The Web is increasingly understood as a global information space, consisting not just of linked documents, but also of linked data. In addition to the maturing of the Semantic Web technology stack, a major catalyst in this transition has been the application of the Linked Data principles , hand-in-hand with the publication and dense, mutual interlinking of large-scale data sets distributed across the Web . This movement has brought the vision of a “Web of Data” closer to realization than ever before. However, the emergence of such Linked Data on a Web scale raises numerous novel and significant research challenges that touch on both the “semantics” and “Web” aspects of the Semantic Web vision. These challenges are diverse in nature and ranging from algorithmic approaches for linking and fusing Web data, over those of providing user applications on top of distributed and heterogeneous data sets, to social and business questions related to the production and consumption of Linked Data. Building on successful events in the field, such as the 1st Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2008) , the goal of this special issue is to solicit high quality, original research contributions on all aspects of Linked Data, thereby capturing the state of the art and stimulating further developments in this and related areas.
TOPICS OF INTERESTS for the IJSWIS special issue include, but are not limited to:
Linked Data Application Architectures
Business Models and Social Aspects
Submissions to this special issue should follow the journal's guidelines for submission guidelines for submission. After submitting the paper, please also inform the guest editors by email, indicating the paper ID assigned by the submission system. Papers must be of high quality and should clearly state the technical issue(s) being addressed as related to Linked Data on the Web. Research papers should present a proof of concept for any novel technique they are proposing. Wherever possible, submissions should demonstrate the contribution of the research by reporting on a systematic evaluation of the work. If a submission is based on a prior publication in a workshop or conference, the journal submission must involve substantial advance (a minimum of 30%) in conceptual terms as well as in exposition (e.g., more comprehensive testing/evaluation/validation or additional applications/usage). If this applies to your submission, please explicitly mention relevant previous publications along with the value addition in the extended manuscript being submitted.
All papers must be submitted by January 7, 2009. The recommended length of submitted papers is between 5,500 to 8,000 words. All papers are subject to peer review performed by at least three established researchers drawn from a panel of experts selected for this special issue. Accepted papers will undergo for a second cycle of revision and reviewer feedback. Please submit manuscripts as a PDF file using the online submission system.
Guest Editors :
Editor in Chief : Prof. Amit Sheth, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University