Re: [swsa-feedback] ISWC 2018 - Conference Registration is Open

The following information might be of interest:

1) Registration fees alone don’t cover the cost of the conference; they are supplemented by sponsorship as you can see from the web site (

2) It isn’t possible to give exact budget numbers, partly because SWSA does not micro-manage conference organisation, and partly because the picture is rather complex: there are numerous workshops as well as the main conference; some costs (e.g., room hire) are fixed, while other costs (e.g., food) depend on the number of participants; and the conference subsidises student registrations. As a rough estimate, the cost is split 65:35 between variable costs (mainly food) and fixed costs (mainly room and equipment rental), but this will depend on the number of registrations. More detailed information will be available at the conference and will be discussed at the Town Hall Meeting — which is open to all. Final figures won’t be know until some time after the conference.

3) The budget is designed so that, given the expected number of participants, the conference will just break even. If any excess does come back to SWSA, it is used to fund items such as student travel grants for future conferences; e.g., in 2018 SWSA is providing $20,000 in student travel grants for ISWC.

Ian Horrocks
SWSA President

On 19 Jun 2018, at 13:50, Ghislain Atemezing <<>> wrote:

Hi Sarven,

You can directly send a message here

or SWSA (Semantic Web Science Association)
c/o  Institute AIFB, Geb. 5.20
KIT-Campus Süd
Kaiserstr. 89
D-76133 Karlsruhe

IMHO, Maribel can’t help here :)


Le 19 juin 2018 à 13:15, Sarven Capadisli <<>> a écrit :

On 2018-06-16 17:23, Maribel Acosta wrote:
17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018)

Conference Dates:
October 8-12, 2018

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Monterey, CA, USA

The Registration for ISWC 2018 is open. Register with Early ISWC
registration prices by June 29 at

Hi Maribel,

Given that SWSA is a non-profit organisation [1], and for the sake of
some transparency, could you provide a breakdown of the registration
fees per student, academic and standard:

* admin/logistics
* materials (eg welcome kit, media recording)
* venue rental
* food (with different dietary requirements)
* proceedings
* other..

Will attendees without prior contributions to the conference (eg
authoring, reviewing, organising) pay for the proceedings?

Which parts of the registration fee can be waved?




Ghislain A. Atemezing, Ph.D
Twitter: @gatemezing
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Received on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:02:47 UTC