CFP: 1st International workshop on Building Web Observatories @websci13 – DL: 20 March

Hello All – we are organising a workshop on building Web Obervatories at ACM WebSci13. 2-3 page position papers are invited – the deadline is 20 March.

It will be a great opportunity for discussion on the challenges of building interoperable Web Observatories.

Best
Thanassis

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1st International workshop on Building Web Observatories
Paris, 1 May 2013

https://sites.google.com/site/bwebobs13

co-located with the ACM Web Science Conference 2013

http://www.websci13.org

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 20 MARCH 2013 23.59 CET
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In an age of “big data” it is no longer a concern to get access to data per se but rather to find the relevant data in a vast ocean of keyword search results. As the store of data grows inexorably our focus inevitably moves from an unsorted Web of documents to a collated, curated and contextualised Web of data. Web Observatories are providing unique opportunities to bring together datasets and analytic tools by actively engaging with research communities. There are significant challenges in deploying Web Observatories that need to be discussed. At the same time, performing analytics on a global scale across interoperable Web Observatories holds the promise of further insights and value to the academia, business and society.

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TOPICS
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This workshop aims to bring together researchers involved in building Web Observatories to discuss opportunities, challenges and best practices, as well as guidelines for Web Observatory interoperability. Discussion will involve the following topics:

* Building consensus on the functional aspects of Web observatories.
* Best practice on deploying and managing Web observatories.
* Harvesting, cataloguing and discovering datasets on the Web.
* Interoperability of datasets and analytics methods and tools.

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SUBMISSION
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Position papers in the following areas are invited:

* Building Web Observatories; functional aspects, architectures and best practices.
* Linking Web Observatories; interoperability challenges and guidelines.

Position papers need to be 2-3 pages long in LNCS format and they can be submitted at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bwebobs13

All accepted position papers will be included in the online proceedings and their authors will be invited to provide a poster, which will be presented in the area outside the workshop rooms during the break.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to give a 10 minute presentation and sit on a panel; there will be two panels, one for each of the above areas.

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DATES
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Paper submission deadline: 20 March 2013
Acceptance notifications: 27 March 2013
Camera-ready version due: 3 April 2013

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PROCEEDINGS
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The workshop proceedings will be published on EPrints and on the WSTnet Web Observatory website http://webscience.org/web-observatory/

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE
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Wendy Hall, University of Southampton, UK
David de Roure, University of Oxford, UK
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, UK
Ramine Tinati, University of Southampton, UK

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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
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Programme chairs

Wendy Hall, University of Southampton, UK
David de Roure, University of Oxford, UK

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