ESWC 2015 : 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference
Conference Series : Extended Semantic Web Conference
Call For Papers
Dates: May 31st to June 4th 2015
Venue: Portoroz, Slovenia
General chair: Fabien Gandon (Inria, France)
* Marta Sabou (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
* Harald Sack (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Universität Potsdam, Germany)
ESWC is a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations related to the Semantic Web. The 12th edition of ESWC will take place from May 31st to June 4th 2015 in Portoroz, Slovenia. Besides a main focus on advances in Semantic Web research and technologies, ESWC 2015 is seeking to broaden its attention to span other relevant research areas. In 2015, ESWC will complement its Semantic Web topics with new tracks that focus on linking machine and human computation at Web scale.
The goal of the Semantic Web is to create a Web of knowledge and services in which the semantics of content is made explicit and content is linked to both other content and services. This arrangement of knowledge-based functionalities is weaving together a large network of human knowledge, and making this knowledge machine-processable to support intelligent behaviour by machines. Additionally, it supports novel applications allowing content from heterogeneous sources to be combined in unforeseen ways and support enhanced matching between users’ needs, software functionalities and online content.
Human-centered aspects play an important role in Semantic Web research. Human cognition, for example, has inspired several Semantic Web techniques and many Semantic Web tools aim to support cognitive processes. Moreover, although much can be achieved with intelligent algorithms, humans still play a key role in the entire lifecycle of the Semantic Web. To support research activities, humans produce training data, they test the output of Semantic Web algorithms and evaluate the usability of the created tools. During the deployment of Semantic Web technologies knowledge engineers and domain experts build ontologies and vocabularies while annotators create semantic annotations and links between datasets, etc. Human Computation and Crowdsourcing methods provide convenient approaches for gathering research data, testing, as well as supporting Semantic Web deployment in practice. As such, they are increasingly used not only to ease the human contributor bottleneck in research and deployment, but also to design a new kind of applications where human capabilities are part of computational process.
Creating an interlinked Web of knowledge which bridges between heterogeneous content and services requires collaboration between several computer science domains. Also, the hybrid space that the Web has become, where humans and software interact in a complex manner, fundamentally requires an interdisciplinary approach to find novel solutions to the problems generated.
ESWC 2015 will feature eleven thematic research tracks (see below) and an in-use and industrial track. Submissions of interdisciplinary research papers, covering more than one thematic track, are also encouraged. In addition, the in-use and industrial track will provide an opportunity for dialogue and discussion on industrial applications, tools, deployment experiences, case studies and usage analysis. We therefore encourage submissions addressing several conference research topics. However, each paper should be associated with at least one of the topics of the conference. The main research topics this year are:
* Vocabularies, Schemas, Ontologies;
* Linked Open Data;
* Social Web and Web Science;
* Data Management, Big data, Scalability;
* Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval;
* Machine Learning;
* Mobile Web, Sensors and Semantic Streams;
* Services, APIs, Processes, and Cloud Computing.
In line with this year’s special theme on Human-centered Aspects of the Semantic Web, we particularly encourage submissions to two special tracks:
* Cognition and Semantic Web;
* Human Computation and Crowdsourcing.
Compulsory abstract submission for all papers: 17th of January, 2015 (sharp) - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Compulsory full paper submission: 19th of January, 2015 (sharp) - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Authors rebuttal: 18th-24th February, 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Acceptance notification: 9th of March, 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Camera ready: 18th of March, 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
ESWC 2015 welcomes the submission of original research and application papers dealing with all aspects of representing and using semantics on the Web. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and applications papers. Submitted papers should describe original work, present significant results, and provide rigorous, principled, and repeatable evaluation. We strongly encourage and appreciate the submission of papers incorporating links to data sets and other material used for evaluation as well as to live demos and software source code. ESWC 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 proceedings of this conference will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted according to the guidelines for LNCS authors. Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format. Papers that exceed 15 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines will be automatically rejected without a review. Each paper will be submitted in two steps: an abstract first and the full paper two days later. The abstract submission is compulsory for every full paper submitted. Abstracts alone will not be reviewed and only fully submitted papers will be considered. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission - details of this process will be given on the conference Web page at the time of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference. More information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) are available on the Springer LNCS Web site.
Submissions and reviewing will be supported by the EasyChair system: