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SASWeb 2011 : International Workshop on Semantic Adaptive Social Web


When Jul 11, 2011 - Jul 15, 2011
Where Girona
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2011
Notification Due May 13, 2011
Final Version Due May 31, 2011
Categories    semantic web   social web   user modeling   adaptive systems

Call For Papers

International Workshop on Semantic Adaptive Social Web - (SasWeb2011)
in conjunction with UMAP UMAP 2011, Girona, Spain, July 11-15, 2011

Submission of papers: April, 15 2011
Notification of authors: May, 13 2011
Delivery of camera-ready copy: May, 31 2010

Four specific questions motivate this workshop:
1. How adaptation and personalization methodologies can augment Web 3.0 environments? 
2. What models, techniques, tools are the most adequate to support Web 3.0 users? 
3. What are the features and challenges of Web 3.0 applications and services? 
4. How Semantic Web advances can be exploited for adaptation in such contexts?
Social Web (also called Web 2.0) is growing daily, together with the number of users and applications. In this way, users generate a significant part of Web content and traffic: they create, connect, comment, tag, rate, remix, upload/download, new or existing resources in an architecture of participation, where user contribution and interaction add value. Users are also involved in a broad range of social activities like creating friendship relationships, recommending and sharing resources, suggesting friends, creating groups and communities, commenting friends activities and profiles and so on.
At the same time, Semantic Web (also called Intelligent Web), whose main goal is to describe Web resources in a way that allows machines to understand and process them, has started to go out from academies and begins to be exploited in many web sites, incorporating high-quality user contributed content and semantic annotations using Internet-based services as an enabling platform. The recent advances in the Semantic Web area, and specifically the widespread use of weak semantic techniques (the so-called ‘lowercase’ semantic web), such as the use of microformats (e.g. eRDF, RDFa) to attach semantics to content, also provide new standardized ways to process and share information. This approach allows information intended for end-users (such as contact information, geographic coordinates, calendar events) to also be automatically processed by machines, and this obviates other more complicated methods of processing, such as natural language processing or screen scraping.
In this workshop we are interested to analyze the benefits adaptation and personalization have to offer in the Web of the future, the so called Social Semantic Web or Web 3.0, that puts together Semantic Web and Social Web.

Topics of interest for this Workshop include but are not limited to:

• Web 3.0: features, limitations, advantages, differences
• Adaptation and personalization and recommendation models and goals
• User, group and community modelling in Social Semantic Web
• Reasoning and personalization based on semantics in the Social Semantic Web
• Semantic Web platforms and applications
• Novel approaches and/or systems combining semantic, social and adaptive aspects
• The impact of Social Web on Semantic Web, and vice versa

Information Access and Extraction
• Advanced tools for information access
• Recommender Systems
• Personalized content ranking
• Social navigation support
• Social search and browsing
• Personal information Spaces
• Information extraction, opinion mining, and sentiment analysis
• Creation of structured collective knowledge from users’ contributions
• How collective knowledge of users can improve the intelligent behaviour of the systems

Sharing User Data and Knowledge
• Sharing user profiles and decentralized user modelling in social networks
• Sharing ontologies
• Automatic and semi-automatic user data aggregation
• Linked Open Data
• Mashups Knowledge sharing

Folksonomies and tagging
• Automatic and semantic tagging
• Semantic tagging
• Folksonomies vs. Ontologies
• Ontology-based computer supported tagging
• User profile construction based on tagging and annotations
• Tag recommendation

Social networks
• Social network analysis for user and group modelling
• Computing trust and reputation in social networks
• Social Semantic recommendations and Adaptation in social networks

User Awareness
• Motivating participation
• User identities
• Capturing and processing implicit and explicit feedback
• Trust-based recommendation
• Social visualizations

Evaluation methodologies and approaches
• Social applications and recommendation evaluations
• User studies and novel metrics for Web 3.0

We welcome work at all stages of development: papers can describe applied systems, empirical results or theoretically grounded positions.

* Full papers (10-12 pages)
* Short papers (4-6 pages) 
* Demos (2-4 pages for description) 

Papers should be formatted according to the general UMAP2011 submission guidelines; they must comply with the LNCS formatting instruction (Springer author guidelines). Accepted formats are Postscript and PDF.

Please submit your paper via EasyChair before registration: 
You need to open a personal account upon the first login, if you do not have one.

Special issue
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology international journal will publish a special issue with papers from this workshop: authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work for the special issue "Semantic Adaptive Social Web".

Federica Cena - Department of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy.
Antonina Dattolo - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy.
Ernesto W. De Luca - School IV - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
Pasquale Lops - Department of Computer Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy.
Till Plumbaum - School IV - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
Julita Vassileva - Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Liliana Ardissono, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Lora Aroyo, University of Amsterdam, Holland
Shlomo Berkovsky, CSIRO, TasICT Centre, Australia
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh, USA
David Bueno Vallejo - Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Ivan Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Francesca Carmagnola, University of Turin, Italy
Pablo Castells, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Cristina Gena, University of Turin
Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Darina Dicheva, Winston Salem University , USA
Vania Dimitrova, University of Leeds, UK
Tom Heath, Talis Information Ltd, United Kingdom
Eelco Herder, Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center, Germany
Andreas Hotho, University of Würzburg, Germany
Gilles Hubert, IRIT, Toulouse, France
Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft, Holland
Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel
Dietmar Jannach, Dortmund University of Technology
Vincenzo Loia, Univesity of Salerno, Italy
Luca Mazzola, ITC, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Alessandro Micarelli, University “Roma Tre”, Roma, Italy
Cecile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Francesco Ricci, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Sergey Sosnovsky, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrucken, Germany
Armando Stellato, University of Tor Vergata, Rome
Ilaria Torre, University of Turin
Markus Zanker, University Klagenfurt, Austria
Torsten Zesch, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

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