[CfP] ISWC 2017 - call for papers and proposals


First Call for papers & proposals


16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017)

Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017

Website: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113652365383847

Twitter: @iswc2017 (https://twitter.com/ISWC2017)

Overview calls: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/calls/

In this announcement:

1. Call for Papers

2. HTML Submission Guide

3. Call for Workshop and Tutorial proposals

4. Important dates

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 2017, 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 research on the Semantic Web, and are expected to provide 
some principled means of evaluation. Specifically, all papers should 
include evaluations of the approaches described in the paper. We 
strongly encourage evaluations that are repeatable. We also strongly 
encourage papers that provide links to: the data sets, source code, 
queries used to evaluate their approach, live deployment.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 is specified in the call. Before submitting, authors are asked 
to consult the calls of the other tracks featured at ISWC 2017 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

* Claudia d’Amato, University of Bari, Bari, Italy

* Miriam Fernandez, KMi, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK


Call for In-Use Track Papers


Semantic technologies are reaching maturity on and off the web, through 
ontology based data integration, the increase in their use to publish, 
structure, store and make sense of web data, whether they are in the 
form of linked data, through schema.org, or even with semantics included 
in other data formats than RDF (CSV, JSON, etc). The In-Use track at 
ISWC 2017 provides a forum for the community to explore the benefits and 
challenges of applying semantic technologies in concrete, practical 
applications, in contexts ranging from industry to government and 
science. We are especially interested in applications that use the 
emerging knowledge graphs or semantic annotations on the web together 
with data mining, machine learning, or natural language processing 
techniques to the benefit of concrete, real-life scenarios. We are also 
looking for descriptions of applied and validated industry solutions as 
software tools, systems or architecture that benefit from the adoption 
of semantic technologies. Importantly, papers presenting applications in 
use of semantic technologies should provide 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 
submission should be on the way semantics and semantic technologies are 
impacting this development, through benefiting the intended use case, as 
well as, if relevant, through the added challenges they introduce.

Detailed info: 

Program Chairs

* Philippe Cudre-Maroux, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

* Juan Sequeda, Capsenta, Austin, TX, USA


Call for Resources Track Papers


Many of the research efforts in in the areas of the Semantic Web and 
Linked Data focus on publishing scientific papers that prove a 
hypothesis. However, scientific advancement is often reliant good 
quality resources, that are the necessary scaffolding to support the 
scientific publications, even though these are not usually equally 
recognised. Sharing these resources and the best practices that have 
lead to their development with the research community is crucial to 
consolidate research material, ensure reproducibility of results and in 
general gain new scientific insights.The ISWC 2017 Resources Track aims 
to promote the sharing of resources including, but not restricted to, 
datasets, ontologies, vocabularies, workflows, evaluation benchmarks or 
methods, replication studies, services, APIs and software 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. We also encourage submissions that illustrate 
new types of resources such as ontology design patterns, crowdsourcing 
task designs, workflows, methodologies, protocols and measures, etc.

Detailed info: 

Program Chairs

* Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

* Freddy Lecue, Accenture/INRIA, Dublin, Ireland, Sophia Antipolis, France


Call for Posters and Demos Papers


The ISWC 2017 Posters and Demonstrations complement the paper tracks of 
the conference and offer an opportunity for presenting late-breaking 
research results, on-going research projects, and speculative or 
innovative work in progress. The informal setting of the Posters and 
Demonstrations encourages presenters and participants to engage in 
discussions about the work. Such discussions can be invaluable inputs 
for the future work of the presenters, while offering participants an 
effective way to broaden their knowledge of the emerging research trends 
and to network with other researchers. We invite submissions relevant to 
the area of the Semantic Web and which address, but are not limited to, 
the topics of the Research Track; the In-Use Track; and the Resources 
Track. Technical posters, reports on Semantic Web software systems (free 
or commercial), descriptions of completed work, and work in progress are 
all welcome. Demonstrations are intended to showcase innovative Semantic 
Web related implementations and technologies, both in academia and in 
industry. We explicitly welcome entries from the industry. However, 
submissions for posters and demos should go beyond pure advertisements 
of commercial software packages and convey a minimal scientific 
contribution. Authors of full papers accepted for the Research Track; 
the In-Use Track; and the Resources Track are explicitly invited to 
submit a demonstration.

Detailed info: 

Program Chairs

* Nadeschda Nikitina, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

* Dezhao Song, Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN, USA


Call for Industry Track Papers


The Industry Track seeks to present the state of adoption of semantic 
technologies in industrial applications. These technologies may be used 
in specific industries (e.g., media, financials, telecommunications, 
healthcare, life sciences, government, intelligence, etc.) or as a 
horizontal technology, and in different application areas (e.g., 
business intelligence, analytics, search, content management, knowledge 
management, recommendation systems, data integration, etc.).

We welcome contributions about success stories as well as experiences 
and discussions of obstacles that stand in the way of large scale 
adoption of certain technologies.

Particular emphasis should be put on the demonstration of business value 
created by using the semantic technologies.

Come and join us at the ISWC 2017 industry track to share your experience!

Detailed info: 

Program Chairs

* Achille Fokoue, IBM Yorktown, NY, USA

* Peter Haase, metaphacts, Walldorf, Germany


Call for Doctoral Consortium papers


The Consortium aims to broaden the perspectives and to improve the 
research and communication skills of these students.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific 
research proposal and some preliminary results, but who have sufficient 
time prior to completing their dissertation to benefit from the 
consortium experience. Generally, students at the end of their first 
year, in their second or at the beginning of their third year of PhD 
will benefit the most from the Doctoral Consortium. In the Consortium, 
the students will present their proposals, get specific feedback and 
advice on how to improve their research plan and discuss other students’ 

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a 
thorough reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and 
constructive feedback. The international program committee will select 
the best submissions for presentation at the Doctoral Consortium.

We anticipate that students with accepted submissions at the Doctoral 
Consortium will receive travel fellowships to offset some of the travel 
costs but they will be asked to attend the whole day of the Doctoral 

Detailed info: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/calls/doctoral-consortium/

Program Chairs

* Lora Aroyo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

* Fabien Gandon, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France

2. HTML Submission Guide


As for the previous ISWC edition, we allow for the submission of 
articles formatted using HTML. Authors choosing to submit using HTML 
still need to comply with the page limit and layout requirements of the 
conference. It’s the author’s responsibility to ensure that reviewers 
can easily access their submission.

Detailed info on HTML submission and link to helpful tools can be found 
at: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/calls/html-submission-guide/

3. Call for Workshop and Tutorial proposals


In addition to the regular research program, ISWC 2017 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 2017 audience.

Detailed info: 

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 

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

Detailed info: 

Workshops & Tutorials Chairs

* Aidan Hogan, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Santiago, Chile

* Valentina Presutti, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, 
CNR, Rome, Italy

4. Important Dates


Workshop & Tutorial proposals dueMarch 17, 2017

Workshop & Tutorial proposals notifications sentApril 7, 2017

Abstracts due (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)May 8, 2017

Submissions due (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)May 15, 2017

Doctoral Consortium submissions dueMay 25, 2017

Registration startsJune 1, 2017

Doctoral Consortium notifications sentJune 30, 2017

Author rebuttal period (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)June 23-27, 2017

Submissions due (Industry track)July 10, 2017

Notifications sent (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)July 14, 2017

Camera-ready papers for Doctoral Consortium dueJuly 18, 2017

Workshop paper submissions dueJuly 21, 2017

Poster & Demo submissions dueJuly 27, 2017

Camera-ready papers due (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)July 28, 2017

Notifications sent (Industry track)July 31, 3017

Workshop paper notifications sentAugust 24, 2017

Poster & Demo notifications sentAugust 24, 2017

Student activity applications dueAugust 31, 2017

Final version industry track papers due August 31, 2017

Camera-ready copies for Poster & Demo dueSeptember 4, 2017

The last day for early registrationsSeptember 8, 2017

Workshops & TutorialsOctober 21 & 22, 2017

ConferenceOctober 23, 24 & 25, 2017

The ISWC Organising Committee 


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