CfP: SePublica @ ESWC Workshop May 27/28 in Crete: Future of Scholarly Communication and Scientific Publishing

SePublica2012 an ESWC2012 Workshop.  May 27-31, Heraklion, Greece.

At Sepublica we want to explore the future of scholarly communication 
and scientific publishing. As we are going through a transition between 
print media and Web media, Sepublica aims to provide researchers with a 
venue in which this future can be shaped. Consider research 
publications: Data sets and code are essential elements of data 
intensive research, but these are absent when the research is recorded 
and preserved by way of a scholarly journal article. Or consider news 
reports: Governments increasingly make public sector information 
available on the Web, and reporters use it, but news reports very rarely 
contain fine-grained links to such data sources.  At Sepublica we will 
discuss and present new ways of publishing, sharing, linking, and 
analyzing such scientific resources as well as reasoning over the data 
to discover new links  and scientific insights.

Workshop Format

We are planning to have a full day workshop with two main sessions. 
During the first part of the workshop accepted papers will be presented; 
the second part of the workshop will address by means of focus groups 
two main questions, namely “what do we want the future of scholarly 
communication to be?”  and “how could data be preserved and delivered in 
an interactive manner over scholarly communications?”. These focus 
groups will be followed by a panel discussion. As an outcome of these 
activities we will have a communique that will be the editorial for the 
workshop proceedings,


* workshop papers submission deadline: Feb 29

* workshop papers acceptance notification: April 1

* workshop papers camera ready: April 15


Research papers are limited to 12 pages and position papers to 5 pages. 
For system/demo descriptions, a paper of minimum 2 pages, maximum 5 
pages should be submitted. Late-breaking news should be one page 
maximum. All papers and system descriptions should be formatted 
according to the LNCS format.  For submissions that are not in the LNCS 
PDF format, 400 words count as one page. Submissions that exceed the 
page limit will be rejected without review.

Depending on the number and quality of submissions, authors might be 
invited to present their papers during a poster session.
The author list does not need to be anonymized, as we do not have a 
double-blind review process in place.

Submissions will be peer reviewed by three independent reviewers; 
late-breaking news get a light review w.r.t. their relevance by two 
reviewers. Accepted papers have to be presented at the workshop 
(requires registering for the ESWC conference and the workshop).

Issues to be addressed

          Formal representations of scientific data; ontologies for 
scientific information
          What ontologies do we need for representing structural 
elements in a document?
          How can we capture the semantics of rhetorical structures in 
scholarly communication, and of  hypotheses and scientific evidence?
          Integration of quantitative and qualitative scientific information
          How could RDF(a) and ontologies be used to represent the 
knowledge encoded in scientific documents and in general-interest media 
          Connecting scientific publications with underlying research 
data sets

      Technological Foundations:
          Ontology-based visualization of scientific data

          Provenance, quality, privacy and trust of scientific information
          Linked Data for dissemination and archiving of research 
results, for collaboration and research networks, and for research 

          How could we realize a paper with an API?  How could we have a 
paper as a database, as a knowledge base?
          How is the paper an interface, gateway, to the web of data? 
How could such and interface be delivered in a contextual manner?

Applications and Use Cases:

      Case studies on linked science, i.e., astronomy, biology, 
environmental and socio-economic impacts of global warming, statistics, 
environmental monitoring, cultural heritage, etc.
      Barriers to the acceptance of linked science solutions and 
strategies to address these
      Legal, ethical and economic aspects of Linked Data in science

Received on Monday, 30 January 2012 15:21:34 UTC