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CfP:Linked Dataset descriptions. Special call of the Semantic Web journal

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Special Call of the Semantic Web journal for


Linked Data is a key enabler for the Semantic Web vision and one of the
steps towards a truly "Semantic Web".

The Semantic Web journal calls for brief papers (usually about 5-8
pages) containing a concise description of a Linked Dataset. The paper
shall describe in concise and clear terms key characteristics of the
dataset as a guide to its usage for various (possibly unforeseen)
purposes. In particular, such a paper shall typically give information,
amongst others, on the following aspects of the dataset (if applicable).

     Name, URL, versioning, licensing, availability
     Topic coverage, source for the data
     Purpose of the Linked Dataset, e.g. demonstrated by relevant
queries or inferences over it
     Applications using the dataset and other metrics of use
     Creation, maintenance and update mechanisms as well as policies to
ensure sustainability and stability
     Quality, quantity and purpose of links to other datasets
     Domain modeling and use of established vocabularies
     Examples and critical discussion of typical knowledge modeling
patterns used
     Known shortcomings of the dataset
     A discussion of the dataset in the context of the Five Stars of
Linked Data Vocabulary Use,

Papers will be evaluated along the following dimensions: quality of the
dataset, usefulness (or potential usefulness) of the dataset, as well as
clarity and completeness of the descriptions.

Papers should usually be written by people involved in the generation or
maintenance of the dataset, or with the consent of these people.

Prospective authors must take notice of the submission guidelines posted

Past dataset descriptions which were already accepted for publication
are available for perusal at
<>; see also the
editorial of the first SWJ special issue with linked dataset
descriptions, available at
Authors should note, though, that requirements and expectations have
somewhat evolved since previous calls.


Paper submission: September 30, 2014. Extensions can be granted upon

Notification: usually within 8 weeks of submission

In case of questions, please contact the Editors-in-chief:

Pascal Hitzler
Krzysztof Janowicz
[hidden email]

Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Dept. of Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
[hidden email]
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