Third International Workshop on Querying Graph Structured Data

28 March 2014, Athens, Greece

Call for Papers

Graph-based data models have recently gained much popularity as powerful means for data representation in several database application areas.

Notable examples of application domains where data is naturally represented in graph-based form are knowledge bases, biological and chemical databases, Web-scattered data, healthcare, personal information management (PIM) and enterprise information management (EIM) systems, social networks, just to mention a few. The largeness and complexity of datasets in these domains make their querying a really challenging task.

The overall goal of the GraphQ workshop is to bring people from different fields together, exchange research ideas and results, and encourage discussion about how to efficiently and effectively support graph queries in different application domains. GraphQ seeks at providing the opportunity for inspiration and cross-fertilization for the many research groups working on graph-structured data, with a particular focus on the querying issues.

The workshop will welcome innovative papers from academic and industrial researchers in the fields of information retrieval, relational databases, Semantic Web, pattern matching, biological databases, social networks, human-computer interaction, and other related areas.

The 2014 edition of the GraphQ workshop will take place in Athens, Greece, March 28nd 2014.

Topics of Interest

The main topics covered by the workshop include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Query models and languages for graph-structured data
  • Managing large graphs for searching purposes
  • Graph pattern matching
  • Querying RDF graphs, ontologies, or other knowledge representations
  • Flexible query answering on graph-structured data
  • Personalization in graph search and feedback
  • Graph query processing and performance optimization
  • Keyword search on graph-structured data
  • Information retrieval on graph-structured data
  • Querying distributed and/or heterogeneous graph-structured data
  • Query visualization and interactive interfaces for graph-structured data
  • Querying biological databases
  • Graph query processing for Social Networks

Submission Instructions

We encourage authors to submit vision, system, original research, practical experience or position papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum.

Papers submitted should be at most eight (8) pages long. Papers must be submitted in the *ACM double-column format*. Detailed formatting instructions and samples are available on the ACM SIG Proceedings templates website:

All submissions will be handled electronically through the EasyChair system. To register and submit papers, please, follow the link: Each submission will be refereed by at least three PC members.

All accepted papers will be included in a workshops proceedings, which will be published by the EDBT/ICDT 2014 Joint Conference.

**NEW** The best papers presented at GraphQ will be invited to submit an extended version for publication in the "Query Answering on Graph-Structured Data" special issue of the Journal of Computer and System Sciences.

Please note that at least one of the authors of any accepted paper must be registered to the conference at the regular registration rate and give a talk about the contribution.

Important Dates

Paper submission: *NEW!* December 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2014
Camera-ready copy due: January 27, 2014

General Chairs


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