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RUMOUR 2018

4th Workshop on Social Media and the Web of Linked Data

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October 9, 2018 - Monterey, California, USA

Workshop at ISWC 2018




Organising Committee


  • Diana Trandabăț - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania
  • Daniela Gîfu - "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania & Romanian Academy - Iaşi branch
  • Thierry Declerck - German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Saarbrücken, Germany

Prospective Program Committee








Call for papers


    Social media is a constant in our life, influencing the way we think, interact, learn, consolidate relationships and understand society. As a result of the rapid worldwide acceptance and usage of social media, more and more content is becoming available as each day passes. Both because of its importance and its increasing volume, it is not surprising that information from Social Media is rapidly becoming an essential source for natural language processing (NLP) research.
    At the same time, Linked Data is emerging as an increasingly important topic for NLP. Work in the field has produced massive amounts of linguistic data, including annotated corpora, lexicons, databases, and ontologies, in formats that enable their exploitation in the Semantic Web. Linking the contents of these resources to each other as well as to common ontologies can enable access to and discovery of detailed linguistic information and could foster a major leap forward in NLP research and development.
    RUMOUR-2018 aims to gather innovative approaches for exploitation of social media using semantic web technologies and linked data by bringing together research on the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and the Social Sciences. The main objective of this workshop is to consolidate an internationally appreciated forum for scientific research in ICT, with emphasis on crowdsourcing, semantic web, knowledge integration and data linking.
    The workshop will bring together practitioners, researchers, and scholars to share examples, use cases, theories, and analysis of social media and linked data in order to address the intersection among these areas. This intersection includes not only the challenges of problems such as the understanding and acting upon large-scale data of different kinds, provenance, and reliability, but also the use of these media for data management, which involves issues of credibility, accountability, trustworthiness, privacy, authenticity, and provision of provenance information.

Topics

The scientific program of RUMOUR-2018 will focus around the following topics:



  • Social media and linked data methodologies in real-life scenarios;
  • Creating and using structured social media-based resources through social web mining;
  • Novel analytical tools and methodologies for knowledge discovery;
  • Semantic annotation;
  • Ontological modeling of social media data;
  • Integration of social media with linked data;
  • Web of data applications for the society;
  • Extracting, understanding and predicting user and group behavior;
  • Exploring crowdsourcing and user communities;
  • Interactive interfaces and visual analytics methods;
  • Collaborative tools and services for citizens, organizations, communities;
  • Computational social science for the semantic web;
  • Strategic early warning systems and detection of week signals;
  • User profiling, trustworthiness and assessing the suitability of social media content;
  • Sentiment analysis in social media and linked data;
  • Using the social web to foster innovation.

Submission


    We invite submissions of papers (up to 8 pages), representing original, previously unpublished research, innovative approaches and resource types, use cases or in-depth discussions. Submissions must use the PDF file format and must adopt the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Details are provided on Springer’s Author Instructions page. Submissions that exceed the page limit will be rejected without review.
    All submissions must be submitted online through the EasyChair system following the submission link: RUMOUR2018 page on EasyChair.
    To ensure high quality, all papers will be thoroughly reviewed by the RUMOUR 2018 Program Committee. All reviews will be double blind, and hence authors are instructed not to include their identity, affiliation(s) or contact details, and to anonymize any references that would reveal the authorship of the paper. Papers submitted to other conferences or journals must state this fact. If a paper will appear in another conference or journal, it must be withdrawn from RUMOUR.
    At least one author of each paper must register using the ISWC registration page to have the paper published in the RUMOUR-2018 Proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

Important dates

Venue


    RUMOUR-2018 will be held as a half-day workshop at ISWC2018 - the 17th International Semantic WEB Conference, ISWC 2018, 8-12 October 2018, Monterey, California, USA. The ISWC-2018 website offers detailed information about the city, the venue, how to get there, visa and accommodation opportunities.

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Programme


RUMOUR 2018: 4th Workshop on Social Media and the Web of Linked Data

 
Session Chairs:
 Diana Trandabăț – "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania
Daniela Gîfu – "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iași, Romania & Romanian Academy - Iași Branch
Thierry Declerck – German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Saarbrücken, Germany

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Contact

rumour@info.uaic.ro

Workshop Chairs


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Diana Trandabăț

Faculty of Computer Science, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" of Iasi, Romania
https://profs.info.uaic.ro/~dtrandabat/
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Daniela Gîfu

Faculty of Computer Science, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" of Iasi, Romania
Institute of Computer Science, Romanian Academy - Iasi Branch, Romania
https://profs.info.uaic.ro/~daniela.gifu/
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Thierry Declerck

German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Saarbrücken, Germany
http://www.dfki.de/~declerck/