RED 2010
         Heraklion, Greece, May 29-June 2, 2011

  Fourth International Workshop on Resource Discovery

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RED Fourth International Workshop on
REsource Discovery (Full-day)

Existing Web infrastructures such as the Semantic Web, Linking Data Projects and Semantic Grids have supported the publication of a tremendous amount of resources. In order to provide users with the capability of using available resources in their day-to-day tasks, scalable infrastructures and efficient techniques to discover, select and access resources are required. Semantic descriptions of functionally and quality of resources as well as user preferences, play an important role in the achievement of this goal.

A resource may be a data repository, a database management system, a linked data endpoint, a link between resources, a semantic wiki, or a Web service. Resources are characterized by core information including a name, a description of its functionality, its URLs, and various additional Quality of Service parameters that express its non-functional characteristics. Resource discovery is the process of identifying, locating and selecting existing resources that satisfy specific functional and non-functional requirements. Current research includes crawling, indexing, ranking, clustering, and rewriting techniques, for collecting and consuming the resources for a specific request.

The Fourth International Workshop on Resource Discovery aims at bringing together researchers from the database, artificial intelligence and semantic web areas, to discuss research issues and experiences in developing and deploying concepts, techniques and applications addressing various issues related to resource discovery. Papers presenting either theoretical or applicative material are expected. This fourth edition will focus on techniques to efficiently collect and consume resources that are semantically described. Approaches for query rewriting in Databases, service selection and composition in Service Oriented Architectures, and for processing queries against Linked Data, can contribute to solve the resource discovery problem, and are of special interest.

Workshop key dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011 Hawaii Time
Acceptance notification:
April 10, 2011
Camera ready:
April 21, 2011
Workshop Full-Day: May29/30, 2011

We invite the submission of 15 pages (long papers), short research papers (up to 8 pages) in LNCS format.

Workshop Organizing Committee

María-Esther Vidal, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela.
Edna Ruckhaus, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela.

Workshop Chair
Zoé Lacroix, Arizona State University and Translational Genomics Research Institute, (TGen) USA

May 29-June 2,  2011
Heraklion, Greece
At the 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference
(ESWC 2011)
Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to)

  • Ontology-based Resource Discovery. 
  • Formalisms to semantically describe resources as well as user preferences and quality.
  • Resource Discovery query languages.
  • Applications to register, produce and consume resources, e.g. crawlers, search engines, federated frameworks.
  • Query rewriting over Web resources such as Web Services and Linked Datasets.
  • Cost-models and Optimization for Resource Discovery.
  • Automatic extraction of metadata.
  • Scalable architectures for Resource Discovery.
  • Applications in e-government, life science, healthcare, among others.
  • Benchmarks for Resource Discovery Evaluation.