Call for Papers

The 3rd International Workshop on Dataset PROFIling & fEderated Search for Linked Data (PROFILES’16)

Venue: PROFILES 2016 is co-located with ESWC 2016 and takes place in Anissaras, Crete, Greece.
Date: PROFILES 2016 will take place on Monday, May 30, 2016 in the morning.

The PROFILES’16 workshop aims to gather innovative query and search approaches for large-scale, distributed and heterogeneous linked datasets inline with dedicated approaches to analyse, describe and discover endpoints, as an inherent task of query distribution. PROFILES’16 will equally consider both novel scientific methods and techniques for querying, assessment, profiling, and curation of distributed datasets as well as the application perspective, such as the innovative use of tools and methods for providing structured knowledge about distributed datasets, their evolution and fundamentally, means to search and query the Web of Data. The workshop will provide a highly interactive forum for researchers in the fields of Semantic Web and Linked Data, Databases, Semantic Search, Text Mining, NLP and Information Retrieval.

The main areas of interest of PROFILES’16 include dataset/endpoint analysis, profiling and discovery along with techniques for distributed semantic search that take such profiles into account. In particular this includes:

Dataset/endpoint analysis, profiling and discovery:

  • dataset profile representation (vocabularies, schemas)
  • novel applications and techniques for dataset profiling
  • automated approaches to dataset analysis and exploration
  • analysis/monitoring of dataset and graph dynamics
  • topic profiling of datasets
  • assessment of dataset schema conformance and evolution
  • dataset quality analysis for query routing

Distributed semantic search:

  • query routing taking into account relevance and quality of distributed datasets
  • semantic annotation and expansion for keyword queries
  • keyword query interpretation and disambiguation for Linked Data
  • fusing, cleaning, ranking and refining search results
  • scalability & performance of distributed data queries
  • novel applications for federated search over Linked Data


We welcome the following types of contributions.

  • Short (up to 6 pages) and full (up to 15 pages) research papers
  • Poster abstracts and system demonstrations should not exceed 4 pages

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS proceedings style. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the PC. Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format via the Easychair system:


The complete set of papers will be published with the CEUR Workshop Proceedings (, listed by the DBLP.


  • Friday March 11, 2016: Extended to Friday, March 18, 2016: Full & short research paper, poster & demo submission deadline
  • Friday April 1, 2016: Notification of acceptance
  • Friday April 15, 2016: Camera-ready paper due



Charlie Abela, University of Malta
Alessandro Adamou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Marco Antonio Casanova, PUC – Rio
Mathieu D’aquin, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Enrico Daga, The Open University
Tom Heath, Open Data Institute
Saud Aljaloud, University of Southampton
Andreas Nürnberger, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim
Bernardo Pereira Nunes, PUC-Rio
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton
Carlos Pedrinaci, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Raquel Trillo Lado, University of Zaragoza
Thomas Gottron, University of Koblenz-Landau
Simon Gottschalk, L3S Research Center, Germany
Dmitry Mouromtsev, ITMO University
Konstantin Todorov, LIRMM / University of Montpellier



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