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ISWC 2017
16th International Semantic Web Conference
Event in series ISWC
Dates 2017/10/21 (iCal) - 2017/10/25
Twitter account: @ISWC2017
Location: Vienna, Austria
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Important dates
Submissions: 2017/07/10
Papers: Submitted 332 / Accepted 94 (28.3 %)
Organizers: Axel Polleres, Elmar Kiesling
General chairs: Jeff Heflin
PC chairs: Claudia d’Amato, Miriam Fernandez
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16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017) Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017

  • Still lots of opportunities to get involved in ISWC 2017
  • you can submit your contributions to:
  • Industry Track: until July 20, 2017 (**extended!!**)
  • Poster and Demo session: until July 27, 2017
  • One of the Workshops: until July 21, 2017
  • Semantic Web Challenge: until September 10, 2017

Website: Facebook: Twitter: @iswc2017 ( Overview calls:

In this announcement: 1. ISWC2017 Jam Session 2. Call for Posters and Demos 3. Call for Industry Track Contributions 4. Call for contributions: Workshops 5. Semantic Web Challenge 6. Registration 7. Important dates

1. ISWC Jam Session

The ISWC jam session officially returns! The Semantic Web community is crowded with music lovers and several of our fine researchers are also excellent music players! After the great success of the Sydney-Jam-Session at ISWC2013 we launch the Vienna-Jam-Session at ISWC2017. This is a call for musicians in the Semantic Web community that want to share their musical skills and contribute to a very fun night after the ISWC 2017 poster and demo session. We will try and cater for all music tastes: blues, funk, soul jazz, latin… feel free to suggest anything interesting! If you want to get involved (sharing tunes, ideas, music sheets) request access to the shared drive and join the facebook group, where we can all contribute with links, videos, suggestions etc.

There will be some time to rehearse a bit before the jam, all details will be announced.

Jam Session Chairs

  • Aldo Gangemi, Université Paris 13, Paris, France
  • Anna Lisa Gentile, IBM Research Almaden, US

2. Call for Posters and Demos

    • deadline** July 27, 2017

The ISWC 2017 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 In-Use Track; and the Resources Track. Technical posters, 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 demos 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 In-Use Track; and the Resources Track are explicitly invited to submit a demonstration.

Detailed info:

Program Chairs

  • Nadeschda Nikitina, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • Dezhao Song, Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN, USA

3. Call for Industry Track Contributions

    • deadline** July 20, 2017 (extended!!)

The Industry Track seeks to present the state of adoption of semantic technologies in industrial applications. These technologies may be used in specific industries (e.g., media, financials, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, government, intelligence, etc.) or as a horizontal technology, and in different application areas (e.g., business intelligence, analytics, search, content management, knowledge management, recommendation systems, data integration, etc.). We welcome contributions about success stories as well as experiences and discussions of obstacles that stand in the way of large scale adoption of certain technologies. Particular emphasis should be put on the demonstration of business value created by using the semantic technologies. We encourage the following two categories of submissions: - Success stories of business-relevant, industrial deployments of Semantic Web technologies - Position statements that outline potential strategic applications and use cases of semantic technologies Come and join us at the ISWC 2017 industry track to share your experience!

Detailed info:

Program Chairs

  • Achille Fokoue, IBM Yorktown, NY, USA
  • Peter Haase, metaphacts, Walldorf, Germany

4. Call for contributions: Workshops

The full list of accepted workshops can be found at

Please check their individual websites for the specific calls. The general deadline for workshop is **July 21, 2017** but can be subject to minor variations among different workshops.

Full list of accepted workshops: [BLINK] Benchmarking Linked Data [BlkMirror] Re-coding Black Mirror [DeSemWeb] Decentralizing the Semantic Web [HSSUE] Hybrid Statistical Semantic Understanding and Emerging Semantics [LD4IE] Linked Data for Information Extraction [MaCSeW] Managing Changes in the Semantic Web [NLIWOD] Natural Language Interfaces for the Web of Data [OM] Ontology Matching [PrivOn] Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology [PROFILES] Dataset PROFlLing and fEderated Search for Web Data [SemSci] Enabling Open Semantic Science [SemStats] Semantic Statistics [SWIT] Semantic Web Technologies for the IoT [S4BioDiv] Semantics for Biodiversity [VOILA] Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data [WHiSe] Humanities in the Semantic Web [WOMoCoE] Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution [WOP] Ontology Design and Patterns [WSP] Web Stream Processing

Workshops & Tutorials Chairs

  • Aidan Hogan, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Valentina Presutti, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Rome, Italy

5. Semantic Web Challenge

This year’s challenge will be about knowledge graphs, which are currently among the most prominent implementations of Semantic Web technologies. It will be centered around two important tasks for building large-scale knowledge graphs: Knowledge graph population. Given the name and type of a subject entity, (e.g., a company) and a relation, (e.g., CEO) participants are expected to provide the value(s) for the relation. Knowledge graph validation. Given a statement about an entity, e.g., the CEO of a company, participants are expected to provide an assessment about the correctness of the statement. For both tasks, users may use a portion of the knowledge graph for training. Furthermore, arbitrary sources (e.g., external datasets, Web pages, etc.) may be used as input. For both tasks, users may use a portion of the knowledge graph for training. Furthermore, arbitrary sources (e.g., external datasets, Web pages, etc.) may be used as input. Participants may choose to participate in one or both tasks. The evaluation of challenge participants will be carried out on the Knowledge Graph owned by Thomson Reuters (TR). The KG has a public and a private part; the public part can be used for building and training the candidate systems, the private part will be used for evaluation.

Training data is already available at Test data will be released on August 13th, 2017 The submission deadline for all the tasks is September 10th, 2017 Finalists will be announced on September 15th, 2017

The winning team of each task will receive 1000€. The sum will be shared amongst the winning teams if several teams are declared the winners.

Further details available at

Program Chairs

  • Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Dan Bennett, Thomson Reuters, USA

6. Registration

Early registration is now open! You can find all details and register at

7. Important Dates

Registration starts Open now!! Doctoral Consortium notifications sent June 30, 2017 Author rebuttal period (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks) June 23-27, 2017 Submissions due (Industry track) July 20, 2017 Notifications sent (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks) July 14, 2017 Camera-ready papers for Doctoral Consortium due July 18, 2017 Workshop paper submissions due July 21, 2017 Poster & Demo submissions due July 27, 2017 Camera-ready papers due (Research, In-Use, Resources tracks) July 28, 2017 Notifications sent (Industry track) August 9, 3017 Workshop paper notifications sent August 24, 2017 Poster & Demo notifications sent August 24, 2017 Student activity applications due August 31, 2017 Final version industry track papers due August 31, 2017 Camera-ready copies for Poster & Demo due September 4, 2017 The last day for early registrations September 8, 2017 Workshops & Tutorials October 21 & 22, 2017 Conference October 23, 24 & 25, 2017

We thank our platinum sponsor IBM Research and our gold sponsors Siemens, Thomson Reuters, Semantic Web Company, and Big Data Europe for their support. To learn more about ISWC 2017 sponsorship opportunities, please see

The ISWC Organising Committee (