PROFILES 2016 : The 3rd International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling & fEderated Search for Linked Data (PROFILES’16)

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Friday 11 Mar 2016 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates May 29, 2016 - May 30, 2016
Conference Address Anissaras, Greece
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Conference Call for Papers

The 3rd International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling & fEderated Search

for Linked Data (PROFILES’16)

Venue: PROFILES 2016 is co-located with ESWC 2016 and takes place in

Anissaras, Crete, Greece.

Date: PROFILES 2016 will take place on one of the ESWC 2016 workshop

days – May 29 or May 30, 2016. Exact date to be announced.


The PROFILES’16 workshop aims to gather innovative query and search

approaches for large-scale, distributed and heterogeneous

linked datasets inline with dedicated approaches to analyse, describe

and discover endpoints, as an inherent task of query distribution.

PROFILES’16 will equally consider both novel scientific methods and

techniques for querying, assessment, profiling, and curation of

distributed datasets as well as the application perspective, such as the

innovative use of tools and methods for providing structured

knowledge about distributed datasets, their evolution and fundamentally,

means to search and query the Web of Data. The workshop will

provide a highly interactive forum for researchers in the fields of

Semantic Web and Linked Data, Databases, Semantic Search, Text Mining,

NLP and Information Retrieval.

The main areas of interest of PROFILES’16 include dataset/endpoint

analysis, profiling and discovery along with techniques for distributed

semantic search that take such profiles into account. In particular this


Dataset/endpoint analysis, profiling and discovery:

dataset profile representation (vocabularies, schemas)

novel applications and techniques for dataset profiling

automated approaches to dataset analysis and exploration

analysis/monitoring of dataset and graph dynamics

topic profiling of datasets

assessment of dataset schema conformance and evolution

dataset quality analysis for query routing

Distributed semantic search:

query routing taking into account relevance and quality of

distributed datasets

semantic annotation and expansion for keyword queries

keyword query interpretation and disambiguation for Linked Data

fusing, cleaning, ranking and refining search results

scalability & performance of distributed data queries

novel applications for federated search over Linked Data




We welcome the following types of contributions.

Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 15 pages) research papers

Poster abstracts and system demonstrations should not exceed 4 pages

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted

according to the Springer LNCS proceedings style.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the PC. Papers

will be evaluated according to their significance,

originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the

workshop. Please submit your contributions electronically

in PDF format via the Easychair system:




Friday March 11, 2016: Full & short research paper, poster & demo

submission deadline

Friday April 1, 2016: Notification of acceptance

Friday April 15, 2016: Camera-ready paper due




The complete set of papers will be published with the CEUR Workshop

Proceedings (, listed by the DBLP.




Elena Demidova (University of Southampton, UK)

Stefan Dietze (L3S Research Center, Germany)

Julian Szymanski (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)

John Breslin (NUI Galway, Ireland)




Charlie Abela, University of Malta

Alessandro Adamou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University

Marco Antonio Casanova, PUC – Rio

Mathieu D’aquin, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University

Enrico Daga, The Open University

Tom Heath, Open Data Institute

Saud Aljaloud, University of Southampton

Andreas Nürnberger, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg

Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim

Bernardo Pereira Nunes, PUC-Rio

Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton

Carlos Pedrinaci, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University

Raquel Trillo Lado, University of Zaragoza

Thomas Gottron, University of Koblenz-Landau

Simon Gottschalk, L3S Research Center, Germany

Dmitry Mouromtsev, ITMO University

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