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JIST 2018
8th Joint International Semantic Technology Conference
Event in series JIST
Dates 2018/11/26 (iCal) - 2018/11/28
Homepage: http://jist2018.knowledge-graph.jp/
Twitter account: @jist2018
Submitting link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jist2018
Location: Awaji City, Hyogo, Japan
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Important dates
Abstracts: 2018/08/10
Papers: 2018/08/17
Submissions: 2018/08/17
Notification: 2018/09/14
Camera ready due: 2018/09/24
Registration link: https://amarys-jtb.jp/jist2018/
Accepted short papers: 6
Early bird student: JPY 20000 / {{{Early bird fee reduced}}}
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On site student: JPY 30000 / {{{On site fee reduced}}}
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Early bird regular: JPY 50000
On site regular: JPY 60000
Papers: Submitted 75 / Accepted 23 (30.7 %)
Organizers: JSAI-SIG on Semantic Web and Ontology, JIST Steering Committee
General chairs: Stephen Maggleton, Kouji Kozaki
Workshop chairs: Marut Buranarach, Ikki Omukai
Seminars Chair: Naoki Fukuta
Demo chairs: Hanmin Jung, Shinichi Nagano
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The mission of the Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST) is to bring together researchers in the Semantic Technology research community and other areas of semantic-related technologies to present their innovative research results or novel applications of semantic technologies.

There are two tracks in JIST 2018.

Research Track

JIST 2018 research track solicits submissions of original research work on semantic technologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Ontology and reasoning
  • Knowledge graph
  • Linked Data
  • Big Data and semantics, exchange and integration
  • Data streams and the Internet of Things
  • Machine learning and information extraction on the Semantic Web
  • Semantic Web services and processes
  • Trust, privacy, and security on the Semantic Web
  • Social Semantic Web
  • Natural language processing and semantics
  • Semantic multimedia
  • Novel applications of semantic technologies

Special Session Track

JIST 2018 special session track to discover and implement special topics that researchers in Semantic Technology are particularly interested in. We also intend to facilitate participation of potentially-related researchers in the JIST conference. Topics of special sessions are as follows:

  • Special Session on Government Open Data
  • Special Session on Question Answering and ChatBots
  • Special Session on Resource-aware Semantic Technologies
  • Special Session on Semantic Web for Life Sciences

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission(*): 23:59 (Hawaii Time), 3 10 August, 2018 (Extended)
  • * Please submit your abstracts as much as possible so that we proceed review process smoothly.
  • Full paper submission: 23:59 (Hawaii Time), 10 17 August, 2018 (Extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 14 September, 2018
  • Camera-ready Deadline: 24 September, 2018
  • Conference: 26-28 November, 2018


Submissions to JIST 2018 should describe original, significant research on semantic technologies. JIST 2018 will not accept submissions that are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference(*). Non peer-reviewed documents such as theses, tech reports, publications on preprint server (e.g. arXiv.org) are not considered prior publications. Thus JIST2018 authors are not precluded to submit papers on the same topic by the same authors.

Submissions to JIST 2018 are expected to present their claimed contribution, with clear evidence to support their claims.

All submissions will be critically reviewed by at least three members of the program committee of either research track or special session track. To assess submissions, reviewers will judge their relevance to semantic technologies, their originality, the technical soundness of their proposed approach and the readability of the submission.

JIST 2018 submissions are not anonymous.

Submissions must be in PDF format, using the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Regular paper submissions must be no longer than 16 pages, and short paper submissions must be no longer than 8 pages. Submissions that exceed this limit may be rejected without review.

Accepted papers of both research track and special session track will be published in an LNCS proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Papers can be submitted electronically via EasyChair. Please select the corresponding track(s) when you submit your paper(s). Recommendation to Journal

A number of best papers accepted at JIST 2018 will be invited to present at the Meet the Editor session of SCI indexed journals, including International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS), for fast-track publication in a special issue in these journals. Up to five papers will be selected and published.

For details, please see this page().