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BeRSys 2013 : 1st International Workshop on Benchmarking RDF Systems


When May 27, 2013 - May 27, 2013
Where Montpellier, France
Submission Deadline Mar 14, 2013
Categories    semantic web

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
1st International Workshop on Benchmarking RDF Systems (BeRSys 2013)
co-located with ESWC 2013

BeRSys will provide a forum where topics related to the evaluation
(included, but not limited to, expressive power, usability and
performance) of RDF data management platforms can be discussed and
elaborated. BeRSys 2013 will provide this forum and will be the first
workshop dedicated to benchmarking of different aspects of RDF engines.

The objectives of this new workshop are to:

- create a discussion forum where researchers and industrials can meet
and discuss topics related to the performance of RDF systems
- expose and initiate discussions on best practices, different
application needs and scenarios related to RDF data management.

Topics Of Interest

We will solicit contributions presenting experiences with benchmarking
RDF systems as well as technical contributions regarding the
development of benchmarks for different aspects of RDF data management
ranging from query processing and reasoning to data integration and
ETL techniques. We welcome contributions from a diverse set of domain
areas such as life science (bio-informatics, pharmaceutical domain),
social networks, cultural informatics, news, digital forensics among

More specifically, the topics of interest include but are not limited

- descriptions of RDF data management use cases and query workloads
- benchmarks for SPARQL query workloads
- benchmarks RDF data integration tasks including but not limited to
ontology alignment, instance matching and ETL techniques
- benchmark metrics
- temporal and geospatial benchmarks
- evaluation of benchmark performance results on RDF engines
- benchmark principles
- query processing and optimization algorithms for RDF systems

Important Dates

* Submission Deadline:March 14, 2013
* Notification of Acceptance:April 7, 2013
* Camera Ready Copy:April 15, 2013
* Workshop Day: To be announced

Paper Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers
that are not being considered for publication in any other
forum. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as PDF files and
be formatted using the LNCS style. Papers cannot exceed six pages in
length. Nevertheless, authors are allowed to include extra material
beyond the six pages as a clearly marked appendix, which reviewers are
not obliged to read but could read if they feel it is useful.

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings to be
distributed at the workshop, and will be available on the workshop's
Web site.

BerSys'2013 will use the EasyChair system for the paper review
process. A URL will be posted on the workshop's WebSite a few weeks
before the submission deadline.

Program Committee

* Barry Bishop, Ontotext (Bulgaria)
* Paul Groth, VUA (The Netherlands)
* Andreas Harth, KIT (Austria)
* Tasos Kementsietsidis, IBM-Watson (USA)
* Manolis Koubarakis, University of Athens (Greece)

Organizing Committee

* Irini Fundulaki, FORTH (Greece)
* Ioana Manolescu, Inria Saclay (France)
* Ioan Toma, STI2 (Austria)

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