CfP Web Semantics and Web Intelligence (WebS) 2013

                                            Call for Papers
                                              WebS 2013

            12th International Workshop on Web Semantics and Web 
Intelligence (WebS 2013)

   in conjunction with DEXA 2012, 24th Int. Conference on Database and 
Expert Systems Applications

                               August 26-30, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

Dear Colleagues,

you are invited to submit your papers to the 12th International Workshop 
on Web Semantics and Web
Intelligence (part of the 24th International Workshop on Database and 
Expert Systems Applications
DEXA), to be held on August 26-30, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.

The objective of the international workshop Web Semantics and Web 
Intelligence (WebS) is to bring
together researchers, developers and practitioners to discuss research 
issues and experiences in
developing and deploying Semantic Web concepts, applications, and 
solutions by establishing an
international forum for the presentation of both theoretical and 
applicative results.

This year's WebS builds on this tradition of facilitating 
cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas,
experience and potential research directions. WebS 2013 seeks to 
introduce innovative methods,
algorithms, and solutions to challenging problems in Semantic Web and 
Web Intelligence research
and development initiatives.

Submissions presenting current research work on both theoretical and 
practical aspects of Semantic
Web application experiences in Web Intelligence are encouraged. 
Particularly, we strongly welcome
submissions dealing with Information Extraction and Linked Open Data.

The relevant topics include the following (but are not limited to):

Web Intelligence
     * Multi-dimensional Web databases and OLAP
     * Web warehousing
     * Data mining and knowledge discovery
     * Web knowledge management
     * Web-based decision support systems
     * Web page automatic generation and updating
     * Data quality management
     * Personalized information management (i.e., learning user profiles)

Semantic Web and Ontologies
     * Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
     * Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
     * Ontology learning and metadata generation
     * Ontology evaluation (guidelines)

Semantic Web and Information Integration
     * Interoperability and data integration through semantic technology
     * Search, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
     * Linked Data on the web
     * RDF data publishing and access
     * Methods for linking, integrating and federating data on the web
     * Semantic and context awareness
     * Semantic Web supporting business processes
     * Semantic Web for e-sciences
     * Semantic Web for e-business

Semantic Web and Information Quality
     * Reliability of ontologies
     * Ontology evaluation and reliability measurement
     * Ontological metrics
     * Ontology comparison
     * Ontology reuse methodologies and methods

Semantic Web and Information Extraction / Natural Language Processing
     * Structured data extraction from unstructured and semi-structured 
web text
     * Sentiment and opinion analysis
     * Analysis of user-generated context
     * Text summarization, topic identification, metadata extraction
     * Querying and searching Semantic Web data (combinations with 
statistics, natural language, ...)
     * Semantic Web content creation, annotation and extraction

Semantic Web and Knowledge Management
     * Knowledge management and sharing
     * Text mining on the web, Semantic Web mining in general
     * Clustering, classification and other (data mining) techniques for 
knowledge management
     * Personalization for knowledge management
     * Semantic Web inference schemes
     * Semantic Web data querying and reasoning

Semantic Web and its Applications
     * Database technologies for the Semantic Web
     * Intelligent user interfaces for interacting with Semantic Web data
     * Dynamic ontology generation and adaptation
     * Languages, tools and methodologies for semantic annotations of 
web data
     * Applications on mobile devices
     * Enhanced accessibility and multimodal interfaces
     * Reasoning

Linked Open Data (LOD)
     * Web data integration
     * Knowledge discovery from LOD
     * Inference techniques for LOD
     * Information quality of LOD
     * Usability issues surrounding LOD
     * Linked data application architectures

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and 
application papers that are not
being considered in another forum.
Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages (IEEE Proceeding 
style) including figures and
references. Please follow the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) 
Author Guidelines to prepare
your papers. Authors of accepted papers are requested to sign the IEEE 
copyright form. The author
guidelines can be found at Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF, postscript, or word 
format) is required and will be
handled via the workshop Web site For any questions
please contact

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the 
conference and present the
paper. Papers accepted for presentation will be published by IEEE 
Computer Society Press as
proceedings of the DEXA 2013 workshops.
Authors are requested to send their paper(s) to be received by March 01, 

All submissions will be evaluated for originality, significance, 
clarity, and technical soundness.
Each paper will be refereed by at least three researchers in the topical 

Paper submission: March 01, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 05, 2013
WebS 2013 Workshop (may be changed): August 27, 2013

Christina Feilmayr (FAW, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)
Wolfram W÷▀ (FAW, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria)

JosÚ Francisco Aldana Montes, Universidad de Mßlaga, Spain
Mario Arrigoni Neri, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Elena Baralis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Jorge Bernardino, ISEC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Devis Bianchini, University of Brescia, Italy
Alessio Bosca, CELI s.r.l, Turino, Italy
Radek Burget, Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of 
Technology, Czech Republic
Barbara Catania, DISI, University of Genoa, Italy
Bin Chen, Indiana University, USA
Sunil Choenni, Ministry of Security and Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands
Brian Davis, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National 
University of Galway, Ireland
Valeria De Antonellis, Dipartimento di Elettronica per l'Automazione, 
Brescia, Italy
Clßudio De Souza Baptista, DSC, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, 
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Steven A. Demurjian, University of Connecticut, USA
Ian J Dickinson, Epimorphics Ltd, Bristol, UK
Ying Ding, Indiana University, USA
Nickolas J. G. Falkner, School of Computer Science, University of 
Adelaide, Australia
Bernadette Farias Lˇscio, Center for Informatics, Federal University of 
Pernambuco, Brazil
Christina Feilmayr, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Alfio Ferrara, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
Stephan Grimm, Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany
Abdelkader Hameurlain, UniversitÚ Paul Sabatier, France
Carmem Satie Hara, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Bernhard Haslhofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Eva Maria Hauth, Hagenberg Software GmbH, Hagenberg, Austria
Stijn Heymans, SRI International, Menlo Park, USA
Giacomo Inches, Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Hiroyuki Kawano, Kyoto University, Japan
Ralf Klischewski, Faculty of Management Technology, German University in 
Cairo, Egypt
In-Young Ko, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 
Ora Lassila, Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, USA
Michele Melchiori, Dept. of Information Engineering (DII), University of 
Brescia, Italy
Michele Missikoff, Institute of Systems Analysis and Computer Science 
(IASI), Italy
JŘrgen Mo▀graber, Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies 
and Image Exploitation (IOSB), Karlsruhe, Germany
Ismael Navas Delgado, Universidad de Mßlaga, Spain
Heiko Paulheim, Knowledge Engineering Group, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Achille Peternier, Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
Detlef Plump, University of York, UK
Isidro Ramos, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Simon Scerri, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland
Bernhard Schandl, Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, 
University of Vienna, Austria
Ulrich Schiel, DSC, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Elena Simperl, University of Southampton, UK
Riccardo Torlone, UniversitÓ Roma Tre, Italy
Alexander Ulanov, Hewlett-Packard Labs Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia
Kim Viljanen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Albert Weichselbraun, Vienna University of Economics and Business 
Administration, Austria
Werner Winiwarter, University of Vienna, Austria
Wolfram W÷▀, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

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