The Semantic Puzzle

Tassilo Pellegrini

REMINDER: I-SEMANTICS 2013 – Deadline Extension

I-SEMANTICS 2013, the 9th International Conference on Semantic Systems, has extended the deadlines of its Call for Papers.

Important Dates (Research & Application & Challenge Papers)
  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: April 8, 2013
  • Extended Submission Deadline: April 15, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 20, 2013
  • Camera-Ready Paper: June 24, 2013

Please download the CfP in the format of your choice.

We are happy to announce as this year’s Key Note Speakers

  • Ed Chi from GoogleGoogle Inc. is a multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. The company was ..., USA
  • Aldo Gangemi from Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy
  • Tiit Paananen from Skype, USA
  • Yves RaimondSenior Software Engineer at BBC Audio & Music interactive. PhD at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of London. Interested in music, music technologies, digital signal processing, open-source and semantic-web technologies. ( from BBCThe British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the principal public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom. It is the largest broadcaster in the world with about 23,000 staff. Its global headquarters are located in London and its main responsibility is to provide public service broadcasting in ..., UK

The conference will take place from September 4-6, 2013 in Graz, Austria and brings together both researchers and practitioners in the areas of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data and the Semantic Web in order to showcase cutting edge research, demonstrators and applications for the Corporate and Social Semantic Web.

I-SEMANTICS 2013 will also hold the “I-CHALLENGE”, which brings to you the 6th Linked Data Cup (formerly Triplification Challenge), the Best Paper Award and the Best Poster Award. The proceedings will be published with the ACM ICP series. Last year’s event attracted 85 submissions from 33 countries.

The topics of the forthcoming conference will be:


The Web of Data

  • Large scale triplification and processing of data
  • Vocabularies, taxonomies and schema for the web of data
  • Querying, searching and browsing over the web of data
  • Data integration and interlinking for the web of data
  • Location-based services and mobile semantic applications
  • User interaction and innovative visualizations for the web of data
  • Reasoning over the web of data
  • (Mashup) applications utilizing (large scale) linked data resources
  • Recommender systems making use of the web of data
  • Integrating microposts into the web of data
  • Linked enterprise data and (open) linked government data
  • Linked sensor data and machine-to-machine communication

Quality of Semantic Data on the Web

  • Provenance information for the web of data
  • Large scale ontology, an ontology is a formal representation of knowledge as a set of concepts within a domain, and the relationships between those concepts. It is used to reason about the entities within that domain, and may be used to describe the domain. In theory, an ontology is a "formal, explicit ... inspection, maintenance and repair
  • Co-reference detection and dataset reconciliation
  • Quality analysis and metrics for the web of data
  • Trust, privacy and security in semantic web applications

Corporate Semantic Web

  • Corporate thesauri, business vocabularies, ontologies and rules
  • Semantic business, e-commerce and m-commerce systems
  • Semantic procurement for enterprises and governments
  • Semantics, pragmatics and semiotics in organizations
  • Enterprise trust and reputation management
  • Organisational issues in the deployment and application of semantic technologies

Social Semantic Web

  • Enriching social web data and information with semantics and linked data
  • Semantically-enabled social platforms and applications
  • Users as virtual and physical sensors and devices for a ubiquitous social semantic web
  • Semantic based personalization, as e.g. for recommendations, social navigation, collaborative search, social filtering, etc
  • Reality augmented by the social semantic web
  • Querying, mining and analysis of social semantic web data and dynamics
  • Representing and reasoning with uncertainty, provenance, trust in social web data
  • Ethical issues related to the use of user generated content & linked data

Semantic Content Engineering

  • Collaborative ontology engineering
  • Ontology modularity, alignment and merging
  • Ontology design patterns and life cycle management
  • Ontology learning and knowledge acquisition
  • Semantic annotationAn annotation is notes that you make to yourself while you are reading information in a book, document, online record, video, software code or other information, "in the margin", or perhaps just underlined or highlighted passages. Annotated bibliographies, give descriptions about how each source ... and tagging
  • Making sense of microposts
  • Semantic content management systems

Semantic Multimedia

  • Semantic-driven multimedia applications
  • Multimedia ontologies and infrastructures
  • Content-based semantic multimedia analysis and data mining
  • Semantic-driven multimedia indexingAutomatic indexing is the ability for a computer to scan large volumes of documents against a controlled vocabulary, taxonomy, thesaurus or ontology and use those controlled terms to quickly and effectively index large document depositories. As the number of documents exponentially increases ... and retrieval
  • Named entity recognition and disambiguation in multimedia documents
  • Human-computer interfaces and visualization for multimedia data access

Studies, Metrics & Benchmarks

  • Case studies of and benchmarks in semantic systems usage
  • Evaluation perspectives, methods and semantic web research methodologies
  • Technology assessment and acceptance/reactance research
  • Usability and user interaction with semantic technologies
  • Case studies with clear lessons learned or evaluations

Data Ecosystems & Markets

  • Economic foundations of data assets, markets and data crowd sourcingCrowdsourcing is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to a large group of people or community, through an open call. For example, the public may be invited to develop a new technology, carry out a design task (also known as community-based design ...
  • Business and governance models for data commerce
  • Production principles and measures of data creation, curation and utilization
  • Business models and economic impacts of Linked (Enterprise) Data and/or large scale semantic systems
  • Case studies for sector-specific data strategies

Beside the scientific track we are also planning an extended industry track and a redesigned Linked Data Cup. Please expect more detailed information in the weeks to come.

In order to foster synergies among the research fields of knowledge discovery, social computing,  and semantic technologies I-SEMANTICS Conference will be held together with the I-KNOW Conference, the 13th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies (

We are looking forward to your contributions and hope to see you at the conference.

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Tassilo Pellegrini

About Tassilo Pellegrini

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Prof. (FH) Dr. Tassilo Pellegrini (born 1974) studied International Trade, Communication Science and Political Science at the University of Salzburg and University of Málaga. Since end of 2007 he is running the New Media Division at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten. He obtained his master degree in 1999 from the University of Salzburg on the topic of telecommunications policy in the European Union, which was followed by a PhD in 2010 on the topic of bounded policy-learning in the European Union with a focus on intellectual property policies. His current research encompasses economic effects of internet regulation with respect to market structure and basic civil rights. He is member of the International Network for Information Ethics (INIE), the African Network of Information Ethics (ANIE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPUK). Beside his specialisation in policy research and media economics Tassilo Pellegrini has worked on semantic technologies and the Semantic Web. He is co-founder and Head of Division Research and Development of the Semantic Web Company in Vienna, co-editor of the first German textbook on Semantic Web and Conference Chair of the annual I-SEMANTICS conference series founded in 2005.