BeRSys'2014 - 2nd Call for Papers

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                           2nd Call for Papers
2nd International Workshop on Benchmarking RDF Systems (BeRSys 2014)
                         co-located with VLDB 2014

BeRSys 2014 is the second edition of the series of BeRSys workshops; it
provides a forum where topics related to the evaluation (included, but not
limited to, expressive power, usability and performance) of RDF data
management platforms can be discussed and

The objectives of this workshop are to:

- create a discussion forum where researchers and industrials can meet
  and discuss topics related to the performance of RDF systems
- expose and initiate discussions on best practices, different
  application needs and scenarios related to RDF data management

Topics Of Interest

We welcome contributions presenting experiences with benchmarking
RDF systems as well as technical contributions regarding the
development of benchmarks for different aspects of RDF data management
ranging from query processing and reasoning to data integration and
ETL techniques. We welcome contributions from a diverse set of domain
areas such as life science (bio-informatics, pharmaceutical domain),
social networks, cultural informatics, news, digital forensics among

More specifically, the topics of interest include but are not limited

- descriptions of RDF data management use cases and query workloads
- benchmarks for SPARQL query and reasoning workloads
- benchmarks for RDF data integration tasks including but not limited to
  ontology alignment, instance matching and ETL techniques
- benchmark metrics
- temporal and geospatial benchmarks
- evaluation of benchmark performance results on RDF engines
- benchmark principles
- query processing and optimisation algorithms for RDF systems

Important Dates

    * Submission Deadline: June 15, 2014
    * Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2014
    * Camera Ready Copy: August 1, 2014
    * Workshop Day: September 5, 2014

Paper Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers
that are not being considered for publication in any other
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as PDF files and
formatted using the VLDB style that can be found here: Papers cannot exceed
six pages in
length. Nevertheless, authors are allowed to include extra material
beyond the six pages as a clearly marked appendix, which reviewers are
not obliged to read but could read if they feel it is useful.

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings to be
distributed at the workshop, and will be available on the workshop's
Web site.

BerSys 2014 will use the EasyChair system for the paper review
process. Please follow the link to submit your

Organising Committee

    * Irini Fundulaki, FORTH (Greece)
    * Ioana Manolescu, INRIA (France)
    * Ioan Toma, STI2 (Austria)

Program Committee

* Grigoris Karvounarakis (LogicBlox)
* Hector Perez-Urbina (Clark & Parsia)
* Zoi Kaoudi (Athena Research Center)
* Francois Goasdoue (U. Rennes 1)
* Dumitru Roman (Sintef)
* Oscar Corcho (UPC)
* Andreas Schultz (FUB)
* Lefteris Sidirourgos (CWI)
* Orri Erling (OpenLink)
* Venelin Kotsev (OntoText)
* Melanie Herschel (U. Paris Sud 11 and INRIA)
* Kostis Kyzirakos (CWI)

Received on Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:46:28 UTC