Appel: 1st International Workshop on Quantitative Semantic methods for the Internet (QSI'08)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Apr 16 09:12:04 UTC 2008

Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:05:02 +0200
From: Juan Manuel Torres Moreno <juan-manuel.torres at>
Message-ID: <4804A7FE.5000505 at>

We apologize if you receive multiple copies

--------- 1st Call for Papers ----------

1st International Workshop on Quantitative Semantic methods for the
Internet (QSI'08)
in conjunction with the federated "OnTheMove" 2008 Conferences
Monterrey, Mexico, Nov 9 - 14, 2008



As the limitations of current internet became clear, some proposals
for taking meaning into account began to appear, mainly the so-called
"Semantic web", which includes a set of technologies like RDF, based
on new markup languages. Though these technologies could be
technically sound, practical limitations, such as the high training
level required to construct semantic web pages, and the small
proportion of current semantic web pages - which, circularly produces
low commercial interest in RDF, end up making the semantic web
marginal today and also in the near foreseeable future.
So, other options for taking into account semantics of today's
internet were proposed. From "latent" semantics to fuzzy techniques
and many others, they have in common their interest in modeling in a
quantitative and often approximate way the meaning of online
documents, at least for identifying their subject or topic. Extensive
use of counting, statistical methods can bring to front many semantic
"hidden" regularities of the web. Some researchers have proposed to
measure "semantic" distances by counting joint keyword occurrences in
web pages, by clustering related keywords, by using approximate
matching, and many other quantitative or approximate methods.

In this workshop we are interested in gathering the emerging
scientific and practitioners community for sharing and discussing all
those quantitative and approximate methods for dealing with internet

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Semantic distances calculation
- Automatic topic discovery
- Semantic algorithms scalability
- Quantitative semantics compatibility with current search technology
- Applications of quantitative semantics

Abstract Submission Deadline June 15, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline June 30, 2008
Acceptance Notification August 15, 2008
Camera Ready Due August 25, 2008
Registration Due August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences November 9 - 14, 2008

Papers submitted to this workshop must not have been accepted for
publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, clarity of expression. All
submissions must be in English. Submissions should be made in PDF
format and must not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready
format. Detailed formatting instructions will be announced.

Ramon F. Brena, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Francisco Cantu-Ortiz, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Publicity chairs: Hector Ceballos, Yolanda Castillo

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (To be extended)
Miguel A. Alonso Pardo, Universidad de la Coruña, Spain
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Jerome Euzenat, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Sara Garza, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Randy Goebel, University of Alberta
Adolfo Guzman, CIC, Mexico
Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto
Richard Kittredge, Universidad de Montréal
Ana Maguitman, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Trevor Martin, University of Bristol, England
Antonio Moreno Ortiz, Universidad de Málaga
Vivi Nastase, EML Research
Eduardo Ramirez, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Vasile Rus, University of Memphis
Elie Sanchez, University of Aix-Marseille, France
Juan M. Torres Moreno, University of Avignon, France
Manuel Vilares, Universidad of Vigo, Spain
Hugo Zaragoza, Yahoo Research Barcelona, Spain

Best regards,

Héctor Ceballos, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Publicity Chair
ceballos at <mailto:ceballos at>

Yolanda Castillo, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
Publicity Chair
yolizca at <mailto:yolizca at>

If you have some questions concerning QSI'08 please send us a email.

Responsable de la thématique TALNE LIA/Université d'Avignon  
Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon 
BP 1228, 84911 Avignon Cedex 9, FRANCE
Tél: (+33) 04 90 84 35 68
fax: (+33) 04 90 84 35 01

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