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[InetBib] CfP - 8th International Conference on Semantic Systems -- I-SEMANTICS 2012 -- 5-7 September, Graz Austria

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Call for Papers

8th International Conference on Semantic Systems

Graz, Austria, 5 - 7 September 2012
http://www.i-semantics.at <http://www.i-semantics.at/>

Call for Submissions
5th Linked Data Cup

Latest News:
I-SEMANTICS proceedings published by ACM ICPS

Important Dates (Research & Application Papers & I-Challenge)
+       Submission Deadline : April 2, 2012
+       Notification of Acceptance: May 7, 2012
+       Camera-Ready Paper: June 4, 2012

Important Dates (Posters & Demo Papers & PhD Track)
+       Submission Deadline: May 21, 2012
+       Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2012

Hashtag for I-SEMANTICS 2012:  #isem2012 

I-SEMANTICS 2012 (www.i-semantics.at <http://www.i-semantics.at/>) is the8th 
International Conference within the I-SEMANTICS series. I-SEMANTICS 2012 brings 
together both researchers and practitioners in the areas of Semantic 
Technologies, Linked Data and the Semantic Web in order to showcase cutting 
edge research, demonstrators and applications for the Corporate and Social 
Semantic Web.
I-SEMANTICS 2012 is proud to announce the new format "I-CHALLENGE", whichbrings 
to you the 5th Linked Data Cup (formerly Triplification Challenge), the Best 
Paper Award and the Best Poster Award. 
As in the past years the I-SEMANTICS Conference will be complemented by I-KNOW 
(www.i-know.at <http://www.i-know.at/>), the 12th International Conference on 
Knowledge Management, 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, Semantic Web and Linked Data. The topics of 
interest for this year's conference include but are not limited to:

The Web of Data
+       (Large scale) triplification of existing (structured) data
+       Vocabularies, taxonomies and schemas for the Web of Data
+       Querying, searching and browsing over the Web of Data
+       Data integration and interlinking for the Web of Data
+       User interaction and innovative visualizations for the Web of Data
+       Languages, tools and methodologies for representing, managing and 

reasoning on the Web of Data
+       (Mashup) applications utilizing (large scale) Linked Data resources
+       Recommender systems making use of the Web of Data
+       Integrating microposts into the Web of Data
+       Linked Enterprise Data and (Open) Linked Government Data
+       Connecting the Web of Data with real world sensor data
+       Location-based services and mobile semantic applications

Quality of Semantic Data on the Web
+       Provenance information for the Web of Data
+       Large scale ontology inspection and repair
+       Co-reference detection and dataset reconciliation
+       Maintenance of Linked Data models
+       Trust, privacy and security in Semantic Web applications

Corporate Semantic Web
+       Corporate thesauri, business vocabularies, ontologies and rules
+       Semantic business, e-commerce and m-commerce systems
+       Semantic procurement for enterprises and governments
+       Semantics, pragmatics and semiotics in organizations
+       Enterprise trust and reputation management      

Semantic Content Engineering
+       Collaborative ontology engineering
+       Ontology modularity, alignment and merging
+       Ontology design patterns and life cycle management
+       Ontology learning and knowledge acquisition 
+       Quality criteria for collaboratively generated semantic content
+       Semantic annotation and tagging
+       Making sense of microposts
+       Semantic content management systems

Semantic Multimedia
+       Semantic-driven multimedia applications
+       Multimedia ontologies and infrastructures
+       Content-based semantic multimedia analysis and data mining
+       Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
+       Named entity recognition and disambiguation in multimedia documents
+       Human-computer interfaces for multimedia data access
+       Smart visualization and browsing of multimedia documents
+       User-generated semantic metadata for multimedia documents

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

(Linked) Data Ecosystems & Markets
+       Economic foundations of data assets, markets and data crowd sourcing
+       Business and governance models for data commerce
+       Production principles and measures of data creation, curation and 
+       Business models and economic impacts of Linked (Enterprise) Data 
and/orlarge scale semantic systems
+       Case studies for sector-specific (Linked) Data strategies

I-SEMANTICS Submission Information
All accepted full papers and short papers of I-SEMANTICS 2012 will be published 
in the digital library of the ACM ICP series. Please note: Poster and Demo 
papers are planned to be published at CEUR-WS. PhD papers will be published via 

Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication 
elsewhere. Papers 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 conferencewebsite 
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).
The publication will be available under the following ISBN: 978-1-4503-1112-0

Research/Application Papers
Research 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 for full papers and 4 pages for short papers including references and 
an optional appendix. 

Important Dates (Research & Application Papers)
+       Submission Deadline : April 2, 2012
+       Notification of Acceptance: May 7, 2012
+       Camera-Ready Paper: June 4, 2012

Posters, Demos & PhD Track
The conference also particularly welcomes the submission of posters, 
demonstrations, and PhD track submissions. The Posters, Demonstrations & PhD 
Track complements the Research Paper Track and offers an opportunity for 
presenting late-breaking research results, ongoing research projects, 
andspeculative or innovative work in progress.

The informal setting of the Posters & Demonstrations Track encourages 
presenters and participants to engage in discussions about the presented work. 
Such discussions can be invaluable inputs for the future work of the 
presenters, while offering participants an effective way to broaden their 
knowledge of the emerging research trends and to network with other 
researchers. Poster and demo submissions should consist of a 2-3 page 
description that allows us to judge the quality of your presentation. For 
publication at CEUR-WS, the accepted paper has to be extended to 5 pages.

The objective of the PhD Track is to provide doctoral students with a forum to 
present and discuss their research projects with experienced researchers 
("mentors") and fellow students. It addresses PhD students at an early stage of 
their doctoral studies, who want to receive feedback from internationally 
recognized researchers. Ideally, participants will have a well-defined problem 
statement and precise questions to discuss with theirmentor. Applicants should 
be PhD students (from any country), conductingongoing research in the areas of 
semantic technologies, Linked Data and the Semantic Web. 

PhD track submissions should consist of up to 1.500 words and contain 

+       Name, affiliation and contact details of the PhD student 
+       Name(s) of the supervisor(s)
+       Summary of the research project, including: 
+       Problem: research questions, motivation, state of the art and relevance 
  for the fields of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data and Semantic Web
+       Approach: (planned) approach and methodology
+       Current status / timeline: current status of the work and any results 
that have already been reached plus outlook to future work
+       A list of key questions that the PhD student wants to discuss during 
the event

Submissions will be reviewed by experienced researchers; each submission will 
receive detailed feedback. The program committee will select participants who 
will give a short presentation about their research project during the 
I-SEMANTICS PhD Track. Main focus of the event is on discussion, support and 
solving open questions.#

Important Dates (Posters & Demo Papers & PhD Track)
+       Submission Deadline: May 21, 2012
+       Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2012

For the first time in 2012 we will bring to you the I-CHALLENGE, consisting of 
the Best Research/Application Paper Award, the Best Poster Award, the Best PhD 
Paper Award and the Linked Data Cup. While the best paper will be selected by 
the program committee, the Best Poster will be voted by the conference audience 
via online voting. (Please expect more details for all the Best Paper Awards in 
the weeks to come.) Information on the Linked Data Cup can be found below:

Linked Data Cup 2012
The yearly organised Linked Data Cup (formerly Triplification Challenge) awards 
prizes to the most promising innovation involving linked data. Four different 
technological topics are addressed: triplification, interlinking, cleansing, 
and application mash-ups. The Linked Data Cup invites scientists and 
practitioners to submit novel and innovative (5 star) linked data sets and 
applications built on linked data technology.
Although more and more data is triplified and published as RDF and linkeddata, 
the question arises how to evaluate the usefulness of such approaches. The 
Linked Data Cup therefore requires all submissions to include a concrete use 
case and problem statement alongside a solution (triplified data set, 
interlinking/cleansing approach, linked data application) that showcases the 
usefulness of linked data. Submissions that can provide measurable benefits of 
employing linked data over traditional methods are preferred.
Note that the call is not limited to any domain or target group. We accept 
submissions ranging from value-added business intelligence use cases 
toscientific networks to the longest tail of information domains. The 
onlystrict requirement is that the employment of linked data is very well 
motivated and also justified (i.e. we rank approaches higher that provide 
solutions, which could not have been realised without linked data, even ifthey 
lack technical or scientific brilliance).

Evaluation Criteria
The submissions will be initially evaluated with a well-known five star ranking 
system. Furthermore, entries will be assessed according to the extent to which 
1.      motivate the relevancy of their use case for their respective domain;
2.      justify the adequacy of linked data technologies for their solution;
3.      demonstrate that all alternatives to linked data would have resulted in 
an inferior solution;
4.      provide an evaluation that can measure the benefits of linked data

Ideas for topics include (but are not limited to):
+       Improving traditional approaches with help of linked data
+       Linked data use in science and education
+       Linked data supported multimedia applications
+       Linked data in the open source context
+       Web annotation
+       Generic applications
+       Internationalization of linked data 
+       Visualization of linked data
+       Linked government data
+       Business models based on linked data
+       Recommender systems supported by linked data
+       Integrating microposts with linked data
+       Distributed social web based on linked data
+       Linked data sensor networks

Submission and Reviewing
Submissions to the Linked Data Cup will be reviewed by members of the Linked 
Data Cup Board and invited experts from the Linked Data community.
Submissions should consist of 4 pages and must be original and must not have 
been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should follow the ACM ICPS 
guidelines for formatting as accepted submissions will be published in the 
I-SEMANTICS 2012 proceedings in the digital library of the ACM ICP series. 
Please read the submission page for detailed information on how to submit.

Important Dates (Linked Data Cup)
+       Submission Deadline : April 2, 2012
+       Notification of Acceptance: May 7, 2012
+       Camera-Ready Paper: June 4, 2012


Scientific Chair
+       Harald Sack (Hasso-Plattner-Institute for IT Systems Engineering)

Program Chairs
+       H. Sofia Pinto (Technical University of Lisbon)
+       Valentina Presutti (Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology, 

Track Chairs
+       I-CHALLENGE: 
+       Sebastian Hellmann (University of Leipzig) 
+       Jörg Waitelonis (Hasso-Plattner-Institute for IT Systems Engineering)
+       PhD Track Chair: Katrin Weller (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf) 
+       Poster Chair: Steffen Lohmann (University of Stuttgart)

Industry Chair
+       Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company)

Conference Chair
+       Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web Company / University of Applied 
Sciences St. Pölten, Austria)

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

Dr. Katrin Weller
Institute for Language and Information
Department of Information Science
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Universitätsstr. 1, Building
D-40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 81 10803
E-Mail: weller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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