[foaf-dev] CFP - Abstracts deadline : ESWC2011 - Social Web and Web Science Track

Alexandre Passant alexandre.passant at deri.org
Mon Dec 6 14:55:23 CET 2010

(apologies for cross-posting)

### Abstracts due today ###


CALL FOR PAPERS : The 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)
Social Web and Web Science Track

May 29 - June 2, 2011, Heraklion, Greece


* Chairs:  Alexandre Passant, DERI, IE and Denny Vrandecic, KIT, DE
* Abstract submission: December 6, 2010 (compulsory, no extension)
* Full-paper submission: December 13, 2010



The success of Social Web applications (often referred to as ‘Web 2.0’ applications) is manifested through the fast growth of social networks and sites with user-generated content, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, Flickr, and many more. Many Social Web applications have simplified the data publishing process using user-friendly and interactive tools and practices (such as Wikis, tagging, and microblogging) and have decreased the cost and increased the incentive to contribute data. In addition, some trends such as ubiquitous computing lead to new ways and means to share content in real-time within social communities.

The combination of Social Web principles and Semantic Web technologies allows end-users to massively produce and use semantic data through social applications, which in turn enables smarter Web-based applications in various domains. This includes the Social Web itself, where it becomes possible to mine Semantic Web data and discover relationships that were not obvious, whether it is in social network identification or for information retrieval purposes. These can be exploited for various purposes: to personalize applications, recommend content, generate new knowledge, and more. But besides the technical aspect, there is also a need to understand the behaviors and patterns of users on the Web, and in particular on the Social Web. Web Science aims to address these issues, also considering other aspects that are important to realize a Social Semantic Web, such as governance, law, policies and decision-making, etc.

This track on Social Web and Web Science aims at bringing together researchers from these communities to address various challenges from improving Social Web user experiences with Semantic Web technologies in order to build novel semantic applications using Social Web data, as well as understanding the various patterns of the Web. Successful submissions will address at least some aspect of both areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Collaborative and collective semantic data generation and publishing
* Social and semantic bookmarking, tagging and annotation
* Enriching the Social Web with semantic data: RDFa, micro formats and other approaches
* Linked data on the Social Web
* Semantically-enabled social platforms and applications
- Semantic wikis
- Semantic desktops
- Semantic portals
- Semantic blogs
- Semantic calendars
- Semantic email
- Semantic news, etc.
* Querying, mining and analysis of social semantic data
* User profile construction based on tagging and annotations
* Reasoning and personalization based on semantics
* Recommendations
- Social navigation
- Social search, etc.
- Privacy, policy and access control on Social Semantic Web
* Provenance, reputation and trust on Social Semantic Web
* Formation, management and understanding of semantically interlinked online communities
* Citizen sensing and ubiquitous Social Semantics
* Social Semantic Web and Internet of Things



The proceedings of the conference will be published in Springer's 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing 
will be electronic. Papers must not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length 
and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors: 

Papers must be submitted as PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) 
and will not be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages 
or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically 
without a review. The contributions to the Social Web and Web Science track 
should be submitted through the track submission site at:




Abstract submission:    Dec. 6, 2010 (compulsory)
Full paper submission:  Dec. 13,2010 (11:59 pm Hawaii time)
Notifications:          Feb. 21,2011 
Camera-ready due:       March 7,2011



Fabian Abel
Harith Alani
Sören Auer
Edward Benson
Shlomo Berkovsky
John Breslin
Ciro Cattuto
Federica Cena
Richard Cyganiak
Antonina Dattolo
Darina Dicheva
Ying Ding
Jon Dron
Guillaume Erétéo
Anna Fensel
Fabien Gandon
Cristina Gena
Steve Harris
Aidan Hogan
Ekaterini Ioannou
Neil Ireson
Robert Jäschke
Lalana Kagal
Pranam Kolari
Georgia Koutrika
Milos Kravcik
Juanzi Li
Meenakshi Nagarajan
Matthew Rowe
Ansgar Scherp
Juan F. Sequeda
Paul Smart
Sergey Sosnovsky
Steffen Staab
Markus Strohmaier
Mischa Tuffield
Shenghui Wang
Katrin Weller
Mary-Anne Williams
Jie Zhang
Lina Zhou

Dr. Alexandre Passant
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
:me owl:sameAs <http://apassant.net/alex> .

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