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MoDeST 2015 : 1st International Workshop on Mobile Deployment of Semantic Technologies (MoDeST 2015)


When Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Where Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2015
Notification Due Jul 30, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2015
Categories    computer science   semantic web   mobile   information systems

Call For Papers

Call For Papers

1st International Workshop on Mobile Deployment of Semantic Technologies (MoDeST 2015)
at the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)
October 11/12, 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Workshop Summary and Motivation
The MoDeST workshop aims to bring together researchers, as well as developers and practitioners, who are interested in studying and deploying Semantic Web technology on mobile devices, as well as illustrating its useful deployment in particular application domains.

Given the current scale and diversity of the Semantic Web, there is a clear potential for mobile devices to exploit online semantic data; including semantic geographical information (LinkedGeoData, GeoNames), information on people, places & things (FreeBase, DataHub, DBpedia), online news sources (NYTimes), products for sale (BestBuy), etc. In fact, various application domains have already demonstrated the utility of mobile semantic data, including context-awareness, augmented reality, recommender systems, tourism, and mHealth. Due to recent improvements in mobile hardware, an opportunity currently exists to fully realize this potential and empower mobile applications with fully-fledged semantic capabilities. Previous work has shown that mobile solutions should be tailored towards the unique restrictions of mobile devices, as well as the highly dynamic nature of mobile application scenarios. While valuable work has already been done in this regard (including several mobile RDF stores and mobile reasoners), recent studies have indicated that the mobile performance & scalability of certain Semantic Web tasks (e.g., rule-based/OWL reasoning) still leaves much to be desired. In addition to investigating and realizing tailored solutions, the development of effective and useful mobile Semantic Web applications will undoubtedly act as a catalyst for increasing efforts in realizing efficient, mobile back-end solutions.

The MoDeST workshop represents an ideal venue to publish qualitative, albeit work-in-progress, research on this topic, and to present useful mobile Semantic Web applications. In contrast to the potential of this field, combined with the interest already shown - as illustrated by publicly available frameworks supporting mobile RDF processing (e.g., AndroJena, RDF On The Go), and the breadth of application domains where it has been applied - no relevant workshops are currently being organized, or have in fact been organized in recent years. As such, the MoDeST workshop presents a unique forum for researchers from both the Semantic Web and mobile computing community, to discuss approaches, techniques and concrete implementations for the efficient utilization of mobile Semantic Web technology.

Topics of Interest
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Semantic data management on mobile platforms
* Mobile semantic query optimization
* Mobile Semantic Web reasoning
* Mobile Linked Data applications
* Tools for developing mobile semantic applications
* Mobile semantic applications in domains such as context-awareness, recommender systems, and mHealth
* Evaluation of semantic technologies on mobile platforms
* Limitations of and challenges for the mobile Semantic Web

Format and Submission Procedure
All papers must represent original, unpublished work not currently under review elsewhere. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical quality, clarity, style and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.

Workshop participation is available to ISWC 2015 attendants at an additional cost. See for details.

Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be done electronically via EasyChair. All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS Authors (see We aim to publish the workshop proceedings online at CEUR-WS.

The following types of contributions are welcome:
* Full research papers (up to 12 pages)
* Short papers (up to 6 pages), which are either research-oriented or present a mobile Semantic Web system.

Please refer to the EasyChair page ( for paper submission.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: July 1, 2015
Notifications: July 30, 2015
Camera-ready version: August 15, 2015

Organizing Committee
Evan Patton (
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

William Van Woensel (
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Roberto Yus (
University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Program Committee
Sören Auer, University of Bonn, Germany
Carlos Bobed, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Fernando Bobillo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Alex Borgida, Rutgers, USA
Sven Casteleyn, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Mathieu d'Aquin, Open University, UK
Oscar Diaz, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Lalana Kagal, MIT CSAIL, USA
Yuan-Fang Li, Monash University, Australia
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK
Primal Pappachan, University of California, Irvine, USA
Michele Ruta, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Oshani Seneviratne, Oracle, USA
Fuming Shih, Oracle, USA
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany

Steering Committee
Prof. Dr. Deborah McGuinness (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Prof. Dr. Syed Sibte Raza Abidi (Dalhousie University)
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Mena (University of Zaragoza)

For any questions regarding the workshop, please contact

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