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Deadline Extension- Call for Papers and applications - Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD'14) workshop at ISWC 2014

From: Dhavalkumar Thakker <D.Thakker@leeds.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:56:26 +0100
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* Deadline extended to July 14, 2014 *

* The 3rd International workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD'14) *
International Workshop at ISWC 2014, Riva del Garda, Italy.
19/20 October 2014

- submission date: 14 July, 2014
- author notifications: July 30, 2014
- camera-ready proceedings: August 20, 2014.
- workshop date: October 19 or 20, 2014.

IESD’14 will continue to provide a forum to discuss approaches for exploring semantic data following two stimulating workshops in this series (2012 and 2013). 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 exploratory search systems, 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’14 will bring together different disciplines related to semantic data exploration and form an international community to identify the major challenges and research directions.

IESD'14 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, exploratory search, 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.

A more detailed and up-to-date Call for Papers and submission instructions can be found at the IESD'14 website: http://iesd14.wordpress.com/info-for-authors/

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)
•             Daniel Schwabe (Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil)
•             Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University, Japan)
•             Roberto García(Universitat de Lleida, Spain)
•             Chris Dijkshoorn (VU University Amsterdam,Netherlands)
•             Riichiro Mizoguchi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science, Japan.)

Dr Dhaval Thakker
Research Fellow
Artificial Intelligence Group
University of Leeds
Leeds England LS2 9JT
Web: http://dhavalthakker.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @dr_thakker
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