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Workshop 04-STIIC

International Workshop on Semantic Technologies for Information-Integrated Collaboration
(STIIC 2014)


Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2014)
http://cts2014.cisedu.info


May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: January 30, 2014


SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

Information-integrated collaboration networks have become an important part of today’s complex enterprise systems – given the high dynamics of network-centric systems, which need to react to changes at the level of their information and communication space by providing flexible mechanisms to manage a wide variety of information resources, which are heterogeneous, decentralized, and constantly evolving.  Semantic technologies promise to deliver innovative and effective solutions to this problem, facilitating the realization of information integration mechanisms in collaboration systems.

Two fundamental problems are inherent to the design of integrated collaboration solutions: (i) semantic inaccessibility, caused by the failure to explicitly specify the semantic content of the information contained within the subsystems that must share information in order to collaborate effectively; and (ii) logical disconnectedness: caused by the failure to explicitly represent constraints between the information managed by the different collaborating subsystems.

Mainstream EAI technologies deal with information and information management tasks at the syntactic level.  Data protocols and standards that are used to facilitate seamless information exchange and ‘plug and play’ interoperability do not take into account the meaning of the underlying information and the view of the individual stakeholders on the information exchanged.  What is lacking are mechanisms that have the ability to capture, store, and manage the meaning of the data and artifacts that need to be shared for collaborative problem solving, decision support, planning, and execution. 

Semantic information sharing and integration technologies will provide an important collaboration enabling mechanism for the emerging net-centric systems and the information grid.  Further, it is likely that advances in this area will support multiple modes of collaboration with disparate and cross-cutting technologies.  This workshop, held as part of CTS 2014, will bring together researchers and experts interested in bridging the gaps between the different technologies, and between technologies and applications.  We invite original contributions on the technology practice and user experience for these emerging and important areas from researchers in academia, industry, and research institutions. 

The STIIC workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Ontology-based Methods for Information Integration
  • Semantics-based Integration and Interoperability
  • Semantics Based Clouds and Cloud Computing
  • Semantic Workflow Orchestration
  • Semantic Mediation Methods
  • Semantic Discovery and Matchmaking Services
  • Collaborative Knowledge Engineering and Management
  • Using Semantic Wikis for Collaborative Applications
  • Semantic Searching
  • Semantics for Mobility
  • Ontologies
  • Semantic Technologies and Languages
  • Agile Development of Semantic Applications
  • Semantically-enabled Integration Solutions for the Sensor Web, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Emergency Management, Energy Management, e-Commerce, Finance, Marketing, and Advertising

PAPER SUBMISSION

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above topics and beyond, related to semantic technologies and information-integrated collaboration.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be charged an additional fee.   Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.  

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the Workshop using the following link: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=stiic2014 .  If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that on the manuscript and in the uploading form Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded using the link above.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, technical clarity and presentation.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the Workshop. 

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings.  Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2014 Conference Web site.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.  The proceedings are projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers. 


IMPORTANT DATES
Extended Paper Submissions: -------------------------- January 30, 2014
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------  February 17, 2014
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: --------  March 07, 2014

Conference Dates:  --------------------------------------  May 19 - 23, 2014


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan [T. K. Prasad]
   Department of Computer Science and Engineering
   Wright State University, Ohio, USA
   Phone:  +1 937 775-5109
   Fax:      +1 937-775-5133
   Email:   t.k.prasad@wright.edu

Saurabh Kataria
   Xerox Research Center Webster (XRCW), New York, USA
   Phone: +1
   Email:  Saurabh.Kataria@xerox.com 

Arvind Agarwal
   Xerox Research Center Webster (XRCW), New York, USA
   Phone: +1
   Email:  Arvind.Agarwal@xerox.com  

International Program Committee: 
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Symposium technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2014. 
  • Medha Atre, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dominique Decouchant, UAM Cuajimalpa, Mexico DF, Mexico and CNRS - LIG de Grenoble, France
  • Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Nicola Fanizzi, University of Bari, Italy
  • Cory Henson, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Ohio, USA
  • Xinrong Li, University of North Texas, Texas, USA
  • Elena Simperl, University of Southampton, U.K.

   (* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL:  http://cts20134.cisedu.info/home   or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

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