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DESWeb 2011 : 2nd International Workshop on Data Engineering meets the Semantic Web


When Apr 11, 2011 - Apr 11, 2011
Where Hannover, Germany (co-located with ICDE)
Submission Deadline Nov 1, 2010
Notification Due Dec 15, 2010
Final Version Due Jan 1, 2011
Categories    databases   data management   semantic web

Call For Papers

2st Int’l Workshop on
Data Engineering meets the Semantic Web (DESWeb2011)
(Towards semantic-based data engineering for the Web)
Co-located with ICDE 2011

Modern web applications like Wiki’s, social networking sites and
mashups, are radically changing the nature of modern Web from a
publishing-only environment into a vivant place for information
exchange. The successful exploitation of this information largely
depends on the ability to successfully communicate the data semantics,
which is exactly the vision of the Semantic Web. In this context, new
challenges emerge for semantic-aware data management systems.

The contribution of the data management community in the Semantic Web
effort is fundamental. RDF has already been adopted as the
representation model and exchange format for the semantics of the data
on the Web. Although, until recently, RDF had not received
considerable attention, the recent publication in RDF format of large
ontologies with millions of entities from sites like Yahoo! and
Wikipedia, the huge amounts of microformats in RDF from life science
organizations, and the gigantic RDF bibliographic annotations from
publishers, have made clear the need for advanced management
techniques for RDF data.

On the other hand, traditional data management techniques have a lot
to gain by incorporating semantic information into their
frameworks. Existing data integration, exchange and query solutions
are typically based on the actual data values stored in the
repositories, and not on the semantics of these values. Incorporation
of semantics in the data management process improves query accuracy,
and permit more efficient and effective sharing and distribution
services. Integration of new content, on-the-fly generation of
mappings, queries on loosely structured data, keyword searching on
structured data repositories, and entity identification, are some of
the areas that can benefit from the presence of semantic knowledge
alongside the data.

The goal of DESWeb is to bring together researchers and practitioners
from both fields of Data Management and Semantic Web. It aims at
investigating the new challenges that Semantic Web technologies have
introduced and new ways through which these technologies can improve
existing data management solutions. Furthermore, it intends to study
what data management systems and technologies can offer in order to
improve the scalability and performance of Semantic Web applications.

*Topics of Interest*
DESWeb welcomes papers on topics related, but not limited, to:

Semantic Data Integration:
* Semantic-aware matching and mapping
* Management of incomplete information on the Semantic Web
* Dataspaces and the Semantic Web
* Semantic-aware search engines
* Role of ontologies in data integration and data exchange
* Semantic-based keyword searching in databases
* Probabilistic data and query answering
* Data Management for Social Networking
* Semantic-based lifecycle management
* Database support for social Web2.0 applications
* Entity identification on the Semantic Web
* Tool support for developing and deploying data intensive Semantic
Web applications
* Publishing relational data on the Semantic Web
* Semantic annotation
* Semantic evolution
* Understanding and managing Wiki/Blog data
* Semantic Web technologies for cooperation and collaboration
* Business processes on the Semantic Web
* Semantic-based service discovery and composition
* Interoperation via Semantic Web services
* Query languages for RDF and the Semantic Web
* Multimedia management on the Semantic Web
* Social Networking and the Semantic Web Technologies

Core Database Technologies for RDF Data:
* Data models and query languages for RDF
* RDF querying processing and optimization
* Indexing and access methods for RDF data
* RDF storage and compression
* Update management and maintenance of RDF data
* Query answering techniques on RDF databases
* Benchmarking RDF Systems and applications

*Submission Guidelines*
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers
that are not being considered for publication in any other
forum. Papers should be submitted electronically as PDF files, be
formatted according to the standard ICDE format and be at most 6 pages
in length.

All accepted papers will be included in the ICDE proceedings and will
also become publicly available through the IEEE Xplore.

Papers should be submitted at the following web site:

Important dates
* Submission deadline: Nov 1st, 2010
* Notification to authors: Dec 15th, 2010
* Camera Ready version: Jan 1st 2011

Workshop Chairs
* Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
* Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento

Panel Chair:
Sonia Bergamaschi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Program Committee
Gregoris Antoniou, University of Crete, Greece
Paolo Atzeni, University of Roma Tre, Italy
Denilson Barbosa, University of Alberta, CA
Michael Benedikt, University of Oxford, UK
Omar Boucelma, Université Aix-Marseille, France
Tiziana Catarci, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR CNR and Università della Calabria, Italy
Roberto De Virgilio, Università di Roma Tre, Italy
Alfio Ferrara, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
George Giannakopoulos, Università di Trento, Italy
Fausto Giunchiglia, Università di Trento, Italy
Howard Ho, IBM Almaden, USA
Arantza Illarramendi, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Anastasios Kementsietsidis, IBM Watson, USA
John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
Felix Naumanm, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany
Stelios Paparizons, Microsoft Research, USA
Flavio Rizzolo, University of Ottawa, Canada
Alkis Simitsis Hewlett-Packard Co, USA
Pavel Shvaiko, Informatica Trentina, Italy
Peter Spyns, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Armando Stellato, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Letizia Tanca, Politechnico di Milano
Raquel Trillo Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain

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