Tuesday, May 26, 2015




**                      INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SEMANTIC AND WEB (SAW 2015)                                     **

**                     http://www.ifis.uni-luebeck.de/~groppe/SaW_at_CSE2015/                                     **

** in conjunction with the 18th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE 2015) **

**                             (21-23 October 2015, Porto, Portugal)                                              **







One major aim of the Semantic Web is to enable a machine-processable Web of data. Hence the Semantic Web community regards the Semantic Web as extension of the traditional web. On the other hand applications of the Semantic Web rely deeply on web technologies in order to work in a distributed fashion world-wide.


The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from these communities to address the challenges in Semantic Web and Web technologies in cooperation. We are especially interested in papers demonstrating how new technologies of the Web and Semantic Web complete each other. We also welcome papers with focus on and contribution to any of the two areas, including new approaches, techniques and applications, with substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to, and significant advancement of the state of the art of Web and/or Semantic Web.


We welcome papers on the following (incomplete) list of topics. We especially welcome papers combining the Semantic and Web Technologies worlds and having contributions in both areas.


Semantic Web:

- Semantic Data Management and Optimization (Big Data, Cloud Computing, Graph Databases, Federations, Spatial Data)

- Semantic Web Applications in specific domains, e.g., Life Science, e-Government, e-Environment, e-Health, e-Learning, e-Business, e-Commerce

- Rule-based Languages like RIF and SWRL

- Ontology-based Approaches for Modelling, Mapping, Evolution and Real-world ontologies

- Reasoning Approaches (Real-World Applications, Efficient Algorithms)

- Linked Data (Integration of Heterogeneous Linked Data, Real-World Applications, Statistics and Visualizations, Quality, Ranking Techniques, Provenance, Mining and Consuming Linked Data)

- Semantic Web stream processing (Dynamic Data, Temporal Semantics)

- Semantic Internet of Things, Semantic Smart Homes/Companies/Cities

- Performance, Evaluation and Benchmarking of Semantic Web Technologies, Applications and Databases

- Semantic Web Services

- Microformats, RDFa, Microdata, JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data (JSON-LD), GRDDL, Open Graph protocol


Web Technologies:

- Web protocols and standards

- Web Components

- New forms of Web Applications

- Web Security and Privacy, Web and Online Trust

- Web Usability

- Web Mining, Web Information Retrieval

- e-Commerce, e-Business

- e-Government, e-Society

- e-Learning

- e-Health

- Web Services

- Web search, Web Big Data

- Web X.0

- Web Science

- XML technologies

- Social Networks

- Mobile Web

- Web games

- Internet of Services

- Internet of Things, Smart Homes/Companies/Cities





Our technical program committee consists of following experts:

- Muhammad Intizar Ali, DERI, National University of Ireland

- Carlos Buil Aranda, PUC

- Melike Sah Direkoglu, Near East University

- Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye National University

- Javier D. Fernández, Vienna University of Economics and Business, WU Vienna

- Panagiotis Germanakos, University of Cyprus

- Katja Gilly de La Sierra-Llamazares, Miguel Hernandez University

- Le Gruenwald, University of Oklahoma

- Dennis Heinrich, University of Lübeck

- Prudhvi Janga, University of Cincinnati and Amazon Web Services

- Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears

- Herbert Kuchen, University of Münster

- Wookey Lee, Inha University

- Isaac Lera, Universitat de les Illes Balears

- Nuno Lopes, Smarter Cities Technology Centre, IBM Research, Dublin

- Fadi Maali, National University of Ireland Galway

- Grazyna Paliwoda-Pekosz, Cracow University of Economics

- Richard Picking, Glyndwr University

- Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania

- Ismael Sanz, Universitat Jaume I

- Dezhao Song, Research and Development of Thomson Reuters

- Juergen Umbrich, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

- Stefan Werner, University of Lübeck

- Dimitrios Zissis, University of the Aegean





- Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck

- Paulo Rupino da Cunha, University of Coimbra





Authors are invited to submit original papers in English including, but not limited to, the areas of interest mentioned above. All contributions must be submitted electronically in the PDF format conforming to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column).


Papers have to be submitted via email to the PC chairs (groppe@ifis.uni-luebeck.de,rupino@dei.uc.pt). Each paper is limited to 6 pages.


Accepted papers from this workshop will be published by IEEE Computer Society in IEEE proceedings.


Extended versions of selected distinguished papers will be considered for possible publication in special issues of prestigious international journals.





Submission Deadline: 22 June 2015

Author Notification: 24 July 2015

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Author Registration: 4 September 2015

Workshop:            tbd, around 21-23 October 2015