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DataSem 2010 : 1st International Workshop on Data Semantics


When Mar 22, 2010 - Mar 22, 2010
Where Lausanne, Switzerland
Abstract Registration Due Oct 8, 2009
Submission Deadline Oct 15, 2009
Notification Due Dec 8, 2009
Final Version Due Jan 10, 2010
Categories    databases   semantic web

Call For Papers

1st International Workshop on Data Semantics (DataSem 2010)
March 22, 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland
Workshop Web Site:


Computerized information handling has changed its focus from centralized
data management systems to decentralized data exchange facilities.
Modern distribution channels, such as high-speed Internet networks
and wireless communication infrastructure, provide reliable technical
support for data distribution and data access, materializing the new,
popular idea that data may be available to anybody, anywhere, anytime.
However, providing huge amounts of data on request often turns into a
counterproductive service, making the data useless because of poor
relevance or inappropriate level of detail. Semantic knowledge is the
essential missing piece that allows the delivery of information that
matches user requirements. Semantic agreement, in particular,
is essential to meaningful data exchange.

Semantic issues have long been open issues in data and knowledge
management. However, the boom in semantically poor technologies,
such as the Web and XML, has boosted renewed interest in semantics.
Conferences on the Semantic Web, for instance, attract big crowds
of participants, while ontologies on their own have become a hot
and popular topic in the database and artificial intelligence

The DataSem workshop is intended to bring together researchers,
developers, and users working on issues related to the semantics
of data. The target domain ranges from theories supporting the
formal definition of semantic content to innovative domain-specific
application of semantic knowledge. The workshop should be of interest
to researchers and advanced practitioners working on the Semantic
Web, interoperability, mobile information services, data warehousing,
stream data, knowledge representation and reasoning, conceptual
database modeling, ontologies, and artificial intelligence.

The workshop will provide a forum for original research contributions
and practical experiences of data semantics, fostering
interdisciplinary discussions in all aspects of this field,
and will highlight future trends in this area. The workshop will
be organized in a way to highly stimulate interaction amongst
the participants.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended
version of their paper to Springer's LNCS
Journal on Data Semantics (JoDS).


We invite submissions that address theoretical, technical, and
practical topics of data semantics. Suggested topics include,
but are not limited to the following:

Semantic interoperability, semantic mediators
Ontology, schema and data integration, reconciliation and alignment
Multiple representations, alternative representations
Knowledge representation and reasoning
Conceptualization and representation
Multimodel and multiparadigm approaches
Mappings, transformations, reverse engineering
Conceptual data modeling
Integrity description and handling
Evolution and change
Web semantics and semi-structured data
Stream Data
Semantic caching
Data warehousing and semantic data mining
Spatial, temporal, multimedia and multimodal semantics
Semantics in data visualization
Semantic services for mobile users
Supporting tools
Applications of semantic-driven approaches


Papers should be formatted according to
ACM guidelines.
Authors are required to submit a paper title and short abstract (about 100 words)
before submitting the paper.
The length of a submission should not exceed 12 pages in ACM double-column format.
Papers not conforming to these requirements may be rejected without further
A paper submitted to DataSem 2010 cannot be under review
for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered
for the workshop.

Paper submission will be electronic. The online submission system will be
available from October 1st, 2009 at the address
The deadline for abstract submissions is October 8, 2009.
The deadline for paper submission is October 15, 2009.
Both deadlines are firm; late submissions will not be considered.
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by December 8, 2009;
accepted papers formatted for the proceedings will be due by January 10, 2010.

Papers will be made available in online conference proceedings, possibly hosted
within the ACM Digital Library (subject to approval). To enable conference attendees
and the general community to glimpse at the content a bit ahead of the conference,
we plan to make the papers electronically available before the conference,
on March 15, 2010. Authors are thus encouraged to make sure the necessary patent
issues are solved and enable publication by this date.


Lois Delcambre, Portland State University, USA
Esteban Zim?nyi, Universit? Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


To be defined

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