Social Data on the Web

Sunday, October 23rd - 09:00 - 18:00 - Room: Einstein

The 4th international workshop on Social Data on the Web (SDoW2011) aims to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners involved in semantically-enhancing social media websites, as well as academics researching more formal aspect of these interactions between the Semantic Web and Social Web, including people involved in recent active developments in collaborative and social software and their Semantic Web counterparts, notably in the industry, such as Facebook Open Graph Protocol. It is now widely agreed in the community that the Semantic Web and the Social Web can benefit from each other. One the one hand, the speed at which data is being created on the Social Web is growing at exponential rate. Recent statistics showed that about 100 million Tweets are created per day and that Facebook has now 500 million users. Yet, some issues still have to be tackled, such as how to efficiently make sense of all this data, how to ensure trust and privacy on the Social Web, how to interlink data from different systems, whether it is on the Web or in the enterprise, or more recently, how to link Social Network and sensor networks to enable Semantic Citizen Sensing. Following the successful SDoW workshops at ISWC 2008, 2009 and 2010, this workshop will tackle these various topics and aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners, as in the 3 previous editions.

Find the schedule and further information on the workshop's website or send an email to sdow [dot] team [at] gmail [dot] com

Accepted Workshop Papers

Claudia Wagner, Markus Strohmaier and Yulan He. Pragmatic metadata matters: How data about the usage of data effects semantic user models

Adam Westerski, Carlos A. Iglesias and Fernando Tapia Rico. Linked Opinions: Describing Sentiments on the Structured Web of Data

Geir Solskinnsbakk and Jon Atle Gulla. Semantic Annotation from Social Data.

Arnim Bleier, Benjamin Zapilko, Mark Thamm and Peter Mutschke. Using SKOS to Integrate Social Networking Sites with Scholarly Information Portals

Serena Villata, Nicolas Delaforge, Fabien Gandon and Amelie Gyrard. Social Semantic Web Access Control

Csaba Veres. LexiTags: An Interlingua for the Social Semantic Web

Amparo E. Cano, Andrea Varga and Fabio Ciravegna. Volatile Classification of Point of Interests based on Social Activity Streams

Mathieu D'Aquin, Salman Elahi and Enrico Motta. Semantic Technologies to Support the User-Centric Analysis of Activity Data

Patrick Minder and Abraham Bernstein. Social Network Aggregation Using Face-Recognition

Martin Atzmueller, Dominik Benz, Andreas Hotho and Gerd Stumme. Towards Mining Semantic Maturity in Social Bookmarking Systems


Find the proceedings of the workshop here.


Organizing Committee

Programme Committee


  • Alessandra Toninelli, Research & Innovation Division of the Engineering Group, Italy
  • Axel Ngonga, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • Chris Bizer, FUB, Germany
  • Dan Brickley, FOAF project & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Daniel Gayo-Avello, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Daniel Schwabe, PUC Rio, Brasil
  • Diego Berrueta, Fundación CTIC, Spain
  • Emanuele Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France
  • Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes, DFKI Knowledge Management Lab, Germany
  • Harry Halpin, University of Edinburgh / W3C, UK
  • Henry Story, Apache Software Foundation, France
  • Irene Celino, CEFRIEL, Italy
  • Jose E. Labra, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Libby Miller, BBC, UK
  • Matthew Rowe, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Michael Hausenblas, DERI, NUI Galway Ireland
  • Mischa Tuffield, Garlik, UK
  • Olaf Hartig, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Oscar Corcho, UPM, Spain
  • Pablo López, Treelogic, Spain
  • Pablo Mendes, Kno.e.sis, Wright State University, USA
  • Richard Cyganiak, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Sebastian Tramp, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • Sheila Kinsella, DERI, NUI Galway
  • Sofia Angeletou, KMi, The Open University, UK
  • Steve Harris, Garlik, UK
  • Yves Raimond, BBC, UK