SemStats 2015 Call for Challenge

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3rd International Workshop on Semantic Statistics co-located with 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015)
Bethlehem, U.S.


The SemStats Challenge is back with more action! It is organized in the context of the SemStats 2015 workshop. Participants are invited to apply statistical techniques and semantic web technologies.

The challenge will consist in the realization of mashups or visualizations, but also on comparisons, analytics, alignment and enrichment of the data and concepts involved in statistical data (see below for the data made available and additional requirements).

The deadline for participants to submit their challenge papers (up to 6 pages, same submission guidelines as the Call for Papers) is Monday 21 September, 2015, 23:59pm Hawai Time. Submission is done via EasyChair by selecting the Challenge paper category.

It is strongly suggested to all challenge participants to send contact informations to in order to be kept informed in case of any changes in the data provided.

Open Data Track

This year we are going with the Open Track: papers must describe a publicly available application. We would love to see everyone play and learn from what you have created. You are welcome to use any statistical data whether it is already in Linked Data shape or not! While you are at it, why not combine it with data from other domains?

Here are some dataset suggestions for this year’s challenge:

Italian National Institute of Statistics
Istat makes available Italian Population and Housing Census 2011 Linked Data. See also the description of data and metadata and for an example dataset.
Scottish Government
The Scottish Statistics Beta (soon to be provides you with the data behind their official statistics on Neighbourhood Statistics.
UK Department for Communities and Local Government
UK DCLG provides their official Linked Open Data of a selection of statistics [...] including Local Government finance, housing and homelessness, wellbeing, deprivation, and the department’s business plan as well as supporting geographical data.
Flemish Government
Statistics from the Flemish Government makes their statistical cubes available with SKOS & XKOS hierarchies.

And more: