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ESWC 2016 : 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference - Call for Papers


Conference Series : Extended Semantic Web Conference
When May 29, 2016 - Jun 2, 2016
Where Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Abstract Registration Due Dec 11, 2015
Submission Deadline Dec 18, 2015
Notification Due Feb 22, 2016
Final Version Due Mar 7, 2016
Categories    semantic web   linked data   ontologies

Call For Papers

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13th ESWC 2016
Call for Papers

ESWC is one of the key academic conferences to present research results and new developments in the area of the Semantic Web. For its 13th edition, ESWC will be back in Hersonissou, Crete, between Sunday May 29th and Thursday June 2nd 2016.
The goal of the Semantic Web is to create a network of data and knowledge that interconnect across the Web and where both content and the meaning of content are manipulated by processes, services and applications. This endeavor naturally draws from and impact on many disciplines of computing (and connected areas), related to data and information management, knowledge engineering, machine intelligence, human knowledge and languages, softwares services and applications. We are therefore seeking contribution to research at the intersection of the Semantic Web and these areas, as described in the 9 core research tracks of the conferences, as well as demonstration of the impact of Semantic Web Technologies in concrete application and the industry, through the “In Use and Industrial” Track.
In addition to the main focus on advances in Semantic Web research and technologies, ESWC 2016 is looking to broaden the Semantic Web research community’s understanding and focus on current key areas directly affecting the development of the Semantic Web, namely: Trust, Privacy, Smart Cities and GeoSpatial Data. The conference therefore also includes 2 additional research tracks focusing on these specific aspects.
Indeed, through the interaction between Semantic Web technologies the Internet of Things and the Smart Cities the Semantic Web has the potential to reach beyond the borders of the traditional Web into the everyday life of people around the world. This puts a special attention on urban and geographical information, and on applications that can benefit from the meaningful exploitation of such data, as interconnected with other, heterogeneous and distributed data regarding all aspects of the life of a city (transport, health, education, energy, water, etc).
Such a broadening of the application and impact of Semantic Web technologies also emphasises the challenges posed to privacy and the trust relationship between agents (humans or machines) on the Web. While it is becoming crucial for such technologies, often employed to share, disseminate and integrate data from various sources, to become more privacy aware, we are also looking for research and concrete development in which semantics and the ability to interconnect information from across the web can support users in managing, assessing and enforcing privacy and trust in their activities.

Research Tracks:
* Vocabularies, Schemas, Ontologies - chairs: Krzysztof Janowicz and Rinke Hoekstra
* Reasoning - chairs: Uli Sattler and Thomas Schneider
* Linked Data - chairs: Monika Solanki and Aidan Hogan
* Social Web and Web Science - chairs: Claudia Müller-Birn and Steffen Staab
* Semantic Data Management, Big data, Scalability - chairs: Philippe Cudré-Mauroux and Katja Hose
* Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval - chairs: Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles and Pablo N. Mendes
* Machine Learning - chairs: Claudia d'Amato and Jens Lehmann
* Mobile Web, Sensors and Semantic Streams - chairs: Raúl García Castro and Jean-Paul Calbimonte
* Services, APIs, Processes and Cloud Computing - chairs: Maria Maleshkova and Karthik Gomadam

Special Tracks:
* Trust and Privacy - chairs: Sabrina Kirrane and Pompeu Casanovas
* Smart Cities, Urban and Geospatial Data - chairs: Carsten Kessler and Vanessa Lopez

In Use and Industrial Track:
* chairs: Mike Lauruhn and Jacco van Ossenbruggen

* Compulsory abstract submission for all papers: Friday 11th December 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
* Compulsory full paper submission: Friday 18th December 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
* Authors rebuttal: Friday 29th Jan - Friday 5th Feb 2016 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
* Acceptance notification: Monday 22nd February 2016
* Camera ready: Monday 7th of March 2016 - 23:59 Hawaii Time

ESWC 2016 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 one week 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:

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