JIST2012: The 2nd Joint International Semantic Technology Conference Dec 2 - 4, 2012, Nara, Japan

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Organizers

- JSAI-SIG on Semantic Web and Ontology
- JIST Steering Committee

Supported by:

JSAI

- Keihanna Web Semantics SIG
- The Telecommuni- cations Advancement Foundation
- Inoue Foundation for Science
- Kansai Rsearch Foundation for technology promotion
- Kayamori Foundation of Informational Science Advancement
- Nara Visitors Bureau

In-cooperation with:

JSAI
KOCON

Sponsors

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  • Call For Participation [Download CFP:pdf, text]

CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

    [Download CFP:pdf]  
  • Call for Papers :Submissons were Closed (Submissions due: September 10 (Extended) August 31, August 24, 2012)
    - Regular Technical Sessions (16 pages) [detail..]
    - In-Use Tracks (6 pages) [detail..]
    - Special Tracks (6 pages) [detail..]
      * Special Track on Linked Data in Practice
      * Special Track on Database Integration

  • Call for Poster and Demonstration Papers
    - (2 pages) :Submissons due: October 26 October 19, 2012 [detail..]

  • Call for Workshop Papers
    - Semantic Web-based R&D Trend Analysis on Big Data [detail..]
    - Big data for Knowledge Engineering [detail..]
    - 8th International Workshop on Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering [detail..]

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

[Download CFP:text]  
The Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST) is a regional federation of Semantic Technology related conferences. The mission of JIST is to bring together researchers in Semantic Technology research community and other areas of semantic related technologies to present their innovative research results or novel applications of semantic technologies.

The JIST 2012 solicits the submission of original research papers on Semantic Web and other semantic technologies, as well as papers on applications of semantic technologies.

Topics of Interest for Regular Technical Sessions

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Ontology and Reasoning
    • Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
    • Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
    • Ontology evaluation
    • Searching and ranking ontologies
    • Reasoning over Semantic Web data
    • New formalisms (such as probabilistic approaches)
    • Lightweight semantics (linked data, microformats, etc.)
  • Management of Semantic Web Data
    • Languages, tools, and methodologies for Semantic Web data
    • Database, IR, and AI technologies for Semantic Web data
    • Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
    • Machine learning and information extraction on the Web
    • Cleaning, assurance, and provenance of Semantic Web data, services, and processes
  • Linked Data
    • Publication of Linked Data
    • Consumption of Linked Data
    • Reasoning with Linked Data
    • Search, query, integration, and analysis on Linked Data
    • Integration and mashup of Linked Data
    • Mining of Linked Data
    • Domain specific applications (eGovernment, disaster, life science etc.)
  • Social Semantic Web
    • Semantics for social media data
    • Social network analysis with Semantic Web Technologies
    • Querying, mining and analysis of social semantic data
    • Social Semantic Web applications
    • Semantic Web technologies for collaboration and cooperation
    • Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
  • Applications of the Semantic Web
    • Semantic Web for large scale applications
    • Semantic Web for desktops or personal information management
    • Semantic Web for multimedia, sensors, and situational awareness
    • Semantic Web for P2P, services, agents, grids, and middleware
    • Semantic Web for software and systems engineering
    • Mobile Semantic Web
    • Interface for Semantic Web

Topics of Interest for In-Use Track

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Description of an implemented application of semantic technology in a specific domain
  • Description of concrete problems in specific application domains, for which semantic technology can provide a solution
  • Analysis and evaluation of usability and uptake of semantic tools
  • Learned lessons and best practices from deploying and using an application or service based on semantic technology
  • Assessment of costs and benefits of implementing, deploying, using, and managing semantic technology
  • Analysis of risks and opportunities of using semantic technology in organizations with respect to their businesses and customers
  • Pragmatics of using or deploying semantic technology in real-world scenarios
  • Comparison of semantic technology with alternative approaches that use conventional or competing technologies
  • Semantic technology in new application domains, including: eGovernment, eHealth, smart cities, Life Sciences, Sensor networks, Media and entertainment, Telecommunications, Cultural heritage, Financial services, Energy and utilities, Manufacturing, Digital libraries, cloud applications, Personal Information Management, etc.

Submission

Submissions to JIST 2012 should describe original, significant research on the semantic technologies. Submissions to JIST 2012 are expected to present their claimed contribution, with clear evidence to support their claims. All submissions will be critically reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. To assess submissions, reviewers will judge their relevance to semantic technologies, their originality, the technical soundness of their proposed approach and the readability of the submission.

Submissions must be in PDF format, using the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Submissions must be no longer than 16 pages for REGULAR TECHNICAL SESSIONS and 6 pages for IN-USE TRACK.

Submissions that exceed this limit may be rejected without review.
JIST 2012 will not accept submissions that are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference.
The proceedings will be published as a book in Lecture Note for Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer.

All submissions be submitted via EasyChair at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jist2012
Submissons were Closed

Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Important Dates

  • Submissons were Closed :Submissions due: 23:59 (Hawaii Time), September 10(Extended) August 31, August 24, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: October 16 October 12, 2012
  • Final submission: November 1 October 26, 2012
  • Conference: December 2-4, 2012

Organization

General Chair:
Riichiro Mizoguchi: Osaka University, Japan
Program Chairs:
Hideaki Takeda: National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
Yuzhong Qu: Nanjing University, China
In-Use Track Chair:
Takahiro Kawamura: Toshiba Corp., Japan
Special Track Chair:
Tetsuro Toyoda: RIKEN, Japan
Poster and Demo Chairs:
Ryutaro Ichise: NII, Japan
Seokchan Yun: Daum Communications Corp., Korea
Workshop Chairs:
Zhiqiang Gao: Southeast University, China
Hakrae Kim: Samsung Electronics, Korea
Tutorial Chairs:
Ikki Ohmukai: National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
Hanmin Jung: Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea
Publicity Chair:
Kouji Kozaki: Osaka University, Japan
Local Organizing Chair:
Yoshinobu Kitamura: Osaka University, Japan

CALL FOR SPECIAL TRACK PAPERS

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JIST 2012 introduces Special Tracks. The philosophy behind Special Tracks is to introduce a "bottom-up way" to discover and implement special topics that Asian region researchers are particularly interested in. By doing this, we intend to facilitate the proactive participation of researchers in JIST conferences.

The JIST 2012 accepted two special tracks as follows:
- Special Track on Linked Data in Practice
- Special Track on Database Integration

Each accepted Special track is organized in the following way:
(a) Six-page short papers will be submitted and reviewed in the same way as the main technical papers and will be included in the Proceedings if accepted.
(b) Presentations of these papers are done in the same way as the main technical sessions under the title of, say, "Special track on TOPIC-XYZ" with 20 min slot for each.


Special Track Paper on Linked Data in Practice

Recently, Linked Data attract a great deal of attention as one of important Semantic Technology. In many domains, various data are published as Linked Data and many kinds of semantic applications using them have been developed.

In order to enhance the value of Linked Data, it is very important to publish more data as Linked Data and to link them each other. For the promotion of this, it is necessary to share problems and solutions when we publish and use Linked Data in practice. For this purpose, this special track focuses on practical research on Linked Data.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Development and publication of Linked Data in practice
  • Linking multiple resource (data) through Linked Data
  • Applications using Linked Data
  • Framework, activity or other contrivance for publication and usage of Linked Data
  • Problem and solution for practical use of Linked Data in particular domain or region
Papers submitted in this special track will be reviewed from practical viewpoints as follows:
  • How valuable the published Linked Data is.
    e.g. It will be a HUB to link others.
         It will link a missing link in existing Linked Data.
         It is highly evaluated by domain experts.
  • Ideas and contrivances to develop and publish Linked Data.
    e.g. How to collect original data
         An idea for sustainable development of Linked Data.
  • How to use features of Linked Data.
    e.g. Linking multidisciplinary data.
         An innovative combination of several Linked Data
The paper should clearly discuss some of these viewpoints.


Special Track Paper on Database Integration

Database integration is one of the major tasks that are expected for Linked Data technology to solve in various fields such as Museum Information, Distributed Library documents and Life Sciences. Since the semantic technology provides a common way of data representation, as RDF or Resource Description Framework, for wide range of disciplines, it is expected to create an integrated web of databases within and across the multiple disciplines.

Here we call for the papers that describe actual applications of Semantic technology to development and integration of databases, so that the users of the databases are conveniently utilize the data generated from different data sources. For the promotion of this, it is necessary to share problems and solutions regarding the database integration across disciplines. For this purpose, this special track focuses on database integration with Semantic technology.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Development and publication of Databases as Linked Data
  • Linking multiple datasets through Linked Data technology
  • Applications simultaneously using Linked Databases
  • Framework, activity or other contrivance for publication and usage of Linked Data
  • Problem and solution for practical use of Linked Data in particular database integration
Papers submitted in this special track will be reviewed from practical viewpoints as follows:
  • How valuable the published Linked Databases are.
    e.g. It will be a HUB to link others.
         It will integrate different databases in a common way.
         It is highly evaluated by domain experts.
  • Ideas and contrivances to develop and publish Linked Databases.
    e.g. How to collect original data with sufficient metadata.
         An idea for sustainable development of Linked Databases.
  • How to use features of Linked Data to enhance the total utility of the databases.
    e.g. Linking multidisciplinary databases.
         An innovative combination of several Linked Databases.
The paper should clearly discuss some of these viewpoints.


Submission

Submissions to JIST 2012 should describe original, significant research on the semantic technologies. Submissions to JIST 2012 are expected to present their claimed contribution, with clear evidence to support their claims. All submissions will be critically reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. To assess submissions, reviewers will judge their relevance to semantic technologies, their originality, the technical soundness of their proposed approach and the readability of the submission.

Submissions must be in PDF format, using the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Submissions must be no longer than 6 pages for SPECIAL TRACK.
Submissions must include the track name "Special Track on XYZ" on the header area of the top page. ("XYZ" is the special track name the paper is submitted to.)

Submissions that exceed this limit may be rejected without review.
JIST 2012 will not accept submissions that are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference.
The proceedings will be published as a book in Lecture Note for Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer.

All submissions be submitted via EasyChair at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jist2012

Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Important Dates

  • Submissions due: 23:59 (Hawaii Time), September 10 (Extended) August 31, August 24, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: October 16 October 12, 2012
  • Final submission: November 1 October 26, 2012
  • Conference: December 2-4, 2012

Organization

General Chair:
Riichiro Mizoguchi: Osaka University, Japan
Program Chairs:
Hideaki Takeda: National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
Yuzhong Qu: Nanjing University, China
In-Use Track Chair:
Takahiro Kawamura: Toshiba Corp., Japan
Special Track Chair:
Tetsuro Toyoda: RIKEN, Japan
Poster and Demo Chairs:
Ryutaro Ichise: NII, Japan
Seokchan Yun: Daum Communications Corp., Korea
Workshop Chairs:
Zhiqiang Gao: Southeast University, China
Hakrae Kim: Samsung Electronics, Korea
Tutorial Chairs:
Ikki Ohmukai: National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
Hanmin Jung: Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea
Publicity Chair:
Kouji Kozaki: Osaka University, Japan
Local Organizing Chair:
Yoshinobu Kitamura: Osaka University, Japan

CALL FOR POSTER AND DEMONSTRATION PAPERS

[Download CFP:text]  
The JIST 2012 Posters and Demonstration papers complements the full papers of the conference and offer an opportunity for presenting late-breaking research results, ongoing research projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress. Poster and Demo presentations allow researchers to present and to receive direct feedback from audience about significant work in progress, bleeding-edge work, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical fashion.

We invite submissions relevant to the area of the Semantic Technology, which would address, but are not limited to, the topics of mentioned in the CFP of JIST2012 full papers. Descriptions of ongoing/completed research work, reports on semantic software systems, "idea papers" (raising an interesting question or motivating an interesting line of research without already having solid results), position papers presenting a birds' eye view on some aspect of Semantic Technology in the sense of a meta-analysis, and PhD thesis abstracts are all welcome. Demonstrations are intended to showcase innovative Semantic Technology and related implementations. All submissions are intended to convey a scientific result or work in progress and should not be advertisements for commercial software packages.

All Poster / Demonstration papers will be reviewed and published in the JIST2012 Poster and Demo proceedings. Submissions must be in PDF format (no longer than 2 pages), using the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
All submissions should be submitted via EasyChair at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jist2012pd

Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also published on the conference web site. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.


Important Dates

  • Submissions due: 23:59 (Hawaii Time), October 26 October 19, 2012
  • Notification: 23:59 (Hawaii Time), November 14 November 7, 2012
  • Camera ready: 23:59 (Hawaii Time), November 21 November 18, 2012
  • Conference: December 2-4, 2012

Organization

Poster and Demo Chairs:
Ryutaro Ichise: NII, Japan
Seokchan Yun: Daum Communications Corp., Korea

Contact: jist2012@ei.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp