Ольга Сушкова | 12 Feb 21:27 2016
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"Smart Contracts, Blockchain, and Rules" Track

"Smart Contracts, Blockchain, and Rules" Track
http://2016.ruleml.org/calls/blockchain-enabled-smart-contracts-and-rules

at the 10th International Web Rule Symposium, (RuleML-2016)
http://2016.ruleml.org
Stony Brook, NY, July 6-9, 2016.

Smart Contracts have emerged as means to digitalize and (semi-)automatically enforce (legal) contracts, backed by blockchain technologies --- a set of recent technologies that appeared the first time in the context of the cryptocurrencies bitcoin, but are now being transitioned to different domains. Smart contracts are envisioned to essentially be user-defined programs that specify rules governing transactions, and that are enforced by a distributed network of peers. Traditional rule technologies have a high relevance in the context of Smart Contracts - they can be used for specification, reasoning, and enforcement of smart contracts, among others. At the same time, Smart Contracts represent a potential new application area of traditional rule technologies. The goal of this track is to identify opportunities and challenges for use of rule technologies in Smart Contracts, eventually shaping a better understanding of what Smart Contracts actually are and what they could be used for. During the last years the International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) has been a leading international conference on research, applications, languages and standards for rule technologies. Due to the relevance of rules in Smart Contracts, it is natural that the emerging area of Smart Contracts finds RuleML a relevant venue for dissemination and that RuleML uses this opportunity to expand the applicability of rule technologies.

Topics (not limited to):

Design of Smart Contracts
Rule-based specification of Smart Contracts
Declarative process specification in Smart Contracts
Formalization of Smart Contracts
Protocols for Smart Contracts
Reasoning about Smart Contracts
Distribution, sharing and publication of Smart Contracts
Deployment and enforcement of Smart Contracts
Programming models for Smart Contracts
Smart Contracts and Blockchains
Smart Contracts and legal rules and regulations
Legal systems, Blockchains, and Smart Contracts
Identity and reputation management in Smart Contracts
Rules and blockchains
Smart Contracts Applications and Use Cases
Smart Contracts technologies (e.g. Ethereum, Eris, Codius, etc.)
RuleML and Smart Contracts

Submission

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2016 (please enter the track name as the first line in the keywords section) as:

Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)
Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. 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 will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The RuleML2016 special tracks will be published in the same book. 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. A selection of the best papers from all tracks will be invited to be revised and extended for the post-conference publication in a Special Issue of TPLP (Theory and Practice of Logic Programming).

RuleML main track and special tracks dates:

* Register Title and Abstract in Easychair: March 11, 2016
* Paper Submission: March 18, 2016
* Author Notification: May 4, 2016
* Camera Ready: May 18, 2016
* Conference: 6-9 July, 2016

Organizers

Sudhir Agarwal, Stanford University, USA
Alex Oberhauser, Sigimera, USA
Dumitru Roman, SINTEF / University of Oslo, Norway

Program Committee (confirmed):

Sudhir Agarwal, Stanford University, USA
Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling, UK
Primavera De'Filippi, Harvard Berkman Center & COALA, USA
Margaret Hagan, Stanford University, USA
Steffen Lamparter, Siemens, Germany
Andrew Miller, University of Maryland, USA
Sergey Nazarov, SmartContract, USA
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Alex Oberhauser, Sigimera, USA
Monica Palmirani, University of Bologna, Italy
Gareth W. Peters, University College London, UK
Dumitru Roman, SINTEF / University of Oslo, Norway
Giovanni Sarto, European University Institute of Florence, CIRSFID - University of Bologna, Italy
Melanie Swan, Singularity University, USA
Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK
Hitzler, Pascal | 11 Feb 14:38 2016
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First U.S. Semantic Symposium: Please indicate interest

(apologies for cross-posting)

[Summary: We intend to run an informal symposium to gather the U.S. community interested in foundations
and applications of Semantic Web technologies. Please let us know by February 20 if you would be
potentially interested in participating. Long version below.]

1st U.S. Semantic Symposium (USSS) - Indication of Interest

The Semantic Web is an inherently multi-disciplinary field. The Artificial Intelligence community has
contributed much in the way of formal logic and knowledge representation. Similarly, the applied
computer science community, along with industry and government agencies, have contributed with
application development and testing.  With an ever-growing dependence on the web, natural science
researchers, geoscience and biology to name a few, have also taken an increasing interest in the Semantic
Web. 

Yet, the division between computer science, natural science, and academia/government/industry, has a
downside. It limits the formation of a coherent national agenda for exploring emerging trends in
Semantic Technologies.  What are needed are community consolidation and the building of a U.S.-based
community research network.

The goal of the 1st U.S. Semantic Symposium is to bring together the U.S. Semantic Web community and begin
forming such a research network.  We aim to achieve this by supporting communication across
disciplinary, organizational, and geographical boundaries.  The Symposium will provide a forum by
which participants can share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research
activities, foster synthesis and new collaborations, develop community standards, and advance their
science and education through communication and the sharing of ideas.

To this end, the Symposium will be an informal gathering with plenty of time for discussion and breakout
sessions. We encourage anyone with an interest in the Semantic Web, regardless of field, to attend.  Given
the diversity of the field, we are at this time identifying the size of the interested community in order to
identify adequate facilities and agenda. We anticipate a one-day symposium to be held in the Washington
D.C. area during summer of 2016.

Submit your intention to participate and Symposium agenda ideas to Tom Narock
[tnarock@...], by February 20 if at all possible.

Organizing Committee

Michel Dumontier, Stanford University
Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara Marshall Ma, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute Tom Narock, Marymount University

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Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Data Semantics Laboratory
Professor and Director for Data Science
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
pascal@...   http://www.pascal-hitzler.de
Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net

ASIR 2016 - CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS
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6th International Workshop on Advances in Semantic Information Retrieval 
(ASIR’16)

Gdansk, Poland, 11 - 14 September, 2016

WWW: https://fedcsis.org/asir
E-mail: asir2016@...

We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing a paper 
to ASIR - held as a part of the Federated Conference on Computer Science 
and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2016).

FedCSIS a yearly international multi-conference 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, European Alliance for Innovation, Polish Operational and 
Systems
Research Society - POSRS, Eastern Cluster ICT Poland, Mazovia Cluster ICT.

Recent advances in semantic technologies form a solid basis for a 
variety of methods and instruments that support multimedia information 
retrieval, knowledge representation, discovery and analysis. They 
influence the way and form of representing documents in the memory of 
computers, approaches to analyze documents, techniques to mine and 
retrieve knowledge. The abundance of video, voice and speech data also 
raises new challenging problems to multimedia information retrieval systems.

We believe that our workshop will facilitate discussions of new research 
results in this area, and will serve as a meeting place for researchers 
from all over the world. Our aim is to create an atmosphere of 
friendship and cooperation for everyone, interested in computational 
linguistics and semantic information retrieval. The ASIR’16 workshop 
will continue to maintain high standards of quality and organization, 
set in the previous years. We welcome all the researchers, interested in 
semantic information retrieval, to join our event.

TOPICS
=======================================

The workshop addresses semantic information retrieval theory and 
important matters, related to practical Web tools. The topics and areas 
include but not limited to:

- Domain-specific semantic applications.
- Evaluation methodologies for semantic search and retrieval.
- Models for document representation.
- Natural language semantic processing.
- Ontology for semantic information retrieval.
- Ontology alignment, mapping and merging.
- Query interfaces.
- Searching and ranking.
- Semantic multimedia retrieval.
- Visualization of retrieved results.

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
=======================================

Papers should be submitted by April 18, 2016 (strict deadline). 
Preprints will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the 
FedCSIS participants. Only papers presented during the conference will 
be submitted to the IEEE for inclusion in the Xplore Digital Library. 
Furthermore, proceedings, published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI 
numbers will posted at the conference WWW site. Moreover, most Events' 
organizers arrange quality journals, edited volumes, etc. and may invite 
selected extended and revised papers for post-conference publications 
(information can be found at the websites of individual events).

IMPORTANT DATES
=======================================

- Paper submission: April 18, 2016 (strict deadline)
- Position paper submission: May 30, 2016
- Acceptance decision: June 13, 2016
- Final version of paper submission: July 4, 2016
- Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31, 2016
- Conference dates: September 11-14, 2016

EVENT CHAIRS
=======================================

- Klyuev, Vitaly, University of Aizu, Japan
- Mozgovoy, Maxim, University of Aizu, Japan

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed so far)
=======================================

- Carrara, Massimiliano, Universita di Padova, Italy
- Dobrynin, Vladimir, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
- Goczyła, Krzysztof, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
- Haralambous, Yannis, Institut Telecom - Telecom Bretagne, France
- Homenda, Wladyslaw, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
- Jin, Qun, Waseda University, Japan
- Lai, Cristian, CRS4, Italy
- Leonelli, Sabina, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
- Nalepa, Grzegorz J., AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Pyshkin, Evgeny, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia
- Shtykh, Roman, CyberAgent Inc., Japan
- Slezak, Dominik, University of Warsaw & Infobright Inc., Poland
- Soldatova, Larisa, Brunel University, United Kingdom
- Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen, Ontology Engineering Group, Scool of 
Computer Science at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
- Tadeusiewicz, Ryszard, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Vacura, Miroslav, University of Economics, Czech Republic
- Zadrozny, Slawomir, Systems Research Institute, Poland
- Ławrynowicz, Agnieszka, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

CHAIRS OF FedCSIS CONFERENCE SERIES

Maria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki

CONTACT FedCSIS AT: secretariat@...

FedCSIS on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSISFacebook
FedCSIS on LinkedIN: http://tinyurl.com/FedCSISLinkedIN

Thomas Kurz | 9 Feb 11:06 2016
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[CfP] ESWC2016 Linked Media workshop - LIME

-- Apologies for cross posting --

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CFP: Fourth International Workshop on Linked Media (LiME 2016)
          http://www.mico-project.eu/event/LiME2016/
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This workshop is co-located with the ESWC 2016 conference held in Heraklion, Greece on May 29 to June 2, 2016.

*Deadlines*:
 - Submission deadline: Mar 4, 2016 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)
 - Paper acceptance notification: Apr 1, 2016
 - Paper final copy hard deadline: Apr 15, 2016

*Goals of the workshop*:
If the future Web will be able to fully use the scale and quality of online media, a Web scale layer of
structured and semantic media annotation is needed, which we call Linked Media. Drawing on the success of
the Linked Data movement, we believe annotation of media using Linked Data concepts can be the basis for
Web-wide media interlinking based on concept matching and relationships. 

This 4th workshop on Linked Media (LiME-2016), building on previous successful events held at WWW2013,
ESWC2014 and WWW2015, aims at promoting the principles of Linked Media on the Web by gathering  semantic
multimedia and Linked Data researchers to exchange current research and development work on creating
conceptual descriptions of media items, multimedia metadata publication on the Web, and its semantic
processing, particular based on Linked Data approaches to concept matching and relationships.
Specifically, we aim to build a research community to promote a future Web where automated multimedia
analysis results can be used as a basis to integrate  Linked Data-based conceptual annotations into
structured media descriptions, which can be published and shared online. When media descriptions are
more easily findable and processable, new applications and services can be created in which online media
is more easily shared, retrieved and re-used.

*Workshop topics and themes*:
LiME-2016 focuses on identifying the state of the art and gaps in research and development of new Web data
models, specifications, tools and interfaces to support the growth and re-use of Linked Media, inspired
by the Linked Data movement for making structured descriptions of resources more easily available
online. 

Important aspects to discuss revolve around (1) emerging approaches to online media description, (2)
extracting such descriptions and linking them to external resources, and (3) showcasing practical use
cases of Linked Media, also covering interaction aspects for single and group users. 

The workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
1. Approaches to online media descriptions & annotation
  - Aligning the fragmented approaches to online media description, its publication, and processing;
  - Tools and approaches to lower the cost of creating structured descriptions of online media resources;
  - New methods of automatic, real time, metadata extraction of any online media content (including live streams);
  - Ideas how to incorporate Linked Data into media description (and benefit from the additional metadata of
the Linked Data cloud);
  - Use of the Open Annotation model for describing online media.
2. Methods for enriching and hyperlinking media
  - Tools and approaches to search and retrieval of online media based on its structured description,
scaling to the Web;
  - New methods for automatically assessing the suitability of (non-trusted) content for interweaving
(e.g. violence detection, nudity detection), and publishing such assessments;
  - Methods and tools for automatically link media to media at the fragment level, including evaluation on
standard corpora such as MediaEval;
  - Addressing issues of trust, quality and rights of online media;
3. Presentation, interaction, evaluation and new business models for Linked Media
  - New Web applications making use of Linked Media, also across different platforms;
  - Evaluations of innovative services with end-users;
  - Approaches to tracking user interaction with media (and exploiting this knowledge to enrich annotations);
  - Emergence of new business opportunities.

*Submission*:
Submissions should not exceed 6 pages and are to be formatted according to the ACM SIG proceedings template
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) and submitted to
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lime2016. Papers should be submitted in PDF format.
We encourage various types of submission:
  - full papers (max 6 pages) for mature research work which has been subject to evaluation
  - demo submissions (max 2 pages) for working demos of software, services and platforms. These submissions
must point to an online interface or video, and justify the contribution to the Linked Media ecosystem. 

The workshop proceedings will be published in the ESWC2016 Adjunct Proceedings and publicly at CEUR-WS.

Programme Committee:
Patrick Aichroth, Fraunhofer IDMT, DE
Olivier Aubert, University of Nantes, FR
Emanuel Berndl, University of Passau, DE 
Marco Bertini, University of Florence, IT
Pierre-Antoine Champin, University Lyon 1, FR
Jean-Claude Dufourd, Telecom Paristech, FR
Lynda Hardman, CWI, NL
Antione Isaac, Europeana, NL
Ioannis Kompatsiaris, CERTH-ITI, GR
Yunjia Li, University of Southampton, UK
Guiseppe Rizzo, University of Turin, IT
Thomas Steiner, Google Inc., DE

Organizers:
 - Thomas Kurz, Salzburg Research, AT
 - Lyndon Nixon, Modul University, AT
 - RaphaÎl Troncy, EURECOM, FR 
 - Kai Schlegel, University of Passau, DE

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Thomas Kurz
Forschung & Entwicklung / KMT

Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH 
Jakob-Haringer-Straße 5/3 | 5020 Salzburg, Austria 
T: +43.662.2288-253 | F: -222
thomas.kurz@... 
http://www.salzburgresearch.at

Hitzler, Pascal | 8 Feb 22:47 2016
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Semantic Web job pointers on the Semantic Web journal website.

We (Semantic Web journal) have been asked whether we could open a job postings website. If you have any jobs
postings related to Semantic Web (academic or industry etc.), then we can add a pointer on
http://semantic-web-journal.net/content/job-postings-related-semantic-web - just let us know.

Pascal.

--
Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Data Semantics Laboratory
Professor and Director for Data Science
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
pascal@...   http://www.pascal-hitzler.de
Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net

Ольга Сушкова | 5 Feb 18:28 2016
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The 10th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) 2016 Call for Papers

The 10th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) 2016 Call for Papers


The annual International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML) is the leading international event in the field of rules and their applications. RuleML 2016, the tenth event in this series, will be held at Stony Brook University, USA. RuleML is the leading conference to build bridges between academia and industry in the field of rules and its applications, especially as part of the semantic technology stack. It is devoted to rule-based programming and rule-based systems including production rules systems, logic programming rule engines, and business rules engines/business rules management systems; Semantic Web rule languages and rule standards (e.g., RuleML, SWRL, RIF, PRR, SBVR, DMN, CL, Prolog); rule-based event processing languages (EPLs) and technologies; and research on inference rules, transformation rules, decision rules, production rules, and ECA rules.

RuleML 2016 will host multiple special tracks, as well as hosting the  DecisionCAMP 2016 (http://2016.ruleml.org/decisioncamp), 10th International Rule Challenge (http://2016.ruleml.org/challenge), and the 6th RuleML Doctoral Consortium (http://2016.ruleml.org/doctoral-consortium).

Objectives

RuleML 2016 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.

Main tracks:

* Event Driven Architectures and Active Database Systems Track (http://2016.ruleml.org/calls/event-driven-architectures-and-active-database-systems-track)
* Rule- and Ontology-Based Data Access and Transformation Track (http://2016.ruleml.org/calls/rule--and-ontology-based-data-access-and-transformation-track)

Industry Track

The RuleML 2016 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.
 
General 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 

Submission

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ruleml2016 as:
Full Papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
Short Papers (8 pages in the proceedings)

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. Please enter the track name as the first line in the keywords section. 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 will be published in book form in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The RuleML2016 special tracks will be published in the same book. 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. 

Student Travel Support

Some financial support is available to enable student authors to travel to the Symposium. These are awarded on a case-by-case basis. Proof of studentship will be required at time of registration.

RuleML main track and special tracks dates:

* Register Title and Abstract in Easychair: March 11, 2016
* Paper Submission: March 18, 2016
* Author Notification: May 4, 2016
* Camera Ready: May 18, 2016
* Conference: 6-9 July, 2016
PARVIZI, Artemis | 5 Feb 10:16 2016

Semantic Web Software Developer position at Oxford University Press

-- Apologies for cross posting

Semantic Web Software Developer

 

To be successful in this role you must have:

 

  • A degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or similar, and/or several years of experience in the field

  • Proven software development in Python or equivalent programming language

  • Experience with the Semantic Web stack (RDF, OWL, SPARQL)

  • Experience in data transformation and manipulation (ETL)

  • Experience working with data in XML, JSON, CSV, RDF

  • Knowledge of XSLT & other XML technologies

  • Experience utilising Big Data technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, etc.

  • Experience working with triple-stores

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Interest in expanding knowledge and learning new skills.

 

Bonus points for:

 

  • API design and development

  • Big Data and/or Open Data experience

  • Experience with Agile software development methods

  • Familiarity with build (Ant, Maven, etc..) and Continuous Integration tools (Jenkins, Hudson, etc.)

  • Competency in Git, Subversion, or similar source control and dependency management

  • Expert Python skills

  • Relational and NoSQL database systems

  • Behaviour-driven development and/or test-driven development

 

 

To apply, please follow the link below:

https://eu1.advorto.com/OUP/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=18936

 

About Us

Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

The Dictionaries Division publishes the flagship online products Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxforddictionaries.com, leads innovation in digital lexical publishing and licensing working with the world’s largest technology and information providers, and is launching new initiatives including the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) programme which will develop digital lexical resources with communities across a wide range of languages.

 

About the Role

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Software Developer within the Dictionaries Division. You will work in a cross-functional agile team and be part of an expanding digital business. We’re looking for someone who relishes a challenge and is willing to tackle difficult tasks, contribute to the team, and learn on the job.

 

A solid understanding of software engineering, APIs, and platform development is much more important to us than expertise in any specific language or tool. You should enjoy problem-solving and sharing what you have learnt as well as learning from your peers. You should appreciate working on a variety of things and using different technologies, and have enough experience to pick the appropriate tool for the issue at hand.

 

You and the team will be building LEAP (Lexical Engine and Platform) along with the associated APIs, which will make lexical data available internally to OUP as well as externally to partners, customers, and 3rd party developers and services. The platform and APIs will be built around linked data principles and technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL, SKOS, etc.) and will serve as fundamental technical infrastructure for the OGL initiative (a video here!). A primary requirement of the team is to build reusable and shareable code components and patterns to increase the adoption of LEAP both internally and externally.

 

 

Responsibilities include:

 

·         Design, creation, testing, documentation, and maintenance of software, especially reusable libraries and templates

·         Implementing processes and services to transform legacy data to a Linked Data form

·         Assessment and selection of best-fit libraries and services

·         Collaborating on team-based standards for programming tools and techniques

·         Monitoring the field to gain knowledge and understanding of emerging software technologies and techniques

·         Contributing to solutions and systems architecture

·         Assessing and analysing build and release components

·         Identifying new areas of software process improvement within the organisation

If you have the talent and desire to participate in a team to deliver high quality, innovative solutions at a rapid pace, then please apply to join us.

 

 

Salary Info

 

Salary depending on skills and experience

 

 

Candidates must currently have the right to work in the UK

 

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AIRIM 2016 - CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS
=======================================

1st International Workshop on AI aspects of Reasoning, Information, and 
Memory (AIRIM'16)

Gdansk, Poland, 11 - 14 September, 2016

WWW: http://fedcsis.org/airim
E-mail: airim2016@...

We would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing a paper 
to AIRIM 2016 - held as a part of the Federated Conference on Computer 
Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2016).

FedCSIS a yearly international multi-conference organized by the Polish 
Information Processing Society (PTI) in technical cooperation with the 
IEEE Region 8, IEEE Poland (Gdansk) Section Computer Society Chapter, 
Poland Section Computational Intelligence Society Chapter, ACM Special 
Interest Group on Applied Computing, Lodz ACM Chapter, European Alliance 
for Innovation, Polish Operational and Systems
Research Society - POSRS, Eastern Cluster ICT Poland, Mazovia Cluster ICT.

There is general realization that computational models of human 
reasoning can be improved by integration of heterogeneous resources of 
information, e.g., multidimensional diagrams, images, language, syntax, 
semantics, memory. While the event targets promotion of integrated 
computational approaches, we invite contributions from any individual 
areas related to information, language, memory, reasoning.

TOPICS
=======================================

The topics and areas include but are not limited to:

- Reasoning systems --- theories and applications
- Proof systems and model checkers
- Theories of computation and information
- Interactive computation and reasoning
- Computation and reasoning with heterogeneous information
- Space and time in information, language, memory, and reasoning
- Partiality, underspecification, vagueness, and possibilities
- Detection of and reasoning with inconsistency
- Logic and language --- approaches, theories, methods
- Computational morphology, syntax, semantics, and interfaces between these
- Constraint-based and type-theoretic approaches
- Logical approaches to multilingual processing
- Mathematics for linguistics and cognitive science
- Computational approaches to information, language, memory, and 
reasoning for life sciences
- Computational neuroscience of information, language, memory, and reasoning
- Interdisciplinary approaches to information, language, memory, and 
reasoning

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION
=======================================

Papers should be submitted by April 18, 2016 (strict deadline). 
Preprints will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the 
FedCSIS participants. Only papers presented during the conference will 
be submitted to the IEEE for inclusion in the Xplore Digital Library. 
Furthermore, proceedings, published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI 
numbers will posted at the conference WWW site. Moreover, most Events' 
organizers arrange quality journals, edited volumes, etc. and may invite 
selected extended and revised papers for post-conference publications 
(information can be found at the websites of individual events).

IMPORTANT DATES
=======================================

- Paper submission: April 18, 2016 (strict deadline)
- Position paper submission: May 30, 2016
- Acceptance decision: June 13, 2016
- Final version of paper submission: July 4, 2016
- Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31, 2016
- Conference dates: September 11-14, 2016

EVENT CHAIRS
=======================================

- Christiansen, Henning, Roskilde University, Denmark
- Jiménez López, María Dolores, GRLMC, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
- Loukanova, Roussanka, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University, 
Sweden

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed so far)
=======================================

- Andreasen, Troels, Roskilde University, Denmark, Denmark
- Angelov, Krasimir, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- Becerra, Leonor, Jean Monnet University
- Grabowski, Adam, Institute of Informatics, University of Bialystok, 
Bialystok, Poland
- Kornilowicz, Artur, Institute of Informatics, University of Bialystok, 
Poland
- Moss, Larry, Indiana University, United States
- Nilsson, Jørgen Fischer, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Parmentier, Yannick, LIFO, Université d'Orléans, France
- Ranta, Aarne, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Sweden
- Schwarzweller, Christoph, Department of Computer Science, University 
of Gdansk, Poland
- Villadsen, Jørgen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

CHAIRS OF FedCSIS CONFERENCE SERIES

Maria Ganzha, Leszek A. Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki

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Francesca Frontini | 29 Jan 19:24 2016
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CfP: Joint Second Workshop on Language and Ontologies (LangOnto2) & Terminology and Knowledge Structures (TermiKS)

***APOLOGIES FOR CROSSPOSTING****

****Joint Second Workshop on Language and Ontologies (LangOnto2) &
Terminology and Knowledge Structures (TermiKS)****


Monday, 23 May 2016, The Grand Hotel Bernardin Conference Center, Portoroz,
Slovenia.

To be held as part of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and
Evaluation Conference.

Website: http://langandonto.github.io/LangOnto2-TermiKS/

****Workshop Description****
This joint workshop proposes to bring together two different but closely
related strands of research. On the one hand it will look at the overlap
between ontologies and computational linguistics and on the other it will
explore the relationship between knowledge modelling and terminologies.

A significant amount of human knowledge can be found in texts. This
knowledge is encoded at the semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic levels and
so to a certain degree language can be regarded as mirroring underlying
cognitive structures. It is not surprising then that formal ontologies in
languages such as OWL have become more and more popular both in linguistics and in automated language processing. For instance, knowledge models and ontologies are now of core interest to many NLP fields including Machine Translation, Question Answering, Text Summarization, Information Retrieval, and Word Sense Disambiguation. And at a more abstract level ontologies can
also help us to model and reason about phenomena in natural language
semantics. In addition they can also be used in the organisation and
formalisation of linguistically relevant categories such as those used in
tagsets for corpus annotation.

At the same time the fact that formal ontologies are being increasingly
accessed by users with limited to no background in formal logic has led to a growing interest in developing accessible front ends that allow for easy querying and summarisation of ontologies. It has also led to work in
developing natural language interfaces for authoring ontologies and
evaluating their design.

In recent years there has also been a renewed interest in the linguistic
aspects of accessing, extracting, representing, modelling and transferring knowledge. Numerous tools for the automatic extraction of terms, term variants, knowledge-rich contexts, definitions, semantic relations, and taxonomies from specialized corpora have been developed for a number of languages, and new theoretical approaches have emerged as potential frameworks for the study of specialized communication. However, the building of adequate knowledge models for practitioners (e.g. experts, researchers, translators, teachers etc.), on the one hand, and NLP applications (including cross-language, cross-domain, cross-device,multi-modal, multi-platform applications), on the other, still remains a challenge.

****Motivation****

Building on the success of the 1st LangOnto workshop (http://langandonto.github.io/ co-located with the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics - IWCS 2015) and extending the scope to terminology and linguistic approaches to knowledge modelling, this workshop proposes to create a forum to explore the many ways in which results from the fields of ontology modelling, terminology and
(computational) linguistics relate together. It aims to bring together
researchers from different communities as well as other interested
stakeholders from industry and the public sector in order to identify
common interests, exploit synergies, and share methods, tools and resources.



****Topics of Interest****

NLP-driven ontology modelling
Ontology learning and population from text
Ontology authoring
Annotation and annotation schemes
Psychological studies of errors
NLP-driven access to ontologies
Natural language interfaces to ontologies
Natural language interfaces for competency questions
Verbalisation of ontologies
Verbalisation of ontology query languages
Ontologies for NLP tasks (e.g. textual entailment, summarisation, wordsense disambiguation)
Ontology-based information retrieval
Visualisation of lexical ontologies
Ontology-driven natural language generation
Reasoning over natural language text using ontologies
Automatic generation and disambiguation of lexico-semantic knowledge usingontologies
Inferencing aided by lexico-semantic resources such as WordNet, FrameNet,BabelNet
The use of ontologies to model natural language semantics
The use of non-classical reasoning in lexical ontologies
Using ontologies to structure linguistic tagsets
Linguistic, cognitive, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, computational and
hybrid approaches to knowledge modelling
Construction of terminological knowledge bases
Terminology modelling for MT
Knowledge extraction from user-generated content
Frame-based approaches to knowledge extraction and representation
Building knowledge resources for less-resourced domains and languages
Term variation and knowledge representations
NLP applications for terminology management


****Guidelines for authors****
We invite contributions of either long papers (8 pages + 2 of references,
in LREC format) or poster/demo proposals (4 pages +2 of references , in
LREC format), on theoretical issues, empirical studies, practical
applications.

Submit to the following page:
https://www.softconf.com/lrec2016/LO2TKS2016/

****Important Dates****
Deadline for submission: 10 February 2016
Notification of acceptance: 10 March 2016
Deadline for final paper submission: 2 April 2015


****Organizing Committee****
Fahad Khan, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR, Italy (fahad.khan-UIUbEOFC4haonA0d6jMUrA@public.gmane.org)
Spela Vintar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (spela.vintar-DW3IeefgKZJ0SPHo0pQtUw@public.gmane.org)
Pilar León Arauz, University of Granada, Spain (pleon-y3l3oeTSpFg@public.gmane.org)
Pamela Faber, University of Granada, Spain (pfaber-y3l3oeTSpFg@public.gmane.org)
Francesca Frontini, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR, Italy ( francesca.frontini-UIUbEOFC4haonA0d6jMUrA@public.gmane.org)
Artemis Parvizi, Oxford University Press, UK (Artemis.Parvizi-maMeKKeIls8@public.gmane.org)
Larisa Grčić-Simeunović, University of Zadar, Croatia (lgrcic-fCKGwnQmWfI@public.gmane.org)
Christina Unger, University of Bielefeld, Germany (cunger <at> techfak.uni-bielefeld.de)

****Programme Committee****
Guadalupe Aguado-de-Cea (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Amparo Alcina (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, France)
Caroline Barrière  (CRIM, Canada)
John Bateman (Bremen University)
Maja Bratanić (Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia)
Paul Buitelaar  (DERI, Ireland)
Elena Cabrio (University of Nice)
Federico Cerutti (Cardiff University)
Béatrice Daille (University of Nantes, France)
Aldo Gangemi (LIPN University, ISTC-CNR Rome)
Nuria García-Santa
Eric Gaussier (University of Grenoble, France)
Caroline Jay (University of Manchester)
Kyo Kageura (University of Tokio, Japan)
Hans-Ulrich Krieger (DFKI GmbH)
Roman Kutlak (Oxford University Press)
Gerasimos Lampouras (University of Sheffield)
Marie-Claude L'Homme  (OLST, Université de Montréal, Canada)
Mercè Lorente Casafont (Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Richard Power (Open University)
Robert Stevens (University of Manchester)
Monica Monachini (ILC-CNR)
Andrea Moro (Sapienza Università di Roma)
Mojca Pecman (University of Paris Diderot, France)
Yuan Ren (Microsoft China)
Fabio Rinaldi (Universität Zürich, Switzerland)
Rita Temmerman  (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Paola Velardi (University La Sapienza, Italy)
Markel Vigo (University of Manchester)
Boris Villazon-Terrazas (Fujitsu Research Labs, Madrid)
Serena Villata (CNRS, France)
Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen)

For all enquiries please contact: langandonto-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org 

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Sincerely,
LangOnto2 + TermiKS organising committee

NOTE: When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover,ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools,services, etc.) to enable their reuse and replicability of experiments
(including evaluation ones).
Mathieu d'Aquin | 29 Jan 14:59 2016
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Applications now open to attend SSSW 2016 - the 12tth Semantic Web Summer School

THE 12TH SEMANTIC WEB SUMMER SCHOOL - SSSW 2016

Bertinoro, near Bologna, Italy.

17th - 23rd July, 2016

http://sssw.org/2016, info-Z9s5LVmnaH4dnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org, Twitter: <at> sssw2016


Applications to attend SSSW 2016 are now open, and close in on 4 April 2016. To ensure a high ratio between tutors and students the school will be limited to 60 participants.


To apply, please follow the process described at http://sssw.org/2016/?page_id=16


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. Taking place in the beautiful village of Bertinoro, Italy the programme of the summer school is centred on research and the open challenges facing the semantic web and the related technologies. It 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 former students of the school), including of course, an exciting social programme in one of the most beautiful locations in Italy.


SSSW is located in the beautiful location of Bertinoro, a small village near Bologna in Italy, and relies on an extended organising committee, with Valentina Presutti from CNR, Mathieu d’Aquin from the Open University and Oscar Corcho from UPM. Since Semantic Web technologies and practices are now well established, the focus of the school is on research,  and on the open 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 speeches and lectures by some of the greatest researchers in the area are complemented with “Research in Practice” sessions where key research questions are being investigated and collectively discussed.


Work on developing and presenting a project in cooperation with other participants serves as a means of consolidating the knowledge and skills gained from lectures and practice sessions. It also introduces an element of competition among teams, as prizes are awarded to the best projects at the end of the week. As a wide range of skills are required when working in this area, a “hackday” will also be organised during the week, as a break from the research focus where participants will be able to apply and show off their technical skills too.


SSSW 2016 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


Invited speakers and tutors include Frank van Harmelen, Aldo Gangemi, Maria Esther Vidal, Axel Polleres, Claudia D’Amato and more!


HOW TO APPLY


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 the 4 April 2016. Please follow the instructions at http://sssw.org/2016/?page_id=16 to apply.


Accepted candidates are expected to arrive on Sunday, July 17th, between 3pm and 6pm and to participate fully in the activities of the school until its conclusion, at 2pm on Saturday, July 23rd. 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.


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 2016 will be located 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/2016/?page_id=44


The cost of the summer school, including accommodation, meals and excursion will be 950€.


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Heiko Paulheim | 27 Jan 11:37 2016
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CfP: Challenges at ESWC 2016

Apologies for cross-posting
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                     13th ESWC 2016
     http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/call-challenges
        Call for Semantic Web Challenges Entries

        Open Knowledge Extraction (OKE) Challenge
        Challenge on Semantic Sentiment Analysis
             Conference Live app Challenge
   Open Challenge on Question Answering over Linked Data
  Top-K Shortest Path in Large Typed RDF Graphs Challenge
             Semantic Publishing Challenge
              schema.org - Bonus Challenge
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OVERVIEW

The 13th ESWC, to be held from May 29th to June 2nd in Heraklion, Crete, 
features no less than seven challenges this year!

The purpose of the challenges is to showcase the maturity of state of 
the art methods and tools on tasks common to the Semantic Web community 
and adjacent disciplines, in a controlled setting involving rigorous 
evaluation.

Semantic Web Challenges are an official track of the conference, 
ensuring significant visibility for the challenges as well as 
participants. Challenge participants are asked to present their 
submissions as well as provide a paper describing their work. The 
details of the submissions may vary per challenge and will be found in 
the individual calls. These papers must undergo a peer-review by experts 
relevant to the challenge task, and will be published in the official 
ESWC2016 Satellite Events proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES

Individual challenges may deviate from these dates but as a rule the 
following dates apply:

* Training data ready and challenges Calls for Papers sent: Friday 
January 15th, 2016
* Challenge papers submission deadline: Friday March 11th, 2016
* Challenge paper reviews due: Tuesday April 5th, 2016
* Notifications sent to participants and invitations to submit task 
results: Friday April 8th, 2016
* Test data (and other participation tools) published: Friday April 8th, 
2016
* Camera ready papers due: Sunday April 24th, 2016​

CHALLENGES AT A GLANCE

Open Knowledge Extraction (OKE) Challenge
The OKE challenge, launched as first edition at last year Extended 
Semantic Web Conference, ESWC2015, has the ambition to provide a 
reference framework for researc on Knowledge Extraction from text for 
the Semantic Web by re-defining a number of tasks (typically from 
information and knowledge extraction), taking into account specific SW 
requirements.
http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/eswc-16-open-knowledge-extraction-oke-challenge

Challenge on Semantic Sentiment Analysis
Social media evolution has given users one important opportunity for 
expressing their thoughts and opinions online. The information thus 
produced is related to many different areas such as commerce, tourism, 
education, health and causes the size of the Social Web to expand 
exponentially.
http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/eswc-16-challenge-semantic-sentiment-analysis

Conference Live app Challenge
In the past two years the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) has 
provided a semantic Web application to browse conference data. The 
application, called Conference Live, is a Web and mobile application 
based on conference data from the Semantic Web Dog Food server, which 
provides facilities to browse papers and authors at a specific conference.
http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/eswc-16-conference-live-app-challenge

6th Open Challenge on Question Answering over Linked Data (QALD-6)
The past years have seen a growing amount of research on question 
answering over Semantic Web data, shaping an interaction paradigm that 
allows end users to profit from the expressive power of Semantic Web 
standards while at the same time hiding their complexity behind an 
intuitive and easy-to-use interface. The Question Answering over Linked 
Data challenge provides an up-to-date benchmark for assessing and 
comparing systems that mediate between a user, expressing his or her 
information need in natural language, and RDF data.
http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/6th-open-challenge-question-answering-over-linked-data-qald-6

Top-K Shortest Path in Large Typed RDF Graphs Challenge
The advent of SPARQL 1.1 introduced property paths as a new graph 
matching paradigm that allows the employment of Kleene star * (and it's 
variant +) unary operators to build SPARQL queries that are agnostic of 
the underlying RDF graph structure. The ability to express path patterns 
that are agnostic of the underlying graph structure is certainly a step 
forward.
http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/top-k-shortest-path-large-typed-rdf-graphs-challenge

Semantic Publishing Challenge 2016 – Assessing the Quality of Scientific 
Output in its Ecosystem
This is the next iteration of the successful Semantic Publishing 
Challenge of ESWC 2014 and 2015. We continue pursuing the objective of 
assessing the quality of scientific output, evolving thedataset 
bootstrapped in 2014 and 2015 to take into account the wider ecosystem 
of publications.
http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/assessing-quality-scientific-output-its-ecosystem

schema.org - Bonus Challenge
Rather than create a separate schema.org challenge, we encourage where 
appropriate submissions to other ESWC2016 challenges to consider also 
exploring schema.org's relationship with Linked Data and Semantic Web 
tools, technologies, vocabularies and datasets.
http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/bonus-challenge

CONTACT

ESWC 2016 Challenge Chairs
* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center, Germany (dietze@...)
* Anna Tordai, Elsevier, Netherlands (a.tordai@...)

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Data and Web Science Group
University of Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181 2661
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Mail: heiko@...
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