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

SWJ 2012

Artificial Intelligence Software Systems

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: 13. 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.