María Poveda | 25 Feb 15:52 2015
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VoCamp in Energy measurement data in municipalities

(Apologies for cross-posting)

Please register in

http://goo.gl/X5XUJR  

by April 1, 2015.



Call for Participation


VoCamp in Energy measurement data in municipalities

http://smartcity.linkeddata.es/LD4SC/VoCamp/



April 22-23, 2015

Austrian Institute of Technology - AIT

Vienna, Austria



Abstract - This VoCamp on Energy measurement data in municipalities is focused on how municipalities can represent their data about energy measurement in order to publish it online (e.g., as open data). The interest to this question arises from the expected benefits such as the ability to easily reuse these data by third parties or to link them to other relevant data for further processing (e.g., building information models, climate, occupancy).

   

Content - The goal of the VoCamp will be to obtain a common ontology that can be used by municipalities to represent their energy measurement data in order to publish such data online as Linked Data.

The event will be of a practical nature. A set of energy measurement datasets will be selected and, dividing participants into groups, we will define vocabularies that can be used to represent such datasets. Work will start from a seed vocabulary and the idea is to end the VoCamp with a common vocabulary that can be used by the different datasets. Apart from defining this common vocabulary, we aim to analyse potential use cases for these datasets+vocabularies as well as work on the localization of these vocabularies.

VoCamp participants are encouraged to bring their own datasets to the VoCamp; this way after the event they will have a vocabulary that can be used with their data. To this end, datasets must be submitted 15 days before the VoCamp to the organizers.


Venue

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The event will be held at the Austrian Institute of Technology - AIT (Energy Department), Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna, Austria.


Registration

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The VoCamp is open to all practitioners and researchers interested in the application of Linked Data technologies for the publication of energy measurement data at a municipality level.


The VoCamp event itself is free and the the organization will provide lunches and coffee breaks. In addition, there is a limited budget for travel and accommodation expenses according to the legislation of the EC. Apply for the travel and accommodation reimburse in the registration form.


Participants should register to the VoCamp through:http://goo.gl/X5XUJR

The deadline for registrations is April 1, 2015.


Important dates:

  • Registration: April 1, 2015

  • Datasets to be used: April 8, 2015

  • Vocamp: April 22-23, 2015


Organizing committee:

  • María Poveda Villalón, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

  • Raúl García Castro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

  • Jan Peters-Anders, AIT

  • Andrea Cavallaro, D’Appolonia   


Contact: vocamp-energy-zDVJ3cEZaFRNNglLrDwB4j8JXRfhIeef@public.gmane.org


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María Poveda Villalón

PhD student
Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Mathieu d'Aquin | 23 Feb 16:56 2015
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SSSW 2015 - 1 month to apply - The 11th Semantic Web Summer School, July 2015, Bertinoro, Italy

THE 11TH SEMANTIC WEB SUMMER SCHOOL - SSSW 2015
Now in Bertinoro, near Bologna, Italy.
5-11 July, 2015
http://sssw.org/2015contact <at> sssw2015.org, Twitter: <at> sssw2015

The groundbreaking SSSW series of summer schools started in 2003. It is now a well-established event within the research community and a role model for several other initiatives. After 10 years in Cercedilla, Spain, SSSW is coming back in 2015 to a new location – Bertinoro, Italy – and a new programme centred on research and the open challenges facing the semantic web and the related technologies. As always, the summer school includes lectures, invited talks, practical research work and projects, led by a set of tutors comprising leading researchers in the community and prestigious invited speakers. SSSW also represents a unique opportunity for networking with research and industry leaders, including of course, an exciting social programme in one of the most beautiful locations in Italy.

Applications to attend SSSW 2015 will close on the 27th March 2015. To apply, please follow the instructions at http://sssw.org/2015/how-to-apply/. To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school will be limited to 60 participants. 

In 2013, SSSW celebrated its 10th edition and its 10 year anniversary, demonstrating through the quality of the content, the great environment and the amazing engagement of the some of the brightest young researchers in the area as students that it remains the premier educational event in our research community. In 2015, SSSW is entering a new phase: As the technologies evolved and the Semantic Web is getting mature, the focus of the school is also evolving to cover the open research challenges that are being faced by the scientific community related to the Semantic Web. 

Keeping the “mixed” approach pioneered in the previous editions of SSSW, invited talks and lectures by some of the greatest researchers in the area are now complemented with “Research in Practice” sessions where key research questions are being investigated and collectively discussed. A wide range of skills are required when working in this area. Therefore the summer school also includes a “hackday”, as a break from the research focus where participants will be able to apply and show off their technical skills too. SSSW 2015 will provide a stimulating and enjoyable environment in which participants will benefit not only from the formal and practical sessions but also from informal and social interactions with established researchers and the other participants to the school. To further facilitate interaction and exchange of ideas, a poster session will also take place, which will provide an opportunity for attendees to present and obtain feedback on their research.

TOPICS

(Linked) Data Workflows
Web Data Management
Knowledge Discovery
Knowledge Extraction
Sense-Making
Cognitive/Human Computing
Semantic Web Applications
Semantic Web Technologies
Semantic Web Research Methods

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Mathieu d'Aquin (Director), m.daquin-aXtgmyahLfa1Qrn1Bg8BZw@public.gmane.org
Oscar Corcho (Co-Director), ocorcho-9JOu1L8IgyX1P9xLtpHBDw@public.gmane.org
Valentina Presutti (Co-Director), valentina.presutti-ZvkT8om3I3o@public.gmane.org

TUTORS AND INVITED SPEAKERS (MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED)

Claudia d'Amato (University of Bari, Italy)
Mathieu d'Aquin (The Open University, UK)
Eva Blomqvist (Linköping University, Sweden)
Oscar Corcho (UPM, Spain)
Philippe Cudre-Mauroux (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Frank van Harmelen (Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Roberto Navigli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Axel Ngonga (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Axel Polleres (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
Valentina Presutti (ISTC-CNR, Italy)
Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)
Maria-Esther Vidal (Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela)

HOW TO APPLY

Please follow the instructions http://sssw.org/2015/how-to-apply/ 
When filling up the application form, it is important to keep in mind that the main selection criterion is motivation to attend the summer school.

We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Normally, but not exclusively, applicants will be postgraduate students in relevant disciplines with some knowledge of semantic and web technologies. Some basic acquaintance with knowledge representation languages for the Semantic Web (RDF, OWL, etc.) is required.

The deadline for applications is 27th March 2015.

Accepted candidates are expected to arrive on Sunday, July 5th, between 3pm and 6pm and to participate fully in the activities of the school until its conclusion, at 2pm on Saturday, July 11th. Applicants should keep in mind that we will not consider applications from students who cannot commit themselves to a full participation for the whole duration of the school. Students are also required to bring and present a poster at the summer school, describing their own research. Please also be aware that most students will be required to share a room with one other student.

Apart from activities directly related to lectures, the summer school schedule is rightly famous for its unrivalled social programme, which enables informal interaction between all participants to the school - i.e., students, tutors, invited speakers, school staff, etc. These events include a gala dinner, picnic at the swimming pool, a disco, and sport activities.

STUDENT GRANTS

We expect to provide a number of grants for students who would not otherwise be able to attend the school. More details about student grants will be published at a later date.

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION

SSSW 2015 will be at the University Residential Center located in the small medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in Emilia Romagna, about 50km east of Bologna at an elevation of 230m above sea level. It can easily be reached by train and taxi from Bologna.

Bertinoro is picturesque, with many narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak. Sessions of the summer school will be held in an archiepiscopal castle that has been converted by the University of Bologna into a modern conference centre with computing facilities and Internet access. From the castle you can enjoy a beautiful vista that stretches from the Tuscan Apennines to the Adriatic coast and the Alps over the Po Valley.

More information about the location will be available at http://sssw.org/2015/venue-details/

The cost of the summer school, including accommodation, meals and excursion will be 900€.
Kania, Renate | 23 Feb 11:47 2015

Reminder: Biocuration Conference 2015 workshop survey

[Apologies for cross-posting or if you feel you are not the right adressee]

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

We would like to thank all of you who already participated in the survey.

For those of you who missed it so far, we would like to ask to participate in this survey as soon as doable.

 

For more information see previous email below.

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Renate Kania

Ulrike Wittig

 

 

From: Kania, Renate
Sent: Donnerstag, 22. Januar 2015 12:54
To: Kania, Renate
Subject: Biocuration Conference 2015 workshop and survey

 

[Apologies for cross-posting or if you feel you are not the right adressee]

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

at the Biocuration Conference in Beijing we are holding Workshop 6: Money for biocuration: strategies, ideas & funding

 

To get an overview about the current financial situation of curators and their databases, we would like you to participate in this survey.

 

We appreciate your support. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to relevant parties.

 

Thank you in advance

 

Renate Kania

Ulrike Wittig

 

 

Serge Autexier | 19 Feb 15:07 2015
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CFP CICM 2015 - Deadline Extension

[Apologies if you have received multiple copies of this announcement]

Following a number of requests we have extended the submission deadlines
for CICM 2015 as follows:

                              OLD           NEW
Abstract submission deadline: Mon, 16 Feb   Wed, 25 Feb
Submission deadline:          Mon, 23 Feb   Mon,  2 Mar

Kind regards,
Manfred Kerber
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                              Call for Papers              

                Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
                                 CICM 2015

                              13-17 July 2015
                            Washington DC, USA

Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the
generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical
information. Separate communities have developed to investigate and build
computer based systems for computer algebra, automated deduction, and
mathematical publishing as well as novel user interfaces. While all of these
systems excel in their own right, their integration can lead to synergies
offering significant added value. The Conference on Intelligent Computer
Mathematics (CICM) offers a venue for discussing and developing solutions 
to the great challenges posed by the integration of these diverse areas.

CICM has been held annually as a joint meeting since 2008, co-locating
related conferences and workshops to advance work in these
subjects. Previous meetings have been held in Birmingham (UK 2008),
Grand Bend (Canada 2009), Paris (France 2010), Bertinoro (Italy 2011),
Bremen (Germany 2012), Bath (UK 2013), and Coimbra (Portugal 2014).

This is a (short version of the) call for papers for CICM 2015, which
will be held in Washington, D.C., 13-17 July 2015.

The full version of the CFP is available from the conference web page at
http://cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php

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The principal tracks of the conference will be:
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* Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning)
  Chair: Jacques Carette
* DML (Digital Mathematical Libraries)
  Chair: Volker Sorge
* MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management)
  Chair: Cezary Kaliszyk
* Systems and Data
  Chair: Florian Rabe

Publicity chair is Serge Autexier. The local arrangements will be
coordinated by the Local Arrangements Chairs, Bruce R. Miller
(National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) and Abdou
Youssef (The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.), and the
overall programme will be organized by the General Programme Chair,
Manfred Kerber (U. Birmingham, UK).

As in previous years, it is anticipated that there will be a number
co-located workshops, including one to mentor doctoral students giving
presentations. We also solicit for project descriptions and
work-in-progress papers.

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Important Dates
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Conference submissions:
Abstract submission deadline:      25 February 2015
Submission deadline:                2 March    2015
Reviews sent to authors:            6 April    2015
Rebuttals due:                      9 April    2015
Notification of acceptance:        13 April    2015
Camera ready copies due:           27 April    2015
Conference:                     13-17 July     2015

Work-in-progress and Doctoral Programme submissions:
Submission deadline:
(Doctoral: Abstract+CV)             4 May      2015
Notification of acceptance:        25 May      2015
Camera ready copies due:            1 June     2015

More detailed information, e.g. on submission via EasyChair, can be found on
http://cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php

TSD 2015 | 19 Feb 12:37 2015
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TSD 2015 - First Call for Papers

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                     TSD 2015 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
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Eighteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2015)
            Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 14-17 September 2015
                       http://www.tsdconference.org

TSD HIGHLIGHTS

* Keynote speakers: Hermann Ney, Dan Roth, Björn W. Schuller, 
  Peter D. Turney, and Alexander Waibel.
* TSD is traditionally published by Springer-Verlag and regularly listed
  in all major citation databases: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings 
  Citation Index, DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, COMPENDEX, etc.
* TSD offers high-standard transparent review process - double blind, 
  final reviewers discussion.
* TSD is officially recognized as an INTERSPEECH 2015 satellite event.
* TSD will take place in Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015.
* TSD provides an all-service package (conference access and material, 
  all meals, one social event, etc) for an easily affordable fee starting 
  at 270 EUR for students and 330 EUR for full participants.

IMPORTANT DATES

March 31, 2015 ............ Submission of full papers
May 10, 2015 .............. Notification of acceptance
May 31, 2015 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration

September 14-17, 2015 ....... Conference date

TSD SERIES

TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between
researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over
the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in
their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD
proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference
Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation
databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that
will be made available on a CD to participants at the time of the
conference.

TOPICS

Keynote topic:
    Challenges of Modern Era in Speech and Language Processing

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

    Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
    text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
    specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

    Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
    speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
    alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
    acoustic and language modelling)

    Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
    (multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility
    analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship
    attribution)

    Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
    fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

    Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
    extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web, 
    knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
    disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

    Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
    (machine translation, natural language understanding,
    question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

    Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
    question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
    dialogues)

    Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
    animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
    and personality modelling)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

    Elmar Noeth, Germany (general chair)
    Eneko Agirre, Spain
    Genevieve Baudoin, France
    Vladimir Benko, Slovakia
    Paul Cook, Australia
    Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
    Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia
    Kamil Ekstein, Czech Republic
    Karina Evgrafova, Russia
    Darja Fiser, Slovenia
    Eleni Galiotou, Greece
    Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
    Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
    Louise Guthrie, United Kingdom
    Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
    Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
    Yannis Haralambous, France
    Hynek Hermansky, USA
    Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
    Ales Horak, Czech Republic
    Eduard Hovy, USA
    Maria Khokhlova, Russia
    Daniil Kocharov, Russia
    Miloslav Konopik, Czech Republic
    Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
    Valia Kordoni, Germany
    Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
    Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
    Bernardo Magnini, Italy
    Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
    France Mihelic, Slovenia
    Roman Moucek, Czech Republic
    Hermann Ney, Germany
    Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
    Karel Pala, Czech Republic
    Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
    Maciej Piasecki, Poland
    Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
    Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
    James Pustejovsky, USA
    German Rigau, Spain
    Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
    Anna Rumshisky, USA
    Milan Rusko, Slovakia
    Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine
    Pavel Skrelin, Russia
    Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
    Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
    Stefan Steidl, Germany
    Georg Stemmer, Germany
    Marko Tadic, Croatia
    Tamas Varadi, Hungary
    Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
    Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands
    Yorick Wilks, United Kingdom
    Marcin Wolinski, Poland
    Victor Zakharov, Russia

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event will be English. However, papers on
processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.

CONFERENCE FEES

The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It
includes one copy of the conference proceedings, refreshments/coffee
breaks, opening dinner, welcome party, mid-conference social event
admissions, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as
possible, the accommodation and the conference trip are not included. 

Full participant:
early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 10.700 (approx. 390 EUR)

Student (reduced): 
early registration by May 31, 2015 - CZK 7.400 (approx. 270 EUR)
late registration by August 1, 2015 - CZK 9.000 (approx. 330 EUR)
on-site registration - CZK 10.000 (approx. 370 EUR)

LOCATION

The city of Plzeň (Pilsen) is situated in Western Bohemia at the
confluence of four rivers. With its 170,000 inhabitants it is the fourth
largest city in the Czech Republic and an important industrial,
commercial, and administrative centre. It is also the capital of the
Pilsen Region. In addition, Pilsen won the title of the European Capital 
of Culture for the upcoming year 2015.

Pilsen is well-known for its brewing tradition. The trademark
Pilsner-Urquell has a good reputation all over the world thanks to the
traditional recipe, high quality hops and good groundwater. Beer lovers
will also appreciate a visit to the Brewery Museum or the Brewery itself.

Apart from its delicious beer, Pilsen hides lots of treasures in its core.
The city can boast the second largest synagogue in Europe. The dominant of
the old part of the city center is definitely the 13th-century Gothic
cathedral featuring the highest church tower in Bohemia (102.34 m). It is
possible to go up and admire the view of the city. Not far from the
cathedral is the splendid Renaissance Town Hall from 1558 and plenty of
pleasant cafes and pubs are situated on and around the main square.

There is also the beautiful Pilsen Historical Underground - under the city
center, a complex network of passageways and cellars can be found. They
are about 14 km long and visitors can see the most beautiful part of this
labyrinth during the tour. It is recommended to visit the City Zoological
Garden, having the second largest space for bears in Europe and keeping
several Komodo dragons, large lizards which exist only in a few zoos in
the world.

The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen provides a variety of courses for
both Czech and international students. It is the only institution of
higher education in this part of the country which prepares students for
careers in engineering (electrical and mechanical), science (computer
science, applied mathematics, physics, and mechanics), education (both
primary and secondary), economics, philosophy, politics, archeology,
anthropology, foreign languages, law and public administration, art and
design.

ABOUT CONFERENCE

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University
 of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, 
Brno. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication 
Association (ISCA). 

Venue: Plzeň (Pilsen), Parkhotel Congress Center Plzeň, Czech Republic

ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Ms Anna Habernalová, TSD2015 Conference Secretary
E-mail: tsd2015@...
Phone: (+420) 724 910 148
Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals
                        'TSD' on top.
TSD 2015 conference web site: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2015

Adrian Paschke | 19 Feb 10:24 2015
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Submit your rule research to the 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015)

Dear Colleagues,

 

I would like to encourage you to submit your to RuleML 2015 (http://2015.ruleml.org). It is an excellent opportunity for a high impact conference publication in the area or rule technologies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuleML_Symposium; e.g., RuleML is in the top 100 venues for impact factor in CiteSeerX  http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/stats/venues).

 

Also note, that there are several additional collocated events, e.g., the Recommender Systems for the Web of Data Challenge (http://2015.ruleml.org/recsysrules-2015.html), the Doctoral Consortium (http://2015.ruleml.org/DoctoralConsortium.html), the 9th International Rules Challenge with competitive prizes for the best rule base, the Reasoning Web Summer School, RR 2015 and the Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry (http://www.csw.inf.fu-berlin.de/fomi2015/), as well as the 25th CADE 2015.

 

If you are doing your Phd in this field I would like to point you to the Reasoning Web Summer School (http://www.csw.inf.fu-berlin.de/rw2015/) and the joint RuleML/RR Doctoral Consortium (http://2015.ruleml.org/DoctoralConsortium.html), where you can submit your PhD paper. Accepted RuleML PhD papers and demo papers will be published in the Challenge proceedings which are  listed in DBLP (http://dblp1.uni-trier.de/db/conf/ruleml/) and fully indexed e.g. in Scopus.

 

And, further interesting things will happen at RuleML 2015, such as an ISO Common Logic, OMG API4KB and OASIS LegalRuleML face-to-face meeting.  We will also have a Berlin Semantic Web Meetup during RuleML on August 4th.  Details will follow soon on the Meetup website: http://www.meetup.com/The-Berlin-Semantic-Web-Meetup-Group/.

 

Please help to distribute the below CfP to your colleagues.

 

Thank you and hope to see you in Berlin, Germany in August,

 

Adrian Paschke

(General Chair RuleML 2015)

 

Prof. Dr. Adrian Paschke

AG Corporate Semantic Web

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Germany

http://www.mi.fu-berlin.de/en/inf/groups/ag-csw/

 

 

   **** DEADLINE - Paper Submission March 4th ****

 

Call for Papers: The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015)

 

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August 2-5, 2015, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany http://2015.ruleml.org

 

 

++++++++++++ News ++++++++++++++++

- Keynotes by Michael Genesereth on FOL Herbrand Semantics

  and Thom Fruewirth on Constraint Handling Rules

- Tutorial Day http://2015.ruleml.org/tutorials.html

- Industry Track http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html

- 9th International Rule Challenge http://2015.ruleml.org/challenge.html

- with challenge track "Rule-based Recommender Systems for the Web of Data" http://2015.ruleml.org/recsysrules-2015.html

- and RuleML Rulebase Competition Award and Demo Award http://2015.ruleml.org/challenge.html

- 5th Doctoral Consortium http://2015.ruleml.org/DoctoralConsortium.html

- Student Travel support http://2015.ruleml.org/student-travel-support.html

- Co-located with: CADE 2015, RR 2015, Reasoning Web 2015, FOMIS 2015 and further CADE workshops

- Sponsors and Partners: ECCAI, AAAI, W3C, OMG, OASIS LegalXML, Association for Logic Programming,

  IEEE Technical Committee on Semantic Computing, IFCoLog, Signavio, Model Systems, Coherent Knowledge, Binarypark, ShareLatex, Corporate Semantic Web, Springer LNCS, Athan Services

 

The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is the leading international event in the field of rules and their applications. RuleML 2015, the ninth event in this series, will be held in Berlin, Germany, August 3-5 in conjunction with the Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE), the Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry (FOMI), the Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) and the Reasoning Web Summer School (RW).

 

RuleML 2015 will host multiple tracks on Complex Event Processing, Existential Rules and Datalog+/-, Industry, Legal Rules and Reasoning and Rule Learning, as well as hosting the 9th International Rule Challenge, the 5th RuleML Doctoral Consortium, the RuleML tutorial day, and the 7th Workshop on Formal Ontologies meets Industry.

 

 

Objectives

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RuleML 2015 will bring together practitioners, interested in the theory and applications of rules in academic research, industry, engineering, business and other diverse application areas. It will provide a forum for stimulating co-operation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research and development of rule-based systems.

 

The symposium's areas of research and development have helped drive rapid progress in technologies for practical rule and event processing in distributed enterprise, intranets, and open distributed environments.

Industry practitioners, rule-system providers, users of rules, technical experts and developers, and researchers who are exploring foundational issues, developing systems and applications, or using rule- based systems are invited to share ideas, results, and experiences.

 

 

Topics

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The conference will have 5 special tracks, as well as general sessions. The tracks are:

* Complex Event Processing

* Existential Rules and Datalog+/-

* Legal Rules and Reasoning

* Rule Learning

* Industry

 

We invite high-quality submissions related (but not limited) to the special tracks and within the general theme of the conference.

 

 

Track Topics

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Complex Event Processing (Main theme: Uncertainty Handling in Complex Event Processing)

- Scalable CEP under uncertainty

- Visual analytics for CEP systems

- Distributed CEP under uncertainty

- Real-world applications of CEP

- Event forecasting under uncertainty

- Privacy issues in CEP

- Multi-scale temporal aggregation of events

- Benchmarks and testbeds for CEP

- Machine learning for event processing and forecasting

 

Existential Rules and Datalog+/

- Decidability paradigms for existential rules

- Consistent query answering

- Reasoning and querying

- Query Rewriting

- Nonmonotonic reasoning

- Query Optimization

- Probabilistic reasoning

- Ontology Languages

- Data and knowledge integration and exchange

- Ontology-based Data Access System

- Conceptual modeling

- Descriptions and applications

- Semi-structured data, graph databases and (Semantic) Web data

 

Legal Rules and Reasoning

- Learning from legal texts

- Modeling normative rules

- Reguratory compliance by rules

- Modeling legislation

- XML, standards for legal documents

- Legal ontology

- Semantic Web in Legal Domain

- Legal Open Data and Rules

- Reasoning about normative rules

- Normative rules extraction by natural language processing

 

Rule Learning

- Inductive rule learning

- Classification rules

- Association rules

- Learning rules for the semantic web

- Preference rules

- Rule-based recommender systems

- Relational learning

- Learning business rules

- Descriptive rule learning

- Predictive rule learning

 

Industry Track

The RuleML 2015 Industry Track targets businesses and the private sector interested in sharing, exploring, and learning about the use of rules and rule technologies for solving real life business problems.

For further information about the Industry Track topics and submission see: http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html

 

Generel Topics (not limited to)

- Rules and automated reasoning

- Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust

- Reaction rules

- Rules and the Web

- Rule discovery from data

- Fuzzy rules and uncertainty

- Logic programming and nonmonotonic reasoning

- Non-classical logics and the Web (e.g modal, especially deontic and epistemic, logics)

- Hybrid methods for combining rules and statistical machine learning techniques (e.g., conditional random fields, Probabilistic Soft Logic)

- Rule transformation and extraction

- Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules

- Rule markup languages and rule interchange formats

- Rule-based distributed/multi-agent systems

- Rules, agents, and norms

- Rule-based communication, dialogue, and argumentation models

- Rule-based data integration

- Vocabularies and ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts and deontic primitives)

- Pragmatic web reasoning and distributed rule inference / rule execution

- Rules in online market research and online marketing

- Applications of rule technologies in health care and life sciences

- Rules and Human Language Technology

- Industrial applications of rules

- Rules and business process compliance checking

- Standards activities related to rules

- Rules and social media

- General rule topics

 

 

Student Travel Support

----------------------

Student Travel Support of EUR 500 will be provided for the two best student (first author) submissions.

For a paper to be considered, its first author must be a student. Proof of studentship will be required at time of registration. More detailed information on how to apply will be sent to authors of accepted papers through Easychair.

 

 

Important Dates

---------------

Abstract Submission February 25, 2015

Paper Submission March 4, 2015

Notification May 4, 2015

Camera Ready May 18, 2015

Symposium Dates August 3-5, 2015

 

 

Submission guidelines

---------------------

(except for the Industry Track - the guidelines for the Industry Track can be found at http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html)

 

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at EasyChair

(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2015) as:

 

For all Tracks and general topics:

# Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings) # Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)

 

For submission to a particular track please select that particular track/category. To submit under the general topics simply select the "General RuleML track" category.

 

All papers must have at least three keywords identifying the main topics of the paper.

 

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0). To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Selected papers, including those accepted for the special tracks will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-0-0-0).

 

Short papers may contain 1 extra page maximum for which there is a charge of US$200, while for long papers you are allowed 2 extra pages maximum for EACH of which there is a charge of US$200.

 

 

More information

----------------

Website: http://2015.ruleml.org

 

Twitter hashtag: #ruleml2015 (https://twitter.com/search/?q=%23ruleml2015)

 

Blog: http://blog.ruleml.org

 

Call for papers: http://2015.ruleml.org/calls.html

 

Sponsoring: http://2015.ruleml.org/sponsorship.html

 

Adrian Paschke | 18 Feb 20:56 2015
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Call for Papers: The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015)


   **** DEADLINE - Paper Submission March 4th ****

Call for Papers: The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015) 

========================================================================

August 2-5, 2015, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany http://2015.ruleml.org

++++++++++++ News ++++++++++++++++
- Keynotes by Michael Genesereth on FOL Herbrand Semantics
  and Thom Fruewirth on Constraint Handling Rules
- Tutorial Day http://2015.ruleml.org/tutorials.html
- Industry Track http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html
- 9th International Rule Challenge http://2015.ruleml.org/challenge.html
- with challenge track "Rule-based Recommender Systems for the Web of Data" http://2015.ruleml.org/recsysrules-2015.html
- and RuleML Rulebase Competition Award and Demo Award http://2015.ruleml.org/challenge.html
- 5th Doctoral Consortium http://2015.ruleml.org/DoctoralConsortium.html
- Student Travel support http://2015.ruleml.org/student-travel-support.html
- Co-located with: CADE 2015, RR 2015, Reasoning Web 2015, FOMIS 2015 and further CADE workshops
- Sponsors and Partners: ECCAI, AAAI, W3C, OMG, OASIS LegalXML, Association for Logic Programming,
  IEEE Technical Committee on Semantic Computing, IFCoLog, Signavio, Model Systems, Coherent Knowledge,
Binarypark, ShareLatex, Corporate Semantic Web, Springer LNCS, Athan Services

The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is the leading international event in the field of
rules and their applications. RuleML 2015, the ninth event in this series, will be held in Berlin,
Germany, August 3-5 in conjunction with the Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE), the Workshop on
Formal Ontologies meet Industry (FOMI), the Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) and the
Reasoning Web Summer School (RW). 

RuleML 2015 will host multiple tracks on Complex Event Processing, Existential Rules and Datalog+/-,
Industry, Legal Rules and Reasoning and Rule Learning, as well as hosting the 9th International Rule
Challenge, the 5th RuleML Doctoral Consortium, the RuleML tutorial day, and the 7th Workshop on Formal
Ontologies meets Industry. 

Objectives
----------
RuleML 2015 will bring together practitioners, interested in the theory and applications of rules in
academic research, industry, engineering, business and other diverse application areas. It will
provide a forum for stimulating co-operation and cross-fertilization between the many different
communities focused on the research and development of rule-based systems. 

The symposium's areas of research and development have helped drive rapid progress in technologies for
practical rule and event processing in distributed enterprise, intranets, and open distributed
environments. 
Industry practitioners, rule-system providers, users of rules, technical experts and developers, and
researchers who are exploring foundational issues, developing systems and applications, or using
rule- based systems are invited to share ideas, results, and experiences. 

Topics
------
The conference will have 5 special tracks, as well as general sessions. The tracks are: 
* Complex Event Processing
* Existential Rules and Datalog+/-
* Legal Rules and Reasoning
* Rule Learning
* Industry 

We invite high-quality submissions related (but not limited) to the special tracks and within the general
theme of the conference. 

Track Topics
------------
Complex Event Processing (Main theme: Uncertainty Handling in Complex Event Processing)
- Scalable CEP under uncertainty
- Visual analytics for CEP systems
- Distributed CEP under uncertainty
- Real-world applications of CEP
- Event forecasting under uncertainty
- Privacy issues in CEP
- Multi-scale temporal aggregation of events
- Benchmarks and testbeds for CEP
- Machine learning for event processing and forecasting 

Existential Rules and Datalog+/
- Decidability paradigms for existential rules
- Consistent query answering
- Reasoning and querying
- Query Rewriting
- Nonmonotonic reasoning
- Query Optimization
- Probabilistic reasoning
- Ontology Languages
- Data and knowledge integration and exchange
- Ontology-based Data Access System
- Conceptual modeling
- Descriptions and applications
- Semi-structured data, graph databases and (Semantic) Web data 

Legal Rules and Reasoning
- Learning from legal texts
- Modeling normative rules
- Reguratory compliance by rules
- Modeling legislation
- XML, standards for legal documents
- Legal ontology
- Semantic Web in Legal Domain
- Legal Open Data and Rules
- Reasoning about normative rules
- Normative rules extraction by natural language processing 

Rule Learning
- Inductive rule learning
- Classification rules
- Association rules
- Learning rules for the semantic web
- Preference rules
- Rule-based recommender systems
- Relational learning
- Learning business rules
- Descriptive rule learning
- Predictive rule learning 

Industry Track
The RuleML 2015 Industry Track targets businesses and the private sector interested in sharing,
exploring, and learning about the use of rules and rule technologies for solving real life business
problems. 
For further information about the Industry Track topics and submission see: http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html

Generel Topics (not limited to)
- Rules and automated reasoning
- Rule-based policies, reputation, and trust
- Reaction rules
- Rules and the Web
- Rule discovery from data
- Fuzzy rules and uncertainty
- Logic programming and nonmonotonic reasoning
- Non-classical logics and the Web (e.g modal, especially deontic and epistemic, logics)
- Hybrid methods for combining rules and statistical machine learning techniques (e.g., conditional
random fields, Probabilistic Soft Logic)
- Rule transformation and extraction
- Vocabularies, ontologies, and business rules
- Rule markup languages and rule interchange formats
- Rule-based distributed/multi-agent systems
- Rules, agents, and norms
- Rule-based communication, dialogue, and argumentation models
- Rule-based data integration
- Vocabularies and ontologies for pragmatic primitives (e.g. speech acts and deontic primitives)
- Pragmatic web reasoning and distributed rule inference / rule execution
- Rules in online market research and online marketing
- Applications of rule technologies in health care and life sciences
- Rules and Human Language Technology
- Industrial applications of rules
- Rules and business process compliance checking
- Standards activities related to rules
- Rules and social media
- General rule topics 

Student Travel Support
----------------------
Student Travel Support of EUR 500 will be provided for the two best student (first author) submissions. 
For a paper to be considered, its first author must be a student. Proof of studentship will be required at
time of registration. More detailed information on how to apply will be sent to authors of accepted papers
through Easychair. 

Important Dates
---------------
Abstract Submission February 25, 2015
Paper Submission March 4, 2015
Notification May 4, 2015
Camera Ready May 18, 2015
Symposium Dates August 3-5, 2015 

Submission guidelines
---------------------
(except for the Industry Track - the guidelines for the Industry Track can be found at
http://2015.ruleml.org/industrytrack.html) 

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at EasyChair
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2015) as: 

For all Tracks and general topics: 
# Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings) # Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings) 

For submission to a particular track please select that particular track/category. To submit under the
general topics simply select the "General RuleML track" category. 

All papers must have at least three keywords identifying the main topics of the paper. 

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0). To ensure high
quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by 3 PC members based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Selected papers, including those
accepted for the special tracks will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) series (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-0-0-0). 

Short papers may contain 1 extra page maximum for which there is a charge of US$200, while for long papers you
are allowed 2 extra pages maximum for EACH of which there is a charge of US$200. 

More information 
----------------
Website: http://2015.ruleml.org

Twitter hashtag: #ruleml2015 (https://twitter.com/search/?q=%23ruleml2015) 

Blog: http://blog.ruleml.org 

Call for papers: http://2015.ruleml.org/calls.html 

Sponsoring: http://2015.ruleml.org/sponsorship.html

Pan, Dr Jeff Z. | 16 Feb 12:55 2015
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Recruiting participants for testing new ontology authoring interfaces


Apologies for cross-posting


The ultimate aim of our experiment is to evaluate new ontology authoring interfaces in which the author is engaged in a “dialogue" with the system. We are currently testing some of our ideas, which center around the notion of a Competency Question. The experiment involves an ontology debugging task in which a set of competency questions must become answerable.

For our experiment, we need participants who are experienced working with authoring environments such as Protege. We would be extremely grateful if you were willing to be one of our participants. We believe the experiment would take you approximately one hour, and we will compensate you with a £10 voucher. If you are interested, please contact a.parvizi <at> abdn.ac.uk. Thank you.

Best,

Jeff

--

Coordinator of the Knowledge Technology Group
Department of Computing Science
University of Aberdeen



The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain na charthannas clàraichte ann an Alba, Àir. SC013683.
Anisa Rula | 6 Feb 15:31 2015
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[CfP] Linked Data Quality #LDQ2015 Call for Papers

LDQ 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd Workshop on Linked Data Quality
co-located with ESWC 2015, Portorož, Slovenia

June 1, 2015
http://ldq.semanticmultimedia.org/

Important Dates
  * Submission of research papers: March 6, 2015
  * Notification of paper acceptance: April 3, 2015
  * Submission of camera-ready papers: April 17, 2015

Since the start of the Linked Open Data (LOD) Cloud, we have seen an 
unprecedented volume of structured data published on the web, in most 
cases as RDF and Linked (Open) Data. The integration across this LOD 
Cloud, however, is hampered by the ‘publish first, refine later’ 
philosophy. This is due to various quality problems existing in the 
published data such as incompleteness, inconsistency, 
incomprehensibility, etc. These problems affect every application 
domain, be it scientific (e.g., life science, environment), 
governmental, or industrial applications.

We see linked datasets originating from crowdsourced content like 
Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap such as DBpedia and LinkedGeoData and also 
from highly curated sources e.g. from the library domain. Quality is 
defined as “fitness for use”, thus DBpedia currently can be appropriate 
for a simple end-user application but could never be used in the medical 
domain for treatment decisions. However, quality is a key to the success 
of the data web and a major barrier for further industry adoption.

Despite the quality in Linked Data being an essential concept, few 
efforts are currently available to standardize how data quality tracking 
and assurance should be implemented. Particularly in Linked Data, 
ensuring data quality is a challenge as it involves a set of 
autonomously evolving data sources. Additionally, detecting the quality 
of datasets available and making the information explicit is yet another 
challenge. This includes the (semi-)automatic identification of 
problems. Moreover, none of the current approaches uses the assessment 
to ultimately improve the quality of the underlying dataset.

The goal of the Workshop on Linked Data Quality is to raise the 
awareness of quality issues in Linked Data and to promote approaches to 
assess, monitor, maintain and improve Linked Data quality.

The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
  * Concepts
  *  - Quality modeling vocabularies
  * Quality assessment
  *  - Methodologies
  *  - Frameworks for quality testing and evaluation
  *  - Inconsistency detection
  *  - Tools/Data validators
  * Quality improvement
  *  - Refinement techniques for Linked Datasets
  *  - Linked Data cleansing
  *  - Error correction
  *  - Tools
  * Quality of ontologies
  * Reputation and trustworthiness of web resources
  * Best practices for Linked Data management
  * User experience, empirical studies

Submission guidelines
We seek novel technical research papers in the context of Linked Data 
Quality with a length of up to 8 pages (long) and 4 pages (short) 
papers. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. Other supplementary 
formats (e.g. html) are also accepted but a pdf version is required. 
Paper submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer 
Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Please 
submit your paper via EasyChair at 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ldq2015. Submissions that do not 
comply with the formatting of LNCS or that exceed the page limit will be 
rejected without review. We note that the author list does not need to 
be anonymized, as we do not have a double-blind review process in place. 
Submissions will be peer reviewed by three independent reviewers. 
Accepted papers have to be presented at the workshop.

Important Dates
All deadlines are, unless otherwise stated, at 23:59 Hawaii time.
  * Submission of research papers: March 6, 2015
  * Notification of paper acceptance: April 3, 2015
  * Submission of camera-ready papers: April 17, 2015
  * Workshop date: May 31 or June 1, 2015 (half-day)

Organizing Committee
  * Anisa Rula – University of Milano-Bicocca, IT
  * Amrapali Zaveri – AKSW, University of Leipzig, DE
  * Magnus Knuth – Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, DE
  * Dimitris Kontokostas – AKSW, University of Leipzig, DE

Program Committee
  * Maribel Acosta – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, AIFB, DE
  * Mathieu d’Aquin – Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
  * Volha Bryl – University of Mannheim, DE
  * Ioannis Chrysakis – ICS FORTH, GR
  * Jeremy Debattista – University of Bonn, Fraunhofer IAIS, DE
  * Stefan Dietze – L3S, DE
  * Suzanne Embury – University of Manchester, UK
  * Christian Fürber – Information Quality Institute GmbH, DE
  * Jose Emilio Labra Gayo – University of Oviedo, ES
  * Markus Graube – Technische Universität Dresden, DE
  * Maristella Matera – Politecnico di Milano, IT
  * John McCrae – CITEC, University of Bielefeld, DE
  * Felix Naumann – Hasso Plattner Institute, DE
  * Matteo Palmonari – University of Milan-Bicocca, IT
  * Heiko Paulheim – University of Mannheim, DE
  * Mariano Rico – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES
  * Ansgar Scherp – Kiel University, DE
  * Jürgen Umbrich – Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
  * Miel Vander Sande – MultimediaLab, Ghent University, iMinds, BE
  * Patrick Westphal – AKSW, University of Leipzig, DE
  * Jun Zhao – Lancaster University, UK
  * Antoine Zimmermann – ISCOD / LSTI, École Nationale Supérieure des 
Mines de Saint-Étienne, FR
  * Andrea Maurino – University of Milan-Bicocca, IT

More details can be found on the workshop website: 
http://ldq.semanticmultimedia.org/

Anisa Rula | 6 Feb 15:31 2015
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[CfP] Linked Data Quality #LDQ2015 Call for Papers

LDQ 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd Workshop on Linked Data Quality
co-located with ESWC 2015, Portorož, Slovenia

June 1, 2015
http://ldq.semanticmultimedia.org/

Important Dates
  * Submission of research papers: March 6, 2015
  * Notification of paper acceptance: April 3, 2015
  * Submission of camera-ready papers: April 17, 2015

Since the start of the Linked Open Data (LOD) Cloud, we have seen an 
unprecedented volume of structured data published on the web, in most 
cases as RDF and Linked (Open) Data. The integration across this LOD 
Cloud, however, is hampered by the ‘publish first, refine later’ 
philosophy. This is due to various quality problems existing in the 
published data such as incompleteness, inconsistency, 
incomprehensibility, etc. These problems affect every application 
domain, be it scientific (e.g., life science, environment), 
governmental, or industrial applications.

We see linked datasets originating from crowdsourced content like 
Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap such as DBpedia and LinkedGeoData and also 
from highly curated sources e.g. from the library domain. Quality is 
defined as “fitness for use”, thus DBpedia currently can be appropriate 
for a simple end-user application but could never be used in the medical 
domain for treatment decisions. However, quality is a key to the success 
of the data web and a major barrier for further industry adoption.

Despite the quality in Linked Data being an essential concept, few 
efforts are currently available to standardize how data quality tracking 
and assurance should be implemented. Particularly in Linked Data, 
ensuring data quality is a challenge as it involves a set of 
autonomously evolving data sources. Additionally, detecting the quality 
of datasets available and making the information explicit is yet another 
challenge. This includes the (semi-)automatic identification of 
problems. Moreover, none of the current approaches uses the assessment 
to ultimately improve the quality of the underlying dataset.

The goal of the Workshop on Linked Data Quality is to raise the 
awareness of quality issues in Linked Data and to promote approaches to 
assess, monitor, maintain and improve Linked Data quality.

The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
  * Concepts
  *  - Quality modeling vocabularies
  * Quality assessment
  *  - Methodologies
  *  - Frameworks for quality testing and evaluation
  *  - Inconsistency detection
  *  - Tools/Data validators
  * Quality improvement
  *  - Refinement techniques for Linked Datasets
  *  - Linked Data cleansing
  *  - Error correction
  *  - Tools
  * Quality of ontologies
  * Reputation and trustworthiness of web resources
  * Best practices for Linked Data management
  * User experience, empirical studies

Submission guidelines
We seek novel technical research papers in the context of Linked Data 
Quality with a length of up to 8 pages (long) and 4 pages (short) 
papers. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. Other supplementary 
formats (e.g. html) are also accepted but a pdf version is required. 
Paper submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer 
Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Please 
submit your paper via EasyChair at 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ldq2015. Submissions that do not 
comply with the formatting of LNCS or that exceed the page limit will be 
rejected without review. We note that the author list does not need to 
be anonymized, as we do not have a double-blind review process in place. 
Submissions will be peer reviewed by three independent reviewers. 
Accepted papers have to be presented at the workshop.

Important Dates
All deadlines are, unless otherwise stated, at 23:59 Hawaii time.
  * Submission of research papers: March 6, 2015
  * Notification of paper acceptance: April 3, 2015
  * Submission of camera-ready papers: April 17, 2015
  * Workshop date: May 31 or June 1, 2015 (half-day)

Organizing Committee
  * Anisa Rula – University of Milano-Bicocca, IT
  * Amrapali Zaveri – AKSW, University of Leipzig, DE
  * Magnus Knuth – Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, DE
  * Dimitris Kontokostas – AKSW, University of Leipzig, DE

Program Committee
  * Maribel Acosta – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, AIFB, DE
  * Mathieu d’Aquin – Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
  * Volha Bryl – University of Mannheim, DE
  * Ioannis Chrysakis – ICS FORTH, GR
  * Jeremy Debattista – University of Bonn, Fraunhofer IAIS, DE
  * Stefan Dietze – L3S, DE
  * Suzanne Embury – University of Manchester, UK
  * Christian Fürber – Information Quality Institute GmbH, DE
  * Jose Emilio Labra Gayo – University of Oviedo, ES
  * Markus Graube – Technische Universität Dresden, DE
  * Maristella Matera – Politecnico di Milano, IT
  * John McCrae – CITEC, University of Bielefeld, DE
  * Felix Naumann – Hasso Plattner Institute, DE
  * Matteo Palmonari – University of Milan-Bicocca, IT
  * Heiko Paulheim – University of Mannheim, DE
  * Mariano Rico – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES
  * Ansgar Scherp – Kiel University, DE
  * Jürgen Umbrich – Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
  * Miel Vander Sande – MultimediaLab, Ghent University, iMinds, BE
  * Patrick Westphal – AKSW, University of Leipzig, DE
  * Jun Zhao – Lancaster University, UK
  * Antoine Zimmermann – ISCOD / LSTI, École Nationale Supérieure des 
Mines de Saint-Étienne, FR
  * Andrea Maurino – University of Milan-Bicocca, IT

More details can be found on the workshop website: 
http://ldq.semanticmultimedia.org/

Eleni Toli | 5 Feb 10:38 2015
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2 PhD positions in Semantic Web, Linked data, Web Science and Data Science

The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is searching for

 

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2 full-time PhD students

in Semantic Web, Linked data, Web Science and Data Science

========

 

These positions are offered in the frame of the EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Training Network WDAqua: Answering Questions using Web Data, which will start in January 2015.

The project will undertake fundamental and applied research into models, methods, and tools for data-driven question answering on the Web. More information about the project is available here: http://www.iai.uni-bonn.de/~langec/wdaqua/

The topics of the PhDs will cover the domains of context awareness, coherence, and user interaction for handling inherent question ambiguity.

 

 

== Essential Facts ==

The 2 PhD students will spend 3 years working in the WDAqua ITN (a total of 15 PhD students registered in the Universities of Bonn, Athens, Saint-Étienne, and Southampton). They will spend the majority of their time at the University of Athens where they will research and write a dissertation leading to a PhD, supervised by at minimum two academic supervisors from the WDAqua partners. They will have the possibility to participate in an outstanding Web science and data science training programme, and to visit and engage with other partners in the project.

The gross monthly salary (including social security, before taxes) is about 2.280,00€ plus a mobility allowance of 600 €/month and, if applicable, a family allowance of 250 €/month.

 

 

== Timeline ==

21 January 2015: information event in Bonn, Germany (further details to be announced)

27 February 2015: application deadline

March 2015: first job offers made to successful applicants

July 2015–June 2018: duration of a PhD in WDAqua

 

 

== Eligibility and application procedure ==

Candidates must not have resided for more than 12 months in Greece in the 3 years before starting. They must hold an M.Sc. degree in computer science or a related field and be able to combine both theoretical and practical aspects in their work. Fluent English communication and a passion for developing modern software solutions are fundamental requirements. Knowledge of Greek is a plus but not required. The candidates should have experience and commitment to work in team and on the forefront of research.

You will need to submit a CV, university transcripts, a motivation letter including a short research plan targeting some topics of the above list, two letters of recommendation, and English writing samples (e.g., prior publication or master thesis excerpt).

 

 

== Contact ==

Professors Yannis Ioannidis and Manolis Koubarakis (University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, MaDgIK Group, http://www.madgik.di.uoa.gr/)

yannis-brBP6YrziORQFI55V6+gNQ@public.gmane.org, koubarak-brBP6YrziORQFI55V6+gNQ@public.gmane.org

 

 

 

Eleni Toli

Department of Informatics & Telecommunications

University of Athens

Tel. +30 210 727 5188

Fax +30 210 727 5185

Email elto-brBP6YrziORQFI55V6+gNQ@public.gmane.org

http://www.madgik.di.uoa.gr/

 


Gmane