Personal Semantic Data on the Desktop and on the Web
|Papers due:||April 15 2011|
|Notification:||April 30 2011|
|Camera ready due:||May 10 2011|
Event in series Personal Semantic Data
- 1st May - Regrettably we've had to cancel PSD2011 due to the low number of submission. We are sorry!
- 14 April - Submission deadline extended to 20 April.
- 8 April - The PSD2011Challenge is announced!
- 22 March - OSCAF is our first sponsor!
- 14 March - The Call for Papers is out.
- 2 March 2011 - Best papers from the workshop will be considered for publication in the Special Issue on The Personal and Social Semantic Web of the Semantic Web Journal
- 28 February 2011 - Workshop page is up.
- 25 February 2011 - Workshop accepted at K-CAP 2011!
Following a successful first edition of the workshop, this second edition focuses on the challenges around managing Personal Semantic Data spread over multiple sources.
Personal Semantic Data is scattered over several media, and while semantic technologies are already successfully deployed on the Web as well as on the desktop, data integration is not always straightforward. The transition from the desktop to a distributed system for Personal Information Management (PIM) raises new challenges which need to be addressed. These challenges overlap areas related to human-computer interaction, user modeling, privacy and security, information extraction, retrieval and matching.
With the growth of the Web, a lot of personal information is kept online, on websites like Google, Amazon, Flickr, YouTube, Facebook. We also store pieces of personal information on our computers, on our phones and other devices. All the data is important, that's why we keep it, but managing such a fragmented system becomes a chore on its own instead of providing support and information for doing the tasks we have to do. Adding to the challenge are proprietary formats and locked silos (online or offline in applications).
The Semantic Web enables the creation of structured and interlinked data through the use of common vocabularies to describe it, and a common representation - RDF. Through projects like Linking Open Data (LOD), SIOC and FOAF, large amounts of data is available now on the Web in structured form, including personal information about people and their social relationships. Applying semantic technologies to the desktop resulted in the Semantic Desktop, which provides a framework for linking data on the desktop.
The challenge lies in extending the benefits of the semantic technologies across the borders of the different environments, and providing a uniform view of one's personal information regardless of where it resides, which vocabularies were used to describe it and how it is represented. Sharing personal semantic data is also challenging, with privacy and security being two of the most important and difficult issues to tackle.
- Paper presentations
- Demo session
- Lightning talks
 Topics of interest
The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
- Using personal semantic data
- Interlinking newly generated semantic data with existing sources
- Interlinking personal desktop data with Semantic Web data
- Mapping and synchronization of personal semantic data from heterogeneous sources
- Enriching desktop information with Web data
- New visualizations of mashed and hybrid personal data from the desktop and Web
- Trust and privacy issues
- Fusion of mobile, desktop and Web environments
- Searching and browsing personal social data across heterogeneous data sources and using heterogeneous interfaces
- Modeling of semantic information for personal and social use
 Important dates
15 April 201120 April 2011 - Submission deadline (extended)
30 April 2011- Author notification
10 May 2011- Camera-ready version
26 June 2011- Workshop dayCANCELLED
We welcome three types of papers:
- full papers - up to 8 pages,
- short papers - up to 4 pages,
- demo description - up to 2 pages.
Formatting should follow the K-CAP 2011 guidelines for paper submission.
Submit your paper via EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=psd2011
 Workshop chairs
- Laura Dragan, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
- Bernhard Schandl, Gnowsis.com, Vienna, Austria
- Tudor Groza, School of ITEE, The University of Queensland, Australia
- Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany
- Charlie Abela, Department of Intelligent Computer Systems, Faculty of ICT, University of Malta, Malta
- Stefan Decker, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
 Programme committee
- Cristina Baroglio - Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italy
- Diego Berrueta - CTIC Foundation, Gijon, Spain
- François Bry - Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany
- Jerome Euzenat - INRIA Grenoble Rhone-Alpes, France
- Fabien Gandon - INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
- Olaf Grebner - SAP Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Robert Jaeschke - University of Kassel, Germany
- William Jones - The Information School, University of Washington, USA
- Malte Kiesel - DFKI GmbH, Germany
- Erwin Leonardi - HP Labs, Singapore
- Knud Möller - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway
- Paola Monachesi - Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Daniel Olmedilla - Telefonica R&D, Spain
- Chris Staff - Department of Intelligent Computer Systems, Faculty of ICT, University of Malta, Malta
- Diman Todorov - Knowledge Engineering Systems Group, Cardiff University, UK
- Claudia Wagner - TU Graz, Austria
- Stefan Zander - Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria