The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
and the 1st Australasian Semantic Web Conference
21-25 October 2013, Sydney, Australia

SemStats 2013

1st International Workshop on Semantic Statistics (SemStats 2013)

1st International Workshop on Semantic Statistics

Workshop webpage

Organizing committee


The goal of this workshop is to explore and strengthen the relationship between the Semantic Web and statistical communities, to provide better access to the data held by statistical offices. It will focus on ways in which statisticians can use Semantic Web technologies and standards in order to formalize, publish, document and link their data and metadata. The workshop will also cover the question of how to apply statistical methods or treatments to linked data, and how to develop new methods and tools for this purpose. Except for visualisation techniques and tools, this question is relatively unexplored, but the subject will obviously grow in importance in the near future.

Tuesday - Oct 22 - SMC


SemStats 2013

[Full Day]

9:00 - 10:30

Keynote address: Strategic opportunities through applying semantic technologies to modernising official statistics. Dr. Siu-Ming Tam, Head of the Methodology and Data Management Division at the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Paper presentation:

  • Michael Mecham and Arupa Sarkar. Australian Bureau of Statistics Implementation of Semantic Web Technology
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:45

Paper Presentations:

  • Thomas Bosch, Benjamin Zapilko, Joachim Wackerow and Arofan Gregory. Towards the Discovery of Person-Level Data - Reuse of Vocabularies and Related Use Cases
  • Dan Gillman, Franck Cotton and Yves Jaques. XKOS: Extending SKOS for Describing Statistical Classifications
  • Hideto Sato and Wen Wen. Towards Easy Matching Between Statistical Linked Data: Dimension Patterns
  • Laurent Lefort and Hugo Leroux. Design and generation of Linked Clinical Data Cubes
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30

Paper Presentations:

  • Sarven Capadisli, Sören Auer and Riedl Reinhard. Towards Linked Statistical Data Analysis
  • Andreas Wagner, Peter Haase and Achim Rettinger. Discovering Related Data Sources in Data-Portals
  • Rafik Saad, Olivier Teste and Cassia Trojahn. OLAP Manipulations on RDF Data following a Constellation Model
  • Evangelos Kalampokis, Areti Karamanou, Efthimios Tambouris and Konstantinos Tarabanis. Towards a Vocabulary for Incorporating Predictive Models into the Linked Data Web
15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 17:30

Paper Presentations:

  • Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Rinke Hoekstra, Christophe Guéret and Stefan Schlobach. Detecting and Reporting Extensional Concept Drift in Statistical Linked Data
  • Papers selected for the data challenge
  • Announcement of the challenge winner