[CfP] ISWC 2019 - *Doctoral Consortium papers due soon*

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[CfP] ISWC 2019 - *Doctoral Consortium papers due soon*

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

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!

In this announcement:
*  Highlights
1. Call for Doctoral Consortium
    Full papers due:                       April 17, 2019 (less than a week from now)   23:59:59 Hawaii Time

*  Highlights
 *  Doctoral Consortium: papers submitted to the doctoral consortium will be subject to **double blind** peer review.

1. Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers
The ISWC 2019 Doctoral Consortium will take place as part of the 18th International Semantic Web Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. This forum will provide PhD students an opportunity to share and develop their research ideas in a critical but supportive environment, to get feedback from mentors who are senior members of the Semantic Web research community, to explore issues related to academic and research careers, and to build relationships with other Semantic Web PhD students from around the world.
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 in their second or third year of PhD will benefit the most from the Doctoral Consortium. In the Consortium, the students will present their proposals and get specific feedback and advice on how to improve their research plan.
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 - submissions for presentation at the Doctoral Consortium.
Students with accepted submissions at the Doctoral Consortium will be eligible to apply for  travel fellowships to offset some of the travel costs but they will be asked to attend the whole day of the Doctoral Consortium.
We ask the PhD students to submit a 12 page description of their PhD research proposal. All proposal have to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference submission System. The proposal text must have at least 8 sections (some can be very short), addressing each of the following questions:
1. Problem statement: What is the problem that you are addressing?
2. Relevancy: Why is the problem important? Who will benefit if you succeed? Who should care?
3. Related work: How have others attempted to address this problem? Why is the problem difficult?
4. Research question(s): What are the research questions that you plan to address?
5. Hypotheses: What hypotheses are related to your research questions? See Is This Really Science? The Semantic Webber’s Guide to Evaluating Research Contributions.
6. Preliminary results: Do you have any preliminary results that demonstrate that your approach is promising?
7. Approach: How are you planning to address your research questions and test your hypotheses? What is the main idea behind your approach? The key innovation?
8. Evaluation plan: How will you measure your success – faster/ more accurate/ less failures/ etc.? How do you plan to test your hypothesis? What will you measure? What will you compare to?
9. Reflections: Why do you think you will succeed where others failed? Provide an argument, based either on common knowledge or on evidence that you have accumulated, that your approach is likely to succeed.

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

== Important Dates ==
Full papers due                       April 17, 2019 (less than a week from now)   23:59:59 Hawaii Time
Notifications                            May 15, 2019
Camera-ready papers due     June 14, 2019

== Program Chairs ==
Contact: [hidden email]
Miao Qiao, Computer Science Department, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

See you all in Auckland!

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

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