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PROFILES 2016 : The 3rd International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling & fEderated Search for Linked Data (PROFILES’16)


When May 29, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Where Anissaras, Crete, Greece
Submission Deadline Mar 11, 2016
Notification Due Apr 1, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2016
Categories    dataset profiling   federeted search   ontology   linked data

Call For Papers

The 3rd International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling & fEderated Search
for Linked Data (PROFILES’16)

Venue: PROFILES 2016 is co-located with ESWC 2016 and takes place in
Anissaras, Crete, Greece.
Date: PROFILES 2016 will take place on one of the ESWC 2016 workshop
days – May 29 or May 30, 2016. Exact date to be announced.

The PROFILES’16 workshop aims to gather innovative query and search
approaches for large-scale, distributed and heterogeneous
linked datasets inline with dedicated approaches to analyse, describe
and discover endpoints, as an inherent task of query distribution.
PROFILES’16 will equally consider both novel scientific methods and
techniques for querying, assessment, profiling, and curation of
distributed datasets as well as the application perspective, such as the
innovative use of tools and methods for providing structured
knowledge about distributed datasets, their evolution and fundamentally,
means to search and query the Web of Data. The workshop will
provide a highly interactive forum for researchers in the fields of
Semantic Web and Linked Data, Databases, Semantic Search, Text Mining,
NLP and Information Retrieval.

The main areas of interest of PROFILES’16 include dataset/endpoint
analysis, profiling and discovery along with techniques for distributed
semantic search that take such profiles into account. In particular this

Dataset/endpoint analysis, profiling and discovery:

dataset profile representation (vocabularies, schemas)
novel applications and techniques for dataset profiling
automated approaches to dataset analysis and exploration
analysis/monitoring of dataset and graph dynamics
topic profiling of datasets
assessment of dataset schema conformance and evolution
dataset quality analysis for query routing

Distributed semantic search:

query routing taking into account relevance and quality of
distributed datasets
semantic annotation and expansion for keyword queries
keyword query interpretation and disambiguation for Linked Data
fusing, cleaning, ranking and refining search results
scalability & performance of distributed data queries
novel applications for federated search over Linked Data


We welcome the following types of contributions.

Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 15 pages) research papers
Poster abstracts and system demonstrations should not exceed 4 pages

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted
according to the Springer LNCS proceedings style.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the PC. Papers
will be evaluated according to their significance,
originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the
workshop. Please submit your contributions electronically
in PDF format via the Easychair system:


Friday March 11, 2016: Full & short research paper, poster & demo
submission deadline
Friday April 1, 2016: Notification of acceptance
Friday April 15, 2016: Camera-ready paper due


The complete set of papers will be published with the CEUR Workshop
Proceedings (, listed by the DBLP.


Elena Demidova (University of Southampton, UK)
Stefan Dietze (L3S Research Center, Germany)
Julian Szymanski (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
John Breslin (NUI Galway, Ireland)


Charlie Abela, University of Malta
Alessandro Adamou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Marco Antonio Casanova, PUC – Rio
Mathieu D’aquin, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Enrico Daga, The Open University
Tom Heath, Open Data Institute
Saud Aljaloud, University of Southampton
Andreas Nürnberger, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim
Bernardo Pereira Nunes, PUC-Rio
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton
Carlos Pedrinaci, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Raquel Trillo Lado, University of Zaragoza
Thomas Gottron, University of Koblenz-Landau
Simon Gottschalk, L3S Research Center, Germany
Dmitry Mouromtsev, ITMO University

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