UWeb 2011: International Workshop on User Profile Data on the Social Semantic Web
In conjunction with ESWC 2011
29 May – 02 June 2011
* 4 March 2011: Full & short research paper submission deadline (11:59pm Hawaiian time)
* 1 April 2011: Notification of acceptance
* 15 April 2011: Final camera-ready paper
* 6 May 2011: Demo & position paper submission deadline
* 29/30 May 2011: UWeb 2011 workshop day
Social Web sites, such as Facebook, YouTube, Delicious, Flickr and Wikipedia, and numerous other Web applications, such as Google and Amazon, rely on implicitly or explicitly collected data about their users and their activities to provide personalized content and services. As these applications become more and more connected, a major challenge is to allow various applications to exchange, reuse, and integrate user data from different sources. The amount of user data available on the Web is tremendously growing and reasoning on such heterogeneous user data distributed across the Web, i.e. exploiting user data on the Web, is a non-trivial problem that poses several challenges to the Semantic Web community.
While the linking of user data provides advantages for recommendation and personalization, it also raises questions related to provenance, trust and privacy: how does one know that the data gathered from several sources can be trusted, and how can one avoid that sensitive personal data is disclosed to certain services or used to infer and expose sensitive information? Trust and privacy, and associated policies, may therefore impact reasoning on user data.
This workshop aims to discuss research on user data in the Social Semantic Web from both angles:
* techniques and applications for linking, reusing and reasoning about user data, as well as
* trust and privacy techniques and their impact on society.
UWeb joins the SPOT (http://spot.semanticweb.org/) and LUPAS (http://www.personal-reader.de/lupas/) workshops from ESWC 2010 and provides a forum for academic and industrial researchers and practitioners in the fields of the Social and Semantic Web, trust, privacy, user modeling, and personalization to discuss theoretical and practical knowledge, open research issues, applications, and experiences.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
The workshop will tackle challenges posed by linking user data on the Social Semantic Web, including, but not limited to, the following themes:
* Linking, aggregating, integrating and/or mining user data on the Social Web
* Intertwining Social Web services, Semantic Mashups
* Techniques and data formats for connecting distributed user data (e.g. FOAF, SIOC, etc.)
* User profiling and personalization in the Social Semantic Web
* Semantic technologies for trust and privacy on the Web
* Trust and privacy in social online communities
* Semantic Web technologies for access control
* User modeling and mining vs. privacy
* Studies assessing the use of external/public user data
* Applications demonstrating intermixing of user data from different sources
All papers must represent original and unpublished work that is not currently under review. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop.
We welcome the following types of contributions.
* Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 15 pages) research papers will be reviewed by at least two independent referees. Accepted research papers will be included in the main workshop proceedings (published at CEUR-WS.org).
* Demo papers (system demonstrations) and position statements should not exceed 2 pages. They will undergo a more lightweight review proccess and will thus not be considered for the main workshop proceedings but will be published on the workshop website.
All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors:
Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format at
The main workshop proceedings will be published as a volume at CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Further, we try to prepare a special issue at a journal (descision is pending), for which we would like to consider extended versions of the best papers as well.
* Fabian Abel (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
* Eelco Herder (L3S Research Center, Germany)
* Geert-Jan Houben (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)
* Daniel Olmedilla (Telefonica R&D, Spain)
* Alexandre Passant (DERI, Galway, Ireland)
* Available at http://www.wis.ewi.tudelft.nl/uweb2011/
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