[DL] I-Semantics 2011 Call for papers

Chiara Ghidini ghidini at fbk.eu
Tue Feb 15 11:28:30 CET 2011

Sincere apologies for multiple postings.
Call for Papers
I-Semantics 2011:
7th International Conference on Semantic Systems

Graz, Austria, 7 - 9 September 2011


Call for Papers
6th AIS SigPrag International Conference Track on Pragmatic Web
(ICPW 2011)


Call for Submissions
4th Triplification Challenge

Latest News:

I-SEMANTICS proceedings published by ACM ICPS

Important Dates
•	Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011
•	Notification of Acceptance: Mai 30, 2011
•	Camera-Ready Paper: June 30, 2011
•	I-SEMANTICS 2011: September 7-9, 2011

I-SEMANTICS 2011 (www.i-semantics.at) is the 7th conference in the I- 
SEMANTICS series and provides a forum for academic and industrial  
research & development that focuses on semantic technologies and the  
Semantic Web. I-SEMANTICS 2011 will bring together both researchers  
and practitioners in the areas of Linked Data, Social Software and the  
Semantic Web in order to present and develop innovative ideas that  
help realising the “Social Semantic Web” and the “Corporate Semantic  

I-SEMANTICS 2011 will be the host of the 6th AIS SigPrag International  
Conference on Pragmatic Web as well as the 4th edition of the  
TRIPLIFICATION Challenge. Further on I-SEMANTICS will be complemented  
by I-KNOW (www.i-know.at), the 11th International Conference on  
Knowledge Management. This setup is aiming to reflect the increasing  
importance and convergence of knowledge management and semantic systems.

As a conference aiming to bring together science and industry, I- 
SEMANTICS encourages scientific research and application oriented  
contributions in the field of Semantic Technologies and Linked Data.
The topics of interest for this year’s conference include but are not  
limited to:

Linked Data and Web of Data
•	Triplification of existing data
•	Vocabularies, taxonomies and schemas for use on the Web of Data
•	Querying, searching and browsing over the Web of Data
•	User interaction and visualisation of Semantic Web Data
•	Applications utilizing large open data sets
•	Linked Enterprise Data, Linked Government Data
•	Languages, tools and methodologies for representing, managing and  
reasoning on the Web of Data
•	Semantic Sensor Web

Quality of Semantic Data on the Web
•	Provenance Information for Linked Data
•	Large-Scale Ontology inspection and  repair
•	Co-reference detection and dataset reconciliation
•	Maintenance of Linked Data Models
•	Quality criteria for socially generated semantic content
•	Trust, privacy and security in Semantic Web applications

Corporate Semantic Web
•	Corporate thesauri, corporate business vocabularies / ontologies and  
business rules
•	Semantic Business Information Systems
•	Semantic Business Process Management
•	Semantic Decision Management
•	Semantics, Pragmatics and Semiotics in Organizations
•	Economic and entrepreneurial aspects and business models of Semantic  

Social Web of Semantic Data
•	Semantic blogging, wikis and content management systems
•	Semantic Desktop & Semantic mashups
•	Semantic/structured tagging
•	Social semantic web and mobile services

Semantic Content Engineering
•	(Collaborative) Ontology Engineering
•	Ontology modularity, alignment and merging
•	Ontology Design Patterns
•	Ontology Life Cycle Management
•	Ontology Learning and knowledge acquisition (including Linguistic  
and statistic for structuring and extracting content and entities)
•	Automated annotation, extreme tagging and digital curation approaches

Semantic Web Applications and Application Building Blocks
•	Scalable inference, retrieval, and persistence of semantic data
•	Design processes from requirements to maintenance
•	Design patterns, Best practices and Reference Models
•	User-interface components, template languages
•	Integration of distributed repositories
•	Policy Awareness & Policy Aware Web
•	Semantic web services
•	Applications of semantic web technologies

Studies, Metrics & Benchmarks
•	Case studies of and benchmarks in semantic systems usage
•	Evaluation perspectives, methods and Semantic Web research  
•	Technology assessment, acceptance/media choice theories
•	Usability and user interaction with semantic technologies
•	Economic effects generated by large scale semantic systems
•	Applications with clear lessons learned or evaluations

Pragmatic Web Track
The track on PRAGMATIC WEB is centered around the study of  
“pragmatics” in the Semantic Web. That is, it draws attention to how  
communicative actions with a pragmatic context are performed via Web  
media and illuminates how mutual understanding and commitments to  
actions can evolve in conversations. For further information about the  
Pragmatic Web see http://www.pragmaticweb.info/

Topics of Interest
•	Pragmatic Web Science
•	Theories, Frameworks, Models and Methods …inspired by Pragmatics and  
Pragmatism, or less formally, case study reflections on “pragmatic”  
uses of the Web that supported the negotiation of social/work  
relationships and common ground
•	Applied pragmatic theory
•	Communication, dialogue and argumentation models
•	Pragmatic Web media for communicative actions
•	Pragmatic collaboration and coordination tools
•	Pragmatic context models (e.g. within conversation-based  
•	Pragmatic design principles for Web contents where trust and  
commitment to action play a role
•	Vocabularies / ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech  
acts, deontic primitives)
•	Linguistic metaphor: its value for framing the Syntactic, Semantic  
and Pragmatic Web
•	Pragmatic model of scientific inquiry in Semantic Web research
•	Negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and coordination  
combining existing ontologies and schemata, collaborative ontology  
sharing and matching techniques
•	Integrative frameworks: approaches to integrating insights from  
component disciplines (e.g. language-action perspectives, cognition,  
linguistics, semiotics, knowledge representation, philosophy,  
interaction design, negotiation, media studies)
•	Pragmatic reasoning supporting adaptive semantic collaboration and  
virtual collaborative teams
•	Sense making, analysis and decision-making in a cooperative or non- 
cooperative pragmatic model
•	Argumentation, dialogue and debate
•	Personalized / role-based Pragmatic Web Agents and intelligent  
conversation or action based web services
•	Pragmatic Web based human-human and human-computer interaction
•	Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems
•	Semiotic engineering and Semiotics in business computing
•	Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and techniques, and their  
practical applications

Triplification Challenge

The challenge is open to anyone interested in applying Semantic Web  
and Linked Data technologies. This includes students, developers,  
researchers, and people from industry. Individual or group submissions  
are both acceptable. We envision submissions that fall into one or  
more of the following topics:

•	Novel data sets that are published as part of the Web of Data,  
according to Linked Data principles, and demonstrating potential  
benefit of use within applications;
•	Novel generic mechanisms, approaches, and technologies that convert  
certain types and formats of information into triples, interlink them  
to other data sets, and expose them as Linked Data;
•	Applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users  
such as for information syndication, specialized search, browsing, or  
augmentation of content.
A prize money will be given to the  most promising applications, newly  
published datasets and methodological approaches built upon Linked  
Data. Participants can choose between an Open Track and a special Open  
Government Data Track.

Evaluation Criteria
Entries shall consist of a 2-3 page description and will be assessed  
according to the extent to which they:
•	demonstrate innovation through the expression of existing data  
structures as Linked Data;
•	 reasonably reuse existing vocabularies and alignment ontologies  
(e.g., the datasets from the Linking Open Data cloud);
•	automatically discover and use new, linked data and do not restrict  
themselves to a predefined set of data sources;
•	bring real benefits to potential users through the consumption of  
Linked Data sources in real-world applications.
All three criteria will be given equal importance in selecting the  
winning entry. In the event of a tie, the entry deemed to bring  
greatest benefits to potential users will be awarded the prize.

Please find further information at	

Submission Information

All accepted papers of I-SEMANTICS 2011 will be published in the  
digital library of the ACM ICP series.

Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for  
publication elsewhere. Articles should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines  
for formatting (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates 
) and must be submitted via the online submission system available at  
the conference website as PDF documents (other formats will not be  
accepted). For the camera-ready version, we will also need the source  
files (Latex, Word Perfect, Word).

ISBN Number
The publication will be available under the following ISBN number:

Research/Application Papers
Research/Application papers report on novel research and/or  
applications relevant to the topics of the conference. The number of  
pages of research papers is limited to 8 pages including references  
and an optional appendix.
Posters, Demos & Tutorials
The conference also particularly welcomes the submission of posters,  
demos, and tutorials. Submissions should consist of a 2-4 page  
description that allows us to judge the quality of your presentation.  
Descriptions will also be published as part of the proceedings.

Important Dates
•	Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2011
•	Notification of Acceptance: Mai 30, 2011
•	Camera-Ready Paper: June 30, 2011
•	I-SEMANTICS 2011: September 7-9, 2011

Committee (in alphabetical order)

Program Chairs
* Chiara Ghidini (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)
* Stefanie Lindstaedt (Know Center Graz)
* Axel Ngonga (University of Leipzig)

Track Chairs
* Bernhard Schandl (University of Vienna) – Triplification Challenge
* Hans Weigand (Tilburg University) – Pragmatic Web Track

Industry Chair
* Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company)

Conference Chair
* Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web Company)

Program Committee
Please go to: http://i-semantics.tugraz.at/scientific-track/program-committee/

Steering Committee
* Sören Auer (University of Leipzig)
* Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company)
* Michael Granitzer (Technical University of Graz / Know Center Graz)
* Adrian Paschke (Freie Universität Berlin)

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