Thorsten Liebig liebig at derivo.de
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                          CALL FOR PAPERS

                         (SSWS+HPCSW 2012)


    At the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2012),
  Boston, USA, November 11-15, 2012 http://iswc2012.semanticweb.org/



As the Semantic Web evolves, scalability becomes increasingly important.
This joint workshop will focus on addressing the scalability issue with
respect to the development and deployment of systems on the Semantic Web.
Typically, such systems deal with information described in Semantic Web
languages like OWL and RDF(S), and provide services such as storing,
reasoning, querying, analysis, etc. There are two basic requirements for
these systems. First, they have to satisfy an application's semantic
requirements. Second, they must scale well in order to be of practical use.
Given the sheer size and distributed nature of the Semantic Web, these
requirements impose new challenges beyond those addressed by previous
systems. This has been well recognized by the community as demonstrated by
the excitement around the billion triples challenge.

For 2012, the 8th International Workshop on Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge
Base Systems (SSWS2012) and the 2nd Workshop on High-Performance Computing
for the Semantic Web (HPCSW2012) are merging together for the first time to
address this broader issue of scalability. The event is the 2012 Joint
Workshop on Scalable and High-Performance Semantic Web Systems (SSWS+HPCSW
2012), collocated with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference in
Boston, USA. This joint workshop will have two tracks regarding
scalability: one for knowledge base systems, and another for
high-performance computing.

We expect that the issue of scalability is going to challenge the Semantic
Web for a long period of time and significant effort is needed in order to
tackle the problem. This joint workshop seeks to bring together researchers
and practitioners to share their recent ideas and progress towards building
scalable systems for the Semantic Web; participants from related
disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Information
Integration, Supercomputing, and High-Performance Computing are also

* Knowledge Base Track

This track will be centered on the discussion of three major aspects: (1)
foundations, methods, and technologies for pushing forward the
state-of-the-art; (2) performance evaluation and related principles,
methodologies, and tools; and (3) identification of important issues and
future research directions. Topics of interest for the track include, but
are not limited to:
     * Semantic Web repositories
     * Reasoning mechanisms, techniques, and systems
     * Query evaluation and optimization
     * Performance evaluation and benchmarks
     * Distributed knowledge base systems and P2P systems
     * Large scale knowledge base management
     * Semantic Web-based information integration
Papers submitted for this track should be full papers not exceeding 16

* High-Performance Track

Over the last several years, there has been an increase of research in
parallel Semantic Web data processing (SWDP) in both the Semantic Web
community and the high-performance computing (HPC) community. As specific
examples, use of HPC won the 2009 billion triples challenges, a parallel
inference engine won the 2010 IEEE SCALE challenge, and the SuperComputing
conference has had a birds-of-a-feather on semantic database processing for
the last two years. Such events warrant special attention to scalability
achieved by means of HPC, and this track seeks to facilitate synergy
between relevant communities as well as between academia and industry.
Topics include, but are not limited to:

     * Novel parallelization of SWDP.
     * Exploiting HPC architectures for SWDP.
     * Employing known parallel graph algorithms for SWDP.
     * Benchmarks for SWDP from a HPC perspective.

This track will accept short/position papers not exceeding 6 pages and full
papers not exceeding 16 pages.


Paper Submission Deadline: July 31, 2012 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
Acceptance Notification: August 21, 2012
Camera Ready Papers Due: September 10, 2012
Workshop Day (full day): November 11|12, 2012 (TBD)


Achille Fokoue
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Thorsten Liebig
derivo GmbH, Germany

Eric Goodman
Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Jesse Weaver
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Jacopo Urbani
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

David Mizell
Cray Inc., USA


Jans Aasman (Franz Inc., USA)
Robert Adolf (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
Sinan al-Saffar (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
Alexey Cheptsov (High Performance Computing Center (HLRS), Germany)
Oscar Corcho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Mike Dean (Raytheon BBN Technologies, USA)
Achille Fokoue (IBM Research, USA)
Raúl García-Castro (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Eric Goodman (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
Yuanbuo Guo (Microsoft, USA)
Volker Haarslev (Concordia University, Canada)
David Haglin (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University, USA)
Aidan Hogan (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland)
Bill Howe (University of Washington, USA)
Cliff Joslyn (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
Anastasios Kementsietsidis (IBM Research, USA)
Pavel Klinov (Ulm University, Germany)
Spyros Kotoulas (IBM Research, Ireland)
Thorston Liebig (derivo GmbH, Germany)
David Mizell (Cray Inc., USA)
Ralf Möller (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Bijan Parsia (Univeresity of Manchester, UK)
Axel Polleres (Siemens, Germany)
Mariano Rodriguez-Muro (Free University of Bolzano, Italy)
Sebastian Rudolph (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Andy Seaborne (Epimorphics Ltd., UK)
Kavitha Srinivas (IBM Research, USA)
Jacopo Urbani (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Jesse Weaver (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Gregory Todd Williams (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Takahira Yamaguchi (Keio University, Japan)

Dr. Thorsten Liebig
Phone +49 731 502 4207
mailto:liebig at derivo.de

derivo GmbH <http://www.derivo.de>
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