8th International Workshop on

Data Engineering meets the Semantic Web (DESWeb)

In conjunction with ICDE 2017, San Diego, California

Regular / Vision Papers

The Database community has increasingly become interested in the Semantic Web, the vision of which has become an established reality through a series of decade-long methodological advances. Given the recent explosion of structured data available on the Web and associated challenges with respect to what is commonly referred to as the 3V's (Volume, Variety and Velocity), the two communities form excellent candidates for benefiting from each other.

The 8th version of the DESWeb workshop will be held in San Diego, California, and will be co-located with the annual ICDE conference (as in past installations). The DESWeb workshop will provide a lively forum that aims to bring together researchers from the Database and Semantic Web communities, in order to highlight their common interests and promote mutual advancement and cross-fertilization.

The DESWEB workshop will call for short papers (of up to 6 pages, IEEE format) on research results and ongoing projects in the conjunction of these thematic areas.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Ontologies and data integration
  • Semantic search
  • Semantic grounding of raw data
  • Linked data
  • Reasoning over Web data and services
  • Semantic authoring and crowdsourcing
  • Semantic recommender systems
  • Generation and aggregation of social semantics
  • Ontologies and data models for social data representation and analysis
  • Social semantic recommendations
  • Distributed query processing and optimization
  • Data quality, profiling, and uncertainty
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Data provenance and trust
  • Data versioning, evolution, change detection and representation
  • Innovative use of semantic technologies (e.g., on scientific, healthcare, environmental, e-government data etc.)

  • and all other topics at the crossroads of Semantic Web and Data Engineering research.

    We also encourage the submission of papers on visions and challenges, focusing on radical and novel ideas rather than established approaches, as well as difficult and open problems rather than solutions.

    All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of ICDE 2017.

    See the submission guidelines for details on how to submit your paper.

    For issues related to the workshop, you can contact the workshop chairs and write [DESWeb-Request] in the subject of your email.