Welcome to the 1st INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HYPERLINKING IN THE WEB OF LINKED THINGS that will take place in Santiago (Chile) in conjunction with the 14th ACM HYPERTEXT CONFERENCE 1–4 Sep 2014.
Submission deadline June 27, 2014 (extended).
The Web is evolving from a mere network of connections among virtual content and data to a network of connections among real things and objects. In such new emerging Web, hyperlinks are consequently changing their nature. They can now connect very different kinds of resources that are real world things, data and documents; moreover they can be typed, i.e. they can describe the kind of relationship between the resources they connect, following the Linked Data principles. This workshop aims to discuss the new issues that arise from the rapid changes in this research field.
The idea of linking the Web and physical things is not new, but in the last years this line of research has grown exponentially. The Web of Things is about exploiting Web standards to connect physical objects. They can be everyday objects with attached tokens linked to a virtual counterpart on the Web, which users can scan to get information about them. However they can also be smart physical objects with embedded sensors and processing capabilities that make them able to stream data and process them. Embedded tiny Web servers make even possible to communicate to such objects using HTTP standards and to invoke services provided by the objects. Users can perform such actions remotely as well, thanks to their URI reference. This makes physical things gateway to the world of physical and virtual things, through hyperlinks between them. If physical things are also smart (i.e., able to process information), they can reason about their properties and be able to generate new links among these physical things, by discovering similarities between them.
Direct consequences are the URI explosion and the need of new approaches to manage heterogeneity. Linked Data principles advocate the need of a single data model to represent things and the use of typed hyperlinks, in order to make links or objects processable, understandable and discoverable by machines. For example, a hyperlink of the type ‘relative of’ may be set between two people, a hyperlink of the type ‘close by’ may be set between two things; co-reference may be handled by using ‘same as’ to specify multiple identifiers for the same thing.
The goal of this workshop is to discuss the issues that arise concerning the new Web of Linked Things. It wishes to stimulate a discussion about the current state-of-art and the ongoing projects that concern the discovery and linking of things, not necessarily limited to Linked Data-based approaches.
Topics of Interest
Relevant workshop topics include but are not limited to:
- Semantics for the Web of Thinks
- Linked data for the Web of Thinks
- Automatic generation of links
- Discovery of things
- Link annotation
- Link updating
- Adaptive links
- Methods to query data produced by things
- Nomadic objects and nomadic links
- User interaction with linked things
Case studies and position papers on future research challenges in specific domains such as for example education, cultural heritage and support on the job, are welcome.
- Carlos Buil-Aranda, Department of Computer Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
- Federica Cena, Department of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy
- Ilaria Torre, Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics, University of Genoa, Italy
- Marcelo Arenas, Department of Computer Science, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile,
- Carlos Buil-Aranda, Department of Computer Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
- Federica Cena, Department of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy,
- Oscar Corcho, Department of Artificial Intelligenge, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
- Olaf Hartig, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada,
- Dominikus Heckmann, Hochschule Amberg-Weiden, German Research Center for AI, Germany,
- Aidan Hogan, Deptartment of Computer Science, Universidad de Chile,
- Alexander Kröner, DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany.
- Francesco Osborne, Department of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy,
- Sergey Sosnovsky, CeLTech, DFKI, Germany,
- Ilaria Torre, Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics, University of Genoa, Italy.
- Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France.
Call for papers
- Long papers (8 pages) for research papers
- Short papers (4 pages) for position papers and research-in-progress papers
The workshop will consist of a part of accepted papers presentation and a part of a discussion among participants. We are considering the opportunity to have an expert in the topic to give an invited talk.
Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings and will be published on the workshop webpage and on CEUR-WS.org site (ISSN: 1613-0073).
At least one author of an accepted paper needs to register for the WLT 2014 workshop and needs to present the paper at the workshop.
If you have any question please contact ilaria.torre /at/ unige.it