Call for Tutorial Proposals


The International Semantic Web Conference is the primary conference on the use of semantic technologies on the web, constantly attracting a high numberof high quality submissions participants from academia and industry. It brings together researchers from different areas of computer science, like artificial intelligence, databases, natural language process, information retrieval and others that aim at the development and use of novel technologies for accessing, interpreting and using information on the web in a more effective way.

Besides the main technical programme, ISWC will host a number of tutorials on topics related to the general theme of the conference. The role of the workshops is to provide a platform for a more intensive scientific exchange amongst researchers interested in a particular topic and as a meeting point for the community. The workshops should provide the opportunity to present and discuss ongoing work and new ideas in subfield of Semantic Web research.

Topics of Interest

In order to meet these goals, tutorials should address topics that satisfy the following criteria:

  • the topic falls in the general scope of ISWC 2011
  • there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application
  • there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic

In particular, we encourage the submission of tutorial proposals on:

  • fundamental problems of the semantic web such as heterogeneity, scalability and distribution
  • applications of Semantic Web technologies in specific domains
  • important enabling technologies and their adaptation to the needs of the Semantic Web
  • aspects of semantic web research that have been neglected so far

Additionally, we expect tutorials to:

  • be held by experts in the field that have a track record clearly
  • indicating their leading position in the areahave practical parts in terms of examples or preferably exercises to be carried out by the participants

Proposers of accepted tutorials have to prepare a tutorial webpage containing detailed information about the tutorial.

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via EasyChair.

The submission should be made before the deadline indicated below as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages and should contain the following information:

  • A title.
  • A 200 word abstract.
  • A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
  • A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest, the workshop or tutorial audience, as well as the expected number of participants.
  • A brief description of topics covered, an outline and an indication of practical parts.An indication of whether the tutorial should be considered for a half-day or full-day.
  • The names and contact information (web page, email address and homepage) of the proposed organizing committee and short description of their relevant experience.

Important Dates



Tutorial submission

May 6, 2011

Tutorial notifications

May 20, 2011