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Collaboration and the Semantic Web 2011 : Call for Chapters: New Book on Collaboration and the Semantic Web: Social Networks, Knowledge Networks and Knowledge Resources


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Abstract Registration Due Dec 28, 2010
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2011
Notification Due May 15, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2011
Categories    collaboration   semantic web   social media   knowledge

Call For Papers

Social media and the semantic web only co-existed in the past, but when these developments became massively popular, they began to have an influence on collaborative working. Learners and online workers now have a variety of knowledge resources at hand. Integrated semantic applications, linked data, social networks, and networked digital solutions can now be used in collaborative learning environments and present participants with the context-aware information that they need.

Semantic technologies have shown their potential for integrating valuable knowledge bases and information systems, and they are being applied to the composition of digital learning and working platforms. These semantic technologies not only have potential for solving the semantic heterogeneity of knowledge resources, trust, and accountability, but also provide solutions for contemporary data quality management cycles, which are necessary to ensure the high-quality integration of shared knowledge resources.


The primary goal of the book is to showcase cutting edge research on the intersection of Semantic Web, Collaborative Work, and Social Media. For example:

* How can richly structured Semantic Web data and existing semantic web technologies together build next-generation systems for collaborative work?
* How could knowledge management techniques contribute to the full realization of integrated semantic applications?
* What are the challenges for developers of social systems with integrated semantic web data?


The book addresses researchers and practitioners in the fields of semantic web, knowledge management, data integration, and data quality management by summarizing recent research results.

Developer of systems in the area of semantic web, knowledge management, and data integration are addressed as well and will get an overview on semantic web, knowledge management, and collaboration.


The topics of interest of the book include, but are not limited to:

Social Media

* Collaborative work
* Semantic applications
* Semantic technologies
* Digital solutions
* Networked applications
* Networked knowledge
* Data quality

Knowledge Discovery and Ontologies

* Trust and provenance
* Semantic heterogeneity: querying and management
* Reasoning methods for handling semantic knowledge
* Knowledge management
* Knowledge discovery and linked data
* Discovering hidden knowledge from linked data
* Learning ontologies from linked data


Challenges in practical applications of semantic technologies on

* Social systems
* Collaborative working environments
* Health informatics
* Life sciences
* Semantic multimedia
* Information systems
* Data quality
* and others

Submission Process

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 1, 2010, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 1, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 1, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


1st Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2010
Full chapter Submission: March 1, 2011

Notification: May 15, 2011
Revised Chapter Submission: June 15, 2011
Final Acceptance Notifications: June 30, 2011
Submission of Final Chapters: July 15, 2011


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global in early 2012. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):
Stefan Brüggemann, OFFIS, Germany
brueggemann (at)
Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy
claudia.damato (at)

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