Colocated with ESWC 2008
June 2, 2008
- July 10th: Workshop proceedings are available on CEUR-WS.org
- June 21st: Impressions from the Workshop are available on Flickr.com
- June 2nd: Congratulations to Benjamin Nowack for winning the Semantic Web Scripting Challenge 2008 for his entry SPARQLBot – the Semantic Web Commandline!
- May 21: Workshop Programme published.
- April 4: The SFSW2008 notification have been sent out — congratulations if your paper was accepted and better luck next time if not. The list of accepted papers can be found under preliminary program.
- March 6: Deadline Extended! Due to numerous requests the deadline for all types of submissions has been extended to Friday 14th March 2008, 11:59pm Hawaii time.
Note: may be subject to change
09:00 – 10:30: Languages and Development (Chair: Chris Bizer)
- 09:00-09:30: XSLT+SPARQL: Scripting the Semantic Web with SPARQL embedded into XSLT stylesheets (Slides)
Diego Berrueta, Jose Emilio Labra and Ivan Herman.
Sebastian Dietzold, Sebastian Hellmann and Martin Peklo.
- 10:00-10:30: RDF in JSON (Slides)
10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00: Publishing (Chair: Tom Heath)
- 11:00-11:30: Neologism: Easy Vocabulary Publishing (Slides) (Demo)
Cosmin Basca, Stéphane Corlosquet, Richard Cyganiak, Sergio Fernández and Thomas Schandl.
- 11:30-12:00: Cooking HTTP content negotiation with Vapour (Slides)
Diego Berrueta, Sergio Fernández and Iván Frade.
- 12:00-12:30: Publishing and Using Ontologies as Mash-Up Services (Slides) (Demo)
Kim Viljanen, Jouni Tuominen and Eero Hyvönen.
- 12:30-13:00: Scripting User Contributed Interlinking (Slides) (Demo)
Michael Hausenblas, Wolfgang Halb and Yves Raimond.
13:00 – 14:30: Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00: Applications (Chair: Gunnar Grimnes)
- 14:30-15:00: Microblogging: A Semantic Web and Distributed Approach
Alexandre Passant, Tuukka Hastrup, Uldis Bojars and John Breslin.
- 15:00-15:30: World of WebCraft – Mashing up World of Warcraft and the Web (Slides)
- 15:30-16:00: The Talia library platform – Rapidly building a digital library on Rails (Slides)
Daniel Hahn, Michele Nucci and Michele Barbera.
16:00 – 16:30: Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:00: Scripting Challenge (Chair: Gunnar Grimnes)
- RDF2FS — A Unix File System RDF Store
Michael Sintek and Gunnar Grimnes.
- A Distributed Semantic Microblogging Platform
Alexandre Passant, Tuukka Hastrup, Uldis Bojars and John Breslin.
- SPARQLBot – The Semantic Web Command Line
- MOAW — URI’s Everywhere
Laurian Gridinoc and Mathieu d’Aquin.
- Ruby Semantic Web Pipes
Daniel Hahn and Michele Barbera.
The workshop goals are to:
- bring together developers of the RDF base infrastructure for scripting languages with practitioners building applications using these languages,
- investigate on the role of scripting languages in the process of populating the Semantic Web with Linked Data,
- showcase innovative scripting applications that consume Linked Data from the Semantic Web.
The special focus of this years workshop is the creation of Semantic Web data through social interactions as well as applications that integrate socially-created data across communities. The concept of Social Software was coined to characterize a variety of software and services on the Web, which enable new ways of communication and exploit social interactions for creating large content bases from a multitude of user contributions. The logical follow up question that is currently discussed is the role that Semantic Web technologies will play for interlinking and integrating data between these content bases. Therefore, we especially encourage work on providing Semantic Web access to socially-created content bases as well as approaches that facilitate Semantic Web technologies for integrating data from different content bases.
The workshop will follow the tradition and include a scripting challenge which will award an industry sponsored prize to the most innovative scripting application.
Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Semantic Web frameworks and APIs for scripting languages
- RDF repositories and query languages implemented using scripting languages
- Semantic Web publishing and data syndication frameworks
- Approaches to providing Linked Data views on socially-created content bases
- Approaches to crawling Web data and querying distributed data on the Web
- Semantic Web applications using scripting languages
- Approaches to using Semantic Web technologies for integrating data across socially-created content bases and user communities
- Mashups that combine Linked Data from the Web with data from Web 2.0 data sources such as Google, Yahoo, flickr, Amazon or eBay
- Wikis, weblogs, data syndicatio and content management applications using RDF
- Scripting applications for visualizing Web data.
- Semantic Web Mining and Social Network Analysis
- Approaches to RDF-izing existing web-content, such as RDFa, microformats, GRDDL
- Mashups that demonstrate the novel capabilities of Semantic Web technologies
- Rapid development techniques for the Semantic Web
- Employment of scripting language characteristics for Semantic Web development
- Scalability and benchmarks of Semantic Web scripting applications
- Details on the Scripting Challenge 2008!
We seek three kinds of submissions:
- Full papers - should not exceed 12 pages in length.
- Short papers - are expected up to 6 pages.
- Scripting Challenge Submissions - 2 page description of the application, ideally accompanied with the source code and a link to an online demo.
Full papers, short papers and will be presented at the workshop and included into the workshop proceedings. Papers will be peer-reviewed by three independent reviewers. Scripting challenge submissions may be presented at the workshop by their authors. The descriptions of the submissions will be included into the workshop proceedings.
We strongly recommend the use of semantic metadata and annotations with all SFSW submissions. SALT (Semantically Annotated LaTeX) is an easy-to-use toolkit providing such functionality.
The submission site is now closed.
- Submission deadline: March 7, 2008
- Extended to: Friday 14th March 2008, 11:59pm Hawaii time
- Notication of acceptance: April 4, 2008
- Camera-ready paper submission: April 18, 2008
- Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig, Germany and University of Pennsylvania
- Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, DFKI Knowledge Management Lab, Germany
- Tom Heath, Talis Information Ltd, United Kingdom
- Benjamin Nowack, semsol, Germany
- Claudia Müller, University of Potsdam, Germany
- Dan Brickley, Semantic Web Vapourware, UK
- Danny Ayers, Talis, UK
- David Aumüller, Universität Leipzig, Germany
- Denny Vrandecic, AIFB, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany
- Edd Dumbill, Useful Information Company, United Kingdom
- Eero Hyvönen, Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Finland
- Elias Torres, IBM, USA
- Eyal Oren, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Giovanni Tummarello, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
- Gregory Williams, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
- Jens Lehmann, Universität Leipzig, Germany
- Laurian Gridinoc, KMi, The Open University, UK
- Leigh Dodds, Ingenta, United Kingdom
- Libby Miller, Joost, United Kingdom
- Masahide Kanzaki, Keio University, Japan
- Matt Biddulph, Dopplr, United Kingdom
- Michael Hausenblas, Joanneum Research, Austria
- Morten Høybye Frederiksen, MFD Consult, Denmark
- Nadeem Shabir, Talis, UK
- Richard Cyganiak, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
- Sandro Hawke, W3C/MIT, USA
- Santtu Toivonen, Idean Enterprises, Finland
- Sean Palmer, Independent Developer, United Kingdom
- Sebastian Dietzold, Universität Leipzig, Germany
- Sebastian Schaffert, salzburg research, Austria
- Stefan Dietze, KMi, The Open University, UK
- Uldis Bojars, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
- Vlad Tanasescu, KMi, The Open University, UK