Drift-a-LOD2017: Detection, Representation and Management of Concept Drift in Linked Open Data

Amsterdam, 11 September 2017.

The continuous growth of the Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud is extending to various new domains. In many of these, facts change continuously: political landscapes evolve, medical discoveries lead to new cures, artists form new collaborations. In terms of knowledge representation, we observe that instances change their roles, new relations appear, old ones become invalid, and classes change both their definition and member-instances.


Workshop at SEMANTiCS  

Topics of interest include, but not restricted to:

  • detecting and predicting concept drift (using any method, incl. reasoning, data mining, word embeddings, NLP)
  • representation of concept drift
  • reasoning, querying, machine learning in the presence of evolving knowledge and drifting concepts
  • theoretical explanations of drift dynamics
  • visualization and presentation of evolving knowledge
  • ontology evolution and concept drift
  • empirical studies of how concepts drift
  • evaluation of concept drift detection methods
  • applications working in the presence of concept drift
  • frameworks addressing concept identity over time

Practical details


  • July 11, 2017: deadline to submit papers
  • August 1, 2017: notifications to authors
  • August 14, 2017: camera ready versions
  • September 11, 2017: workshop


Contributions should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting and must not exceed 8 pages in length for full papers and 4 pages for short papers, including references and optional appendices. The layout templates can be found here. Papers should be submitted through the EasyChair submission system 

Contributions may be accepted as either long of short presentations depending on quality, novelty, and potential to stimulate a discussion at the workshop. Accepted contributions will be published on the CEUR-WS website (or equivalent).

At least one author needs to register for the workshop. Day passes for the workshop are available at 40 euro (excl. VAT).


  • Laura Hollink, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands
  • Albert Meroño Peñuela, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Sándor Darányi, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Efstratios Kontopoulos, Center for Research & Technology Hellas, Greece