ISWC 2009 Research Track/Call for Papers
Please note that the deadline for abstract submission was previously reported wrongly on the page (the cfp stated the correct deadline).
The abstracts will be due: Monday, June 8, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
Detailed submission instructions are available now.
Note regarding anonymization: ISWC is a single-blind conference. You can anonymize your paper, but you don't have to.
The web continues to grow and increasing amounts of data are available for human and machine consumption, processing, and re-dissemination. As Semantic Web technologies (including linked data approaches) mature and become usable by end-users we can expect to encounter new technologies, modes of interactions, and applications that enable us to "surf" this web of data. These new approaches give rise to new challenges - both from a technical and human-computer interaction perspective.
The goal of the research track at ISWC is to bring together researchers, practitioners, and users from the areas of artificial intelligence, databases, social networks, distributed computing, web engineering, information systems, natural language processing, soft computing, and human-computer interaction to discuss the biggest challenges and proposed solutions. It solicits the submission of original, principled research papers dealing with both analytical theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of all areas of Semantic Web research. Papers to the research track are expected to clearly present their contribution and provide some well-principled means of evaluation. We especially encourage papers that ensure the repeatability of their experiments and share with the community their data and test harnesses.
ISWC 2009 calls for papers for its research track. The research track solicits the submission of original, principled research papers dealing with both analytical theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of all areas of Semantic Web research. Papers to the research track are expected to clearly present their contribution and provide some well-principled means of evaluation. We especially encourage papers that ensure the repeatability of their experiments, and share with the community their data and test harnesses.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- User Interfaces
- Interacting with Semantic Web data
- Semantic Web content creation and annotation
- Mashing up Semantic Web data and processes
- Novel interaction paradigms aimed at linked data
- Semantic web applications to Web-2.0 sites
- Natural Language Interfaces
- Information Visualization
- Data Semantics and Ontologies
- Beyond Description Logic: New formalisms for semantics (such as probabilistic approaches)
- Lightweight semantics (linked data, microformats, etc).
- Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
- Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
- Searching and ranking ontologies
- Ontology evaluation
- Reasoning (new)
- Applications of the Semantic Web
- Applications with clear lessons learned or evaluations
- Semantic Web for large scale applications (new)
- Semantic Web for desktops or personal information management (new)
- Semantic Web technologies for multimedia, sensors, and situational awareness
- Semantic Web technologies for P2P, services, agents, grids and middleware
- Semantic Web technologies for software and systems engineering
- Semantic Web technologies in other areas (new)
- Mobile Semantic Web
- Semantic Web technologies for life sciences and healthcare
- Management of Semantic Web Data
- Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing Semantic Web data
- Database, IR 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
- Machine learning and information extraction for the Semantic Web
- Cleaning, assurance, trust, provenance of Semantic Web data, services and processes
- Principles & Applications of very large semantic data bases
- Semantic Wikis
- Social Semantic Web
- Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
- Semantic Web technologies for collaboration and cooperation
- Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
General questions can be sent to iswc2009 <you know what symbol> semanticweb.org
Evaluation of Submitted Research Papers
ISWC is a highly attractive and competitive conference series. From all previous ISWC conferences, we have seen researchers and practitioners making best use of the methods and technologies reported at the event for their own research and practice. We are very eager to maintain this high level of impact achieved by ISWC papers in the future. For this purpose, all papers will be critically reviewed by 3 reviewers and one vice chair.
To assess papers, reviewers will judge originality of papers, significance for further research and/or practice related to the Semantic Web, technical soundness of the proposed approaches and readability of the submitted papers.
Specific weight will be given to the evaluation of the approaches described in the papers. We strongly encourage evaluations that are repeatable. Depending on the type of the paper and the proposed approach indications for repeatability may vary. For instance, theoretical papers may want to upload full proofs of theorems (as supplementary data), empirical work may want to upload training/test data, experimental results, or supporting movies (as supplementary data), case study work may link to case study journals for deeper insights, system papers may provide download of the software or a Web client together with full assessments in user studies, approaches that describe algorithms may want to provide the algorithm in source code and in an easy-to-install manner.
Submission of Abstracts and Papers
Submissions and reviewing will be handled using the Precision Conference reviewing system. Pre-submission of abstracts will be a strict requirement. Final papers can be submitted until 21 June 2009, 23:59 hrs, Hawaiian time. The submission platform will be opened from the beginning of May.
Note the we made a special effort to cut all slack from the reviewing schedule in order to assure that we will have the newest results presented at the conference. We will, therefore, be unable to make any extensions to this submission deadline!
Detailed submission instructions are available now.
Paper submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For complete details, see Springer’s Author Instructions (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0).
Formatted papers must be no longer than 16 pages. Papers that exceed this limit will be rejected without review.
ISWC 2009 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. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission for the Semantic Web (help will be provided for this task) and submit a version of their paper to a special conference discussion system. Details will be provided on the conference Web page at the time of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.
Important Dates - Research Track
- Abstracts due: Monday, June 8, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
- Submissions due: Sunday, June 21 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
- Rebuttal phase: July 15 - July 20
- Notification: August 4
- Camera ready: To be determined
- Abraham Bernstein, Switzerland
- David Karger, USA
- Vice Chairs
- Ed Chi
- Philipp Cimiano
- Claudia d'Amato
- Stefan Decker
- Steven Drucker
- Jerome Euzenat
- Jennifer Golbeck
- Claudio Gutierrez
- Siegfried Handschuh
- David Huynh
- Georg Lausen
- Thomas Lukasiewicz
- David Martin
- Sheila McIlraith
- Peter Mika
- Natasha Noy
- Bijan Parsia
- Valentina Tamma
- mc schraefel
- Umberto Straccia
- Heiner Stuckenschmidt
- The full program committee is listed at ISWC 2009 Research Track/Program Committee