We would like to invite you cordially to consider contributing a paper to TourismKG 2019 – collocated with the 22nd International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2019). The 1st edition of this workshop was held at ICWE 2018 and 13 papers were published by Springer as a LNCS volume.
Workshop website: https://tourismkg.github.io/2019
Workshop date: some day between 26-28 June 2019
Submission deadline: 15th of April, 2019
Publication: Springer LNBIP volume
Structured and unstructured data from private companies or public-domain can be transformed and integrated with external knowledge in order to create the so-called Knowledge Graphs. Artificial Intelligence techniques (such as Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning), are used by popular applications such as Siri, Google Now, or Alexa. The success of these techniques depends on the existence and quality of Knowledge Graphs.
While Knowledge Graphs have been successfully used in domains such as finance, medical or e-commerce, little attention has been paid to apply Knowledge Graphs 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 their commercial exploitation.
The main goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration between the Business, Engineering, and Research communities of the Travel and Tourism industry. BIS 2019 will be focused on the multidisciplinary discussion about Data Science, joining engineering/scientific and business sides, and its impact on current enterprises. TourismKG 2019 focus will be aligned with BIS 2019: to inspire engineers/scientists to share theoretical and practical knowledge of the different aspects related to Data Science, and to help them transform their ideas into the innovations of tomorrow, with emphasis on the business model on the generation/use of Tourism Knowledge Graph.
Topics of interest
Proposed topics, including but not restricted to:
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
Paper submission and publication
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 resources such as datasets, ontologies/vocabularies, systems/services. Availability and reproducibility of results is a requirement.
» 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 provided after the workshop and will be reviewed as a regular full paper.
The accepted papers will be published as Springer LNBIP proceedings.
All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic format https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tourismkg2019
Paper Submission: Monday, 15th of April, 2019
Acceptance Notification: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019
Camera-ready Version : Wednesday, 19th June, 2019
Workshop: TBA (between 26 and 28 June)
Mariano Rico, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Miriam Scaglione, School of Management & Tourism, University of Applied Sciences Valais
Idafen, Canary Island Statistics Institute (ISTAC), Spain.
Freddy Priyatna, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Nandana Mihindukulasooriya, IBM Research AI, USA.