Final CFP: JWS Special Issue on Evaluation of Semantic Technologies (Deadline extended: 14 March)

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*Deadline extended to March 14th 2012*

Final Call For Papers

Special Issue on Evaluation of Semantic Technologies
Journal of Web Semantics

Semantic technologies have become a well-established field of computer 
science.  However, the field is continuously evolving: the number of 
semantic technologies is constantly increasing, standards evolve and new 
ones are defined; and, in this scenario, the problem of how to compare 
and evaluate the various approaches becomes crucial.

The consistent evaluation of semantic technologies is critical not only 
for future scientific progress, by identifying research goals and 
allowing a rigorous examination of research results, but also for their 
industrial adoption, by allowing objective measurement and comparison of 
these technologies and enabling their certification.

Semantic technology evaluation must, on the one hand, be supported by 
strong methodological approaches and relevant test data and, on the 
other hand, satisfy the differing needs of developers, researchers and 
adopters by addressing those quality characteristics that are relevant 
to each target group.

Nevertheless, numerous issues must be faced when evaluating semantic 
On the one hand, because of the fast evolution of the semantic field, 
previous evaluation methods and techniques need to be adapted and 
extended and new ones have to be developed.
On the other hand, the cost of defining new evaluations methods or 
reusing existing ones can be prohibitive, so facilitating the 
understanding of such methods or their automated processing becomes 
highly significant.

The goal of this special issue is to present current advances and trends 
in semantic technology evaluation (theories and models, methods and 
techniques, evaluation campaigns, technology comparison, etc.). 
Therefore we solicit papers that improve evaluation paradigms of 
semantic technologies. At the same time papers that evaluate a 
particular method, technology or system without investigating the 
evaluation regime itself will be considered out of scope and will be 
returned to the authors with no review.

Topics of interest

Relevant topics for the special issue include, but are not limited to, 
the following:
.-  Semantic technology evaluation methods
.-  Test data for semantic technology evaluation
.-  Automation of semantic technology evaluation
.-  Evaluation of semantic technologies in real world scenarios
.-  Evaluation of linked data technologies
.-  Quality requirements for semantic technologies
.-  Semantic technology certification
.-  Maturity models for semantic technologies
.-  Semantic technology selection
.-  Semantic technology quality estimation
.-  Interoperability and conformance of semantic technologies
.-  Semantic technology efficiency and scalability
.-  Usability of semantic technologies

Important dates

We will aim at an efficient publication cycle in order to guarantee 
prompt availability of the published results. To this end, we encourage 
submissions well before the submission deadline.

.-  Submission deadline. 14 March 2012 *extended*
.-  Author notification. 31 May 2012
.-  Final version. 31 July 2012
.-  Publication. Fall 2012

Instructions for submission

Please see the author guidelines for detailed instructions before you 

Submissions should be conducted through Elsevier’s Electronic Submission 
System ( More details on the Journal of 
Web Semantics can be found on its homepage:


.-  Raúl García-Castro (contact), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
.-  Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim
.-  Stuart Wrigley, University of Sheffield
.-  Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University


Dr. Raúl García Castro

Ontology Engineering Group
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Campus de Montegancedo, s/n - Boadilla del Monte - 28660 Madrid
Phone: +34 91 336 36 70 - Fax: +34 91 352 48 19

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