CfP TourismKG 2019

[Apologies for multiple postings]

2st International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs on Travel and Tourism (TourismKG
2019 <>)

June 26, 27 or 28, 2019 - Seville, Spain

We would like to invite you cordially to consider contributing a paper
to TourismKG
2019 <> - collocated with the 22nd International
Conference on Business Information Systems  (BIS 2019). The 1st edition of
this workshop <> was held at ICWE 2018
<> and 13 papers were published by
Springer as a LNCS volume <>.

Workshop website:

Workshop date: some day between 26-28 June 2019

Submission deadline: 15th of April, 2019

Publication: Springer LNBIP volume

Structured and unstructured data from private companies or public-domain
can be transformed and integrated with external knowledge in order to
create the so-called Knowledge Graphs. Artificial Intelligence techniques
(such as Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning), are used by
popular applications such as Siri, Google Now, or Alexa. The success of
these techniques depends on the existence and quality of Knowledge Graphs.

While Knowledge Graphs have been successfully used in domains such as
finance, medical or e-commerce, little attention has been paid to apply
Knowledge Graphs in the Tourism and Travel industry. Thus, the goal of this
workshop is to raise the awareness of the importance of Knowledge Graphs on
the travel industry and discuss their usage, challenges, enhancement, and
ways of their commercial exploitation.

The main goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration between the
Business, Engineering, and Research communities of the Travel and Tourism
industry. BIS 2019 will be focused on the multidisciplinary discussion
about Data Science, joining engineering/scientific and business sides, and
its impact on current enterprises. TourismKG 2019 focus will be aligned
with BIS 2019: to inspire engineers/scientists to share theoretical and
practical knowledge of the different aspects related to Data Science, and
to help them transform their ideas into the innovations of tomorrow, with
emphasis on the business model on the generation/use of Tourism Knowledge

Topics of interest


Proposed topics, including but not restricted to:

» Knowledge Graph Generation and Completion for Travel and Tourism

» Techniques and applications of Knowledge Graphs for Travel and Tourism

» Lessons Learnt and Business Opportunities

» Open Data, Proprietary Data, Semantic Web and Tourism

» Ontologies and Vocabularies for Travel and Tourism

Paper submission and publication


We envision three categories/tracks, each one will be evaluated differently
according to the nature of the submission:

» Research papers, presenting novel scientific research addressing the
topics of the workshop. Novelty and soundness will be key criteria.

» Resource papers, presenting resources such as datasets,
ontologies/vocabularies, systems/services. Availability and reproducibility
of results is a requirement.

» Industry & Use Case Presentations, in which industry experts can present
and discuss practical solutions, use case prototypes, best practices, etc.
Evidence of use and adoption in practice should be noticed.

Full papers (max 12 pages) and short papers (max 4 pages) will be accepted
for the workshop presentations. But, in order to include short papers in
the proceedings, an extended version (up to 12 pages) will have to provided
after the workshop and will be reviewed as a regular full paper.

The accepted papers will be published as Springer LNBIP proceedings

All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic format

Important dates


Paper Submission: Monday, 15th of April, 2019

Acceptance Notification: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

Camera-ready Version : Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

Workshop: TBA (between 26 and 28 June)

Organizing Committee


Mariano Rico, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Miriam Scaglione, School of Management & Tourism, University of Applied
Sciences Valais

Idafen, Canary Island Statistics Institute (ISTAC), Spain.

Freddy Priyatna, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de

Nandana Mihindukulasooriya, IBM Research AI, USA.

-- Mariano Rico <>
Senior Doctor ResearcherOntology Engineering Group <>
Artificial Intelligence Department
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Received on Monday, 4 February 2019 11:43:37 UTC