[ANN] The KÉKI Workshop 2016 @ISWC - deadline 1st of July

Call for Paper Submissions, apologies for cross-posting

The KÉKI Workshop 2016 - Uses of Linguistic Linked Open Data

in Kobe, Japan
on October 17th or 18th 2016 (to be fixed soon)
with a keynote by Yohei Murakami, Kyoto University
The KÉKI Workshop will be held at the 15th International Semantic Web 
Conference (ISWC)

Important Dates (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Paper Submission Deadline:                    July 1st, 2016
* Notification of Acceptance:                     August 7th, 2016
* Pre-workshop paper:                               September 1st, 2016
* Workshop at ISWC                                   October 17th or 
18th, 2016
* Camera-ready for post-proceedings       November 18th, 2016

We applied for publication of post-proceedings in Springer LNCS 
(currently under review).
Submissions via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kki2016

What kind of smart applications can we build, if we were able to 
integrate all available knowledge, data and language resources in a 
meaningful way? In order to realize the dream of artificial 
intelligence, it is necessary to focus on knowledge engineering to build 
information machines that enable humans to perform more efficiently in 
their tasks. To achieve this goal, we believe the following two 
prerequisites must be met:
* Knowledge and data must be rendered in a discoverable way and then 
transformed, linked, enriched and integrated homogeneously in a huge 
semantic knowledge graph
* Language technologies must first be leveraged in order to understand, 
categorize and structure available textual content in all its forms. 
Then, language technology must assist in building adequate interfaces 
that allow humans to interact effectively with data and information via 
discovery, querying and reorganization.
Research in this workshop focuses on contextualising data and ontologies 
as well as capturing deep linguistic knowledge to improve machine 

Purpose and scope
Some international initiatives such as the LIDER European project 
(www.lider-project.eu ) and the W3C OntoLex, BPMLOD, and LD4LT community 
groups, as well as the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) Working Group 
for Open Data in Linguistics (OWLG), have promoted an ecosystem of 
linguistic linked open data (LLOD)
One of the main motivations of this workshop is to move the LLOD cloud 
to its next phase in which innovative applications will be developed 
overcoming the language barriers on the Web.

The KÉKI workshop is targeted at anyone interested in Semantic Web, 
Linguistics and Natural Language Processing technologies and we are 
especially welcoming submissions focussing on either domain topics or 
technological topics or both.

Domain Topics
* Data related to Linguistics and NLP:
    * language resource such as, but not limited to: corpora, treebanks, 
dictionaries and lexicographical resources
* Linguistic and NLP Ontologies
    * proposals for novel models or extension of existing models such as 
* Linguistic linked open data
    * metadata, license issues, indexes, collections, repositories, 
workflows that deal with Linguistic LOD as a whole
* Web services and tools ingesting or producing linguistic linked data 
and annotations

Technological Topics
* Knowledge Integration
    * Vocabularies and Models for integrating resources (and Ontology 
    * Dataset metrics and quality assessment
    * Query federation and question answering
    * Metadata for linked data knowledge
    * Discoverability of data
* Knowledge Extraction
    * NLP techniques for knowledge extraction and machine reading
    * Information extraction and ontology learning
    * Pattern recognition and extraction for IE
    * Resources and use cases
    * Approaches using mappings and their maintenance from structured 
sources (RDB, XML, JSON), from semistructured sources (XHTML), from 
unstructured sources (Text)

Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions in the form of regular long and short papers.

All workshop papers must represent original and unpublished work that is 
not currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their 
significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and 
relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is 
expected to attend the workshop upon acceptance. Submission is 
single-blind, i.e. author names are visible, only reviewers stay anonymous.
All papers should follow the LNCS guidelines for formatting and must not 
exceed 16 pages in length for long papers and 12 pages for short papers 
including references and excluding appendices. The layout templates are 
available for download from the Springer website at 
https://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 which also 
contains MS Office/Word instructions. The file format for submissions is 
Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Other formats will not be accepted.
We have applied jointly together with the NLP & DBpedia Workshop for 
publication in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (LNCS) by 
Springer and are currently under review.  Submissions must be uploaded 
electronically by the submission deadline July 1st 2016 through 
EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kki2016
For any inquiries regarding the submission process or the workshop in 
general, please send an email to our public mailing list at 

We are looking forward for meeting you at KÉKI 2016!

Workshop Organizers and Contact

* Sebastian Hellmann (AKSW/KILT, Universität Leipzig, Germany)
* John McCrae (Insight Center @ NUI Galway, Ireland)
* Seiji Koide (Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center and 
National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan)
* Key-Sun Choi (KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea)
* Jorge Gracia (Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de 
Madrid, Spain)
* Hideaki Takeda (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan)
* Yoshihiko Hayashi (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)

Support Committee:
* Niko Schenk (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
* Christian Chiarcos (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
* Ciro Baron (AKSW/KILT, Universität Leipzig, Germany)
* Kay Müller  (AKSW/KILT, Universität Leipzig, Germany)

Program Committee

* Agata Filipowska, Poznan University, Poland
* Bettina Klimek, Leipzig University AKSW, Germany
* Carmen Brando, Institut National de L'Infromation Géographique et 
Forestière, France
* Christina Unger, University Bielefeld, Germany
* Dimitris Kontokostas, Leipzig University AKSW, Germany
* Dongpo Deng, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
* Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Austrian Academy of Sciense, Austria
* Felix Sasaki, DFKI/W3C, Germany
* Francesca Frontini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
* Georgeta Bordea, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Haofen Wang, East China University of Science and Technology, China
* Mariano Rico, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
* Marieke Van Erp, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Marta Villegas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
* Masaharu Yoshioka, Hokkaido University, Japan
* Monica Monachini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
* Naoaki Okazaki, Tohoku University, Japan
* Paul Buitelaar, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Philipp Cimiano, University Bielefeld, Germany
* Ricardo Usbeck, Leipzig University AKSW, Germany
* Richard Eckart de Castilho, University of Darmstadt, Germany
* Sören Auer, University of Bonn, Germany
* Steven Moran, University Zürich, Switzerland
* Thierry Declerck, DFKI, Germany
* Ulli Waltinger, Siemens AG, Germany
* Víctor Rodriguez-Doncel, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
* Wim Peters, University of Sheffield, UK
* Yohei Murakami, Kyoto University, Japan

Received on Friday, 6 May 2016 08:45:21 UTC