[CfP] ISWC 2018 - Call for Papers and Proposals

This is an announcement of the ISWC 2018 call for papers and proposals

Website: http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/InternationalSemanticWebConference
Twitter: @iswc2018 (https://twitter.com/iswc2018)
Important dates: http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org/important-dates/

In this announcement:
1. Call for Papers
2. Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

1. Call for Papers
Call for Research Track Papers
The International Semantic Web Conference is the premier venue for
presenting fundamental research, innovative technology, and applications
concerning semantics, data, and the Web.

In this track of ISWC 2018, we are looking for novel and significant
research contributions addressing theoretical, analytical and empirical
aspects of the Semantic Web. While we welcome work that relates to the W3C
Semantic Web recommendations (e.g., RDF, OWL, SPARQL, etc.), we also
encourage contributions to research at the intersection of Semantic Web and
other scientific disciplines. Submissions to the research track should
describe original, significant, and replicable research on the Semantic
Web. All papers must include  method evaluations that are rigorous,
repeatable and reproducible. This will be one of the key paper reviewing
criteria. We also strongly encourage papers that provide links to the data
sets, source code, queries used to evaluate their approach, and/or live
All papers will be assessed by a program committee. Each paper will be
reviewed by at least four committee members, including one senior member.
The review criteria used are outlined below.

Before submitting, authors are asked to consult the calls of the other
tracks featured at ISWC 2018 and to choose the track that best suits their
contribution. The submission of the same work to multiple tracks is not
allowed and may result in a rejection of the work across all tracks without
a review.

Detailed info:

Program Chairs
* Denny Vrandecic,  Google, USA
* Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK

Call for In-Use Track Papers
Since their debut in the scientific community at the break of the
millennium, Semantic Web technologies have moved from being adopted in
small-scale academic prototypes to being employed in real-world settings in
industry and governments at different scales. The “In Use” Track at ISWC’18
continues the tradition of demonstrating and learning from the increasing
adoption of Semantic Web technologies outside the boundaries of research
institutions, by providing a forum for the community to explore the
benefits and challenges of applying these technologies in concrete,
practical applications, in contexts ranging from industry to government and

Therefore, we are looking for descriptions of applied and validated
solutions such as software tools, systems or architectures that benefit
from the use of Semantic Web technologies (including, but not limited to,
ontologies, Linked Data, knowledge representation languages). Importantly,
submitted papers should provide convincing evidence that there is use of
the proposed application or tool by the target user group, preferably
outside the group that conducted the development. A main focus of the
submissions should be on the benefits of Semantics Web technologies for the
intended use case, as well as, if relevant, on the added challenges they

Before submitting to the In-Use Track, authors are asked to consult the
calls of the other tracks featured at ISWC 2018 and to choose the track
that best suits their contribution. The submission of the same work to
multiple tracks is not allowed and may result in a rejection of the work
across all tracks without a review.

Detailed info: http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org/call-for-in-use-track-papers/

Program Chairs
* Irene Celino, Cefriel, Italy
* Marta Sabou, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Call for Resources Track Papers
Resources are of paramount importance as they foster scientific
advancement. For example, the DBpedia resource had a major influence on the
Semantic Web community by enabling the Linked (Open) Data movement.
Validating a research hypothesis or providing answers to a research
question often goes together with developing new resources that support
these achievements. These resources include, among others,  datasets,
benchmarks, workflows, and software. Sharing them is key to allow other
researchers to compare new results, reproduce experimental settings and
explore new lines of research, in accordance with the FAIR principles for
scientific data management. Yet, resources themselves rarely get the same
recognition as the scientific advances they facilitate.

The ISWC 2018 Resources Track aims to promote the sharing of resources
including, but not restricted to: datasets, ontologies, vocabularies,
ontology design patterns, evaluation benchmarks or methods, services, APIs
and software frameworks, workflows, crowdsourcing task designs, protocols
and metrics, that have contributed to the generation of novel scientific
work. In particular, we encourage the sharing of such resources following
best and well established practices within the Semantic Web community. This
track calls for contributions that provide a concise and clear description
of a resource and its usage.

A typical Resource track paper has its focus set on reporting on one of the
following categories of resources:
* Datasets produced: to support specific evaluation tasks; to support novel
research methods; by novel algorithms;
* Ontologies, vocabularies and ontology design patterns, with a focus on
describing the modelling process underlying their creation;
* Benchmarking activities focusing on datasets and algorithms for
comprehensible and systematic evaluation of existing and future systems;
* Reusable research prototypes / services supporting a given research
* Community shared software frameworks that can be extended or adapted to
support scientific study and experimentation;
* Scientific and experimental workflows used and reused in practical
* Crowdsourcing task designs that have been used and can be (re)used for
building resources such as gold standards and the like;
* Protocols for conducting experiments and studies;
* Novel evaluation methodologies and metrics, and their demonstration in an
experimental study.

Detailed info:

Program Chairs
* Valentina Presutti, STLab-ISTC, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche –
Rome, Italy
* Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, OEG (Ontology Engineering Group),
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain

Important Dates for Paper Submissions
Abstracts due March 30, 2018
Full papers due April 6, 2018
Author rebuttals May 7-11, 2018
Notifications May 25, 2018
Camera-ready papers due June 15, 2018
Conference October 10-12, 2018

All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.

2. Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
In addition to the regular research program, ISWC 2018 will feature a
workshop and tutorial program addressing the diverse interests of its

We hereby invite you to submit a tutorial proposal on a topic relevant to
the ISWC 2018 audience.

Detailed info: http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org/call-for-tutorial-proposals/

Besides tutorials, ISWC will host a number of workshops on topics related
to the general theme of the conference. The role of the workshops is to
provide a context for a focused and intensive scientific exchange among
researchers interested in a particular topic. As such, workshops are the
primary venues for the exploration of emerging ideas as well as for the
discussion of novel aspects of established research topics.

We invite you to submit a proposal for workshops on a topic of interest to
ISWC attendees.

Detailed info: http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org/call-for-workshop-proposals/

Workshops & Tutorials Chairs
* Amrapali Zaveri, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
* Elena Demidova, L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover,
Hannover, Germany

Important Dates for Workshops and Tutorials
Workshop & Tutorial proposals January 21, 2018
Workshop & Tutorial proposals notifications February 15, 2018
Workshop paper submissions due June 1, 2018
Workshop paper notifications sent July 13, 2018
Workshops & Tutorials October 8-9, 2018
Conference October 10-12, 2018

All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.

The ISWC Organising Committee (http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org/organization/

Received on Saturday, 23 December 2017 21:04:01 UTC