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ISWC 2013 : The 12th International Semantic Web Conference


Conference Series : International Semantic Web Conference
When Oct 21, 2013 - Oct 25, 2013
Where Sydney, Australia
Abstract Registration Due May 1, 2013
Submission Deadline May 10, 2013
Notification Due Jul 3, 2013
Final Version Due Aug 5, 2013
Categories    semantic web

Call For Papers

Call for Research Papers

ISWC is the premier venue for presenting innovative systems and research results related to the Semantic Web and Linked Data. We solicit the submission of original research papers for ISWC 2013's research track, dealing with analytical, theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of all areas of the Semantic Web. Submissions to the research track should describe original, significant research on the Semantic Web or on Semantic Web technologies, and are expected to provide some principled means of evaluation.

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 vice chair of the program committee. To assess papers, reviewers will judge their originality and significance for further advances in the Semantic Web, as well as the technical soundness of the proposed approaches and the overall readability of the submitted papers. We will give specific attention to the evaluation of the approaches described in the papers. We strongly encourage evaluations that are repeatable: preference will be given to papers that provide links to the data sets and queries used to evaluate their approach, as well as systems papers providing links to their source code or to some live deployment.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Management of Semantic Web data and Linked Data
Languages, tools, and methodologies for representing and managing Semantic Web data
Database, IR, NLP and AI technologies for the Semantic Web
Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
Cleaning, assurance, and provenance of Semantic Web data, services, and processes
Semantic Web Services
Semantic Sensor Web
Semantic technologies for mobile platforms
Evaluation of semantic web technologies
Ontology engineering and ontology patterns for the Semantic Web
Ontology modularity, mapping, merging, and alignment
Ontology Dynamics
Social and Emergent Semantics
Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
User Interfaces to the Semantic Web
Interacting with Semantic Web data and Linked Data
Information visualization of Semantic Web data and Linked Data
Personalized access to Semantic Web data and applicationsSemantic Web technologies for eGovernment, eEnvironment, eMobility or eHealth
Semantic Web and Linked Data for Cloud environments


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-2013 submissions are not anonymous.

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 2013 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.

Submission of a Poster or Demo together with your Accepted Research Paper

Authors of accepted papers are invited to submit also a poster or a demo to the Posters and Demo track. The submission format is the same as for normal poster and demo submissions but the submission must cite the corresponding paper from the research track.

Important Dates

Abstracts: May 1, 2013, 11:59pm Hawaii time
Full Paper Submission: May 10, 2013, 11:59pm Hawaii time
Author Rebuttals: June 17-19, 2013
Notifications: July 3, 2013
Camera-Ready Versions: August 5, 2013
Conference: October 21-25, 2013

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