5th Workshop on Linked Science 2015— Best Practices and the Road Ahead (LISC2015)

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Website: 5th Workshop on Linked Science 2015— Best Practices and the Road Ahead (LISC2015)
When: October 12-September 12 2015
Where: Bethlehem, PA, USA
Part of: International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2015
Scientific dissemination traditionally relies heavily on scholarly articles and presentations at conferences. However in the past few years, we have seen an increasing trend towards the publication of raw research data to facilitate verification and reuse. ​Linked Science champions the process of publishing, sharing and interlinking scientific resources and data along with complete experiment context, which is critical for understanding, reusing and verifying scientific research. Semantic Web technologies provide a promising means for achieving this practice. ​In the past four Linked Science workshops, we have focused on investigating benefits of this approach. However, there is a still huge knowledge gap in understanding how to support Linked Science, especially for non­technical users who are new to this domain. To overcome this critical barrier to the adoption of the Linked Science approach, our 2015 edition proposes a focus on ​“Best Practices and the Road Ahead”, ​aiming for practical solutions that help applying Linked Science principles and open research discussions with regards to supporting this new practice. We are particularly interested in tools and workflows that could facilitate the practice of Linked Science, and investigations identifying challenges and gaps to be addressed, with a special focus on less technology­savvy users​. LISC2015 program will start with a keynote by Krzysztof Janowicz from the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara and continue with paper/demo presentations. We will also arrange again the successful break-out groups for preparing a joint memo as the outcome of LISC2015.


: July 13, 2015