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Workshop on Benchmarking Linked Data (BLINK)

October 18, 2016

BLINK will provide a forum where topics related to the evaluation (included, but not limited to, expressive power, usability and performance) of Linked Data Technologies for different steps of the Big Linked Data Chain can be discussed and elaborated upon.

Big Linked Data is starting to enter the new data economy. Systems are constantly being developed in order to support the booming exchange of data (existing in numerous formats) in the Web and the Enterprise. Big Linked Data standards and benchmarks can function as valuable tools to objectively depict and illustrate the level of adequacy and thus performance provided by the existing Linked Data systems.

This workshop aims to bring together a broad range of attendants interested in benchmarking Big Linked Data and aims at identifying collectively the specific needs and challenges of the domain in order to foster interdisciplinary collaborations towards attaining these challenges.

More specifically the objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Create a discussion forum where researchers and industrials can meet and discuss topics related to the performance of Linked Data systems, and
  • expose and initiate discussions on best practices, different application needs and scenarios related to Linked Data management.

Important Dates:

July 15th, 2016: Paper Submission Deadline

July 31st 2016: Notifications send to authors

August 25th 2016: Camera-ready papers for workshops

October 18th 2016 : Workshop

Workshop on Benchmarking Linked Data (BLINK)

An ISWC workshop – Kobe, Japan – October 18th, 2016

Call for Papers

Submission deadline: July 15th 2016

BLINK will provide a forum where topics related to the evaluation (included, but not limited to, expressive power, usability and performance) of Linked Data Technologies for different steps of the Big Linked Data Chain can be discussed and elaborated upon.

Big Linked Data is starting to enter the new data economy. Systems are constantly being developed in order to support the booming exchange of data (existing in numerous formats) in the Web and the Enterprise. Big Linked Data standards and benchmarks can function as valuable tools to objectively depict and illustrate the level of adequacy and thus performance provided by the existing Linked Data systems.

This workshop aims to bring together a broad range of attendants interested in benchmarking Big Linked Data and aims at identifying the specific needs and challenges of the domain in order to foster interdisciplinary collaborations towards attaining these challenges.

More specifically the objectives of this workshop are to:

  • create a discussion forum where researchers and industrials can meet and discuss topics related to the performance of Linked Data systems and
  • expose and initiate discussions on best practices, different application needs and scenarios related to Linked Data management.

Topics of Interest

We welcome contributions presenting experiences with benchmarking Linked Data technologies as well as technical contributions regarding the development of benchmarks for all aspects of the Linked Data/Big Data lifecycle. All domains (e.g., life science, social networks, smart cities, news, digital forensics, e-science and geo-spatial data management)  are welcome .

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Linked Data benchmarks
  • Linked Data benchmark evaluation
  • Linked Data processing chain
  • Tools and methodologies for the big linked data value chain:
    • generation and acquisition
    • analytics and processing
    • storage and curation
    • visualization and data access

This series of workshops are supported by H2020 European Project HOBBIT (Holistic Benchmarking of Big Linked Data), see http://project-hobbit.eu/.

Paper Submissions:

The workshop will accept two types of submissions: short papers (8 pages) will be either position papers or describe early works in the area of benchmarking. Long papers (up to 16 pages) will describe benchmarks, benchmarking techniques or benchmarking results along the linked data lifecycle. Details on the submission process can be found on http://project-hobbit.eu/events/iswc-2016/

Important Dates:

July 15th, 2016: paper submission deadline

July 31st 2016: Notifications send to authors

August 25th 2016: Camera-ready papers for workshops

October 18th 2016 : Workshop

The workshop is now accepting paper submissions. Long papers (up to 16 pages) and short papers (up to 8 pages) describing approaches or ideas / challenges on the topics of the workshop are invited.

Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions.

Papers should be submitted through the EasyChair system https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=blink2016 no later than midnight Hawaii time July 15th, 2016. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the workshop program committee. Accepted papers will be included in the ISWC 2016 Workshop on Benchmarking Linked Data (BLINK) proceedings.

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome
14:05 – 14:45 Keynote Talk by Dr Stasinos Konstantopoulos, BigDataEurope: Platform Concept and Architecture and its Application to Data-Intensive Science

14:45 – 15:05 Venelin Kotsev, Nikos Minadakis, Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Orri Erling, Irini Fundulaki and Atanas Kiryakov. Benchmarking RDF Query Engines: The case of Semantic Publishing Benchmark

15:05 – 15:25 Mirko Spasić, Milos Jovanovik and Arnau Prat-Pérez. An RDF Dataset Generator for the Social Network Benchmark with Real-World Coherence
15:25 – 15:45 Tzanina Saveta, Evangelia Daskalaki, Giorgos Flouris, Irini Fundulaki and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo. How well does your instance matching system perform? Experimental evaluation with LANCE.

15:45 – 16:05 Coffee Break

16:05 – 16:25 Antonis Troumpoukis, Angelos Charalambidis, Giannis Mouchakis, Stasinos Konstantopoulos, Ronald Siebes, Victor de Boer, Stian Soiland-Reyes and Daniela Digles. Developing a Benchmark Suite for Semantic Web Data from Existing Workflows
16:25 – 16:45 Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Giorgos Flouris, Irini Fundulaki, Kostas Stefanidis and Giannis Roussakis. Versioning for Linked Data: Archiving Systems and Benchmarks
16:45 – 17:05 Davide Lanti, Guohui Xiao and Diego Calvanese. Fast and Simple Data Scaling for OBDA Benchmarks
17:05 – 17:30 Discussion & Closing

Title: BigDataEurope: Platform Concept and Architecture and its Application to Data-Intensive Science

Abstract: Big Data Europe (BDE) is an EU-funded project that develops a powerful, flexible, and customisable platform that for scalable data ingestion, integration, and processing. BDE publishes a collection of Docker containers that integrate the well-known tools of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. BDE also develops components that integrate Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies into the Big Data ecosystem. The talk will present the platform as a whole, with a special focus on its Semantic Web-related aspects and capabilities. The talk will also discuss potential applications to data-intensive science and technology and the advantages of the introduction of semantics.

Resume: Dr Stasinos Konstantopoulos, MEng in Computer Engineering and Informatics (University of Patras, Greece, 1997), MSc in Artificial Intelligence (Edinburgh University, U.K., 1998), PhD on Computational Logic and Language Technology (Groningen University, the Netherlands, 2003) has been affiliated to the Software and Knowledge Engineering Lab, Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, NCSR “Demokritos” since 2004. His research interests are artificial intelligence and data management where he has published extensively, has reviewed for journals, and has been on the programme and organizing committees of conferences including chairing the programme committee of the 2010 Conference of the Greek AI Society (SETN 2010). Since 2012 Stasinos has been leading core technical work packages in Intelligent Data Mangement and Big Data projects. He also currently leads the Data Engineering Group of the Software and Knowledge Engineering Lab. Finally, Stasinos is also actively involved in W3C activities and has participated in various Working Groups and Community Groups since 2007. He currently participates in the Permissions and Obligations Working Group.

Organising Committee

  • Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Institute for Applied Informatics, Leipzig, Germany
  • Anastasia Krithara, National Center for Scienti c Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece
  • Irini Fundulaki, ICS-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Program Committee

  • Giorgos Flouris, ICS-FORTH, Greece
  • Olaf Hartig, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
  • Anastasios Kementsietsidis, Google Research, USA
  • Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Greece
  • Tom de Nies, iMinds, Belgium
  • Larri Pey, UPC & Sparsity-Technologies, Spain
  • Juan Sequeda, CAPSENTA, USA
  • Mirko Spasic, OpenLink, United Kingdom
  • Milos Jovanovik, OpenLink, United Kingdom
  • Kostas Stefanidis, University of Tampere, Finland
  • Manolis Terrovitis, IMIS – Athena, Greece
  • Ruben Verbogh, iMinds, Belgium
  • Ricardo Usbeck, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Muhammad Saleem, Institute for Applied Informatics, Leipzig, Germany
The proceedings of the workshop can be found here: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1700/

Details

Date:
October 18, 2016
Website:
http://iswc2016.semanticweb.org/

Venue

ISWC
Kobe, Japan + Google Map
Website:
http://iswc2016.semanticweb.org/