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Towards a comprehensive call ontology for research 2.0


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  • 1. Towards a Comprehensive Call Ontology for Research 2.0
    Vladimir Tomberg, David Lamas, Mart Laanpere, Tallinn University;
    Wolfgang Reinhardt, University of Paderborn;
    JelenaJovanovic, University of Belgrade
    ICWL 2011, Graz, Austria
  • 2. Researcher and CfP
    Researchers spend a lot of time deleting dozens of useless CfPs from their email inboxes;
    They spend even more time looking for relevant CfPs on the Web;
    It is the very common situation when a researcher receives a word about an appropriate CfP a day after the submission deadline;
  • 3. The Challenge: Semantically enhanced CfP
    Can we target two opposite sides of the CfP publication process:
    Solutions for semantic search, filtering and recommendation of CfPs should be designed for researchers;
    Semantically rich tools and workflows for the dissemination of CfPs targeted at CfP providers;
  • 4. State of the Art: Where CfPs are now?
    Mailing Lists and Blogs;
    Web Based Services;
    Adding Semantics to HTML;
    Parsing Plain CfP Data;
    CfP Related Representation Frameworks
  • 5. Mailing Lists and Blogs
    Mailing lists’ examples:
    Not very efficient solution in terms of filtering data or semantic search;
    Ability of blogs to provide the semantic meaning for posts is limited by the RSS vocabulary
  • 6. Web Based Services
    Try to implement a semantic approach to processing the CfP data:
    Conference Alerts;
    Use HTML with no semantic markup;
    Limited, not compatible vocabularies
  • 7. Adding Semantics to HTML
    Technologies that support applying semantics to HTML:
    Microformats– has very limited vocabulary;
    RDFa– not a clear prospect after end of XHTML2;
    Microdata– a new player, almost isn’t used at all, no web browser supports microdata at the moment
  • 8. Parsing Plain CfP Data
    The first attempts were conducted in 1989;
    Absence of unified CfP vocabulary;
    Complex, multi-level structures of CfPs;
    Continuously extended types of data used in CfPs do not allow for overall data extraction
  • 9. CfP Related Representation Frameworks
    CfP vocabulary;
    LODE – Linking Open Descriptions of Events;
    ESWC2006 Conference Ontology;
    AKT Portal;
    SWRC – Semantic Web for Research Communities;
    SWPortal – Semantic Web Portal;
    SEDE – Scholarly Event Description Ontology
  • 10. Findings in Analysis of Existing CfP Practices
    Difference between the original CfPsand their analogues in WikiCFP– based on vocabulary web-form scaffolds event organizers to provide information in more standardised manner;
    We found that all used concepts can be categorised into six groups: Events, Places, Submissions, Publications, Dates, and People
  • 12. Call ontology: concepts for Events
  • 13. Call ontology: concepts for Submissions
  • 14. Call ontology: concepts for Dates
  • 15. Call ontology: concepts for Publications
  • 16. Call ontology: concepts for People and Organizations
  • 17. Two Usage Scenarios for Call Ontology
    Timeliner – a tool for supporting collaborative scientific writing;
    Novel conference management system ginkgo
  • 18. Timeliner
    Timeliner – concept of a mash-up tool supporting the orchestration of collaborative writing process;
    Timeliner aggregates CfP-related data into a joint multi-level timeline inspired by Gantt chart
    If CfP is accepted by user, all related deadlines (submission, acceptance, registration etc) and links to resources are placed on the timeline.
  • 19. Layered Timeliner architecture
  • 20. Ginkgo – Modern Conference Management System
    ginkgo supports Research 2.0 practices with all the phases and roles involved in the organization of events;
    ginkgo could apply the Call ontology presented here together with an easy-to-use editor;
    ginkgo would provide a SPARQL endpoint where crawler could access all available CfPs of events managed with the system
  • 21. Future Challenges
    The existing conference management systems should be examined for the purpose of services integration;
    Design of a service capable of aggregating and making use of semantic-rich CfP data generated by conference management systems. This service should:
    Consume advertised CfPs;
    Provide a structured and personalized access to such data for researchers
  • 22. Thanks for your attention!