ISWC 2018 : 17th International Semantic Web Conference
Conference Series : International Semantic Web Conference
Call For Papers
CALL FOR RESEARCH TRACK PAPERS
The International Semantic Web Conference is the premier venue for presenting fundamental research, innovative technology, and applications concerning semantics, data, and the Web.
In this track of ISWC 2018, we are looking for novel and significant research contributions addressing theoretical, analytical and empirical aspects of the Semantic Web. While we welcome work that relates to the W3C Semantic Web recommendations (e.g., RDF, OWL, SPARQL, etc.), we also encourage contributions to research at the intersection of Semantic Web and other scientific disciplines. Submissions to the research track should describe original, significant, and replicable research on the Semantic Web. All papers must include method evaluations that are rigorous, repeatable and reproducible. This will be one of the key paper reviewing criteria. We also strongly encourage papers that provide links to the data sets, source code, queries used to evaluate their approach, and/or live deployments.
All papers will be assessed by a program committee. Each paper will be reviewed by at least four committee members, including one senior member. The review criteria used are outlined below.
Before submitting, authors are asked to consult the calls of the other tracks featured at ISWC 2018 and to choose the track that best suits their contribution. The submission of the same work to multiple tracks is not allowed and may result in a rejection of the work across all tracks without a review.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Database, information retrieval, information extraction, natural language processing and artificial intelligence techniques for the Semantic Web
Knowledge representation and reasoning on the Web
Knowledge graphs and deep semantics
Machine learning and data mining methods for the Semantic Web
Data mining and knowledge discovery in Linked data and ontologies
Robust and scalable management of semantics and data on the Web and in Linked Data
Processing and storage of semantic data on the blockchain
Methods to investigate and catalogue semantic primitives used in ontology definitions
Enabling access to ontologies and knowledge bases by rendering the knowledge in different modalities, e.g. as natural language text, explanatory video, interactive elements, etc.
Languages, tools, and methodologies for representing and managing semantics and data on the Web
Architectures and algorithms for extreme volume, heterogeneity, dynamicity, and decentralization of Semantic Web data
Cleaning, quality assurance, and provenance of Semantic Web data, services, and processes
Ontology-based data access and integration/exchange on the Web
Ontology engineering and ontology patterns for the Web
Ontology modularity, mapping, merging, and alignment for the Web
Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
Supporting multi-linguality in the Semantic Web
Question answering over Linked Data and ontologies
Information visualization and exploratory analysis methods for Semantic Web data
Semantic social network mining, analysis, representation, and management
Crowdsourcing semantics; methods, dynamics, and challenges
Geospatial semantics and data on the Web
Data streams and the Internet of Things
Semantic technologies for mobile platforms
Trust, privacy, and security on the Semantic Web
Semantic Web and Linked Data for cloud environments
Access control and privacy in semantic data
REVIEWS AND REVIEW CRITERIA
Papers in this track will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
Relevance and impact of the research contributions
Rigour and reproducibility of the evaluation of the work
Clarity and quality of presentation
Grounding in the literature
Authors will have the opportunity to submit a rebuttal to the reviews to clarify questions posed by program committee members.
Pre-submission of abstracts is a strict requirement. All papers and abstracts have to be submitted electronically via EasyChair.
All research submissions must be in English, and no longer than 16 pages (including references). 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 2018 submissions are not anonymous.
We encourage embedding metadata in the PDF/HTML to provide a machine readable link from the paper to the resource.
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.
Students will be able to apply for travel support to attend the conference. Further details will appear on the ISWC’2018 web site.
PRIOR PUBLICATION AND MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS
ISWC 2018 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 organisers may share information on submissions with other venues to ensure that this rule is not violated.
Abstracts due March 30, 2018
Full papers due April 6, 2018
Author rebuttals May 7-11, 2018
May 25, 2018
Camera-ready papers due June 15, 2018
All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.
Denny Vrandecic, Google, USA
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield, UK