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[protege-owl] Semantic Web and Ontologies in Scholarly Communication
Alexander Garcia Castro
alexgarciac at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 19:01:26 PST 2012
SePublica2012 an ESWC2012 <http://2012.eswc-conferences.org/> Workshop.
May 27-31, Heraklion, Greece.
At Sepublica we want to explore the future of scholarly communication and
scientific publishing. As we are going through a transition between print
media and Web media, Sepublica aims to provide researchers with a venue in
which this future can be shaped. Consider research publications: Data sets
and code are essential elements of data intensive research, but these are
absent when the research is recorded and preserved by
way of a scholarly journal article. Or consider news reports: Governments
increasingly make public sector information available on the Web, and
reporters use it, but news reports very rarely contain fine-grained links
to such data sources. At Sepublica we will discuss and present new
ways of publishing, sharing, linking, and analyzing such scientific
resources as well as reasoning over the data to discover new links and
We are planning to have a full day workshop with two main sessions. During
the first part of the workshop accepted papers will be presented; the
second part of the workshop will address by means of focus groups two main
questions, namely “what do we want the future of scholarly communication to
be?” and “how could data be preserved and delivered in an interactive
manner over scholarly communications?”. These focus groups will be followed
by a panel discussion. As an outcome of these activities we will have a
communique that will be the editorial for the workshop proceedings,
* workshop papers submission deadline: Feb 29
* workshop papers acceptance notification: April 1
* workshop papers camera ready: April 15
Research papers are limited to 12 pages and position papers to 5 pages. For
system/demo descriptions, a paper of minimum 2 pages, maximum 5 pages
should be submitted. Late-breaking news should be one page maximum. All
papers and system descriptions should be formatted according to the LNCS
format <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>. For
submissions that are not in the LNCS PDF format, 400 words count as one
page. Submissions that exceed the page limit will be rejected without
Depending on the number and quality of submissions, authors might be
invited to present their papers during a poster session.
The author list does not need to be anonymized, as we do not have a
double-blind review process in place.
Submissions will be peer reviewed by three independent reviewers;
late-breaking news get a light review w.r.t. their relevance by two
reviewers. Accepted papers have to be presented at the workshop (requires
registering for the ESWC conference and the workshop).
Issues to be addressed
- Formal representations of scientific data; ontologies for
- What ontologies do we need for representing structural elements in
- How can we capture the semantics of rhetorical structures
in scholarly communication, and of hypotheses and scientific evidence?
- Integration of quantitative and qualitative scientific information
- How could RDF(a) and ontologies be used to represent the knowledge
encoded in scientific documents and in general-interest media
- Connecting scientific publications with underlying research data
- Technological Foundations:
- Ontology-based visualization of scientific data
- Provenance, quality, privacy and trust of scientific information
- Linked Data for dissemination and archiving of research results,
for collaboration and research networks, and for research assessment
- How could we realize a paper with an API? How could we have a
paper as a database, as a knowledge base?
- How is the paper an interface, gateway, to the web of data? How
could such and interface be delivered in a contextual manner?
Applications and Use Cases:
- Case studies on linked science, i.e., astronomy, biology,
environmental and socio-economic impacts of global warming, statistics,
environmental monitoring, cultural heritage, etc.
- Barriers to the acceptance of linked science solutions and strategies
to address these
- Legal, ethical and economic aspects of Linked Data in science
Florida State University Visiting Professor
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