Call for Papers

One size does not fit all use cases when inter-relating real-world datasets. For example should data about two cities be matched on their geographic coverage, name or regional government boundary? It depends upon the use to which the data will be put. For emergency response you could imagine needing all available data while for longitudinal studies more precision would be required. Similar issues arise in life sciences when relating genes, proteins and nucleotides, or chemistry when matching compounds.

Ontology alignment and linked data have to date focused on generating a mapping for a given application. This workshop will explore the potential for reusing, reinterpreting and contextualising mappings, and whether or not they can be effectively crowd-sourced.. To do so, the way in which the mapping has been generated needs to be understood so that the implied meaning of the operational equivalence can be interpreted.

CIM2014 aims to bring together different communities: those who create mappings with those who rely on them for developing novel applications. We are seeking to foster discussion and debate between the communities through face-to-face discussion in breakout groups during the workshop. This will be seeded through short presentations about real-world challenges and state-of-the-art solutions. The goal is to produce a common vision of the future for the communities.

Topics of Interest

  • Dynamic linking and matching
  • Collective interpretation of linked data
  • Background knowledge in matching
  • Crowdsourcing structured data
  • Incentive structures for creating and mapping data
  • Machine-learning over structured and semi-structured data
  • Provenance of matches and data
  • Justification of mappings
  • Approximate matching
  • Informed decision support

Workshop Format and Location

CIM2014 is a half-day workshop co-located with ISWC 2014. It  focuses on community building and discussions.  It will involve:

  • Short talks: papers will be limited to 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions.
  • Demonstration session: showcasing existing tools and approaches
  • Break-out groups formed sorted according to interest.
  • Feedback from break-out groups and open discussion
  • Discussions of future vision for the community

Paper Submission Instructions

We solicit papers of 5-12 pages that report on existing tools, work in progress or future visions. Papers should aim to encourage debate and discussion about the topics of the workshop.

All papers have to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference submission system

All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be in PDF formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions (

CIM-2014 submissions are not anonymous.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and the ISWC conference and present the paper at the workshop.

The workshop proceedings will be published online.

Important Dates

  • Paper deadline: 7 July 2014
  • Notifications: 30 July 2014
  • Camera-ready version: 12 August 2014
  • Workshop: 19 or 20 October 2014


  • Alasdair J G Gray, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Harry Halpin, W3C/ L'Institut de recherche et d'innovation du Centre Pompidou (IRI)/MIT
  • Fiona McNeill, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Programme Committee

  • Krisztian Balog, University of Amsterdam
  • Alan Bundy, University of Edinburgh
  • Vinay Chaudhri, SRI
  • Michelle Cheatham, Wright State University
  • James Cheney, University of Edinburgh
  • Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Eraldo Fernandes, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
  • Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento
  • Paul Groth, VU Amsterdam
  • Sajjad Hussain, INSERM, Paris, France
  • Shuai Ma, Beihang University
  • Alun Preece, Cardiff University
  • David Robertson, University of Edinburgh
  • Robert Stevens, University of Manchester
  • Frank van Harmelen, VU Amsterdam
  • Peter Winstanley, Scottish Government