[ecoop-info] CfP: Semantics For Big Data. Special issue of the Semantic Web journal

Pascal Hitzler pascal.hitzler at wright.edu
Thu Jul 4 22:29:39 CEST 2013

Call for papers: Special issue of the Semantic Web journal on



One of the key challenges in making use of Big Data lies in finding ways 
of dealing with heterogeneity, diversity, and complexity of the data, 
while its volume and velocity forbid solutions available for smaller 
datasets as based, e.g., on manual curation or manual integration of 
data. Semantic Web Technologies are meant to deal with these issues, and 
indeed since the advent of Linked Data a few years ago, they have become 
central to mainstream Semantic Web research and development. We can 
easily understand Linked Data as being a part of the greater Big Data 
landscape, as many of the challenges are the same. The linking component 
of Linked Data, however, puts an additional focus on the integration and 
conflation of data across multiple sources.

Possible Topics

Topics of interest focus explicitly on the interplay of Semantics and 
Big Data, and include

     the use of semantic metadata and ontologies for Big Data,
     the use of formal and informal semantics,
     the integration and interplay of deductive (semantic) and 
statistical methods,
     methods to establish semantic interoperability between data sources,
     ways of dealing with semantic heterogeneity,
     scalability of Semantic Web methods and tools, and
     semantic approaches to the explication of requirements from 
eScience applications.


Deadline: December 20, 2013 - extensions are possible on request

Submissions shall be made through the Semantic Web journal website at 
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net. Note that you need to request an 
account on the website for submitting a paper. Please indicate in the 
cover letter that it is for the "Semantics for Big Data" special issue.

Submissions are possible in all standing paper type of the journal, see 
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors for descriptions: full 
research papers, surveys, linked dataset descriptions, ontology 
descriptions, application reports, tool/systems reports.

Guest Editors

Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
James A. Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Pascal Hitzler, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA
Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

The editors can be reached by email to contact at semantic-web-journal.net.

Guest Editorial Board

The guest editorial board will be recruited based on the topics of the 
submitted papers.

Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Dept. of Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
pascal at pascal-hitzler.de   http://www.knoesis.org/pascal/
Semantic Web Textbook: http://www.semantic-web-book.org
Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net

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