[ecoop-info] Call for Evaluations and Experiments ISWC 2012

Oshani Seneviratne oshanis at gmail.com
Mon May 28 14:02:24 CEST 2012

Call for Evaluations and Experiments

11th International Semantic Web Conference
Boston - USA
November 11-15, 2012

The Semantic Web (and Linked Data) has been an active area of research
for several years. This 11th edition of the International Semantic Web
conference introduces the Evaluations and Experiments Track. Its goal
are to consolidate research material and to gain new scientific
insights and results by providing a place for in-depth experimental
studies of significant scale. It aims at promoting experimental
evaluations in Semantic Web/Linked Data research trying to create a
research cycle between theory and experiments as in other sciences
(e.g., physics). Papers in this track can fit in different categories:

Experimental studies comparing a spectrum of approaches to a
particular problem and, through extensive experiments, providing a
comprehensive perspective on the underlying phenomena or approaches.
Analyses of experimental results providing insights on the nature or
characteristics of studied phenomena, including negative results.
Result verification focusing on verifying or refuting published
results and, through the renewed analysis, help to advance the state
of the art.
Benchmarking, focusing on datasets and algorithms for comprehensible
and systematic evaluation of existing and future systems.
Availability of experimental datasets is highly important (if not compulsory).

In addition, these papers will be more specifically judged on the
basis of their:

Precise description of control experimental conditions
Applicability range (broad coverage results being better than narrow
Special attention will be paid to reproducibility. Hence, experimental
settings will have to be extensively described so that the results
could be independently reproduced and counter-experiments could be

The experimental approach is based on systematic scientific methods
used in many disciplines. http://www.experiment-resources.com/
provides a good collection of methods, experiment design strategies,
and resources.

Topics of Interests

For a list of topic of interests please visit the Call for Research
Papers http://iswc2012.semanticweb.org/call-research-papers


Pre-submission of abstracts is a strict requirement. All papers and
abstracts have to be submitted electronically via the Conference
Submission System

All research submissions must be in English, and no longer than 12
pages. Papers that exceed this limit will be rejected without review.
Submissions must be in PDF formatted in the style of the Springer
Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For
on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions. ISWC-2012
submissions are not anonymous.

Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also
published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings, as part
of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. At least one author
of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present
the paper there.

Important Dates

Abstracts:	June 15, 2012, 11:59pm Hawaii time
Full Paper Submission:	June 22, 2012, 11:59pm Hawaii time
Notifications:	August 9, 2012
Camera-ready Versions:	September 4, 2012
Conference	 November 11-15, 2012
No extensions of the submission deadline will be granted.

Research Track Chairs

Manfred Hauswirth, DERI - National University of Galway, Ireland
Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA & LIG, France
Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI - National University of Galway, Ireland

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