Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz | 27 Jun 21:11 2016
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3rd Call for OAEI 2016 Systems + prize and special issue in JBS

--Apologies for cross-posting--


This is the third call for systems for the 2016 edition of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI): http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2016/

Since 2004, OAEI has been supporting the  extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching and instance matching techniques.

This year we will have two new tracks (Disease and Phenotype, and Process Model Matching) and new datasets with respect to some of the last year tracks.


NEWS: PRIZE AND SPECIAL ISSUE
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Authors of (1) the best biomedical-themed papers, (2) system papers with competitive results in the OAEI biomedical-themed tracks, and (3) biomedical-themed dataset descriptions will be invited to submit an extended version of their contributions to be considered in a special issue of the Journal of Biomedical Semantics (JBMS): http://jbiomedsem.biomedcentral.com/.

The Pistoia Alliance Ontologies Mapping project (http://www.pistoiaalliance.org/projects/ontologies-mapping/) team will organise the Disease and Phenotype track and
will sponsor a prize of $7,500 for the winner of this track.

Registration of tools/interest in participating: deadline on June 30th!



CONFIRMED TRACKS
------------------

    Benchmark

    Anatomy

    Conference

    Multifarm

    Interactive Matching (New datasets)

    Large Biomedical Ontologies

    Disease and Phenotype (New track)

    Process Model Matching (New track)

    Instance Matching (New datasets)



IMPORTANT DATES
------------------

Note that this year the submission of systems is one month earlier: July 31st
   
    June 1st: (preliminary) datasets available.

    June 30th: datasets are frozen.

    June 30th: participants register their tool (i.e. interest in participating): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ne1w0J6iwRbXPo6Sxr1hb2qu45HLWN6QM4tLUqfYE84/viewform

    July 31st: participants submit final versions of their tools (details will be sent after registration).

    August 31st: evaluation is executed and results are analyzed.

    September 30th: preliminary version of system papers due

    October 17th or 18th: Ontology matching workshop.

    November 15th: final version of system papers due.


--
Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK

http://krono.act.uji.es/people/Ernesto
http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/ernesto.jimenez-ruiz/


Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz | 9 Jun 00:12 2016
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2nd Call for Systems - OAEI 2016: Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative

--Apologies for cross-posting--

This is the second call for systems for the 2016 edition of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI): http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2016/

Since 2004, OAEI has been supporting the  extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching and instance matching techniques.

This year we will have two new tracks (Disease and Phenotype, and Process Model Matching) and new datasets with respect to some of the last year tracks.


NEWS
------------------

Authors of (1) the best biomedical-themed papers, (2) system papers with competitive results in the OAEI biomedical-themed tracks, and (3) biomedical-themed dataset descriptions will be invited to submit an extended version of their contributions to be considered in a special issue of the Journal of Biomedical Semantics (JBMS): http://jbiomedsem.biomedcentral.com/.

The Pistoia Alliance Ontologies Mapping project (http://www.pistoiaalliance.org/projects/ontologies-mapping/) team will organise the Disease and Phenotype track and
will sponsor a prize of $7,500 for the winner of this track.



CONFIRMED TRACKS
------------------

    Benchmark

    Anatomy

    Conference

    Multifarm

    Interactive Matching (New datasets)

    Large Biomedical Ontologies

    Disease and Phenotype (New track)

    Process Model Matching (New track)

    Instance Matching (New datasets)


IMPORTANT DATES
------------------

Note that this year the submission of systems is one month earlier: July 31st
   
    June 1st: (preliminary) datasets available.

    June 30th: datasets are frozen.

    June 30th: participants register their tool (i.e. interest in participating): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ne1w0J6iwRbXPo6Sxr1hb2qu45HLWN6QM4tLUqfYE84/viewform

    July 31st: participants submit final versions of their tools (details will be sent after registration).

    August 31st: evaluation is executed and results are analyzed.

    September 30th: preliminary version of system papers due

    October 17th or 18th: Ontology matching workshop.

    November 15th: final version of system papers due.


--
Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK

http://krono.act.uji.es/people/Ernesto
http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/ernesto.jimenez-ruiz/


GEARON | 1 Jun 00:01 2016
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Jeff Pan | 26 May 21:29 2016

[CFA] The 12th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2016)

Application Deadline - June 24th, 2016

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The 12th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2016)
Aberdeen, UK, September 5-9, 2016
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/rr-2016/rw-summer-school-2016/
**********************************************

co-located with:

- 10th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2016),
  Aberdeen, UK, September 9-11, 2016



The purpose of the Reasoning Web Summer School is to disseminate recent advances on reasoning techniques which are of particular interest to Semantic Web, Linked Data and Knowledge Graph applications. It is primarily intended for postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdocs, young researchers, and senior researchers wishing to learn about Reasoning on the Semantic Web and related issues. In 2016, the theme of the school is:

        "Query Rules"

As in the previous years, lectures in the summer school will be given by a distinguished group of expert lecturers. Apart from their lectures, most lecturers will also be present for the duration of the school to interact and establish contacts with the students.

The summer school is co-located with RR2016, hence, there will be a great opportunity for students to also attend a major event in the area after the school. In addition, RR will also include a Doctoral Consortium and students of RW are particularly encouraged to also apply to the Doctoral consortium of RR - joint applications are explicitly encouraged.

== IMPORTANT DATES ==

Application deadline: June 24th, 2016
Notifications: July 8, 2016

== LECTURES ==

see webiste for the list of lectures

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/rr-2016/rw-summer-school-2016/rw-tutorials/

and program

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/rr-2016/rw-summer-school-2016/programme/


== APPLICATIONS ==

The number of attendees will be limited and participation will depend on submitting an application which will undergo a reviewing process. Applications have to be submitted by email to Martin J Kollingbaum  (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs/profiles/m.j.kollingbaum/) and Jeff Z. Pan (http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/jeff.z.pan/pages/). 

The program of the school will include a poster session, where students can present and discuss their ongoing research with lecturers and colleagues. Applicants who wish to participate in the poster session shall indicate this and include a poster title and abstract with their application submission.

A selection of students attending RW will have the possibility to also attend the RR Doctoral Consortium with the opportunity to present their poster in a regular session of RR 2016. Students interested to be considered in this selection process should indicate it in their application.

Students applying to RW are encouraged to submit also to the RR Doctoral Consortium (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/rr-2016/doctoral-consortium/), which will have proceedings and a mentoring lunch.

Applications must be submitted in PDF format not exceeding 2 pages (min. font size 11pt) and contain the following information:

- Name, contact details
- Affiliation
- Motivation for participation
- Summary of profile
- Willing to present a poster? (if yes, add a poster title and abstract)
- Willing to be considered for RR/RuleML 2015 Doctoral Consortium?
- Supervisor (if applicable)
- Publications (if applicable)

== SCHOOL FEES ==

The fee for attending the school alone is £385. The fee for attending both the school and the RR2016 confernece is £485.

== LECTURE NOTES ==

The course material used during the summer school will be published with Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. A copy of the proceedings will be included in the registration fees.

== GRANTS ==

There will be a limited number of student grants available for the summer school and for the co-located RR2016 conference.

== ORGANISATION ==

* Organising Chairs

Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen, UK)

* Scientific Advisory Board

Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Thomas Eiter (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Ian Horrocks (Oxford University, UK)
Michael Kifer (Stony Brook University, USA)
Fangzhen Lin (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

* Application Coordinator

Martin J Kollingbaum  (University of Aberdeen, UK)

== CONTACT ==

For further information including sponsorship opportunities, please contact the organising chairs.

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/rr-2016/rw-summer-school-2016/


Doctoral Consortium
====================


We would also like to invite PhD students to submit PhD papers to the collocated two Doctoral Consortium:

RR 2016 Doctoral Consortium
  http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/rr-2016/doctoral-consortium/


Submission deadline for PhD papers: June 15th 2016

Enrico Franconi | 23 May 19:14 2016
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PhD Scholarships in Computer Science in Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) - DEADLINE 8 JUNE.

PhD Scholarships in Computer Science at the Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy).
<http://www.unibz.it/EN/INF/PROGS/PHDCS/>

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano was founded in 1997 as a multilingual (English, German, Italian) internationally oriented institution.

A public competition for the allocation of 12 PhD positions in the Faculty of Computer Science is open, and 9 of these positions will be covered by grants (17,000€ per year). The deadline for submitting the application (admission/pre-enrolment to the 32nd PhD cycle) via <http://www.unibz.it/en/public/research/phd/> is the 8th of June 2016.

PhD students are expected to work full-time on their research during the period of the PhD studies, which lasts three years. An additional support is given to spend a period of 6-12 months at an international research center. The official language of the programme is English, and it is expected that students are able to write and speak fluently in English.

The PhD study programme places an emphasis on research. PhD candidates are strongly advised to look at the three areas (listed below) which are the focus of the research at the Faculty of Computer Science, and to get in contact with their desired research area before applying. The Selection Committee ranks PhD students based on a comparative assessment of the merits and qualifications of applicants, taking into account also feedback from potential supervisors in the selected research area.

RESEARCH AREAS:

* KRDB - KNOWLEDGE AND DATA

Logic-based languages for knowledge representation
Intelligent access to data
Semantic technologies
Information integration
Data-aware process modelling, verification, and synthesis
Business process monitoring, mining, and conformance
Temporal aspects of data and knowledge
Extending database technologies
Visual and verbal paradigms for information modelling and exploration
Reasoning with Uncertain and Imprecise Knowledge

The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (web page: <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb>) was founded in 2002, and it currently comprises about 30 researchers, including PhD students. The research activity is focussed on two main areas: (1) intelligent data and information management, with emphasis on modelling of data and on the challenges related to modelling and dealing with structured, complex, and big data; and (2) business processes and data, with the aim of studying the entire process lifecycle including the modelling of business processes and organisations. The KRDB Centre is widely recognised as one of the internationally leading groups in knowledge representation research, with a synergy between foundational research and application-oriented research. KRDB contact person: Enrico Franconi <franconi <at> inf.unibz.it>.

* IDSE - INFORMATION AND DATABASE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Spatial and temporal databases
Approximation techniques in databases
Query optimisation in databases
Cooperative interfaces for information access and filtering
Data mining techniques for preference elicitation and recommendation
Cloud computing and big data
Agile development and human aspects of software engineering
Software startups and lean startup methodology
Design based hardware engineering
Technology enhanced learning
Interaction design

The research activities in the area of database and information systems engineering focus on key aspects of applied computer science, including data warehousing and data mining, the integration of heterogeneous and distributed databases, time-varying information, data models, and query processing. The research approach is primarily constructive in its outset, and it includes substantial experimental and analytical elements. The development activities cover the design of data models and structures, and the development of algorithms, data structures, languages, and systems. The experimental activities verify real world artefacts with the help of prototypes and simulations. The analytic activities include the analysis of the algorithmic complexity and the evaluation of languages. The main goal is theoretically sound results that solve real world problems.

* SERG - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Empirical software engineering
Mining software repositories
Software reliability and testing
Automatic improvement and empirical investigation of software quality attributes
Recommendation systems in software engineering
Software system behaviour

The research topics in software engineering are focused on the empirical and quantitative study of innovative models for software development. The target analysis techniques include both traditional statistics, and new approaches, such as computational intelligence, Bayesian models, and meta-analytical systems. The innovative software development techniques include (a) methods based on lean management, such as agile methods, with a specific interest for benchmarking and identification of defects, and (b) open source development models, with specific attention for self organising systems and the analysis of the resulting quality aspects.

FedCSIS 2016 - CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS

Call for Position Papers

2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 
(FedCSIS)

Gdansk, Poland, 11-14 September, 2016

www.fedcsis.org

(FedCSIS on www.ieee.org: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSIS-on-IEEE-2016)

The FedCSIS 2016 Federated Conference invites submissions of POSITION 
PAPERS to its respective events. Position papers must not exceed 8 pages 
and they should relate to an ongoing research or experience. Position 
papers will be presented by the authors alongside regular papers. 
Position papers may be also submitted as DEMO PAPERS and presented as 
demonstrations of software tools and products. They should describe 
non-for-profit software tools in a prototype-, alpha-, or beta-version.

We invite TWO TYPES OF POSITION PAPERS:

EMERGING RESEARCH PAPERS present preliminary research results from 
work-in-progress based on sound scientific approach but presenting work 
not completely validated as yet. They must describe precisely the 
research problem and its rationale. They must also define the intended 
future work including the expected benefits from solution to the tackled 
problem.

CHALLENGE PAPERS propose and describe research challenges in theory or 
practice of computer science and information systems. The papers in this 
category must be based on deep understanding of existing research or 
industrial problems and should be defining new promising research 
directions.

Paper publication:

Position papers will be published as a SEPARATE ELECTRONIC VOLUME (of 
the Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems series; 
annals-csis.org), WITH an ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers. These papers will 
NOT be placed in the IEEE Digital Library and will NOT be submitted to 
Thomson Reuters Web of Science. However, they will be indexed in the 
CrossRef, BazEkon, J-Gate, and submitted for indexing to: SCOPUS, 
Inspec, DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar.

Paper submission:

Authors should submit a position paper in English, carefully checked for 
correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. 
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference website 
ought to be used for all submitted papers. The required submission 
format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check, and 
carefully follow, the instructions and templates provided. Papers that 
are out of scope of the selected event, or that contain any form of 
(self)plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. All position papers 
will be refereed before inclusion in the conference program.

About FedCSIS 2016:

FedCSIS 2016 is organized by the Polish Information Processing Society 
(PTI) in technical cooperation with the IEEE Region 8, IEEE Poland 
Section, IEEE Poland (Gdansk) Section Computer Society Chapter, Poland 
Section Computational Intelligence Society Chapter, ACM Special Interest 
Group on Applied Computing, Lodz ACM Chapter, Committee of Computer 
Science of Polish Academy of Sciences, European Alliance for Innovation, 
Polish Operational and Systems Research Society, Eastern Cluster ICT and 
Mazovia Cluster ICT.

Chairs of FedCSIS Conference Series
Maria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki

Contact FedCSIS at
secretariat@...

diwt | 23 May 11:56 2016

Technologies for Smart Cities 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

First Workshop on "Technologies for Smart Cities"
Colocated with the Fifth International Conference on the Future 
Generation Communication Technologies (FGCT 2016)
Luton, (near London). UK
August 17-19, 2016
www.socio.org.uk/fgct
(Technically co-sponsored by IEEE UK & Ireland)

Smart cities enable to improve the traditional networks and services to 
become more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication 
technologies, for the benefit of its inhabitants and community. Smart 
technologies lead to transform disparate data collected from machines, 
embedded systems, and sensors around the city or and turn it into valued 
information that helps make the community safe, economically viable and 
more efficient. Using this information can help drive improvements to 
the way we manage our services. Smartly interconnected platforms make it 
easier for people to securely connect and share vital information in 
real time. This powerful capability supports intelligent action in the 
moment and better-informed decision making for the long term.

Thus technologies play a signicant role in the transformation of smart 
cities. The proposed workshop will address such technologies that 
include but not necessarily the following-

Networks and Advanced Communications
Cloud
Mobility
Internet of Things (IoT)
Cyber Security and Privacy
Open-data initiatives
Parking apps
Dynamic kiosks for real-time information
Mobile payments
Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology
Self Service Models
Smart Applications
Intelligent Transport Systems

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the 
proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital 
Library.

The workshop is co-located with the main conference.

Important Dates

Submission of Papers: 	June 01, 2016
Notification of Acceptance:	July 01, 2016
Camera Ready:	August 01, 2016
Registration:	August 01, 2016
Conference Dates:	August 17-19, 2016
The selected papers after extension and modification will be published 
in many peer reviewed and indexed journals.

  Journal of Computer and System Sciences/ (ISI/Scopus)
  Journal of Digital Information Management (Scopus/EI)
  International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering  (Scopus 
and EI Indexed)
  Decision Analytics
  International Journal of Big Data Intelligence
  International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences (Scopus/EI)
  International Journal of Management and Decision Making (Scopus/EI)
  International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences
  International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (Scopus/EI)
Journal of Electrical Systems
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

General Chair

Ezendu Ariwa, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Programme Chairs

Carsten Maple, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Yong Yue, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Hathairat Ketmaneechairat, King Mongkut’s University of Technology, 
Thailand.

Submissions at http://www.socio.org.uk/fgct/paper-submission/
Conference email: fgct@...

Heiko Paulheim | 19 May 09:23 2016
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[CfP] 13th ESWC 2016 - Call for Minute Madness Presentations

Apologies for cross-posting
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                      13th ESWC 2016
              http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/
            Call for Minute Madness Presentations
===========================================================

This year's ESWC features a "Minute Madness" session. This is an entertaining session that is open for every conference attendee to present an idea or a project in one minute using one slide. In particular, presenters of demos and posters are encouraged to advertise their work and attract attendees to their booth. The session takes place on the May 31st, 2016, at 17:30 (local time).

The rules are as follows:
- You have exactly one slide that will be shown for exactly one minute. During this one minute you give your talk. If you talk longer, we will stop you.
- The slides will be advanced automatically. In between the one-minute talks a transition slide will be shown for approximately five seconds. This transition slide will be generated by us and it will contain the title of the next one-minute talk. The transition slide will include the title of the paper and the submission ID.
- Given the limited time, it is highly advisable to avoid trying to present technical details of your work. Instead, you should provide the audience with a very high-level idea, ideally, presented in a catchy, entertaining manner.
To participate in the Minute of Madness send an email with your slide  to eswc2016pd-bC77Qfv0vuxrovVCs/uTlw@public.gmane.org no later than May 29 (23:59 Hawaii time)  (strict deadline). The subject of the email should be "ESWC2016 Minute Madness" and the email has to include the following details:
(1) your name (i.e., the person who presents the talk);
(2) a title for your talk -- if your talk is an advertisement for your demo or your poster, the title must be the title of the poster/demo and its submission number;
(3) a 1-page PDF document with the slide for your talk (The slide should be in a standard 4:3 format that is suitable for presenting on a projector with a resolution of 1024x768. Please ensure that your slide looks good in this format)

We will also aim to accommodate lightning proposals. However, if we run out of open spots, preference will be given to demo and poster advertisements, and remaining spots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.


-- Prof. Dr. Heiko Paulheim Data and Web Science Group University of Mannheim Phone: +49 621 181 2661 B6, 26, Room C1.09 D-68159 Mannheim Mail: heiko-jNDFPZUTrfTbB13WlS47k7yZi+5vbtHrhC4ANOJQIlc@public.gmane.org Web: www.heikopaulheim.com
Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz | 13 May 17:54 2016
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1st Call for Systems - OAEI 2016: Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative

--Apologies for cross-posting--

This is the first call for systems for the 2016 edition of he Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI): http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2016/

Since 2004, OAEI has been supporting the  extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching and instance matching techniques.

This year we will have two new tracks (Disease and Phenotype, and Process Model Matching) and new datasets with respect to some of the last year tracks.

The Pistoia Alliance Ontologies Mapping project (http://www.pistoiaalliance.org/projects/ontologies-mapping/) team will organise the Disease and Phenotype track and will sponsor a prize of $7,500 for the winner of this track.

CONFIRMED TRACKS
------------------

    Benchmark

    Anatomy

    Multifarm

    Interactive Matching (New datasets)

    Large Biomedical Ontologies

    Disease and Phenotype (New track)

    Process Model Matching (New track)

    Instance Matching (New datasets)


IMPORTANT DATES
------------------

Note that this year the submission of systems is one month earlier: July 31st
   
    June 1st: (preliminary) datasets available.

    June 30th: datasets are frozen.

    June 30th: participants register their tool (i.e. interest in participating): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ne1w0J6iwRbXPo6Sxr1hb2qu45HLWN6QM4tLUqfYE84/viewform

    July 31st: participants submit final versions of their tools (details will be sent after registration).

    August 31st: evaluation is executed and results are analyzed.

    September 30th: preliminary version of system papers due

    October 17th or 18th: Ontology matching workshop.

    November 15th: final version of system papers due.


--
Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK

http://krono.act.uji.es/people/Ernesto
http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/ernesto.jimenez-ruiz/




--
Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford
Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK

http://krono.act.uji.es/people/Ernesto
http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/people/ernesto.jimenez-ruiz/


Heiko Paulheim | 9 May 12:13 2016
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First CfP: NLP & DBpedia 2016 (in conjunction with ISWC2016)

*apologies for cross-posting* --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fourth International Workshop on NLP & DBpedia 2016 17 or 18 October 2016 Kobe, Japan Collocated with the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2016) http://iswc2016.semanticweb.org/ Submission Deadline: 1 July 2016 Notification of Acceptance: 31 July 2016 Workshop URI: https://nlpdbpedia2016.wordpress.com/ Submissions via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nlpdbpedia2016 Hashtag: #NLPDBP2016 Contact: nlpdbpedia2016-bC77Qfv0vuxrovVCs/uTlw@public.gmane.org --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Motivation The central role of Wikipedia (and therefore DBpedia) for the creation of a Translingual Web has been recognized by the Strategic Research Agenda (cf. section 3.4, page 23) and most of the contributions of the Dagstuhl seminar on the Multilingual Semantic Web also stress the role of Wikipedia for Multilingualism. The previous editions of the NLP&DBpedia workshop also contribute to this understanding. As more and more language-specific chapters of DBpedia are created (currently 14 language editions), DBpedia is becoming a driving factor for a Linguistic Linked Open Data cloud as well as localized LOD clouds with specialized domains (e.g. the Dutch windmill domain ontology created from http://nl.dbpedia.org or Japanese domain ontology of screws from http://ja.dbpedia.org/). The data contained in Wikipedia and DBpedia have ideal properties for making them a controlled testbed for NLP. Wikipedia and DBpedia are multilingual and multi-domain, the communities maintaining these resource are very open and it is easy to join and contribute. The open licence allows data consumers to benefit from the content and many parts are collaboratively editable. Especially, the data in DBpedia is widely used and disseminated throughout the Semantic Web. With the foundation of the DBpedia Association and the frequent releases of the DBpedia+ Data Stack, this workshop hopes to channel contributions of the NLP research community into the data ecosystem of DBpedia and LOD, thus easing the use of interlinked language resources as well as increasing the performance of knowledge-based NLP approaches. We envision the workshop to produce the following items: • an open call to the DBpedia data consumer community that will generate a wish list of data, which is to be generated from Wikipedia using NLP methods (for certain domains and application scenarios). This wish list will be broken down to tasks and benchmarks and as a result GOLD standard will be created. • the benchmarks and test data created will be collected and published under an open licence for future evaluation (inspired by http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/ and http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets.html). • strengthen the link between DBpedia and NLP communities that currently meet two times a year at DBpedia developers workshops. • We also offer all authors the chance to contribute their data to the regular DBpedia releases in April and October. NLP4DBpedia DBpedia has been around for quite a while, infusing the Web of Data with multi-domain data of decent quality. The data in DBpedia is, however, mostly extracted from Wikipedia infoboxes, while the remaining parts of Wikipedia are to a large extent not exploited for DBpedia. Here, NLP techniques may help improving DBpedia. Extracting additional triples from the plain text information in Wikipedia, either unsupervised or using the existing triples as training information, could multiply the information in DBpedia, or help telling correct from incorrect information by finding supporting text passages. Furthermore, analyzing the semantics of other structures in Wikipedia, such as tables, lists, or categories, would help make DBpedia richer. Finally, since Wikipedia exists in more than 200 languages, we are particularly interested in seeing NLP approaches not only working for English, but also for other languages, in order to leverage the huge amount of knowledge captured in the different language editions. NLP approaches enable also improving quality of DBpedia, especially by extracting content from sources other than Wikipedia that may validate the data in DBpedia. DBpedia4NLP On the other hand, NLP and information extraction techniques often involve various resources while processing texts from different domains. As high-quality annotated data is often too expensive and time-consuming to obtain, NLP researchers are increasingly looking to the Semantic Web for external structured sources to complement their datasets. Such resources can be gazetteers to aid a named entity recognition system or examples of relations between entities to bootstrap a relation finder. DBpedia can easily be utilised to assist NLP modules in a variety of tasks. We invite papers from both these areas including: • Knowledge extraction from text and HTML documents (especially unstructured and semi-structured documents) on the Web, using information in the Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud, and especially in DBpedia. • Representation of NLP tool output and NLP resources as RDF/OWL, and linking the extracted output to the LOD cloud or the Linguistic LOD cloud . • Novel applications using the extracted knowledge, the Web of Data or NLP DBpedia-based methods. The specific topics of the workshop are listed below. Topics • Enhancing DBpedia with NLP methods • Finding errors in DBpedia with NLP methods • Enriching DBpedia with NLP methods • Improving quality of DBpedia with NLP methods • Annotation methods for Wikipedia articles • Cross-lingual data and text mining on Wikipedia • Pattern and semantic analysis of natural language, reading the Web, learning by reading • Large-scale information extraction • Entity resolution and automatic discovery of Named Entities • Multilingual entity recognition task of real world entities • Frequent pattern analysis of entities • Relationship extraction, slot filling • Entity linking, Named Entity disambiguation, cross-document co-reference resolution • Analysis of ontology models for natural language text • Learning and refinement of ontologies • Natural language taxonomies modeled to Semantic Web ontologies • Use cases of entity recognition for Linked Data applications • Impact of entity linking on information retrieval, semantic search Furthermore, an informal list of NLP tasks can be found on this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_language_processing#Major_tasks_in_NLP These are relevant for the workshop as long as they fit into the DBpedia4NLP and NLP4DBpedia frame (i.e. the used data evolves around Wikipedia and DBpedia). All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop. Together with the KéKi workshop (http://keki2016.linguistic-lod.org/), we have applied for joint proceedings publication in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (LNCS) by Springer and are currently under review. We welcome the following types of contributions: * Full research papers (up to 16 pages). * Position papers (up to 12 pages) All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the style for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Authors. Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nlpdbpedia2016 For details on the LNCS style, see the Springer Author Instructions at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0. NLP & DBpedia 2016 submissions are not anonymous. Important Dates: - submission date: 1 July 2016, 23:59 Hawaii time - author notifications: 31 July 2016, 23:59 Hawaii time - pre-workshop paper: 1 September, 2016 - NLP & DBpedia 2016: 17 or 18 October 2016 - camera-ready for post-proceedings: 18 November 2016, 23:59 Hawaii time Organising Committee: Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim Marieke van Erp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Pablo N. Mendes, IBM Research, USA Programme committee: Caroline Barriere, CRIM Christian Bizer, University of Mannheim Volha Bryl, Springer Nature Paul Buitelaar, Insight - National University of Ireland, Galway Philipp Cimiano, Bielefeld University Agata Filipowska, Department of Information Systems, Poznan University of Economics Jorge Gracia, Ontology Engineering Group. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Anja Jentzsch, Hasso Plattner Institut John P. Mccrae, National University of Ireland, Galway Andrea Moro, Sapienza, Università di Roma Roberto Navigli, Sapienza Universita' di Roma Giuseppe Rizzo, ISMB Harald Sack, Hasso-Plattner-Institute for IT Systems Engineering, University of Potsdam Felix Sasaki, W3C Ricardo Usbeck, University of Leipzig Sebastian Walter, CITEC, Bielefeld University Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics
-- Prof. Dr. Heiko Paulheim Data and Web Science Group University of Mannheim Phone: +49 621 181 2661 B6, 26, Room C1.09 D-68159 Mannheim Mail: heiko-jNDFPZUTrfTbB13WlS47k7yZi+5vbtHrhC4ANOJQIlc@public.gmane.org Web: www.heikopaulheim.com
Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel | 6 May 14:10 2016

CFP: Generalization in Collaborative Case-Based Reasoning - GCCR 2016

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Special Session on Generalization in Collaborative Case-Based Reasoning (GCCR 2016)

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016)

October 31 - November 04, 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

http://cts2016.cisedu.info  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/cts16

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IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline: ----------------------------- June 27, 2016

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------------- July 25, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- August 17, 2016 

Conference Dates:  ------------------------------------------ October 31 - November 04, 2016

 

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

It is known that case-based reasoning (CBR) systems are more scalable than expert systems by a factor of about ten. Collaborative case-based reasoning (CCBR) systems seek to put this scalability to use in the domain of agent-based knowledge engineering and beyond. Effective collaboration (e.g., swarm robotics) requires that distinct entities plan for cooperation and share their dynamic realizations of those plans. Often, one agent must do something else while waiting for another agent to complete a mutually agreed upon task. It is increasingly difficult, with scale, to create effectively shared rule bases for carrying out complex plans. Rather, case bases can build on the acquired experience in devising plans for replay, generalization, and adaptation. Thus, in a very real sense, case bases can be designed to assist in the automatic programming of distributed software. Such capabilities are needed for building complex cyber-secure systems as well as intelligent systems and systems of systems, in general. 

In this special session, we invite original research contributions that advance the state of the art as well as position papers that pose a new direction or present a controversial point of view on these subjects and related fields. Theoretical and application papers are invited, which address these and related issues. A major goal is to enable collaborative computing through automation and to discover cost-effective techniques for the realization of the same.

 

The GCCR Special Session topics include (but are not limited to) the following:  

  • Case-based reasoning in automatic programming
  • Generalization in case-based reasoning
  • Case-based reasoning in collaborative design
  • Case-based reasoning in collaborative games
  • Collaborative case-based reasoning for knowledge discovery
  • Collaborative case-based reasoning for architecture planning
  • Multi-agent collaborative case-based reasoning
  • Case-based reasoning and domain transference
  • Case-based reasoning vs collaborative filtering
  • Machine learning and reasoning techniques
  • Logic and reasoning
  • Automated reasoning
  • Mechanisms for interaction 
  • Action languages and policy representation & reasoning
  • Case-based reasoning and Big Data
  • Case-based reasoning in social networking
  • Case-based reasoning for security
  • Answer set programming and policy representation & reasoning
  • Graph Based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Visualization generation

 

PAPER SUBMISSION  

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Generalization in Collaborative Case-Based Reasoning. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify).  For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://cts2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gccr2016. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop. 

PROCEEDINGS

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers. 

 

SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZERS

Stuart H. Rubin, PhD, stuart.rubin-JoQm+pnW5+g@public.gmane.org

Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel, PhD, t_tebibel-qM4CjABHT9I@public.gmane.org

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings. 

  • Marcello Balduccini, Drexel University, USA
  • Salem Benferhat, Université of Artrois, France
  • Belaid Behamou, University of Provence Marseilles, France
  • Stefania Costantini, University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Habiba Drias, USTHB University, Algeria
  • Joao Ferreira , Teesside University, UK
  • Eric Grégoire, Université of Artrois, France
  • Ahmed Guessoum, USTHB University, Algeria
  • Rohit Parikh, CUNY Graduate Center, USA
  • Lakhdar Sais, Université of Artrois, France
  • Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council, Italy
  • TBA
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Prof. Thouraya Bouabana Tebibel
LCSI Laboratory
École nationale Supérieure d'Informatique

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