Call for papers

Surfacing the Deep and the Social Web (SDSW)

Workshop on Surfacing the Deep and the Social Web (SDSW)

Co-located with The 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014), October 19-23, 2014.
Co-organized by ICT COST Action KEYSTONE (IC1302).

Proceedings for SDSW are published at CEUR.

The two best papers will be nominated for publishing an extended version in the Journal of Data Semantics.

Venue: Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy
Date: ISWC workshops will be held on October 19-20 2014

The simplicity with which users can publish content nowadays has made the Web the world’s largest database. Keyword-based search has become the de-facto standard for information discovery in this ocean of data, mainly due to its simplicity that makes it attractive to technically novice users. To answer keyword queries, existing search engines rely on effective indexes of the content that allow them to return the documents that best match the user’s search criteria. This generally leaves out the structure of the data, its semantic dimension, as well as the social aspects to which it may relate. We believe that, in order to exploit the full potential of the Web, structured and rich data will have to receive the same search and retrieve capabilities as the text data from Web documents. However, due to their highly structured nature, the rich semantics, and the data structures by which they are typically managed, a great deal of issues needs to be studied. As the problem is in general of a multifaceted nature, it requires synergies from many different disciplines.

Broad areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Semantic web, semantic similarity, semantic data management, semantic disambiguation, semantic indexing;
  • Social Web and social media;
  • Interface design, user interaction, natural language processing;
  • Data cleansing, data fusion, data quality, data integration, probabilistic data matching;
  • Benchmarking, ranking;
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning;
  • Metadata management, schema matching;
  • Deep Web, provenance, information retrieval, database summarization
  • Context-aware web applications;
  • Knowledge / ontology self-management and evolution;
  • Semantic Web and emotional intelligence;
  • Enabling everything-as-a-user.

Important Dates

  • Submission date: July 7, 2014 July 16, 2014
  • Author notifications: July 30, 2014 August 6, 2014
  • Camera-ready proceedings: August 20, 2014
  • Workshops will be held on October 19-20, 2014

Workshop Chairs

Program Committee

  • Parisa Ghodous, University of Lyon 1, LIRIS, CNRS, France
  • Pedro Furtado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Dariusz Barbucha, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
  • Jason J. Jung, Yeungnam University, Korea
  • Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Catarina Ferreira da Silva, University of Lyon 1, LIRIS, CNRS, France
  • Paulo Gomes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mahmoud Barhamgi, University of Lyon 1, LIRIS, CNRS, France
  • David Camacho Fernández, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Genoveva Vargas Solar, IMAG, France
  • Vagan Terziyan, Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland