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DQMST 2012 : International Workshop on Data Quality Management and Semantic Technologies


When Sep 19, 2012 - Sep 19, 2012
Where Palermo, Italy
Submission Deadline Jun 22, 2012
Notification Due Jul 9, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2012
Categories    data quality   semantic web   information quality   semantic technologies

Call For Papers

International Workshop on Data Quality Management and Semantic Technologies

In conjunction with Sixth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC) 2012

September 19-21, 2012 Palermo, Italy.

Deadline for paper submissions: 1st June, 2012

Background and Rational
Nowadays, Semantic Web applications have been used in a broad spectrum of domains such as ecommerce, geography, biology, or the public sector. With the development of semantic technologies, a huge amount of data is being published on the Semantic Web. The published data are evolving into the ”Web of Data” that is available on web-scale for retrieval and reuse of information. Considering the significant growth of data on the Semantic Web, one of the key challenges is the management of data quality in the Semantic Web. Moreover, the Semantic Web has brought up new technologies that may be useful to improve data quality management in information systems.

Over the last decade, data quality has become a critical factor to the success of organizations. Numerous business initiatives have been delayed or even cancelled due to poor data quality. Analogous to data in information systems, Semantic Web data also suffers from quality problems such as missing or false RDF data. In order to raise the level of trust in the Semantic Web data, it is valuable to investigate data quality issues in the context of the Semantic Web. Semantic technologies may provide new solution options for data quality management. Therefore we believe that in addition to applying previous data quality research on Semantic Web, there are opportunities of finding new data quality models, frameworks, methodologies, and applications by using semantic technologies.

The aim of this workshop is to bring the Semantic Web and data quality research communities together and identify new innovative possibilities for addressing data quality issues with semantic technologies. Moreover, we aim to provide a platform for discussing approaches, models, results, case studies, best practices, evaluation techniques, and implementation tools that are related to data quality management within Semantic Web.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following list:
• Data quality management approaches in Semantic Web
• Ontology usage in data quality management
• Linked Data quality management
• Semantic data integration
• Natural language processing for data quality management
• Managing Linked Data provenance
• SPARQL and data quality assessment
• Measuring data quality with semantic technologies
• Improving the quality of RDF data
• Semantic data quality model and framework
• Information value in Semantic Web
• Data governance in Semantic Web
• Semantic Web applications for data quality management
• Applications that assess, analyze, and improve semantic data quality

Paper submissions
Regular Papers should be no longer than eight (8) pages, Short Papers should be no longer than four (4) pages. All paper submissions will be carefully reviewed by at least three experts and reviews will be returned to the author(s) with comments to ensure the high quality of the accepted papers. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference. Please only submit original material where copyright of all parts is owned by the authors declared and which is not currently under review elsewhere. Please see the IEEE policies for further information.

Only electronic submission will be accepted. Authors MUST submit their manuscripts through EasyChair. Please follow (please register if not an EasyChair user).

Important Dates
Paper Submission: June 1st, 2012
Authors Notification: June 30th, 2012
Final Paper Submission and Registration: July 15th, 2012

Workshop Program Committee
Ismael Caballero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Yang Lee, Northeastern University, USA
Andy Koronios, University of South Australia, Australia
Dietmar Jannach, Technical University Dortmund, Germany
Cinzia Cappiello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andrea Maurino, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Paolo Missier, Newcastle University, UK
Owen Foley, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland
Ying Su, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, China
Lorena Etcheverry, Universidad de La República, Uruguay
Maria Madlberger, Webster Vienna Private University, Austria
Vojtech Svatek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
César Guerra, Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Adriana Marota, Universidad de La República, Uruguay
Bene Rodriguez-Castro, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany
Jing Gao, University of South Australia, Australia
Ke Xu, Microsoft, USA
María Espona, Asociación Argentina de Calidad de Datos, Argentina
Thoa Pham, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Leena Suhl, University of Paderborn, Germany
Mielke Michael, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informations- und Datenqualität, Germany

Workshop Chairs
Mouzhi Ge (primary contact person)
E-Business and Web Science Research Group
Universitaet der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany

Christian Fuerber
E-Business and Web Science Research Group
Universitaet der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany

Martin Hepp
E-Business and Web Science Research Group
Universitaet der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany

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