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SSW 2013 : Third International Workshop On Semantic Search Over The Web


When Aug 30, 2013 - Aug 30, 2013
Where Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy
Submission Deadline Jun 7, 2013
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers


Workshop held in conjunction with VLDB 2013.
Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy - August 30, 2013

Workshop Website:

Papers Abstract submission: May 31, 2013 - 15:00 (3:00 pm) EDT
Short/Full Paper submission: June 7, 2013 - 15:00 (3:00 pm) EDT
Author notification: July 19, 2013
Camera-ready paper submission: August 2, 2013
Workshop date: August 26, 2013

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 extend the global knowledge and increases its reasoning capabilities. As a matter of facts, researchers are now looking with growing interest to semantic issues in this huge amount of correlated data available on the Web. Many progresses have 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 third edition of the International Workshop on Semantic Search over the Web (SSW) will discuss about data management issues related to the 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?

The SSW Workshop invites researchers, engineers, service developers to present their research and works in the field of data management for semantic search. Papers may deal with methods, models, case studies, practical experiences and technologies.

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

- Data Storage for Semantic Search
- Database technologies for the Semantic Search (SQL and noSQL)
- Semantic data storage and indexing
- Models, languages, and methodologies for representing and managing semantic data
- Native DBMS for 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 for the Semantic Web
- Semantic Data Search and Ranking
- Semantic Matchmaking
- Semantic Web Services
- Engineering 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 Representation on the Web

The SSW Workshop invites researchers, engineers, service developers to present their research and works 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 will accept two kinds of papers:

Full Papers: We solicit submission 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 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 inquires, please do not hesitate to contact program committee chairs:

The Workshop proceedings will be published by ACM. Submission to the Workshop implies the willingness to subscribe and participate to 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 such 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, 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, NJ, USA
Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Ireland
Mark Roantree, Dublin City University, Ireland


- Celine Badr, Universita' Roma Tre, Italy
- Denilson Barbosa, University of Alberta, Canada
- Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Devis Bianchini, University of Brescia, Italy
- Alessandro Bozzon, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Paolo Cappellari, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Soon Ae Chun, College of Staten Island, Neywork, USA
- Simona Colucci, Universita' della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
- Mirel Cosulschi, University of Craiova
- Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
- Roberto De Virgilio, Universita' Roma Tre, Italy
- Bettina Fazzinga, DEIS - Universita' della Calabria, Italy
- Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherland
- Tim Furcke, University of Munich, Germany
- James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, USA
- Thomas Lukasiewicz, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
- Paolo Merialdo, Universita' Roma Tre, Italy
- Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
- Mark Roantree, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Michael Schmidt, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Germany
- Antonius Weinzierl, Technische Universitat Wien, Austria

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