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ISWC 2019: International Semantic Web Conference
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Call For 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 2019, 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, and replicable research on the Semantic Web. All papers must include  method evaluations that are rigorous, repeatable and reproducible. This will be one of the key paper reviewing criteria. We also strongly encourage papers that provide links to the data sets, source code, queries used to evaluate their approach, and/or live deployments.

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 used are outlined below.

Before submitting, authors are asked to consult the calls of the other tracks featured at ISWC 2019 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.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    Database, information retrieval, information extraction, natural language processing and artificial intelligence techniques for the Semantic Web
    Knowledge representation and reasoning on the Web
    Knowledge graphs and deep semantics
    Machine learning and data mining methods for the Semantic Web
    Data mining and knowledge discovery in Linked data and ontologies
    Robust and scalable management of semantics and data on the Web and in Linked Data
    Processing and storage of semantic data on the blockchain
    Methods to investigate and catalogue semantic primitives used in ontology definitions
    Enabling access to ontologies and knowledge bases by rendering the knowledge in different modalities, e.g. as natural language text, explanatory video, interactive elements, etc.
    Languages, tools, and methodologies for representing and managing semantics and data on the Web
    Programming the Semantic Web
    Architectures and algorithms for extreme volume, heterogeneity, dynamicity, and decentralization of Semantic Web data
    Cleaning, quality assurance, and provenance of Semantic Web data, services, and processes
    Ontology-based data access and integration/exchange on the Web
    Ontology engineering and ontology patterns for the Web
    Ontology modularity, mapping, merging, and alignment for the Web
    Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
    Supporting multi-linguality in the Semantic Web
    Question answering over Linked Data and ontologies
    Information visualization and exploratory analysis methods for Semantic Web data
    Semantic social network mining, analysis, representation, and management
    Crowdsourcing semantics; methods, dynamics, and challenges
    Geospatial semantics and data on the Web
    Data streams and the Internet of Things
    Semantic technologies for mobile platforms
    Trust, privacy, and security on the Semantic Web
    Semantic Web and Linked Data for cloud environments
    Access control and privacy in semantic data

Reviews and Review Criteria

Papers in this track will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

    Relevance and impact of the research contributions
    Rigour and reproducibility of the evaluation of the work
    Clarity and quality of presentation
    Grounding in the literature

Authors will have the opportunity to submit a rebuttal to the reviews to clarify questions posed by program committee members.


    Pre-submission of abstracts is a strict requirement. All papers and abstracts have to be submitted electronically via EasyChair.
    All research submissions must be in English, and no longer than 16 pages (including references). Papers that exceed this limit will be rejected without review.
    Submissions must be either in PDF or in HTML, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For
    details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions. For HTML submission guidance, please see the HTML submission guide.
    ISWC 2019 papers submitted to the research track will be subject to double blind peer review. In order to make blind reviewing possible, authors must omit their names and affiliations from the paper. Acknowledgments of funding or assistance should also be omitted. When referring to one’s own work, use the third person rather than the first person. For example, say “Previously, Ghidini and Hartig [7] have shown that…”, rather than “In our previous work [7] we have shown that…”. Try to avoid including any information that would identify the authors or their affiliations. Such information may be added to the final camera-ready version for publication.
    We encourage embedding metadata in the PDF/HTML to provide a machine readable link from the paper to the resource.
    Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission, which will be made available on the conference Web site. Details will be provided at the time of acceptance.
    Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings, as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.
    Students will be able to apply for travel support to attend the conference. Further details will appear on the ISWC’2019 web site.

Prior Publication and Multiple Submissions

ISWC 2019 will not accept research papers that, at the time of submission, are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference.

The conference organisers may share information on submissions with other venues to ensure that this rule is not violated.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2019-02-19
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