Has anyone started exploring what a Wikibase/Wikidata translated into
RDF-star might look like?
Querying Wikidata can sometimes be a bit mind-bending, because you often
need to reference qualifiers to get the right results, which means having
to switch through the various namespaces that statements get decomposed
into (like p: ps: pq: wd: wdt: etc). It's hard to keep them all straight!
Is there any hope that RDF-star/SPARQL-star will make querying easier?
(I'm setting aside the question of 'will Blazegraph ever support RDF-star',
and just pretending that the Blazegraph-or-replacement issue gets magically
*--- Apologies for cross-posting---*
Call for papers: African Journal of Research in Computer Science and
Applied Mathematics (ARIMA) Special Issue on:
*Data Intelligibility, Business Intelligence, and Semantic Web*
The Data revolution is a reality in our ever-evolving world. Some authors
tend to say that “*Data is the new oil*”. This is also true in Africa which
is one of the first continents with an increased number of users connected
to the internet. At the same time, there are many challenges in the
continent such as how to tackle some aspects of the Sustainable Development
Goals (SDG). Data-driven solutions combined with Artificial Intelligence
techniques, as well as Semantic Web technologies can foster the development
of emergent and intelligent solutions and applications.
In this special issue, we hence welcome articles with a focus on solving
real-world issues in the African context or that can be reproducible to
Africa and that (1) deal with data intelligibility (2) Artificial
intelligence and Business Intelligence and (3) Semantic Web applications
and use cases. A focus of the special issue will be on using data-driven
solutions applied to solve African problems or at least demonstrate
reproducibility in the African context.
The target topics of this issue include (but are not limited to):
● Data privacy and regulation
● Data acquisition and conversion
● Big data integration and alignments
● Data Storage and Validation
● Ontology Engineering
● Data Management Lifecycle
● Knowledge Representation
● Graph structures
● Business intelligence
● Applied Artificial Intelligence
● NLP, Deep Learning and Machine Learning
● Real-life applications and use-cases (IoT, Bioinformatics,
healthcare, Statistics, agriculture, logistics and manufacturing, Social
Network Analysis, etc.)
● Submission deadline: *August 31, 2021*.
Papers submitted before the deadline will be reviewed upon receipt and any
paper will be published online as soon as it is accepted.
Submissions shall be made through the ARIMA journal website at
https://arima.episciences.org/. Prospective authors must take notice of the
general submission guidelines with special emphasis that a preliminary
deposit on the HAL archive is required. Details are available at
The special issue reference in the ARIMA journal corresponds to
*volume 35 *with
access code:* 6011a5016b8a1*. Note that you need to request an account on
the ARIMA journal website for submitting a paper. Papers can be submitted
either *in French or in English*.
While there is no upper limit, paper length must be justified by content.
We allow papers with only major revisions to go through the second round of
evaluation for a final decision by the editors.
The ARIMA journal is indexed by MathSciNet and DBLP.
The guest editors can be reached at arima.editors-vol35(a)inria.fr
Pr. Bruce Watson, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Pr. Idrissa Sarr, University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Sénégal
Dr. Gaoussou Camara, University of Alioune Diop, Sénégal
Dr. Ghislain Atemezing, MONDECA, France
"*Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none*" (W. Shakespeare)
FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS APPROACHING ON AUGUST 9TH, 2021
The Sixteenth International Workshop on
October 25th, 2021,
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) Workshop Program,
BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web,
as well as a useful technique in some classical data integration tasks
dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes ontologies
as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of
correspondences between the semantically related entities of those
These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology
merging, data interlinking, query answering or navigation over knowledge
Thus, matching ontologies enables the knowledge and data expressed
with the matched ontologies to interoperate.
The workshop has three goals:
To bring together leaders from academia, industry and user institutions
to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements.
The workshop will strive to improve academic awareness of industrial
and final user needs, and therefore, direct research towards those needs.
Simultaneously, the workshop will serve to inform industry and user
representatives about existing research efforts that may meet their
requirements. The workshop will also investigate how the ontology
matching technology is going to evolve, especially with respect to
data interlinking, knowledge graph and web table matching tasks.
To conduct an extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching
and instance matching (link discovery) approaches through
the OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) 2021 campaign:
To examine similarities and differences from other, old, new and emerging,
techniques and usages, such as web table matching or knowledge embeddings.
This year, in sync with the main conference, we encourage submissions
specifically devoted to: (i) datasets, benchmarks and replication studies,
services, software, methodologies, protocols and measures
(not necessarily related to OAEI), and (ii) application of
the matching technology in real-life scenarios and assessment
of its usefulness to the final users.
TOPICS of interest include but are not limited to:
Business and use cases for matching (e.g., big, open, closed data);
Requirements to matching from specific application scenarios (e.g.,
public sector, homeland security);
Application of matching techniques in real-world scenarios (e.g., in
cloud, with mobile apps);
Formal foundations and frameworks for matching;
Novel matching methods, including link prediction, ontology-based
Matching and knowledge graphs;
Matching and deep learning;
Matching and embeddings;
Matching and big data;
Matching and linked data;
Instance matching, data interlinking and relations between them;
Process model matching;
Large-scale and efficient matching techniques;
Matcher selection, combination and tuning;
User involvement (including both technical and organizational aspects);
Explanations in matching;
Social and collaborative matching;
Uncertainty in matching;
Reasoning with alignments;
Alignment coherence and debugging;
Matching for traditional applications (e.g., data science);
Matching for emerging applications (e.g., web tables, knowledge graphs).
Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of technical papers and
posters/statements of interest addressing different issues of ontology
as well as participating in the OAEI 2021 campaign. Long technical papers
be of max. 12 pages. Short technical papers should be of max. 5 pages.
Posters/statements of interest should not exceed 2 pages.
All contributions have to be prepared using the LNCS Style:
and should be submitted in PDF format (no later than August 9th, 2021)
through the workshop submission site at:
Contributors to the OAEI 2021 campaign have to follow the campaign
and schedule at http://oaei.ontologymatching.org/2021/.
DATES FOR TECHNICAL PAPERS AND POSTERS:
August 9th, 2021: Deadline for the submission of papers.
September 6th, 2021: Deadline for the notification of
September 20th, 2021: Workshop camera ready copy submission.
October 25th, 2021: OM-2021, Virtual Conference.
Contributions will be refereed by the Program Committee.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings as a volume
of CEUR-WS as well as indexed on DBLP.
1. Pavel Shvaiko (main contact)
Trentino Digitale, Italy
2. Jérôme Euzenat
INRIA & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
3. Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz
City, University of London, UK & SIRIUS, University of Oslo, Norway
4. Oktie Hassanzadeh
IBM Research, USA
5. Cássia Trojahn
Alsayed Algergawy, Jena University, Germany
Manuel Atencia, INRIA & Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
Zohra Bellahsene, LIRMM, France
Jiaoyan Chen, University of Oxford, UK
Valerie Cross, Miami University, USA
Jérôme David, University Grenoble Alpes & INRIA, France
Gayo Diallo, University of Bordeaux, France
Daniel Faria, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciéncia, Portugal
Alfio Ferrara, University of Milan, Italy
Marko Gulic, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Wei Hu, Nanjing University, China
Ryutaro Ichise, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Europeana, Netherlands
Naouel Karam, Fraunhofer, Germany
Prodromos Kolyvakis, EPFL, Switzerland
Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Oliver Lehmberg, University of Mannheim, Germany
Fiona McNeill, Heriot Watt University, UK
Peter Mork, MITRE, USA
Axel Ngonga, University of Paderborn, Germany
George Papadakis, University of Athens, Greece
Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Henry Rosales-Méndez, University of Chile, Chile
Kavitha Srinivas, IBM, USA
Pedro Szekely, University of Southern California, USA
Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, UK
Ludger van Elst, DFKI, Germany
Xingsi Xue, Fujian University of Technology, China
Ondrej Zamazal, Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic
More about ontology matching:
Pavel Shvaiko, PhD
Trentino Digitale, Italy
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e coordinamento da parte della Provincia Autonoma di Trento - C.Fisc.
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office hours the first Wednesday of each month. Come talk to us about
anything related to Wikimedia search, Wikidata Query Service, Wikimedia
Commons Query Service, etc.!
Feel free to add your items to the Etherpad Agenda for the next meeting.
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Join the Research Team at the Wikimedia Foundation  for their monthly
Office hours this Tuesday, 2021-07-13, at 16:00-17:00 UTC (9am PT/6pm
To participate, join the video-call via this link . There is no set
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attend) can be found here .
Through these office hours, we aim to make ourselves more available to
answer some of the research related questions that you as Wikimedia
volunteer editors, organizers, affiliates, staff, and researchers face in
your projects and initiatives. Some example cases we hope to be able to
support you in:
You have a specific research related question that you suspect you
should be able to answer with the publicly available data and you don’t
know how to find an answer for it, or you just need some more help with it.
For example, how can I compute the ratio of anonymous to registered editors
in my wiki?
You run into repetitive or very manual work as part of your Wikimedia
contributions and you wish to find out if there are ways to use machines to
improve your workflows. These types of conversations can sometimes be
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them can help us understand your challenges better and we may find ways to
work with each other to support you in addressing it in the future.
You want to learn what the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation
does and how we can potentially support you. Specifically for affiliates:
if you are interested in building relationships with the academic
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more. We have a series of programs that aim to expand the network of
Wikimedia researchers globally and we would love to collaborate with those
of you interested more closely in this space.
You want to talk with us about one of our existing programs .
Hope to see many of you,
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** First Call for Papers - please circulate this CFP to your colleagues
and networks **
-- The 21st International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and
Applications (ISDA’21) –-
On the World Wide Web
December 13-15, 2021
Proceedings of ISDA’20:
Indexed by: DBLP, EI Compendex, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, Japanese
Science and Technology Agency (JST).
Proceedings of ISDA'21 are expected to be published by Springer Verlag in
one of the series. Details will be available soon.
History of ISDA series: https://www.mirlabs.org/isda21/previous.php
Paper submission due: September 30, 2021
Notification of paper acceptance: October 31, 2021
Registration and Final manuscript due: November 15, 2021
Conference: December 13-15, 2021
**About ISDA 2021**
The International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications
(ISDA) is a major international conference bringing together researchers,
engineers, and practitioners who work in the areas of intelligent systems
and their applications in industry and the real world. Every year, ISDA
attracts authors from over 30 countries. After the success of the 20th
conference, which was held online, this year's event will also be held
online during December 13-15, 2021.
ISDA 2021 is expected to provide an opportunity for researchers to meet and
discuss the latest solutions, scientific results, and methods in solving
intriguing problems in the fields of artificial intelligence and its
real-world applications. The conference programme will include workshops,
special sessions, tutorials, prominent keynote speakers, and regular paper
presentations in parallel tracks. All submitted papers will be reviewed by
experts in the field based on the criteria of originality, significance,
quality, and clarity. Conference contents will be submitted for inclusion
in Springer and other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
**Topics (not limited to)**
Intelligent Systems Architectures and Applications
Intelligent Image and Signal Processing
Intelligent Internet Modeling
Intelligent Data mining
Intelligent Business Systems
Intelligent Control and Automation
Intelligent Knowledge Management
Innovative Information Security
Innovative Networking and Communication Techniques
Intelligent Software Engineering
Submission of a paper should be made through the submission page from the
conference web page. Please refer to the conference website for guidelines
to prepare your manuscript.
Paper format templates:
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**ISDA 2021 Organization**
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), USA
Thomas Hanne, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern
Weiping Ding, Nantong University, China
Tzung-Pei Hong, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Tatiane Nogueira Rios, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Dr. Ajith Abraham
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