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WOD 2012 : First International Workshop on Open Data


When May 25, 2012 - May 25, 2012
Where Nantes, France
Submission Deadline Mar 8, 2012
Notification Due Apr 12, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 22, 2012
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Call For Papers

First International Workshop on Open Data (WOD-2012)
May 25, 2012 - Nantes, France

*** Submission Deadline --- MARCH 8th 2012 ***

While being most commonly known from the recent Linked Open Data movement,
the concept of publishing data explicitly as Open Data has meanwhile developed
many variants and facets that go beyond publishing large and highly structured
RDF/S repositories. Open Data comprises text and semi-structured data, but also
open multi-modal contents, including music, images, and videos. With the increasing
amount of data that is published by governments (see, e.g.,, or, by international organizations ( or and
by scientific communities (,, GenBank, IRIS or KNB) explicitly
under an Open Data policy, new challenges arise not only due to the scale at which
this data becomes available.

A number of community-based conferences accommodate tracks or workshops which
are dedicated to Open Data. However, WOD aims to be a premier venue to gather
researchers and practitioners who are contributing to and interested in the emerging field
of managing Open Data. Hence, it is a unique opportunity to find in a single place up-to-date
scientific works on Web-scale Open Data issues that have so far only partially been
addressed by different research communities such as Databases, Data Mining and
Knowledge Management, Distributed Systems, Data Privacy, and Data Visualization.

The 1st International Workshop on Open Data (WOD) is one of the very first events that
stresses new and exciting challenges offered by the emerging field of Open Data. It aims at
facilitating new trends and ideas from a broad range of topics concerned within the
widely-spread Open Data movement.


Provided that Open Data is at the heart of the submission, topics of interest for WOD-2012
include, but are not limited to:

- Big Data Management
- Data Management in the Cloud
- Web Data Integration
- Linked Data and the Semantic Web
- Data Science and Data Analytics
- Social Web
- Data Privacy
- Data Visualization
- Data Curation
- Data Provenance

Every submission that jointly covers one or several of the above topics is warmly encouraged.
The content of submissions is expected to meet the standards of international conferences and
workshops. Vision and position papers are specifically welcome.


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered
for publication in any other forum.

Papers submitted cannot exceed six letter-size (8.5" X 11") pages in length, including all
references and appendices. Manuscripts are limited to 6 pages, single spacing, double column,
and must strictly adhere to the template format. Guidelines on paper submission and formatting
are available at

Accepted papers will appear in an ePrint arXiv proceedings volume with Open Access.
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present his/her work at the workshop.

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for possible publication as special
issue of a general-purpose journal (e.g. ACM Trans. on the Web or IEEE TKDE), or will be compiled into
a formal post-proceedings volume (with a unique ISBN assigned to it) from a Springer-like


Submissions due on March 8 2012 (6PM GMT) - ===== DEADLINE EXTENDED !!! =====
Notifications out on Apr 12, 2012
Camera-ready due on Apr 22, 2012
Workshop on May 25, 2012

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed so far)

Omar Alonso, Microsoft Research
Sihem Amer-Yahia, QCRI and CNRS
Soren Auer, Univ. Leipzig
Jean-Daniel Fekete, Inria
David Gross-Amblard, Univ. of Rennes
Frank van Ham, IBM
Katja Hose, MMCI/Saarland University
Georgia Koutrika, IBM
Ioana Manolescu, Inria
Sebastian Michel, MMCI/Saarland University
Felix Nauman, Hasso Plattner Institute
Mathias Niepert, Univ. of Mannheim
Josiane Xavier Parreira, DERI
Guillaume Raschia, Univ. of Nantes
Philippe Rigaux, CNAM
Francois Scharffe, LIRMM
Ralf Schenkel, MMC/Saarland University
Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs
Fabian Suchanek, Max Planck Institute
Martin Theobald, Max Planck Institute (chair)
Patrick Valduriez, Inria


For further information on WOD-2012, please visit the workshop website
or contact the workshop general chair at guillaume [dot] raschia [at] univ-nantes [dot] fr

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