[DL] Data Integration Through Semantic Technology

François Scharffe francois.scharffe at sti2.at
Thu Jun 26 17:35:01 CEST 2008


*DIST 2008*


Submission deadline: 15 September 2008
Workshop: 8-11 December 2008 (co-located the with 3rd Asian Semantic Web
Conference 2008)

DIST workshop focuses on the use of semantic technologies for
heterogeneous data integration. The workshop will particularly focus on
ontology mediation techniques and ontology based data integration. As
the Web of data is now becoming a reality with the publication of large
amount of structured knowledge as linked data, techniques are needed to
properly integrate these data together in a consistent and efficient
manner. We will study in this workshop the latest advances on the set of
techniques relevant to integrate ontologies together, link existing
datasets to ontologies, and properly merge and fusion these datasets.
The workshop will be organized around presentations of original works,
followed by discussions where emergent topics will be drawn.

*Workshop description*

While the semantic Web has been a vision for more than ten years, it is
now becoming a reality with the publication of considerable amounts of
interlinked data. This effort, mainly driven by the Open Linked Data
project enables the development of a multitude of new applications. It
also brings semantic technology researchers to experiment the techniques
they have studied in the recent years on real cases. It finally brings
new issue to the research front. Data integration using ontology
supposes to:

    1. Being able to relate data-sources to ontologies
    2. Being able to interchange data between heterogeneous ontologies
    3. Being able to fusion data properly

The successful realization of these three points will enable a web of
data as foreseen in visionary papers from the beginning of the
millennium. We will in this workshop study these topics and discuss
possible other issues needed to be overcome.

*Topics of interest*

     * Ontology matching
     * Database to ontology mapping (mapping languages, algorithms and
     * Data fusion
     * Mediators (instance transformation, query rewriting, ontology
     * Mediation frameworks (interoperability between graphical
interfaces, matching systems and mediators)
     * Ontology alignment representation and tools (languages, graphical
tools, correspondence patterns)
     * Applications of ontology mediation techniques: biomedical domain,
multimedia ontologies, industrial applications.

*Intended Audience*

This workshop is relevant for academics and industrial interested in
state of the art data integration. Academics will be interested to
either contribute with achievement or discuss emerging topics on
semantic data integration. Industrials will bring their experience and
problems in practical usage of data mediation.
Workshop format

The workshop will be lasting a full day. First half day scientific
presentations will be held. A keynote speech at the beginning will
present new trends in data integration and semantic technologies,
followed by short presentations exposing the participants topics of
interest. The second half of the day will be a discussion based on the
workshop topics and the interests raised in the morning session. Post
workshop proceedings will be published on-line.
Submission guidelines

Paper submission and reviewing will be electronic via the conference
submissions site. Papers should not exceed 15 pages in length and must
be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors.
Related events

     * Ontology Matching Workshop at ISWC 2006, 2007 and 2008:
     * http://www.ontologymatching.org Ontology alignment evaluation
initiative (OAEI):
     * http://www.oaei.ontologymatching.org Linked data on the web
workshop at WWW 2008:
     * http://events.linkeddata.org/ldow2008/ Semantic data and service
integration workshop at VLDB 2007:

*Organizing Committee*

Ryutaro Ichise

François Scharffe (contact:francois'dot'scharffe'at'sti2'dot'at)

*Program Committee*

Chris Bizer
Jerome Euzenat
Peter Haase
Wei Hu
Kingsley Idehen
Antoine Isaac
Adrian Mocan
Axel Polleres
Yves Raimond
Pavel Shvaiko
Kangping Wang
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