[CfP] Deadline extension: ISWC workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD 2016)

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[CfP] Deadline extension: ISWC workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD 2016)

Dhaval Thakker-2
The 5th International workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD 2016) ** Deadline 15th July**


International Workshop at ISWC 2016, Kobe, Japan.

17/18 October 2016


************IMPORTANT DATES***********


- Paper submission date: July 15th, 2016

- author notifications: July 30th, 2016

- camera-ready proceedings: August 10th, 2016

- workshop date: October 17th or 18th, 2016




Semantic data, including structured and unstructured data, is available widely and semantic data exploration is becoming a key activity in a range of application domains, such as government organisations, education, life science, cultural heritage, and media. Several novel interfaces and interaction means for exploration of semantic data are being proposed, for example semantic data browsers, ontology/content visualisation environments and semantic wikis. The previous four editions of IESD workshop (IESD 2012 with EKAW, IESD 2013 with Hypertext, IESD2014  and 2015 with ISWC) provided a forum to discuss approaches for exploring semantic data. Over these four years we have seen increased interest in developing solutions for exploration of data using semantic web technologies. This year’s IESD workshop will build on the four key areas highlighted in discussions with the community during last four years and will include: (a) Human Factors: the utility and the added value of exploration approaches to humans (b) Technology: new technological strands and how these strands impact the algorithms for exploration (c) Application Domains: domains that have seen a change because of bringing in IESD approaches, and the uncharted application domains community has yet to address; and (d) Evaluation: sharing practices on evaluating exploration approaches including gold standards, benchmarks and methodologies.

We will continue bringing together the different disciplines related to semantic data exploration (semantic technologies, intelligent user interfaces, adaptation and personalisation, visualisation) and shape an international community to identify the major challenges and research directions. The workshop is intended to facilitate such discussions by providing a forum that focuses on semantic data exploration and enables: 

  • sharing techniques and experience
  • identifying potential domains and application areas 
  • designing and reflecting on evaluation studies 
  • identifying future research directions




The fifth edition of this workshop aims to build on the success of the previous editions to expand the forum for academic and industrial researchers and practitioners to discuss methods and techniques for intelligent exploration of semantic data from four angles: 

Technological: methods and techniques for analysing semantic data to discover connections (e.g. relatedness, similarity, diversity, complementarity, contradictions, and causality), entity and ontology summarisation methods, graph exploration, visualisation and navigation, user/context/knowledge gap modelling, adaptation and personalisation, feedback and prompts. 

Human factors:  key human factors that impact the exploration of large interconnected complex data; effective interaction environments to help users in discovering connections and making sense of large volumes of structured and unstructured heterogeneous data (including large ontologies, Linked Data, semantically augmented corpus, semantic-­enriched social data); comparison of different approaches to help users in a manner that does not overwhelm or confuse, intuitive ways to empower lay users of knowledge enriched technologies to explore semantic data. 

Domains and applications:  information needs which require exploration of semantic data; domains where semantic data is available and required for the practice (e.g. internet of thing (IoT), medical, media, social web, public administration, education); requirements gathering and evaluation studies; lessons learnt. 

Evaluation: Benchmarks for exploration tasks, Gold standards for bootstrapping and comparing exploration tools, methodologies for user studies, matrices for evaluation.




A more detailed and up-to-date Call for Papers and submission instructions can be found at the IESD 2016 website: https://iesd2016.wordpress.com/submission/



Dhavalkumar Thakker (University of Bradford, UK)

Daniel Schwabe (Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil)

Kouji Kozaki (Osaka University, Japan)

Roberto García(Universitat de Lleida, Spain)

Marco Brambilla (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds, UK)

Dr Dhaval Thakker
Lecturer in Computing
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
University of Bradford
Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP, UK
Ph: +44(0)1274 23 4578
email: [hidden email]
web: http://scim.brad.ac.uk/~dthakker/


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