Call for Submissions: AI Mashup Challenge @ ESWC 2012; Deadline March 31

Dear all,

the AI mashup challenge saw math mashups in 2009 and 2010 – and in 2012?



***** Call for Submissions and Papers *****

AI Mashup Challenge 2012

of the   
9th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)
May 27 - 31, 2012, Heraklion, Greece

Topics of interest

A mashup is a lightweight (web) application that offers new 
functionality by combining, aggregating and transforming resources and 
services available on the web.
The AI mashup challenge accepts and awards "intelligent" mashups that 
use AI technology, including but not restricted to
• machine learning and data mining
• machine vision
• natural language processing
• reasoning
• ontologies and the semantic web.
The emphasis is not on providing and consuming semantic markup, but 
rather on using intelligence to mashup these resources in a more 
powerful way.

Some examples:
• Information extraction or automatic text summarization to create a 
task-oriented overview mashup for mobile devices.
• Semantic Web technology and data sources adapting to user and 
task-specific configurations.
• Semantic background knowledge (such as ontologies, WordNet or Cyc) to 
improve search and content combination.
• Machine translation for mashups that cross language borders.
• Machine vision technology for novel ways of aggregating images, for 
instance mixing real and virtual environments.
• Intelligent agents taking over simple household planning tasks.
• Text-to-speech technology creating a voice mashup with intelligent and 
emotional intonation.
• The display of Pub Med articles on a map based on geographic entity 
detection referring to diseases or health centers.

You find more detail on the website of the 2011 challenge:


• € 1750 sponsored by Elsevier
• Speech outfit from Linguatec
• 10 O'Reilly e-books
• 10 books from Addison-Wesley

Submission and deadline

The challenge tries to mediate between a grassroot bar-camp style and 
standard conference organization. This means for submitters:
• You announce your mashup as soon as you are ready, simply sending an 
email to the organizers (address below).
• The deadline is March 31, 2012.
• At a subpage of the mashup website provided by the organizers, you 
explain your work and refer to its URL.
• Your mashup stays at your URL and under your control. You can go on 
improving it.
• At review time (March 31, 2012), reviewers need a 5 page paper (LNCS 
format) that explains the mashup.
• The reviewers select the most interesting mashups for presentation and 
vote during the conference.
• Vote is public for all conference participants, but the reviewer quota 
makes up 40%.
• Be prepared to a give a brief talk and a demo during the conference.
• Awards will be handed over during the conference, and everybody will 
congratulate the winners!


• Brigitte Endres-Niggemeyer, Hannover, Germany
• Krzysztof Janowicz, Santa Barbara, USA

Program Committee

• Luis M. Vilches Blázquez, Madrid, Spain
• Christoph Lange, University of Bremen & Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
• Emilian Pascalau, University of Potsdam, Germany
• Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, AT&T Labs, Florham Park NJ, USA
• Jevon Wright, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ
• Aidan Hogan, DERI Galway, Ireland
• Alexandre Passant, DERI Galway, Ireland
• Emanuele Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
• Tomi Kauppinen,  Muenster, Germany
• Thorsten Liebig, Univ. of Ulm & derivo GmbH, Germany

Main Contact

Brigitte Endres-Niggemeyer
Heidegrün 36
30179 Hannover
0511 8441690 (Festnetz)
015154726114 (mobil)
Skype: brigitte30179

Christoph Lange, Jacobs University Bremen, Skype duke4701

My up-to-date presentations:

Received on Monday, 28 November 2011 08:45:43 UTC