Surfacing the Deep and the Social Web (SDSW 2015)

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The simplicity with which users can publish content nowadays has made the Web the world’s largest data source. Keyword-based search has become the de-facto standard for information discovery in this ocean of data, mainly due to its simplicity that makes it attractive to technically novice users. To answer keyword queries, existing search engines rely on effective indexes of the content that allow them to return the documents that best match the user’s search criteria. This generally leaves out the structure of the data, its semantic dimension, as well as the social aspects to which it may relate. We believe that, in order to exploit the full potential of the Web, structured and rich data will have to receive the same search and retrieve capabilities as the text data from Web documents. However, due to their highly structured nature, the rich semantics, and the data structures by which they are typically managed, a great deal of issues needs to be studied. As the problem is in general of a multifaceted nature, it requires synergies from many different disciplines.

Broad areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Semantic web, semantic similarity, semantic data management, semantic disambiguation, semantic indexing;
• Social Web and social media;
• Keyword search over encrypted data, privacy preserving keyword search ,
• Keyword search on graphs and linked data;
• Interface design, user interaction, exploratory search, natural language processing;
• Data cleansing, data fusion, data quality, data integration, probabilistic data matching;
• Benchmarking, ranking;
• Artificial intelligence, machine learning;
• Metadata management, schema matching;
• Deep Web, provenance, information retrieval, database summarization
• Context-aware web applications;
• Knowledge / ontology self-management and evolution;
• Semantic Web and emotional intelligence;
• Enabling everything-as-a-user.

Program Chairs

– Paulo Rupino da Cunha, University of Coimbra,
– Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology,
– Omar Boucelma, LSIS, Aix-Marseille University
– Bogdan Cautis, University of Paris-Sud
– Yannis Velegrakis, University of Trento

Important Dates

– Submission date: March 6, 2015
– Author notifications: April 3, 2015
– Camera-ready proceedings: April 17, 2015


Program Committee

– Sabeur Aridhi
– Ivan Bedini
– Mohand Boughanem
– Siarhei Bykau
– Catarina Ferreira
– Paulo Gomes
– Francesco Guerra
– Oktie Hassanzadeh
– Jason J. Jung
– Anastasios Kementsietsidis
– Yannis Kotidis
– Matteo Lissandrini
– Alice Marascu
– Davide Mottin
– Dimitra Papadimitriou
– Genoveva Vargas Solar
– Dezhao Song