Monday, September 11, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:30
The Meervaart (Room 1)

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



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.

The evolution of LOD poses concrete new challenges to stakeholders: data publishers need to detect changes in the real world and capture them in their datasets; users and applications need automated tools to adapt querying over diachronic datasets; knowledge engineers want to understand modelling practices behind ontology changes; linguists study drift in the meaning of words. As a continuation of last year’s successful Drift-a-LOD, this workshop seeks to form a community of researchers and practitioners working on detecting, representing and managing concept drift in and for LOD.

Drift-a-LOD’17 will bring together different communities that define, identify and manage the dynamics of concepts in their knowledge bases using various domain-specific methods (statistical inference, symbolic reasoning, natural language processing, etc.), leveraging the LOD cloud as a data source or as a result publishing platform.



Coming soon.



July 4, 2017: deadline to submit papers
August 1, 2017: notifications to authors
August 14, 2017: camera ready versions
September 11, 2017: workshop





  • Astrid van Aggelen, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, NL
  • Antonis Bikakis, University College London, UK
  • Irini Fundulaki, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), GR
  • Tomi Kauppinen, Aalto University, FI
  • Nikolaos Lagos, Xerox Research Centre Europe
  • George Meditskos, Center for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), GR
  • Carlo Meghini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), IT
  • Francesco Osborne, Knowledge Media Institute, UK
  • Thanos Stavropoulos, Center for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), GR
  • Jannik Stroetgen, Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, DE
  • Ilaria Tiddi, Knowledge Media Institute, UK
  • ...
  • To be extended... (let us know if you would like to be a member of the PC!)


Day passes for the workshops are at 40,- (excl. registartion fee and VAT). Coffee, some cakes and sandwitches are included.