posted by system || 6043 views || tracked by 17 users: [display]

SSW 2012 : Second International Workshop On Semantic Search Over The Web


When Aug 27, 2012 - Aug 27, 2012
Where Istanbul, Turkey
Abstract Registration Due Jun 1, 2012
Submission Deadline Jun 8, 2012
Categories    semantic web   web   information retrieval

Call For Papers


Workshop held in conjunction with VLDB 2012
Istanbul, Turkey - August 27, 2012

Workshop website:

Paper Abstract submission: June 1, 2012 - 15:00 (3:00 pm) EDT
Short and Full Paper submission: June 8, 2012 - 15:00 (3:00 pm) EDT
Author notification: July 20, 2012
Camera-ready paper submission: August 3, 2012
Workshop dates: August 27, 2012

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, the correlated and semantically annotated data available on the Web amounts to 25 billion RDF triples, interlinked by around 395 million RDF links. The continuous publishing and the integration of the plethora of semantic datasets from companies, government and public sector projects is leading to the creation of the so-called Web of Knowledge. Each semantic dataset contributes to extending the global knowledge and increases its reasoning capabilities. As a matter of fact, researchers are now looking with growing interest to semantic issues in this huge amount of correlated data available on the Web.

Much progress has been made in the field of semantic technologies, from formal models to repositories and reasoning engines. While the focus of many practitioners is on exploiting such semantic information to contribute to IR problems from a document-centric point of view, 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 second edition of the International Workshop on Semantic Search over the Web (SSW) will discuss the data management issues related to ?Search over the Web? and the relationships with Semantic Web technologies, proposing new models, languages and applications.

The research issues can be summarized by the following problems:
- How can we model and efficiently access large amounts of Semantic Web data?
- How can we effectively retrieve information exploiting Semantic Web technologies?
- How can we employ semantic search in real world scenarios?

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Data storage for Semantic Search
- Database technologies for Semantic Search (SQL and noSQL)
- Semantic data storage and indexing
- Models, languages, and methodologies for representing and managing semantic data
- Native DBMS for the Linked Web of Data
- Semantic data exchange and integration
- Map/Reduce paradigms for Linked Data storage
- Semantic Data Search
- Keyword-based search over semantic data
- Graph Matching of RDF documents
- Information extraction from the Semantic Web
- Semantic Data Search and Ranking
- Semantic Matchmaking
- Semantic Web Services
- Engineering Semantic Search
- Use of Ontologies in 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 Representations on the Web

The SSW Workshop invites researchers, engineers and service developers to present their research and development work in the field of Semantic Information Management. Papers may deal with methods, models, case studies, practical experiences and technologies.

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, neither submitted nor accepted for publication in any other workshop, conference, or journal. They must be written in English, and formatted using the ACM double-column format.

We invite two kinds of papers:

Research Papers: We solicit submissions of original research, as well as experience and vision papers from both researchers and practitioners. The suggested number of pages is 8, and the maximum number of pages is 10. Manuscripts not submitted in the ACM style or having more than 10 pages will not be reviewed and thus automatically rejected. The final, camera-ready version must not exceed 8 pages to avoid page charges.

Short Papers: The Short Paper session is an exciting and highly interactive way to demonstrate feasibility of research and to stimulate the discussion on future trends in the application of data management solutions in the context of the Web of Data. Proposals should be focused on new modeling developments, advances in their application or innovative use of modeling techniques in such a context. The session is not intended for the demonstration of commercial products. The number of pages of the contribution must be no more than 4 pages. This page limit includes all parts of the paper (i.e. title, abstract, body, and bibliography).

Every submitted paper will be carefully reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. The review system is single-blind (the authors have to declare names and affiliations in the paper) and reviews will be returned to the author(s) with comments to ensure the high quality of the accepted papers. Reviewers are not required to read the appendices and the paper should be intelligible without them.

Authors are invited to send their manuscripts as an attachment (PDF/PS format) through the EasyChair system ( In case of any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the program committee chairs at:

The Workshop proceedings will be published by ACM. Submission to the Workshop implies the willingness to register and participate in 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 ACM guidelines and must include a printable file of the camera-ready version, as well as all source files thereof. No changes to the 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 prestigious international journals.

Roberto De Virgilio, Universita Roma Tre, Italy
James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA
Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Ireland
Mark Roantree, Dublin City University, Ireland

Roberto De Virgilio, Universita Roma Tre, Italy
James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA
Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Ireland
Mark Roantree, Dublin City University, Ireland

- Denilson Barbosa, University of Alberta, Canada
- Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Francois Bry, University of Munich, Germany
- Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Vassilis Christophides, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
- Simona Colucci, Technical University of Bari, Italy
- Soon Ae Chun, College of Staten Island, New York, USA
- Roberto De Virgilio, Universita Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
- Tommaso Di Noia, Technical University of Bari, Italy
- Kees van der Sluijs, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Bettina Fazzinga, DEIS - Universita della Calabria, Italy
- Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Tim Furcke, University of Munich, Germany
- James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA
- Laura Hollink, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Clemens Ley, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Oxford, UK
- Sebastian Link, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Thomas Lukasiewicz, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Oxford, UK
- Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
- Rachel Pottinger, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Mark Roantree, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Michael Schmidt, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Germany
- Antonius Weinzierl, Technische Universitat Wien, Austria

Related Resources

WSDM 2023   Web Search and Data Mining
ECIR 2023   45th European Conference on Information Retrieval
IJWesT 2022   International Journal of Web & Semantic Technology
NLTM 2023   3rd International Conference on NLP & Text Mining
NLPTA 2022   3rd International Conference on NLP Techniques and Applications
ICWSM 2023   International Conference on Web and Social Media (3rd deadline)
SOEA 2023   7th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications
WSDM 2022   Web Search and Data Mining
ICWSM 2023   International Conference on Web and Social Media (2nd deadline)
WeST 2022   14th International Conference on Web services & Semantic Technology