The Web is changing during the last decade, and becoming an evolving source of information and knowledge, with content being derived, generated, shared or simply annotated by end-users. The heterogeneity of data formats and applications affects the way knowledge is produced and consumed. This shift from the old Web, in which knowledge was statically generated, to the new Web, where semantics can be exploited by ordinary users, who actively participate in knowledge creation, dissemination and maintenance, is presenting new opportunities and challenges.
The focus of this year’s WebDB workshop is on novel techniques for modeling and reasoning about freshness, correctness and quality of information and knowledge on the Web. We solicit contributions from the data management community, in which traditional data management techniques are extended, adapted and extensively tested, in support of a transition from the Web of Data to the Web of Knowledge.
- Keynote talk
Divesh Srivastava will give a keynote on Discovering and Selecting Valuable Sources for Integration.
- Best Paper Award
Based on the reviews, we will select the Best Paper of the WebDB 2015 workshop.
- Outstanding Reviewer Awards
To encourage helpful and profound reviews, WebDB also awards the best reviewers. This year’s awards to go 6 out of our 40 reviewers: Benny Kimelfeld, Oktie Hassanzadeh, Nicoleta Preda, Felix Naumann, Danai Symeonidou, and Yael Amsterdamer.