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[protege-discussion] Call for Chapters: "Collaboration and the Semantic Web: Social Networks, Knowledge Networks and Knowledge Resources"

Claudia d'Amato claudia.damato at
Wed Oct 6 01:26:02 PDT 2010

***** Apologies for multiple postings ******

Collaboration and the Semantic Web: Social Networks, Knowledge Networks and Knowledge Resources

Stefan Brüggemann, OFFIS, Germany
Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: November 1, 2010
Full Chapters Due: March 1, 2011
Submission Date: June 15, 2011



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 
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    email: brueggemann (at)
Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy     email: claudia.damato (at)
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