[DL] SWSA call to host ISWC 2021

Jenny Dollard jenny.dollard at cs.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 5 13:07:18 CET 2019


Dear colleagues,

The Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA<http://swsa.semanticweb.org/>) is seeking statements of interest from organizations or consortia interested in hosting the 20th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2021. The conference series usually moves regularly between the Americas, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For the 2021 edition, we will accept bids from all locations, but we will give preference to bids from the Americas region. We expect the conference to take place in late October or early November 2021.

Organizations wishing to host ISWC 2021 should contact Prof. Ian Horrocks<mailto:ianh at cs.ox.ac.uk?subject=Hosting%20ISWC%202021> who will work with the SWSA members to coordinate the bidding process for ISWC 2021. Any organization can apply to host the conference, but the local organizing committee must include a representative of a local research group.

The process consists of two stages. During the first stage, SWSA solicits the statements of interest through an open call. They should be submitted using the statement of interest form<http://swsa.semanticweb.org/sites/default/files/SWSA-ISWC-SoI_0.pdf>.

Once the first phase is complete, SWSA will shortlist a number of applications, who will be invited to submit a full proposal, using a standard form<http://swsa.semanticweb.org/sites/default/files/SWSA-ISWC-Application_2.pdf> and budget template<http://swsa.semanticweb.org/sites/default/files/201401/SWSA-ISWC-Budget-Template-2016.xls>. The shortlisted applications will be expected to make a presentation at the SWSA meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, during ISWC 2019. SWSA will make the decision on the location of ISWC 2021 at that meeting.

More information about the ISWC Conference Series and the bidding process for hosting a conference in the series can be found in the ISWC Hosting Guide<http://swsa.semanticweb.org/sites/default/files/SWSA-ISWC-Hosting-Guide_2.pdf>.
The important dates for applying to host a Conference in 2021 are:

*         May 29, 2019: Deadline for receiving statements of interest

*         June 15, 2019: Notifications to shortlisted bids are sent out

*         September 11, 2019:  Formal applications received from shortlisted bids.

*         October 8, 2019: Presentation of the bid at the SWSA meeting in Auckland, New Zealand.

*         October 12, 2019: SWSA decides on the location for the 2021 conference.
Regards,
Ian Horrocks
SWSA President
http://swsa.semanticweb.org/content/call-host-international-semantic-web-conference
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