Doctoral Consortium

Monday, November 12, 2012 (Whittier) 

Time: 09:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30 with coffee breaks at 10.30 and 15:30

The ISWC 2012 Doctoral Consortium will take place as part of the 11th International Semantic Web Conference in Boston, US. This forum will provide PhD students an opportunity to share and develop their research ideas in a critical but supportive environment, get feedback from mentors who are senior members of the Semantic Web research community, explore issues related to academic and research careers, and build relationships with other Semantic Web PhD students from around the world.

The Consortium aims to broaden the perspectives and improve the research and communication skills of these students as a way to contribute both to the individuals as well as to the broader research community.
The basic structure of the program is as follows:
  • We will have 3 student sessions of 80 minutes each.
  • Each student gets 5 minutes to present the key points of his/her research: (problem statement, research questions, approach & methods deployed, target results), followed by 5 minutes of individual feedback.
  • The final 30 minutes of each session will be a group discussion on quality of questions and approach, with intention to make comparisons, flagging out rationale for scoping research, choosing methods, etc.


9:00-9:20 Introduction, who-is-who

9:20-10:40 Session I 

  • Raghava Mutharaju. Very Large Scale OWL Reasoning through Distributed Computation
  • Rehab Albeladi. Distributed Reasoning on Semantic Data Streams
  • Chris Baillie. Quality Reasoning in the Semantic Web
  • Dezhao Song. Scalable and Domain-Independent Entity Coreference: Establishing High Quality Data Linkages Across Heterogeneous Data Sources
  • Jennifer Sleeman. Online Unsupervised Coreference Resolution for Semi-Structured Heterogeneous Data

10:40-11:10 Coffee break

11:10-12:30 Session II

  • Sara Magliacane. Reconstructing Provenance
  • Bojan Bozic. A Multi-Domain Framework for Community Building Based on Data Tagging
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese. Knowledge Pattern Extraction and their usage in Exploratory Search
  • Nitish Aggarwal. Cross Lingual Semantic Search by Improving Semantic Similarity and Relatedness Measures
  • Valentina Maccatrozzo. Burst the Filter Bubble: Using Semantic Web to Enable Serendipity

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:20 Session III

  • Laurens Rietveld. Replication for Linked Data
  • Enrico Daga. Towards a theoretical foundation for the harmonization of linked data
  • Steffen Stadtmüller. Composition of Linked Data-based RESTful Services
  • Mikko Rinne. SPARQL Update for Complex Event Processing
  • Thomas Bosch. Reusing XML Schemas’ Information as a Foundation for Designing Domain Ontologies

15:20-15:50 Coffee break

15:50-17:15 Academic career session

17:15-17:30 Wrap-up