By Paolo Giorgini, John Mylopoulos, Eleonora Nicchiarelli (auth.), Stefano Spaccapietra, Sal March, Karl Aberer (eds.)
This e-book constitutes the ?rst quantity of the ?rst magazine within the new LNCS Jo- nalSubline,theJournalonDataSemantics. Publishingajournalinabookseries could come as a shock to clients, readers, and librarians, hence we want to supply a few history info and our motivation for introducing this new LNCS subline. due to the very tight interplay among the Lecture Notes in ComputerScienceseriesandtheinternationalcomputerscienceresearchand- velopment group, we obtain various proposals for brand spanking new archive journals. From the winning release of workshops or meetings and ebook in their court cases within the LNCS sequence, it will probably look like a ordinary step to procedure the writer approximately launching a magazine as soon as this speci?c ?eld has won a c- tain point of adulthood and balance. every year we obtain a few dozen such proposals or even extra casual inquiries. Like different publishers, it's been our event that launching a brand new jo- nal and making it a long term good fortune is a troublesome task these days, because of a ordinarily di?cult industry state of affairs, and library funds regulations specifically. simply because some of the court cases in LNCS, and particularly a few of the LNCS postp- ceedings, practice a similar strict reviewing and choice standards as demonstrated journals, we began discussing with proposers of recent journals the choice of devoting a number of volumes in LNCS to their ?eld, rather than facing the painful Sisyphean experience of building a brand new magazine on its own.