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PSD 2011 : 2nd Workshop on Personal Semantic Data @K-CAP2011


When Jun 26, 2011 - Jun 26, 2011
Where Banff, Canada
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2011
Notification Due Apr 30, 2011
Final Version Due May 10, 2011
Categories    PIM   semantic web   semantic desktop   linked data

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

2nd Workshop on Personal Semantic Data: PSD 2011

co-located with K-CAP 2011

26th June, Banff, Canada

Personal Semantic Data is scattered over several media, and while semantic
technologies are already successfully deployed on the Web as well as on the
desktop, data integration is not always straightforward. The transition from the
desktop to a distributed system for Personal Information Management (PIM) raises
new challenges which need to be addressed. These challenges overlap areas
related to human-computer interaction, user modeling, privacy and security,
information extraction, retrieval and matching.

Following a successful first edition of the workshop, this second edition
focuses on the challenges around managing Personal Semantic Data spread over
multiple sources.

The Semantic Web enables the creation of structured and interlinked data through
the use of common vocabularies to describe it, and a common representation -RDF.
Through projects like Linking Open Data (LOD), SIOC and FOAF, large amounts of
data is made available now on the Web in structured form, including personal
information about people and their social relationships. Applying semantic
technologies to the desktop resulted in the Semantic Desktop, which provides a
framework for linking data on the desktop.

The challenge lies in extending the benefits of the semantic technologies across
the borders of the different environments, and providing a uniform view of one's
personal information regardless of where it resides, which vocabularies were
used to describe it and how it is represented. Sharing personal semantic data is
also challenging, with privacy and security being two of the most important and
difficult issues to tackle.

== TOPICS ==
The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

* Using personal semantic data
- Interlinking newly generated semantic data with existing sources
- Interlinking personal desktop data with Semantic Web data
- Mapping and synchronization of personal semantic data from heterogeneous
- Enriching desktop information with Web data
- New visualizations of mashed and hybrid personal data from the desktop and
- Trust and privacy issues
* Fusion of mobile, desktop and Web environments
- Searching and browsing personal social data across heterogeneous data
sources and using heterogeneous interfaces
* Modeling of semantic information for personal and social use

* 15 April 2011 - Submission deadline
* 30 April 2011 - Author notification
* 10 May 2011 - Camera-ready version
* 26 June 2011 - Workshop day - Banff, Canada

We encourage full papers (max 8 pages), short paper (max 4 pages) and short demo
papers (max 2 pages) describing significant work in progress, late breaking
results or ideas / challenges for the domain. Submissions should follow the
K-CAP 2011 guidelines.

Papers should be submitted in pdf format to
no later than midnight Pacific Daylight Time on 15 April 2011.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

In addition, the best papers will be considered for publication in the Special
Issue on The Personal and Social Semantic Web of the Semantic Web Journal.

* Laura Dragan - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National
University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland (
* Bernhard Schandl -, Vienna, Austria
* Tudor Groza - School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Australia
* Gunnar Grimnes - DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany
* Charlie Abela - Department of Intelligent Computer Systems, University of
Malta, Malta
* Stefan Decker - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National
University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Further information is available on the workshop website
or by emailing the workshop organizers.

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