[Okfn-ca] Fwd: [données-ouvertes-mtl] 1st CfP - Open Data For Local Search - OD4LS 2016 (www 2016)

Diane Mercier, Ph.D. diane at dianemercier.quebec
Thu Nov 26 18:11:53 UTC 2015

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Sujet : 	[données-ouvertes-mtl] 1st CfP - Open Data For Local Search -
OD4LS 2016 (www 2016)
Date : 	Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:34:10 -0500
De : 	Marie-Jean Meurs <mariejean.meurs at gmail.com>
Répondre à : 	open-data-montreal at googlegroups.com
Pour : 	open-data-montreal at googlegroups.com

1st Call for Paper

*** Open Data for Local Search - OD4LS 2016 ***

Workshop in conjunction with WWW2016

11 April, 2016, Montréal, Québec Canada

Workshop website : http://od4ls.uqam.ca/

Workshop Aim:

Local search engines are specialized information retrieval systems
enabling users to discover amenities and services in their neighborhood
(schools, businesses, hospitals, etc.). Developing a local search system
still raises scientific questions, as well as very specific technical
issues. One of the main problems encountered is the partial availability
or even the absence of informative content related to local actors,
merchants or service providers. As opposed to traditional search engines
that benefit from the indexation of full documents, local search engines
mostly rely on business descriptions provided by phone companies or
trade registers: names, addresses and telephone numbers are the only
available data. Far from adequate to build efficient systems, these
basic descriptions must be supplemented by other resources. Available
open data can be exploited to dramatically improve the design of local
search engines and their content.

The purpose of this workshop is to explore new fields of investigation
both in terms of algorithmic approaches as well as originality of usable
data. The workshop will focus on how open data can be used to enhance
the capabilities of local search engines.

Workshop Topics:

Topics will be research related, in the fields of information
extraction, knowledge
management, information retrieval, with potential impact to local search
systems using open data.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Semantic web and open data usage to:
improve local search
enhance ontologies (e.g. terminological and     spatial coverage)
support ontology alignment
discover keywords and concepts

Geo content improvement using open data to:
develop geo search algorithms
build geo maps and content
improve geo data
enrich geo data (address management, postal codes, maps)

Information extraction involving Open Data for:
knowledge management
named entity discovery
business discovery
business content discovery

We invite submissions of full papers (up to 8 pages) and short papers
(up to 4 pages). All submissions will be reviewed using a simple blind
process, by at least three program committee members, and will be
assessed based on their novelty, potential impact, and clarity of writing.

Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop, and included in the
workshop proceedings. At least one author of each paper is expected to
register for the workshop and attend to present the paper.

The workshop proceedings will be published through the ACM Digital Library.
Paper submission must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings

Word: http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/pubform.docx

Please, submit your PDF to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=od4ls

Important Dates:
Submission: December 29, 2015
Notification: February 2, 2016
Camera Ready: February 8, 2016
Workshop: April 11, 2016

Eric Charton, Yellow Pages, Montréal, QC, Canada
Nizar Ghoula, Yellow pages, Montréal, QC, Canada
Marie-Jean Meurs, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

For further information, please contact Marie-Jean Meurs
(meurs [dot] marie-jean [at] uqam [dot] ca)

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