic-based keyword searching in databases
   * Publishing relational data on the Semantic Web
   * Entity identification on the Semantic Web

*** Submission Instructions ***

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are
not being considered for publication in any other forum. Papers should be 6
pages long, formatted according to the ICDE formatting guidelines, and
submitted electronically as PDF files through the following web site:

All accepted papers will be included in the ICDE proceedings and will also
become publicly available through the IEEE Xplore.

*** Important Dates ***

Submission deadline: November 1, 2011, 5pm Pacific
Notification to authors: December 1, 2011
Camera ready version deadline: December 15, 2011

*** Organization ***

General Chairs
   Denilson Barbosa, University of Alberta, Canada
   Rachel Pottinger, University of British Columbia, Canada

Publicity Chair
   Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland

Technical Program Committee
   Grigoris Antoniou, ICS FORTH, Greece
   Smriti Bhagat, University of British Columbia, Canada
   Vanessa Braganholo, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
   Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
   Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Ireland
   Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR CNR and UniversitÓ della Calabria, Italy
   Roberto De Virgilio, University Roma Tre, Italy
   Renaud Delbru, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
   AnHai Doan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
   Irini Fundulaki, ICS FORTH, Greece
   James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
   Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
   Claudio Gutierrez, Universidad de Chile, Chile
   Michael Hausenblas, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
   Andreas Harth, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
   Zachary Ives, University of Pennsylvania, USA
   Marcel Karnstedt, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
   Anastasios Kementsietsidis, IBM TJ Watson, USA
   Solmaz Kolahi, University of British Columbia, Canada
   Spyros Kotoulas, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
   Ioana Manolescu, INRIA Saclay ╬le de France, France
   Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
   Carlos Eduardo Santos Pires, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
   Dimitris Plexousakis, ICS FORTH, Greece
   Axel Polleres, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
   Kai-Uwe Sattler, Technische Universitńt Ilmenau, Germany
   Martin Theobald, Max Planck Institute, Germany
   Thanh Tran, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
   Cong Yu, Google Research New York, USA

Steering Committee
   Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
   Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento, Italy

For issues related to the workshop, you can contact the workshop chairs using
the e-mail address desweb2012@gmail.com

Dr. Josiane Xavier Parreira
Post-doctoral Researcher
Sensor Middleware Unit
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
Phone +353 91 495838
Skype josixp
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