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SDoW 2010 : 3rd International Workshop on Social Data on the Web


When Nov 8, 2010 - Nov 8, 2010
Where Shanghai, China
Submission Deadline Aug 27, 2010
Notification Due Sep 17, 2010
Final Version Due Oct 9, 2010
Categories    social networks   web   semantic web

Call For Papers

Aim and scope

The 3rd international workshop Social Data on the Web (SDoW2010) co-located with the 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2010) aims to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners involved in semantically-enhancing social media websites, as well as academics researching more formal aspect of these interactions between the Semantic Web and Social Web.

It is now widely agreed that the Semantic Web and the Social Web can benefit from each other. On the one hand, the speed at which data is being created on the Social Web is growing at exponential rate, as it offers users a variety of applications for rapidly publishing and disseminating information to a community of interest: blogs, wikis, microblogging, status notification, etc. On the other hand, the Semantic Web plays a crucial role in the management of all this networked knowledge, providing new ways to share and co-operate on the Web using formal semantics. However, while both can be efficiently combined to take into account the social aspect and the semantics of this data, there are still a variety of important issues and research questions that must be considered regarding data that arises from social interactions, such as scalability, reasoning, privacy, context-awarness, security, etc.

Following the success of SDoW2008 and SDoW2009, this workshop aims to discuss techniques, methods and applications that are appearing and that are required to manage the data from the Social Web using semantic technologies, taking into account social relations, information overload, aggregations and summaries, trust and privacy, and other related research topics.
Topics of Interest

We encourage contributions which will describe research proposals or implementations that deal with (but are not limited to) the following topics of interest:

* Applications and tools using Social Semantic Web technologies
* Creating RDF-based knowledge using social media services
* Data Portability and Social Network Portability
* Emerging semantic platforms for the Social Web
* Enriching Social Web with semantic data - RDFa, microformats and other approaches
* Linked Data on the Social Web - providing linked data from social media sites
* Mining and analysis of Social Data
* Ontologies for the Social Web - developing, using and extending lightweight ontologies for social media sites
* Querying and mining social semantic data
* Policies, authentication, security, and trust within collaborative scenarios
* Producing Semantic Web data from social software applications
* Reasoning for Social Web applications
* Semantic blogging, wikis and social networks
* Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities (SIOC)
* Social and semantic bookmarking, tagging and annotation
* Using Semantic Web technologies for Social Data integration


The following types of contributions are welcomed:

* Full technical papers, up to 12 pages.
* Short technical papers and position papers, up to 6 pages.
* Posters and Demos, 2-3 pages with a description of the application, ideally accompanied with a link to an online demo.

Paper submissions will have to be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Submissions will be made using EasyChair Conference System, and proceedings of the papers will be provided through the CEUR online service.
Important dates

Submission deadline:
Aug 27, 2010
Notification of acceptance:
Sep 17, 2010
Camera-ready paper submission:
Oct 09, 2010
Camera-ready proceedings:
Oct 15, 2010
Nov 08, 2010

Workshop Organization

The workshop will be co-located with the 9th ISWC in Shanghai (China), and will be held on November 8th, 2010.

The workshop will also consist of:

Opening session:
This will permit introduction of the workshop topics, goals, participants, and expected outcomes.
Keynote speakers:
We expect to attract at least two keynote speakers for the workshop, both from academic and industrial fields.
Demonstration session:
Each demo will be given 10 minutes time.
Lightning talks:
Brief presentations about concrete topics not convered by the proceedings.
Networked communication will be encouraged during the workshop using IRC, microblogging and other services, provided with the official hashtag (#sdow2010) to follow the live-stream of the event.

Workshop Chairs

* Alexandre Passant, DERI NUI Galway, Ireland
* John Breslin, DERI NUI Galway, Ireland
* Sergio Fernández, Fundación CTIC, Spain
* Uldis Bojārs, University of Latvia, Latvia

Program Committee

* Alessandra Toninelli, INRIA, France
* Axel Ngonga, Universität Leipzig, Germany
* Dan Brickley, FOAF project & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Daniel Schwabe, PUC Rio, Brasil
* Diego Berrueta, Fundación CTIC, Spain
* Emanuele Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France
* Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, DFKI Knowledge Management Lab, Germany
* Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
* Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
* Jose E. Labra, University of Oviedo, Spain
* Knud Möller, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Libby Miller, BBC, UK
* Marta Sabou, MODUL University Vienna, UK
* Matthew Rowe, University of Sheffield, UK
* Michael Hausenblas, DERI, NUI Galway Ireland
* Olaf Hartig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
* Pablo Mendes, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
* Philipp Kaerger, L3S, Germany
* Richard Cyganiak, DERI, NUI Galway Ireland
* Sebastian Tramp, Universität Leipzig, Germany
* Sheila Kinsella, DERI, NUI Galway
* Sofia Angeletou, KMi, The Open University, UK
* Steve Harris, Garlik, UK
* Yves Raimond, BBC, UK
* Zhongli Ding, Google, USA


The workshop is hosted by the ISWC 2010 conference in Shanghai, so workshop attendees must pay the ISWC 2010 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee. In the main conference Web page you can find information about how to travel or accomodation in the conference venue.

For further information, please send an email to: sdow [dot] team [at] gmail [dot] com

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