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SEMANTiCS 2016 : 12th International Conference on Semantic Systems (Call for Research & Innovation Papers)


When Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 15, 2016
Where Leipzig
Abstract Registration Due May 3, 2016
Submission Deadline May 10, 2016
Notification Due Jun 7, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2016
Categories    semantic web   ontology   semantics   linked data

Call For Papers

Call for Research & Innovation Papers Semantics 2016

SEMANTiCS 2016 - The Linked Data Conference
12th International Conference on Semantic Systems
Leipzig, Germany
September 12 -15, 2016

Important Dates (Research & Innovation)
Abstract Submission Deadline: extended: May 3, 2016, 11:59 pm, Hawaii time
Paper Submission Deadline: extended: May 10, 2016 , ​11:59 pm, Hawaii time
Notification of Acceptance: extended: June 7, 2016, ​11:59 pm, Hawaii time
Camera-Ready Paper: extended: July 1, 2016, ​11:59 pm, Hawaii time

Submissions via Easychair:

As in the previous years, SEMANTiCS’16 proceedings are expected to be published by ACM ICP.

The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, who understand its benefits and encounter its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers and researchers from organisations ranging from NPOs, through public administrations to the largest companies in the world. Attendees learn from industry experts and top researchers about emerging trends and topics in the fields of semantic software, enterprise data, linked data & open data strategies, methodologies in knowledge modelling and text & data analytics. The SEMANTiCS community is highly diverse; attendees have responsibilities in interlinking areas like knowledge management, technical documentation, e-commerce, big data analytics, enterprise search, document management, business intelligence and enterprise vocabulary management.

The success of last year’s conference in Vienna with more than 280 attendees from 22 countries proves that SEMANTiCS 2016 will continue a long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world. There will be presentations on industry implementations, use case prototypes, best practices, panels, papers and posters to discuss semantic systems in birds-of-a-feather sessions as well as informal settings. SEMANTICS addresses problems common among information managers, software engineers, IT-architects and various specialist departments working to develop, implement and/or evaluate semantic software systems.

The SEMANTiCS program is a rich mix of technical talks, panel discussions of important topics and presentations by people who make things work - just like you. In addition, attendees can network with experts in a variety of fields. These relationships provide great value to organisations as they encounter subtle technical issues in any stage of implementation. The expertise gained by SEMANTiCS attendees has a long-term impact on their careers and organisations. These factors make SEMANTiCS for our community the major industry related event across Europe.
SEMANTiCS 2016 will especially welcome submissions for the following hot topics:

Data Quality Management

- Data Science (Data Mining, Machine Learning, Network Analytics)
- Semantics on the Web, Linked (Open) Data &
- Corporate Knowledge Graphs
- Knowledge Integration and Language Technologies
- Economics of Data, Data Services and Data Ecosystems

Following the success of previous years, the ‘horizontals’ (research) and ‘verticals’ (industries) below are of interest for the conference:


- Enterprise Linked Data & Data Integration
- Knowledge Discovery & Intelligent Search
- Business Models, Governance & Data Strategies
- Big Data & Text Analytics
- Data Portals & Knowledge Visualization
- Semantic Information Management
- Document Management & Content Management
- Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
- Smart Connectivity, Networking & Interlinking
- Smart Data & Semantics in IoT
- Semantics for IT Safety & Security
- Semantic Rules, Policies & Licensing
- Community, Social & Societal Aspects


Industry & Engineering
Life Sciences & Health Care
Public Administration
Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM)
Education & eLearning
Media & Data Journalism
Publishing, Marketing & Advertising
Tourism & Recreation
Financial & Insurance Industry
Telecommunication & Mobile Services
Sustainable Development: Climate, Water, Air, Ecology
Energy, Smart Homes & Smart Grids
Food, Agriculture & Farming
Safety & Security
Transport, Environment & Geospatial

Research / Innovation Papers

The Research & Innovation track at SEMANTiCS welcomes the submission of papers on novel scientific research and/or innovations relevant to the topics of the conference. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. The Research & Innovation track at SEMANTiCS is a single-blind review process (author names are visible to reviewers, reviewers stay anonymous). The submitted abstract and the topics are leveraged to find adequate reviewers for submitted papers.

Please write an email to, if you have any questions. Papers should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting and must not exceed 8 pages in length for full papers and 4 pages for short papers, including references and optional appendices. The layout templates can be found here: All accepted full papers and short papers will be published in the digital library of the ACM ICP Series.

Research & Innovation papers should be submitted through EasyChair at:

Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format. Other formats will not be accepted. For the camera-ready version, the source files (Latex, WordPerfect, Word) will also be needed.

Important Dates (Research & Innovation)

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 14, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
Paper Submission Deadline: April 21, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
Notification of Acceptance: May 26, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
Camera-Ready Paper: June 16, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

Research and Innovation Chairs:

Anna Fensel, University of Innsbruck
Amrapali Zaveri, Stanford University
Contact email address:
Research and Innovation Deputy Chairs:
Bernhard Haslhofer, Austrian Institute of Technology
Artem Revenko, Semantic Web Company
Conference Chairs:
Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW/KILT, InfAI, Leipzig University
Tassilo Pellegrini, UAS St. Pölten

Senior Program Committee:

Paul Buitelaar, Insight - National University of Ireland, Galway
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Claudia D'Amato, University of Bari
Brian Davis, DERI NUIG
Victor de Boer, VU Amsterdam
Christian Dirschl, Wolters Kluwer Germany
Michel Dumontier, Stanford University
Agata Filipowska, Department of Information Systems, Poznan University of Economics
Bernhard Haslhofer, AIT-Austrian Institute of Technology
Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW/KILT, InfAI, Leipzig University
Andreas Hotho, University of Wuerzburg
Jose Emilio Labra Gayo, Universidad de Oviedo
Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research
Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Leipzig
Josiane Xavier Parreira, Siemens AG Österreich
Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim
Tassilo Pellegrini, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten
Marta Sabou, Vienna University of Technology
Harald Sack, Hasso-Plattner-Institute for IT Systems Engineering, University of Potsdam
Ruben Verborgh, Ghent University - iMinds
Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Dept. Computer Science

Program Committee:

Alessandro Adamou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute
Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext Corp
Jose María Alvarez Rodríguez, Carlos III University of Madrid
Cristina Baroglio, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Torino
Stefan Bischof, Siemens AG Österreich
Charalampos Bratsas, Mathematics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Volha Bryl, Springer Nature
Irene Celino, CEFRIEL
Pierre-Antoine, Champin LIRIS
Roland Cornelissen, Metamatter
Gianluca Correndo, University of Southampton
Roberta Cuel, University of Trento
Aba-Sah Dadzie, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Elena Demidova, L3S Research Center
Chiara Di Francescomarino, Fondazione Bruno Kessler-IRST
Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari
Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center
Marin Dimitrov, Ontotext
Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - FBK-IRST
Samhaa El-Beltagy, Cairo University
Ingo Feinerer, University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt
Javier D. Fernández, Computer Science Department. University of Valladolid
Fabien Gandon, Inria
Jorge Garcia, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida
José María García, University of Seville
Alain Giboin, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Juan Miguel Gómez-Berbís, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez, Expert System
Michael Granitzer, University of Passau
Tom Heath, Open Data Institute
Benjamin Heitmann, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway
Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center
Laura Hollink, CWI
Katja Hose, Aalborg University
Valentina Janev, Mihailo Pupin Institute, University of Belgrade
Anja Jentzsch, Hasso Plattner Institut
Ali Khalili, VU University Amsterdam
Sabrina Kirrane, Vienna University of Economics and Business - WU Wien
Dimitris Kontokostas, University of Leipzig
Christoph Lange, University of Bonn
Nelia Lasierra Beamonte, UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology
Isaac Lera, University of the Balearic Islands
Steffen Lohmann, Fraunhofer IAIS
Vanessa Lopez, IBM Research
Sandra Lovrenčić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of organization and informatics Varazdin
Markus Luczak-Roesch, University of Southampton
Elisa Marengo, Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
John P. Mccrae, National University of Ireland, Galway
Andras Micsik, SZTAKI
Andrea Moro Sapienza, Università di Roma
Dmitry Mouromtsev, NRU ITMO, Russia
Claudia Müller-Birn, Freie Universität Berlin
Lyndon Nixon, MODUL University
Inna Novalija, Jozef Stefan Institute
Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, STLab, ISTC-CNR
Leo Obrst, MITRE
Maryam Panahiazar, Stanford University
Alexander Panchenko, Université catholique de Louvain
Viviana Patti, University of Turin
Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
Xiuquan Qiao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Achim Rettinger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Mariano Rico, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Giuseppe Rizzo, ISMB
Marco Rospocher, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Matthew Rowe, Lancaster University
Anisa Rula, University of Milano-Bicocca
Felix Sasaki, W3C
Vadim Savenkov, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
Francois Scharffe, 3Top
Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Pavel Shvaiko, Informatica Trentina
Nadine Steinmetz, TU Ilmenau
Holger Stenzhorn, Saarland University Hospital
Simon Steyskal, Siemens AG Austria
Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Vojtěch Svátek, University of Economics, Prague
Konstantin Todorov, LIRMM
Ioan Toma, STI Innsbruck
Jürgen Umbrich, Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU)
Joerg Waitelonis, Hasso-Plattner-Institute Potsdam
Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics
Wolfram Wöß, Institute for Application Oriented Knowledge Processing, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Eva Zangerle, Databases and Information Systems, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck

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