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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Applications of Semantic Technologies, 22 Sep 2014, Stuttgart, GERMANY

http://ast2014.fzi.de

CO-LOCATED WITH INFORMATIK 2014 ? BIG DATA: DEALING WITH COMPLEXITY

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AIM AND GOALS
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Semantic Technologies encode meanings explicitly and independent from 
concrete formats and application logic. This enables machines and people 
likewise to understand, share, and reason over semantically represented 
data during retrieval and processing time. They provide an abstraction 
layer on top of existing ICT technologies and infrastructures aiming at 
the interrelation and integration of data and processes in meaningful 
ways. In the light of the W3C?s vision of a Web of Linked Data, Semantic 
Technologies are substantial constituents for the creation of data stores, 
the building of domain vocabularies, and the specification of data 
handling rules.

The application of Semantic Technologies is currently being investigated 
in various fields, including Ambient Intelligence, Software Engineering, 
Cognitive Systems, Corporate Intranets, Knowledge Management, Robotics, 
Bioinformatics and many more. We believe that the methods and tools 
provided by Semantic Technologies will play a crucial role in these and 
other application areas for the foreseeable future, in particular related 
to Big and Smart Data. A special emphasis will therefore be given to works 
that describe key issues and practices related to a synthesis of Semantic 
Technologies and Big and Smart Data.

The AST workshop will provide an open and stimulating environment that 
brings together researchers, practitioners and users from various fields 
to discuss goals, limitations, challenges, and real experiences related to 
the application and deployment of Semantic Technologies.


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IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission deadline:     April 22, 2014
Review deadline:         May 2, 2014
Notification:            May 20, 2014
Camera-ready version:    June 23, 2014

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WORKSHOP SCOPE
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The AST 2014 workshop will foster cross-fertilisation between different 
application areas of Semantic Technologies and aid technology transfer 
from foundational research into practice. The workshop covers diverse 
application areas of Semantic Technologies, including but not limited to 
the following:

    * Ambient Intelligence
    * Big and Smart Data
    * Cognitive Systems
    * Information Integration
    * Multimedia Data Management
    * Software Engineering
    * smartEnergy
    * Machine Learning
    * Mobile Information Systems
    * Context-Aware Computing
    * Text Mining
    * Service-Oriented Computing
    * Digital Libraries
    * Grid and Cloud Computing
    * Peer-to-Peer Systems
    * Technology-enhanced learning
    * Ubiquitous Computing
    * eScience
    * eCommerce
    * eGovernment
    * eHealth
    * Bioinformatics
    * Social Software
    * Automation
    * Complex Event Processing


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INVITED SPEAKERS
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The AST 2014 workshop will have two keynotes by experts from the fields of 
Big and Smart Data and Semantic Technologies:

   * Richard Benjamins, Director of Business Intelligence at Telefnica Digital, Spain
   * Valentin Zacharias, Senior Consultant Big Data at codecentric AG, Germany


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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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   * Adila Alfa Krisnadhi, Wright State University Dayton Ohio, USA
   * Andreas Abecker, disy Informationssysteme GmbH, Germany
   * Bernhard Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany
   * Bernhard Haslhofer, AIT- Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
   * Bernhard Schandl, mySugr GmbH, gnowsis.com, Austria
   * Christoph Beierle, University of Hagen, Germany
   * Christoph Quix, Fraunhofer FIT, St. Augustin, Germany
   * Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
   * Franois-Paul Servant, Renault, France
   * Frithjof Dau, SAP AG, Dresden, Germany
   * Gabriele Kern-Isberner, University of Dortmund, Germany
   * Harald Kosch, University of Passau, Germany
   * Johannes Busse, Johannes Busse knowledge engineering, Germany
   * Jrgen Ziegler, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
   * Mark Hefke, CAS Software AG, Karlsruhe, Germany
   * Markus Luczak-Roesch, FU Berlin, Germany
   * Robert Tolksdorf, FU Berlin, Germany
   * Simone Braun, CAS Software AG, Karlsruhe, Germany
   * Stefan Schulte, TU Wien, Austria
   * Stephan Bloehdorn, IBM, Berlin, Germany
   * Stephan Grimm, Siemens AG, Mnchen, Germany
   * Thomas Fuhr, Technische Hochschule Nuremberg, Germany
   * Thorsten Liebig, derivo GmbH, Ulm, Germany
   * Ulrike Lucke, University of Potsdam, Germany
   * Valentin Zacharias, codecentric AG, Germany


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ORGANISING COMMITTEE
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   * Stefan Zander, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Germany
   * Vernica Rivera-Pelayo, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Germany
   * Ignacio Traverso Ribn, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Germany
   * Rudi Studer, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Germany
   * Jrgen Bock, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Germany


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SUBMISSIONS
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   * We invite you to submit original research, case studies, in-use, or position papers in English language of up to 12 pages.
   * We encourage you to submit demonstration papers, which will be given special attention in a separate slot (max. 8 pages).
   * Please use the LNI templates of the GI (Word or LaTeX).
     General Link:   http://www.gi.de/service/publikationen/lni/
     LaTeX Template: http://url.fzi.de/ast2014-latex
     Word Template:  http://url.fzi.de/ast2014-word
   * Accepted contributions will be published in the GI edition ?Lecture Notes in Informatics? (LNI).
   * Submission page:     https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ast20140


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CONTACT
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For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the AST 2014 
organising committee: ast2014@fzi.de