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Diversity++ 2015 : 1st International Workshop on Diversity++ @ ISWC 2015


When Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 12, 2015
Where Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2015
Notification Due Jul 31, 2015
Final Version Due Aug 14, 2015
Categories    semantic web   geo science   astronomy   computer science

Call For Papers

Diversity++ workshop co-located with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2015 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Workshop website:

Submission deadline: July 15, 2015 (final extension)
Demos can be submitted


Semantic Web technologies are used in many diverse domains. Mainstream applications of Semantic Technologies now include Bioinformatics and healthcare with Smart cities an up and coming domain. Domains such as oceanography, astronomy, finance, and law utilize Semantic Technologies, but are generally under-represented in the broader Semantic Web community. This workshop aims at bridging this gap and leading to more widespread adoption of Semantic Web principles.

Topics of Interest

The primary aim of the workshop is to discuss non-regular, underrepresented and diverse topics related to the Semantic Web domain including work-in-progress, feasible ideas, failures and lessons learned. This covers a broad spectrum of topics across multiple disciplines. Some examples include, but are definitely not limited to the following.

1) Inter-disciplinary research (combination of Semantic Web technologies and other Science) in unconventional domains.
a) Experimental, non-traditional application of mathematics, machine learning, or information retrieval in Semantic Web context.
b) Semantic Web applications in non-regular fields such as astronomy, geosciences, music, law, finance etc.

2) Development of vocabulary and models in the context of Semantic Web for unconventional domains.
a) Quantitative measurements and statistical analysis of Semantic Web systems and models including Markov Chain models, UML etc.
b) Integration of probabilistic and ontological models for knowledge discovery

3) Position papers and research agendas for the injection of Semantic Web technologies in other domains (e.g. soft sciences and the liberal arts)

Submission Information

Contributions are solicited in the form of short papers (4-6 pages) and long papers (12 pages) in LNCS format. All contributions should be prepared in PDF format and should be submitted through the workshop submission site at

Demos can be also be presented on the day of the workshop. Submitting a demo paper is not compulsory but encouraged (up to 4 pages).

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii time)
Paper notification: July 31, 2015
Camera ready copy: August 14, 2015
Workshop: October 12, 2015


Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy
Freddy Lécué, IBM Research, Ireland
Raghava Mutharaju, Wright State University, USA
Thomas Narock, Marymount University, USA
Fabien Wirth, University of Passau, Germany

Program Committee

Marshall Ma, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Adam Shepherd, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Stefan Brüggemann, Airbus Defence and Space, Germany
Derek Doran, Wright State University, USA
Ramakanth Kavuluru, University of Kentucky, USA
Jeff Z. Pan, The University of Aberdeen, UK
Natalia Díaz Rodríguez, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Pompeu Casanovas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Andreas Thalhammer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Rinke Hoekstra, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherland
Anna Lisa Gentile, The University of Sheffield, UK
Srikanth Cherla, City University, UK
Vinay Chaudhri, SRI International, USA
Randy Cogill, IBM Research, Ireland

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