[Elsnet-list] CFP: Workshop on Open Data in a Semantic Web Perspective

eric charton eric.charton at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 17:21:49 CET 2011


First Call for paper

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Workshop on Open Data in a Semantic Web Perspective
http://wodswp2012.wikimeta.org/

May 27th, 2012
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(co-located with Canadia AI 2012)
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Open Data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to
everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from
copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. Open Data recently,
gaining popularity with the rise of the W3C Semantic Web prospective
vision.

The LinkedData network, promoted by the W3C, is the most visible part of
what an open Web of data, as a complement of a Web of document could be.
Vast repositories of normalized data like those from DBPedia, PubMed,
GeneID, DrugBank, OECD or UNESCO are now stimulating an intensive new field
of research related to the possible uses of those data in IA and knowledge
management applications. Major companies involved in data exploration and
information retrieval invest in this new field and study new interfaces and
algorithms to bring the gap between data and users like Google and the
Public Data Explorer.

Governments are increasingly recognizing the benefits of making their data
open and reusable. The launch of open-data government initiatives such as
Data.gov in USA or various initiatives in Europe like the Open Data
Challenge, or data.gov.uk is a strong encouragement to the development of
the open data movement.

The wide availability of Public Sector Information can be a key driver to
develop content markets in North America, which can generate new businesses
and jobs and provide more information to consumers and citizens. In Canada,
the Open Data Pilot is part of the Government commitment to open
government, which is being pursued along three streams: open data, open
information and open dialogue, and aims to drive innovation and economic
opportunities for all Canadians.

We would like to invite researchers and actors of the open data movement to
present their work to the workshop. This workshop would like to bring
together data providers, initiative groups, technology providers, and
researchers to facilitate the dissemination of ideas, methods and promote
new research perspectives related to the Open Data and the Semantic Web
applications.

TOPICS

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1.Open Data sets and catalogs (including Semantic Web, LinkedData, public
data sets)
2.Open Data pilot initiatives (including governmental, non-profit, academic)
3.Relation between Open Data and Natural Language Processing
4.Architectures and systems using Open Data
5.Tools and resources related to Open Data
6.Open Data construction tools
7.Format of Open Data (including RDF, OWL)
8.Application of Open Data in maps, encyclopedic knowledge, genomics,
chemical compounds, mathematical and scientific formulae, medical data and
practice, bioscience and biodiversity.
9.Evaluation and metrics related to Open Data sets quality, processing and
software performances
10.Open Data and translation
11.Open Data visualization

Demos and papers related to working application or systems under
development will be encouraged. We hope to cover three main perspectives:
government and administrations (e.g., open ), industry (e.g., marketing,
software applications and services), and academic (e.g., theoretical
research related to Open Data production and uses).

SUBMISSION INFORMATIONS:

Two formats are proposed :

1.Full paper (up to 8 pages)
2.Demo paper (up to 4 pages)

Submission of commercial applications and research related papers are
strongly encouraged when they are strictly related to real open data (e.g.,
innovative commercial software tool using public data-sets)

Authors are invited to submit electronically on the website of the workshop
by February 22th, 2012, full papers in PDF, Postscript or MS-Word RTF. All
papers must be written in English.

For submission please use our easychair site.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper submission: February, 22, 2012
Notification of acceptance: March, 30, 2012
Camera ready: April, 27, 2012
Workshop: May 27, 2012

PROGRAM COMMITTE

Christopher Baker, UNB, Saint John, Canada
Yevgen Biletskiy, UNB, Fredericton, Canada
Pierre-Antoine Champin, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
Eric De La Clergerie, INRIA Alpage, Paris-Rocquencourt, France
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Canada
Volker Haarslev, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Anja Jentzsch, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
Birgitta König-Ries, University of Jena, Jena, Germany
Guy Lapalme, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Daniel Lemire, UQAM, Montréal, Canada
Jian-Yun Nie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Roger Nkambou, UQAM, Montréal, Canada
Francois Scharffe, Université de Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France
Raphael Troncy, Eurécom, Sophia Antipolis, France
Petko Valtchev, UQAM, Montréal, Canada
René Witte, Semantic Software Lab - Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CONTACT

Eric Charton (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
Michel Gagnon (École Polytechnique de Montréal)
Marie-Jean Meurs (Concordia University)

Contact eric.charton at polymtl.ca
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