4th Workshop on Linked Science 2014— Making Sense Out of Data

4th Workshop on Linked Science 2014— Making Sense Out of Data (LISC2014)

We are proud to announce that we will have Dr Harith Alani from the Open University, UK as our keynote speaker for LISC2014.

Here once again the temporal and spatial coordinates for joining the Linked Science 2014 workshop:

When: October 19, 2014 (Full-day)
Where: Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy
Collocated with the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2014).
Workshop URI: http://linkedscience.org/events/lisc2014

You may also join remotely by following the hashtag #LISC2014.


9.15 – 9.30: Opening and introduction

9.30 – 10.30: Keynote: Harith Alani (Open University)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:20: Paper presentation session I: Making sense out of scholarly data

11:00 – 11:20 Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian, Ben De Meester, Tom De Nies, Ruben Verborgh, Wesley De Neve, Erik Mannens and Rik Van de Walle. EPUB3 for Integrated and Customizable Representation of a Scientific Publication and its Associated Resources

11:20 – 11:40 Angelo Di Iorio, Silvio Peroni, Fabio Vitali and Jacopo Zingoni. Semantic lenses to bring digital and semantic publishing together

11:40 – 12:00 Francesco Osborne, Silvio Peroni and Enrico Motta. Clustering Citation Distributions for Semantic Categorization and Citation Prediction

12:00 – 12:20 Olga Giraldo, Alexander Garcia and Oscar Corcho. SMART Protocols: SeMAntic RepresenTation for Experimental Protocols

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Paper presentation session II: Modelling Scientific Data

14:00 – 14:20 Laleh Kazemzadeh, Maulik Kamdar, Oya Beyan, Stefan Decker and Frank Barry. LinkedPPI: Enabling Intuitive, Integrative Protein-Protein Interaction Discovery

14:20 – 14:40 Jodi Schneider, Paolo Ciccarese, Tim Clark and Richard D. Boyce. Using the Micropublications ontology and the Open Annotation Data Model to represent evidence within a drug-drug interaction knowledge base

14:40 – 15:00 Simon Jupp, James Malone and Alasdair J. G. Gray. Capturing Provenance for a Linkset of Convenience

15:00 – 15:20 Evan Patton and Deborah McGuinness. Connecting Science Data Using Semantics and Information Extraction

15:20 – 16:00 coffee break

16:00 – 17:30 Co-writing session: how can linked science techniques help with ‘sense making out of (scientific) data’ 2+45 minutes

  • 1st 45 minutes: produce linked science matrix in breakout groups, correlating sense-making challenges and technologies used to address these challenges

  • 2nd 45 minutes: merging matrices into consensus view and/or paper ideas/blog post, by identifying common challenges, technology bridges and/or gaps


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Visualizing and Animating Large-scale Spatiotemporal Data with ELBAR Explorer

Visual exploration of data enables users and analysts observe interesting patterns that can trigger new research for further investigation. With the increasing availability of Linked Data, facilitating support for making sense of the data via visual exploration tools for hypothesis generation is critical. Time and space play important roles in this because of their ability to illustrate dynamicity, from a spatial context. Yet, Linked Data visualization approaches typically have not made efficient use of time and space together, apart from typical rather static multivisualization approaches and mashups. We developed ELBAR explorer that visualizes a vast amount of scientific observational data about the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. The core contribution is a novel mechanism for animating between the different observed values, thus illustrating the observed changes themselves.

ELBAR-explorer will be demoed at ISWC2014 in October, 2014. The following paper will give more details:

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Announcement: program of Geographic Information Observatories 2014, Vienna

We are happy to announce the program of the Workshop on Geographic Information Observatories 2014 to be organized at GIScience 2014 on September 23rd, 2014 in Vienna:

  • 08:30 – 09:00    Registration / Welcome to GIO2014
  • 09:00 – 09:15    Intro
  • 09:15 – 10:00    Keynote I: (Chair: Ben Adams)
    • Brent Hecht.The Mining and Application of Diverse Cultural Perspectives in Volunteered Geographic Information and User-Generated Content
  • 10:00 – 10:30    Coffee break
  • 10:30 – 11:15   Paper session I (10+5min per speaker) (Chair: Grant McKenzie)
    • Andrea Ballatore. Exploring the geographic information universe: The role of search technologies
    • Benjamin Adams, Mark Gahegan, Prashant Gupta and Richard Hosking. Geographic Information Observatories for Supporting Science
    • André Bruggmann and Sara Irina Fabrikant. Spatializing a Digital Text Archive about History
  • 11:15 – 12:30    Observatory Demos and Panel (Chair: Krzysztof Janowicz)
  • 12:30 – 13:30    Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:15    Keynote II: (Chair: Krzysztof Janowicz)
    • Sven Schade.‘Post-Normal’ Geospatial Science
  • 14:15 – 15:00    Paper session II (10+5min per speaker) (Chair: Tomi Kauppinen)
    • Auriol Degbelo and Werner Kuhn. Five General Properties of Resolution
    • Heidelinde Hobel and Andrew U. Frank. Exploiting Linked Spatial Data and Granularity Transformations
    • Bandana Kar and Rina Ghose. Is My Information Private? Geo-Privacy in the World of Social Media
  • 15:00 – 15:30    Discussion about kinds of GIO (incl. infrastructure, community involvement, funding) (Chair: Ben Adams)
  • 15:30 – 16:00    Coffee break
  • 16:00 – 17:00    Break out groups on GIO research agenda (Chair: Tomi Kauppinen)
  • 17:00 – 17:30    Wrap-up of the results of the groups / joint writing  (Chair: Grant McKenzie)
  • 18:00 – 20:00    All-Workshop Icebreaker

Registration for the workshop and the conference is now open at the GIScience2014 web site (early bird until August 11th, 2014).

The workshop on Geographic Information Observatories 2014 is organized by Krzysztof Janowicz (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA), Ben Adams (University of Auckland, NZ), Grant McKenzie (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) and
Tomi Kauppinen (University of Bremen, Germany and Aalto University School of Science, Finland)

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Tutorial on Information Visualization for Innovating Research Methods at Spatial Cognition 2014

We will organize a Tutorial on Information Visualization for Innovating Research Methods at Spatial Cognition 2014 (SC2014)  conference in Bremen on September 15th, 2014. The teachers of the tutorial are Tomi Kauppinen (Cognitive Systems Group, University of Bremen) and Willem van Hage (SynerScope B.V.).

In the tutorial we will introduce visual approaches for investigating spatial data in the context of other dimensions (such as social or temporal). The goal is to show via examples how information visualization, exploration and interaction support innovating new research methods. The tutorial materials will be made available online at LinkedScience.org/tutorials.

The main tutorial exercises will be done within the morning of the tutorial day.  For the afternoon there is an optional session for studying how to apply visual analytics techniques to data brought by participants.

Thus while the focus of hands-on exercises of the morning session is in existing case examples the optional afternoon session is more about brainstorming and exchanging ideas about suitable methods for the data from the participants.

Register to SC2014 and tutorial today here.

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Making Sense of Data is the theme of Linked Science 2014

We will organize the 4th Workshop on Linked Science 2014 (LISC2014) with the focus on theme Making Sense Out of Data. LISC2014 will collocate with ISWC2014 in Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy on October 19 or 20, 2014.

We encourage submissions on both

  1. new results through making use of semantic reasoning or
  2. making innovative combination of existing technologies (such as visualization, data mining, machine learning, and natural language processing) with Semantic Web technologies to enable better understanding of data.

LISC2014 is organized by

- Jun Zhao, Lancaster University
- Marieke van Erp, VU University Amsterdam
- Carsten Keßler, Hunter College, City University of New York
- Tomi Kauppinen, University of Bremen
- Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI and
- Willem Robert van Hage, SynerScope B.V.

Please check the LISC2014 pages for more information and Call for Papers.

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We arrange a tutorial on Visual Analytics with LOD and Social Media on May 26, 2014 in Greece

Our VisLOD tutorial is arranged on May 26, 2014 in Anissaras (Crete, Greece) at ESWC2014 conference. The idea is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in visual and interactive techniques for exploring Linked Open Data and Social Media for e-Governance. Our hands-on tutorial will cover technical aspects from two perspectives:

  1. Social Media analysis and
  2. Visualisation of Social Media and Linked Data.

The teachers of the VisLOD tutorial are Dr. Vitaveska Lanfranchi and Mr. Suvodeep Mazumdar from the University of Sheffield (UK) and Dr. Tomi Kauppinen from the Aalto University (Finland).

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Program of LISC2013 Sydney on October 21st, 2013 published

3rd International Workshop on Linked Science 2013—Supporting  Reproducibility, Scientific Investigations and Experiments (LISC2013)

When: October 21st, 2013
Where: Sydney Masonic Conference & Function Centre, Sydney, Australia
Collocated with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2013).


9.00 – 10.00 Keynote by Carole Goble.

Results may vary: reproducibility, open science and all that jazz.

How could we evaluate research and researchers? Reproducibility underpins the scientific method: at least in principle if not practice. The willing exchange of results and the transparent conduct of research can only be expected up to a point in a competitive environment. Contributions to science are acknowledged, but not if the credit is for data curation or software. From a bioinformatics view point, how far could our results be reproducible before the pain is just too high? Is open science a dangerous, utopian vision or a legitimate, feasible expectation? How do we move bioinformatics from one where results are post-hoc “made reproducible”, to pre-hoc “born reproducible”? And why, in our computational information age, do we communicate results through fragmented, fixed documents rather than cohesive, versioned releases? In this talk, which I gave as a keynote at the 2013 joint conference Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology / European Conference on Computational Biology, I will explore these questions drawing on 20 years of experience in both the development of technical infrastructure for Life Science and the social infrastructure in which Life Science operates.


10.00-10:30 Paper session I

  • Timo Willemsen, Anton Feenstra and Paul Groth. Building Executable Biological Pathway Models Automatically from BioPAX

10.30 -11.00 break

11.00 – 12.45 Paper session II

  • Guillermo Palma, Maria-Esther Vidal, Louiqa Raschid and Andreas Thor. Exploiting Semantics from Ontologies and Shared Annotations to Find Patterns in Annotated Linked Open Data
  • Cameron Mclean, Mark Gahegan and Fabiana Kubke. Capturing intent and rationale for Linked Science: design patterns as a resource for linked laboratory experiments
  • Jun Zhao, Graham Klyne, Matthew Gamble and Carole Goble. A Checklist-Based Approach for Quality Assessment of Scientific Information

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.30 Paper session III

  • Nico Adams, Armin Haller, Alexander Krumpholz and Kerry Taylor. A Semantic Lab Notebook – Report on a Use Case Modelling an Experiment of a Microwave-based Quarantine Method
  • Niels Ockeloen, Antske Fokkens, Serge Ter Braake and Piek Vossen. BiographyNet: Managing Provenance at multiple levels and from different perspectives
  • Michiel Hildebrand, Rinke Hoekstra and Jacco van Ossenbruggen. Using Semantic Web Technologies to Reproduce a Pharmacovigelance Case Study

15.30-16.00 Break

16.00-17.30 Co-writing session: how can linked science techniques solve problems in scientific reproducibility 2+45 minutes

  • 1st 45 minutes: produce reproducibility problem/potential linked science technology matrix in breakout groups
  • 2nd 45 minutes: merging matrices into consensus view and/or paper ideas/blog post


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Seven papers accepted to Linked Science 2013

We are happy to announce that we have accepted the following seven papers to be presented in the Linked Science 2013 (LISC2013)  workshop in Sydney, Australia in October 2013:

  • Timo WillemsenAnton Feenstra and Paul Groth. Building Exceutable Biological Pathway Models Automatically from BioPAX
  • Nico Adams, Armin Haller, Alexander Krumpholz and Kerry Taylor. A Semantic Lab Notebook – Report on a Use Case Modelling an Experiment of a Microwave-based Quarantine Method
  • Jun Zhao, Graham Klyne, Matthew Gamble and Carole Goble. A Checklist-Based Approach for Quality Assessment of Scientific Information
  • Michiel HildebrandRinke Hoekstra and Jacco van Ossenbruggen. Using Semantic Web Technologies to Reproduce a Pharmacovigilance Case Study
  • Guillermo Palma, Maria-Esther VidalLouiqa Raschid and Andreas Thor. Exploiting Semantics from Ontologies and Shared Annotations to Find Patterns in Annotated Linked Open Data
  • Cameron Mclean, Mark Gahegan and Fabiana Kubke. Capturing intent and rationale for Linked Science: design patterns as a resource for linked laboratory experiments
  • Niels Ockeloen, Antske Fokkens, Serge Ter Braake and Piek Vossen. BiographyNet: Managing Provenance at multiple levels and from different perspectives

On behalf of the organizing committee of LISC2013,
Tomi Kauppinen


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An interactive R Shiny application on data.aalto.fi lectures

Tuija Sonkkila

With this tutorial you can build an interactive web application with R that fetches up-to-date lecture data from the data.aalto.fi SPARQL endpoint, renders the result both as a table and a calendar-like chart, and offers a way to download data as iCal calendar events.

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R Shiny application for exploring course data of the Aalto University


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Linked Science 2013 workshop will be arranged in Sydney, Australia late October

We will organize the 3rd International Workshop on Linked Science 2013 (LISC2013) in Sydney, Australia on October 21st or 22nd.

The specific theme of the Linked Science workshop this year will be “Supporting Reproducibility, Scientific Investigations and Experiments”.  Workshop will be collocated with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2013).

The chairs of the workshop are Tomi KauppinenJun ZhaoPaul GrothCarsten KeßlerLine C. PouchardCarole GobleYolanda GilMarieke van Erp and Jacco van Ossenbruggen.

Please check the LISC2013 web site for more information about submission themes and deadlines.

Looking forward to rejoin the Linked Science community in Sydney!


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