6th MEPDaW Workshop at ISWC'20, November 2-3 2020, Athens, Greece
There is a vast and rapidly increasing quantity of scientific, corporate, government, and crowd-sourced data openly published on the Web. Open Data plays a catalyst role in the way structured information is exploited on a large scale. A traditional view of digitally preserving these datasets by “pickling and locking them away” for future use, like groceries, conflicts with their evolution. There are several approaches and frameworks (Linked Data Stack, PoolParty Suite, etc.) that manage a full life-cycle of the Data Web. More specifically, these solutions are expected to tackle major issues such as the synchronisation problem (monitoring changes), the curation problem (repairing data imperfections), the appraisal problem (assessing the quality of a dataset), the citation problem (how to cite a particular version of a dataset), the archiving problem (retrieving a specific version of a dataset), and the sustainability problem (preserving at scale, ensuring long-term access).
This workshop targets one of the emerging and fundamental problems in the Web, specifically the management and preservation of evolving knowledge graphs.
During the past five years, the MEPDaW workshop series has been gathering researchers from the community around these challenges. So far the series successfully published more than 25 research efforts allowing more than 50 individual authors to present and share their ideas.
This workshop aims at addressing challenges and issues on managing Knowledge Graph evolution and preservation by providing a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss, exchange and disseminate their ideas and work, to network and cross-fertilise new ideas.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to themes related to the evolution and preservation of Knowledge Graphs:
We envision four types of submissions covering the entire workshop topics spectrum:
The proceedings of the workshops will be published in the CEUR-WS. Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the LLNCS format or in HTML. The PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded. Workshop submissions must be self-contained and in English.
All papers should be submitted to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mepdaw2020.
|Ioannis Chrysakis||FORTH-ICS, Greece; and Ghent University - IDLab – imec, Belgium|
|Diego Collarana||Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany|
|Harshvardhan J. Pandit||ADAPT Centre - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland|
|Christophe Debruyne||Trinity College Dublin, Ireland|
|Brecht Van de Vyvere||Ghent University, Belgium|
|Natanael Arndt||Leipzig University, Germany|
|Pieter Colpaert||Ghent University, Belgium|
|James Anderson||datagraph, Germany|
|Ruben Taelman||Ghent University – imec, Belgium|
|Kemele M. Endris||L3S Research Center, Germany|
|Luis Ibanez-Gonzalez||University of Southampton, England|
|George Papastefanatos||IMIS / RC "Athena", Greece|
|Giuseppe Pirrò||Sapienza University of Rome, Italy|
The main focus of the workshop has always been on the fundamental problem of managing the evolution and preservation of the Data Web.