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ESWC 2018
15th European Semantic Web Symposium (ESWS)
Event in series ESWC
Dates 2018/06/03 (iCal) - 2018/06/07
Twitter account: @eswc_conf
Submitting link:
Location: Heraklion, Greece
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Important dates
Workshops: 2017/12/06
Abstracts: 2018/01/05
Papers: 2018/01/12
Submissions: 2018/01/12
Notification: 2018/03/02
Camera ready due: 2018/03/23
Papers: Submitted 179 / Accepted 48 (26.8 %)
Organizers: Aldo Gangemi, Roberto Navigli, Maria-Esther Vidal, Pascal Hitzler, Raphael Troncy, Laura Hollink, Anna Tordai
General chairs: Aldo Gangemi
Workshop chairs: Heiko Paulheim, Jeff Pan
Demo chairs: Anna Lisa Gentile, Andrea Nuzzolese
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ESWC is one of the key academic conferences to present research results and new developments in the area of the Semantic Web. For its 15th edition, ESWC will be back in Heraklion (Crete, Greece) from Sunday 3rd June to Thursday 7th June 2018. ESWC2018 features three main tracks (Research, Resources, In-Use), introduces a novel fully open review policy, as well as alternative publishing and decentralisation measures. This is the first call for papers for each of the main tracks. ESWC 2018 takes place from June 3rd, 2018 to June 7th​, 2018 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. ESWC is a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations around semantic technologies. Building on its past success, ESWC is seeking to broaden its focus to span other relevant research areas in which web semantics play an important role.


ESWC 2018 welcomes the submission of original research and application papers dealing with all aspects of representing and using semantics on the Web. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and applications papers. Submitted papers should describe original work, present significant results, and provide rigorous, principled, and repeatable evaluation. We strongly encourage and appreciate the submission of papers incorporating links to data sets and other material used for evaluation as well as to live demos and software source code. ESWC will not accept papers that, at the time of submission, are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal, another conference, or another ESWC track. The conference organizers may share information on submissions with other venues to ensure that this rule is not violated. The proceedings of this conference will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Decentralised publishing of pre- and post-prints e.g. along the lines of LORC and Linked Data Notifications (see is strongly encouraged, and will be supported by a dedicated team.

Rules include

Pre-submission of abstracts is a strict requirement. All papers and abstracts have to be submitted electronically via the EasyChair conference submission system. Abstracts alone will not be reviewed. Papers describing a resource must not exceed 15 pages (including references). Papers that exceed the page limit will be rejected without review. All research submissions must be in English. Submissions must be either in PDF or in HTML, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions. For HTML submission guidance, see below, and the website. We encourage embedding metadata in the PDF/HTML to provide a machine readable link from the paper to the resource. Authors will have the opportunity to submit a rebutta l to the reviews to clarify questions posed by program committee members. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission, which will be made available on the conference web site. Details will be provided at the time of acceptance. Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings, as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Useful tips for HTML submissions

The Research Articles in Simplified HTML (RASH) Framework provides a terse markup language for writing scientific articles in (X)HTML. It is possible to include also RDF statements as RDFa annotations and/or as Turtle, JSON-LD and RDF/XML triples by using the tag "script". Tools exist for converting RASH-compliant ODT or DOCX to LaTeX (see Dokieli is a client-side editor for decentralized article publishing in HTML+RDFa, annotations and social interactions, compliant with the Linked Research initiative. There are a variety of examples available online, where the LNCS author guidelines as a template may be particularly useful. Accepted papers for which there is an HTML version will be made available online through the ESWC website. For HTML submission, please submit a ZIP archive containing an HTML file with all the additional stylesheets and scripts for guaranteeing a correct visualization of the document in browsers. For references, e.g. see the "Reference" section in Please note that independent of the format used, we require submissions to abide by the permitted number of pages, font sizes, font selection, margins, etc. This is to ensure visual consistency of the proceedings as well as to have comparative page limits. Submissions and reviewing will be supported by the EasyChair system:

A Fully Open Review Policy

This year, the ESWC 2018 review process will be fully open. The basic principles are: The submitted papers will be publicly posted on the ESWC 2018 web site upon submission The authors will be known to reviewers (i.e., submissions are NOT anonymous) The reviewers will be known to authors by default. However, reviewers can also explicitly opt-out. The reviews and the rebuttal will be made publicly available upon final notification (post-rebuttal), including reviewer identity (unless they have opted out), both for the PC members (unless they have opted out) and the senior PC members (which cannot opt out). On explicit request made by the authors, the rejected papers and their reviews will be removed from th e Web after the conference. For accepted papers, the reviews will stay online at least 12 months. They will be removed at the author’s requests after this embargo period. Upon posting submissions on the ESWC 2018 web site (point 1 above), any researcher can also contribute open reviews. Decentralisation will be handy here e.g. with (for PDF) or or dokieli (for HTML), plus Linked Data Notifications.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: Friday 5th January 2018 Paper submission: Friday 12th January 2018 Opening of rebuttal period: Friday 16th February Closing of rebuttal period: Wednesday 21st February Notification to authors: Friday 2nd March Camera ready papers due: Friday 23rd March Submission Information, Reviewing


  • General Chair
    • Aldo Gangemi, Paris Nord University, France and ISTC-CNR, Italy
  • Research track
    • Roberto Navigli, Sapienza University of Rome
    • Maria-Esther Vidal, Leibniz Information Centre For Science and Technology University Library, Germany, and Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
  • Resource Track
    • Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, US
    • Raphael Troncy, Eurecom, France
  • In-use track
    • Laura Hollink, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Holland
    • Anna Tordai, Elsevier
  • Workshops and tutorials
    • Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
    • Jeff Pan, The University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Poster and Demo
    • Anna Lisa Gentile, IBM Research Almaden, USA
    • Andrea Nuzzolese, CNR, Italy
  • Challenges
    • Davide Buscaldi, Université Paris 13, Villetaneuse, FRANCE
    • Diego Reforgiato Recupero, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, ITALY
  • PhD Symposium
    • Sebastian Rudolph (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • EU project networking
    • Maria Maleshkova
  • Industry Session
    • Andrea Conte (Senior Manager – Reply Spa)
  • Sponsoring
    • York Sure-Vetter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Publicity
    • Mehwish Alam, STLab ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy
  • Open conference data
    • Sarven Capadisli, University of Bonn
    • Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna
  • Web Presence
    • Venislav Georgiev, STI, Austria
  • Treasurer
    • Alexander Wahler​, STI, Austria