PROFILES’17: 4th International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling and fEderated Search for Web Data

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4th International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling & fEderated Search for Web Data
Co-located with: The 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017).
October 22, 2017
The Web of Data, including Linked Data and knowledge graphs, has seen tremendous growth recently. In addition, new forms of structured data have emerged in the form of Web markup, such as, and entity-centric data in the Web tables. Considering these rich, heterogeneous and evolving data sources which cover a wide variety of domains, exploitation of Web Data becomes increasingly important in the context of various applications, including federated search, entity linking, question answering and fact verification. These applications require reliable information on dataset characteristics, including general metadata, quality features, statistical information, dynamics, licensing and provenance. Lack of a thorough understanding of the nature, scope and characteristics of data from particular sources limits their take-up and reuse, such that applications are often limited and focused on well-known reference datasets. The PROFILES workshop series aim at gathering approaches to analyse, describe and discover data sources – including but not limited to SPARQL endpoints – as a facilitator for applications and tasks such as query distribution, semantic search, entity retrieval and recommendation. PROFILES offers a highly interactive forum for researchers and practitioners bringing together experts in the fields of Semantic Web, Linked Data, Semantic Search, Databases, NLP, IR and application domains.

Proceedings of the 1st KEYSTONE Conference

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The proceedings of the first KEYSTONE Conference are available online.
Semantic Keyword-based Search on Structured Data Sources
First COST Action IC1302 International KEYSTONE Conference, IKC 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, September 8-9, 2015. Revised Selected Papers
Editors: Cardoso, J., Guerra, F., Houben, G.-J., Pinto, A.M., Velegrakis, Y. (Eds.)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 9398 2015

Albania is part of KEYSTONE

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Albania, and in particular dr. Elton Domnori from Epoka University in Tirana, is now part of KEYSTONE!

PROFILES’15: The 2nd International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling & fEderated Search for Linked Data

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The 2nd International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling & fEderated Search for Linked Data (PROFILES’15)
Co-located with 12th ESWC Conference (ESWC 2015), May 31 – June 4, 2015.
Venue: Portoroz, Slovenia.
Date: June 1 , 2015
The PROFILES’15 workshop aims to gather innovative query and search approaches for large-scale, distributed and heterogeneous linked datasets inline with dedicated approaches to analyse, describe and discover endpoints, as an inherent task of query distribution. PROFILES’15 will equally consider both novel scientific methods and techniques for querying, assessment, profiling, and curation of distributed datasets as well as the application perspective, such as the innovative use of tools and methods for providing structured knowledge about distributed datasets, their evolution and fundamentally, means to search and query the Web of Data. The workshop will provide a highly interactive forum for researchers in the fields of Semantic Web and Linked Data, Databases, Semantic Search, Text Mining, NLP and Information Retrieval.
The main areas of interest of PROFILES’15 include dataset/endpoint analysis, profiling and discovery along with techniques for distributed semantic search that take such profiles into account. In particular this includes:
Dataset/endpoint analysis, profiling and discovery:

dataset profile representation (vocabularies, schemas)
novel applications and techniques for dataset profiling
automated approaches to dataset analysis and exploration
analysis/monitoring of dataset and graph dynamics
topic profiling of datasets
assessment of dataset schema conformance and evolution
dataset quality analysis for query routing

Distributed semantic search:

query routing taking into account relevance and quality of distributed datasets
semantic annotation and expansion for keyword queries
keyword query interpretation and disambiguation for Linked Data
fusing, cleaning, ranking and refining search results
scalability & performance of distributed data queries
novel applications for federated search over Linked Data


March 19, 2015 (Extended): Full & short research paper, poster & demo submission deadline
April 3, 2015: Notification of acceptance
April 17, 2015: Camera-ready paper

We welcome the following types of contributions:

Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 15 pages) research papers
Poster abstracts and system demonstrations should not exceed 4 pages

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS proceedings style. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the PC. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format via the Easychair system:
The complete set of papers will be published with the CEUR Workshop Proceedings (, listed by the DBLP. The best papers of the workshop will be included in the supplementary proceedings of ESWC 2015, which will appear in the Springer LNCS series.

Elena Demidova (L3S Research Center, Germany)
Stefan Dietze (L3S Research Center, Germany)
Julian Szymanski (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
John Breslin (NUI Galway, Ireland)

(Co-organised by ICT COST Action KEYSTONE, IC1302)

Charlie Abela, University of Malta, Malta
Alessandro Adamou, The Open University, UK
Marco Antonio Casanova, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Mathieu d’Aquin, The Open University, UK
Enrico Daga, The Open University, UK
Christophe Gueret, Data Archiving Network Services (DANS), NL
Tom Heath, The Open Data Institute (ODI), UK
Laura Hollink, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Markus Luczak-Rösch, University of Southampton, UK
Abdulhussain E. Mahdi, University of Limerick, Ireland
Andreas Nürnberger, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Heiko Paulheim, Mannheim University, Germany
Bernardo Pereira Nunes, PUC-Rio, Brazil
Carlos Pedrinaci, The Open University, UK
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, UK
Raquel Trillo Lado, Universidad Zaragoza, Spain
Thomas Gottron, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

For any enquiries, please contact