Thanks a lot for submitting your paper to ISWC 2009. Please read these instructions carefully, as we have changed the submission procedure. Your entries during the submission process will help us to match you with the right vice chair and reviewers - a major determinant to generating good reviews and ultimately influence the acceptance of your paper.
Submission of Abstracts and Papers
Submissions and reviewing will be handled using the Precision Conference reviewing system. Presubmission of abstracts will be a strict requirement. We will assign your paper based on the abstract and information submitted with the abstract. Any changes to title, abstract or keywords of the paper will be ignored for the assignment of the paper. We do understand that the final version may include (small) changes to the title, abstract or keywords. Note however, that if you change the focus of your paper substantially then you might not end up with the most suitable VC and reviewers.
Submissions can now be made at https://precisionconference.com/~semantic/ . Please be sure to read the rest of this document first, though!
Abstracts will need to be submitted by Monday, June 8, 23:59 (11:59pm), Hawaiian time.
Final papers can be submitted until Sunday, June 21, 23:59 (11:59pm), Hawaiian time.
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. Reviewers will only read the first 16 pages of any submission, unless they get really interested.
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.
Note regarding anonymization: ISWC is a single-blind conference. You can anonymize your paper, but you don't have to.
The submission process
During the submission process you will be required to enter
- Title and abstract of paper
- Author information about all involved authors (!)
- One or more subject areas (see below)
- The name of 2 vice chairs (VCs) whom you believe best suited handle your paper (see below)
- Keywords (free text entry)
Please be sure to choose the VCs that you think will be best suited to evaluate your paper. We will try to initially assign papers to these selected VCs, although load balancing may then require reassigning some papers. To help you choosing an appropriate VC you can use the table below. Please consider conflicts of interests that the VCs might have with you.
The subject areas are
- 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
The Vice Chairs (VCs) are:
- 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
- Peter Mika
- Natasha Noy
- Bijan Parsia
- mc shraefel
- Umberto Straccia
- Heiner Stuckenschmidt
VCs areas of interest
To help you choose a VC here is a table with the vice-chairs declared their area of interest.
Please be sure to scroll your web-browser to the right to see the whole table -->
|User Interfaces||Interacting with Semantic Web data||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Semantic Web content creation and annotation||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Mashing up Semantic Web data and processes||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Novel interaction paradigms aimed at linked data||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Semantic web applications to Web-2.0 sites||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Natural Language Interfaces||x||x||x||x|
|Data Semantics and Ontologies||Beyond Description Logic: New formalisms for semantics (such as probabilistic approaches)||x||x||x||x||x|
|Lightweight semantics (linked data, microformats, etc).||x||x||x|
|Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution||x||x||x||x||x|
|Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Searching and ranking ontologies||x||x||x||x|
|Applications of the Semantic Web||Applications with clear lessons learned or evaluations||x||x||x||x|
|Semantic Web for large scale applications, desktops or personal information management||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Semantic Web technologies for multimedia, sensors, and situational awareness||x||x|
|Semantic Web technologies for P2P, services, agents, grids and middleware||x||x|
|Semantic Web technologies for software and systems engineering||x||x||x||x|
|Mobile Semantic Web||x||x|
|Semantic Web technologies for life sciences, healthcare,||x||x|
|Management of Semantic Web Data||Languages, tools and methodologies for representing and managing Semantic Web data||x||x||x||x||x|
|Database, IR and AI technologies for the Semantic Web||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Machine learning and information extraction for the Semantic Web||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Cleaning, assurance, trust, provenance of Semantic Web data, services and processes||x||x|
|Principles & Applications of very large semantic data bases||x||x||x||x|
|Social Semantic Web||Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Semantic Web technologies for collaboration and cooperation||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security||x||x||x||x|
The reviewing process
Most papers will go through the following process:
- 3 reviews by PC members
- 1 Meta-review by VC
- A rebuttal phase from July 15 - July 20
- A discussion during the VC meeting
- A notification - most probably on August 4
During the rebuttal phase the authors most papers will be invited to react to the reviews by the reviewers. They will help you to clarify possible misunderstandings. Note that the time period for the rebuttal phase is fixed and cannot be moved.
We, the chairs, would like to thank you a lot for submitting your research to our conference. It is your work that will make ISWC 2009 a better conference.
Best of luck with your paper!
Avi Bernstein & David Karger