SEMANTiCS 2016, Leipzig, Sep 12-15, Call for Scientific Workshops

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SEMANTiCS 2016, Leipzig, Sep 12-15, Call for Scientific Workshops

Sebastian Hellmann
Call for Scientific Workshops
SEMANTiCS 2016 - The Linked Data Conference
Transfer // Engineering // Community

12th International Conference on Semantic Systems
Leipzig, Germany
September 12 - 15, 2016

Important Dates (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: April 3, 2016
* Workshop Proposal Notification of Acceptance: April 10, 2016
* Workshop Website/Call for Papers Online: April 15, 2016
* Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: June 9, 2016
* Workshop Paper Camera-Ready Deadline: July 26, 2016
* SEMANTiCS 2016 Workshop Day: September 12, 2016

Submissions via Easychair:
See also the Call for Industry & Transfer Tutorials and Workshops:

#SEMANTiCS 2016 Scientific Workshops Scope & Goals
SEMANTiCS 2016 scientific workshops provide a forum for groups of
researchers and practitioners to discuss topics in semantic web research
and industrial applications. They provide opportunities for researchers
and practitioners to exchange and discuss scientific and engineering
ideas before these ideas have matured to warrant conference or journal
publication. SEMANTiCS 2016 scientific workshops also serve as
incubators for scientific communities that form and share a particular
research agenda.
The workshops may be either half or full day long and will be held on
the day before the main SEMANTiCS 2016 conference (September 12th,
2016). Participation in SEMANTiCS 2016 scientific workshops is typically
free. The workshops can produce workshop proceedings to be published in
CEUR Workshop Proceedings ( The best accepted
workshop papers will be considered for publication in the SEMANTiCS 2016
conference proceedings, furthermore, a selection of workshop papers will
be invited to present a poster at the SEMANTiCS 2016 conference.

#Scientific Workshop Proposal Submissions
Submissions via Easychair:

Workshop proposals must include the following information (please be
brief and concise, max. 5 pages):
* full contact information of all organizers of the workshop and main
contact person
* desired length of the workshop (i.e., half or full day)
* outline of the themes and goals of the workshop, including a brief
abstract (less than 200 words) intended for the SEMANTiCS 2016 website
* concise motivation of the workshop's relevance to the field of
semantic web
* participant solicitation and selection process
* desired minimum and maximum number of workshop participants, expected
number of participants, and (in case of previously held workshops)
number of registered attendees and web site for previous editions of the
* structure of the workshop and plans for generating and stimulating
* any equipment, room capacity, or other logistic constraints
* a brief description of each organizer's background, including relevant
past experience in organizing conferences and workshops
* if applicable, a draft version of the call for papers

#Review and Evaluation Criteria
Scientific workshop proposals will be reviewed by the SEMANTiCS 2016
Workshop Chairs, as well as by the SEMANTiCS 2016 organizing committee,
according to the following criteria:
* The potential to advance the state of semantic web research and practice
* The organizers' commitment to stimulate discussion at the workshop
* The organizers' experience and ability to lead a successful workshop
timeliness and expected interest in the workshop topics
* The balance and synergy between all SEMANTiCS 2016 events

The following ‘horizontals’ (topics) and ‘verticals’ (industries) are of

* Enterprise Linked Data & Data Integration
* Corporate Knowledge Graphs
* Semantics on the Web &
* Business Models, Governance & Data Strategies
* Knowledge Discovery & Intelligent Search
* Smart Connectivity & Interlinking
* Data Quality Management
* Big Data & Text Analytics
* Data Portals & Knowledge Visualization
* Semantic Information Management
* Document Management & Content Management
* Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
* Language Technologies
* Data Science (Data Mining, Machine Learning, Network Analytics)
* Economics of data, data services and data ecosystems
* Community, Social & Societal Aspects

* Industry & Engineering
* Life Sciences & Health Care
* Public Administration
* Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM)
* Education & eLearning
* Media & Data Journalism
* Publishing, Marketing & Advertising
* Tourism & Recreation
* Financial & Insurance Industry
* Telecommunication & Mobile Services
* Energy, Smart Homes & Smart Grids
* Transport, Environment & Geospatial
* Agriculture & Farming

In case you have additional questions concerning the submission process,
please do not hesitate to contact us at
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We are looking forward to your contribution!
Workshop & Tutorial Chair: Thomas Moser (St. Pölten University of
Applied Sciences)
Deputy Workshop & Tutorial Chair: Kay Müller (AKSW/KILT, Leipzig University)

The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for researchers and
professionals who push the boundaries of semantic computing and who
understand its benefits and encounter its limitations. Every year,
SEMANTiCS attracts professionals and researchers alike ranging from
NPOs, through public administrations to the largest companies in the
world. SEMANTiCS workshop attendees learn from industry experts and top
researchers about emerging trends and hot topics in the fields of
semantic software, enterprise data, linked data & open data strategies,
methodologies in knowledge modelling and text & data analytics. Since
the SEMANTiCS community is highly diverse, both workshops participants
and organisers will benefit from the experience.

The success of last year’s conference in Vienna with more than 280
attendees from 22 countries proves that SEMANTiCS 2016 will continue a
long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world.
There will be presentations on industry implementations, use case
prototypes, best practices, panels, papers and posters to discuss
semantic systems in birds-of-a-feather sessions as well as informal
settings. SEMANTiCS addresses problems common among information
managers, software engineers, IT-architects and various specialist
departments working to develop, implement and/or evaluate semantic
software systems.
The SEMANTiCS program is a rich mix of technical talks, panel
discussions of important topics and presentations by people who make
things work - just like you. In addition, attendees can network with
experts in a variety of fields. These relationships provide great value
to organisations as they encounter subtle technical issues in any stage
of implementation. The expertise gained by SEMANTiCS attendees has a
long-term impact on their careers and organisations. These factors make
SEMANTiCS the major industry related event across Europe for our community.

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