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[CfP] ISWC 2017 - Industry Track, Poster&Demo, Semantic Web Challenge

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Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 23:32:21 -0700
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16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017)
Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017

*** Still lots of opportunities to get involved in ISWC 2017
*** you can submit your contributions to:
*** Industry Track: until July 10, 2017
*** Poster and Demo session: until July 27, 2017
*** One of the Workshops: until July 21, 2017
*** Semantic Web Challenge: submissions open until October 7th, 2017
*** New this year: the ISWC Job Fair!!

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 contributions: Poster&Demo, Industry Track
2. Call for contributions: Workshops
3. Semantic Web Challenge
4. ISWC Job Fair
5. Keynote speakers
6. Student Grants
7. Registration
8. Important dates

1. Call for Contributions
Call for Posters and Demos
**deadline** July 27, 2017
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 Contributions
**deadline** July 10, 2017
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.
We encourage the following two categories of submissions:
- Success stories of business-relevant, industrial deployments of Semantic
Web technologies
- Position statements that outline potential strategic applications and use
cases of 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

2. Call for contributions: Workshops
The full list of accepted workshops can be found at

Please check their individual websites for the specific calls.
The general deadline for workshop is **July 21, 2017** but can be subject
to minor variations among different workshops.

Full list of accepted workshops:
[BLINK] Benchmarking Linked Data
[BlkMirror] Re-coding Black Mirror
[DeSemWeb] Decentralizing the Semantic Web
[HSSUE] Hybrid Statistical Semantic Understanding and Emerging Semantics
[LD4IE] Linked Data for Information Extraction
[MaCSeW] Managing Changes in the Semantic Web
[NLIWOD] Natural Language Interfaces for the Web of Data
[OM] Ontology Matching
[PrivOn] Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology
[PROFILES] Dataset PROFlLing and fEderated Search for Web Data
[SemSci] Enabling Open Semantic Science
[SemStats] Semantic Statistics
[SWIT] Semantic Web Technologies for the IoT
[S4BioDiv] Semantics for Biodiversity
[VOILA] Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data
[WHiSe] Humanities in the Semantic Web
[WOMoCoE] Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution
[WOP] Ontology Design and Patterns
[WSP] Web Stream Processing

Workshops & Tutorials Chairs
* Aidan Hogan, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Santiago, Chile
* Valentina Presutti, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies,
CNR, Rome, Italy

3. Semantic Web Challenge
This year’s challenge will be about knowledge graphs, which are currently
among the most prominent implementations of Semantic Web technologies. It
will be centered around two important tasks for building large-scale
knowledge graphs:
Knowledge graph population. Given a portion of ton he concise bound
description of a resource (e.g., label and type of a company), and a
relation (e.g., CEO), participants are expected to provide the value(s) for
the relation.
Knowledge graph validation. Given a statement (i.e., a triple) about an
entity, e.g., the phone number of a company, participants are expected to
provide an assessment about the correctness of the statement.
For both tasks, users may use a portion of the knowledge graph for
training. Furthermore, arbitrary sources (e.g., external datasets, Web
pages, etc.) may be used as input. Participants may choose to to
participate in one or both tasks.

Further details will be announced shortly.

Program Chairs
* Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Paderborn, Germany
* Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
* Dan Bennett, Thomson Reuters, USA

4. ISWC Job Fair
Participate on the first edition of ISWC Job Fair!
Job Fairs are a brilliant way to bring together job candidates with open
positions in both, industry and academia, increasing the chances of finding
the perfect job to advance your career or find your ideal future employee.
If you are an organisation that wants to advertise positions or if you are
looking for career opportunities don’t miss your chance to participate!

You can register your organisation (company, academic institution, NGO,
etc.) for the job fair for a small fee of € 50 (on top of the regular
registration). This can be done by one member of your organisation at the
time of registration. Organisations that have purchased a regular
sponsorship package (which includes other additional benefits!) are exempt
from this extra fee.

Further details at https://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/program/job-fair/

5. Keynote speakers
We are delighted to announce the keynote speakers for this year edition of

Deborah McGuinness (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Prof. McGuinness is a leading authority on the semantic web and has been
working in knowledge representation and reasoning environments for over 25
years. Deborah's primary research thrusts include work on explanation,
trust, ontologies, escience, open data, and semantically-enabled schema and
data integration.

Nada Lavrac (Jozef Stefan Institute)

Prof. Lavrac is Head of the Department of Knowledge Technologies at Jozef
Stefan Institute (JSI). She is an expert on machine learning and data
mining, in particular inductive logic programming and intelligent data
analysis in medicine.

Jamie Taylor (Google)

Dr. Taylor has been deeply involved with Google's knowledge graph efforts.
Prior to Google, he worked on Freebase at Metaweb.

Further details about the talks will be announced at

6. Student Grants
If you are a student interested in attending ISWC 2017 you may be eligible
to apply for a grant to support the costs of travel and lodging. This year,
travel grants are funded by the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) and
the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The deadline for applying for an
ISWC 2017 travel award is August 31st, 2017.
Further info on the application process at:

Student Coordinators
* Lalana Kagal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA
* Gianluca Demartini, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

7. Registration
Early registration will open on June 15th, 2017. All details on
registration fee can be found at

8. Important Dates

Registration starts						June 15, 2017
Doctoral Consortium notifications sent				June 30, 2017
Author rebuttal period (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)	June 23-27,
Submissions due (Industry track)					July 10, 2017
Notifications sent (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)		July 14,
Camera-ready papers for Doctoral Consortium due		July 18, 2017
Workshop paper submissions due				July 21, 2017
Poster & Demo submissions due					July 27, 2017
Camera-ready papers due (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)	July 28,
Notifications sent (Industry track)				July 31, 3017
Workshop paper notifications sent				August 24, 2017
Poster & Demo notifications sent					August 24, 2017
Student activity applications due					August 31, 2017
Final version industry track papers due 				August 31, 2017
Camera-ready copies for Poster & Demo due			September 4, 2017
The last day for early registrations				September 8,
Workshops & Tutorials						October 21 & 22, 2017
Conference							October 23, 24 & 25, 2017

We thank our platinum sponsor IBM Research and our gold sponsors Siemens,
Thomson Reuters, Semantic Web Company and data.world for their support. To
learn more about ISWC 2017 sponsorship opportunities, please see

The ISWC Organising Committee (
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