About TourismKG 2019
2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs on Travel and Tourism (TourismKG 2019) is a workshop at the 22nd International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2019).
Travel and Tourism is a multibillion-dollar industry having a major impact on the global economy. An increasing number of people use applications on the Web to plan their trips. Although current applications are focused on humans, in the era of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, there is a need for machine-readable data.
Semantic Web techniques such as ontologies or vocabularies allow domain experts to represent knowledge with explicit semantics in a machine-readable way. Besides, datasets can be transformed and integrated with this knowledge in order to create the so-called Knowledge Graphs. Such Knowledge Graphs, together with Machine Learning techniques, are used by popular applications such as Siri, Google Now, or Alexa. The success of these applications depends on the existence of high-quality knowledge graphs.
While Knowledge Graphs have been successfully used in other domains such as finance, medical or e-commerce, little attention has been paid to apply these technologies in the Tourism and Travel industry. Thus, the goal of this workshop is to raise the awareness of the importance of Knowledge Graphs on the travel industry and discuss their usage, challenges, enhancement, and ways of commercial exploitation.
Workshop structure: Although it will be adapted to the variety and content of accepted papers, we consider a keynote, paper presentations, and hands-on (DBpedia quality enhancement techniques, including the Spanish DBpedia as a source of local infomation).
Call for papers
- Topics of Interest
- Open Data, Proprietary Data, Semantic Web and Tourism
- Ontologies and Vocabularies for Travel and Tourism
- » User Requirements life cycle for Travel and Tourism
- » Vocabularies, thesauri, metadata schemas, and ontologies
- » Ontology creation, extraction, and evolution
- » Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
- » Use and development of standards, such as SKOS, etc.
- » Ontology design patterns for Travel and Tourisms
- Knowledge Graph Generation and Completion for Travel and Tourism
- » Automatic information extraction; open information extraction, named entity extraction; ontology construction
- » Manual information extraction (crowdsourcing)
- » Entity resolution, relation extraction, information integration
- » Data transformation (CSV, XML, JSON, etc. to Knowledge Graph)
- » Data streams, online/on-the-fly adaptation of travel and tourism knowledge
- Techniques and applications of Knowledge Graphs for Travel and Tourism
- » Question-answering using KBs
- » Conversational systems (e.g. chatbots, voice assistants)
- » E-tourism services
- » Tourism recommender systems
- » Intelligent trip planners
- » Knowledge discovery and data mining on travel and tourism knowledge graphs
- » Reasoning strategies (e.g. context, temporal, spatial)
- » Machine learning and NLP techniques
We envision three categories/tracks, each one will be evaluated differently according to the nature of the submission:
- » Research Papers, presenting novel scientific research addressing the topics of the workshop. Novelty and soundness will be key criteria.
- » Resource papers, presenting novel scientific research addressing the topics of the workshop. Novelty and soundness will be key criteria.
- » Industry & Use Case Presentations, in which industry experts can present and discuss practical solutions, use case prototypes, best practices, etc. Evidence of use and adoption in practice should be noticed.
Full papers (max 12 pages) and short papers (max 4 pages) will be accepted for the workshop presentations. But, in order to include short papers in the proceedings, an extended version (up to 12 pages) will have to be provided after the workshop and will be reviewed as a regular full paper.
Submission criteria are as follows:
- » Papers must adhere to the Springer LNBIP format guidelines.
- » The acceptance rate will not be higher than 40%.
- » Papers should be submitted to the workshop’s EasyChair submission pages.
The accepted papers will be published as Springer LNBIP proceedings.
The authors of the accepted papers are given a presentation time slot of 25 minutes, with 5 minutes Q&A.
|Paper Submission||Monday April 15 (extended to 29), 2019||
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|Acceptance Notification||Wednesday May 15, 2019||
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|Camera-ready version||Wednesday June 19, 2019||
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|Final Paper Camera-ready version||Wednesday July 31, 2019||
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Email: mariano.rico AT fi.upm.es
Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
He is creator and responsible for the Spanish DBpedia, the biggest DBpedia chapter after the English DBpedia. His research is focused on Semantic Web and Linked Data, aimed at making Semantic Web real, using techniques such as machine learning and natural language procesing, in a more appealing interface and a more friendly human-computer interaction.
Email: miriam.scaglione AT hevs.ch
School of Management & Tourism of the University of Applied Sciences Valais (HES-SO Valais)
Miriam Scaglione has a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences and M.Sc. in Statistics (Université de Neuchâtel), M.Sc. in Cognitive Sciences (EHSS, Paris); certified in database Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, B.Sc. in Scientific Computing (Universidad de Buenos Aires). She is president of the Swiss Chapter of the International federation for IT and Travel & Tourism, member of the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism, International Institute of Forecasters. Her research interests include applied statistics and time series in tourism, the hospitality industry, transportation and forecast of technology diffusion in telecommunications and e-tourism. She leads regional impact studies of tourism and a big data project which aims to monitor the frequentation of tourists using mobiles phone data in Switzerland.
Email: isantana AT tamarawa.org
Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC)
Idafen is a developer, professor and researcher. Academic experience both at lecturing and research, including UPM, Instituto de Empresa and ESCP. Author of conference and journal articles on NLP, Semantic Web, CloudComputing and Open Science. Ph.D Artificial Intelligence (2016).
Email: fpriyatna AT fi.upm.es
Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Freddy Priyatna is a postdoctoral researcher at Ontology Engineering Group, Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. His main research interest is on the generation of Knowledge Graph from legacy datasets.
Email: nandana.sampath.mihindukulasooriya AT ibm.com
IBM Research AI
Nandana Mihindukulasooriya is a researcher at IBM Research AI, USA. His main research interests are Knowledge Graph quality assessment and repair.
|Mariano Rodriguez-Muro||Google, New York, U.S.|
|Boris Villazón||Arvato Bertelsmann, Germany|
|Tetsuya Nakatoh||Kyushu University, Japan|
|Ryutaro Ichise||National Institute of Informatics, Japan|
|Alicia Orea Giner||Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain|
|Carlos Buil Aranda||Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile|
|Vincent Lully||Sorbonne University, France|
|Ghislain Atemezing||Mondeca, France|
|Giuseppe Rizzo||Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB), Italy|
|Anastasia Dimou||IDLab - imec|
|Ioan Toma||Onlim GmbH, Austria|
|Jean-Paul Calbimonte||Institute of Information Systems (IIG) at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland|
|Jeremy Debattista||ADAPT Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland|
|Jose Luis Redondo Garcia||Amazon, Cambridge, UK|
|Jorge Gracia||Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain|
|Lucas Carvalho||Instituto de Computação,Universidade Estadual de Campinas|
|Oshani Seneviratne||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, USA|
|Udana Wickramasinghe||Director - ICT, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Sri Lanka|
|Filip Radulovic||Sépage, France|
|Roland Schegg||Institut Tourisme, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland|
|Elias Kaerle||Innsbruck University, Austria|
|Rifat Abir||Politecnico de Milano, Italy|
|Hidenori Kawamura||Hokkaido University, Japan|
TourismKG 2019 will be held as part of BIS 2019 in Seville, Spain.
Seville has three world heritage monuments: the Cathedral, the Royal Alcázar and the Indian Archives (Archivo de Indias)