Semi-structured data arises under a variety of forms for a wide range of applications such as genome databases, scientific databases, libraries of programs and more generally, digital libraries, on-line documentations, electronic commerce, personalized tutoring. With the rapid development of computer and the Internet techniques, especially the coming of big data era, the amount of semi-structured data in the Internet is increasing sharply. Semi-structured big data management and applications have received a lot of attention from the research community in recent years and become the research hots of database and Web information management, e.g., RDF4KG. Considering the features of web and big data, it is promising to develop efficient and effective semi-structured big data management techniques in such environments.
The second International APWeb-WAIM Workshop on Semi-structured Big Data Management and Applications (SemiBDMA 2020) will take place on Aug 12-14, 2020, Tianjin, China, in conjunction with APWeb-WAIM 2020 which is an annual international conference on Web and Big Data. The objective of SemiBDMA 2020 is to provide a dedicated forum to bring together researchers, practitioners and others to share and exchange ideas, practical development experiences and the latest research results on semi-structured big data management and applications. SemiBDMA 2020 will provide an excellent opportunity for the researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners to showcase the latest advances in this area and to discuss future research directions and challenges on semi-structured big data management and applications.