1st CfP: ISWC2012 workshop on Knowledge Extraction and Consolidation from Social Media (KECSM2012)

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1st International Workshop on Knowledge Extraction and Consolidation 
from Social Media (KECSM2012)
- http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/knowledgeextraction/ -

In conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference 
(ISWC2012), Boston, 11/12 November 2012

* Jul 31, 2012: submission deadline full & short papers
* Aug 21, 2012: notifications for research papers
* Sep 10, 2012: camera-ready papers due
* Oct 05, 2012: submission deadline poster & demo abstracts
* Oct 10, 2012: notifications posters & demos

The main focus of this workshop is on innovative approaches to knowledge 
extraction and consolidation from unstructured social media, in 
particular from degraded user-generated content content (text, images, 
video) such as tweets, blog posts, forums and user-generated visual 
media. KECSM will gather novel works from the fields of (a) data 
analysis and knowledge extraction, and (b) data enrichment, interlinking 
and consolidation. It will equally consider the application perspective, 
such as the innovative use of extracted knowledge to navigate, explore 
or visualise previously unstructured and disparate Web content.

The workshop aims to become a highly interactive research forum for 
exploring innovative approaches for extracting and correlating knowledge 
from (degraded) social media by exploiting the Web of Data. While the 
workshop’s general focus is on the creation of well-formed and 
well-interlinked structured data from highly unstructured Web content, 
its interdisciplinary scope will bring together researchers and 
practitioners from areas such as the semantic and social Web, text 
mining and NLP, multimedia analysis, data extraction and integration, 
and ontology and data mapping. The workshop will also look into 
innovative applications that exploit extracted knowledge in order to 
produce solutions to domain-specific needs.

We will welcome high-quality papers about current trends in the areas 
listed in the following, non-exhaustive list of topics. We will seek 
application-oriented, as well as more theoretical papers and position 

1. Knowledge detection and extraction (content perspective)
* Knowledge extraction from text (NLP, text mining)
* Dealing with scalability and performance issues with regard to large 
amounts of heterogeneous content
* Multilinguality issues
* Knowledge extraction from multimedia (image and video analysis)
* Sentiment detection and opinion mining from text and audiovisual content
* Detection and consideration of temporal and dynamics aspects
* Dealing with degraded Web content

2. Knowledge enrichment, aggregation and correlation (data perspective)
* Modelling of events and entities such as locations, organisations, 
topics, opinions
* Representation of temporal and dynamics-related aspects
* Data clustering and consolidation
* Data enrichment based on linked data/semantic web
* Using reference datasets to structure, cluster and correlate extracted 
* Evaluation of automatically extracted data

3. Exploitation of automatically extracted knowledge/data (application 
* Applications which make use of automatically extracted data (e.g. for 
recommendation or personalisation of Web content)
* Semantic search in annotated Web content
* Entity-driven navigation of user-generated content
* Novel navigation and visualisation of extracted knowledge/graphs and 
associated Web resources

The workshop will accept poster or demonstration abstracts (max. 2 
pages), short position papers (max. 6 pages) and longer technical papers 
not exceeding 15 pages. Papers should follow the Springer LNCS 
proceedings style. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 
members of the PC.

Papers should be submitted via the KECSM2012 Easychair installation at 

The main workshop proceedings will be published as a volume at CEUR 
Workshop Proceedings. A best paper award is kindly sponsored by the 
European project ARCOMEM (http://www.arcomem.eu).

* Diana Maynard, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom);
* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center (Germany);
* Wim Peters, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom);
* Jonathon Hare, Southampton University (United Kingdom)

* Sofia Angeletou, BBC, United Kingdom (tbc)
* Harith Alani, The Open University, United Kingdom
* Lora Aroyo, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (tbc)
* Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Uldis Bojars, University of Latvia, Latvia
* John Breslin, NUIG, Ireland
* Dan Brickley, W3C & Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands (tbc)
* Mathieu d’Aquin, The Open University, United Kingdom
* Daniela Giordano, University of Catania, Italy
* Alejandro Jaimes, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, ES
* Paul Lewis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
* Veronique Malaise, Elsevier, The Netherlands
* Pavel Mihaylov, Ontotext, Bulgaria
* Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Jose San Pedro, Penn State University, USA/Telefonica Research, Spain
* Thomas Risse, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Matthew Rowe, The Open University, United Kingdom
* Claus Stadler, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Milan Stankovic, Hypios, France
* Thomas Steiner, Google Germany, Germany
* Nina Tahmasebi, L3S Research Center, Germany
* Raphael Troncy, Eurecom, France
* Anita de Waard, Elsevier, The Netherlands
* Claudia Wagner, Joanneum Research, Austria

For further questions please contact the organisers via 

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