[CfP] ISWC2017 - Discounted registration until October 5th

16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017)
Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017

*** Discounted registration available until October 5, 2017
*** Full program available online: https://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/program


Website: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org

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

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

In this announcement:
1. Program
2. Keynote Speakers
3. Job Fair
4. Call for Business Ideas and Startup pitches
5. ISWC Jam Session
6. Registration
7. Important dates

1. Program
The full program of ISWC2017 is now available online.
Check all details of workshops, tutorials, main conference and social
Don’t forget also this year the Job Fair and the Business Treff.

Detailed info: https://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/program/

2. Keynote Speakers
The three keynote Speakers of ISWC2017 are:

- Deborah L. McGuinness, Senior Chair of Tetherless World Constellation,
Professor of Computer, Cognitive, and Web Sciences at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute
Deborah’s talk will give an historical perspective on ontologies and their
usage, and discuss a model of building and maintaining large collaborative,
interdisciplinary ontologies.

- Nada Lavrač, Head of Department of Knowledge Technologies at Jožef Stefan
Institute, Vice Dean at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School and
Professor of Computer Science at University of Nova Gorica.
Nada will be talking about the recent advances in Semantic Data Mining.

- Jamie Taylor, Manager of the Knowledge Graph Schema Team at Google.
Jamie will be talking about knowledge graphs beyond catalogs and acting as
semantic APIs for the real world.

Detailed info: https://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/program/keynotes/

3. Job Fair
ISWC 2017 will host the first edition of the Job Fair!
We hope that this initiative will help organisations in both industry and
academia to find great candidates and to present new career opportunities
to conference attendees.

When registering to the conference (
https://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/registration-page/) you can tick the
option to register your organisation for the job fair. This will provide
your organisation with:
- A table (with a sign showing your organisation name and three seats)
close to the permanently open coffee corner (in the seated lunch/coffee
area) for a 1.5 hour slot in parallel to one of the conference sessions
- A special identification sticker on the badge of each member in charge of
recruiting for your organisation. That will allow conference attendees to
approach you and your colleagues at any time during the days of the
conference to learn about the job opportunities offered by your

This option is only additional 50 euros on the registration fee.
Organisations that have purchased a regular sponsorship package (which
includes other additional benefits!) are **exempt from this extra fee**.

If you are a student, post-doc or simply someone looking for a career
opportunity you can get a special identification sticker on your badge for
free. This will allow recruiters to approach you at any time during the
conference days and explain you the opportunities that they offer.

Detailed info:

4. Call for Business Ideas and Startup pitches
If you attend ISWC 2017 and have an innovative “semantic” business idea,
don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to pitch it at the business event
“Semantics in the Field”. This event will showcase innovative applications
and solutions and bring together semantic web researchers and the business
community - from local entrepreneurs to large multi-national enterprises.
You will get insight into the work of successful companies in the field and
be able to pitch your ideas to a diverse and highly competent target
audience. The event will provide ample opportunity for networking. Make
sure to submit your pitch deck until September 30 to
linkedstartup@googlegroups.com (see the CfP for details)!

Information on the event:

Call for pitches:

5. ISWC Jam Session
The ISWC Jam Session officially returns!
The Semantic Web community is crowded with music lovers and several of our
fine researchers are also excellent music players! After the great success
of the Sydney-Jam-Session at ISWC2013 we launch the Vienna-Jam-Session at
ISWC2017, sponsored by data.world! (https://data.world).
This is a call for musicians in the Semantic Web community that want to
share their musical skills and contribute to a very fun night after the
ISWC 2017 poster and demo session.
We will try and cater for all music tastes: blues, funk, soul jazz, rock,
latin… feel free to suggest anything interesting!
If you want to get involved (sharing tunes, ideas, music sheets) request
access to the shared drive

and join the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/420886798297740

, where we can all contribute with links, videos, suggestions, etc.

There will be time to rehearse before the jam. We have a studio reserved at
"Studio 5" (http://rehearsal.at) on 21st October between 19:00-22:00, with
standard equipment. At the jam venue there will equally be mics, guitar-
and bass-amps,, a drumset, and a keyboard.

Jam Session Chairs
* Aldo Gangemi, Université Paris 13, Paris, France and ISTC-CNR, Rome,
* Anna Lisa Gentile, IBM Research Almaden, US

6. Registration
Discounted registration has been extended to ** October 5th 2017**

You can find all details and register at:

7. Important Dates
Discounted Registration until October 8, 2017
Workshops & Tutorials October 21 & 22, 2017
Conference October 23, 24 & 25, 2017

We thank our platinum sponsor IBM Research and Elsevier and our gold
sponsors Big Data Europe, data.world, metaphacts, Ontotext, Oracle,
Semantic Web Company, Siemens,Thomson Reuters, Videolectures, Ontoforce and
Fujitsu for their support. To learn more about ISWC 2017 sponsorship
opportunities, please visit https://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/sponsorship/

The ISWC Organising Committee (

Received on Saturday, 30 September 2017 06:10:42 UTC