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ESWC 2017 : 14th Extended Semantic Web Conference


Conference Series : Extended Semantic Web Conference
When May 28, 2017 - Jun 1, 2017
Where Portoroz, Slovenia
Abstract Registration Due Dec 7, 2016
Submission Deadline Dec 14, 2016
Notification Due Feb 20, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 7, 2017
Categories    semantic web   linked data   ontologies   machine learning

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 14th edition, ESWC will be back in Portotoz, Slovenia from Sunday 28th May to Thursday 1st June 2017.

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 its meaning are manipulated by processes, services and applications. This endeavour naturally draws from and impacts on many disciplines of computing (and connected areas), related to data and information management, knowledge engineering, machine intelligence, human knowledge and languages, software 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 applications and in industry, through the “In Use and Industrial” Track.

In addition to the main focus on advances in Semantic Web research and technologies, ESWC 2017 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 Multilinguality and Transparency. The conference therefore includes 2 additional research tracks focusing on these specific aspects.

In order to manage data available in multiple languages, a semantic normalization and reconciliation of content across languages and cultures is needed, enabling the Semantic Web to reach beyond the borders of the traditional Web and into the everyday life of people around the world. Semantic technologies provide a means to improve the management of multilingual content. The introduction of this theme integrates well with and builds upon last year’s special track on Smart Cities, Urban and Geospatial Data, integrating data from all kinds of aspects of the life of a city.

Also building on both that track and last year’s other special track on trust and privacy, transparency is a key part of Open Government Data initiatives. Transparency is concerned with relationships between members of the public and both commercial and authoritative entities, with objectives varying from enabling trust to ensuring accountability. Many aspects of Semantic Web technologies can be employed to integrate, interpret and exploit multiple pieces of information for use by the public.

Research Tracks:

Vocabularies, Schemas, Ontologies - chairs: Helena Sofia Pinto and Silvio Peroni
Reasoning - chairs: Uli Sattler and Umberto Straccia
Linked Data - chairs: Jun Zhao and Axel Ngonga Ngomo
Social Web and Web Science - chairs: Harith Alani and Wolfgang Nejdl
Semantic Data Management, Big data, Scalability - chairs: Maria Esther Vidal and Juergen Umbrich
Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval - chairs: Claire Gardent and Udo Kruschwitz
Machine Learning - chairs: TBD
Mobile Web, Sensors and Semantic Streams - chairs: Emanuele Della Valle and Manfred Hauswirth
Services, APIs, Processes and Cloud Computing - chairs: Peter Haase and Barry Norto

Special Tracks:

Multilinguality - chairs: Philipp Cimiano and Roberto Navigli
Semantic Web and Transparency - chairs: Mathieu d'Aquin and Giorgia Lodi

In Use and Industrial Track:

chairs: Paul Groth and TBD

Important dates:

Compulsory abstract submission for all papers: Wednesday 7th December 2016 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Compulsory full paper submission: Wednesday 14th December 2016 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Authors rebuttal: Friday 27th Jan - Sunday 5th Feb 2017 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Acceptance notification: Monday 20th February 2017
Camera ready: Tuesday 7th of March 2017 - 23:59 Hawaii Time

Submission Information

ESWC 2017 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 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.

In addition to PDF, authors have the option to also submit a version of their paper in the RASH format. RASH is a markup language that restricts the use of HTML for writing academic research articles. It is possible to include also RDF statements as RDFa annotations and/or as Turtle, JSON-LD and RDF/XML triples by using the tag "script". Tools exist for converting RASH/compliant ODT to latex (see

Accepted papers for which there is a RASH version will be made available online through the ESWC website. For RASH submission, please submit a zip archive containing an HTML file compliant with the RASH format with all the additional stylesheets and scripts for guaranteeing a correct visualisation of the document on browsers.
Submissions and reviewing will be supported by the EasyChair system:

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