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ISWC 2015 : The 14th International Semantic Web Conference October 11-15, 2015


Conference Series : International Semantic Web Conference
When Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 15, 2015
Where Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract Registration Due Apr 23, 2015
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2015
Notification Due Jun 20, 2015
Categories    semantic web   semantics   web

Call For Papers

Call for Research Track Papers

ISWC is the premier venue for presenting innovative systems, applications and research results related to the combination of semantics, data and the Web. We solicit the submission of original research papers for ISWC 2015's research track, dealing with analytical, theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of all these areas (including not only the ones that use the RDF-based stack but also those that use other representations). Submissions to the research track should describe original and significant research in any of these areas.

To maintain the high level of quality and impact of the ISWC series, all papers will be reviewed by at least three program committee members and one senior program committee member. To assess papers, reviewers will judge their originality and significance for further advances in any of these areas, as well as the technical soundness of the proposed approaches and the overall readability of the submitted papers. We also encourage authors to include pointers to any additional material that supports the scientific claims made in their papers (e.g., extended technical reports, source code, datasets, links to applications).

Authors should also read carefully the calls for the other tracks, and consider submitting to the most appropriate track. In the interest of a coherent program the track chairs may suggest moving a submission to a different track of the conference, with authors consent. However, multiple submissions of the same paper to different tracks are not acceptable.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Management of semantics and data on the Web, including Linked Data
Languages, tools, and methodologies for representing and managing semantics and data on the Web
Database, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence techniques for the Semantic Web
Searching and querying the Semantic Web
Knowledge representation and reasoning on the Web
Cleaning, quality assurance, and provenance of Semantic Web data, services, and processes
Semantic Web data analysis
Ontology-based data access and integration/exchange on the Web
Supporting multi-linguality in the Semantic Web
User Interfaces and interaction with semantics and data on the Web
Information visualization of Semantic Web data
Personalized access to Semantic Web data and applications
Geospatial semantics and data on the Web
Cyber-Physical Social systems, data streams and the Internet of Things
Semantic technologies for mobile platforms
Ontology engineering and ontology patterns for the Web
Ontology modularity, mapping, merging, and alignment for the Web
Trust, privacy, and security on the Semantic Web
Semantic Web and Linked Data for Cloud environments

Review Criteria

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

Relevance and impact of the research contributions to the area
Design and execution of the evaluation of the work
Clarity and presentation


Pre-submission of abstracts is a strict requirement. All papers and abstracts have to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference submission system.

All research submissions must be in English, and no longer than 16 pages. Papers that exceed this limit will be rejected without review. Submissions must be in PDF 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. ISWC-2015 submissions are not anonymous.

We also encourage authors to include pointers to any additional material that supports the scientific claims made in their papers (e.g., extended technical reports, source code, datasets, links to applications).

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.

Prior Publication And Multiple Submissions

ISWC 2015 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 organizers may share information on submissions with other venues to ensure that this rule is not violated.

Important Dates

Abstracts: April 23rd, 2015
Full Paper Submission: April 30th, 2015
Author Rebuttals: June 1st-3rd, 2015
Notifications: June 15th, 2015
Camera-Ready Versions: TBD

All deadlines are Hawaii time.

Program Chairs

Marcelo Arenas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Program Committee


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