Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CfP: JWS special issue on Benchmarking Semantic Web Solutions

The Journal of Web Semantics seeks submissions for a special issue on Benchmarking Semantic Web Solutions to be edited by Axel Ngonga, Cassia Trojahn dos Santos, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz and Valentina Tamma.
DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Submissions due 4th October 2019.

Call for Papers

The availability of benchmarks is often regarded as a prerequisite for sustainable developments in quantitative research. From a practical perspective, the cost and effort required for introducing Semantic Web and Linked Data technology is significant. A key step towards abolishing the barriers to the adoption and deployment of this technology is to provide open benchmarking reports that allow users to assess the fitness of existing solutions for their purposes.

In this special issue, we hence welcome articles (1) proposing benchmarks and related platforms, and/or (2) performing a throughout evaluation of Semantic Web solutions. A focus of the special issue will be scalability and reproducibility. The target topics of the benchmark/evaluation include (but are not limited to):

  • Knowledge extraction
    • Named entity recognition
    • Disambiguation
    • Relation extraction
    • Open and closed knowledge extraction
  • Link discovery and prediction
    • Linking at scale
    • Linking for dedicated data types (e.g., geospatial data)
  • Knowledge curation and fact checking
  • Ontology alignment
    • Alignment discovery
    • Alignment repair
    • Complex ontology alignment
  • Tabular data to knowledge graph matching
    • Cell to KG entity matching
    • Column to KG semantic type
    • Relation discovery among table columns
    • KG population
  • OWL reasoning
    • Classification
    • Entailment checking
    • Class satisfiability
    • Ontology satisfiability
    • Query answering
  • Knowledge graph completion
    • Semantic embeddings
    • Quality of embeddings
  • Ontology Based Data Access
    • Performance
    • Relational schema to ontology alignment
  • Visualization
  • Browsing

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline:                  31st August 2019
  • Author notification (1st round):  15th October 2019
  • Revisions due:                             15th November 2019
  • Publication:                                  Q1 2020

Guest Editors

  • Cassia Trojahn dos Santos, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (France) (cassia.trojahn@irit.fr)

Submission guidelines

The Journal of Web Semantics solicits original scientific contributions of high quality. Following the overall mission of the journal, we emphasize the publication of papers that combine theories, methods and experiments from different subject areas in order to deliver innovative semantic methods and applications. The publication of large-scale experiments and their analysis is also encouraged to clearly illustrate scenarios and methods that introduce semantics into existing Web interfaces, contents and services.

Submission of your manuscript is welcome provided that it, or any translation of it, has not been copyrighted or published and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be prepared for publication in accordance with instructions given in the JWS guide for authors.  We expect the special issue papers to be between 15-25 pages.  The submission and review process will be carried out using Elsevier's Web-based EES system. Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. Elsevier's liberal preprint policy permits authors and their institutions to host preprints on their web sites. Preprints of the articles will be made freely accessible on JWS First Look. Final copies of accepted publications will appear in print and at Elsevier's archival online server.

Program Committee

  1. Irini Fundulaki, FORTH, GR (fundul@ics.forth.gr)
  2. Muhammad Saleem, University of Leipzig, DE (saleem@informatik.uni-leipzig.de)
  3. Kleanthi Georgala, Paderborn University, DE (georgala@informatik.uni-leipzig.de)
  4. Rene Speck, University of Leipzig, DE (speck@informatik.uni-leipzig.de)
  5. Michael Röder, Paderborn University, DE (michael.roeder@uni-paderborn.de)
  6. Pavel Smirnov, AGT International, DE (smirnp@gmail.com)
  7. Milos Jovanovik, Skopje University, MAC (milos.jovanovik@finki.ukim.mk)
  8. Giulio Napolitano, Fraunhofer IAIS, DE (Giulio.Napolitano@iais.fraunhofer.de)
  9. Nina Saveta, FORTH, GR (jsaveta@ics.forth.gr)
  10. Diego Esteves, University of Bonn, DE (esteves@cs.uni-bonn.de)
  11. Maribel Acosta, KIT, DE (maribel.acosta@kit.edu)
  12. Anastasia Dimou, Gent, BE (anastasia.dimou@ugent.be)
  13. Jiaoyan Chen, University of Oxford, UK (jiaoyan.chen@cs.ox.ac.uk)
  14. Daniel Faria, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, PTG (daniel.faria.81@gmail.com)
  15. Pavel Shvaiko, Trentino Digitale, IT (pavel.shvaiko@tndigit.it)
  16. Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, PTG (cpesquita@di.fc.ul.pt)
  17. Kavitha Srinivas, IBM Research, US (Kavitha.Srinivas@ibm.com)
  18. Basil Ell,  Bielefeld University, GE and University of Oslo, NO (bell@techfak.uni-bielefeld.de)
  19. Jose Mora, Huawei, Ireland (jmora@live.com)
  20. Francisco Martin Recuerda, DNV GL, NO (Francisco.Martin-Recuerda@dnvgl.com)
  21. Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester, UK (bijan.parsia@manchester.ac.uk)
  22. María Poveda Villalón, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain (mpoveda@fi.upm.es)
  23. Rafael Berlanga Llavori, Universitat Jaume I, Spain (berlanga@lsi.uji.es)
  24. Maria del Mar Roldan Garcia, Universidad de Málaga, Spain (mmar@lcc.uma.es)
  25. Rafael Gonçalves, Stanford University (rafael.goncalves@stanford.edu)
  26. Mauro Dragoni, FBK, Italy (dragoni@fbk.eu)
  27. Nicolas Matentzoglu, EBI, UK  (nicolas.matentzoglu@ebi.ac.uk)
  28. Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT, France (nathalie.aussenac-gilles@irit.fr)
  29. Nathalie Pernelle, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI) de l'Université Paris Sud, Université Paris Saclay (pernelle@lri.fr)
  30. Manuel Atencia, INRIA and University of Grenoble (manuel.atencia@inria.fr)
  31. Guohui Xiao, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (xiao@inf.unibz.it)
  32. Ondřej Zamazal, Prague University of Economics (ondrej.zamazal@vse.cz)
  33. Juan Sequeda, Capsenta (juan@capsenta.com)