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



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