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[CfP]: Deadline extension to 6th of August for Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science (SemSci) at @ISWC2017

From: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@fi.upm.es>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:02:20 -0700
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To: "semantic-web@w3.org Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
SemSci 2017
1st International Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science
in conjunction with the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC
2017)
Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017
http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/

Workshop website: https://w3id.org/semsci/

*************** Important Dates ***************
Abstract submission deadline: August 3, 2017 (FINAL EXTENSION)
Paper submission deadline: August 6, 2017 (FINAL EXTENSION)
Acceptance Notification: August 24, 2017
Camera-ready versions: September 1, 2017

*************** Call for Papers ***************

In the past few years, a push for open reproducible research has led to a
proliferation of community efforts for publishing raw research objects like
datasets, software, methodologies, etc. These efforts underpin research
outcomes
much more explicitly accessible. However, the actual time and effort
required to
achieve this new form of scientific communication remains a key barrier to
reproducibility. Furthermore, scientific experiments are becoming
increasingly
complex, and ensuring that research outcomes become understandable,
interpretable, reusable and reproducible is still a challenge.

The goal of this workshop is to incentivise practical solutions and
fundamental
thinking to bridge the gap between existing scientific communication
methods and
the vision of an reproducible and accountable open science. Semantic Web
technologies provide a promising means for achieving this goal, enabling
more
transparent and well-defined descriptions for all scientific objects
required
for this new form of science and communication. We are particularly
interested
in four kinds of contributions:

1) Novel approaches that analyze how publications link to their described
   methods and research outputs
2) Novel approaches that use the research outputs of a scientific
publication to
   facilitate its understanding and reuse (e.g., generating explanations of
   results, interactive visualizations, linking to datasets and methods,
etc.)
3) Novel approaches that help comparing and relating software, datasets and
   methods used in different publications
4) Novel approaches to apply Semantic Web and Linked Data techniques to
   scientific workflows.

*************** Research Topics ***************

Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:

* Tools, methods and use cases for helping linking existing papers to their
  research products: data, software, methods and execution traces.
* New methods for helping linking scientific papers to other papers (e.g.,
  papers that use similar approaches, similar methods, common software,
common
  data, etc.)
* New methods for helping visualizing and presenting scientific information
to
  scientists (e.g., provenance-based visualizations, summaries, presenting
  results at different levels of granularity, etc.)
* New approaches for retrieving the method steps expressed in a paper.
* New methods for generating automated explanations of scientific results.
* New approaches for comparing methods, protocols and methodologies
expressed in
  papers.
* New methods to highlight the differences between execution runs of a
  scientific experiment (based on their configuration, performance, results,
  etc.)
* Tools and methods for discovering data and software used in similar
  publications or to address similar problems.
* Vocabularies and ontologies that help relate and describe software, data,
  methods and provenance used in a scientific publication.
* Vocabularies and ontologies that help capturing and presenting experiment
  information to scientists.
* Automatic annotation of scientific research
* Provenance, quality, privacy and trust of scientific information
* Novel visualizations of scientific data
* Novel approaches to apply Linked Data and Semantic Web techniques to
  scientific workflows

*************** Submission Guidelines ********************

Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via
EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semsci2017). The papers
should be written in English, following the Springer LNCS format, and be
submitted in PDF on or before July 21, 2017. However, SemSci2017 explicitly
welcomes alternative and enhanced submission formats, such as communicative
online materials. Authors who are preparing such a submission should
contact the
workshop organizers in advance to make sure we can accommodate for them in
the
submission and review process. All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.

The following types of contributions are welcome.

* Full research papers (8 pages)
* Position papers (4-6 pages)
* Short research papers (4-6 pages)
* System/tool papers (4-6 pages)
* Posters (2 pages)

Papers presenting a tool will be reviewed based on potential impact of the
tool
for Open Semantic Science, usability, and documentation. Accepted papers
will be
published at the CEUR workshop series.

*************** Workshop Chairs ***************

Daniel Garijo, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern
California
Tobias Kuhn, VU University Amsterdam
Jun Zhao, Oxford University
Willem Robert van Hage, Netherlands eScience center
Tomi Kauppinen, Aalto University School of Science in Finland
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