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Fifth Workshop on Semantic Wikis – Linking Data and People [SemWiki2010]

7th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
Workshop date: May 31

Goals and Motivation

Semantic wikis as social semantic software have the mission to gather humans and computers in order to build together the next wave of ontology driven collaboration platforms. The research has shifted from proofs of concept towards foundational research in large projects, commercially sold enterprise systems and real world use cases. Besides evaluations of such use cases, technical innovation and foundational research are still needed, as the large-scale application of semantic wikis has unveiled a number of research questions. The aim of this fifth SemWiki workshop is to exchange ideas, to discuss pressing research questions arising from practical usage of semantic wikis, and to explore integrations of wikis with other semantic web technologies.

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Programme

Sunday Night (May 30th): SemWiki Social Event

including INSEMTIVES and KiWi Challenges

(time and location to be announced)

Workshop (Monday, May 31st, Room: POLYMNEA):

Session 1:
9:00 - 10:30

Opening, Best Paper Award, and Lightning Panels

9:00 - 9:05

Opening Ceremony: Christoph Lange, Sebastian Schaffert, Hala Skaf-Molli, and Jochen Reutelshöfer

9:05 - 9:30

Best Paper: PEST: Term-Propagation over Wiki-Structures as Eigenvector Computation - Klara Weiand, Fabian Kneissl, Tim Furche and François Bry

9:30 - 10:30

e-science

  • Access and Annotation of Archaeological Corpus via a SemanticWiki - Eric Leclercq and Marinette Savonnet
  • Collaborative Editing and Linking of Astronomy Vocabularies Using Semantic Mediawiki - Stuart Chalmers, Norman Gray, Iadh Ounis and Alasdair Gray
  • A Wiki-Oriented On-line Dictionary for Human and Social Sciences - khelifa lydia, Ilham Nadira Lammari, hammou fadili and Jacky Akoka
  • Automating Content Generation for Large-scale Virtual Learning Environments using Semantic Web Services - Ian Dunwell

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Session 2:
11:00 - 13:00

Lightning Panels and Keynote

11:00 - 12:00

Content generation and enhancement

  • Jump-starting a Body-of-Knowledge with a Semantic Wiki on a Discipline Ontology - Víctor Codocedo, Claudia Lopez and Hernan Astudillo
  • TasTicWiki: A Semantic Wiki with Content Recommendation - Manuela Ruiz-montiel, Joaquín J. Molina-Castro and José F. Aldana-Montes
  • Ideator - a collaborative enterprise idea management tool powered by KiWi - Rolf Sint, Mark Markus, Sebastian Schaffert and Thomas Kurz
  • Towards Meta-Engineering for Semantic Wikis - Jochen Reutelshoefer, Joachim Baumeister and Frank Puppe

12:00 - 13:00

Keynote: The limits of Semantic Wikis – and beyond, Denny Vrandečić, KIT, Karlsruhe

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

Session 3:
14:30 - 15:30

Lightning Panels

14:30 – 15:00

Bio-medical Applications

  • Lab Service Wiki: a wiki-based data management solution for protein production service - Antoni Hermoso Pulido, Michela Bertero, Silvia Speroni, Miriam Alloza and Guglielmo Roma
  • OpenDrugWiki – Using a Semantic Wiki for Consolidating, Editing and Reviewing of Existing Heterogeneous Drug Data - Anton Köstlbacher, Jonas Maurus, Rainer Hammwöhner,
    Alexander Haas, Ekkehard Haen and Christoph Hiemke

15:00 – 15:30

Coordination and Maintenance

  • Enhancing MediaWiki Talk pages with Semantics for Better Coordination - A Proposal - Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant and John Breslin
  • Semantic Wiki Refactoring. A strategy to assist Semantic Wiki evolution - Martin Rosenfeld, Alejandro Fernández and Alicia Díaz

Session 4:
15:30 – 16:00

Demo & Poster Session

15:30 – 15:50

Demo talks (5 min advertisement)

  • DSMW: Distributed Semantic MediaWiki - Hala Skaf-Molli, Gérôme Canals and Pascal Molli
  • Annotation component for a Semantic Wiki - Marek Schmidt and Pavel Smrž
  • A Perfect Match for Reasoning, Explanation, and Reason Maintenance: OWL 2 RL and Semantic Wikis - Jakub Kotowski and François Bry
  • Connecting Semantic Mediawiki to different Triple Stores Using RDF2Go - Manfred Schied, Anton Köstlbacher and Christian Wolff

15:50 – 16:00

Open forum session: Posters and Demos (until 17:00)

  • Prototyping a Browser for a Listed Buildings Database with Semantic MediaWiki - Anca Dumitrache, Christoph Lange, Michael Kohlhase and Nils Aschenbeck
  • Human-machine Collaboration for Enriching Semantic Wikis using Formal Concept Analysis - Alexandre Blansché, Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Molli and Amedeo Napoli

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break (poster/demo session open to visitors)

Session 5:
16:30 – 18:00

Discussion & Closing

16:30 – 17:00

Poster and Demo session continued

17:00 – 17:45

Lightning talks & open discussion

17:45 – 18:00

Closing remarks

Workshop Audience

We want to connect researchers and practitioners active in the development and application of traditional and semantic wiki systems, as well as researchers interested in knowledge acquisition in general and in computer supported cooperative work. The core of the community is represented in the Semantic Wiki Interest Group (~300 researchers). Additionally, there are sub-communities around major wikis, such as Semantic MediaWiki, as well as the participants of the successful Ontolog teleconference series on semantic wikis that ran in 2008/2009. Contributions to the 2008 and 2009 workshops on semantic wikis show that other research communities outside of the core of the closer Semantic Web community are also interested in semantic wikis, for example the enterprise knowledge management community, the case-based reasoning community and the mathematical knowledge management community. Traditionally, semantic wikis have also been used in collaborative ontology authoring. We aim at establishing connections to and between these communities.

We address researchers working on (but not limited to):

  • Applications of semantic wikis, e.g. in the fields of e-science and e-learning, software and knowledge engineering, enterprise workflows and knowledge management, or personal knowledge management
  • Integration and reuse of semantic wikis or (semantic) wiki content: integrations with other semantic applications, mashups; browsing, navigating, visualizing, editing linked open data, scaling wikis to the web; giving semantics to non-semantic wikis (e.g. Wikipedia) and reusing semantics gained from wikis (e.g. DBpedia); interlinked and distributed semantic wikis; innovative plugins and extensions for existing systems (e.g. Semantic MediaWiki)
  • Human and social factors of semantic wikis: usability studies, empirical studies, analyses of semantic wiki contributors and their contributions; overcoming entrance barriers, giving incentives for contributing; connecting knowledge and social interaction, community building; from asynchronous interactions to real-time/multi-synchronous interactions in semantic wikis; privacy: permissions, trust, licensing, access control
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning in semantic wikis: combining formal and informal knowledge, multimodal reasoning, strong reasoning support, transforming informal to formal knowledge, making formal knowledge accessible; on-line knowledge evaluation; coping with inconsistencies, change management, truth maintenance, versioning, and undoing semantic changes; utilizing emerging knowledge models; rapid prototyping of schema-driven applications, collaborative ontology engineering 

Accepted Papers:

Full papers:

  • Klara Weiand, Fabian Kneissl, Tim Furche and François Bry. PEST: Term-Propagation over Wiki-Structures as Eigenvector Computation
  • Víctor Codocedo, Claudia Lopez and Hernan Astudillo. Jump-starting a Body-of-Knowledge with a Stylized Semantic Wiki Built on a Discipline Ontology
  • Jochen Reutelshoefer, Joachim Baumeister and Frank Puppe. Towards Meta-Engineering for Semantic Wikis

Short papers:

  • Antoni Hermoso Pulido, Michela Bertero, Silvia Speroni, Miriam Alloza and Guglielmo Roma. Lab Service Wiki: a wiki-based data management solution for protein production service
  • Martin Rosenfeld, Alejandro Fernández and Alicia Díaz. Semantic Wiki Refactoring. A strategy to assist Semantic Wiki evolution
  • khelifa lydia, Ilham Nadira Lammari, hammou fadili and Jacky Akoka. A Wiki-Oriented On-line Dictionary for Human and Social Sciences
  • Anton Köstlbacher, Jonas Maurus, Rainer Hammwöhner, Alexander Haas, Ekkehard Haen and Christoph Hiemke. OpenDrugWiki – Using a Semantic Wiki for Consolidating, Editing and Reviewing of Existing Heterogeneous Drug Data
  • Jodi Schneider, Alexandre Passant and John Breslin. Enhancing MediaWiki Talk pages with Semantics for Better Coordination - A Proposal
  • eric leclercq and marinette savonnet. Access and Annotation of Archaelogical Corpus via a SemanticWiki
  • Stuart Chalmers, Norman Gray, Iadh Ounis and Alasdair Gray. Collaborative Editing and Linking of Astronomy Vocabularies Using Semantic Mediawiki
  • Ian Dunwell. Automating Content Generation for Large-scale Virtual Learning Environments using Semantic Web Services
  • Rolf Sint, Mark Markus, Sebastian Schaffert and Thomas Kurz. Ideator - a collaborative enterprise idea management tool powered by KiWi
  • Manuela Ruiz-montiel, Joaquín J. Molina-Castro and José F. Aldana-Montes. TasTicWiki: A Semantic Wiki with Content Recommendation

Demos:

Posters:

Programme Committee

  1. Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig (DE)
  2. David Aumüller, Universität Leipzig (DE)
  3. Joachim Baumeister, Universität Würzburg (DE)
  4. Tobias Bürger, Salzburg Research (AT)
  5. Amélie Cordier, LIRIS, Université de Lyon (FR)
  6. Björn Decker, Fraunhofer IESE (DE)
  7. Alicia Díaz, La Plata University (AR)
  8. Fred Durão, University of Aalborg (DK)
  9. Michael Erdmann, Ontoprise (DE)
  10. Fabian Gandon, INRIA - Edelweiss (FR)
  11. Herman Geuvers, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL)
  12. Tudor Groza, DERI (IE)
  13. Siegfried Handschuh, DERI (IE)
  14. Martin Hepp, UniBW München (DE)
  15. Guoqian Jiang, Mayo Clinic (US)
  16. Malte Kiesel, DFKI (DE)
  17. Jakub Kotowski, University of Munich (DE)
  18. Markus Krötzsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)
  19. Tobias Kuhn, Universität Zürich (CH)
  20. Thomas Kurz, Salzburg Research (AT)
  21. Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center Graz (AT)
  22. Pascal Molli, Nancy University, INRIA (FR)
  23. Christine Müller, Jacobs University Bremen (DE)
  24. Claudia Müller-Birn, Carnegie Mellon University (US)
  25. Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University Krakow (PL)
  26. Amedeo Napoli, CNRS, LORIA (FR)
  27. Viktoria Pammer, Know-Center Graz (AT)
  28. Alexandre Passant, DERI (IE)
  29. Jean Rohmer, Thales (FR)
  30. Marek Schmidt, Technical University of Brno (CZ)
  31. Matthias Samwald, Semantic Web Company (AT)
  32. Daniel Schwabe, University of Rio de Janeiro (BR)
  33. Elena Simperl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)
  34. Rolf Sint, Salzburg Research (AT)
  35. Katharina Siorpaes, STI Innsbruck (AT)
  36. Harold Solbrig, Mayo Clinic (US)
  37. Stephanie Stroka, Salzburg Research (AT)
  38. Sebastian Tramp, Universität Leipzig (DE)
  39. Max Völkel, FZI Karlsruhe (DE)
  40. Friedel Völker, European Regiowiki Society
  41. Klara Weiand, University of Munich (DE)

Format of the Workshop

As the interactive format of SemWiki 2006 to 2009 proved to be extremely successful in terms of outcome and participant involvement, we will build on the experience gained there. Because of the high interest in this topic we encountered at ESWC 2006, 2008, and 2009, we plan to run a full-day workshop. We will start with an invited talk on experiences from developing and applying Semantic MediaWiki, the most widely used semantic wiki, given by its core developer Denny Vrandečić. The first half day will continue with short presentations of research and position papers. Besides traditional LNCS-style PDF submissions, we are considering to accept wiki articles, as long as they are exportable to HTML or PDF. Since we expect many demo submissions, the second half of the day will contain a two-hour sessions of poster presentations and system demonstrations. To round up the workshop, we will run an open space session on the pressing research questions. We will conclude the workshop with a joint dinner.

Invited Talk about SMW

Denny Vrandečić from the Semantic MediaWiki project has been confirmed as invited speaker. As a core developer of the project, he will give a presentation about recent progress, current projects, and future directions of the Semantic MediaWiki system, which is probably the most widely used semantic wiki.

INSEMTIVES and KiWi Challenges

For the first time, the Semantic Wiki workshop will also include a "challenges" session, featuring the award ceremony of the INSEMTIVES Gaming Idea Challenge and the announcement of the KiWi Application Challenge. As part of the INSEMTIVES Challenge, the three most interesting ideas will be awarded prizes and will have room for a short presentation of their idea about how people can be motivated to participate in a collaborative system. The KiWi Application Challenge will call for the best social media applications to be built around the KiWi platform.

Submission and Proceedings

We invite the following different kinds of contributions:

  • full research or application papers (15 pages) describing recent research outcomes, mature work, prototypes, applications, or methodologies;
    authors of accepted full papers will be able to present their work in a 15 minute talk at the workshop
  • short position papers (5-10 pages) describing early work and new ideas that are not yet fully worked out; authors of short papers will be able to present their work in a 5-10 minute lightning talk at the workshop
  • demo outlines (5 pages) describing the demonstration of a software prototype in the poster and demo session during the workshop
  • poster descriptions (2 pages) outlining a poster to be presented in the
    poster and demo session during the workshop
  • wiki submissions: A set of wiki pages explaining/demonstrating the addressed topic or
    presenting a system.
    A Confluence space (on this site) will be provided on request but also own wikis can be used. Additionally, we require such submissions to be exported to PDF or HTML. Primarily, the wiki space will be reviewed, but the export serves as a backup for the reviewing in case of technical problems and is used to verify that the submission complies to the guidelines, e.g., does not exceed the page limit of the respective type of contribution. Where the exported PDF or HTML is not comparable to LNCS (see below), we estimate 400 words per page.

All submissions except Wiki submissions should be formatted according to the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. For complete details on this issue see Springer's Author Instructions. Papers will be submitted using the EasyChair system.

In addition to ordinary submissions, all attendees of the workshop are encouraged to informally present their work in an open space session during the workshop if they are not (yet) able to submit a description of their
work or to also discuss more recent work that has been done after the submission deadline of the workshop.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: 26th February 2010 Extended: 7th March 2010 10th March 2010
Author Notification: 5th April 2010
Camera ready: 22th April 2010
Workshop: May 31, 2010

Registration

Of every accepted submission, at least one author is expected to register for the workshop. By ESWC policy this requires registering for the whole conference. Details will soon be available from the ESWC homepage.

In case of questions, feel free to contact any of the organisers by mail.

Related Events

Previous semantic wiki workshops took place at ESWC 2008 (2nd largest workshop, ~30 participants) and ESWC 2009 (largest workshop, ~40 participants). Further related events are the WikiAI series (User-Contributed Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence), which is attached to major AI conferences (AAAI 2008, IJCAI 2009), based in the US, Wikimania, the Wikipedia conference, usually having some contributions related to Semantic MediaWiki, linked open data, and web science, as well as the WikiSym conference series (on wikis in general, usually few submissions on semantic wikis).

Support

The workshop is supported by the EU FP7 projects KIWI - Knowledge in a Wiki and INSEMTIVES - Incentives for Semantics, which will also offer financial support, e.g. by sponsoring a best paper award or the planned dinner.

Organizing Committee

All organizers except Jochen Reutelshöfer were also organizers of the semantic wiki workshops at ESWC 2008 and 2009; Sebastian Schaffert was an organizer of the first two semantic wiki workshops in 2006.

Christoph Lange (mail) is a Ph.D. student at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. His thesis, to be defended in spring 2010, focuses on collaborative authoring of semiformal mathematical knowledge using semantic web technologies. He is developing SWiM, a semantic wiki for mathematics. He has authored several international publications on semantic wikis, mathematical knowledge management, and ontology documentation. He was a PC member of  I-SEMANTICS 2007 through 2009 and has edited a book about using, administering, and customizing wikis.

Jochen Reutelshöfer (mail) is a Ph.D. student at University of Würzburg, Germany. He works on pattern-based knowledge formalization in semantic wikis. Together with others from the department of intelligent systems in Würzburg he works on the development of the semantic wiki KnowWE. In 2009 he was co-organizer of the FGWM workshop on knowledge management and a PC member of the SemWiki workshop.

Dr. Sebastian Schaffert (mail) is Head of Unit of the Knowledge and Media Technologies (KMT) group at Salzburg Research with around 20 researchers, which is concerned with semantic systems, social media, and multimedia management. He is also Scientific Director of Salzburg NewMediaLab (SNML), the Austrian industry competence centre on New Media and co-ordinator of the EU FP7 project KiWi (Knowledge in a Wiki) on knowledge management with Semantic Wikis. He received his PhD from the University of Munich in 2004 in the area of reasoning. He is primarily engaged in research on the Social Semantic Web and Knowledge Management, where he is a well-known representative.  He was co-programme chair of the (I-)Semantics conference series (2006, 2007 and 2008).

Dr. Hala Skaf-Molli (mail) received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Nancy University in 1997. Since 1998, she is Associate Professor at University of Nancy. She is member of the INRIA SCORE (Service and Cooperation) project. Dr. Skaf-Molli has mainly worked on collaborative environments and focused on problems of semantic consistency of shared data in collaborative environments and awareness models for collaborative editing. She has been or is regular Program Committee member of the conferences ICEIS since 2003, IFIP CONFENIS 2007, ICTTA 2008 and IADIS Information System 2009. She was a member of the local organization committee of Wise2007 conference and co-chair of the special session on Computer Supported Collaborative Editing in iceis2007.

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