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The Fifteenth Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018) June 3rd - June 7th, 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Web Page: https://2018.eswc-conferences.org Twitter: @eswc_conf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ESWCCONF
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ESWC is a premier venue for discussing the latest scientific results and innovations in the field of semantic technologies on the Web and Linked Data, attracting a high number of participants from academia and industry alike. Co-located workshops at ESWC conferences are essential meeting points for discussing ongoing work and late-breaking results, as well as shaping new ideas and research fields. We particularly invite workshop proposals looking at Semantic Web related topics from an interdisciplinary standpoint, proposals focussing on novel aspects of the Semantic Web and Web of Data, and proposals aiming at gathering existing and forming new sub-communities. We encourage the submission of workshop proposals on:
- Fundamental technical and theoretical problems of the Semantic Web / Linked Data and Knowledge Graph, - Applications of Semantic Web technologies in domains such as Mobility and Smart Cities, Life Sciences, Industry 4.0, Earth Science, Digital Humanities, Law, Media, etc., - Key enabling technologies and their adaptation to the needs of the Semantic Web, - Aspects of Semantic Web research that have been neglected or underrepresented so far, - Techniques and methods from other research fields that are of relevance for Semantic Web research (e.g., artificial intelligence, databases, NLP, big data analytics, machine learning, human computer interaction, information retrieval, web science, etc.), and - New emerging topics and areas
In particular, we also encourage the submission of workshops that do not follow the format of a mini-conference. Preference will be given to workshops fostering alternative formats, e.g., hackathons, demo jams, or breakout sessions.
General Information and Criteria
Each proposal will be reviewed by the members of the workshop programme committee, and ranked based on the overall quality of the proposal and the workshop's fit to the conference as detailed below. Their recommendations will determine the final decision on the acceptance / rejection of each proposal, which is to be taken by the Workshop Chairs as well as by the General Chair of ESWC 2017. The criteria for judging the quality of workshop proposals are as follows:
- Workshops cover topics falling in the general scope of the ESWC conference. - Workshops are intended to be genuine interactive events and not mini-conferences. - We welcome workshops with creative structures and organisations that attract various types of contributions and ensure rich interactions. - Workshops should have a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application. - There is a community interested in the workshop's topic. - Workshop duration is normally expected to be half a day or a full day. - We strongly advise having more than one organiser and no more than four, preferably from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic.
In case overlapping workshops are proposed, the Workshop Chairs may contact the organisers to discuss the possibility of merging workshops. Please note that the duration of a workshop might need to be adjusted based on the overall number of workshop submissions received. Furthermore, workshops that have less than 10 people registered at the early registration deadline might be canceled. The organisers of accepted workshops will be responsible for their own reviewing process, publicity (e.g., website, timelines and call for papers), and proceedings production, if required. The organisers will also be required to closely cooperate with the Workshop Chairs and the ESWC 2018 Local Chairs to finalise all organisational details. Workshop attendees must pay the ESWC 2018 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.
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Workshop proposals due: December 6th, 2017 - 23:59 Hawaii Time Notification of acceptance: December 31st, 2017 - 23:59 Hawaii Time Workshop website due: January 19th, 2018 - 23:59 Hawaii Time Workshop camera-ready proceedings due: May 1st, 2018 - 23:59 Hawaii Time Workshop days: June 3rd and 4th, 2018
Suggested Timeline for Workshop Papers Submission deadline: Friday March 2, 2018 Notifications: Friday March 30, 2018 Camera-ready version: Friday April 13, 2018
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Workshop proposals have to be submitted via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2018wt.
Each proposal must consist of a single PDF document written in English, not longer than four pages, which contains the following information: - The title and brief technical description of the workshop, specifying its goals and motivation. - A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time. - A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest, the workshop audience, as well as the expected number of participants. - A brief description (draft outline) of the proposed workshop format, discussing the mix of events and activities such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, hacking sessions, breakout sessions, or general discussion slots, and an approximate timeline. - A list of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50% have to be known and confirmed at the time of the proposal). - An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day event. - Related workshops and conferences, i.e. specify if this is the continuation of a workshop series or is 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). - Names and contact information of the workshop organisers/chair(s) (name, affiliation, email address, homepage and short (one paragraph) biography of each chair, explaining the chair's expertise for the workshop including past experience in organising / facilitating workshops). Preferably provide a single contact person per submission.
The best papers from each workshop may be included in the supplementary proceedings of ESWC 2018, which will appear in the Springer LNCS series.
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ESWC is a premier venue for discussing the latest scientific results and innovations in the field of semantic technologies on the Web and Linked Data, attracting a high number of participants from academia and industry alike. ESWC 2018 invites tutorials that address the interests of its varied audience: people new to the Semantic Web, Semantic Web researchers and practitioners that wish to learn new technologies, users of Semantic Web technologies, and representatives of government and funding agencies as well as potential private investors in Semantic Web technologies. We welcome submissions of tutorial proposals on all major topics related to semantic technologies. We especially solicit proposals for tutorials of the following types: - Tutorials with a coherent theme providing an introduction to new semantic technologies, methods, techniques, and trends (e.g. Linked Open Data, Knowledge Graph, semantic data integration, reasoning,question answering, ontology-based data access, ontology design principles, provenance and trust, etc.). - Tutorials describing the application of semantic technologies in specific domains (e.g., life-sciences, e-government, e-commerce, cultural heritage, educations, mobile, music, etc.). - Tutorials presenting techniques from other fields that are of relevance for Semantic Web research, including social sciences, digital humanities, biomedical research, HCI, Information Retrieval, databases, NLP, Internet of Things, data visualization, etc. Tutorials may focus on theoretical topics, however, we encourage organizers to incorporate hands-on sessions where appropriate. The tutorial should reach a good balance between the topic coverage and its relevance to the community. Tutorials can be half a day or a full day. We suggest having up to two presenters for half day tutorials and up to four presenters for full day ones, preferably from different institutions, contributing different perspectives to the tutorial topic.
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Tutorial proposals due: December 6th, 2017 - 23:59 Hawaii Time Notification of acceptance: December 31st, 2017 - 23:59 Hawaii Time Tutorial website due: January 19th, 2018 - 23:59 Hawaii Time Tutorial material due: May 1st, 2018 - 23:59 Hawaii Time Tutorial days: June 3rd and 4th, 2018
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All organizers (presenters) of accepted tutorials are expected to: - register for and participate in ESWC 2018 and have an active role in the tutorial; - prepare and maintain a website that describes the tutorial and includes all relevant information; - submit the material for attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material, software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, etc.) to the Tutorial Chairs and making it available on the tutorial website. The ESWC 2018 Organizing Committee is responsible for providing publicity for the tutorials as part of the conference publicity activities, and on-site logistical support to the organizers and attendees. In the interest of the overall quality of the conference, the tutorial chairs reserve the right to merge tutorials and/or adjust their scope in case a minimum number of registrations is not reached by the early registration deadline. Tutorial attendees must pay the ESWC 2018 tutorial registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.
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Proposals have to be submitted via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eswc2018wt.
Each proposal must consist of a single PDF document written in English, not longer than four pages, which contains the following information: - Abstract. 200 words maximum, for inclusion on the ESWC 2018 website. - Tutorial description. It should contain the following information: objectives of the tutorial and relevance to ESWC 2018; scope and level of detail of the material to be covered; intended audiences; learning objectives; practical sessions; references. - Tutorial length. The tutorial can be full or half day (if the tutorial can be either length, please be sure to identify which material is included for each length). - Other occurrences. Specify other venues at which the tutorial or part thereof has or will be presented, in addition to explaining if/how the current tutorial differs from the other editions. Links to the slides of those tutorial editions should be included in the proposal. - Presenter information. Brief professional biography of the presenter(s) documenting their expertise as well as previous training and speaking experience (such as teaching and tutorial presentation). All proposals will be reviewed by the Tutorial Chairs as well as a committee of senior Semantic Web representatives and discussed within the organization committee of the ESWC 2018.