Anna Lisa Gentile | 18 Jan 11:35 2016
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Conference Live app Challenge <at> ESWC2016

ESWC-16 Conference Live app Challenge
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ESWC2016 http://2016.eswc-conferences.org/
May 29th, 2016 - June 2nd​, 2016
Anissaras, Crete, Greece
FULL DETAILS of the CHALLENGE at https://github.com/AnLiGentile/ESWC-16-ConferenceLive-challenge
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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. The data-backend is provided by the metadata chairs, while the front-end application has been developed by different teams for ESWC2014(http://oak.dcs.shef.ac.uk/eswc2014) and ESWC2015 (http://oak.dcs.shef.ac.uk/eswc2015). In this challenge we call for a front-end application for ESWC2016. The task consist in implementing a system that allows the navigation of ESWC-16 semantic metadata. The system should satisfy specific requirements indicated in the call. The metadata chairs provide:

- data which is enriched with social features (e.g. integrated Twitter accounts of paper authors), scheduling features (calendar information are attached for paper presentations and social events)
- a backend service to vote for publications, if the conference includes sessions where participants can vote, as it is popular e.g. for poster and demo sessions.


Submissions will consist of:

1. A summary description (abstract) of up to 200 words;
2. A paper presenting the details of the implemented method, which discusses its novelty (if applicable), and highlights its strengths and weaknesses;
3. Web Access: the Web application must be fully implemented and the code must be accessible either via the Web (e.g github) or downloadable. In particular, the application should be:
  - Open Source
  - compatible with Cordova framework (https://cordova.apache.org/)

Full details of the challenge, related data and material can be found at
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https://github.com/AnLiGentile/ESWC-16-ConferenceLive-challenge
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Important Dates

- Challenge papers and systems submission deadline: Friday March 11th, 2016
- Challenge paper reviews due: Tuesday April 5th, 2016
- Notifications sent to participants: Friday April 8th, 2016
- Final ESWC 2016 data published (for final test of the winning system): Friday April 8th, 2016
- Camera ready papers due: Sunday April 24th, 2016​

The notification will already declare the winning system, which will be distributed by Conference Live (https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Conference+Live) as the official ESWC-16 App.
If a winning system cannot be proclaimed (e.g. all submissions fail to meet the minimum requisites) the metadata chair will provide a Conference Live baseline system.

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Organising Committee

- Anna Lisa Gentile, University of Mannheim, Germany
- Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, STLab-CNR, Italy
- Valentina Presutti, STLab-CNR, Italy
-- Anna Lisa Gentile Postdoctoral Researcher Data and Web Science Group University of Mannheim http://dws.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/en/people/researchers/annalisa/ email: annalisa <at> informatik.uni-mannheim.de office: +49 621 181 2646 skype: anlige
Sebastian Hellmann | 18 Jan 10:56 2016
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SEMANTiCS 2016, Leipzig, Sep 12-15, Call for Research & Innovation Papers

Apologies for cross-posting

Call for Research & Innovation Papers
SEMANTiCS 2016 - The Linked Data Conference

Transfer // Engineering // Community

12th International Conference on Semantic Systems

Leipzig, Germany

September 12 -15, 2016

http://2016.semantics.cc

Important Dates (Research & Innovation)

  • Abstract Submission Deadline:            April 14, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Paper Submission Deadline:                April 21, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Notification of Acceptance:                 May 26, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Camera-Ready Paper:                         June 16, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

Submissions via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2016research 

As in the previous years, SEMANTiCS’16 proceedings are expected to be published by ACM ICP.

The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, who understand its benefits and encounter its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers and researchers from organisations ranging from NPOs, through public administrations to the largest companies in the world. Attendees learn from industry experts and top researchers about emerging trends and topics in the fields of semantic software, enterprise data, linked data & open data strategies, methodologies in knowledge modelling and text & data analytics. The SEMANTiCS community is highly diverse; attendees have responsibilities in interlinking areas like knowledge management, technical documentation, e-commerce, big data analytics, enterprise search, document management, business intelligence and enterprise vocabulary management.

The success of last year’s conference in Vienna with more than 280 attendees from 22 countries proves that SEMANTiCS 2016 will continue a long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world. There will be presentations on industry implementations, use case prototypes, best practices, panels, papers and posters to discuss semantic systems in birds-of-a-feather sessions as well as informal settings. SEMANTICS addresses problems common among information managers, software engineers, IT-architects and various specialist departments working to develop, implement and/or evaluate semantic software systems.

The SEMANTiCS program is a rich mix of technical talks, panel discussions of important topics and presentations by people who make things work - just like you. In addition, attendees can network with experts in a variety of fields. These relationships provide great value to organisations as they encounter subtle technical issues in any stage of implementation. The expertise gained by SEMANTiCS attendees has a long-term impact on their careers and organisations. These factors make SEMANTiCS for our community the major industry related event across Europe.

SEMANTiCS 2016 will especially welcome submissions for the following hot topics:

  • Data Quality Management
  • Data Science (Data Mining, Machine Learning, Network Analytics)
  • Semantics on the Web, Linked (Open) Data & schema.org
  • Corporate Knowledge Graphs
  • Knowledge Integration and Language Technologies
  • Economics of Data, Data Services and Data Ecosystems

Following the success of previous years, the ‘horizontals’ (research) and ‘verticals’ (industries) below are of interest for the conference:

Horizontals

  • Enterprise Linked Data & Data Integration
  • Knowledge Discovery & Intelligent Search
  • Business Models, Governance & Data Strategies
  • Big Data & Text Analytics
  • Data Portals & Knowledge Visualization
  • Semantic Information Management
  • Document Management & Content Management
  • Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
  • Smart Connectivity, Networking & Interlinking
  • Smart Data & Semantics in IoT
  • Semantics for IT Safety & Security
  • Semantic Rules, Policies & Licensing
  • Community, Social & Societal Aspects

Verticals

  • Industry & Engineering
  • Life Sciences & Health Care
  • Public Administration
  • Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM)
  • Education & eLearning
  • Media & Data Journalism
  • Publishing, Marketing & Advertising
  • Tourism & Recreation
  • Financial & Insurance Industry
  • Telecommunication & Mobile Services
  • Sustainable Development: Climate, Water, Air, Ecology
  • Energy, Smart Homes & Smart Grids
  • Food, Agriculture & Farming
  • Safety & Security
  • Transport, Environment & Geospatial

Research / Innovation Papers

The Research & Innovation track at SEMANTiCS welcomes the submission of papers on novel scientific research and/or innovations relevant to the topics of the conference. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. The Research & Innovation track at SEMANTiCS is a single-blind review process (author names are visible to reviewers, reviewers stay anonymous). The submitted abstract and the topics are leveraged to find adequate reviewers for submitted papers. Please write an email to semantics2016researchtrack <at> easychair.org,  if you have any questions.

Papers should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting and must not exceed 8 pages in length for full papers and 4 pages for short papers, including references and optional appendices. The layout templates can be found here: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates All accepted full papers and short papers will be published in the digital library of the ACM ICP Series. Research & Innovation papers should be submitted through EasyChair at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2016research. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format. Other formats will not be accepted. For the camera-ready version, the source files (Latex, WordPerfect, Word) will also be needed.

Important Dates (Research & Innovation)

  • Abstract Submission Deadline:                April 14, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Paper Submission Deadline:                April 21, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Notification of Acceptance:                 May 26, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Camera-Ready Paper:                         June 16, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

Research and Innovation Chairs:

Contact email address: semantics2016researchtrack <at> easychair.org 

Research and Innovation Deputy Chairs:

Conference Chairs: 

Senior Program Committee:

  • Paul Buitelaar, Insight - National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Claudia D'Amato, University of Bari
  • Brian Davis, DERI NUIG
  • Victor de Boer, VU Amsterdam
  • Christian Dirschl, Wolters Kluwer Germany
  • Michel Dumontier, Stanford University
  • Agata Filipowska, Department of Information Systems, Poznan University of Economics
  • Bernhard Haslhofer, AIT-Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW/KILT, InfAI, Leipzig University
  • Andreas Hotho, University of Wuerzburg
  • Jose Emilio Labra Gayo, Universidad de Oviedo
  • Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research
  • Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Leipzig
  • Josiane Xavier Parreira, Siemens AG Österreich
  • Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim
  • Tassilo Pellegrini, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten
  • Marta Sabou, Vienna University of Technology
  • Harald Sack, Hasso-Plattner-Institute for IT Systems Engineering, University of Potsdam
  • Ruben Verborgh, Ghent University - iMinds
  • Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Dept. Computer Science

Program Committee:

  • Alessandro Adamou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
  • Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute
  • Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext Corp
  • Jose María Alvarez Rodríguez, Carlos III University of Madrid
  • Stefan Bischof, Siemens AG Österreich
  • Volha Bryl, Springer Nature
  • Irene Celino, CEFRIEL
  • Pierre-Antoine, Champin LIRIS
  • Roland Cornelissen, Metamatter
  • Gianluca Correndo, University of Southampton
  • Roberta Cuel, University of Trento
  • Aba-Sah Dadzie, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
  • Elena Demidova, L3S Research Center
  • Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari
  • Marin Dimitrov, Ontotext
  • Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - FBK-IRST
  • Samhaa El-Beltagy, Cairo University
  • Ingo Feinerer, University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt
  • Javier D. Fernández, Computer Science Department. University of Valladolid
  • Fabien Gandon, Inria
  • Jorge Garcia, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida
  • José María García, University of Seville
  • Alain Giboin, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
  • Juan Miguel Gómez-Berbís, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez, Expert System
  • Michael Granitzer, University of Passau
  • Benjamin Heitmann, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center
  • Laura Hollink, CWI
  • Katja Hose, Aalborg University
  • Valentina Janev, Mihailo Pupin Institute, University of Belgrade
  • Anja Jentzsch, Hasso Plattner Institut
  • Ali Khalili, VU University Amsterdam
  • Sabrina Kirrane, Vienna University of Economics and Business - WU Wien
  • Dimitris Kontokostas, University of Leipzig
  • Christoph Lange, University of Bonn
  • Nelia Lasierra Beamonte, UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology
  • Isaac Lera, University of the Balearic Islands
  • Steffen Lohmann, Fraunhofer IAIS
  • Vanessa Lopez, IBM Research
  • Sandra Lovrenčić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of organization and informatics Varazdin
  • Markus Luczak-Roesch, University of Southampton
  • Elisa Marengo, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  • John P. Mccrae, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Andras Micsik, SZTAKI
  • Andrea Moro Sapienza, Università di Roma
  • Dmitry Mouromtsev, NRU ITMO, Russia
  • Claudia Müller-Birn, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Lyndon Nixon, MODUL University
  • Inna Novalija, Jozef Stefan Institute
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, STLab, ISTC-CNR
  • Leo Obrst, MITRE
  • Maryam Panahiazar, Stanford University
  • Alexander Panchenko, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Viviana Patti, University of Turin
  • Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
  • Xiuquan Qiao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Achim Rettinger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Mariano Rico, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Giuseppe Rizzo, ISMB
  • Marco Rospocher, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Matthew Rowe, Lancaster University
  • Anisa Rula, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Felix Sasaki, W3C
  • Vadim Savenkov, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
  • Francois Scharffe, 3Top
  • Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Pavel Shvaiko, Informatica Trentina
  • Nadine Steinmetz, TU Ilmenau
  • Holger Stenzhorn, Saarland University Hospital
  • Simon Steyskal, Siemens AG Austria
  • Vojtěch Svátek, University of Economics, Prague
  • Konstantin Todorov, LIRMM
  • Ioan Toma, STI Innsbruck
  • Jürgen Umbrich, Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU)
  • Joerg Waitelonis, Hasso-Plattner-Institute Potsdam
  • Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics
  • Eva Zangerle, Databases and Information Systems, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck




Serge Autexier | 14 Dec 15:12 2015
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Call for Workshops - 9th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics - CICM 2016 - Proposals Deadline 22. January 2016

                     Call for Workshop Proposals

         9th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
      	                    - CICM 2016 - 
                           July 25-29, 2016
                   University of Bialystok, Poland
                 http://www.cicm-conference.org/2016

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

CICM has been held annually as  a joint meeting since 2008, colocating
related conferences and  workshops to advance work  in these subjects.
Previous meetings have been held in Birmingham (U.K. 2008), Grand Bend
(Canada  2009), Paris  (France 2010),  Bertinoro (Italy  2011), Bremen
(Germany   2012),  Bath (U.K.  2013),    Coimbra (Portugal, 2014)  and
Washington D.C. (USA, 2015). 

This is the call for proposals for  workshops to be held  at CICM 2016,
which will be held at the University of Bialystok (Poland), July 25-29
next year.

Some of the workshops that have been held at past CICM meetings are:
  Automated Reasoning: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
  Compact Computer Algebra
  Empirically Successful Automated Reasoning for Mathematics
  Formal Mathematics for Mathematicians 
  Intelligent Proof Search
  Mathematical user Interfaces
  Mathematics Information Retrieval
  OpenMath
  Pen-Based Mathematical Computation
  Programming languages for Mechanized Mathematics Systems
  SCIEnce
  The Notion of Proof
  User Interfaces for Theorem Provers

Proposals for workshops  to be held at CICM  2016 are solicited.  Both
well-established workshops and newer or brand new ones are encouraged.

Please provide the following information:

 + Workshop title.
 + Names and affiliations of organizers.
 + Brief description of workshop goals and/or topics.
 + Proposed workshop duration (half a day up to two days is possible).
 + If the workshop has met previously, please include the conference 
   affiliation for the previous meeting. If the workshop is new, 
   please indicate so.

CICM  will take  care  of copying  and  distributing informal  printed
proceedings for  workshops that  would like this  service, as  well as
permanently archived open access online proceedings with CEUR-WS.org.

All proposals should be sent via email to

             cicm-organizers <at> jacobs-university.de

for consideration by the CICM 2016 organizers:

 Conference Chair:       Adam Naumowicz    (U Bialystok, Poland)
 General Program Chair:  Michael Kohlhase  (Jacobs University
                                                      Bremen, Germany)
 Calculemus Track Chair: Leonardo de Moura (Microsoft Research, USA)
 DML Track Chair:        Frank Tompa       (U Waterloo, Canada)
 MKM Track Chair:        Bruce Miller      (NIST, USA)
 System & Data Chair:    Moa Johansson     (Chalmers U, Sweden)
 Workshop Chair:         Serge Autexier    (DFKI, Germany)

Important dates:

 Deadline for proposal submissions:                 January 22nd, 2016
 Acceptance/rejection notification:                   February 1, 2016
 Workshop dates:                                      July 25-29, 2016

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Christoph LANGE | 26 Oct 21:42 2015
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Research Associate/PhD Student on Open Access Publishing in Social Science

The University of Bonn, Germany, is searching for a

Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche(r) Mitarbeiter(in))

(initially 50% full-time equivalent TV-L 13, up to 75% possible)

to work in the OSCOSS (Opening Scholarly Communication in Social
Sciences) project at the Institute of Computer Science III.  Initial
appointment will be for 2 years, starting as soon as possible.

You will design a software architecture for collaboratively authoring,
reviewing and reading social science papers connected to research
datasets, source code repositories and publication databases.  You will
implement this architecture based on existing software systems and
support our application partner GESIS (Leibniz Institute for the Social
Sciences) in evaluating this implementation in the real-world scenario
of publication workflows for their journals.

You will be able to use the results you achieve in the project for
working towards a doctoral dissertation.

We offer:

● Close supervision by the senior members of the OSCOSS research team at
the University of Bonn and GESIS
● Financial support to attend relevant conferences
● Close interaction with colleagues working on related projects in the
fields of scientific information systems and open educational resources
(OpenAIRE2020, SlideWiki)
● The possibility to teach and supervise students on topics related to
the project
● The possibility to obtain a discounted public transport ticket

Requirements:

● A Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Information
Sciences or equivalent)
● Proficiency in spoken and written English.  Proficiency in German is a
plus.
● Proficiency in modern programming languages and modern software
engineering methodologies.  In particular, proficiency in JavaScript,
PHP, Python, XML technologies and web services is required for OSCOSS.
● Familiarity with Digital Libraries, Semantic Web, Text Mining, Data
Analytics, and Social Science is an asset.

To apply, please send to Dr. Christoph Lange <langec <at> cs.uni-bonn.de> a
CV, a master certificate or university transcripts, a motivation letter
including a short research plan focused on OSCOSS, two letters of
recommendation, and an English writing sample (e.g. prior publication or
master thesis excerpt).  Please include "OSCOSS" in your email subject
and indicate whether you would like to do a PhD with us.  Applications
arriving before 13 November 2015 will be given full consideration.

Please direct informal enquiries to the same email address or phone +49
2241 14-2428; see http://eis.iai.uni-bonn.de/Projects/OSCOSS for further
information about the project.

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.

--

-- 
Dr. Christoph Lange, Enterprise Information Systems Department
Applied Computer Science  <at>  University of Bonn; Fraunhofer IAIS
http://langec.wordpress.com/about, Skype duke4701

→ Job offer: Research associate (with PhD option) on Transforming a Social
  Science Journal's Authoring/Reviewing/Publishing Workflow to Web
  Technology. Apply by 13 Nov. http://eis.iai.uni-bonn.de/Jobs.html#oscoss

Paola Di Maio | 21 Sep 09:05 2015
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updates?

Greetings all!!

Hope everyone has had a good summer-

Last year (2014) we published a summary report of stuff we were doing
more or less
individually, or in small teams-
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g7rMHTJqCMNOURvfzRzvU0g4PV-_n-3-FqzhvicfCsM/edit#

I am doing a write up about developments in this space, and would be
happy to include
pointers to tools and papers group members may have published in the meantime

anyone working on anything interesting? any workshop planned in the near future?
Anyone thinking of taking a new role/take on more commitment to
advance the group's work?

In the meantime,  came across this
https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~i385q/archive/nanavati_a/semweb_UI.htm
Cant remember if we referenced it before anywhere

PDM

Jürgen Umbrich | 10 Aug 08:10 2015
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[CFP] Semantic Web Journal - Special Issue on Quality Management of Semantic Web Assets (Data, Services and Systems)

CFP: Semantic Web Journal - Special Issue on Quality Management of Semantic Web Assets (Data, Services and Systems): http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-quality-management-semantic-web-assets-data-services-and-systems

Submission guidelines

Deadline: October 31, 2015

Submissions shall be made through the Semantic Web journal website at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net. Prospective authors must take notice of the submission guidelines posted at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors. Note that you need to request an account on the website for submitting a paper. Please indicate in the cover letter that it is for the Special Issue on Quality Management of Semantic Web Assets (Data, Services and Systems).

Submissions are possible in the following categories: full research papers, application reports, reports on tools and systems, and case studies. While there is no upper limit, paper length must be justified by content.

Guest editors

  • Amrapali Zaveri, University of Leipzig, AKSW Group, Germany
  • Dimitris Kontokostas, University of Leipzig, AKSW Group, Germany
  • Sebastian Hellmann, University of Leipzig, AKSW Group, Germany
  • Jürgen Umbrich, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Overview and Topics

The standardization and adoption of Semantic Web technologies has resulted in a variety of assets, including an unprecedented volume of data being semantically enriched and systems and services, which consume or publish this data. Although gathering, processing and publishing data is a step towards further adoption of Semantic Web, quality does not yet play a central role in these assets (e.g., data lifecycle, system/service development).

Quality management essentially refers to activities and tasks involved to guarantee a certain level of consistency and to meet the quality requirements for the assets. In general, quality management consists of the following four phases and components: (i) quality planning, (ii) quality control, (iii) quality assurance and (iv) quality improvement.

The quality planning phase in the Semantic Web typically involves the design of procedures, strategies and policies to support the management of the assets. The quality control and assurance components have their primary aim in preventing errors and to meet quality requirements pertaining to the Semantic Web standards. A core part for both components are quality assessment methods which provide the necessary input for the controlling and assurance tasks.

Quality assessment of Semantic Web Assets (data, services and systems), in particular, presents new challenges that were not handled before in other research areas. Thus, adopting existing approaches for data quality assessment is not a straightforward solution. These challenges are related to the openness of the Semantic Web, the diversity of the information and the unbounded, dynamic set of autonomous data sources, publishers and consumers (legal and software agents). Additionally, detecting the quality of available data sources and making the information explicit is yet another challenge. Moreover, noise in one data set, or missing links between different data sets, propagates throughout the Web of Data, and imposes great challenges on the data value chain.

In case of systems and services, different implementations follow the specifications for RDF and SPARQL to varying extents, or even propose and offer new, non-standardized extensions. This causes strong incompatibilities between systems, e.g., between the used SPARQL features in the query engines and support features in RDF stores. The potential heterogeneity and incompatibility poses several challenges for the quality assessments in and for such systems and services.

Eventually, quality improvement methods are used to further enhance the value of the Semantic Web Assets. One important step to improve the quality of data is identifying the root cause of the problem and then designing corresponding data improvement solutions. These solutions select the most effective and efficient strategies and related set of techniques and tools to improve quality. Quality improvement metrics for products and services entails understanding and improving operational processes and establishing valid and reliable service performance measures.

This Special Issue is addressed to those members of the community interested in providing novel methodologies or frameworks in managing, assessing, monitoring, maintaining and improving the quality of the Semantic Web data, services and systems and also introduce tools and user interfaces which can effectively assist in this management.

Topics of Interest

We welcome original high quality submissions on (but are not restricted to) the following topics:

  • Methodologies and frameworks to plan, control, assure or improve the quality of Semantic Web Assets
  • Quality exploration and analysis interfaces
  • Quality monitoring
  • Developing, deploying and managing quality service ecosystems
  • Assessing the quality evolution of Semantic Web Assets
  • Large-scale quality assessment of structured datasets
  • Crowdsourcing data quality assessment
  • Quality assessment leveraging background knowledge
  • Use-case driven quality management
  • Evaluation of trustworthiness of data
  • Web Data and LOD quality benchmarks
  • Data Quality improvement methods and frameworks, e.g., linkage, alignment, cleaning, enrichment, correctness
  • Service/system quality improvement methods and frameworks
  • Managing sustainability issues in services
  • Guarantee of service (availability, performance)
  • Systems for transparent management of open data
Serge Autexier | 6 Jul 08:59 2015
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CICM 2015: Final Call for Participation, Deadline July 6th, 2015

                     Final Call for Participation

            Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
                              CICM 2015

                           13-17 July 2015
                          Washington DC, USA

                 Registration Deadline July 6th, 2015

The programme for this year's CICM in Washington can be found as
http://www.cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php?event=&menu=detailed-programme

The accepted papers as
http://www.cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php?event=&menu=talks

In addition we solicit for posters which will not be peer reviewed, but we
will just do a screen review for relevance to the conference. A poster
presentation will consist of a 5 minute teaser talk and the presentation of
the poster on Tuesday morning (together with the other presentations in the
Systems/Data/Projects track).

You can submit a brief abstract on a poster by 22 June 2015 via EasyChair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cicm2015
You will be informed about acceptance shortly after your submission.

Registration to the conference will open shortly.

For details on the conference, registration, accommodation, etc. see
http://www.cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php

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Invited Speakers:
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*  Leonardo de Moura, https://leodemoura.github.io/
   "Formalizing mathematics using the Lean Theorem Prover"
   (http://leanprover.github.io/)
*  Tobias Nipkow, http://www21.in.tum.de/~nipkow/
   "Analyzing the Archive of Formal Proofs"
*  Jim Pitman, http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~pitman/
   "Towards a Global Digital Mathematics Library"
*  Richard Zanibbi, http://www.cs.rit.edu/~rlaz/
   "Math Search for the Masses: Multimodal Search 
    Interfaces and Appearance-Based Retrieval"

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

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

As in previous years, we have co-located workshops:

*  Formal Mathematics for Mathematicians
*  Theorem proving components for Educational software (ThEdu'15)
*  MathUI

Furthermore we have a doctoral programme to mentor doctoral
students giving presentations and a tutorial on the generic proof
assistant Isabelle.
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Irene Celino | 29 Jun 09:15 2015
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3rd CfP - 4th International Workshop on Ordering and Reasoning **extended deadline** - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 11-2 October

[apologies for multiple posting]

4th International Workshop on Ordering and Reasoning (OrdRing2015)
October 11th/12th, 2015 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US

Co-located with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015)

http://www.streamreasoning.org/events/ordring2015

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

New abstract submission deadline: June 8, 2015  **extended**
New paper submission deadline: July 12, 2015    **extended**
Notification of acceptance: August 7, 2015

GOALS AND TOPICS
----------------

More and more applications require real-time processing of large, dynamically generated, ordered data, where order captures essential information about recency, proximity or relevance. Recency is crucial for recognizing temporal events, as in complex event processing; proximity and relevance are essential for ranking query answers, as in top-k query answering. In some cases, orders are a natural, even unavoidable, aspect of the data, which may constrain the ways in which we can access it. In other cases, orders need to be derived by additional computations, and then be enforced on the (unordered) input. While each of these scenarios represents some unique challenges, all of them involve streams of data and require us to reason about sequences of events. The goal of this workshop is to explore this joint concept of ordered data processing.

Semantic technologies can play a relevant role in this setting, as they provide the expressive power to integrate highly dynamic sources. This is also witnessed by a number of recent works on order-related concepts, such as Stream Reasoning and top-k ontological query answering. Stream and rank-aware data management techniques are progressively providing reactive and reliable query answering over massive datasets, while ontological process models allow us to define meaningful patterns in event streams. Related works range from applied topics, such as query optimization, to foundational topics, such as temporal logics.

This workshop (as its predecessors in 2011, 2013 and 2014) aims at bringing together this growing and very active community interested in integrating ordering with reasoning by using methods inspired by stream and rank-aware data management. It thus aims to stimulate and guide a paradigm shift in semantic technologies.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

 * Streaming algorithms in query answering and reasoning
 * Ontology-based data access over data streams
 * Modelling complex events, processes, and patterns in ordered data
 * Incremental maintenance of materialization of data streams
 * Continuous query answering
 * Ontological top-k query answering
 * Continuous and top-k query answering for fuzzy and probabilistic logics
 * Order in knowledge representation, such as temporal or spatial orders
 * Topologies for distributed processing of data streams
 * Data compression algorithms for data stream processing
 * Parallelization and distribution in order-aware semantic technologies
 * Approximation approaches to inference with orderings
 * APIs for data stream exchange
 * Proposals for and applications of benchmarks
 * Applications of stream reasoning and top-k ontological query answering
 * Implementation and evaluation experiences

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND PROCEEDINGS
-------------------------------------

We welcome submissions describing ideas, experiments, and application visions originating from requirements for, and efforts aimed at, interleaving ordering and reasoning. We encourage:
 * short position and short demo papers not exceeding 6 pages;
 * scientific and technical papers not exceeding 12 pages
 * Expressions of Interest (EoI) not exceeding two pages, describing expertise, current research interests and relation to the community and ISWC audience in general.

Submissions should be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Computer Science guidelines for proceedings available at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. All submissions will be done electronically via the OrdRing2015 web submission system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ordring2015).

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Information about registration will appear soon on the ISWC 2015 Web page.

The Workshop Proceedings will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings (www.ceur-ws.org)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
--------------------

 * Jean-Paul Calbimonte (EPFL)
 * Irene Celino (CEFRIEL)
 * Emanuele Della Valle (Politecnico di Milano)
 * Daniele Dell'Aglio (Politecnico di Milano)
 * Markus Krötzsch (Technische Universität Dresden)
 * Stefan Schlobach (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed)
-----------------

 * Darko Anicic (Siemens AG)
 * Marco Balduini (Politecnico di Milano)
 * Alessandro Bozzon (TU Delft)
 * Oscar Corcho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
 * Soheila Dehghanzadeh (Insight Centre for Data Analytics)
 * Shen Gao (University of Zurich)
 * Peter Haase (metaphacts)
 * Freddy Lecue (IBM Research Ireland)
 * Alejandro Llaves (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
 * Tomas Masopust (TU Dresden)
 * Alessandro Margara (University of Lugano)
 * Alessandra Mileo (Insight Centre for Data Analytics)
 * Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen)
 * Giuseppe Pirrò (University of Koblenz-Landau)
 * Umberto Straccia (ISTI-CNR)
 * Anni-Yasmin Turhan (TU Dresden)
 * Maria Esther Vidal (Universidad Simón Bolívar)
 * Haofen Wang (East China University of Science and Technology)
 * Kewen Wang (Griffith University)
 * Zhe Wu (Oracle)
 * Shima Zahmatkesh (Politecnico di Milano)


--

http://about.me/iricelino/

    " If you understand what you're doing,
           you're not learning anything. "
Irene Celino | 12 Jun 18:02 2015
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2nd CfP - 4th International Workshop on Ordering and Reasoning - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 11-2 October

[apologies for multiple posting]

4th International Workshop on Ordering and Reasoning (OrdRing2015)
October 11th/12th, 2015 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US

Co-located with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015)

http://www.streamreasoning.org/events/ordring2015

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

Abstract submission deadline: June 24, 2015
Paper submission deadline: July 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2015

GOALS AND TOPICS
----------------

More and more applications require real-time processing of large, dynamically generated, ordered data, where order captures essential information about recency, proximity or relevance. Recency is crucial for recognizing temporal events, as in complex event processing; proximity and relevance are essential for ranking query answers, as in top-k query answering. In some cases, orders are a natural, even unavoidable, aspect of the data, which may constrain the ways in which we can access it. In other cases, orders need to be derived by additional computations, and then be enforced on the (unordered) input. While each of these scenarios represents some unique challenges, all of them involve streams of data and require us to reason about sequences of events. The goal of this workshop is to explore this joint concept of ordered data processing.

Semantic technologies can play a relevant role in this setting, as they provide the expressive power to integrate highly dynamic sources. This is also witnessed by a number of recent works on order-related concepts, such as Stream Reasoning and top-k ontological query answering. Stream and rank-aware data management techniques are progressively providing reactive and reliable query answering over massive datasets, while ontological process models allow us to define meaningful patterns in event streams. Related works range from applied topics, such as query optimization, to foundational topics, such as temporal logics.

This workshop (as its predecessors in 2011, 2013 and 2014) aims at bringing together this growing and very active community interested in integrating ordering with reasoning by using methods inspired by stream and rank-aware data management. It thus aims to stimulate and guide a paradigm shift in semantic technologies.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

 * Streaming algorithms in query answering and reasoning
 * Ontology-based data access over data streams
 * Modelling complex events, processes, and patterns in ordered data
 * Incremental maintenance of materialization of data streams
 * Continuous query answering
 * Ontological top-k query answering
 * Continuous and top-k query answering for fuzzy and probabilistic logics
 * Order in knowledge representation, such as temporal or spatial orders
 * Topologies for distributed processing of data streams
 * Data compression algorithms for data stream processing
 * Parallelization and distribution in order-aware semantic technologies
 * Approximation approaches to inference with orderings
 * APIs for data stream exchange
 * Proposals for and applications of benchmarks
 * Applications of stream reasoning and top-k ontological query answering
 * Implementation and evaluation experiences

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND PROCEEDINGS
-------------------------------------

We welcome submissions describing ideas, experiments, and application visions originating from requirements for, and efforts aimed at, interleaving ordering and reasoning. We encourage:
 * short position and short demo papers not exceeding 6 pages;
 * scientific and technical papers not exceeding 12 pages
 * Expressions of Interest (EoI) not exceeding two pages, describing expertise, current research interests and relation to the community and ISWC audience in general.

Submissions should be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Computer Science guidelines for proceedings available at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. All submissions will be done electronically via the OrdRing2015 web submission system (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ordring2015).

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. Information about registration will appear soon on the ISWC 2015 Web page.

The Workshop Proceedings will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings (www.ceur-ws.org)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
--------------------

 * Jean-Paul Calbimonte (EPFL)
 * Irene Celino (CEFRIEL)
 * Emanuele Della Valle (Politecnico di Milano)
 * Daniele Dell'Aglio (Politecnico di Milano)
 * Markus Krötzsch (Technische Universität Dresden)
 * Stefan Schlobach (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed)
-----------------

 * Darko Anicic (Siemens AG)
 * Marco Balduini (Politecnico di Milano)
 * Alessandro Bozzon (TU Delft)
 * Oscar Corcho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
 * Soheila Dehghanzadeh (Insight Centre for Data Analytics)
 * Shen Gao (University of Zurich)
 * Peter Haase (metaphacts)
 * Freddy Lecue (IBM Research Ireland)
 * Alejandro Llaves (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
 * Tomas Masopust (TU Dresden)
 * Alessandro Margara (University of Lugano)
 * Alessandra Mileo (Insight Centre for Data Analytics)
 * Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen)
 * Giuseppe Pirrò (University of Koblenz-Landau)
 * Umberto Straccia (ISTI-CNR)
 * Anni-Yasmin Turhan (TU Dresden)
 * Maria Esther Vidal (Universidad Simón Bolívar)
 * Haofen Wang (East China University of Science and Technology)
 * Kewen Wang (Griffith University)
 * Zhe Wu (Oracle)
 * Shima Zahmatkesh (Politecnico di Milano)


--

http://about.me/iricelino/

    " If you understand what you're doing,
           you're not learning anything. "
Serge Autexier | 11 Jun 21:57 2015
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CICM 2015 CfP (Call for Participation + Call for Posters)

                Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
                                 CICM 2015

                              13-17 July 2015
                            Washington DC, USA

The programme for this year's CICM in Washington can be found as
http://www.cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php?event=&menu=detailed-programme

The accepted papers as
http://www.cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php?event=&menu=talks

In addition we solicit for posters which will not be peer reviewed, but we
will just do a screen review for relevance to the conference. A poster
presentation will consist of a 5 minute teaser talk and the presentation of
the poster on Tuesday morning (together with the other presentations in the
Systems/Data/Projects track).

You can submit a brief abstract on a poster by 22 June 2015 via EasyChair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cicm2015
You will be informed about acceptance shortly after your submission.

Registration to the conference will open shortly.

For details on the conference, registration, accommodation, etc. see
http://www.cicm-conference.org/2015/cicm.php

**********************************************************************
Invited Speakers:
**********************************************************************

*  Leonardo de Moura, https://leodemoura.github.io/
   "Formalizing mathematics using the Lean Theorem Prover"
   (http://leanprover.github.io/)
*  Tobias Nipkow, http://www21.in.tum.de/~nipkow/
   "Analyzing the Archive of Formal Proofs"
*  Jim Pitman, http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~pitman/
   "Towards a Global Digital Mathematics Library"
*  Richard Zanibbi, http://www.cs.rit.edu/~rlaz/
   "Math Search for the Masses: Multimodal Search 
    Interfaces and Appearance-Based Retrieval"

**********************************************************************
The principal tracks of the conference will be:
**********************************************************************

* Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning)
  Chair: Jacques Carette
* DML (Digital Mathematical Libraries)
  Chair: Volker Sorge
* MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management)
  Chair: Cezary Kaliszyk
* Systems and Data
  Chair: Florian Rabe
* Doctoral Programme
  Chair: Umair Siddique

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

As in previous years, we have co-located workshops:

*  Formal Mathematics for Mathematicians
*  Theorem proving components for Educational software (ThEdu'15)
*  MathUI

Furthermore we have a doctoral programme to mentor doctoral
students giving presentations and a tutorial on the generic proof
assistant Isabelle.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Steffen Lohmann | 11 Jun 14:38 2015
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[CfP] VOILA <at> ISWC 2015 - Visualizations and User Interfaces for Ontologies and Linked Data

CALL FOR PAPERS

VOILA 2015 - Visualizations and User Interfaces for Ontologies and Linked Data

International Workshop at ISWC 2015, 14th International Semantic Web Conference
October 11 or 12, 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

http://voila2015.visualdataweb.org

--------------------------------------------------
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2015
--------------------------------------------------

Motivation and Objectives
==========

"A picture is worth a thousand words", we often say, yet many areas are in demand of sophisticated
visualization techniques, and the Semantic Web is not an exception. The size and complexity of
ontologies and Linked Data in the Semantic Web constantly grow and the diverse backgrounds of the users
and application areas multiply at the same time. Providing users with visual representations and
intuitive user interfaces can significantly aid the understanding of the domains and knowledge
represented by ontologies and Linked Data. There is no "one size fits all" solution but different use
cases demand different visualization and interaction techniques. Ultimately, providing better user
interfaces and visual representations will foster user engagement and likely lead to higher quality
results in different applications employing ontologies and to the proliferation of Linked Data usage.

User interfaces are essential to easily provide access to the increasing diversity of knowledge modeled
in ontologies. As ontologies grow in size and complexity, the demand for comprehensive visualization
and sophisticated interaction also rises. In particular, user interfaces are an integral part of
ontology engineering, to help bridge the gap between domain experts and ontology engineers. Ontology
visualization is not a new topic and a number of approaches have become available in recent years, with
some being already well-established, particularly in the field of ontology modeling. In other areas of
ontology engineering, such as ontology alignment and debugging, although several tools have recently
been developed, few provide a graphical user interface, not to mention navigational aids or
comprehensive visualization techniques.

While ontology users usually possess domain and/or knowledge representation expertise, this is not
necessarily the case with potential Linked Data consumers who can come from very different backgrounds
and have varying levels of expertise. Currently, the main Linked Data consumers are technology
experienced users, one of the reasons being the lack of appropriate user interfaces and visualizations
to support other user groups. Visual approaches are needed to assist various kinds of users, who pursue
diverse goals and pose individual requirements. In the presence of a huge network of interconnected
resources, one of the challenges faced by the Linked Data community is the visualization of the
multidimensional datasets to provide for efficient overview, exploration and querying tasks, to
mention just a few. With the focus shifting from a Web of Documents to a Web of Data, changes in the
interaction paradigms are in demand as well. Novel approaches also need to take into consideration the
technological challenges and opportunities given by new interaction contexts, ranging from mobile and
touch interaction to visualizations on large displays, and encompassing highly responsive web applications.

Topics of Interest
==========

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Visualizations for (large and complex) ontologies;
- Visualization of ontology design patterns;
- Linked Data visualizations and user interfaces;
- Visualizations and user interfaces for ontology engineering (ontology development, alignment,
debugging, etc.);
- Requirements analysis for ontology and Linked Data visualizations;
- Case studies of applying visualizations in ontology engineering and Linked Data consumption;
- Context-aware visualization and interaction techniques;
- Applications of novel interaction techniques (e.g., touch and gesture interaction);
- User interfaces for collaborative ontology development;
- Ontology visualizations for large and high-resolution displays;
- Mobile user interfaces for ontology engineering and Linked Data exploration;
- User interfaces assisting people with disabilities;
- Visual exploration and querying of Linked Data.

Submission Guidelines
==========

Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via EasyChair. The papers should be
written in English, following the Springer LNCS format, and be submitted in PDF.
The following types of contributions are welcome:
- Full research papers (8-12 pages);
- Experience papers (8-12 pages);
- Position papers (6-8 pages);
- Short research papers (4-6 pages);
- System papers (4-6 pages).

Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series.

Important Dates
==========

Submission: July 1, 2015
Notification: July 30, 2015
Camera-ready: August 14, 2015

Attendance
==========

Note that workshop attendees cannot register for the workshop only, but need to register for the main
conference, as well.

Organizers
==========

Valentina Ivanova, Linköping University, Sweden
Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
Steffen Lohmann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal


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