onsdag, april 16, 2008

Call for Papers: International Workshop on "Knowledge Acquisition from the Social Web" KASW'08

Call for Papers: International Workshop on
"Knowledge Acquisition from the Social Web" KASW'08
September 3-5, Graz, Austria
held in conjunction with the Triple-I Conference

Submission deadline: April 28, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2008
Camera-ready version: June 30, 2008
Workshop: One day format, between September 3-5, 2008


This workshop aims to develop and bring together a community of
interested in discussing the manifold challenges and potentials of
acquisition from the social web.

With the advent of the "Social Web", a new breed of web applications has
enriched the social dimension of the web. On the social web, actors
can be
understood as social agents - technological or human entities - that
collaborate, pursue goals, are autonomous, and are capable of exhibiting
flexible problem solving and social behavior. By participating in the
web, both technological and human agents leave complex traces of social
interactions and their motivations behind, which can be studied,
and utilized for a range of different purposes. The broad
availability and
open accessibility of these traces in social web corpora, such as in
del.icio.us, Wikipedia, weblogs and others, provides researchers with
opportunities for, for example, novel knowledge acquisition
techniques and
strategies, as well as large scale, empirically coupled "in the field"
studies of social processes and structures.

This workshop aims to develop and bring together a diverse community of
researchers interested in the social web by seeking submissions that are
focusing on understanding and evaluating the role of agents, goals,
structures, concepts, context, knowledge and social interactions in a
range of social web applications. Examples for such applications
but are not limited to social authoring (e.g. wikis, weblogs), social
sharing (e.g. del.icio.us, flickr), social networking (Facebook,
and social searching (e.g. wikia, eurekster, mahalo) applications.


While the workshop is open to anyone interested in the topics of the
workshop, it is the particular intention to utilize this workshop as an
opportunity to gather and build a strong network of researchers with
interests. To support this, we will put special emphasis on room for
interaction and networking, and on discussing the accepted papers in
For that purpose, we will consider, for example, to designate
time for discussions, provide all accepted papers on the workshop
before the event, encourage presenters to read their colleagues' papers
before the workshop takes place, and prepare questions. This aims to
the ability of participants to relate to each others work, to
communicate -
and to increase the overall quality of interactions at the workshop.


We encourage submissions from researchers with a variety of backgrounds,
including common sense reasoning, natural language processing, data
automatic classification, ontology, semantic web, requirements
knowledge management and information sciences.

The main topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not

- Knowledge discovery and mining on the social web
- Text-extraction and understanding on the social web
- Social Network Analysis on the social web
- Folksonomies and Ontology learning

- Multi Agent Systems and the social web
- Agent-oriented modeling and engineering of social web applications
- Goals and motivations on the social web
- Acquiring commonsense knowledge from the social web

- Trust, reputation and social interactions on the social web
- Information diffusion and knowledge transfer on the social web
- Evaluation of and evaluation techniques for social web applications

The workshop is accepting papers (6 to 8 pages) ranging from theoretical
contributions including novel methods, techniques and algorithms, rigid
evaluations to empirical or analytical case studies related to the
topics of
interest. Work-in-progress contributions which seek advice or
- or contributions which would simply seek the feedback from other
participants are particularly welcome. However, all contributions should
exhibit a level of maturity where a) an interesting issue has already
narrowed down sufficiently and B) adequate prior work has been done
first results, an exploratory study, comprehensive analysis of related
approaches, etc).

In addition, we will accept demos. Demo submissions should consist of a
brief description (1-4 pages) and a screenshot of the working prototype.


The TRIPLE-I Conference series is a joint venture of the conferences
I-MEDIA and I-SEMANTICS. TRIPLE-I reflects the increasing importance and
convergence of knowledge management, new media technologies and semantic
systems. This unique concept aims at bridging the gaps between the
communities and their technology fields.


Submission deadline: April 28, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2008
Camera-ready version: June 30, 2008
Workshop: One day format, between September 3-5, 2008


All submissions (paper or demo) must be following the J.UCS format. All
submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of the program
committee. For questions and comments, please contact the workshop
co-chairs. Information about submitting articles will be made
available on
the workshop website.

Organizing Committee:

Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel
Mathias Lux, Klagenfurt University
Sergej Sizov, University of Koblenz-Landau
Markus Strohmaier, Graz University of Technology

contact: markus.strohmaier (at) tugraz.at

Program Committee:

Anjo Anjewierden, University of Twente, Netherlands
Ciro Cattuto, ISI foundation, Italy
Andrew Gordon, University of Southern California, USA
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada
Henry Lieberman, MIT, USA
Claudia Müller, University of Potsdam, Germany
Kotaro Nakayama, Osaka University, Japan
Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research, Austria
Arno Scharl, Modul University Vienna, Austria
Marc Spaniol, MPII Saarbrücken, Germany

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