Joint Workshops on Semantic Web and Big Data Technologies

Due to organizational reasons the workshop AST 2014 was merged together with the workshops BDMobiLog, DERM, FoRESEE and MOC. We all participate at the Informatik 2014 Conference under the name “Joint Workshops on Semantic Web and Big Data Technologies”.

Below you can see the expected programme of the joint workshops, though it could suffer some minimal changes:

Place and chairing information
Session content and timetable
Monday, September 22
9:00 - 10:30
Room 38.04
9:00 - 10:15 Welcoming and Keynote I:

Programming the Global Brain Semantic Web: Large-Scale Graph-based Human-Machine Computation
Abraham Bernstein, Universität Zürich

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
Chairing:
Stefan Zander, Verónica Rivera-Pelayo, Ignacio Traverso-Ribón, Jürgen Bock, all FZI Karlsruhe; Rudi Studer, KIT Karlsruhe

Room 0.457; the parallel sessions (MOC and DERM workshops) will be in the room 38.04
10:30 - 12:00 Session 3 (Chairing Stefan Zander)
Applications of Semantic Technologies


SemwidgJS: A Semantic Widget Library for the Rapid Development of User Interfaces for Linked Open Data
Timo Stegemann, Jürgen Ziegler

Facility Management in the Context of Self-Organisation
Eric Forkel, Janek Götze, Michael Clauß, Christian-Andreas Schumann

Semantic Service Manager – Enabling Semantic Web
Technologies in Multi-Agent Systems

Nils Masuch, Christian Kuster, and Sahin Albayrak
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch brake
Chairing:
Natalja Kleiner, Thomas Setzer, Anne Meyer, all FZI , Karlsruhe; Hansjörg Fromm, Kai Furmans, both from KIT, Karlsruhe

Room 0.457; the parallel session (FoRESEE Workshop) will be in the room 38.04
13:30 - 15:00 Session 5 (Chairing Natalja Kleiner)
Big Data in Mobility and Logistics


Big Data in Logistics - Identifying Potentials through Literature, Case Study and Expert Interview Analyses
Volker Frehe, Thorsten Kleinschmidt, Frank Teuteberg

Towards a Big Data-based Technical Customer Service Management
Deniz Özcan, Michael Fellmann, Oliver Thomas

Insights, Analytics & Modelling - Wie Reisende den ICE nutzen und nutzen werden
Jürgen Antes, Robert T. Firla, Martin Thust
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee brake
Room 38.0415:30 - 17:30 Keynote II and discussion
Graphs, Language & Metadata – Where Semantics and BigData Intersect

Valentin Zacharias, codecentric AG

The sessions of the DERM, FoRESEE and MOC workshops (Sessions 1, 2 and 4) will be parallel to our sessions (and therefore are not presented in detail in the program above). Welcoming session, keynotes and breaks will be joint sessions for the 5 workshops

Joint Workshop on BigData and Semantic Technologies for Mobility and Logistics

The Joint Workshop on BigData and Semantic Technologies for Mobility and Logistics (BSTML) is a merger of the workshops Applications of Semantic Technologies (AST) and Big Data in Mobility and Logistics (BDMobiLog).

The workshop is divided in two tracks which correspond with the above mentioned workshops.  Below, you can find the aims and scopes of the two tracks.

Semantic Technologies Track

Semantic Technologies encode meanings explicitly and independent from concrete formats and application logic. This enables machines and people likewise to understand, share, and reason over semantically represented data during retrieval and processing time. In the light of the W3C’s vision of a Web of linked data, Semantic Technologies are substantial constituents for the creation of data stores, the building of vocabularies for various domains, and the specification of rules for handling data

Applications of Semantic Technologies are currently being investigated in various fields, including Ambient Intelligence, Software Engineering, Cognitive Systems, Corporate Intranets, Knowledge Management, Bioinformatics and many more. In recent years, the amount of data published on the Semantic Web as so-called Linked Data has exploded. We believe that the methods and tools provided by Semantic Technologies will play a crucial role in these and other application areas for the foreseeable future, in particular related to Big and Smart Data. A special emphasis will therefore be given to works that describe key issues and practices related to a synthesis of semantic technologies and Big and Smart Data.

The AST 2014 workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners who work on applications of Semantic Technologies in order to foster cross-fertilisation between application areas and aid technology transfer from foundational research into practice. The workshop covers diverse application areas of Semantic Technologies, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Big and Smart Data
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Information Integration
  • Multimedia Data Management
  • Software Engineering
  • smartEnergy
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Information Systems
  • Context-Aware Computing
  • Text Mining
  • Service-Oriented Computing
  • Digital Libraries
  • Grid and Cloud Computing
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • eScience
  • eCommerce
  • eGovernment
  • eHealth
  • Bioinformatics
  • Social Software
  • Automation
  • Complex Event Processing

The workshop will provide an open and stimulating environment that brings together researchers, practitioners and users from various fields to discuss goals, limitations and real experiences related to the application and deployment of semantic technologies. In this iteration the paper presentation slots will be complemented by a demonstration slot and, depending on the number of submissions and their concrete application areas, we also plan to reserve time for OpenSpace sessions.

BigData and Mobility Track

The growing technical possibilities to gather data, like sensors, mobile devices, social media, log files, cameras, microphones etc., have resulted in large and complex data sets, which today are known as Big Data. Big Data is characterized by high data volume, high variety of the data types and data sources as well as by high velocity of the incoming data and the expected information output (real time requirement), which makes it difficult to process the data using existing data management applications. On the other hand, when processed properly, Big Data might carry huge amounts of useful information, which wasn’t accessible before and allows better-founded and more robust predictions and better decision-making. That’s why new predictive and prescriptive analytic approaches are gaining in importance.

Besides bringing benefits to different application fields like healthcare, retail, finance, Big Data can also have a huge business value for the logistics domain. Logistics describes the organization, management and optimization of the flow of physical items (e.g. materials, staff, …) and abstract items (e.g. information, energy, …) along the supply chain. Because of the rising complexity of logistic networks and logistic processes as well as a usually big amount of data to be handled there is already a growing amount of IT-based applications, which support and automate different steps of the logistic processes. We believe that using Big Data can elevate these applications to a new level and enable precise and well-founded decisions.

Mobility is closely linked to logistics. Describing all flows of freight and passenger traffic it has a strong influence on the efficiency of logistic processes, especially when it comes to transportation. Not only did city logistics become an important part of the logistics domain, but also knowing the traffic density on certain routes at certain times can have very beneficial effects on transportation planning and organization. Besides e-mobility is gaining in importance in the private sector and will most likely also become an important factor in logistics. Due to the strong limitations in battery capacity and therefore in range, careful planning considering order patterns as well as traffic patterns is crucial for a smooth operation. Using Big Data can provide transparency regarding traffic density, fuel or energy consumption etc. and thereby improve planning processes in logistics.

Deadline Extension: May 11

Due to several requests, we have extended the submission deadline
until, May 11th, 23:59 CEST.

We also would like to encourage you again to participate and submit a
paper to the workshop.

Thank you in advance and see you in Stuttgart!

Call for Papers AST 2014

Aim, Scope and Goals

Semantic Technologies encode meanings explicitly and independent from concrete formats and application logic. This enables machines and people likewise to understand, share, and reason over semantically represented data during retrieval and processing time. In the light of the W3C’s vision of a Web of linked data, Semantic Technologies are substantial constituents for the creation of data stores, the building of vocabularies for various domains, and the specification of rules for handling data

Applications of Semantic Technologies are currently being investigated in various fields, including Ambient Intelligence, Software Engineering, Cognitive Systems, Corporate Intranets, Knowledge Management, Bioinformatics and many more. In recent years, the amount of data published on the Semantic Web as so-called Linked Data has exploded. We believe that the methods and tools provided by Semantic Technologies will play a crucial role in these and other application areas for the foreseeable future, in particular related to Big and Smart Data. A special emphasis will therefore be given to works that describe key issues and practices related to a synthesis of semantic technologies and Big and Smart Data.

The AST 2014 workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners who work on applications of Semantic Technologies in order to foster cross-fertilisation between application areas and aid technology transfer from foundational research into practice. The workshop covers diverse application areas of Semantic Technologies, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Big and Smart Data
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Information Integration
  • Multimedia Data Management
  • Software Engineering
  • smartEnergy
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Information Systems
  • Context-Aware Computing
  • Text Mining
  • Service-Oriented Computing
  • Digital Libraries
  • Grid and Cloud Computing
  • Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Technology-enhanced learning
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • eScience
  • eCommerce
  • eGovernment
  • eHealth
  • Bioinformatics
  • Social Software
  • Automation
  • Complex Event Processing

The workshop will provide an open and stimulating environment that brings together researchers, practitioners and users from various fields to discuss goals, limitations and real experiences related to the application and deployment of semantic technologies. In this iteration the paper presentation slots will be complemented by a demonstration slot and, depending on the number of submissions and their concrete application areas, we also plan to reserve time for OpenSpace sessions.

Invited Speakers

The AST 2014 workshop will have one keynote from the field of Big and Smart Data:

Programme Committee

  • Adila Alfa Krisnadhi, Wright State University Dayton Ohio, USA
  • Andreas Abecker, disy Informationssysteme GmbH, Germany
  • Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Bernhard Haslhofer, AIT- Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Bernhard Schandl, mySugr GmbH, gnowsis.com, Austria
  • Christoph Beierle, University of Hagen, Germany
  • Christoph Quix, Fraunhofer FIT, St. Augustin
  • Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
  • François-Paul Servant, Renault, France
  • Frithjof Dau, SAP AG, Dresden, Germany
  • Gabriele Kern-Isberner, University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany
  • Johannes Busse, Johannes Busse knowledge engineering
  • Jürgen Ziegler, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Mark Hefke, CAS Software AG, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Markus Luczak-Roesch, FU Berlin, Germany
  • Martin Junghans,  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Robert Tolksdorf, FU Berlin, Germany
  • Rudi Studer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Simone Braun, CAS Software AG, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Stefan Schulte, TU Wien, Austria
  • Stephan Bloehdorn, IBM, Berlin, Germany
  • Stephan Grimm, Siemens AG, München, Germany
  • Thomas Fuhr, Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
  • Thorsten Liebig, derivo GmbH, Ulm, Germany
  • Ulrike Lucke, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Valentin Zacharias, codecentric AG, Germany

Workshop Organisers

  • Stefan Zander (FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Karlsruhe)
  • Verónica Rivera-Pelayo (FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Karlsruhe)
  • Ignacio Traverso-Ribón (FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Karlsruhe)
  • Rudi Studer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie, Karlsruhe)
  • Jürgen Bock (FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Karlsruhe)

Submissions

We invite you to submit original research,  case studies, in-use, or position papers in English language of up to 12 pages. We also enrourage you to submit demonstration papers, which will be given special attention with a separate slot (max. 8 pages). Please use the LNI templates of the GI (Word or LaTeX). Accepted contributions will be published in the GI edition “Lecture Notes in Informatics” (LNI).

Papers are submitted electronically through EasyChair.

For further inquiries, do not hesitate to contact with the AST 2014 organising committee: ast2014@fzi.de

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline (extended) : May 11, 2014
  • Review deadline: May 25, 2014
  • Notification: June 2, 2014
  • Camera ready version: June 23, 2014

 

AST 2014 Website launched

Welcome to the AST 2014 website, the home of the 8th International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Technologies! We are looking forward to your submissions and to meeting you in Stuttgart in September.