[PlanetKR] ISWC 2013 Workshops FINAL Call for Proposals

Benjamin Johnston benjamin.johnston at uts.edu.au
Mon Mar 18 17:54:26 EST 2013

                   ISWC 2013 Workshops Call for Proposals

 ISWC 2013, the Eleventh International Semantic Web Conference, will be
 held from 21-25 October 2013 in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition
 Centre, overlooking Sydney's stunning harbour.

 This is the primary conference on the use of semantic technologies on
 the web and linked data, constantly attracting a high number of high
 quality submissions and participants from academia and industry alike.
 It brings together researchers from different areas of computer
 science, such as artificial intelligence, databases, natural language
 process, information retrieval and others that aim at the development
 and use of novel technologies for accessing, interpreting and using
 information on the web in a more effective way.

 Besides the main technical programme, ISWC will host a number of
 workshops on topics related to the general theme of the conference. The
 role of the workshops is to provide a context for a focused and
 intensive scientific exchange among researchers interested in a
 particular topic. As such, workshops are the primary venues for the
 exploration of emerging ideas.

 We invite you to submit a proposal for a co-located workshop on a topic
 of interest to ISWC attendees.

Topics of Interest

 The decision on acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals will be made
 on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal, its appeal to a
 viable fraction of the Semantic Web community as well as how it fits in
 with the conference.

 In order to meet these goals, workshops should address topics that
 satisfy the following criteria:
  1. the topic falls in the general scope of ISWC 2013
  2. there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or
  3. there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic

 In particular, we encourage the submission of workshop proposals on:
  1. fundamental problems of the Semantic Web/Linked Data such as
     ontology mining, heterogeneity, scalability and distribution,
  2. applications of Semantic Web Technologies in specific domains and
  3. important enabling technologies and their adaptation to the needs
     of the Semantic Web
  4. aspects of Semantic Web Research that have received limited
     attention to date
  5. techniques from other research fields that are of relevance for
     Semantic Web research (e.g., machine learning, NLP)

Submission Guidelines

 Workshop proposals should be submitted via EasyChair as a single PDF
 file containing the following sections:
  1. Title
  2. Abstract: 200 word summary of the workshop purpose
  3. Motivation: Why is the topic timely and of particular interest to
     ISWC participants? (one to three paragraphs)
  4. Topics: What topics of interest will be covered by the workshop?
     (bulleted list, no longer than half a page)
  5. Workshop Format: The intended mix of events, such as paper
     presentations, invited talks, panels, demos and general discussion
     (either a tabular schedule or a one paragraph summary)
  6. Audience: Who and how many people are likely to attend? (one
  7. Chair(s): Name, affiliation, email address, homepage and short (one
     paragraph) biography of each chair, explaining the chair's
     expertise for the workshop
  8. Program Committee: Names and affiliations of potential members (at
     least half should be confirmed at the time of the proposal)
  9. Length: Half-day or full-day?
 10. Related Workshops and Conferences: Is this the continuation of a
     workshop series or a new workshop to address an emerging issue?
     Please provide information about past versions of this workshop and
     other related workshops (including URLs and submission/acceptance
     counts, if available).

  1. We strongly advise having more than one chair, preferably from
     different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the
     workshop topic.
  2. We welcome workshops with creative structures and organizations
     that attract various types of contributions and ensure rich

 Proposers of accepted workshops will be required to prepare a workshop
 web page containing their call for papers and detailed information
 about the workshop organization and timelines. While the ISWC
 workshop-track and local chairs will assist with the local organization
 of the workshop, the workshop organizers will be responsible for
 conducting their own reviewing process, for publicity of their
 workshop, and for publishing electronic proceedings.

 The chairs of the accepted workshops will receive one free registration for their workshop. Workshop attendees must pay the ISWC 2013 workshop
 registration fee as well as the conference registration fee.

 Submissions can be made at:

Important Dates

  1. 22 March 2013, Workshop Proposals Due
  2. 12 April 2013, Notification of Accepted Proposals

Suggested Timeline for Workshops

  1. 26 April 2013, Workshop Web Site Finalized and Workshop Call for
     Paper Publicised
  2. 10-12 July 2013, Paper Submission
  3. 9 August 2013, Notification of Accepted Papers sent to Authors
     (Please note that this is a strict deadline that is necessary to
     comply with Australian Visa processing times)


  1. Marta Sabou, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
  2. Benjamin Johnston, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

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