[DL] [CfP] ISWC2017 Next deadlines, Semantic Web Jam Session and much more!

annalisa gentile annalisa.gentile at ibm.com
Mon Jun 26 21:19:43 CEST 2017

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

*** Still lots of opportunities to get involved in ISWC 2017
*** you can submit your contributions to:
*** Industry Track: until July 20, 2017 (**extended!!**)
*** Poster and Demo session: until July 27, 2017
*** One of the Workshops: until July 21, 2017
*** Semantic Web Challenge: until September 10, 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. ISWC2017 Jam Session
2. Call for Posters and Demos
3. Call for Industry Track Contributions
4. Call for contributions: Workshops
5. Semantic Web Challenge
6. Registration
7. Important dates

1. ISWC Jam Session
The ISWC jam session officially returns!
The Semantic Web community is crowded with music lovers and several of our
fine researchers are also excellent music players! After the great success
of the Sydney-Jam-Session at ISWC2013 we launch the Vienna-Jam-Session at
This is a call for musicians in the Semantic Web community that want to
share their musical skills and contribute to a very fun night after the
ISWC 2017 poster and demo session.
We will try and cater for all music tastes: blues, funk, soul jazz, latin…
feel free to suggest anything interesting!
If you want to get involved (sharing tunes, ideas, music sheets) request
access to the shared drive
and join the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/420886798297740
, where we can all contribute with links, videos, suggestions etc.

There will be some time to rehearse a bit before the jam, all details will
be announced.

Jam Session Chairs
* Aldo Gangemi, Université Paris 13, Paris, France
* Anna Lisa Gentile, IBM Research Almaden, US

2. 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

3. Call for Industry Track Contributions
**deadline** July 20, 2017 (extended!!)
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

4. Call for contributions: Workshops
The full list of accepted workshops can be found at

Please check their individual websites for the specific calls.
The general deadline for workshop is **July 21, 2017** but can be subject
to minor variations among different workshops.

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

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

5. Semantic Web Challenge
This year’s challenge will be about knowledge graphs, which are currently
among the most prominent implementations of Semantic Web technologies. It
will be centered around two important tasks for building large-scale
knowledge graphs:
Knowledge graph population. Given the name and type of a subject entity,
(e.g., a company) and a relation, (e.g., CEO) participants are expected to
provide the value(s) for the relation.
Knowledge graph validation. Given a statement about an entity, e.g., the
CEO of a company, participants are expected to provide an assessment about
the correctness of the statement. For both tasks, users may use a portion
of the knowledge graph for training. Furthermore, arbitrary sources (e.g.,
external datasets, Web pages, etc.) may be used as input.
For both tasks, users may use a portion of the knowledge graph for
training. Furthermore, arbitrary sources (e.g., external datasets, Web
pages, etc.) may be used as input. Participants may choose to participate
in one or both tasks.
The evaluation of challenge participants will be carried out on the
Knowledge Graph owned by Thomson Reuters (TR). The KG has a public and a
private part; the public part can be used for building and training the
candidate systems, the private part will be used for evaluation.

Training data is already available at http://permid.org
Test data will be released on August 13th, 2017
The submission deadline for all the tasks is September 10th, 2017
Finalists will be announced on September 15th, 2017

The winning team of each task will receive 1000€. The sum will be shared
amongst the winning teams if several teams are declared the winners.

Further details available at

Program Chairs
* Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Paderborn, Germany
* Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
* Dan Bennett, Thomson Reuters, USA

6. Registration
Early registration is now open!
You can find all details and register at

7. Important Dates
Registration starts						Open now!!
Doctoral Consortium notifications sent				June 30, 2017
Author rebuttal period (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks)	June 23-27,
Submissions due (Industry track)					July 20, 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)				August 9, 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 platinum sponsor IBM Research and our gold sponsors Siemens,
Thomson Reuters, Semantic Web Company, data.world and Big Data Europe for
their support. To learn more about ISWC 2017 sponsorship opportunities,
please see https://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/sponsorship/

The ISWC Organising Committee (
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