I am a chair of the following workshop (and Michael is on the PC), which is closely related to KWARC’s research interests (specifically KWARC-relevant topics highlighted below):
1st International Workshop on Semantic Publication (SePublica 2011)
at the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011)
May 30th, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
Keynote by Steve Pettifer, Manchester University, UK: “Utopia Documents and The Semantic Biochemical Journal experiment”
SUBMISSION DEADLINE (extended) March 4
- Best Paper Award sponsored by Elsevier: US$ 750+250 for the most innovative and feasible proposal concerning semantic publishing
- Springer LNCS post-proceedings: A selection of revised versions of the best submissions will be published in the “ESWC 2011 Workshop Highlights” LNCS volume.
The MISSION of the SePublica workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners dealing with different aspects of Semantic Technologies in the Publishing Industry. How is the Semantic Web impacting the publishing industry? How is our experience of publications changing because of Semantic Web technologies being applied to the publishing industry?
The CHALLENGE of the Semantic Web is to allow the Web to move from a dissemination platform to an interactive platform for networked information. The Semantic Web promises to “fundamentally change our experience of the Web”. In spite of improvements in the distribution, accessibility and retrieval of information, little has changed in the publishing industry so far. The Web has succeeded as a dissemination platform for scientific and non-scientific papers, news, and communication in general; however, most of that information remains locked up in discrete documents, which are poorly interconnected to one another and to the Web. The connectivity tissues provided by RDF technology and the Social Web have barely made an impact on scientific communication nor on ebook publishing, neither on the format of publications, nor on repositories and digital libraries. The worst problem is in accessing and reusing the computable data which the literature represents and describes.
- Consider research publications: Data sets and code are essential elements of data intensive research, but these are absent when the research is recorded and preserved in perpetuity by way of a scholarly journal article.
- Or consider news reports: Governments increasingly make public sector information available on the Web, and reporters use it, but news reports very rarely contain fine-grained links to such data sources.
QUESTIONS AND TOPICS OF INTEREST
- What does a network of truly interconnected papers look like? How could interoperability across documents be enabled?
- How could concept-centric social networks emerge?
- Are blogs and wikis new means for scholarly communication?
- What lessons can be learned from humanities and social science publishers (i.e. going beyond scientific publishing towards scholarly publishing)?
- How could we move beyond the PDF? How can we embed and link semantics in EPUB and other e-book formats?
- How are digital libraries related to semantic e-science? What is the relationship between a paper and its digital library?
- How could we realize a paper with an API? How could we have a paper as a database, as a knowledge base?
- How is the paper an interface, gateway, to the web of data? How could such and interface be delivered in a contextual manner?
- How could RDF(a) and ontologies be used to represent the knowledge encoded in scientific documents and in general-interest media publications?
- What ontologies do we need for representing structural elements in a document?
- How can we capture the semantics of rhetorical structures in scholarly communication, and of hypotheses and scientific evidence?
- researchers from diverse backgrounds such as argumentative structures, scholarly communication, multi-modality in publications, digital libraries, semantics in publications, and ontology engineers.
- practitioners active in the publishing industry, repositories of experimental information and document standards.
Paper/Demo Submission Deadline (extended): March 4, 23:59 Hawaii Time
Acceptance Notification: April 1
Camera Ready Version: April 15
SePublica Workshop: May 30
SUBMISSION AND PROCEEDINGS
Research papers are limited to 12 pages and position papers to 5 pages. For system descriptions, a 5 page paper should be submitted. All papers and system descriptions should be formatted according to the LNCS format.
We encourage the submission of semantic documents. LaTeX documents in the LNCS format can, e.g., be annotated using SALT or sTeX. We also invite submissions in XHTML+RDFa or in the format or YOUR semantic publishing tool.
However, to ensure a fair review procedure, authors must additionally export them to PDF. For submissions that are not in the LNCS PDF format, 400 words count as one page. Submissions that exceed the page limit will be rejected without review.
Depending on the number and quality of submissions, authors might be invited to present their papers during a poster session.
The author list does not need to be anonymized, as we do not have a double-blind review process in place.
Submissions will be peer reviewed by three independent reviewers. Accepted papers have to be presented at the workshop (requires registering for the ESWC conference and the workshop) and will be included in the workshop proceedings that are published online at CEUR-WS.
- Christopher Baker, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada
- Paolo Ciccarese, Harvard Medical School, USA (SWAN)
- Tim Clark, Harvard Medical School, USA (SWAN)
- Oscar Corcho, Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
- Joe Corneli, Open University, UK (PlanetMath)
- Stéphane Corlosquet, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA (Drupal)
- Henrik Eriksson, Linköping University, Sweden
- Benjamin Good, Genomic Institute, Novartis, USA
- Michael Kohlhase, Jacobs University, Germany
- Sebastian Kruk, knowledgehives.com, Poland
- Thomas Kurz, Salzburg Research, Austria
- Steve Pettifer, Manchester University, UK
- Matthias Samwald, Information Retrieval Facility, Austria
- Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
- Dagobert Soergel, University of Maryland, USA
- Robert Stevens, Manchester University, UK