ISWC 2009 Industry Track/Call for Presentations

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ISWC 2009 is hosting an Industry Track to enable the business community to present products that utilize or enrich the Semantic Web. We invite industry vendors to submit brief presentations for this track. No formal accompanying paper is required. We encourage product and service vendors who may or may not be exhibiting at ISWC 2009 to give a presentation about their products or services. While such presentations can explicitly focus on vendor-branded products and services, we seek to allow vendors to (1) give more in-depth discussion about the specific aspects of Semantic Web technologies in their products and services; (2) explain how their products and services are helping transition clients into the Semantic Web; and (3) describe the innovative plans for their products and services that lead to greater adoption of Semantic Web standards and interoperability.

The key dates for the Call for Presentations are close to the conference date to encourage vendors to include last-minute updates and innovations of general interest to ISWC attendees. We want to provide a venue for companies who might otherwise not submit a formal paper to ISWC, but nevertheless have valuable insights and engineering acumen regarding various Semantic Web technologies and their applicability.



Authors must submit a presentation for consideration. It is recommended that each submission also include an abstract of a maximum of 200 words. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee. Decisions for acceptance will be based on relevance to the Semantic Web, technical depth and business applicability. Marketing and sales material will not be considered.

Submissions should be in one of the following formats:

  • HTML
  • PowerPoint (PPT) slides
  • PDF slides
  • MPEG2 or MPEG4 (Screencasts)

No formal paper is required. While it is difficult to handle the entire range of presentation technologies, we are willing to negotiate accommodations if one of the above formats is not suitable. If your technology is not listed and is critical to your presentation, please contact the Industry Track co-chairs. Presentations may be fully automated (e.g. screencasts) or narrated live during the conference. Submissions should also include presentation needs (e.g. projector, Internet connectivity). You may submit hyperlinks to your presentation (including the final presentation), but if you require Internet access for your presentation, please submit a backup final presentation in the unlikely event of connection problems.

Presentations are expected to be either 20 or 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. A presentation may be mixed media (any of the above formats) and include demonstrations, but must adhere to the 20 or 50 minute limit.

Please note that metadata about all successful submissions will be included in the conference metadata corpus and made publicly available at Detailed information will be provided with the acceptance notification.

Please submit presentations at the ISWC 2009 submission page.


Potential topics are listed below but are not inclusive. See the Research Track for additional topic areas.

  • Ontology Management
  • Reasoning Engines
  • Collaboration and the Semantic Web
  • Open Data on the Semantic Web
  • Open Source Strategies for Semantic Web Businesses

Important Dates

  • August 1, 2009: Draft presentations due
  • August 31, 2009: Notification of acceptance
  • September 10, 2009: Final presentations due

Further Information

For further information and for any questions regarding the event or submissions, please contact the Industry Track co-chairs Matthew Fisher and John Callahan.

Program Committee