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ERCIM News 96 on "Linked Open Data" - Call for contributions

From: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:22:11 +0200
Message-ID: <5264E433.9020201@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
To: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
Call for short article contributions (cf. http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/call)


    ERCIM News No. 96 (January 2014)

DEADLINE: Thursday 21 November 2013

Please read the guidelines below before submitting an article

The sections of ERCIM News 96 are :

  * Joint ERCIM Actions
  * Special theme: "*Linked Open Data*"
  * *Research and Innovation*
  * Events
  * In Brief

The *Special Theme* and the*Research and Innovation* sections contain
articles presenting a panorama of European research activities. The
Special Theme focuses on a sector which has been selected by the editors
from a short list of currently "hot" topics whereas the Research and
Innovation section contains articles describing scientific activities,
research results, and technical transfer endeavours in any sector of
ICT, telecommunications or applied mathematics. Submissions to the
Special Theme section are subjected to an external review process
coordinated by invited guest editors whereas submissions to the Research
and Innovation section are checked and approved by the ERCIM News
editorial board.

Special Theme: "*Linked Open Data*"

Guest editors:

  * Sören Auer: University of Bonn and Fraunhofer IAIS
  * Irini Fundulaki: Institute of Computer Science, FORTH

This ERCIM News special theme invites short articles on new approaches,
achievements and applications in the area of Linked Data. The W3C
Linking Open Data Initiative has boosted the publication and
interlinkage of a large number of datasets on the web resulting in the
emergence of a Web of Data. The dynamic growth of Linked Data stimulates
new research in various areas such as data management, semantic web and
web engineering. In this special issue, we aim to provide an overview on
a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art and newly emerging approaches
related to Linked Data. Technical articles are solicited on topics
related to all stages of the Linked Data management life cycle. Since
the Linked Data principles cannot only be applied to openly published
data on the Web, but also to data published within an organization's
intranet, we also invite contributions regarding the deployment of
Linked Data technologies in Intranet settings.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  * Searching the Web of Data
  * Transformation, mapping and publishing of Linked Data
  * Storage, query processing and optimization for (distributed) RDF
  * Architectures and applications for consuming Linked Data
  * Indexing and crawling the Web of Data
  * Linked Data evolution, enrichment, repair, change management
  * Web Data quality assessment and trustworthiness
  * Linked Data integration (entity resolution, instance and schema
    matching)
  * Reasoning on Linked Open Data
  * Benchmarking RDF and graph database engines
  * Linked Data summarization
  * Visualization of Linked Open Data
  * Linked Data applications (e.g. life sciences, enterprise data
    integration, digital humanities)
  * Management of Licenses for Linked Open Data

Articles have to be sent to the local editor for your country (see About
ERCIM News <http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/about-ercim-news>) or to the
central editor peter.kunz@ercim.eu <mailto:peter.kunz@ercim.eu>

Reviewing:
Articles submitted to the special theme are subject to a review process.


  Guidelines for ERCIM News articles

*Style:* ERCIM News is read by a large variety of people. Keeping this
in mind the article should be descriptive (emphasize more the 'what'
than the 'how') without too much technical detail together with an
illustration, if possible.

Contributions in ERCIM News are normally presented without formulas. One
can get a long way with careful phrasing, although it is not always wise
to avoid formulas altogether. In cases where authors feel that the use
of formulas is necessary to clarify matters, this should be done in a
separate box (to be treated as an illustration). However, formulas and
symbols scattered through the text must be avoided as much as possible.

*Length:* Keep the article short, i.e. 700-800 words.

*Format:* Submissions preferably in ASCII text or MS Word.
Pictures/Illustrations must be submitted as separate files (not embedded
in a MS Word file) in a resolution/quality suitable for printing.

*Structure of the article:*
The emphasis in ERCIM News is on 'NEWS'. This should be reflected in
both title and lead ('teaser').
Also: NO REVIEW ARTICLES!

  * *Title*
  * *Author *(full name, max. two or three authors)
  * *Teaser:*
    a few words about the project/topic. Printed in bold face, this part
    is intended to raise interest (keep it short).
  * *Details describing*:
    what the project/product is
    which institutions are involved
    where it takes place
    why the research is being done
    when it was started/completed the aim of the project
    the techniques employed
    the orientation of the project
    future activities
    other institutes involved in this project
    co-operation with other ERCIM members in this field
  * References: For special theme articles:
      o 1 - max. 3 references are mandatory. For articles for the
        section "Research and Devlopment", you can give a max. of three
        references (not mandatory)
      o Authors should preferably refer important sources only (i.e.
        journal papers, books) and avoid meaningless references such as
        article in preparation, unpublished presentations, personnal
        communications, research reports, patents, or local conference
        publications not listed in the major scientific digital
        libraries (such as IEEE, ACM, Springer).
      o The selected EN style is the shortened IEEE Citation Style.
      o The references should be as concise as possible and restricted
        to the minimal information needed. Avoid all unnecessary words
        (pages x pp., year, editors, location,...). Use acronyms instead
        of full conference names - OOPSLA x Object-Oriented Programing
        Systems, abbreviations (e.g. Conf. x Conference, IEEE TPAMI x
        IEEE Transaction on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence,
        etc.).
      o Use et al. when three or more names are given.
  * *Useful Link(s) (URLs separated from the refrences)
    *
  * *Contact address* with:
    - full name of the author
    - phone number
    - e-mail address
  * *Photos, illustrations*:
    ERCIM News is a full color print magazine. Each article should be
    accompagnied by an illustration (photos, graphics), for example of
    the product, applications mentioned in the article, people working
    on the project, etc. (avoid as much as possible flow charts and
    screen dumps).
    Photos should be submitted in jpg or tiff format in a resolution
    suitable for printing (pictures taken from the web are usually in a
    quality suitable for printing), graphics in a vector format (svg,
    eps or ps).

*Publishing in ERCIM News offers several advantages:*

  * ERCIM News represents an excellent opportunity to present your
    research to a broad audience, also outside your own research community
  * the printed edition has a circulation of about 7,500 copies
  * more than 6000 readers are subscribed to the online edition
  * the online edition has excellent visibility with a Google ranking of PR8
  * ERCIM News is widely distributed in the European Commission
  * ERCIM offers a free professional proof-reading service
  * Authors can reuse their articles; the copyright of the articles
    remains with the authors.
  * Articles of the sections "Special Theme" and "Research and
    Innovation" are referenced by DBLP
    <http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/%7Eley/db/journals/ercim/index.html>
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