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SSW 2011 : 1st International Workshop on Semantic Search over the Web


When Jun 20, 2011 - Jun 24, 2011
Where London, United Kingdom
Submission Deadline Feb 21, 2011
Notification Due Mar 25, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2011
Categories    semantic web   information retrieval

Call For Papers


Workshop held in conjunction with CAiSE 2011
20-24 June 2011, London, United Kingdom

Workshop website:

Research Paper submission: 21 February 2011
Poster Paper submission: 21 February 2011
Author notification: 25 March 2011
Camera-ready submission: 1 April 2011

We are witnessing a smooth evolution of the Web from a worldwide information space of linked documents to a global knowledge base, composed of semantically interconnected resources (to date, 25 billion RDF triples, interlinked by around 395 million RDF links). The continuous provision of semantic datasets from companies, government and public sector projects is leading to the creation of the so-called Web of Knowledge. The attention of many practitioners is on exploiting such semantic information to contribute to IR problems from a document-centric viewpoint. We believe that such a vast, and constantly growing, amount of semantic data raises data management issues that must be faced in a dynamic, highly distributed and heterogeneous environment such as the Web.

The first edition of the International Workshop on "Semantic Search over the Web" (SSW) will cover data management issues related to the search over the Web through Semantic Web technologies, proposing new models, languages and applications. The goal of the workshop is to gather researchers, engineers and service developers to debate, propose, and elaborate methods, models, case studies, practical experiences and technologies.

We are very glad to announce that the workshop will open with a keynote presentation entitled "Ontology-Based Semantic Search on the Web" from Thomas Lukasiewicz (Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford).

Contributions are invited for novel research and of poster papers describing on-going projects addressing these issues. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Data Storage for Semantic Search
- Database technologies for the Semantic Search (SQL and noSQL)
- Semantic data storage and indexing
- Models, languages, and methodologies for representing and managing semantic data
- Native DBMS for Linked Web of Data
- Semantic data exchange and integration

Semantic Data Search
- Keyword-based search over semantic data
- Graph Matching of RDF documents
- Information extraction for the Semantic Web
- Semantic Data Search and Ranking
- Semantic Matchmaking
- Semantic Web Services

Engineering Semantic Search
- Evaluation Methodologies for Semantic Search
- Mobile and streaming Semantic Web content creation and annotation
- Standard Datasets and Benchmarks for Semantic Search
- Wrapping of well-known data Repositories (e.g. iMDB) into RDF
- Injecting Social Networks (e.g. Facebook) into the Semantic Data Web
- Visualization of Semantic Data and Expressive Document Representation on the Web

We solicit submissions of original research (i.e. neither submitted nor accepted for publication in any other workshop, conference, or journal) and of poster papers describing on-going projects. Papers must be written in English, formatted in Springer LNBIP (see LNBIP instructions for authors at Maximum page length is: 10 pages for Research Paper, 4 pages for Poster Paper.
Authors are invited to send their manuscripts through the EasyChair system at
Please send any inquiry to Paolo Cappellari at

The Workshop proceedings will be published in a LNBIP Proceedings Volume by Springer Verlag.
Submission to the Workshop implies the willingness to subscribe and participate to the event for presenting the submitted work (i.e. attendance of at least one of the authors of accepted papers will be mandatory). Final versions of accepted papers must strictly adhere to the LNBIP guidelines and must include a printable file of the camera-ready version, as well as all source files thereof. No changes to such formatting rules are permitted. Authors of accepted papers must also download and sign a copyright form that will be made available on the Web site of the conference.

Depending on the quality of the submissions, authors of selected papers may be invited to submit extended versions for publication in the International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design.

Roberto De Virgilio, Universita' Roma Tre, Italy
Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Mark Roantree, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

Roberto De Virgilio, Universita' Roma Tre, Italy
Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Mark Roantree, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

- Francois Bry, University of Munich, Germany
- Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Simona Colucci, Technical University of Bari, Italy
- Roberto De Virgilio, Universita' Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
- Beniamino Di Martino, Seconda Universita' di Napoli, Italy
- Kees van der Sluijs, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
- Tommaso Di Noia, Technical University of Bari, Italy
- Bettina Fazzinga, DEIS - Universit? della Calabria, Italy
- Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Tim Furcke, University of Munich, Germany
- James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Laura Hollink, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Clemens Ley, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK
- Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
- Mark Roantree, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Michele Ruta, Technical University of Bari, Italy
- Michael Schmidt, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Germany
- Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
- Eufemia Tinelli, Technical University of Bari, Italy
- Antonius Weinzierl, Technische Universitat Wien, Austria
- Vassilis Christophides, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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