[CfP]: 1st International Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science (SemSci) at @ISWC2017

SemSci 2017
1st International Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science
in conjunction with the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC
Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017

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

*************** Important Dates ***************

Paper submission deadline: July 21, 2017
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
for all scientific objects required for this new form of science and
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
    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
*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,
*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
(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
such as communicative online materials. Authors who are preparing such a
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
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

Received on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 04:36:10 UTC