CFP: Data Mining on Linked Data workshop with Linked Data Mining Challenge

To be held during the 20th Int. Symposium on Methodologies of Intelligent Systems, ISMIS 2012, 4-7 December 2012 Macao (

Official CFP

Workshop Scope

Over the past 3 years, the Semantic Web activity has gained momentum with the  widespread publishing of structured data as RDF. The Linked Data paradigm has therefore evolved from a practical research idea into a very promising candidate for addressing one of the biggest challenges in the area of intelligent information management: the exploitation of the Web as a platform for data and information integration in addition to document search. Although numerous workshops and even Challenges already emerged in the intersection of Data Mining and Linked Data (e.g. Know@LOD at ESWC) and even Challenges have been organized (USEWODs at WWW,, the particular setting chosen (with a highly topical Government-related dataset) will allow to explore new methods of exploiting Linked Data with state-of-the-art mining tools.

Workshop Topic

The workshop consists of an Open Track and of a Challenge Track.
The Open Track will expect submission of regular research papers, describing novel approaches to applying Data Mining techniques on the Linked Data sources.

Participation in the Challenge Track will require the participants to download a real-world RDF dataset from the domain of Public Contract Procurement, and accomplish at least one of the four pre-defined tasks on it using their own or publicly available data mining tool. To get access to the data, participants have to register to the Challenge Track at Partial mapping to external datasets will also be available, which will allow for extraction of further potential features from the Linked Open Data cloud. Task 1 will amount to unrestricted discovery of interesting nuggets in the (augmented) dataset. Task 2 will be similar but the category of interesting hypotheses will be partially specified. Task 3 will concern prediction of one of the features natively present in training data (but only added to the evaluation dataset after the result submission). Task 4 will concern prediction of a feature manually added to a sample of the data by a team of domain experts.
Participants will submit textual reports (Challenge Track papers) and, for Tasks 3 and 4, also the classification results.


Both the research papers (submitted to the Open Track) and the Challenge Track papers should follow the Springer formatting style. The templates for Word and LaTeX are available at the workshop web and can be also found at The length of the submission should not exceed 10 pages. All papers will be made available at the workshop web pages and there will be a post-conference proceedings for selected workshop papers.

Papers (and results for Tasks 3 and 4) should be submitted using the EasyChair .

Important Dates

  • Data ready for download: June 20, 2012
  • Workshop paper and result data submissions: August 10, 2012
  • Notification of Workshop paper acceptance: August 25, 2012
  • Workshop: December 4, 2012


CFP: Intellectual Capital Strategy Management for Knowledge-based Organizations

Call for Chapters

  • Proposals Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012
  • Full Chapters Due: June 15, 2012


Strategy management addresses the forces and causes that explain performance differences between organisations. One approach studies industry structures as external determinants of organisational performance. An alternative approach focuses on internal resources and capabilities as sources of sustained competitive advantage. This is the resource and capabilities theory of the firm. On the other hand, the knowledge-based view of the firm considers the firm as a repository of knowledge-based resources and capabilities. To the extent that these resources and capabilities are unique, rare, difficult to imitate and non-substitutable, they confer sustained competitive advantage on the firm. Thus, in these approaches, organisational performance differences are a result of different stocks of knowledge-based resources and capabilities.

On the other hand, intellectual capital literature focuses on the measurement of companies/organizations/regions knowledge base. It also deals with building guidelines for the development of ”intellectual capital accounts”, a corporate report to inform about firms’ stock of knowledge-based resources.

Objectives of the book

The topics of Organizational Learning (OL), Knowledge Management (KM) and Intellectual Capital (IC) are receiving increased interest both from the academic community and companies because of the influence of innovation and learning on the achievement of a competitive advantage for the firm in the New Economy. Literature on knowledge management and intellectual capital suggests that competitive advantage flows from the creation, ownership, protection, storage and use of certain knowledge-based organisational resources. Superior organizational performance depends on firms/organizations/regions ability to be good at innovation, learning, protecting, deploying, amplifying and measuring this strategic intellect.

The objective of book is to bring together a selection of new perspectives that collectively articulate a knowledge-based view of strategy management. It adopts a knowledge-based view that considers the role companies, organizations and nations in the nurturing, deployment, storage and measurement of their knowledge.

The book aims to understand how policies and strategies for the management of knowledge-based resources (human capital, relational capital, structural capital) can contribute to the creation of a competitive advantage not only for companies and institutions but also for nations and economic regions. The adequate design of human resource management policies (“make”/”buy” policies), the strategic design and implementation of strategies for managing knowledge and learning in companies as well as actions take to measure and report on knowledge management can make a difference and create a long term competitive advantage of companies, nations and regions.

Topics of interest for the book

The book will be structured into 5 main sections:

  • Section 1. Intellectual Capital in Companies and Organization
  • Section 2. Intellectual Capital Reports: New Trends in publishing
  • Section 3. Knowledge Management in Practice: Lessons to learn
  • Section 4. Human Resource Management Policies: Strategies to manage knowledge in companies and organizations
  • Section 5. Challenges for the Management of Knowledge-based Resources.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cases studies on human resource management
  • Economic development of nations and regions
  • Knowledge management theory
  • Knowledge creation
  • Knowledge-based resources
  • Human resource policies
  • “Make”/ “Buy” human resource systems
  • Human capital
  • Relation capital
  • Structural capital
  • Innovation
  • Organizational learning
  • Organizational unlearning

Submission Procedure

Chapter proposals (2 pages) are expected by April 30, 2012. Full chapters (20-25 pages) are expected to be submitted by June 15, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.

Important Dates

  • April 30, 2012 Book Chapter Submission
  • June 15, 2012 Full Chapter Submission
  • July 1, 2012 Review Results to Authors
  • July 15, 2012 Revised Chapter Submission
  • September 1, 2012 Final Acceptance Notifications

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos
University of Oviedo, Spain

With CC to:
Robert D. Tennyson
University of Minnesota, USA

Jingyuan Zhao
University of Québec at Montréal, Canada

CFP: Focussed Topic Issue on “New trends on E-Procurement applying Semantic Technologies”

Call for Papers: “Special issue on New trends on E-Procurement applying Semantic Technologies”


The aim of this special issue is to collect innovative and high-quality research and industrial contributions regarding E-Procurement processes that can fulfill the needs of this new realm. This special issue aims at exploring the recent advances in the application of Semantic Technologies in the E-Procurement sector soliciting original scientific contributions in the form of theoretical, experimental and real research and case studies.

Important dates and Timeline

  • 15 of July 2012, for abstracts (send directly to the guest editors)
  • 1st of September, 2012 for invitations sent to authors to submit full paper
  • 28 Feb 2013, full papers due (submit only to the Elsevier Editorial System)
  • 1st of May 2013, first round of reviews
  • 1st of July 2013, revised papers due (also submitted to the EES)
  • 1st of September 2013, second round of reviews,
  • 1st of November 2013, final papers due (also in EES)
if you need additional information, please contact guest editors:
  •  Jose María Alvarez Rodríguez (Assistant Professor, University of Oviedo), Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Oviedo, C/Calvo Sotelo, S/N, 33003, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, E-mail:
  • José Emilio Labra Gayo (Associate Professor, University of Oviedo), Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Oviedo, C/Calvo Sotelo, S/N, 33003, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, E-mail:
  • Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos (Associate Professor,  University of Oviedo), Department of Business Management, School of Economics and Business, University of Oviedo, Campus del Cristo – Avda. del Cristo, s/n 33006 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, E-mail: