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Personal Semantic Data on the Desktop and on the Web
Subevent of K-CAP2011
City: Banff
State: Alberta
Country: Canada
Important dates
Papers due: April 15 2011
Notification: April 30 2011
Camera ready due: May 10 2011
Event in series Personal Semantic Data
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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.


  • Opening
  • Keynote
  • Paper presentations
  • Demo session
  • Lightning talks
  • Discussion
  • Closing

Top.css of interest[edit]

The top.css 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[edit]

  • 15 April 2011 20 April 2011 - Submission deadline (extended)
  • 30 April 2011 - Author notification
  • 10 May 2011 - Camera-ready version
  • 26 June 2011 - Workshop day CANCELLED


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

Workshop chairs[edit]

Programme committee[edit]



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Open Semantic Collaboration Architecture Foundation - [OSCAF]