The Social Web, Web 2.0, and Social Information Systems are emerging as a
promising new paradigm for large-scale distributed data management, as can be
seen in the success of Web-based social networks (e.g., Facebook, MySpace),
online social media sites (e.g., YouTube, Flickr), and large-scale information
sharing communities (e.g., Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers). At the same time,
these applications also experience boundaries in terms of information dissemination
and automation. Orthogonally, the Semantic Web has received considerable attention
as a next-generation Web of meaning, augmenting the Web as a linked information
space in which data is enriched and formalized. The Semantic Web provides mediation
support and lets users engage in serendipitous reuse, discovery and maintenance
of Web information. As more social applications require the exchange of data,
there arises a need for a universal social networking layer on the Web that
requires a flexible and universal data exchange formalism. The combination of
Social Computing Systems (mainly Web 2.0) and the Semantic Web could utilize
the advantages of these approaches to address the the current challenges on the Web.
The goal of this workshop is to examine the key data management research challenges
at the intersection of Social Computing Systems and the Semantic Web, to promote novel
research in the area of data semantics for Social Computing Systems, and to identify
the state-of-the-art technologies, applications, and systems for successfully
enabling the next generation of the Web. This workshop aims to bring together
researchers, industry affiliates, and practitioners from the fields of databases,
information systems, Social Web, Semantic Web and distributed systems.
The program of the workshop will be a combination of invited talks, presentations
of research papers, and discussions to foster interaction and exchange of ideas
among participants. In addition to standard Q&A sessions, we also expect to have
at least one panel discussion.
We solicit original papers reporting practical approaches addressing current
existing problems, efforts leading to broaden social involvement, work-in-progress
on the preliminary ideas and visions, demos and various system implementations.
Papers submitted to the workshop must not have been accepted for publication
elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference.
All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the
program committee. All submissions must be in English. Submissions must not
exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready paper style and should be submitted
in PDF format. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at:
Program Committee Members: Eugene Agichtein, Emory University, USA John Berslin, DERI Galway, Ireland Gobinda Chowdhury, University of Strathclyde, UK Li Ding, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA Hyoil Han, Drexel University, USA Tom Heath, Talis, UK Xing Jiang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Sin-Jae Kang, Daegu University, South Korea Yiannis Kompatsiaris, ITI, Greece Sebastian Kruk, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland Juanzi Li, Tsinghua University, China Adam Lindemann, Imindi Inc. USA Paul Miller, Talis, UK Nitya Narasimhan, Motorola Labs Jack Park, SRI International, USA John Paolillo, Indiana University, USA Yves Raimond, Queen Mary London University, UK Cui Tao, Brigham Young University, USA Yuri Tijerino, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan Ioan Toma, University of Innsbruck, Austria Li Xu, University of Arizona, USA Gui-Rong Xue, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Cong Yu, Yahoo!