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The First International Workshop on Large-scale Graph Storage and Management

GraphSM 2014

April 20 - 24, 2014 - Chamonix, France

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of DBKDA 2014.


Publishing Information:

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

ISBN: 978-1-61208-334-6

Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view an email trail, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, DBKDA 2014.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, DBKDA 2014.

Call for Papers:

There exists a growing interest to gather, store and query data from various aspects of human knowledge including geographical data; data about various aspects of human activities like music, literature, and sport; scientific data from biology, chemistry, astronomy and other scientific fields; as well as data presenting the activities of governments and other important institutions.

There is consensus that data should be presented in some form of graph data model where simple and natural abstractions are used to represent data as subjects and their properties described by objects, that is, by means of nodes and edges of a graph.

A number of practical projects that allow for gathering and storing graph data have been started. One of the most famous examples is Linked Open Data (LOD) project that gathered more than 32 giga triples from the areas such as media, geography, government, life sciences and others. The language employed for the representation of data is Resource Description Framework (RDF) which is a form of graph data model.

Storing and managing huge amounts of structured data represents a problem that could be compared to the problem of querying huge amounts of text that appeared after the advent of Internet. The differences are in the degree of structure and semantics that data formats such as RDF and OWL encompass comparing them to HTML.

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics are open to both research and industry contributions.

Search in graph databases
Algebra and logic of graphs
Expressive power of graph query languages
Formalizations of graph databases

Graph data modelling
Advanced graph data models
Data modelling for specific graph applications

Indexing methods for graph processing
Storage systems for large-scale graph databases
Automatic distribution and replication of graph databases
Storage managers for specific graph applications

Flexible query answering on graph-structured data
SPARQL query processing
Intelligent distribution of SPARQL query processing
Using map-reduce operations for graph processing

Graph pattern matching
Knowledge discovery from graphs
Algorithms for graph database processing
Analysis of graph databases from specific domains
Information retrieval on graph-structured data

Biological and medical graph databases
Graph processing for Social Networks
Visualizing, browsing and navigating graph data
User-interfaces for graph databases


GraphSM Chairs

Kiyoshi Nitta, Yahoo Japan Research, Japan
Iztok Savnik, Jozef Stefan Institute and University of Primorska, Slovenia

GraphSM 2014 Technical Program Committee

Milan Djordjevic, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Blaz Fortuna, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Dimitar Hristovski, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Yasunori Ishihara, Osaka University, Japan
Dejan Lavbic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Wolfgang May, University of Goettingen, Germany
Khaled Nagi, Alexandria University, Egypt
Kiyoshi Nitta, Yahoo Japan Research, Japan
Iztok Savnik, Jozef Stefan Institute and University of Primorska, Slovenia
Andreas Schmidt, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Tatjana Wezler, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Kokou Yetongnon, Université de Bourgogne, France


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, DBKDA 2014.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, DBKDA 2014.

Camera Ready:

The link below contains the details on how to upload the final version of your paper to the publisher. The upload should be done after registering your paper via the Registration Form.[pdf]

Publication Site for ACHI 2014

Note that the paper page limit as well as the cost per extra page may not be specified at the above link. These details are in the Call for Papers, namely "Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost". The costs of additional pages are on the Registration Form.[pdf]

If you have any questions about the paper upload process, please contact the proceedings production editor, Mike.

Registration Form:

One registration form covers the registration of the paper and the participation of one presenter.

If an author has two (or more) accepted papers, each paper must be registered with a separate form.

Every participant must register separately. (if two co-authors attend, they each must register)

There are a limited number of prebooked hotel rooms. We suggest you reserve yours at the same time with the paper registration. The flight information can be sent at a later date.

Registration form download:

Note: If you attend but do not have a paper to present, use paper number "0" on your registration form.

The registration form in RTF format can be found here. [pdf version]

Attendance guidelines:

During IARIA events, photos and recordings may be made. By registering to and/or attending IARIA events, you consent to allow IARIA to make and distribute such material for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic media.

Video recording of presentations by attendees are not allowed without written permission from IARIA and the on-site OK of the presenter.

Copyrighted presentation material may be photographed or copied for personal use only, not for reproduction or distribution. Material labeled confidential or proprietary may not be photographed or copied.


If for unforeseen reasons physical presence at the conference location is not  possible, proceedings will not be mailed:
- articles are freely available for
- receipt can be requested from the email address listed in the registration form


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, DBKDA 2014.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, DBKDA 2014.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, DBKDA 2014.


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