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CFP - Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD 2015) workshop at ISWC 2015

From: Dhaval Thakker <dhavalkumar.thakker@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:39:59 +0100
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* The 4th International workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic
Data (IESD 2015) *
International Workshop at ISWC 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
11/12 October 2015

- submission date: July 1st, 2015
- author notifications: July 30th, 2015
- camera-ready proceedings: August 14th, 2015
- workshop date: October 11th or 12th, 2015

IESD 2015 will provide a forum to discuss approaches for exploring semantic
data, including structured and unstructured data. 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 inject personalisation and 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

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 2015 will bring together different disciplines related to semantic
data exploration and form an international community to identify the major
challenges and research directions.

IESD 2015 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 2015 website:

Dhavalkumar Thakker (University of Bradford, UK)
Daniel Schwabe (Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil)
Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University, Japan)
Roberto GarcĂ­a(Universitat de Lleida, Spain)
Marco Brambilla (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds, UK)
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