CFP: Knowledge Graphs special issue of the Journal of Web Semantics

                          CALL FOR PAPERS

                     Journal of Web Semantics
                 Special Issue on Knowledge Graphs

                   submission: 28 February 2015
                  to appear: late 2015/early 2016

The Journal of Web Semantics ( invites
submissions to a special issue on Knowledge Graphs
( to be edited by Markus Kroetzsch and
Gerhard Weikum.  Submissions are due by 28 February 2015.

Knowledge graphs are large networks of entities, their semantic
types, properties, and relationships between entities. They have
become a powerful asset for search, analytics, recommendations,
and data integration. Rooted in academic research and community
projects such as DBpedia, Freebase, Yago, BabelNet, ConceptNet,
Nell, Wikidata, WikiTaxonomy, and others, knowledge graphs are
now intensively used at big industrial stakeholders. Examples are
the Google Knowledge Graph, Facebook's Graph Search, Microsoft
Satori, Yahoo Knowledge, as well as thematically specialized
knowledge bases in business, finance, life sciences, and
more. Many of these knowledge sources are available as Linked
Open Data or RDF exports.

The goal of this special issue is to provide a stage for research
on recent advances in knowledge graphs and their underlying
semantic technologies.  Traditional challenges of scalability,
information quality, and data integration are of interest, but
also specific projects that publish, study, or use knowledge
graphs in innovative ways. More specifically, we expect
submissions on (but not restricted to) the following topics.

  Creation and curation of knowledge graphs
    * Automatic and semi-automatic creation of knowledge graphs
    * Data integration, disambiguation, schema alignment
    * Collaborative management of knowledge graphs
    * Quality control: noisy data, uncertainty, incomplete
    * New kinds of knowledge graphs: common-sense, visual
      knowledge, etc.

  Management and querying of knowledge graphs
    * Architectures for managing big graphs
    * Expressive query answering
    * Reasoning with large-scale, dynamic data
    * Data dynamics, update, and synchronization
    * Synthetic graphs and graph benchmarks

  Applications of knowledge graphs
    * Innovative uses of knowledge graphs
    * Understanding and analyzing knowledge graphs
    * Semantic search
    * Question answering
    * Combining knowledge graphs with other information resources


   * Markus Kroetzsch (primary contact), TU Dresden,,
   * Gerhard Weikum, Max Planck Institute for Informatics,,


We will aim at an efficient publication cycle in order to
guarantee prompt availability of the published results. We will
review papers on a rolling basis as they are submitted and
explicitly encourage submissions well before the submission
deadline. Submit papers online at the journal's Elsevier Web

   * Submission deadline: 28 February 2015
   * Author notification: 31 May 2015
   * Final version: 31 July 2015
   * Final notification: 31 October 2015
   * Publication: late 2015/early 2016


The Journal of Web Semantics solicits original scientific
contributions of high quality. Following the overall mission of
the journal, we emphasize the publication of papers that combine
theories, methods and experiments from different subject areas in
order to deliver innovative semantic methods and applications.
The publication of large-scale experiments and their analysis is
also encouraged to clearly illustrate scenarios and methods that
introduce semantics into existing Web interfaces, contents and

Submission of your manuscript is welcome provided that it, or any
translation of it, has not been copyrighted or published and has
not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should
be prepared for publication in accordance with instructions given
in the guide for authors ( The submission
and review process will be carried out using Elsevier's Web-based
EES system (  To ensure that all
manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion in the special
issue, it is important that authors select "S.I.: Knowledge
Graphs" at the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to
transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer
will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.
Elsevier's preprint policy ( permits authors
and their institutions to host preprints on their web sites.
Preprints of the articles will be made freely accessible on the
JWS preprint server ( Final copies of
accepted publications will appear in print and at Elsevier's
archival online server.

Received on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:03:02 UTC