Ubiquitous Personal Data
|Papers due:||August 15 2012|
|Notification:||August 31 2012|
|Camera ready due:||September 10 2012|
Event in series Personal Semantic Data
- 27 August 2012 - Due to the low number of submissions we have to cancel the workshop.
- 15 August 2012 - Due to several requests, the submission deadline is extended. The new deadline is on the 20th of August 2012.
- 12 July 2012 - The second call for papers.
- 1 June 2012 - The keynote will be presented by Leo Sauermann.
- 25 May 2012 - The Call for Papers is out.
- 22 May 2012 - Workshop page is up.
- 22 May 2012 - Workshop accepted at EKAW 2012!
Personal Data is Ubiquitous, there is no doubt about it.
While our time and energy resources remain constant, the amount of information that needs our attention grows exponentially with the advances in communications and information sharing tools. This explains why personal information management (PIM) is a domain of utmost importance and an active area of interest for research and industry alike.
The tools that we use to manage our personal information have evolved over time from the pen and paper day planners to their numerous digital replacements. The desktop used to be at the centre of the users’ PIM universe. However, the transition is made more and more towards mobile devices (the majority of which have Internet connectivity) and the Cloud. As more online services and applications become available to users and gain popularity, the boundaries between the desktop and the Web become less clear. The desktop is no longer the single access point to personal information, but one of many personal information sources.
Together with easier access to the information, continuous availability, hassle free backups and many other benefits, this split also led to increased fragmentation in personal data across multiple devices, as well as duplication and inconsistency. Desktop and online data silos add to the ever-increasing difficulty of managing such personal information. Social networks and online storage raise many privacy issues, and bring up problems of provenance, trust and security. Consequently, personal information requires more effort by the individual to synchronize, search through and browse - in short, it becomes harder to manage.
The focus of this workshop series is on how technology can improve the user’s experience and relieve some of the stress associated with managing disparate information, online, as well as offline.
The Semantic Web has gained considerable momentum, especially through initiatives like Linked Open Data, which have generated a vast amount of structured data available on the Web. The Semantic Desktop is the result of applying Semantic Web technologies to the desktop, to better interlink personal data and make it easier to search, browse and organise. It lifted the data from the application silos and non-standard formats to a standard RDF-based representation, described using commonly agreed-upon ontologies, enabling queries across data-silos as if they were a single information space.
Personal data is ubiquitous - scattered over several devices, online or offline. 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 PIM raises new (and old) challenges, which represent the subject of this workshop. Related research is being conducted in several disciplines like human-computer interaction, privacy and security, information extraction and matching. Through this workshop we would like to enable cross-domain collaborations to further advance the use of technologies from the Semantic Web and the Web of Data for Personal Information Management, and to explore and discuss approaches for improving PIM through the use of vast amounts of (semantic) information available online. In turn, this workshop is of interest to researchers in the areas of PIM, Linked Data, Web Sciences, Social Collaboration, and more.
- Opening – Introduction of the goals of the workshop and the topics covered by the papers.
- Keynote – Leo Sauermann will be our keynote speaker this year.
- Paper presentations.
- Challenge / Demo session – Authors mentioning or describing systems or applications in their papers will have the chance to present demos and receive live feedback from the workshop attendees. The best demo will receive a prize.
- Lightning talks – 5 minute talks.
- Discussion – Open-ﬂoor discussion moderated by the workshop chairs.
 Topics of interest
Within the general topic of ubiquitous data, the focus of this edition of the workshop is on privacy and security when managing personal data on multiple heterogeneous environments, devices and platforms as well as the related areas of provenance and establishing trust.
The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
- Privacy and Security of personal data
- Trust, Security and Reputation
- Data ownership, re-use rights
- Data sharing
- Issues of privacy and security of personal data in distributed environments
- Trade-offs between preserving privacy and providing useful functionality
- Collaboration and team information management
- Data integration
- Automatic mashups
- Synchronization and update
- Inconsistency handling
- Entity matching on personal data
- User studies
- User evaluations
- Usage mining
- BIG data / small data
- Enhancing personal data with Linked Data
- OLAP and Analytic tools
- Visualization of Big Data
- Streaming Data Processing
- Evaluation Technologies
- Context Modeling, Representation, Recognition, Detection and Acquisition within Activities
- Context-aware Adaptation
- Issues of time, dynamics and information ageing
- Contextual User Profiles
- Usage and processing of personal data in real-world applications (e.g., social networking, enterprise solutions, etc.)
- Project and experience reports
 Important dates
15 August20 August 2012 – Submission deadline (extended)
- 31 August 2012 – Author notiﬁcation
- 10 September 2012 – Camera-ready version
- 8-9 October 2012 – Workshop
We welcome three types of papers:
- full papers - up to 12 pages,
- short papers - up to 6 pages,
- demo description - up to 2 pages.
Formatting should follow the LNCS guidelines.
Submit your paper via EasyChair
 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
- Fabian Abel - Web Information Systems Group, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Vikas Agrawal - Software Engineering and Technology Labs (SETLabs), Infosys Technologies Limited, India
- Richard Boardman - Upstart User Experience
- Shlomo Berkovsky - NICTA, Australia
- Luca Costabello - INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
- Olaf Grebner - SAP Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Seda Gürses - K.U. Leuven, Belgium
- Robert Jaeschke - L3S, Germany
- William Jones - The Information School, University of Washington, USA
- Malte Kiesel - DFKI GmbH, Germany
- Sebastian Labitzke - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
- Erwin Leonardi - HP Labs, Singapore
- Knud Möller - Talis Systems Ltd.
- Paola Monachesi - Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Viviana Patti - Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Torino, Italy
- Sven Schwarz - DFKI GmbH, Germany
- Chris Staff - Department of Intelligent Computer Systems, Faculty of ICT, University of Malta, Malta
- Diman Todorov - Knowledge Engineering Systems Group, Cardiff University, UK
- Massimo Valla - Telecom Italia Labs, Torino, Italy
- Serena Villata - INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
- Claudia Wagner - TU Graz, Austria
- Stefan Zander - Department of Distributed and Multimedia Systems, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria