Best Poster Award at ISWC 2016

ISWC2016BestPosterWe are very happy to announce that Olaf Hartig has won the Peoples’ Choice Best Poster Award at the 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016), which is the main conference in our field. The research presented on the poster is joint work with Carlos Buil-Aranda from the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile.

The poster is titled “Reducing the Network Load of Triple Pattern Fragments by Supporting Bind Joins.” You may want to read the poster paper, and there is also a Web page for this work. Additionally, a full research paper about this work (title: “Bindings-Restricted Triple Pattern Fragments“) will be published in the proceedings of the ODBASE 2016 conference; an extended pre-print of this paper is already available.

LiU Semantic Web research at ISWC 2016

ISWC2016 LogoNext week a couple of use will travel to Kobe, Japan, to present our work in the 15th edition of the annual International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016). In particular, we will present the following two research papers:

  • User Validation in Ontology Alignment” by Zlatan Dragisic, Valentina Ivanova, Patrick Lambrix, Daniel Faria, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, and Catia Pesquita (download a pre-print of the paper), and
  • Walking without a Map: Ranking-Based Traversal for Querying Linked Data” by Olaf Hartig and M. Tamer Özsu (pre-print, and extended version).

Furthermore, Valentina Ivanova will present her PhD project in the doctoral consortium of the conference (title of Valentina’s DC paper: “Applications of Large Displays: Advancing User Support in Large Scale Ontology Alignment“), and we have two posters in the poster session, namely “Representing RDF Stream Processing Queries in RSP-SPIN” by Robin Keskisärkkä (poster paper) and “Reducing the Network Load of Triple Pattern Fragments by Supporting Bind Joins” by Olaf Hartig and Carlos Aranda-Buil (poster paper).

In addition to these contributions to the main conference, some of us are co-organizers of research workshops and challenges co-located with the conference, that is:

  • The 7th Int. Workshop on Consuming Linked Data (COLD 2016) is co-organized by Olaf Hartig,
  • The 2nd Int. Workshop on Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data (VOILA 2016) is co-organized by Valentina Ivanova and Patrick Lambrix, and
  • The 7th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (WOP 2016) is co-organized by Karl Hammar.
  • Zlatan Dragisic, Valentina Ivanova, Huanyu Li and Patrick Lambrix organized the Anatomy track and co-organized the Interactive track of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI 2016). The results are reported at the Ontology Matching Workshop (OM 2016).

Moreover, in the VOILA workshop, our Patrick Lambrix, Zlatan Dragisic, and Valentina Ivanova, together with Craig Anslow, have a paper titled “Visualization for Ontology Evolution” (read the paper); Karl Hammar is co-author of two papers in the WOP workshop, titled “Template-Based Content ODP Instantiation” (paper) and “How to Document Ontology Design Patterns” (paper). Last but not least, Robin Keskisärkkä has a paper about “Query Templates for RDF Stream Processing” in the Stream Reasoning Workshop (SR 2016).

We are looking forward to having a good time at ISWC in Kobe. If you happen to be there as well and want to talk to any of us, don’t be shy, just approach us.