The Vocabulary Carnival at SEMANTiCS 2016 is a unique opportunity for
vocabulary publishers to showcase and share their work, meet the growing
community of vocabulary publishers and users, and build useful semantic,
technical and social links.
*When?* The Vocabulary Carnival is part of the SEMANTiCS programme with
the Carnival Minute Madness on the 13th of September and on the
*What kind of vocabularies do we expect?*
*Any kind!* For this event we use a very open definition of what a
vocabulary is. Ontologies, classifications, thesauri, concept and
metadata schemes, whatever their format, in RDF or not, are all welcome.
*Bootstrap your new Vocabulary project:* At the carnival you can
present your ideas and early stage vocabs to find the right people
to get the Vocab discussion going. We require at least a project web
*What is your benefit of submitting?*
*attention*: make people aware of your work
*feedback*: a room full of other vocabulary creators will guarantee
*linking*: discover links from your vocabulary to others on-site
*How to submit your Vocabulary to the Carnival?*
Make sure your vocabulary is accessible on the Web through a public URI.
Communicate your intention to participate at
_https://goo.gl/mV3VpZ_ by joining and posting your vocabulary
link and writing “See you at the Carnival in Leipzig” or send an
email to monika.solanki(a)cs.ox.ac.uk , with subject “Vocabulary
Submissions will be handled on a *first come, first serve basis*
*Are there any technical requirements?*
Your vocabulary submission will be evaluated in accordance to the
*Reusability* - Which vocabularies and/or ontology design patterns
have been reused in its development? Has it been mapped, aligned,
imported within other ontologies yet? If not, where do you foresee
*Value addition* - How does the vocabulary provide value addition
for the intended project or domain as compared to previous efforts
and to Semantic Web in general?
*Design and Technical quality* - how do the ontologies incorporate
best practices in design, i.e., using ontology design patterns or
extending from upper level ontologies?
*Documentation* - does the vocabulary provide both human and machine
readable documentation using for e.g., rdfs:label, rdfs:comment and
*Availability*: We expect your vocabulary (terminology, taxonomy,
ontology, etc.) to be hosted on the Web at a persistent URI (PURL,
w3id, ODI) and with an appropriate licence specification. If it is
not Linked Data or uploaded
you can get technical help and advise at the conference.
*Usage*: Which academic/industrial projects have adopted the
vocabulary? Which datasets have been annotated using the vocabulary?
*At the SEMANTiCS 2016 Conference:*
Prepare a poster (max format A0) presenting your vocabulary:
description, purpose, history and link to its publication page. Your
description of the vocabulary must include the above criteria.
Present your poster in the dedicated space at SEMANTiCS conference.
Brace yourself to participate in the Vocabulary Minute Madness,
where every vocabulary will have one minute to convince of its
usefulness and quality. Sporting your vocabulary colors at this
occasion is optional, but will be much appreciated.
An independent jury will select the best vocabulary poster and
*Vocabulary Carnival and LOV*
If your vocabulary is already recorded
check its record to see if everything is OK. Ping the LOV curators
if something is missing or inaccurate, or if you brush up a brand
new version for the Carnival. If you think your vocabulary is
LOV-able but not yet recorded, submit its URI
If your vocabulary is not yet meeting the technical requirements to
be included in LOV, and you wish it could, we can help you to
achieve that during the Carnival.
*About the Vocabulary Carnival*
The Vocabulary Carnival will be hosted at the SEMANTiCS conference, Sep
Monika Solanki (_monika.solanki(a)cs.ox.ac.uk_
Ghislain Atemezing (_ghislain.atemezing(a)mondeca.com_