[Air-L] Extended deadline for JCDL workshop STLR2011: Semantic Web Technologies for Libraries and Readers

Jodi Schneider jschneider at pobox.com
Fri Apr 29 09:42:31 PDT 2011

Due to several requests, the STLR 2011 submission deadline has been extended to May 8th. We look forward to your demos, posters, and research papers.

Since JCDL workshops are split over two half-days, we're pleased to announce *two* keynote speakers: Bernhard Haslhofer of the University of Vienna and Cathy Marshall of Microsoft Research.

Please get in touch if you have questions!

The 1st Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies for Libraries and Readers
STLR 2011
June 16 (PM) - 17 (AM) 2011

Co-located with the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)
Ottawa, Canada

While Semantic Web technologies are successfully being applied to library
catalogs and digital libraries, the semantic enhancement of books and other
electronic media is ripe for further exploration. Connections between
envisioned and emerging scholarly objects (which are doubtless social and
semantic) and the digital libraries in which these items will be housed,
encountered, and explored have yet to be made and implemented. Likewise,
mobile reading brings new opportunities for personalized, context-aware
interactions between reader and material, enriched by information such as
location, time of day and access history.

This full-day workshop, motivated by the idea that reading is mobile,
interactive, social, and material, will be focused on semantically enhancing 
electronic media as well as on the mobile and social aspects of the Semantic Web 
for electronic media, libraries and their users. It aims to bring together 
practitioners and developers involved in semantically enhancing electronic media 
(including documents, books, research objects, multimedia materials and digital libraries) 
as well as academics researching more formal aspects of the interactions between 
such resources and their users. We also particularly invite entrepreneurs and 
developers interested in enhancing electronic media using Semantic Web 
technologies with a user-centered approach.

We invite the submission of papers, demonstrations and posters which
describe implementations or original research that are related (but are not
limited) to the following areas of interest:

- Strategies for semantic publishing (technical, social, and economic)
- Approaches for consuming semantic representations of digital documents and electronic media
- Open and shared semantic bookmarks and annotations for mobile and
device-independent use
- User-centered approaches for semantically annotating reading lists and/or
library catalogues
- Applications of Semantic Web technologies for building personal or
context-aware media libraries
- Approaches for interacting with context-aware electronic media (e.g.
location-aware storytelling, context-sensitive mobile applications, use of
geolocation, personalization, etc.)
- Applications for media recommendations and filtering using Semantic Web
- Applications integrating natural language processing with approaches for
semantic annotation of reading materials
- Applications leveraging the interoperability of semantic annotations for
aggregation and crowd-sourcing
- Approaches for discipline-specific or task-specific information sharing
and collaboration
- Social semantic approaches for using, publishing, and filtering scholarly
objects and personal electronic media

*EXTENDED* Paper submission deadline: May 8th 2011
Acceptance notification: June 1st 2011
Camera-ready version: June 8th 2011

Bernhard Haslhofer, University of Vienna
Cathy Marshall, Microsoft Research

Each submission will be independently reviewed by 2-3 program committee

India Amos, Textist, Design Editor at Jubilat, USA
Emmanuelle Bermes, Centre Pompidou Virtuel, France
Mark Bernstein, Eastgate Systems Inc., USA
Uldis Bojars, National Library of Latvia, Latvia
Peter Brantley, Internet Archive, USA
Dan Brickley, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Guillaume Cabanac, University of Toulouse, France
Tyng-Ruey Chuang, Acamedia Sinica, Taiwan
Paolo Ciccarese, Harvard Medical School, USA
Tim Clark, Harvard Medical School, USA
Liza Daly,Threepress Consulting Inc., USA
Kai Eckert, Mannheim University Library, Germany
Tudor Groza, University of Queensland, Australia
Michael Hausenblas, DERI, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Antoine Isaac, Vrije University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Piotr Kowalczyk, Poland
Brian O'Leary, Magellan Media Partners, USA
Steve Pettifer, University of Manchester, UK
Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina, USA
Ross Singer, Talis, USA
William Waites, Open Knowledge Foundation, UK
Rob Warren, University of Waterloo, Canada

Alison Callahan, Dept of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Michel Dumontier, Dept of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Jodi Schneider, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
Dr. Lars Svensson, German National Library

Please use PDF format for all submissions. Semantically annotated versions
of submissions, and submissions in novel digital formats, are encouraged and will be accepted in addition to a PDF version.

All submissions must adhere to the following page limits:
Full length papers: maximum 8 pages
Demonstrations: 2 pages
Posters: 1 page

Use the ACM template for formatting:

Submit using EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=stlr2011

Questions? Email stlrworkshop2011 at gmail.com

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