Computational science techniques require in many cases models and representations of knowledge for the complex processes supporting research in the different fields, and complex models are also required to capture the research context itself .

This has resulted in the development of ontologies, metadata schemas and other kinds of models that are shared, reused and enriched for computational science tasks continuously. Relevant examples are scientific ontologies as the Gene Ontology or the Plant Ontology and metadata schemas as the Ecological Metadata Language (EML), but many other models that are less used are regularly used in computational science research. These artifacts call for specific methods, techniques and scientific infrastructure support that deserve separate attention.

The Knowledge representation and applied models and metadata in computational science (KREAM) workshop aims at gathering high quality research results about the use of knowledge representations, schemas and models in computational science for concrete applications, the design of e-science infrastructure support or papers dealing with the analysis, development or evaluation of the representations themselves. In addition, Semantic Sensor Networks for e-science as well as Data analysis and models of machine learning from sensor networks are included in the workshop topics.

KREAM is a Workshop at the International Conference on Computational Science 2012, taking place Omaha, June 4 - June 6, 2012

Why KREAM is different?

The workshop complements other workshops that are specific to some discipline or technique providing an inter-disciplinary account that emphasizes the role of knowledge representations and ontologies use in computational science contexts, providing opportunities for the transfer of techniques from domains and exposing advanced practices using models that may be reused across different disciplines.

The KREAM workshop has been successfully organized in the last three editions of the ICCS conference. This year's proposal is consolidating and opening the workshop to additional organizers to bring a more inter-disciplinary orientation.

Important dates (tentative)

  • Full papers submission: January 20, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance of papers: February 9, 2012
  • Camera ready papers: March 1, 2012
  • KREAM 2012 workshop: June 4-6 2012