In the past few years, a push for open reproducible research has led to a proliferation of community efforts for publishing raw research objects like datasets, software, methodologies, etc. 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 an 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 new 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: Extracting and Representing Semantics|
|09:10-09:50||Keynote speaker: Carole Goble The Rhetoric of Research Objects (slides)|
|09:50-10:10||Gully Burns, Pradeep Dasigi and Ed Hovy. Extracting Evidence Fragments for Distant Supervision of Molecular Interactions (Slides)|
|10:10-10:30||Carlos Badenes-Olmedo, Jose Luis Redondo-Garcia and Oscar Corcho. An initial Analysis of Topic-based Similarity among Scientific Documents based on their Rhetorical Discourse Parts. (Slides)|
|Session 2: Semantic metadata|
|11:00-11:40||Keynote speaker: Frank van Harmelen The end of the scientifc paper as we know it (in 4 easy steps) (slides)|
|11:40-12:00||Mihyun Jang, Tejal Patted, Yolanda Gil, Daniel Garijo, Varun Ratnakar, Jie Ji, Prince Wang, Aggie McMahon, Paul Thompson and Neda Jahanshad. Automatic Generation of Portions of Scientific Papers for Large, Multi-Institutional Collaborations Based on Semantic Metadata (slides).|
|12:00-12:20||Rafael S. Gonçalves, Martin J. O'Connor, Marcos Martínez-Romero, John Graybeal and Mark A. Musen. Metadata in the BioSample Online Repository are Impaired by Numerous Anomalies (slides).|
|Session 3: Semantic Technologies for Science|
|14:00-14:20||Sabbir Rashid, Katherine Chastain, Jeanette Stingone, Deborah McGuinness and Jim McCusker. The Semantic Data Dictionary Approach to Data Annotation and Integration (slides).|
|14:20-14:40||Vera G. Meister. Towards a Knowledge Graph for a Research Group with Focus on Qualitative Analysis of Scholarly Papers (slides)|
|14:40-15:00||Ali Khalili, Peter van Den Besselaar, Al Koudous Idrissou, Klaas Andries de Graaf and Frank van Harmelen. Semantically Mapping Science (SMS) Platform (slides).|
|15:00-15:20||Ensar Hadziselimovic, Kaniz Fatema, Harshvardhan J. Pandit and Dave Lewis. Linked Data Contracts to Support Data Protection and Data Ethics in the Sharing of Scientific Data (slides).|
|Session 4: Provenance and Scientific Experiments|
|16:00-16:20||Joachim Van Herwegen, Ruben Taelman, Sarven Capadisli and Ruben Verborgh. Describing configurations of software experiments as Linked Data (slides).|
|16:20-16:40||Ben De Meester, Anastasia Dimou, Ruben Verborgh and Erik Mannens. Detailed Provenance Capture of Data Processing (slides) .|
|16:40-17:20||Keynote speaker: Silvio Peroni The open citations revolution (slides)|
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 August 6, 2017. However, SemSci2017 explicitly welcomes alternative and enhanced submission formats, such as 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.
The following types of contributions are welcome.
Papers presenting a tool will be reviewed based on potential impact of the tool for Open Semantic Science, usability, and documentation. Accepted papers will be published at the CEUR workshop series.
The following list of submissions participate in an open review process, i.e., both the submitted paper and reviews (if reviewers agree) will be made available online:
The proceedings for the workshop are avilable at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1931/