[ecoop-info] CfP: Semantics for Big Data AAAI Fall Symposium 2013

Pascal Hitzler pascal.hitzler at wright.edu
Sat May 11 18:57:52 CEST 2013

Semantics for Big Data

AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium; Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, 
Virginia, November 15-17, 2013.


Description and Scope

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.

Workshop Topics

In this symposium, we will explore the many opportunities and challenges 
arising from transferring and adapting Semantic Web Technologies to the 
Big Data quest. 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.

Workshop Format, Submissions, and Proceedings

The symposium will be highly interactive with spotlight presentations 
and small breakout groups interleaved with plenary sessions for reports 
on the breakout groups and for consolidation of results. To prime and 
channel discussions and group activities during the event, we call for 
the submission of position papers or extended abstracts of 2-4 pages, or 
of technical papers of 6-8 pages (in AAAI format). Please address 
questions to Pascal Hitzler at pascal.hitzler at wright.edu.

Submissions shall be made through easychair at
by May 24th, 2013.

Important Dates

Submission due: May 24, 2013
Acceptance Notification: June 21, 2013
Camera-ready Copies: June 28, 2013
Symposium: November 15-17, 2013

Organizers  (in alphabetic order)

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

Programme Committee (incomplete)

Benjamin Adams, University of California, Santa Barbara
Barry Bishop, Ontotext
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago
Michel Dumontier, Carleton University
Mark Gahegan, University of Auckland
Lise Getoor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Peter Haase, FluidOps
Prateek Jain, IBM
Cliff Joslyn, PNNL
Dan Tecuci, Siemens
Curt Tilmes, NASA
Thanh Tran, AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University
Chaowei Yang, George Mason University

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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