[DL] SEMANTiCS 2016, Leipzig, Sep 12-15, Call for Scientific Workshops

Sebastian Hellmann pr-aksw at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Wed Feb 24 14:02:24 CET 2016


Call for Scientific Workshops
SEMANTiCS 2016 - The Linked Data Conference
Transfer // Engineering // Community


12th International Conference on Semantic Systems
Leipzig, Germany
September 12 - 15, 2016
http://www.semantics.cc

Important Dates (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: April 3, 2016
* Workshop Proposal Notification of Acceptance: April 10, 2016
* Workshop Website/Call for Papers Online: April 15, 2016
* Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: June 9, 2016
* Workshop Paper Camera-Ready Deadline: July 26, 2016
* SEMANTiCS 2016 Workshop Day: September 12, 2016


Submissions via Easychair: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2016research
See also the Call for Industry & Transfer Tutorials and Workshops: 
http://semantics.cc/open-calls

#SEMANTiCS 2016 Scientific Workshops Scope & Goals
SEMANTiCS 2016 scientific workshops provide a forum for groups of 
researchers and practitioners to discuss topics in semantic web research 
and industrial applications. They provide opportunities for researchers 
and practitioners to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering 
ideas before these ideas have matured to warrant conference or journal 
publication. SEMANTiCS 2016 scientific workshops also serve as 
incubators for scientific communities that form and share a particular 
research agenda.
The workshops may be either half or full day long and will be held on 
the day before the main SEMANTiCS 2016 conference (September 12th, 
2016). Participation in SEMANTiCS 2016 scientific workshops is typically 
free. The workshops can produce workshop proceedings to be published in 
CEUR Workshop Proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org/). The best accepted 
workshop papers will be considered for publication in the SEMANTiCS 2016 
conference proceedings, furthermore, a selection of workshop papers will 
be invited to present a poster at the SEMANTiCS 2016 conference.

#Scientific Workshop Proposal Submissions
Submissions via Easychair: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2016research

Workshop proposals must include the following information (please be 
brief and concise, max. 5 pages):
* full contact information of all organizers of the workshop and main 
contact person
* desired length of the workshop (i.e., half or full day)
* outline of the themes and goals of the workshop, including a brief 
abstract (less than 200 words) intended for the SEMANTiCS 2016 website
* concise motivation of the workshop's relevance to the field of 
semantic web
* participant solicitation and selection process
* desired minimum and maximum number of workshop participants, expected 
number of participants, and (in case of previously held workshops) 
number of registered attendees and web site for previous editions of the 
workshop
* structure of the workshop and plans for generating and stimulating 
discussion
* any equipment, room capacity, or other logistic constraints
* a brief description of each organizer's background, including relevant 
past experience in organizing conferences and workshops
* if applicable, a draft version of the call for papers

#Review and Evaluation Criteria
Scientific workshop proposals will be reviewed by the SEMANTiCS 2016 
Workshop Chairs, as well as by the SEMANTiCS 2016 organizing committee, 
according to the following criteria:
* The potential to advance the state of semantic web research and practice
* The organizers' commitment to stimulate discussion at the workshop
* The organizers' experience and ability to lead a successful workshop 
timeliness and expected interest in the workshop topics
* The balance and synergy between all SEMANTiCS 2016 events

The following ‘horizontals’ (topics) and ‘verticals’ (industries) are of 
interest:

Horizontals
* Enterprise Linked Data & Data Integration
* Corporate Knowledge Graphs
* Semantics on the Web & schema.org
* Business Models, Governance & Data Strategies
* Knowledge Discovery & Intelligent Search
* Smart Connectivity & Interlinking
* Data Quality Management
* Big Data & Text Analytics
* Data Portals & Knowledge Visualization
* Semantic Information Management
* Document Management & Content Management
* Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
* Language Technologies
* Data Science (Data Mining, Machine Learning, Network Analytics)
* Economics of data, data services and data ecosystems
* Community, Social & Societal Aspects

Verticals
* Industry & Engineering
* Life Sciences & Health Care
* Public Administration
* Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM)
* Education & eLearning
* Media & Data Journalism
* Publishing, Marketing & Advertising
* Tourism & Recreation
* Financial & Insurance Industry
* Telecommunication & Mobile Services
* Energy, Smart Homes & Smart Grids
* Transport, Environment & Geospatial
* Agriculture & Farming

In case you have additional questions concerning the submission process, 
please do not hesitate to contact us at 
semantics2016workshopchairs at gmail.com

We are looking forward to your contribution!
Workshop & Tutorial Chair: Thomas Moser (St. Pölten University of 
Applied Sciences)
Deputy Workshop & Tutorial Chair: Kay Müller (AKSW/KILT, Leipzig University)

#About SEMANTiCS
The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for researchers and 
professionals who push the boundaries of semantic computing and who 
understand its benefits and encounter its limitations. Every year, 
SEMANTiCS attracts professionals and researchers alike ranging from 
NPOs, through public administrations to the largest companies in the 
world. SEMANTiCS workshop attendees learn from industry experts and top 
researchers about emerging trends and hot topics in the fields of 
semantic software, enterprise data, linked data & open data strategies, 
methodologies in knowledge modelling and text & data analytics. Since 
the SEMANTiCS community is highly diverse, both workshops participants 
and organisers will benefit from the experience.

The success of last year’s conference in Vienna with more than 280 
attendees from 22 countries proves that SEMANTiCS 2016 will continue a 
long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world. 
There will be presentations on industry implementations, use case 
prototypes, best practices, panels, papers and posters to discuss 
semantic systems in birds-of-a-feather sessions as well as informal 
settings. SEMANTiCS addresses problems common among information 
managers, software engineers, IT-architects and various specialist 
departments working to develop, implement and/or evaluate semantic 
software systems.
The SEMANTiCS program is a rich mix of technical talks, panel 
discussions of important topics and presentations by people who make 
things work - just like you. In addition, attendees can network with 
experts in a variety of fields. These relationships provide great value 
to organisations as they encounter subtle technical issues in any stage 
of implementation. The expertise gained by SEMANTiCS attendees has a 
long-term impact on their careers and organisations. These factors make 
SEMANTiCS the major industry related event across Europe for our community.


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