METHOD 2014: The 3rd International Workshop on Methods for Establishing Trust of (Open) Data

Bridging the Gap between Trust and the Web

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.


Program & proceedings published!
Deadline extended to July 16th!
Call for Papers launched and Easychair submission is open.
METHOD 2014 will be held in conjunction with the 13th International Semantic Web Conference in Riva del Garda, Italy!

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