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SumPre 2016 : 2nd International Workshop on Summarizing and Presenting Entities and Ontologies (SumPre 2016)


When May 30, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Where Greece
Submission Deadline Mar 4, 2016
Notification Due Apr 1, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2016
Categories    semantic web   information retrieval   human-computer interaction   entities

Call For Papers

SumPre 2016 - Call for Papers

2nd International Workshop on Summarizing and Presenting Entities and Ontologies (SumPre 2016)
co-located with the 13th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2016)
May 30, 2016, Anissaras, Greece


The Open Data and Semantic Web efforts have been promoting and facilitating the publication and integration of data from diverse sources, giving rise to a large and increasing volume of machine-readable data available on the Web. Even though such raw data and its ontological schema enable the interoperability among Web applications, problems arise when exposing them to human users, as to how to present such large-scale, structured data in a user-friendly manner. To meet the challenge, we invite research contributions on all aspects of ranking, summarization, visualization, and exploration of entities, ontologies, knowledge bases and Web Data, with a particular focus on their summarization and presentation. We also welcome submissions on novel applications of these techniques. The workshop is expected to be a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry in the areas of Semantic Web, information retrieval, data engineering, and human-computer interaction, to discuss high-quality research and emerging applications, to exchange ideas and experience, and to identify new opportunities for collaboration.


Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Ranking and summarizing entities, ontologies, knowledge bases and Web data
- Task and context-specific entity summarization
- Summarization of graphs and knowledge bases
- Ontology ranking, summarization, modularization, and search
- Fact ranking, retrieval, and question answering over the Web
- Evaluation of ranking and summarization methods
2. Visualizing and exploring entities, ontologies, knowledge bases and Web data
- Verbalizing and visualizing entity-centric data
- Ontology visualization and exploration
- Navigation, faceted browsing, and exploratory search
- Entity/link/ontology recommendation
- Novel presentation methods and interaction paradigms for ontologies and Web data
- User studies with visualization and exploration methods
3. Novel applications of the above techniques

We are organizing a campaign this year for entity summarization and fact ranking. More details about this event and the dataset will be revealed soon.


* Submission deadline: March 4, 2016 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
* Notifications: April 1, 2016 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
* Camera-ready version: April 15, 2016 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
* Workshop day: May 30, 2016


We seek the following kinds of submissions:
* Full research papers: up to 12 pages in Springer LNCS format
* Short research/in-use/demo papers: up to 5 pages in Springer LNCS format
* Pitch notes (novel/original ideas): up to 2 pages in Springer LNCS format

Papers should be submitted in EasyChair:

Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and included in a volume of the CEUR workshop proceedings. Best papers will be included in the supplementary proceedings of ESWC 2016. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register for the workshop and attend to present the paper.


* Gong Cheng, Nanjing University, China
* Kalpa Gunaratna, (Kno.e.sis) Wright State University, USA
* Andreas Thalhammer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

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