Semantic Web Journal Call for Papers on Big Data: Theory and Practice

Semantic Web Journal Call for Papers on Big Data: Theory and Practice

The Semantic Web journal calls for innovative and high-quality papers describing theory and practice of storing, accessing, searching, mining, processing, and visualizing big data. We especially invite papers that describe or demonstrate how ontologies, Linked Data, and Semantic Web technologies can handle the problems arising when integrating massive amounts of multi-thematic and multi-perspective information from heterogeneous sources to answer complex questions that cut through domain boundaries.

We welcome all paper categories, i.e., full research papers, application reports, systems and tools, ontology papers, as well as surveys, as long as they clearly relate to challenges and opportunities arising from processing big data - see our listing of paper types in the author guidelines. In other words, we expect all submitted manuscripts to address how the presented work can exploit massive and/or heterogeneous data.

Topics include but are not limited to

  • Sensor Semantics and Smart Dust
  • Semantics-based Aggregation and Generalization of (Observation) Data
  • Massive Data Integration for the Digital Earth
  • Semantic Interoperability and Heterogeneity
  • Linked Science
  • Knowledge Discovery from Linked Data
  • Mining the Social and Mobile Web
  • Inductive and Abductive Approaches to Ontology Learning
  • Ontology Modularization
  • Ontology Evolution
  • Knowledge Patterns
  • On-the-fly Ontology Alignment and Matching
  • Semantic Translation
  • Distributed Reasoning
  • Handling Uncertainty, Vagueness, and Inconsistencies
  • Ontology-driven Data Visualization
  • Semantics-enabled User Interfaces to Handle Massive Data
  • Trust and Privacy Issues in Publishing and Reasoning about Big Data
  • The User as Knowledge Engineer
  • Semantics-based Negotiation between Domain Experts
  • Dialog and Question Answering Systems based on Linked Data and Ontologies
  • Connecting the Semantic Web with Spatial Data Infrastructures and the Model Web
  • Internet of Things
  • Applications of Linked Data

Important Dates
Manuscript submission due: 20. February 2012
First notification: 26. March 2012
Issue publication: Summer 2012

The special issue on Big Data Theory and Practice calls for original high-quality research on any of the above mentioned topics. Authors are requested to follow the author guidelines, submit online as detailed in the author guidelines, and include the name of the call within the submission letter. All manuscripts will be reviewed based on the SWJ open and transparent review policy and will be made available during online the review process.