[DL] Third Call for Papers: Data Engineering Meets the Semantic Web (DESWEB2012)

Josiane Xavier Parreira josiane.parreira at deri.org
Wed Oct 26 15:25:48 CEST 2011

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                              CALL FOR PAPERS
                                DESWEB 2012
   3rd International Workshop on Data Engineering Meets the Semantic Web
                       In Conjunction with ICDE 2012
                      April 1st, 2012, Washington, DC

The World Wide Web has radically changed the way we share knowledge by
lowering the barrier to publishing and accessing documents as part of a global
information space. Despite their inarguable benefits, until recently the same
principles that enabled the Web of documents have not been applied to data.
While documents would be linked to others, the relation among data residing in
the documents remained unclear.

However, in recent years the Web has evolved from a information space of
linked documents to one where the data is linked, creating the "Web of Data" -
a concept that materializes the Semantic Web vision of having machine-readable
information to aid the understanding of the semantics, or meaning, of
information on the World Wide Web. The Semantic Web provides the tools to
accomplish the Web of Data, but the successful exploitation of this available
information largely depends on the ability to efficiently and effectively
manage and process the data. In this context, new challenges emerge for
semantic-aware data management systems.

The contribution of the data management community in the Semantic Web effort
is fundamental. The Resource Description Framework (RDF) has already been
adopted as the representation model and exchange format for the semantics of
the data on the Web. Although, until recently, RDF had not received
considerable attention, the recent publication in RDF format of large
ontologies with millions of entities from sites like Yahoo! and Wikipedia, the
huge amounts of microformats in RDF from life science organizations, and the
gigantic RDF bibliographic annotations from publishers, have made clear the
need for advanced management techniques for RDF data.

On the other hand, traditional data management techniques have a lot to gain
by incorporating semantic information into their frameworks. Existing data
integration, exchange and query solutions are typically based on the actual
data values stored in the repositories, and not on the semantics of these
values. Incorporation of semantics in the data management process improves
query accuracy, and permit more efficient and effective sharing and
distribution services. Integration of new content, on-the-fly generation of
mappings, queries on loosely structured data, keyword searching on structured
data repositories, and entity identification, are some of the areas that can
benefit from the presence of semantic knowledge alongside the data.

*** Topics of Interest ***

The goal of DESWeb is to bring together researchers and practitioners from 
both fields of Data Management and Semantic Web. It aims at investigating 
the new challenges that Semantic Web technologies have introduced and new 
ways through which these technologies can improve existing data management 
solutions. Furthermore, it intends to study what data management systems 
and technologies can offer in order to improve the scalability and performance 
of Semantic Web applications.

DESWEB welcomes papers on topics related, but not limited, to: 

Semantics in Data Management 
  * Evolution, integration, mapping, merging and alignment of ontologies and 
  * Semantics-aware schema matching and mapping design
  * Semantics and data quality
  * Semantic data exchange and integration
  * Semantic annotation, lineage and provenance of data
  * Semantics in business processes and intelligence
  * Semantic-based service discovery and composition
  * Interoperability via Semantic Web services

Management of Semantic Web Data 
  * Languages, tools, and methodologies for representing and managing 
    Semantic Web data
  * Data models and query languages for the Semantic Web
  * Query processing and optimization
  * Indexing and access methods
  * RDF storage and compression
  * Update management and maintenance of RDF data
  * Query answering techniques on RDF databases
  * Benchmarking RDF Systems and applications

Semantic Search and Linked Data
  * Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
  * Searching for and ranking ontologies
  * Social Networking and the Semantic Web
  * Semantic-aware search engines
  * Semantic-based keyword searching in databases
  * Publishing relational data on the Semantic Web
  * Entity identification on the Semantic Web

*** Submission Instructions ***

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are
not being considered for publication in any other forum. Papers should be 6
pages long, formatted according to the ICDE formatting guidelines, and
submitted electronically as PDF files through the following web site:

All accepted papers will be included in the ICDE proceedings and will also
become publicly available through the IEEE Xplore.

*** Important Dates ***

Submission deadline: November 1, 2011, 5pm Pacific
Notification to authors: December 1, 2011
Camera ready version deadline: December 15, 2011

*** Organization ***

General Chairs
  Denilson Barbosa, University of Alberta, Canada
  Rachel Pottinger, University of British Columbia, Canada

Publicity Chair
  Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland

Technical Program Committee
  Grigoris Antoniou, ICS FORTH, Greece
  Smriti Bhagat, University of British Columbia, Canada
  Vanessa Braganholo, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Ireland
  Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR CNR and Università della Calabria, Italy
  Roberto De Virgilio, University Roma Tre, Italy
  Renaud Delbru, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
  AnHai Doan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  Irini Fundulaki, ICS FORTH, Greece
  James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy
  Claudio Gutierrez, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  Michael Hausenblas, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
  Andreas Harth, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  Zachary Ives, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  Marcel Karnstedt, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
  Anastasios Kementsietsidis, IBM TJ Watson, USA
  Solmaz Kolahi, University of British Columbia, Canada
  Spyros Kotoulas, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  Ioana Manolescu, INRIA Saclay Île de France, France
  Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
  Carlos Eduardo Santos Pires, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
  Dimitris Plexousakis, ICS FORTH, Greece
  Axel Polleres, DERI/NUI Galway, Ireland
  Kai-Uwe Sattler, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
  Martin Theobald, Max Planck Institute, Germany
  Thanh Tran, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  Cong Yu, Google Research New York, USA

Steering Committee
  Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento, Italy

For issues related to the workshop, you can contact the workshop chairs using
the e-mail address desweb2012 at gmail.com
Dr. Josiane Xavier Parreira
Post-doctoral Researcher
Sensor Middleware Unit
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
Phone +353 91 495838
Skype josixp

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