SemStats 2016 Call for Contributions

# SemStats 2016 Call for Contributions

## Document ID

## Keywords
ISWC2016, SemStats, Linked Data, SDMX, Statistics, Statistical database, 
Data integration

## Event
4th International Workshop on Semantic Statistics co-located with 15th 
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016)

## Location
Kobe, Japan

## Date
October 17, 2016 or October 18, 2016

## Important dates
* Submission deadline: July 7th, 2016, 23:59PM Hawaii time
* Notifications to authors: July 31st 2016, 23:59PM Hawaii time

## Workshop Summary
The goal of this workshop is to explore and strengthen the relationship 
between the Semantic Web and statistical communities, to provide better 
access to the data held by statistical offices. It will focus on ways in 
which statisticians can use Semantic Web technologies and standards in 
order to formalize, publish, document and link their data and metadata, 
and also on how statistical methods can be applied on linked data. It is 
the fourth workshop in a series that started at the International 
Semantic Web Conference in 2013 (SemStats 2013) and run since every year 
at ISWC (SemStats 2014 and SemStats 2015).

## Topics
The workshop will address topics related to statistics and linked data. 
This includes but is not limited to:

### How to publish linked statistics?
* What are the relevant vocabularies for the publication of statistical 
* What are the relevant vocabularies for the publication of statistical 
metadata (code lists and classifications, descriptive metadata, 
provenance and quality information, etc.)?
* What are the existing tools? Can the usual statistical software 
packages (e.g. R, SAS, Stata) do the job?
* How do we include linked data production and publication in the data 
* How do we establish, document and share best practices?

### How to use linked data for statistics?
* Where and how can we find statistics data: data catalogues, dataset 
descriptions, data discovery?
* How do we assess data quality (collection methodology, traceability, 
* How can we perform data reconciliation, ontology matching and instance 
matching with statistical data?
* How can we apply statistical processes on linked data: data analysis, 
descriptive statistics, estimation, correction?
* How to intuitively represent statistical linked data: visual 
analytics, results of data mining?

## Submissions
This workshop is aimed at an interdisciplinary audience of researchers 
and practitioners involved or interested in Statistics and the Semantic 
Web. All contributions must represent original and unpublished work that 
is not currently under review. Contributions will be evaluated according 
to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, 
and relevance to the workshop.

The workshop will welcome the following types of submissions:
* Full and short papers (up to 12 and 6 pages)
* Challenge papers (up to 12 pages)
* Demo papers (up to 6 pages)

## Awards
This year, SemStats will award prizes, thanks to the generous sponsoring 
of the CASD:
* The best contribution to the workshop will win €1000.
* The best challenge paper will win €500

Please visit for more 
information. If you are interested in submitting a contribution but 
would like more preliminary information, please contact


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