Tuesday 22 October 2013, in Sydney, Australia
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The goal of the SemStats workshop is to explore and strengthen the relationship between the Semantic Web and statistical communities, to provide better access to the data held by statistical offices. It will focus on ways in which statisticians can use Semantic Web technologies and standards in order to formalize, publish, document and link their data and metadata.
The statistical community has recently shown an interest in the Semantic Web. In particular, initiatives have been launched to develop semantic vocabularies representing statistical classifications and discovery metadata. Tools are also being created by statistical organizations to support the publication of dimensional data conforming to the Data Cube specification, now in Last Call at W3C.
But statisticians see challenges in the Semantic Web: how can data and concepts be linked in a statistically rigorous fashion? How can we avoid fuzzy semantics leading to wrong analyses? How can we preserve data confidentiality?
The workshop will also cover the question of how to apply statistical methods or treatments to linked data, and how to develop new methods and tools for this purpose. Except for visualisation techniques and tools, this question is relatively unexplored, but the subject will obviously grow in importance in the near future.
Paper submission for the workshop is now closed, but the data challenge remains open: see the challenge Call for Papers for details on how to participate.
Here is an outline of the workshop program, still subject to change.
Keynote address: Strategic opportunities through applying semantic technologies to modernising official statistics
By Dr. Siu-Ming Tam, Head of the Methodology and Data Management Division at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
A paper entitled "Australian Bureau of Statistics Implementation of Semantic Web Technology" will also be presented in this first session.
Presentation of four papers:
Presentation of four papers
Presentation of a paper on Detecting and Reporting Extensional Concept Drift in Statistical Linked Data, and of the papers selected for the data challenge. Announcement of the challenge winner.
Registration is open at http://iswc2013.semanticweb.org/content/registration. Attendees who would like to register for the SemStats Workshop but cannot participate to the whole ISWC Conference can choose the "Industry days" option (separate registration here).