Call for Workshop Proposals


The International Semantic Web Conference is the primary conference on the use of semantic technologies on the web, constantly attracting a high number of 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 workshops 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.

In order to meet these goals, workshops 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 workshop 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

Proposers of accepted workshops have to prepare a workshop webpage containing a call for papers and detailed information about the workshop organization and timelines by May 27th. The organizers of successful workshops will be responsible for their own reviewing process, for publicity (e.g., website), and for publishing electronic proceedings (e.g., on the CEUR-WS website). They will be required to closely cooperate with the Workshops Chairs and the ISWC 2011 local organizers to finalize all details mentioned here.

Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals should be submitted via EasyChair. Workshop proposals
should be submitted at:
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 the proposed workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussion.
  • A list of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50% have to be known and confirmed at the time of the proposal).
  • An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day meeting.
  • A description of past versions of the workshop, including URLs as well as submission and acceptance counts.
  • The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee and short description of their relevant experience.

Important Dates



Workshops proposal due

April 15

Workshop Notifications

May 13

                                                                                   Timeline for Workshops

Workshop website up

May 27

Workshop Call for Papers out (suggested)

June 1

Deadline to submit Papers to Workshops

August 15

Acceptance of Papers for Workshops

September 5

Workshop days

October 23 and 24