IESD’15 will continue to provide a forum to discuss approaches for exploring semantic data following two stimulating workshops in this series (2012, 2013, 2014). Semantic data is available widely and semantic data exploration is becoming a key activity in a range of application domains, such as government organisations, education, life science, cultural heritage, and media. Several novel interfaces and interaction means for exploration of semantic data are being proposed, for example exploratory search systems, semantic data browsers, ontology/content visualisation environments and semantic wikis. Although on the rise, the current solutions are still maturing and need to take into account human factors to make exploration intuitive or employ necessary computational models to aid the intuitiveness and improve the effectiveness of exploration tasks. Lessons also can be learned from the commonalities and differences in exploration requirements between different domains. Hence, greater benefits can be achieved by bringing together expertise from different communities, including HCI, Semantic Web, and personalisation with the potential application domain demands.
Time is ripe to bring together the different disciplines related to semantic data exploration (semantic technologies, intelligent user interfaces, adaptation and personalisation, visualisation) and form an international community to identify the major challenges and research directions. The workshop is intended to make the first step in shaping such community and providing a forum that focuses on semantic data exploration and enables:
- Sharing techniques and experience
- Identifying potential domains and application areas
- Designing and reflecting on evaluation studies
- Identifying future research directions
IESD’15 will bring together different disciplines related to semantic data exploration and form an international community to identify the major challenges and research directions.
IESD brings an exciting format including keynote speaker(s) and interactive sessions.