In the past few years, a push for open reproducible research has led to a proliferation of community efforts for publishing datasets, software and methods, described in scientific publications. These efforts underpin research outcomes much more explicitly accessible. However, the actual time and effort required to achieve this new form of scientific communication remains a key barrier to reproducibility. Furthermore, scientific experiments are becoming increasingly complex, and ensuring that research outcomes become understandable, interpretable, reusable and reproducible is still a challenge. The goal of this workshop is to incentivise practical solutions and fundamental thinking to bridge the gap between existing scientific communication methods and the vision of a reproducible and accountable open science.
Semantic Web technologies provide a promising means for achieving this goal, enabling more transparent and well-defined descriptions for all scientific objects required for this envisioned form of science and communication. We are particularly interested in four kinds of contributions:
Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:
|Session 1: Knowledge Graphs in Semantic Science|
|09:10-09:50||Keynote speaker: Paul Groth Title TBA|
|09:50-10:10||Jim McCusker, Sabbir Rashid, Nkechinyere Agu, Kristin Bennett and Deborah McGuinness. Developing Scientific Knowledge Graphs Using Whyis|
|10:10-10:30||Chun Lin, Hang Su, Craig Knoblock, Yao-Yi Chiang, Weiwei Duan, Stefan Leyk and Johannes Uhl. Building Linked Data from Historical Maps|
|Session 2: Semantic metadata|
|11:00-11:40||Keynote speaker: Hala Skaf Title TBA|
|11:40-12:00||Alasdair Gray. Using a Jupyter Notebook to perform a reproducible scientific analysis over semantic web sources|
|12:00-12:20||Carlos Buil Aranda and Maximiliano Osorio. Reproducibility of computational environments for Scientific Experiments using Container-based virtualization|
|Session 3: Disseminating Open Semantic Science|
|14:00-14:20||Marilena Daquino, Ilaria Tiddi and Silvio Peroni. Creating Open Citation Data with Bcite||14:20-15:20||Round table: Challenges for communication and dissemination of Open Science|
|Session 4: Understandability of experiment results|
|16:00-16:20||Gully Burns, Xiangyang Shi, Yue Wu, Huaigu Cao and Premkumar Natarajan. Towards Evidence Extraction: Analysis of Scientific Figures from Studies of Molecular Interactions|
|16:20-16:40||Raul Alejandro Vargas Acosta, Luis Garnica Chavira, Natalia Villanueva Rosales and Deana Pennington. Towards SWIM Narratives for Sustainable Water Management|
|16:40-17:20||Keynote speaker: Yolanda Gil Title TBA|
Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop will be electronic via EasyChair. The papers should be written in English, following the Springer LNCS format, and be submitted in PDF on or before
June 1st June 8th, 2018. SemSci2018 explicitly encourages alternative and enhanced submission formats such as HTML or communicative online materials. Authors who are preparing such a submission should contact the workshop organizers in advance to make sure we can accommodate for them in the submission and review process. All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.
Papers submitted to the workshop are also encouraged to share their research products online, assigning a DOI when necessary. Workshop organizers will provide pointers and guidelines for this purpose, based on the ISWC Resources Track submission guidelines.
The following types of contributions are welcome.
Accepted papers will be published at the CEUR workshop series.
Open review: Reviewers and authors are encouraged to participate in an open review process to make it as transparent as possible.