[foaf-dev] CfP: 1st Social Data on the Web workshop (SDoW2008)

Sergio Fernández sergio at wikier.org
Tue May 6 17:33:33 BST 2008

(apologies if you've seen this elsewhere already)


1st Social Data on the Web workshop (SDoW2008)

co-located with 
7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2008)

October 26th/27th, 2008, Karlsruhe (Germany)


The 1st Social Data on the Web workshop (SDoW2008) co-located 
with the 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2008) 
aims to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners 
involved in semantically-enhancing social media websites, as 
well as academics researching more formal aspect of these 
interactions between the Semantic Web and Social Media.

Important dates
* Submission deadline:            Jul 25, 2008
* Notication of acceptance:       Sep 05, 2008
* Camera-ready paper submission:  Sep 26, 2008
* Camera-ready proceedings:       Oct 03, 2008

Since its first steps in 2001, many research issues have been 
tackled by the Semantic Web community such as data formalism 
for knowledge representation, data querying and scalability, 
or reasoning and inferencing. More recently, Web 2.0 offered 
new perspectives regarding information sharing, annotation, 
and social networking on the Web. It opens new research areas 
for the Semantic Web which has an important role to play to 
lead to the emergence of a Social Semantic Web that should 
provide novel services to end-users, combining the best of 
both Semantic Web and Web 2.0 worlds. To achieve this goal, 
various tasks and features are needed from data modeling 
and lightweight ontologies, to knowledge and social networks 
portability as well as ways to interlink data between Social 
Media websites, leveraging proprietary data silos to a Giant 
Global Graph.

This workshop is intended to bring together people and 
organisations interested in applying Semantic Web technologies 
to social media sites.

Topics of interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

* Creating RDF-based knowledge using social media services
* Data Portability and Social Network Portability
* Emerging semantic platforms for the Social Web
* Enriching Social Web with semantic data: RDFa, microformats 
  and other approaches
* Linked Data on the Social Web: providing linked data from 
  social media sites
* Ontologies for the Social Web: developing, using and 
  extending lightweight ontologies for social media sites
* Querying and mining social semantic data
* Policies, authentication, security, and trust within 
  collaborative scenarios
* Producing Semantic Web data from social software applications
* Reasoning for Social Web applications
* Semantic blogging, wikis and social networks
* Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities (SIOC)
* Social and semantic bookmarking, tagging and annotation
* Social Semantic Web: combining Web 2.0 and Semantic Web 
  strategies and technologies

The following types of contributions are welcomed:

* Full technical papers, up to 12 pages.
* Short technical papers and position papers, up to 6 pages.
* Posters and Demos, 2 pages description of the application, 
  ideally accompanied with a link to an online demo.

Workshop Chairs
* John Breslin, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Uldis Bojārs, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Alexandre Passant, LaLIC, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France
* Sergio Fernández, Fundación CTIC, Spain

Program Committee
* Benjamin Nowack, Appmosphere/Semsol, Germany
* Chris Bizer, Free University Berlin, Germany
* Dan Brickley, FOAF Project, World
* Denny Vrandecic, DFKI, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
* Diego Berrueta, Fundación CTIC, Spain
* Eyal Oren, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
* Eric Prud'hommeaux, MIT/W3C, USA
* Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France
* Frederick Giasson, Zitgist, Canada
* Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
* Ivan Herman, CWI/W3C, Netherlands
* Jie Bao, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
* Jose E. Labra, University of Oviedo, Spain
* Li Ding, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
* Martin Dzbor, KMi, Open University, Germany
* Michael Hausenblas, Joanneum Research, Austria
* Paul Miller, Talis, UK
* Richard Cyganiak, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Stefan Decker, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
* Tom Heath, Talis, UK
* Sebastian Dietzold, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Sofia Angeletou, KMi, Open University, UK
* Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, Germany
* Susie M. Stephens, Eli Lilly and Company, USA

Further information
Updated information about the workshop can be found on 
the workshop website: http://sdow2008.semanticweb.org/

For further information, please send an email to 
sdow2008 at easychair.org


Sergio Fernández - sergio.fernandez at fundacionctic.org
R&D Deparment
CTIC Foundation - www.fundacionctic.org
Phone: +34 984 29 12 12
Fax:  +34 984 39 06 12
Edificio Centros Tecnológicos
Parque Científico Tecnológico
33203 Cabueñes - Gijón - Asturias - Spain

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