[DL] [CfP] ISWC 2017 - keynote speakers and next deadlines

annalisa gentile annalisa.gentile at ibm.com
Mon May 22 10:20:55 CEST 2017

16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017)
Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017

*** Deadlines reminder highlight - Doctoral Consortium: 25th May 2017

Website: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113652365383847
Twitter: @iswc2017 (https://twitter.com/ISWC2017)
Overview calls: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/calls/

In this announcement:
1. Keynote speakers
2. Call for contributions: Doctoral Consortium, Poster&Demo, Industry Track
3. Student Grants
4. Accepted Workshops and Tutorials
5. Important dates

1. Keynote speakers
We are delighted to announce the keynote speakers for this year edition of

Deborah McGuinness (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Prof. McGuinness is a leading authority on the semantic web and has been
working in knowledge representation and reasoning environments for over 25
years. Deborah's primary research thrusts include work on explanation,
trust, ontologies, escience, open data, and semantically-enabled schema and
data integration.

Nada Lavrac (Jozef Stefan Institute)
Prof. Lavrac is Head of the Department of Knowledge Technologies at Jozef
Stefan Institute (JSI). She is an expert on machine learning and data
mining, in particular inductive logic programming and intelligent data
analysis in medicine.

Jamie Taylor (Google)
Dr. Taylor has been deeply involved with Google's knowledge graph efforts.
Prior to Google, he worked on Freebase at Metaweb.

Details about the talks will be announced soon at

2. Call for Contributions
Call for Doctoral Consortium papers
**deadline** May 25, 2017
The Consortium aims to broaden the perspectives and to improve the research
and communication skills of these students.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific
research proposal and some preliminary results, but who have sufficient
time prior to completing their dissertation to benefit from the consortium
experience. Generally, students at the end of their first year, in their
second or at the beginning of their third year of PhD will benefit the most
from the Doctoral Consortium. In the Consortium, the students will present
their proposals, get specific feedback and advice on how to improve their
research plan and discuss other students’ proposals.

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough
reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and constructive
feedback. The international program committee will select the best
submissions for presentation at the Doctoral Consortium.

We anticipate that students with accepted submissions at the Doctoral
Consortium will receive travel fellowships to offset some of the travel
costs but they will be asked to attend the whole day of the Doctoral

Detailed info: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/calls/doctoral-consortium/

Program Chairs
* Lora Aroyo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Fabien Gandon, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France

Call for Posters and Demos
**deadline** July 27, 2017
The ISWC 2017 Posters and Demonstrations complement the paper tracks of the
conference and offer an opportunity for presenting late-breaking research
results, on-going research projects, and speculative or innovative work in
progress. The informal setting of the Posters and Demonstrations encourages
presenters and participants to engage in discussions about the work. Such
discussions can be invaluable inputs for the future work of the presenters,
while offering participants an effective way to broaden their knowledge of
the emerging research trends and to network with other researchers.

We invite submissions relevant to the area of the Semantic Web and which
address, but are not limited to, the topics of the Research Track; the
In-Use Track; and the Resources Track. Technical posters, reports on
Semantic Web software systems (free or commercial), descriptions of
completed work, and work in progress are all welcome. Demonstrations are
intended to showcase innovative Semantic Web related implementations and
technologies, both in academia and in industry.

We explicitly welcome entries from the industry. However, submissions for
posters and demos should go beyond pure advertisements of commercial
software packages and convey a minimal scientific contribution.
Authors of full papers accepted for the Research Track; the In-Use Track;
and the Resources Track are explicitly invited to submit a demonstration.

Detailed info:

Program Chairs
* Nadeschda Nikitina, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
* Dezhao Song, Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN, USA

Call for Industry Track Contributions
**deadline** July 10, 2017
The Industry Track seeks to present the state of adoption of semantic
technologies in industrial applications. These technologies may be used in
specific industries (e.g., media, financials, telecommunications,
healthcare, life sciences, government, intelligence, etc.) or as a
horizontal technology, and in different application areas (e.g., business
intelligence, analytics, search, content management, knowledge management,
recommendation systems, data integration, etc.).
We welcome contributions about success stories as well as experiences and
discussions of obstacles that stand in the way of large scale adoption of
certain technologies.
Particular emphasis should be put on the demonstration of business value
created by using the semantic technologies.
We encourage the following two categories of submissions:
- Success stories of business-relevant, industrial deployments of Semantic
Web technologies
- Position statements that outline potential strategic applications and use
cases of semantic technologies
Come and join us at the ISWC 2017 industry track to share your experience!

Detailed info:

Program Chairs
* Achille Fokoue, IBM Yorktown, NY, USA
* Peter Haase, metaphacts, Walldorf, Germany

3. Student Grants
If you are a student interested in attending ISWC 2017 you may be eligible
to apply for a grant to support the costs of travel and lodging. This year,
travel grants are funded by the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) and
the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The deadline for applying for an
ISWC 2017 travel award is August 31st, 2017.
Further info on the application process at:

Student Coordinators
* Lalana Kagal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA
* Gianluca Demartini, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

4. Accepted Workshops and Tutorials
Tutorials (https://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/program/tutorials/):

[KGC] Constructing Domain-specific Knowledge Graphs
[StreamApp] How to Build a Stream Reasoning Application
[HDT] HDT: Queryable Compression Format for Linked Data
[MT4OBDA] Methods and Tools for Developing Ontology-Based Data Access
[SemDaPra] Semantic Data Management in Practice
[SWoTIoT] Semantic Web meets Internet of Things (IoT) and Web of Things
[RegLGD] Representation and Querying for Linked Geospatial Data

Workshops (https://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/program/workshops/):

[HSSUE] Hybrid Statistical Semantic Understanding and Emerging Semantics
[VOILA] Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data
[WOP] Ontology Design and Patterns
[S4BioDiv] Semantics for Biodiversity
[OM] Ontology Matching
[WHiSe] Humanities in the Semantic Web
[SemSci] Enabling Open Semantic Science
[SemStats] Semantic Statistics
[PROFILES] Dataset PROFlLing and fEderated Search for Web Data
[DeSemWeb] Decentralizing the Semantic Web
[MaCSeW] Managing Changes in the Semantic Web
[BlkMirror] Re-coding Black Mirror
[PrivOn] Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology
[SWIT] Semantic Web Technologies for the IoT
[LD4IE] Linked Data for Information Extraction
[WOMoCoE] Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution
[BLINK] Benchmarking Linked Data
[NLIWOD] Natural Language Interfaces for the Web of Data
[WSP] Web Stream Processing

Workshops & Tutorials Chairs
* Aidan Hogan, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Santiago, Chile
* Valentina Presutti, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies,
CNR, Rome, Italy

5. Important Dates

Doctoral Consortium submissions due				May 25, 2017
Registration starts						June 1, 2017
Doctoral Consortium notifications sent				June 30, 2017
Author rebuttal period (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)	June 23-27,
Submissions due (Industry track)					July 10, 2017
Notifications sent (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)		July 14,
Camera-ready papers for Doctoral Consortium due		July 18, 2017
Workshop paper submissions due				July 21, 2017
Poster & Demo submissions due					July 27, 2017
Camera-ready papers due (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)	July 28,
Notifications sent (Industry track)				July 31, 3017
Workshop paper notifications sent				August 24, 2017
Poster & Demo notifications sent					August 24, 2017
Student activity applications due					August 31, 2017
Final version industry track papers due 				August 31, 2017
Camera-ready copies for Poster & Demo due			September 4, 2017
The last day for early registrations				September 8,
Workshops & Tutorials						October 21 & 22, 2017
Conference							October 23, 24 & 25, 2017

We thank our generous gold sponsors Siemens, Thomson Reuters, Semantic Web
Company and data.world for their support. To learn more about ISWC 2017
sponsorship opportunities, please see

The ISWC Organising Committee (
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