9th Semantic Web Challenge
The overall objective of the challenge is to apply Semantic Web techniques in building online end-user applications that integrate, combine and deduce information needed to assist users in performing tasks. Intentionally, the challenge does not define specific task, data set, application domain or technology to be used because the potential applicability of the Semantic Web is very broad. Instead, a number of minimal criteria have been defined which allow people to submit a broad range of applications. In addition to the criteria, a number of specific desires have been formulated. The more desires are met by the application, the higher the score will be. The Semantic Web Challenge Advisory board also defines an additional goal every year based on the development of the Challenge.
As in previous years, the Semantic Web Challenge 2011 will consist of two tracks: the Open Track and the Billion Triples Track. The key difference between the two tracks is that the Billion Triples Track requires the participants to make use of the data set that has been crawled from the Web and is provided by the organizers. The Open Track has no such restrictions. As before, the Challenge is open to everyone from industry and academia. The authors of the best applications will be awarded prizes and featured prominently at special sessions during the conference.
The Semantic Web Challenge is advised by a board of experts working at universities and in private industry. The advisory board also act as a jury and award the best applications at the yearly International Semantic Web Conference. The Challenge is administered by the co-chairs Chris Bizer (FUB) and Andreas Harth (KIT), as the BTC Dataset Coordinator, PlanetData partners who supports the 9th Semantic Web Challenge.
Please submit your paper! The submissions due date: Friday September 30, 2011, 23:59 CET
The challenge will be co-located with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in Bonn, Germany, and will be held on October 23 or 24, 2011.
For further information please follow this link: http://challenge.semanticweb.org/