ISWC 2011

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ISWC 2011
International Semantic Web Conference 2011
Event in series ISWC
Dates 2011/10/23 (iCal) - 2011/10/27
Location: Bonn, Germany
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Important dates
Submissions: 2011/06/23
Subevents: OCAS2011
Papers: Submitted 264 / Accepted 50 (18.9 %)
General chairs: Natasha Noy
PC chairs: Lora Aroyo, Chris Welty
Table of Contents

We invite submissions to ISWC 2011, the Tenth International Semantic Web Conference, to be held October 23 - 27, 2011 in Bonn, Germany. ISWC is the major international forum where the latest research results and technical innovations on all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented.

Please note the change of location from Koblenz to Bonn.

We will have three keynote speakers:

  • Sandy Pentland: director of the MIT Human Dynamics Lab and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program
  • Gerhard Weikum: research director at the Max-Planck Institute of Informatics
  • Frank van Harmelen: professor in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


  • Management of Semantic Web Data
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Ontologies and Semantics
  • Semantic Web Engineering
  • Social Semantic Web
  • User Interfaces to the Semantic Web
  • Applications of the Semantic Web


Research Papers

The ISWC research track solicits the submission of original research papers dealing with analytical, theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of all areas of Semantic Web research.

  • Abstracts due: June 16, 2011
  • Submissions due: June 23, 2011
  • Notification: August 8, 2011
  • Camera-ready: August 28, 2011

Semantic Web In Use

Submissions to the ISWC In-Use track presents papers describing innovative use of Semantic Web technologies in real-life applications

  • Submissions due: June 23, 2011
  • Notification: August 8, 2011
  • Camera-ready: August 28, 2011

Posters and Demos

We invite submissions that present the latest developments in the field and showcase Semantic Web systems.

  • Submissions due: August 15, 2011
  • Notification: September 5, 2011
  • Camera-ready: September 9, 2011

Doctoral Consortium

The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present their current progress and future plans and to get advice on their work.

  • Submissions due: July 11, 2011


ISWC will host a number of tutorials on topics that are hands-on guidance on using key Semantic Web technologies.

  • Submission due: May 6, 2011
  • Notification: May 20, 2011


ISWC will host a number of workshops on hot topics related to the general theme of the conference.

  • Submission due: April 15, 2011
  • Notification: May 13, 2011

Semantic Web Challenge

The Semantic Web Challenge is the premier event for demonstrating practical progress towards achieving the vision of the Semantic Web.

  • Submission due: September 30, 2011

Linked Data-a-thon

The Linked Data-a-thon is a competition with specific requirements that are announced 3 weeks before the start of ISWC. Participants have two weeks to develop a Linked Data based application.

  • Requirements announced: October 1, 2011
  • Submission due: October 15, 2011


  • Co-Organizers
  • General Co-Chairs
    • Natasha Noy, Stanford University, US
  • PC Co-Chairs
    • Lora Aroyo, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Chris Welty, IBM Watson Research Center, US
  • Workshop Chair
    • Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, US
    • Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Local Organizing Co-Chairs