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



Submission Guidelines

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:

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.

Important dates

Paper Submission Monday April 15, 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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Workshop TBA
Final Paper Camera-ready version Wednesday July 31, 2019
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Organizing Committee

  • Mariano Rico

    Mariano Rico
    Email: mariano.rico AT fi.upm.es
    @marianorico

    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.

  • Miriam Scaglione

    Miriam Scaglione
    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.

  • Idafen Santana-Perez

    Idafen Santana-Perez
    Email: isantana AT tamarawa.org
    @idafensp

    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).

  • Freddy Priyatna

    Freddy Priyatna
    Email: fpriyatna AT fi.upm.es
    @freddy_priyatna

    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.

  • Nandana Mihindukulasooriya

    Nandana Mihindukulasooriya
    Email: nandana.sampath.mihindukulasooriya AT ibm.com
    @nandanamihindu

    IBM Research AI

    Nandana Mihindukulasooriya is a researcher at IBM Research AI, USA. His main research interests are Knowledge Graph quality assessment and repair.

Programme Committee

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
Alessandro Rozza LastMinute.com
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
Ioan Toma onlim.com
Elias Kaerle Innsbruck University, Austria
Rifat Abir Politecnico de Milano, Italy
Hidenori Kawamura Hokkaido University, Japan

Location

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)



A glimpse of Seville from Game of Thrones (GoT)

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