Industry Track

Call for Presentations

The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011), the world’s leading Semantic Web research conference,  is hosting an Industry Track to invite the business community to present products and services that leverage Semantic Web technologies and/or enrich the Semantic Web ecosystem. The International Semantic Web Conference  is the premiere networking conference for the professional and academic research community. Industry Track demonstrates the most recent evolution of Semantic Web technologies and applications development & research to a wider audience. We invite industry vendors to submit short proposals for this track. No formal paper is required. While such presentations can focus on vendor-branded products and services, we seek to allow vendors to (1) give more in-depth technical discussion about the specific aspects of Semantic Web technologies in their products and services; (2) explain how their products and services are helping transition clients into Semantic Web efforts; and (3) describe the innovative plans for their products and services that lead to the adoption of Semantic Web standards.

The key dates for the Call for Presentations are close to the conference date to encourage vendors to include last-minute updates and innovations of general interest to ISWC 2011 attendees. We provide a world class venue for companies who might otherwise not submit a formal paper to ISWC, but nevertheless have valuable insights and engineering acumen regarding various Semantic Web technologies and their applicability.


Potential topics are listed below but are not inclusive. See the Research Track for additional topic areas.

  • Ontology Management
  • Reasoning Engines
  • Semantic Web Cloud Computing Solutions
  • Semantic Geospatial Web
  • Semantic Social Networks
  • Collaboration and the Semantic Web
  • Open Data on the Semantic Web
  • Open Source Strategies for Semantic Web Businesses

Submissions and Format

Authors must submit a presentation for consideration. We recommend that each submission also includes an abstract of a maximum of 200 words. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the program committee. Decisions for acceptance will be based on relevance to the Semantic Web, technical depth, and business applicability. Marketing and sales material will not be considered.

Submissions should be in one of the following formats:

  • HTML
  • PDF
  • PowerPoint (PPT)
  • Digital Video

While it is difficult to handle the entire range of presentation technologies, we are willing to negotiate accommodations if one of the above formats is not suitable. If your technology is not listed and is critical to your presentation, please contact the Industry Track chair. Submissions should also include presentation needs (e.g. projector, Internet connectivity). You may submit hyperlinks to your presentation, but if you require Internet access for your presentation, please submit a backup final presentation in the unlikely event of connection problems.

Presentations are expected to be either 15 or 20 minutes. A presentation may be mixed media (any of the above formats) and include demonstrations, but must adhere to the 15 or 20 minute limit.

Please note that metadata about all successful submissions will be included in the conference metadata corpus and made publicly available at Detailed information will be provided with the acceptance notification.

Please submit presentations at the ISWC 2011 Industry Track submission page.

Important Dates



August 15, 2011 (extended)  

Draft Presentations due

August 31st, 2011

Notification of acceptance

September 10th, 2011

Final presentations due

Further Information

Accepted presentations require to have at least one speaker registered with the conference to present. For further information and for any questions regarding the event or submissions, please contact the Industry Track chair Marco Neumann.



  • Marco Neumann, KONA, USA

Program Committee

  • Mike Dean, BBN Raytheon, USA
  • Michael Dunn, Hearst Interactive Media, USA
  • Marc Ehrig, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Germany
  • Paul Gearon, Revelytix, USA
  • Günther Görz, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Sandro Hawke, W3C & MIT, USA
  • John Hebeler, Booz Allen Hamilton, USA
  • Lee W. Lacy, Dynamics Research Corporation, USA
  • Olaf Noppens, derivo, Germany
  • Adrian Paschke, Free University Berlin, Germany
  • Tassilo Pellegrini, Semantic Web Company, Austria
  • Harald Sack, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
  • Evan Sandhaus, The New York Times, USA
  • Sven Steude, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
  • Mischa Tuffield, Garlik, UK