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        1.    Leo Ferres, Semantics of Visual ObjectsWWW 2010

Message 1: Semantics of Visual ObjectsWWW 2010
Date: 14-Jan-2010
From: Leo Ferres <leoinf.udec.cl>
Subject: Semantics of Visual ObjectsWWW 2010
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Full Title: Semantics of Visual ObjectsWWW 2010
Short Title: SEMVO 2010

Date: 27-Feb-2010 - 27-Feb-2010
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Contact Person: Leo Ferres
Meeting Email: lferresccs.carleton.ca
Web Site: http://semanticscience.org/workshop/semvo/semvo2010/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

The First Workshop on the Semantics of Visual Objects (SemVO 2010)
Co-Located with the Nineteenth International World Wide Web Conference
(WWW2010), in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, April 27, 2010 (morning).

A conference about logical/formal approaches to visual objects.

First Call for Papers

Topics and Content
Visual representations (charts, graphs, diagrams) of heterogeneous data (numeric
trends, social networks, molecular structures) play an important role in human
communication. Yet most of the visual objects (VOs) published on the World Web
Web are only available as unstructured raster images, thus depriving us of the
ability to explore and query their contents. This workshop aims to expose raw
data contained within VOs (maintaining the visual information) using Semantic
Web technologies so as to facilitate interoperability, data sharing, granular
annotation, common visual rendering and ultimately, question answering and
knowledge discovery.

Topics of interest:
- Automatic and manual representation of visual of objects with RDF and OWL
- Information extraction and integration
- Rich media and granularity of data representation
- Natural-language-based semantics for visual scenes
- Spatial and temporal logics for reasoning with VOs
- Querying visual objects
- Domain-specific query languages for VO knowledgebases
- Complexity of reasoning with visual objects
- Architectures for storing and querying over large numbers of VOs
- VO-based web services and service oriented computing
- Ontologies and terminologies of VOS
- Templating and dynamic interfaces for searching VOs
- Evaluation methodologies for VO annotation and search

Workshop Format and Attendance:
This will be a half day workshop, including two highlight presentations,
technical talks and demonstrations on Semantic Web enabled visual objects.

Workshop Chair
- Michel Dumontier (Carleton University, Canada) [michel_dumontiercarleton.ca]
- Leo Ferres (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile) [leoinf.udec.cl]

Program Committee
- Christopher Baker, University of New Brunswick
- Colin Batchelor, Royal Society of Chemistry
- Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine
- Kei Cheung, Yale University
- Tim Clark, Massachussetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
- Melanie Courtot, Terry Fox Laboratories
- Jim Davis, Carleton University
- Max Egenhofer, University of Main
- Stephanie Elzer, Millersville University
- Claudio Gutierrez, U. de Chile
- John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey
- Simon Harper, Manchester University
- Rinke Hoekstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- John Madden, Duke University
- James Malone, EBI
- Bjoern Peters, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
- Elgar Pichler, AstraZeneca
- Nigam Shah, Stanford University

Important Dates
- Deadline for long and short papers: February 15, 2010
- Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2010
- Camera-ready: April 1, 2010
- Workshop: April 27, 2010 (morning)

(All times Midnight Hawaii Standard Time)

More details:

Authors are invited to submit original contributions of practical relevance and
technical rigor, experience reports, and show case / use case demonstrations
of effective, practical technologies or applications in applying semantic
technologies to visual objects.

Papers must be in English and may be submitted at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semvo2010 as:
- Full Papers (10 pages)
- Short Papers (4 pages)
- Position Statements (2 pages)

Please upload all submissions as PDF files in LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Submissions will be peer-
reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical
soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Publication details will be posted to the workshop web site,
http://semanticscience.org/workshop/semvo2010/, as they become available.
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