Semantic Data Management Video Journal Vol.2

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The Video Journal of Semantic Data Management represents an innovative and multimedial way of publishing and sharing current research in the area of Semantic Data Management. It calls for presentations on original and high-quality research describing the role of Semantic Web technologies, Linked Data, and ontologies for Data Management.

We welcome video recordings of research covering a wide range of topics, including presentations on full research papers, application reports, systems and tools, ontology papers, surveys, as well as dataset reports as long as they clearly relate to challenges and opportunities arising from processing and managing data with the added value of semantics.

The submissions will undergo a peer-review process by the editors and members of the editorial board and will be rated in terms of relevance to the scope of the journal, research and educational content but also in terms of entertainment value, presentation and level of accessibility of the topic.

Topics include but are not limited to

1.      Semantic repositories and databases

  • Storage schemas optimized for RDF data
  • Reasoning supported by data management infrastructures
  • Indexing structures for schema-less or schema-relaxed semantic data, storage
  • Density and performance improvements
  • Efficient query processing
  • Embedded semantic data processing (stored procedures and storage engine extension APIs)

2.      Semantic access to legacy data

  • Efficient publishing from and to other data formats (e.g. XML, relational data) from RDF and ontologies
  • Semantic query optimization techniques;

3.     Virtualized semantic stores and scalability

  • Identification and composition of (fragments of) data sets by abstracting the applications from the specific set-up of the data management service (e.g., local vs. remote and distribution)
  • Semantic data partitioning
  • Replication
  • Federation on the cloud

4.     Exploratory semantic searching and browsing

  • Dataspaces for the Semantic Web
  • Semantic data analytics
  • Data dynamics
  • Emergent data semantics
  • Data- and query- specific strategies for dynamic data materialization
  • Adaptive, multi-query optimization
  • Multi-modal retrieval (quantitative and statistical) and ranking algorithms (FTS, co-occurrence, concordance, temporal, spatial);

5.     Security and privacy

  • Access control specification languages and enforcement strategies
  • Consistency checking of access control policies
  • Incremental maintenance of security annotations
  • Privacy aware access control models 

6.     Traceability and trustworthiness

  • Probabilistic RDF data and query answering
  • Provenance models for SPARQL queries and RDFS/OWL programs
  • Provenance models of dataflows and mash-ups
  • Automated reasoning over abstract provenance information
  • Efficient storage and querying of provenance data 

7.     Benchmarking

  • Foundations, methods and tools for semantic systems benchmarking
  • Performance evaluation of existing semantic query, update and reasoning services
  • Analysis of synthetic and real large-scale semantic data repositories

Important Dates

  • Video submission deadline: 21 June 2013, 23:59 CET
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 July 2013
  • Camera-ready submission: 10 July 2013
  • Conference: 16 July 2013

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  • Rules for file format, size and content:
  • Max file size: 10 Gb (uploading will take at least 1 minute per MB, so smaller files are better, but keep in mind that audio/video quality must be decent) 
  • Max length: 5 minutes
  • Format: should be in AVI, Windows Media, FLV or MPEG4 format. You can try others, but you may encounter problems. 
  • Your video must be scientific, eloquent, with usage of additional visual material such as tables, slides, code.
  • Do not upload materials for which you do not hold the copyright. Upload only if you have been given permissions by third work parties. That includes background music, slides, tables, visual components.
  • You may display your logo, telephone number, e-mail address and/or URL in your video. 
  • Tips for submitting videos users will like:
    • Short (5 slides -5 minutes long) videos tend to go over best. If you have a video that is significantly longer, we recommend breaking it up into shorter content chunks so viewers watch the whole thing. Follow the same pattern for a written paper.
    • If you're taking the video yourself, a tripod can be a huge help. Wobbly camera work can be distracting.
    • Try not to go crazy with your editing program. Most of them offer a lot of cool transitional effects, title options, etc., but if you use too many they will overshadow the content of your video.
    • We welcome professionally produced video, submitted either by you or by a production company. 
    • Make sure the content is fresh and accurate, as this is your self-promotion in the community. Remember that the journal’s editorial board will be watching these videos and later the whole pool of users at
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    • Please make sure the title and description are in English..
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    • You can upload as many video papers as you want.
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