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following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to 
 The submission deadline is April 12, 2014.
 Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions 
to one of the IARIA Journals:

============== SEMAPRO 2014 | Call for Papers ===============
SEMAPRO 2014, The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Semantic 
August 24 - 28, 2014 - Rome, Italy

General page:
Call for Papers:
Submission page:

 - regular papers
 - short papers (work in progress)
 - posters
 - ideas
 - presentations
 - demos
 - doctoral forum submissions
Proposals for:
 - symposia
 - workshops
Submission deadline: April 12, 2014
Sponsored by IARIA,
 Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:
 Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:
 Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library:
The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, 
state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, 
applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit 
complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference 
or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.
All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of 
Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business 
presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.
Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules:

SEMAPRO 2014 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)
Basics on semantics
Fundamental of semantics processing; Semantic-based techniques for feature 
selection; Semantic-based pruning; Semantic interoperability; Semantics 
uncertainty; Semantics pre-processing and post-processing; Semantics 
harmonization; Constraint-based semantics processing; Embedded semantics into 
the discovery process; Semantics in spatial and spatio-temporal models
Ontology fundamentals for semantic processing
Ontology learning; Ontology for semantic interoperability; Ontologies and data 
pre-processing; Ontology-based evaluation and semantic patterns; Global core 
ontologies; Progressive ontologies; Bridging semantics through ontologies; 
Ontology mapping and ontology visualization; Ontology in information systems; 
Ontology-based semantic mediation; Ontology design and maintenance for 
conceptual model integration; Reverse engineering of ontologies from conceptual 
model; Ontologies for explanation generation
Semantic technologies
Basics of Ontology and Semantic Web; Semantic storing, computing, 
representation, communications; Semantic-driven system design; Syntactic and 
semantic processing models; Hardware and software support for semantic 
processing; Microprocessors for semantic processing; Multi-model semantic 
systems; Semantic annotation of multimedia supports; Semantic multimedia 
information retrieval; Natural language semantic processing; Context-based 
semantic processing; Content-based semantic processing; Scalability to the Web 
level; Performance in semantic processing; Information security in semantic 
processing; Explaining semantic processing and its results
Models and ontology-based design of protocols, architectures and services
Fundamentals in theory; Modeling methodologies; Models and Ontology-driven 
Technologies (for the communications system design); Models and ontology 
relationships; Multi-models coherence. Models and ontology-based communications 
services and protocols; Semantics of services and service modeling; Protocol 
models and semantics; Application and quality of experience semantics; Services 
and protocols semantics; Models and ontology-based cross-layer services and 
architectures design; Models and ontology-based software frameworks; 
Composition of Services and Composability rules; Cross-layering services 
models, components and implementations
Semantic Deep Web
Ontology plug-in search; Information extraction from the Deep Web /e-commerce 
sites/; Semantic Deep Web annotation and indexing; Deep Web-based ontology; 
Semantic Deep Web crawlers; Semantic browsing and visualization; Semantic Deep 
Web data fusion; Semiautomatic ontology generation; Metrics for quality of 
ontology; Similarity measures for ontology alignment; Measurements for quality 
of search; Tools for semantic Deep Web; Experience extraction from the Web
Semantic reasoning
Reasoning methods; Reasoning for the Web; Ontology expressiveness; Ontology 
alignment, mapping and merging; Expressing formal semantics; Languages (RDF, 
RDF Schema, OWL, etc); Robustness of reasoning on the Web; Patterns on semantic 
reasoning; Querying and searching; Scalable and tolerant reasoning; Dynamic 
reasoning for the Semantic Web; Ontologies and problem-solving methods; 
Computational learning theory; Approximate reasoning/computing; Strategies for 
abstraction and compression of information; Cognitive semantic reasoning; 
Attention semantic scoping; Recency-based self-optimizing memory; Cost-benefit 
trade-off reasoning models; Negotiation in obtaining near-optimal reasoning 
results under bounded resources; Case-based reasoning
Semantic content searching
Methodologies for innovative information retrieval technologies; Combinatorial 
search; Massive search-spaces with heuristics (e.g., based on Monte Carlo 
simulations); Searching using metadata, semantics, and ontology; Advanced 
searching in digital libraries; Advanced use of RDF and OWL; Expressiveness of 
the content ontologies; Inherent inconsistency and incompleteness of data on 
the Web; Scalability of semantic processing; Specialized search engines (Hakia, 
Matrixware and seekda)
Hypertext and hypermedia semantic
Hypertext techniques and semantic applications; Hypertext and ontologies; 
Hypertext semantic models; Spatial semantic hypertext; Self-organized 
hypertext; Semantic adaptive hypertext; Web and hypertext link analysis; 
Hypertexts and semantic Web; Hypertext semantic applications
Semantic voice-video-speech (VVS) searching
Engines and methods for VVS advanced searching; Patterns in VVS searching; 
Contextual VVS searching; Rapid VVS searching; Accuracy in VVS searching; Noise 
in VVS searching; Performance in VVS searching; Metrics for VVS searching; Text 
and VVS searching; Applications of VVS
Semantic multimedia
Efficient storage of structured data that scale to a very large size; Automatic 
generation of multimedia presentations; Advanced process for multimedia 
information mining; Semantic metadata extraction; Annotation tools and methods 
for content semantics; Media ontology generation/learning/reasoning; Semantic 
multimedia streaming; Semantics enabled multimedia applications 
Semantic social media
Community detection and evolution in social media; Recommendation and ranking 
systems; Search in social media; Event detection, trend identification and 
tracking in social media; Influence, trust and reputation in social media; 
Opinion/sentiment analysis, polarity identification; Feed distillation and 
ranking blogs; Mining microblogging and real time data; Folksonomy, tag 
semantics, clustering and usage; Advertising models for the social web; 
Indexing social media content, index freshness; Visualizing social network 
data; Spam detection, social network spam and profile spam
Semantics for sentiment/opinion analysis
Architectures for generic sentiment analysis systems; Sentiment analysis 
techniques on social media; Document-level analysis; Sentence-level analysis; 
Aspect-based analysis; Comparative-sentiment analysis; Sentiment lexicon 
acquisition; Optimizing sentiment analysis algorithms; Applications of 
sentiment analysis
Semantic networking
Semantic-based QoS (Quality of Service) control and scheduling; Semantic QoE 
(Quality of Experience) evaluation; Semantic-based Internet data streaming and 
delivery; Semantics enabled networking and middleware; Semantic routing; 
Semantic interfaces
Domain-oriented semantic applications
Semantics for managing pharmaceutical data; Semantic processing for biomedical 
knowledge; Speech, text and picture recognition; Semantic email workflow and 
content; Semantic blogs and wikis; Semantic email addressing; Semantic web and 
digital libraries; Semantic processing in e-Health; Semantic-driven tutoring 
Economics and governance of semantics technologies
Organizational views; Legal; Business; Regulations; Assessment; Standards; 
Harmonization; Cross-nation mediation
Semantic applications/platforms/tools
Market for semantic technologies; Applications, services and systems based on 
semantic processing; User friendly semantic system integration tools; 
Ontology-based data transformation and data migration tools; Ontology mapping 
tools and languages; Ontology-enabled interoperability in e-science, life 
sciences, e-business, culture; Commercial cost models for semantic 
applications; Semantic solutions for business intelligence; Semantic processing 
platforms ; Supporting ontology platforms/tools (Protégé, etc); Semantic query 
languages (SPARQL, etc); Ontology-enabled search engines; Semantic Web search 
engines; Interoperability of data, systems, and organizations; Experiments and 
lessons learned; Standard activities
SEMAPRO Advisory Chairs
 Wladyslaw Homenda, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
 Bich-Lien Doan, SUPELEC, France
 Alexey Cheptsov, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Germany
 Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, USA
 Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, Gjøvik University College, Norway
 Jesper Zedlitz, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany
 Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA
 Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna, Italy
 David A. Ostrowski, Ford Motor Company, USA
 Andrea Perego, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
SEMAPRO Industry/Research Liaison Chairs
 Riccardo Albertoni, IMATI-CNR-Genova, Italy
 Panos Alexopoulos, iSOCO S.A., Spain
 Sofia Athenikos, IPsoft, USA
 Isabel Azevedo, ISEP-IPP, Portugal
 Sam Chapman, The Floow Limited, UK
 Daniele Christen, Parsit Company, Italy
 Frithjof Dau, SAP Research Dresden, Germany
 Thierry Declerck, DFKI GmbH, Germany
 Alessio Gugliotta, Innova SpA, Italy
 Peter Haase, Fluid Operations, Germany
 Shun Hattori, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
 Xin He, Airinmar Ltd., UK
 Tracy Holloway King, eBay Inc., USA
 Lyndon J. B. Nixon, STI International, Austria
 Zoltán Theisz, evopro Innovation LLC, Hungary
 Thorsten Liebig, derivo GmbH - Ulm, Germany
 Michael Mohler, Language Computer Corporation in Richardson, USA
 Michael Schmidt, fluid Operations AG, Germany
SEMAPRO Publicity Chairs
 Felix Schiele, Reutlingen University, Germany
 Bernd Stadlhofer, University of Applied Sciences, Austria
 Ruben Costa, UNINOVA, Portugal
 Andreas Emrich, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), 

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