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IESD 2014 : The 3rd International workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data


When Oct 19, 2014 - Oct 20, 2014
Where Riva del Garda, Trentino Italy
Submission Deadline Jul 7, 2014
Notification Due Jul 30, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 20, 2014
Categories    semantic data   exploration

Call For Papers

Call for Papers and Applications
- Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD'14) workshop at ISWC2014

* The 3rd International workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data
(IESD'14) *
International Workshop at ISWC 2014, Riva del Garda, Italy.
19/20 October 2014

- submission date: 14 July, 2014 [Extended]
- author notifications: July 30, 2014
- camera-ready proceedings: August 20, 2014.
- workshop date: October 19 or 20, 2014.

IESD'14 will continue to provide a forum to discuss approaches for
exploring semantic data following two stimulating workshops in this
series (2012 and 2013). 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
exploratory search systems, 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'14 will bring together different disciplines related to semantic
data exploration and form an international community to identify the
major challenges and research directions.

IESD'14 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, exploratory search, 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.

A more detailed and up-to-date Call for Papers and submission
instructions can be found at the IESD'14 website:

We have continued the IESD challenge following from the strong
participation we received for the first version of the workshop. The
Challenge is designed to attract participations from the Semantic Web
community particularly focusing on semantic data exploration.
The Challenge will be open to everyone from industry and academia.
A more details can be found at:

- Dhaval Thakker (University of Leeds, UK)
- Daniel Schwabe (Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil)
- Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University, Japan)
- Roberto Garcia(Universitat de Lleida, Spain)
- Chris Dijkshoorn (VU University Amsterdam,Netherlands)
- Riichiro Mizoguchi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science, Japan.)

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