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January 14, 2013

Sessoms and Anyanwu Ogan Receive Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Matthew Sessoms, a recent Masters Degree graduate in the NC State Computer Science department, and Dr. Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan, assistant professor of computer science, for winning the Best Paper Award at the Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST) held in Nara, Japan on December 2-4, 2012.
The winning paper is titled “SkyPackage:  From Finding Items to Finding a Skyline of Packages on the Semantic Web,” and a brief synopsis follows:  Often times, a user's search goal on the Web is not simply to find a list of resources, but rather a list of collections or "packages" of resources that satisfy certain constraints. Examples are to find collections of learning resources that cover certain topics of interest, or finding a collection of tourist attractions in a city such that total cost and total travel time for visiting all attractions meet the given constraints. Unfortunately, using the traditional “set of links” query paradigm, such queries can only be satisfied by issuing multiple queries, reviewing answer lists and manually assembling packages to suit a user's desired constraints. This paper introduces the concept of "Package Queries" for the Semantic Web and proposes algorithms for finding a "skyline" (the pareto-optimal set) of packages given a query.  To read the award-winning paper, click here.
The Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST) is the third largest Semantic Web conference comprised of a regional federation of Semantic Web related conferences. The mission of JIST is to bring together researchers in disciplines related to the semantic technology from across the Asia-Pacific Region. The main topics of this conference include Semantic Technologies such as Sematic Web, Social Web, Linked Data, etc.  Starting in 2011, JIST incorporates the Asian Semantic Web Conference 2011 and the Chinese Semantic Web Conference. For information on JIST2012, click here. 
For more information on Dr. Anyanwu Ogan, click here.

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