Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD'13) workshop at Hypertext 2013 (Call For papers - ***Extended Deadline****)

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* The 2nd workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD'13) *

International Workshop at Hypertext 2013,Paris,France.
May 1 2013

- Research papers & Demo Submission Deadline: February 11th, 2013
- Notification of acceptance(papers & demo): February 25th, 2013
- Camera ready: March 4th, 2013
- Workshop day: May 1st, 2013

IESD'13 will continue to provide a forum to discuss approaches for exploring semantic data following stimulating IESD 2012 workshop at EKAW 2012. Semantic data is available widely and semantic data exploration is becoming a key activity in a range of application domains, such as government organisations, education, life science, cultural heritage, and media. Several novel interfaces and interaction means for exploration of semantic data are being proposed, for example semantic data browsers, ontology/content visualisation environments and semantic wikis. Although on the rise, the current solutions are still maturing and need to take into account human factors to make exploration intuitive or employ necessary computational models to aid the intuitiveness and improve the effectiveness of exploration tasks.
Lessons also can be learned from the commonalities and differences in exploration requirements between different domains. Hence, greater benefits can be achieved by bringing together expertise from different communities, including HCI, Semantic Web, and personalisation with the potential application domain demands.

Time is ripe to bring together the different disciplines related to semantic data exploration (semantic technologies, intelligent user interfaces, adaptation and personalisation, visualisation) and form an international community to identify the major challenges and research directions. The workshop is intended to make the first step in shaping such community and providing a forum that focuses on semantic data exploration and enables:

- sharing techniques and experience
- identifying potential domains and application areas
- designing and reflecting on evaluation studies
- identifying future research directions

IESD'13 will bring together different disciplines related to semantic data exploration and form an international community to identify the major challenges and research directions.

IESD'13 aims to create a forum for academic and industrial researchers and practitioners to discuss methods and techniques for intelligent exploration of semantic data from three angles:

- Computational models:
methods and techniques for analysing semantic data to discover connections (e.g. relatedness, similarity, complementarity, contradictions, and causality), entity and ontology summarisation methods, graph exploration, visualisation and navigation, user/context modelling, adaptation and personalisation, feedback and prompts.

- Human factors:
key human factors that impact the exploration of large interconnected complex data; effective interaction environments to help users in discovering connections and making sense of large volumes of structured and unstructured heterogeneous data (including large ontologies, Linked Data, semantically augmented corpus, semantic-enriched social data); comparison of different approaches to help users in a manner that does not overwhelm or confuse, intuitive ways to empower lay users of knowledge enriched technologies to explore semantic data.

- Domains and applications:
information needs which require exploration of semantic data; domains where semantic data is available and required for the practice (e.g. medical, media, social web, public administration, education, environmental/sustainability science); requirements gathering and evaluation studies; lessons learnt.

Further details:

We welcome the following types of contributions.

* Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 12 pages) research papers will be reviewed by at least two independent referees.
* Demo papers (system demonstrations) and position statements should not exceed 3 pages.

A more detailed Call for Papers and submission instructions can be found at the IESD'13 website:

We have continued the IESD challenge following from the strong participation we received for the first version of the workshop. The Challenge is designed to attract participations from the Semantic Web community particularly focusing on semantic data exploration.
The Challenge will be open to everyone from industry and academia.

A more details can be found at

* Dhaval Thakker (University of Leeds, UK)
* Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University, Japan)
* Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds,UK)
* Anthony Jameson (The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany)
* Riichiro Mizoguchi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

* Neil Benn, University of Leeds, UK
* Emmanuel G. Blanchard,Aalborg University, Denmark
* Veli Bicer,IBM Research, Ireland
* Gong Cheng, Nanjing University, China
* Owen Conlan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Aba-Sah Dadzie, University of Sheffield, UK
* Mathieu D'Aquin, Open University, UK
* Mariana Damova, Ontotext, Bulgaria
* Dimoklis Despotakis, University of Leeds, UK
* Christo Dichev, Winston Salem State University, USA
* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Centre, Hannover, Germany
* Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
* Peter Haase, fluid Operations, Germany
* Eelco Herder, L3S Research Centre, Germany
* Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, NL
* Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
* Lydia Lau, University of Leeds, UK
* Suvodeep Mazumdar, University of Sheffield, UK
* Declan O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Igor Popov, University of Southampton, UK
* Fan Yang-Turner, University of Leeds, UK

For further questions please contact us

Dr Dhaval Thakker
Knowledge Engineering Research Fellow
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
(O) +44 113-343-6797<tel:%2B44%20113-343-6797>

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