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IESD 2012 : Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data in conjunction with EKAW 2012


When Oct 8, 2012 - Oct 9, 2012
Where Galway, Ireland
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2012
Notification Due Sep 5, 2012
Categories    semantic web   linked data cloud   exploration   semantic data

Call For Papers

* Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD) *

International Workshop at EKAW 2012,Galway City,Ireland.
October 8/9 2012

- Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2012
- Notification of acceptance: September 5th, 2012
- Camera ready:TBA
- Workshop day: October 8/9th, 2012

IESD 2012 will provide a forum to discuss approaches for exploring semantic
data. Semantic data is available widely and semantic data exploration is
becoming a key activity in a range of application domains, such as
government organisations, education, life science, cultural heritage, and
media. Several novel interfaces and interaction means for exploration of
semantic data are being proposed, for example semantic data browsers,
ontology/content visualisation environments and semantic wikis. Although on
the rise, the current solutions are still maturing and need to take into
account human factors to make exploration intuitive or employ necessary
computational models to aid the intuitiveness and improve the effectiveness
of exploration tasks. Lessons also can be learned from the commonalities
and differences in exploration requirements between different domains.
Hence, greater benefits can be achieved by bringing together expertise
from different communities, including HCI, Semantic Web, and personalisation
with the potential application domain demands.

Time is ripe to bring together the different disciplines related to semantic
data exploration (semantic technologies, intelligent user interfaces,
adaptation and personalisation, visualisation) and form an international
community to identify the major challenges and research directions.
The workshop is intended to make the first step in shaping such community
and providing a forum that focuses on semantic data exploration and enables:

- sharing techniques and experience
- identifying potential domains and application areas
- designing and reflecting on evaluation studies
- identifying future research directions

IESD'12 will bring together different disciplines related to semantic data
exploration and form an international community to identify the major
challenges and research directions.

IESD 2012 aims to create a forum for academic and industrial researchers
and practitioners to discuss methods and techniques for intelligent
exploration of semantic data from three angles:

- Computational models:
methods and techniques for analysing semantic data to discover
connections (e.g. relatedness, similarity, complementarity,
contradictions, and causality), entity and ontology summarisation
methods, graph exploration, visualisation and navigation,
user/context modelling, adaptation and personalisation, feedback
and prompts.

- Human factors:
key human factors that impact the exploration of large interconnected
complex data; effective interaction environments to help users in
discovering connections and making sense of large volumes of
structured and unstructured heterogeneous data (including large
ontologies, Linked Data, semantically augmented corpus,
semantic-enriched social data); comparison of different approaches to
help users in a manner that does not overwhelm or confuse, intuitive
ways to empower lay users of knowledge enriched technologies to
explore semantic data.

- Domains and applications:
information needs which require exploration of semantic data; domains
where semantic data is available and required for the practice
(e.g. medical, media, social web, public administration, education,
environmental/sustainability science); requirements gathering and
evaluation studies; lessons learnt.

Further details:

We welcome the following types of contributions.

* Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 12 pages) research papers will be reviewed by at least two independent referees.
* Demo papers (system demonstrations) and position statements should not exceed 3 pages.

A more detailed Call for Papers and submission instructions can be found at
the IESD'12 website:

* Dhaval Thakker (University of Leeds, UK)
* Melike Sah (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
* Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University, Japan)
* Igor Popov (University of Southampton, UK)
* Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds,UK)
* Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)

* Lora Aroyo, Free University of Amstredam, NL
* Neil Benn, University of Leeds, UK
* Emammnuel Blenchard,Aalborg University, Denmark
* Gong Cheng, Nanjing University, China
* Ilaria Corda, British Library, UK
* Owen Conlan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Aba-Sah Dadzie, University of Sheffield, UK
* Mariana Damova, Ontotext, Bulgaria
* Dimoklis Despotakis, University of Leeds, UK
* Christo Dichev, Winston Salem State University, USA
* Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Centre, Hannover, Germany
* Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
* Anthony Jameson, DFKI, Germany
* Geert-Jan Houben, Delft University of Technology, NL
* Dominic Jones, from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
* Jarred Mcginnis, Press Association, UK
* Lydia Lau, University of Leeds, UK
* Yves Raimond, BBC, UK
* Declan O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
* Thanh Tran, AIFB, Germany
* Fan Yang-Turner, University of Leeds, UK

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