Semantic Web Journal Special Call for Papers: Big Data and the Semantic Web

Semantic Web Journal
Special Call for Papers on
Big Data and the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web journal calls for innovative and high-quality papers describing the role of Semantic Web technologies, Linked Data, and ontologies for the Big Data age. Papers should clearly relate to one or more of the Big Data V's Volume, Variety, and Velocity, as well as demonstrate the added value of semantics. Besides theoretical contributions on reasoning over massive amounts of heterogeneous data and challenges for knowledge representation and interlinkage, we especially also invite reports from domain scientists detailing the use of ontologies and Semantic Web technologies in bioinformatics, geographic information science, life sciences, cultural heritage research, the digital humanities, and other research areas.

We welcome all paper categories, i.e., full research papers, application reports, systems and tools, ontology papers, surveys, as well as dataset reports 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.

Topics include but are not limited to

  • Semantic search and information seeking
  • Exploratory interfaces for massive amounts of annotated data
  • Intelligent information interchange
  • Semantic interoperability and heterogeneity
  • Inductive and abductive approaches to ontology learning
  • Handling uncertainty, vagueness, and inconsistencies
  • Knowledge discovery from linked data
  • Collaborative Ontology engineering
  • Microtheories and knowledge patterns
  • Ontology modularization
  • Ontology evolution
  • Ontology alignment, matching, and translation
  • Analogy and similarity reasoning and retrieval
  • Sensor semantics and smart dust
  • Stream reasoning
  • Distributed reasoning
  • Semantics-based data aggregation and generalization
  • Semantically enabled statistics
  • Massive data integration for the digital earth
  • Linked science
  • The User as knowledge engineer
  • Semantics and decision support systems
  • Semantics-driven integrity constraint checking
  • Mining the Social and Mobile Web
  • Ontology-driven data visualization
  • Trust and privacy issues in publishing and reasoning about Big Data
  • Dialog and question answering systems based on Linked Data and ontologies

Important Dates
Manuscript submission due: 30th of June 2012
First notification: 7th of September 2012
Issue publication: Spring 2013

The special issue on Big Data and the Semantic Web 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.