[topicmapmail] Semantic Web Journal Special Call for Papers: Big Data and the Semantic Web

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Pascal Hitzler

Mar 29, 2012, 9:57:08 PM3/29/12
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Semantic Web Journal
Special Call for Papers on

Big Data and the Semantic Web


The Semantic Web journal calls for innovative and high-quality papers
describing the role of Semantic Web technologies, Linked Data, and
ontologies for the Big Data age. Papers should clearly relate to one or
more of the Big Data V's Volume, Variety, and Velocity, as well as
demonstrate the added value of semantics. Besides theoretical
contributions on reasoning over massive amounts of heterogeneous data
and challenges for knowledge representation and interlinkage, we
especially also invite reports from domain scientists detailing the use
of ontologies and Semantic Web technologies in bioinformatics,
geographic information science, life sciences, cultural heritage
research, the digital humanities, and other research areas.

We welcome all paper categories, i.e., full research papers, application
reports, systems and tools, ontology papers, surveys, as well as dataset
reports as long as they clearly relate to challenges and opportunities
arising from processing Big Data - see our listing of paper types in the
author guidelines.

Topics include but are not limited to

Semantic search and information seeking
Exploratory interfaces for massive amounts of annotated data
Intelligent information interchange
Semantic interoperability and heterogeneity
Inductive and abductive approaches to ontology learning
Handling uncertainty, vagueness, and inconsistencies
Knowledge discovery from linked data
Collaborative Ontology engineering
Microtheories and knowledge patterns
Ontology modularization
Ontology evolution
Ontology alignment, matching, and translation
Analogy and similarity reasoning and retrieval
Sensor semantics and smart dust
Stream reasoning
Distributed reasoning
Semantics-based data aggregation and generalization
Semantically enabled statistics
Massive data integration for the digital earth
Linked science
The User as knowledge engineer
Semantics and decision support systems
Semantics-driven integrity constraint checking
Mining the Social and Mobile Web
Ontology-driven data visualization
Trust and privacy issues in publishing and reasoning about Big Data
Dialog and question answering systems based on Linked Data and

Important Dates
Manuscript submission due: 30th of June 2012
First notification: 7th of September 2012
Issue publication: Spring 2013

The special issue on Big Data and the Semantic Web calls for original
high-quality research on any of the above mentioned topics. Authors are
requested to follow the author guidelines, submit online as detailed in
the author guidelines, and include the name of the call within the
submission letter. All manuscripts will be reviewed based on the SWJ
open and transparent review policy and will be made available during
online the review process.

In case of questions, please contact the Editors-in-chief:

Krzysztof Janowicz
Pascal Hitzler

Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Dept. of Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
pas...@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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