The Seventh Review of April Fool's day Transactions (RAFT'2012)
The yearly bilingual publication on nonchalant research

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Call for papers

We are very proud to announce the seventh edition of the Review of April Fool's day Transactions (RAFT'2012) which unexpectedly follows the sixth edition in 2011. Last year, we had an impressive media coverage, with an astounding reference in The Wall Street Journal. This year, we are planning to award the best paper by engraving the winners' article in stone tablets, to be displayed at a public event. For these reasons, we invite you to submit a paper, by March 15th, 2012, to the RAFT Editorial Board for consideration at the RAFT'2012 'Ground Breaking' edition. It is your last chance of having a paper published in RAFT before the end of the world.


In the same spirit as in the previous years' issues, we demand that the submitted papers follow strict rigour, technical soundness, originality, humour, funniness, weirdness and comprehensibleness. We greatly recommend nonsense, Gibberish, gobbledygook jargon and blah blah. Topics are entirely up to the authors, but a rude scientific treatment should be inflicted to the matter in question.

Previous issues

We have also compiled examples of expected papers.


Papers must be submitted via email to either Rodolphe Héliot (rhataprilfoolsreviewdotcom) or Antoine Zimmermann (azataprilfoolsreviewdotcom) and should fit one of the following formats: LATEX or any kind of formatted text (e.g., Micro$oft Word, RTF, HTML, etc). Paper language can be either French or English.

Important dates

Submission deadline
15th March 2012
Notification of acceptance
20th March 2012
Camera ready papers
24th March 2012
April Fool's day
1st April 2012

They are citing us

The following papers from RAFT have been cited:

Antoine Zimmermann. A study of LOLs on the web. In 2nd Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2007), pages 12-16, 2007.
Cited by: Sam Jodhunt, Bernie Sormithy and Ewan Thenjabor. A study of the seldomness of strong human emotions using internet metrology. In 5th Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2010), pages 8-17, 2010.
Christine Azevedo-Coste. Towards an FES-assisted smile. In 3rd Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2008), pages 16-17, 2008.
Cited by: Antoine Zimmermann. AckGenTM: The Acknowledgement Generator - A Case Study. In 3rd Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2008), pages 42-47, 2008.
Denny Vrandečíc, Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Rudolph and Uta Lösche. Leveraging Non-Lexical Knowledge for the Linked Open Data Web. In 5th Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2010), pages 18-27, 2010.
Cited by: Pascal Hitzler and Frank van Harmelen. A Reasonable Semantic Web. In the Semantic Web Journal, vol. 1, issue 1-2, pages 39-44. IOS Press, 2010.
Cited by: Christoph Lange. Towards OpenMath Content Dictionaries as Linked Data. In Michael Kohlhase, Christoph Lange, eds.: 23rd OpenMath Workshop, July 2010.
Cited by: Christoph Lange. Integrating Mathematics into the Web of Data. In Sören Auer, Stefan Decker, Manfred Hauswirth, eds.: Linked Data in the Future Internet, Future Internet Assembly, 2010-12-16/2010-12-17 in Ghent, Belgium, 2010. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol.700. CEUR, 2010.
Cited by: Aidan Hogan. Exploiting RDFS and OWL for Integrating Heterogeneous, Large-Scale, Linked Data Corpora. Ph.D. thesis. National University of Ireland, Galway. 2011.
Cited by: Christoph Lange. Enabling Collaboration on Semiformal Mathematical Knowledge by Semantic Web Integration. Ph.D. thesis. Jacobs University Bremen. 2011.
Cited by: Aidan Hogan, Jeff Z. Pan, Axel Polleres, Yuan Ren. Scalable OWL 2 Reasoning for Linked Data pdf. Chapter in the Lecture Notes for the Reasoning Web Summer School, Galway, Ireland, August 2011.
Cited by: Piero A. Bonatti, Aidan Hogan, Axel Polleres, Luigi Sauro. Robust and scalable Linked Data reasoning incorporating provenance and trust annotations. In Journal of Web Semantics, vol. 9, issue 2, pages 165-201. Elsevier, 2011.
Cited by: Qiu Ji, Zhiqiang Gao, and Zhisheng Huang. Reasoning with Noisy Semantic Data. In Grigoris Antoniou, Marko Grobelnik, Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl, Bijan Parsia, Dimitris Plexousakis, Pieter De Leenheer, Jeff Z. Pan, eds.: The Semanic Web: Research and Applications - 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2011, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 - June 2, 2011, Proceedings, Part II, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6644, pages 497-502. Springer, 2011.
Cited by: Man Zhu. DC Proposal: Ontology Learning from Noisy Linked Data. In Lora Aroyo, Chris Welty, Harith Alani, Jamie Taylor, Abraham Bernstein, Lalana Kagal, Natasha Fridman Noy, Eva Blomqvist, eds.: The Semantic Web - ISWC 2011 - 10th International Semantic Web Conference, Bonn, Germany, October 23-27, 2011, Proceedings, Part II, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7032, pages 373-380. Springer, 2011.
Cited by: Aidan Hogan, Antoine Zimmermann, Jürgen Umbrich, Axel Polleres, Stefan Decker. Scalable and Distributed Methods for Entity Matching, Consolidation and Disambiguation over Linked Data Corpora. In the Journal of Web Semantics, to appear in 2012.
Sam Jodhunt. How to write an article for an international journal. In 6th Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2011), pages 9, 2011.
Cited by: Sam Jodhunt. How to write an article for an international journal. In 6th Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2011), pages 9, 2011.

Moreover, our journal was mentioned by the Wall Street Journal in its Ideas Calendar on March 26-April 1.


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