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[CfP] ISWC 2019 - Call for Journal, Industry, Posters & Demos, Outrageous Ideas, and Workshop papers and Semantic Web Challenges systems

International Semantic Web Conference
18th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2019)
“Knowledge Graphs, Linked Data, Linked Schemas and AI on the Web”
Auckland, New Zealand, 26-30 October, 2019
https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/

The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) is the premier venue for presenting fundamental research, innovative technology, and applications concerning semantics, data, and the Web. It is the most important international venue to discuss and present latest advances and applications of the semantic Web, knowledge graphs, linked data, ontologies and artificial intelligence (AI) on the Web.

ISWC attracts a large number of high quality submissions every year and participants from both industry and academia. ISWC brings together researchers from different areas, such as artificial intelligence, databases, natural language processing, information systems, human computer interaction, information retrieval, web science, etc., who investigate, develop and use novel methods and technologies for accessing, interpreting and using information on the Web in a more effective way.

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Become part of ISWC 2019 by submitting to the following tracks & activities or just attend them!
(All deadlines are 23:59:59 Hawaii time.)


In this announcement:
*  Highlights
1. Call for Journal papers
2. Call for Industry papers
3. Call for Posters & Demos papers
4. Call for Outrageous Ideas
5. Call for Workshop papers
6. Call for Semantic Web Challenges systems


*  Highlights
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* Journal Track: Eligible papers should either have been published within the Semantic Web Journal or Journal of Web Semantics or must be clearly fitting the ISWC topics, if published in alternative established and recognized journals. Eligible papers should have been published (even only in the electronic version) in the last around two years, starting from January 1st 2017 until present.
* The Outrageous Ideas track is sponsored by the prestigious CCC Blue Sky ideas
* Posters & Demos track: poster submissions will be subject to **double blind** peer review, whereas demonstration submissions are single-blind.


1. Call for Journal papers
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 The journal track is intended as a forum for presentations of significant Semantic Web-related research results that have been published recently in well known and established journals and have never been presented at any Semantic Web-related conference. The goal is to give visibility of these results to a conference audience as well as to promote discussions concerning such results.

Eligible papers should either have been published within the Semantic Web Journal or Journal of Web Semantics or must be clearly fitting the ISWC topics, if published in alternative established and recognized journals (see the list below). Specifically, eligible papers should have been published (even only in the electronic version) in the last around two years (starting from January 1st 2017 until present), though exceptions could be made for papers judged as potentially very influential but that have been published before January 2017.

The authors of such papers will have the opportunity to present their work during the conference days. The abstracts of accepted papers will be published on the conference web site and the papers themselves will be compiled into a CEUR-WS Proceedings for easy Web retrieval and archival, but they will not be part of the printed Springer conference proceedings. Metadata for all accepted submissions will be included in the conference metadata corpus. Detailed information about metadata creation will be provided with the acceptance notification of the successful submissions.

Further info: https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/call-for-journal-track/

== Important Dates ==
Submissions due                       May 29, 2019

== Program Chairs ==
Contact: [hidden email]
Claudia d’Amato, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Lalana Kagal, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA


2. Call for Industry papers
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The industry track seeks to present the state of adoption of semantic technologies in industrial settings. Semantics is used in applications in many industries, including media, financials, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, government, intelligence, smart cities,and  cultural heritage. It enables applications capabilities as varied as business intelligence, analytics, search, content management, knowledge management, recommendation systems, information extraction and data integration.

We encourage results and ideas from companies large and small. We welcome contributions about success stories as well as experience reports and discussions of obstacles that stand in the way of large-scale adoption of semantic technologies.

Across all submissions, emphasis should be put on demonstrating the business value and impact created by using semantic technologies to address real life problems.

Come and join us at the ISWC 2019 industry track to share your experiences with the largest community of researchers and practitioners in the Semantic Web field!
Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
 - Applications of semantic technologies in specific industrial domains (automotive, financial, healthcare and life sciences, energy industry, etc.)
 - Development and application of knowledge graphs for specific industries
 - Successful application domains: knowledge management, data integration, search, business intelligence, data analytics, semantics-based explainable AI, etc.
 - Industrial and business trends related to the usage of Linked Data, Open Data and Semantic Web technologies
 - Comparison of semantic technologies with alternative or conventional approaches for industry and business analytics in real world scenarios
 - Financial and strategic investments in semantic technologies

Successful submissions to this track will emphasize:
 - Real-world deployment experiences and strategic decision-making related to semantic technologies
 - Success stories of business-relevant, industrial deployments of Semantic Web technologies
 - Discussion of scalability of the presented technologies
 - Quantitative measurements of the business value created by using semantic technologies
 - A clear description of the impact in the respective industry and motivation for the need of semantic web technologies
 - Best practises and concrete lessons learned from these experiences, measuring in a meaningful way the role of semantics and how it differs from a solution that would otherwise be a state of the art IT solution with no semantic technologies
 - Areas where further research (or research in novel directions) is required, positioning and outlining potential strategic applications and use cases of semantic technologies

Further info: https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/call-for-industry/

== Important Dates ==
Submissions due                       June 28, 2019

== Program Chairs ==
Contact: [hidden email]
Anna Lisa Gentile, IBM Research, San Jose, California, US
Christophe Gueret, Accenture Labs Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


3. Call for Posters & Demos papers
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The ISWC 2019 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 Resources Track, the In-Use Track, and the Industry Track. Posters that describe 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 demonstrations 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 Resources Track, the In-Use Track, and the Industry Track are explicitly invited to submit a demonstration. The submission should be formatted as the other demonstrations but must cite the accepted full paper and needs to include an explanation of its added value with respect to the conference paper. The added value could include: a) extended results and experiments not presented in the conference paper for reasons of space, or b) a demonstration of a supporting prototype implementation.

Further info: https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/call-for-posters-demos/

== Important Dates ==
Submissions due                       June 28, 2019

== Program Chairs ==
Contact: [hidden email]
Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa,  Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Ontology Engineering Group (OEG), Spain
Gong Cheng, Nanjing University, China


4. Call for Outrageous Ideas
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The Outrageous Ideas track is part of ISWC again! As in 2011 and 2018, this track is sponsored by the prestigious CCC Blue Sky ideas and it solicits visionary ideas, long term challenges, and opportunities for the Semantic Web that are outside of the current topics in the field and are not mature or specific enough to be accepted in the regular research track. The contributions will have to have convincing arguments that the proposed topic is promising as well as relevant, and they should relate, compare, or contrast their proposition as much as possible to the existing literature from relevant fields, possibly including fields outside the Semantic Web Community.

We solicit visionary papers with significant impact on the field as well as outside the field, where the following topics might provide some inspiration:
 - Actionable and reliable knowledge generation
 - Blockchain and the Semantic Web
 - Deep learning and knowledge graphs
 - Graph embeddings
 - Knowledge cyborgs
 - Knowledge driven virtual reality
 - Knowledge Graphs in Nature
 - Semantic data programming and weak supervision
 - Semantic web and lifelong learning
 - Semantic Web in low resource settings
 - Trust and reliable knowledge on the Web
 - <Your better or outrageous idea here>

Further info: https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/call-for-outrageous-papers/

== Important Dates ==
Submissions due                       June 28, 2019

== Program Chairs ==
Contact: [hidden email]
Abraham Bernstein, University of Zürich, Department of Informatics, Zürich, Switzerland
Maria Keet, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa


5. Call for Workshop papers
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ISWC is the premier venue for presenting innovative systems and research results related to the Semantic Web and Linked Data, attracting a large number of high quality submissions every year and participants from both industry and academia. ISWC brings together researchers from different areas, such as artificial intelligence, databases, natural language processing, information systems, human computer interaction, information retrieval, web science, etc., who investigate, develop and use novel methods and technologies for accessing, interpreting and using information on the Web in a more effective way.

Besides the main technical program, ISWC will host several workshops on topics related to the general theme of the conference. The role of the workshops is to provide a setting for focused, intensive scientific exchange among researchers and practitioners interested in a specific topic. As such, workshops are the primary venues for the exploration of emerging ideas as well as for the discussion of novel aspects of established research topics.

Find our workshops & deadlines here: https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/program-workshop/


6. Call for Semantic Web Challenges systems
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 ISWC 2019 will run multiple Challenges (SWCs) with the aim to evaluate and compare software solutions for the Semantic Web in a systematic way. Each SWC will:
 - Define a task to be addressed,
 - Provide a training and a test dataset and
 - Define evaluation measures to compare the performance of participating systems.

Find our challenges & deadlines here: https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/challenges/


Looking forward to your submissions & see you all in Auckland!

The ISWC 2019 Organising Team ( https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/organizing-committee/ )

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