[DL] SEMANTiCS 2016, Leipzig, Sep 12-15, Call for Industry & Transfer Tutorials and Workshops

Sebastian Hellmann pr-aksw at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Wed Feb 24 14:23:11 CET 2016


Call for Industry & Transfer Tutorials and 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
* Submission open on first-come, first-served basis until all slots are 
filled
* SEMANTiCS 2016 Workshop Day: September 12, 2016
* SEMANTiCS 2016 Tutorial Day: September 15, 2016


Submissions via email: semantics2016workshopchairs at gmail.com
See also the Call for Scientific Workshops: http://semantics.cc/open-calls

#SEMANTiCS Industry & Transfer Tutorials and Workshops
SEMANTiCS 2016 is a major venue for industrial innovation and features 
an industry & transfer tutorial and workshop program addressing the 
diverse practical interests of its audience. This program is intended to 
offer a rich diversity of high quality information valuable to 
conference attendees and local participants seeking to pick up new 
skills and stay up-to-date regarding the latest developments in the 
community. We encourage submissions of proposals on all topics in the 
general areas of SEMANTiCS 2016 and proposals bridging or introducing 
new perspectives in these areas. Tutorials and workshops may incorporate 
panel discussions, lightning talks, meetings, networking or hands-on 
sessions, hackathons, and other practical formats where applicable. 
Rooms for business or project meetings are available upon request as well.

#SEMANTiCS 2016 Tutorials and Workshop Scope & Goals
Satellite events at SEMANTiCS 2016 allow your organisation or project to 
push your topics and gain increased visibility.  The workshop and 
tutorials will be announced on the SEMANTiCS and DBpedia website 
(tutorials only) and will be seen by all participants. SEMANTiCS 2016  
industry & transfer tutorials and workshops are incubators for 
industrial and scientific communities that form and share a particular 
research and development agenda. They provide a forum for presenting 
widely recognized contributions and findings to a diverse and 
knowledgeable community. Furthermore, the event can be used as a 
dissemination activity in the scope of large research projects or as a 
closed format for research/commercial project consortia meetings.

#Setup and requirements of SEMANTiCS Workshops and Tutorials
SEMANTiCS 2016 workshops and tutorials may be either half or full day 
long. Workshops will be held on the day before the main SEMANTiCS 2016 
conference (September 12, 2016), Tutorials will be held after the 
conference (September 15, 2016) in parallel to the DBpedia Day.
Participation in SEMANTiCS 2016 workshops and tutorials is typically 
free. Full service will be provided (Coffee, Lunch, Room, etc.). In 
order to cover cost, organiser can choose to pay a cover charge per 
participant or buy one of the sponsorship packages that include a 
workshop slot (http://semantics.cc/sponsorship-packages). In exceptional 
cases, we can also levy a ticket fee from participants.


#Tutorial and Workshop Proposal Submissions
Tutorials and workshop proposals must include the following information:
* full contact information of all organizers of the event and main 
contact person
* proposed duration of the event (i.e., half or full day), different 
sessions if applicable, together with justification that a high-quality 
presentation will be achieved within the chosen time period
* outline of the themes and goals of the event, including a brief 
abstract (less than 200 words) intended for the SEMANTiCS 2016 website
* a statement addressing why the event is important, why the event is 
timely, how it is relevant to SEMANTiCS 2016, and why the presenters are 
qualified for a high-quality introduction of the topic
* a description of the intended audience and the expected learning outcomes
* desired prerequisite knowledge of the audience
* desired minimum and maximum number of event participants, expected 
number of participants, and (in case of previously held tutoreventials) 
number of registered attendees and web site for previous editions of the 
event
* any equipment, room capacity, or other logistic constraints
* a brief description of each organizer's background, including relevant 
past experience in organizing events

Tutorial and workshop proposals must be submitted electronically via 
semantics2016workshopchairs at gmail.com
Submission open on first-come, first-served basis until all slots are 
filled

#Review and Evaluation Criteria
Tutorial and 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 event
* The organizers' experience and ability to lead a successful event
* Timeliness and expected interest in the event 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.
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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