7th International Workshop on Methods, Evaluation, Tools and Applications for the Creation and Consumption of Structured Data for the e-Society (Meta4eS’18)

Supported by

IFIP TC 12 WG 12.7 – Social Networking Semantics and Collective Intelligence
BYTE Big Data Community (BBDC, - responsible Big Data practices
Data Licenses Clearance Center (DALICC,


With a special keynote session: TBA






The future e-Society is an e-inclusive society based on the extensive use of digital technologies at all levels of interaction between its members. It is a society that evolves based on knowledge and that empowers individuals by creating virtual communities that benefit from social inclusion, access to information, enhanced participation, interaction and freedom of expression, among other. This leads to radical changes in the dynamics and the interaction between its members, determining new economic scenarios.


In this context, the role of the World Wide Web and generally of information and communication technology (ICT) in the way people and organisations exchange information and interact in the social cyberspace is crucial. Large amounts of structured data – Big (Open) Data – are being generated, published and shared and a growing number of services and applications emerge from it.

The structured data that are being published – e.g. as RDF on the Web of Data – is the result of current popular initiatives adopted by a growing number of actors from transversal domains (e.g. governments, city municipalities, etc.). Making sense of these data by producing services and applications for end-user consumption from government and public body data is presently a huge challenge for the research community, going towards a Value Web. On the other hand, from a business perspective, the (dynamic) composition of services using Big Structured Data is an important market stimulator.


These initiatives take into account methods for the creation, storage and consumption of increasing amounts of structured data and tools that make possible their application by end-users to real-life situations, as well as their evaluation. The final aim is to lower the barrier between end-users and ICT through contributions to the e-Society. These include multilingual information, information visualisation, privacy and trust, rich multimedia retrieval, personalized services, etc.


Applications must enable people to use their knowledge at best and generate new knowledge in return, while keeping intact their privacy and confidentiality, whether it is in e-Culture, e-Government, e-Democracy, e-Health, or in other areas of the e-Society. Societal, ethics and policy aspects are also to be taken into consideration when empowering and designing ICT solutions.


The 7th edition of the Meta4eS workshop aims at bringing together researchers, professionals and experts interested to discuss, demonstrate and share best practices, ideas and results around the creation, management and, particularly, consumption of structured data for the e-Society. The focus will be both on scientific and technological research and on industrial use cases from various application domains.







This year, Meta4eS has a special focus on cross-disciplinary communities and applications associated with Big Data in any possible domain (e.g., Culture, Smart Manufacturing and Production, Smart City and Digital City, Health, Government and Public Sector, Environmental and Geo-Spatial, Ambient Assisted Living, Energy, Social Media, Online Communications and Marketing) and their impact on the e-Society.
Topics related to methods, tools and applications for the Big Data Value Chain for the e-Society and their evaluation are of interest. These include (but are not limited to) best practices, case studies and tendencies related to:


•    Big Data for Cross-disciplinary Communities
•    Societal Impacts of Big Data
•    Research Roadmapping based on Societal Externalities of Big Data
•    Big Data Value Chain in e-Society
•    (Semantic) Data Licensing
•    Smart Data, Linked Data,
•    Data Visualisation Tools for e-society
•    Knowledge Creation, Sharing and Retrieval for e-Society
•    Knowledge Evolution from Social Processes
•    Use of Natural Language Resources in the Creation and Consumption of Structured Data
•    Exploiting Multilingual Terminology for Structured Data Consumption
•    Best Practices in Consuming Big Structured Data for e-Society
•    Lightweight Ontology Creation Methodologies for e-Society
•    Ontology in Use for e-Society Applications with a Focus on Crossing the Boundaries of Multiple Communities and Disciplines
•    Semantic Information Processing for Interpretation and Better Understanding our Society
•    Service Composition for e-Society
•    Security, Privacy and Trust in Consuming Big Structured Data
•    Evaluation Methodologies
•    End-user experience with Big (Open) Data
•    Research Projects and Live Demos regarding Applications of Big Structured Data for e-Society




Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 July 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 10 July 2018
Acceptance Notification: 20 August 2018
Camera Ready Due: 30 August 2018 (firm deadline)
Registration Due: 30 August 2018 (firm deadline)
OTM Conferences and Workshops: 22-26 October 2018
Second Camera Ready Upload (optional): 1st December 2018





Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three members of the workshop Program Committee, based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity of expression. Submissions must be in English and are of two types:regular papers and short papers. Papers should not exceed 5,000 words (excluding references), and should not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format. Short papers, of at most 5 pages in the final camera-ready format, may relate to a software tool demonstration, describe a small case study, or explore preliminary ideas about a relevant topic. Papers should be formatted according to the Springer Verlag LNCS style and submitted in PDF format.


Author instructions can be found at:


Paper submission site:


Papers, demos and posters presenting ongoing studies relevant to the workshop’s topics are encouraged for submission.


Accepted workshop papers (full papers or short papers) will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) in the OTM 2018 post-conference Workshop Proceedings. Papers published in these Proceedings will be indexed by ISI, ACM Digital Library, DBLP and Google Scholar. The deadline for the upload of an accepted Draft camera ready (CR) version and of the copyright form is 30 August 2018. However, for all accepted workshop papers there is an additional (optional) “FinalCR” upload deadline on 1st December 2018, allowing authors to correct and improve their submissions based on their participation in the OnTheMove event. Final CR papers must respect the original copyright form (only submitted once) by title, authors and content.


Failure to commit to presentation at the workshop automatically excludes a paper from the post-conference Workshop Proceedings.





Ioana Ciuciu
University Babes-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Anna Fensel
STI Innsbruck,University of Innsbruck, Austria
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be confirmed and completed)


Adrian M. P. Brasoveanu, MODUL Vienna University, Austria
Alina Dia Trambitas, Recognos, Romania
Ana Roxin, University of Bourgogne, France
Andrea Ko, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Camelia-M. Pintea, Technical University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Christophe Roche, University Savoie, France
Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Doina Tatar, University Babes-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Efstratios (Stratos) Kontopoulos, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
Erik Mannens, Ghent University - IBBT, Belgium
Fouad Zablith, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Georgios Meditskos, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
Jorge Martinez-Gil, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
Liliana Ibanescu, AgroParisTech & I.N.R.A. Mét@risk, France
Lorenzo Bigagli, CNR, Italy
Luz-Maria Priego-Roche, INRIA, Grenoble, France
Magali Séguran, SAP Research, France
Maria Poveda Villalón, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Mike Matton, VlaamseRadio en Televisieomroep, Belgium
Peter Spyns, EWI Flamish Government, Belgium
Thanos G. Stavropoulos, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
Vikash Kumar, Intelligence Capability, Analytics & Insight | Inland Revenue, NZ
Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext, Bulgaria