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CSWS 2014 : 8th Chinese Semantic Web & Web Science Conference


When Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 12, 2014
Where Wuhan, China
Abstract Registration Due May 19, 2014
Submission Deadline May 24, 2014
Notification Due Jun 20, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 10, 2014
Categories    semantic web   web science   big data   NLP

Call For Papers

Call for research papers

With only a few years, the rapid developing Web has led to revolutionary changes in the whole human society. The Semantic Web is the next generation of the Web. It provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across applications, enterprises, and community boundaries. Semantic Web technology facilitates building a large-scale Web of machine-readable knowledge that allows for data reuse and integration. Nowadays, many scholars and experts are devoting them to the work of applying the Semantic Web theories into specific practice, while in turn improving the Semantic Web theories and techniques according to the demand in practice. Web Science involves the full scope of Web-related applications, integrating all directions of Web-related interdisciplinary research into a new field. This joint conference aims to promote expansions from the Semantic Web to Web Science, and to discuss the core technology on the Next Generation Web, including swarm intelligence, semantic search, Web security, natural language processing (NLP) etc.

1. Scope and Interests

The theme of CSWS 2014 is Semantics and Big Data. CSWS 2014 invites submissions of original work. The topics of the symposium include, but are not limited to:

Languages, tools, and methodologies for ontology engineering
Ontology extraction/induction from data and the Web
Ontology engineering (including ontology matching, merging, evolution, versioning, ect.)
Ontology/knowledge patterns
Semantic search
Ontology management and maintenance
Ontology and data quality and evaluation
Ontologies for semantic technologie
NLP and Knowledge Representation
NLP and Machine Learning
NLP and Text Mining
Network analysis of the Web and human communities on the Web
Micro-level processes and interactions on the Web
Collective intelligence and social computing
The architecture and philosophy of the Web
The intersection of design and human interaction on the Web
Economics and social innovation on the Web
Governance, democracy, intellectual property, and the commons
Personal data, trust, and privacy
Social media mining and searching
Studies of Linked Data, the Cloud, and digital eco-systems.
Web access, literacy, and development
Knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web
People-driven Web technologies, including crowd-sourcing, open data, and new interfaces

2. Instructions for Authors

Submission is via EasyChair at Accepted papers written in English will be published by Springer in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Proceedings ( and will be indexed by EI. Accepted papers written in Chinese will be published in a special issue of Journal of Southeast University (Chinese Edition, 东南大学学报中文版), Journal of Wuhan University (Natural Science Edition, 武汉大学学报理学版) or ZHONGWEN XINXI XUEBAO (中文信息学报)(Not Confirmed). At least one of the authors of an accepted paper must attend the conference and present their work to ensure publication of their paper.

Submissions should not have been previously accepted, published, presented, or be under review for another conference or journal.
Submissions should be written in either English or Chinese, and be no longer than 14 pages (research paper) or 4 pages (poster & demo paper), following the LNCS style. Accepted papers, before publication in journals, should be further revised following corresponding styles.

3. Dates

Abstract submission deadline: May 19, 2014
Full paper submission deadline: May 26, 2014
Notification: June 20, 2014
Camera-ready: July 4, 2014

4. Further Information

For further information, please contact the PC co-chairs

Dongyan Zhao, Peking University, Email:
Jianfeng Du, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Email:

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