international workshop on
The practice of the open web
Welcome to the practi-0-web 2017
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners, stakeholders and users of the Open Web, meant as a huge and easily accessible source of data, information and services. The focus of the workshop will be on practical engineering approaches (i) to design and develop open data and services on the Web (i.e., the Web seen as an output media of an organization's information system), on the one side, and (ii) to design and develop open source intelligence and retrieval techniques on the other side (i.e., the Web seen as input media of an organization's information system). We seek for papers describing practical engineering approaches, case studies, lessons learned, etc.
The workshop consists of two sessions where each presenter is assigned a slot of 20 minutes (including Q&A - suggested 15-17 minutes of presentation + 3-5 minutes devoted to Q&A).
08:00 - 08:30 Workshop registration
08:30 - 09:00 Workshop opening (Auditorium)
09:00 - 10:30 First session (Room 1)
09:00 - 09:20 Roberto Rodriguez-Echeverria, Javier Luis Cánovas Izquierdo and Jordi Cabot - Towards a UML and IFML mapping to GraphQL
09:20 - 09:40 Monica Scannapieco, Raffaella Aracri, Roberta Radini and Laura Tosco - Using Ontologies for Official Statistics: the Istat Experience
09:40 - 10:00 Lalit Sanagavarapu, Sourav Sarangi and Y. Raghu Reddy - ABC Algorithm for URL Extraction
10:00 - 10:20 Simone Porreca, Francesco Leotta, Massimo Mecella, Stavros Vassos and Tiziana Catarci - Accessing Government Open Data through Chatbots
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Second session (Room 1)
11:00 - 11:45 Keynote
11:45 - 12:00 Discussion
12:00 - 12:20 Giulio Ganino, Domenico Lembo and Federico Scafoglieri - Ontology Population from Raw Text Corpus for Open-Source Intelligence
12:30 - 13:30 Closing and lunch
Domenico Fabio Savo - Sapienza Università di Roma
Title: Introducing Ontology-based Open Data Publishing
The recent peak in interest in Open Data from both public and private organizations has led to significant efforts in defining guidelines and methodologies for Open Data management and publication. Nevertheless, although a number of guides and best practices introduce data formats, data licenses, and architectures for publishing Open Data, a formal and comprehensive methodology supporting an organization in deciding which data to publish and how to publish it at a high quality is still missing. One of the reasons of this lack of formal methods is that the problem of Open Data Publishing is strictly related to the problem of managing the data within an organization. In this talk we will show how the novel paradigm of Ontology-Based Data Management (OBDM) can provide the principles and the techniques for addressing this challenge. In OBDM, the usual global schema of traditional data integration systems is replaced by the conceptual model of the application domain, expressed through a logic-based ontology language. Suitable mappings are used to link the concepts in the ontology to the data at the sources, so that services expressed over the ontology can be translated into low-level services over the data. After a formal presentation of the OBDM framework, we will then go on to show how the investment of developing an ontology and mapping it to the relevant data source will produce the know-how for an organization to publish and maintain high quality Open Data, annotated with relevant semantic metadata.
Domenico Fabio Savo is a research associate at DIAG, the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti at Sapienza University of Rome, and Co-Founder and leading member of the OBDA Systems's research and project development team. He received his Ph.D. in 2013 from Sapienza University of Rome, and was a fixed-term assistant professor at Sapienza University of Rome from March 2014 to February 2017. His research interests focus on the application of semantic technologies for information and data management. He studies the application of reasoning techniques over ontologies for data management: Ontology-based Data Management (OBDM); Knowledge Representation, Ontology Engineering, and Semantic Web. He has participated in several projects in collaboration with private companies and public administration bureaus with the aim of applying semantic technologies to real-world scenarios. In 2017 he (co)founded the OBDA Systems, an innovation startup of Sapienza University, which proposes state-of-the-art solutions based on the most recent breakthroughs in the field of semantic technologies. Domenico Fabio Savo regularly publishes the results of his research, and regularly serves as reviewer for conference and journals in the areas of his interest.
Call for papers
The main goal of the workshop is to give to the research and practicing community operating in open Web technology an opportunity to share ideas and confront each other about the challenges involved in exposing data on the Web through open services, on the one side, and to acquire information from the open Web, on the other side. Topics include (but are not limited to):
Reference architectures for the open Web
Design approaches for open Web integration architectures
Integration strategies for the open Web
Data refresh strategies
Integration conceptual schemas for horizontal and vertical markets
Support for streaming and big data in open Web technologies
Monetization strategies for the open Web: the business behind the open Web
Existing open Web initiatives and ecosystems
Comparison between open Web approaches and (semantic) open data approaches
Public administration open Web initiatives and approaches
Discussions about available (or lacking) technology support for open Web
Employment of chat bots to access data in the open Web
Applications of Artificial Intelligence to the open Web
Security and privacy issues
Facing malevolent employment of open Web to create parallel markets
Technology readiness level of public administrations for open Web
Exposing web crawling data in the open Web
Incorporating web crawled data in the open Web
NLP applied to Open web and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
Ontologies and semantic approaches for the Open web and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
Exposing (aggregated) social network data in the open Web
Visualization techniques for the open Web
Efforts to address interoperability challenges for data and services discovery, integration, and exploitation in the open Web (e.g., conceptual and technical standards or software tools)
Description of business and government cases, best practices, applications or software tools in the open Web
Web crawling approaches and architectures for the open Web
Social network open data acquisition and mining
Novel approaches to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) in different domains (marketing, security, etc.)
Authors are invited to submit two types of papers,
regular papers of 12 pages and
demo/short papers of 6 pages .
Submitted papers should conform to the Springer LNCS style and should describe, in English, original work that has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
A single PDF versions of papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission page.
Post-workshop proceedings to appear in Springer's LNCS series.
Submissions will be judged on novelty, relevance, clarity of presentation, and correctness.
Authors of accepted submissions are required to register to ICWE and Workshops and to present their work.
Francesco Leotta Sapienza Università di Roma - Italy
Evangelos Kalampokis University of Macedonia - Greece and Centre for Research & Technology-Hellas
Massimo Mecella Sapienza Università di Roma - Italy
Yu Asano Hitachi - Japan
Peter Haase Metaphacts - Germany
Armin Haller Australian National University - Australia
Paul Hermans ProXML - Belgium
Marijn Janssen TUDelft - The Netherlands
Sabrina Kirrane Vienna University of Economics and Business - WU Wien - Austria
Domenico Lembo Sapienza Università di Roma - Italy
Nikos Loutas PwC - Belgium
Fadi Maali SAP - Ireland
Peyman Nasirifard Volkswagen AG - Germany
Vassilios Peristeras International Hellenic University - Greece
Bill Roberts Swirrl - United Kingdom
Domenico Fabio Savo Sapienza Università di Roma - Italy
Monica Scannapieco ISTAT - Italy
Efthimios Tambouris University of Macedonia - Greece
Submission: 31 March 2017 15 April 2017 (Extended)
Notification: 5 May 2017
Camera-ready: 10 May 2017
Workshop dates: 5 June 2017
Camera-ready (post proceedings): 24 June 2017