Call for Papers
The METHOD workshop aims to bring together researchers working on the problem of trust and quality assessment of (open) data, and all components that contribute to this goal.
Trust assessment of content on the Web is a highly complex concept that depends on objective as well as subjective criteria, including the content's provenance, but also the consumer's background, personality, and context. However, the exact criteria and tolerances will differ for each domain, requiring detailed knowledge about the data and its users. This also makes it very challenging to find generic solutions that are applicable everywhere. Therefore, stakeholders in this field are continuously investigating new techniques to handle and prepare data in such a way that it becomes easier for machines to process it with the goal of trust and/or quality assessment.
The METHOD workshop will be a venue for presenting and discussing novel research ideas in this field, as well as technical applications. There are many places where activists and political stakeholders discuss the topics of Trust and Open Data, but we found that our research community lacks a platform for researchers and engineers to exchange views using a more technical perspective. The METHOD workshops provide a forum for researchers from both the Semantic Web and the Trust Management community to discuss approaches, theories, and concrete technical means required to establish trust in information on the Web.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Information quality & trustworthiness
- Integrity of information
- Trust representation and derivation from (open) data
- Usage of metadata for establishing trust
- Reasoning over data provenance, trust and quality
- Community- and reputation-based accountability and trust
- Trustworthiness of user ratings and recommender systems
- Provenance of (open) data
- Transparency and verification of information flows
- Modeling trust in data-centric applications
- Attestation for data services and operations
- Traceable data publishing and re-use
- Data source attribution
- Data fusion and conflict resolution
- Systems for transparent management of open data
- Trust management in the Semantic Web
We solicit full papers, up to 12 pages in length, as well as short papers, up to 6 pages. Submissions should be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Computer Science guidelines for proceedings. Papers should be submitted in PDF format. Submissions to ISWC-2014/METHOD-2014 are not anonymous or blinded.
Apart from fully mature, previously unpublished research results, we especially welcome novel ideas and previously unpublished approaches that generate discussion and spark interest for future research directions. We aim towards a workshop in which group discussion and feedback towards the authors remains central. The number of long presentations will be limited, but every accepted author will have the chance to present and discuss his or her work. Therefore, we will accept papers in three categories:
- Up to 4 full papers will be accepted for a full presentation of 20 minutes.
- Up to 3 full or short papers will be accepted for a short presentation of 10 minutes.
- All remaining papers will be invited for lightning talks.
The proceedings of METHOD 2014 will be published on CEUR-WS. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop. All workshop participants have to register for the main conference, ISWC2014, as well.
Finally, authors of selected papers may be invited to submit an extended version to one of the following Springer journals:
- submission deadline: July 16, 2014 (extended)
- author notifications: July 30, 2014
- camera-ready deadline for accepted papers: August 10, 2014
- workshop date: October 19 or 20, 2014