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

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Main Conference (Advance Program)


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

Supported by:


- 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

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Monday, December 3, 2012

 9:00- 9:30 Opening session (Noh theatre)

 9:30-10:20 Invited talk 1 (Noh theatre)
                                   [Chair: Riichiro Mizoguchi]

  • Publishing and Using Cultural Heritage Linked Data - Why the Semantic Web Makes a Difference [abstract]
    Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University, Finland

10:20-10:40 Coffee Break

10:40-12:30 1A RDF and SPARQL (Noh theatre)
                                   [Chair: Daniel A. Smith]

  • Accessing Relational Data on the Web with SparqlMap [Regular]
    Jörg Unbehauen, Claus Stadler, and Sören Auer
    Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • Protect Your RDF Data! [Regular]
    Sabrina Kirrane1;2, Nuno Lopes1, Alessandra Mileo1, and Stefan Decker1
    1Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    2Storm Technology, Ireland
  • SkyPackage: From Finding Items to Finding A Skyline of Packages on the Semantic Web [Regular]
    Matthew Sessoms and Kemafor Anyanwu
    Semantic Computing Research Lab, Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Improving the Performance of the DL-Learner SPARQL Component for Semantic Web Applications [In-Use]
    Didier Cherix, Sebastian Hellmann, and Jens Lehmann
    Universität Leipzig, Germany

10:40-12:30 1B Query and search (Room 3)
                                   [Chair: Masaharu Yoshioka]

  • An Automated Template Selection Framework for Keyword Query over Linked Data [Regular]
    Md-Mizanur Rahoman1 and Ryutaro Ichise1;2
    1The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
    2National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • OntoAQ: Ontology Based Flexible Querying System For Farmers [Regular]
    Neha Arora, Sonali Sahni, and N.L. Sarda
    GISE Advanced Research Lab Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
  • A German Natural Language Interface for Semantic Search [Regular]
    Irina Deines and Dirk Krechel
    University of Applied Sciences RheinMain, Germany
  • DashSearch LD: Exploratory Search for Linked Data [In-Use]
    Takayuki Goto1, Hideaki Takeda1;2, and Masahiro Hamasaki3
    1National Institute of Informatics, Japan
    2The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
    3National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:50 Invited talk 2 (Noh theatre)
                                   [Chair: Hideaki Takeda]

  • A Large Scale Text Processing for Semantic - Oriented Knowledge Management - Linking Meanings with Knowledge [abstract]
    Junichi Tsujii, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), China

14:50-15:10 Coffee Break

15:10-17:10 2A Special Track on Linked Data in
       Practice and Database Integration (Noh theatre)
                                   [Chair: Takahiro Kawamura]

  • Linking Open Data Resources for Semantic Enhancement of User-Generated Content [SP]
    Dong-Po Deng1;3, Guan-Shuo Mai2, Cheng-Hsin Hsu2, Chin-Lung Chang1;4, Tyng-Ruey Chuang1, and Kwang-Tsao Shao2
    1Institute of Information Science, Taiwan
    2Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    3Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) Twente University, Enscahede, The Netherlands
    4Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Interlinking Korean Resources on the Web [SP]
    Soon Gill Hong1, Saemi Jang1, Young Ho Chung1, Mun Yong Yi1, and Key-Sun Choi2
    1Department of Knowledge Service Engineering, KAIST, Republic of Korea
    2Department of Computer Science, KAIST, Republic of Korea
  • Korean Linked Data on the Web: Text to RDF [SP]
    Martín Rezk1, Jungyeul Park2, Yoon Yongun1, Kyungtae Lim1, John Larsen1, YoungGyun Hahm1, and Key-Sun Choi1
    1Semantic Web Research Centre, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea
    2Les Editions an Amzer Vak, Lannion, France
  • Issues for Linking Geographical Open Data of GeoNames and Wikipedia [SP]
    Masaharu Yoshioka1and Noriko Kando2
    1Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Japan
    2National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Development of Linked Open Data for Bioresources [SP]
    Hiroshi Masuya1, Terue Takatsuki1, Yuko Makita2, Yuko Yoshida2, Yoshiki Mochizuki2, Norio Kobayashi2, Atsushi Yoshiki1, Yukio Nakamura1, Tetsuro Toyoda2 and Yuichi Obata1
    1RIKEN BioResource Center, Tsukuba, Japan
    2RIKEN BASE, Yokohama, Japan
  • Towards a Data Hub for Biodiversity with LOD [SP]
    Yoshitaka Minami1, Hideaki Takeda1;2, Fumihiro Kato1, Ikki Ohmukai1;2, Noriko Arai1, Utsugi Jinbo3, Motomi Ito4, Satoshi Kobayashi5, Shoko Kawamoto6
    1National Institute of Informatics, Japan
    2The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
    3National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan
    4Department of General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    5Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center, National Institute of Polar Research, Japan
    6Database Center for Life Science, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan

15:10-17:20 2B Learning and discovery (1) (Room 3)
                                   [Chair: Sebastian Hellmann]

  • Active Learning of Domain-Specic Distances for Link Discovery [Regular]
    Tommaso Soru and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo
    Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Instance Coreference Resolution in Multi-Ontology Linked Data Resources [Regular]
    Aynaz Taheri and Mehrnoush Shamsfard
    Computer Engineering Department, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
  • Leveraging Linked Open Data for Collective Domain Entity Annotation in Biomedical References [Regular]
    Li Tian1, Weinan Zhang1, Ruixu Yang1, Haofen Wang1, Chenyang Wu1, Yuan Ni2, Feng Cao2, and Yong Yu1
    1Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    2IBM China Research Laboratory, China
  • When Mommy Blogs are Semantically Tagged [In-Use]
    Jinan El-Hachem and Volker Haarslev
    Engineering and Computer Science Department, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • A Case study in Fraud Detection [In-Use]
    Bo Huy, Nuno Carvalho, Loredana Laera, Vivian Lee, Takahide Matsutsuka, Roger Menday, Aisha Naseer
    Fujitsu Laboratories Europe, Ltd, UK

17:40-18:00 Gagaku perfomance (Noh theatre)

18:00- Bus transfer

19:30- Banquet (Hotel Nikkko Nara)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

 9:00- 9:50 Invited talk 3 (Noh theatre)
                                   [Chair: Hideaki Takeda]

  • Transforming Education with Linked Data [abstract]
    Tom Heath, Talis Education Limited, UK

 9:50-10:10 Coffee Break

10:10-12:30 3A Learning and Discovery (2) (Noh theatre)                           [Chair: Ryutaro Ichise]

  • Interlinking Linked Data Sources Using a Domain-Independent System [Regular]
    Khai Nguyen1, Ryutaro Ichise2, and Bac Le1
    1University of Science, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    2National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • The Dynamic Generation of Refining Categories in Ontology-based Search [Regular]
    Yongjun Zhu1, Dongkyu Jeon1, Wooju Kim1, June S. Hong2, Myungjin Lee1, Zhuguang Wen1, and Yanhua Cai1
    1Dept. of Information and Industrial Engineering, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
    2Division of Business Administration, Kyonggi University, Republic of Korea
  • Keyword-driven Resource Disambiguation over RDF Knowledge bases [Regular]
    Saeedeh Shekarpour, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, and Sören Auer
    Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Topica - Profiling Locations through Social Streams [Regular]
    A. E. Cano1;2, Aba-Sah Dadzie1, Gregoire Burel2 and Fabio Ciravegna1
    1OAK Group, Dept. of Computer Science, The University of Sheffield, UK
    2Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
  • Community-driven Approach to Development of an Ontology-based Application Management Framework [In-Use]
    Marut Buranarach, Ye Myat Thein, and Thepchai Supnithi
    Language and Semantic Technology Laboratory, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand

10:10-12:20 3B Semantic Web Application (Room 3)
                                   [Chair: Hong-Gee Kim]

  • An Ontological Framework for Decision Support [Regular]
    Marco Rospocher and Luciano Serafini
    FBK-irst, Italy
  • Development of the method for the appropriate selection of the successor by applying metadata to the standardization reports and members [Regular]
    Isaac Okada1, Minoru Saito1, Yoshiaki Oida1, Hiroyuki Yamato2, Kazuo Hiekata2 and Shinya Miura3
    1System Engineering Knowledge Improvement div., System Engineering Technology Unit, Fujitsu Limited., Japan
    2Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    3Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • A Native Approach to Semantics and Inference in Fine-Grained Documents [Regular]
    Arash Atashpendar, Laurent Kirsch, Jean Botev, and Steffen Rothkugel
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Location-based Concept in Activity Log Ontology for Activity Recognition in Smart Home Domain [In-Use]
    Konlakorn Wongpatikaseree1, Mitsuru Ikeda2, Marut Buranarach3, Thepchai Supnithi3, Azman Osman Lim1, and Yasuo Tan1
    1School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
    2School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
    3Language and Semantic Technology Laboratory, Thailand
  • Entity-Based Semantic Search on Conversational Transcripts Semantic Search on Hansard [In-Use]
    Obinna Onyimadu1;2, Keiichi Nakata1, Ying Wang1;2, Tony Wilson2, Kecheng Liu1
    1Informatics Research Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
    2System Associates Ltd, UK

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:50 Invited talk 4 (Noh theatre)
                                   [Chair: Riichiro Mizoguchi]

  • Building Cross Lingual Knowledge Graph for Global Knowledge Sharing [abstract]
    Juanzi Li, Tsinghua University, China

14:50-15:10 Coffee Break

15:10-16:40 4A Ontology and Description Logics (Noh theatre)                        [Chair: Marco Rospocher]

  • Ontological Modeling of Interoperable Abnormal States [Regular]
    Yuki Yamagata1, Hiroko Kou1, Kouji Kozaki1, Takeshi Imai2, Kazuhiko Ohe2, and Riichiro Mizoguchi1
    1The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan
    2Department of Medical Informatics, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Get my pizza right: Repairing missing is-a relations in ALC ontologies [Regular]
    Patrick Lambrix, Zlatan Dragisic, and Valentina Ivanova
    Department of Computer and Information Science and Swedish e-Science Research Centre, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  • A Resolution Procedure for Description Logics with Nominal Schema [Regular]
    Cong Wang and Pascal Hitzler
    Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA

15:10-16:40 4B Knowledge Building (Room 3)
                                   [Chair: Heather Packer]

  • Leveraging the Crowdsourcing of Lexical Resources for Bootstrapping a Linguistic Data Cloud [Regular]
    Sebastian Hellmann, Jonas Brekle, and Sören Auer
    Universität Leipzig, Institut für Informatik, Germany
  • Navigation-induced Knowledge Engineering by Example - A New Paradigm For Knowledge Engineering by the Masses [Regular]
    Sebastian Hellmann1, Jens Lehmann1, Jörg Unbehauen1, Claus Stadler1, Thanh Nghia Lam1, Markus Strohmaier2
    1Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    2Graz University of Technology and Know-Center, Austria
  • FacetOntology: Expressive Descriptions of Facets in the Semantic Web [Regular]
    Daniel A. Smith and Nigel R. Shadbolt
    Web and Internet Science Research Group, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

16:50-17:00 Closing session (Noh theatre)

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