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NoISE 2015 : Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive rEsults in Semantic Web


When Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 1, 2015
Where ESWC, Portoroz, Slovenia
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2015
Notification Due Apr 10, 2015
Final Version Due Apr 17, 2015
Categories    semantic web   negative results   research   linked data

Call For Papers

Call For Participation: NoISE 2015
Workshop on Negative or Inconclusive rEsults in Semantic Web
@ESWC2015, Portoroz, Slovenia - 31st May or 1st June, 2015

“Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors are destined to repeat them.” ‒ George Santayana - - #NoISE2015

Every Semantic Web researcher has been there: you spend days of work, but the results just don not give the answer you were hoping for. The work ends up, like so many, part of the File Drawer Effect: they never get reported because of negative or inconclusive outcome. This occurs as a result of a publication bias towards positive results in Semantic Web. However, negative or inconclusive results are fundamental to the research process and can be just as valuable. This workshop provides a forum for such attempted approaches, methodologies, or implementations. Researchers are urged to report null, disappointing, or inconclusive attempts in the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data research field.

=== What will be discussed? ===

This workshop specifically targets sound works, thus, scientifically or technically relevant contributions, with negative or inconclusive results after an evaluation. We welcome submissions in, but not limited to, the following categories:

- Applied research methodology in the context of Semantic Web and Linked Data that produces unexpected, inconclusive, provocative, or negative results.

- Mismatches between theoretical designs (or properties) and experimental results.
• Theoretical sound approaches that fail in implementation
• Approaches with wrong assumptions regarding Semantic Web technology

- Generality limitations of solutions that help to advance the state of the art.
• Solutions that only outperform the state-of the-art in a very specific context
• Papers that verify or refute results published in the past
• Verified hypotheses from other areas (e.g., Databases, AI) that cannot be verified or equally good replicated using Semantic Web technologies

- Novel groundbreaking ideas related to Semantic Web technologies whose implementation risks can not be estimated.

=== How can I participate? ===

We encourage both experienced community members and newcomers to share their insights, best practices, anecdotes, examples, and concrete experiences, while others provide questions, problems, use cases and experiences in this area.
We offer various forms to participate in the workshop:

**Glorious failures**:
Short or extended papers, up to 6 and 12 pages, respectively.
These papers should include:
a) description of used datasets;
b) research questions and hypotheses;
c) applied evaluation protocol, benchmarks or gold standards; and
d) the practiced statistical methods for result analysis.
Authors are encouraged to explain the properties of the approach that support the observed negative results, and show that the results falsify the hypotheses.
The focus is on methodology, rather than on problematic implementations.

Extended abstracts up to 2 pages that describe testimonies, short stories, experiences in a more informal fashion or technical/development issues that prevent the progress of the Semantic Web research.

**Position Papers**: Extended abstracts up to 2 pages.
Short essays describing your position on issues related to the workshop’s topic

**Abstracts** up to 1 page
A short, but otherwise, free submission format that could include questions, proposals or or any other discussion topic relevant to be discussed during the workshop.

All submissions need to explicitly discuss their relevance to the field. A focus on contributions to related works is desired.

=== Submission Guidelines and Publication ===

All papers will be formatted according to the LNCS format. Submissions can be realized through the easychair system at Accepted papers will be published online. More information about proceedings of the workshop will be announced soon.
Important Dates
Submission deadline: March 15, 2015
Notifications: April 10, 2015
Camera ready version: April 17, 2015
Workshop: 31 May or 1 June 2015

=== Workshop Chairs ===

Anastasia Dimou - Ghent university, iMinds, Multimedia Lab
Jacco van Ossenbruggen - CWI & VU Amsterdam
Maria-Esther Vidal - Universidad Simón Bolívar
Miel Vander Sande Ghent university - iMinds, Multimedia Lab

=== Programme Committee ===

Oscar Corcho - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Emanuele Della Valle - Politecnico di Milano
Stefan Dietze - L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Hanover
Yolanda Gil, University of Southern California.
Paul Groth - VU Amsterdam
Aidan Hogan - Universidad de Chile
Kjetil Kjernsmo - University of Oslo, Norway
Dimitris Kontokostas - AKSW, Leipzig
Spyros Kotoulas - IBM research
Christoph Lange - University of Bonn
Axel-C Ngonga Ngomo - AKSW
Rudi Studer - KIT
Pedro Szekely - ISI, USC
Frank Van Harmelen - VU Amsterdam
Ruben Verborgh - Ghent university, iMinds, Multimedia Lab
Eva Blomqvist - Linköping University
Jerome Euzenat - INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes

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