Call for In-Use Track Papers

Since their debut in the scientific community at the break of the millennium, Semantic Web technologies have moved from being adopted in small-scale academic prototypes to being employed in real-world settings in industry and governments at different scales. The “In Use” Track at ISWC 2018 continues the tradition of demonstrating and learning from the increasing adoption of Semantic Web technologies outside the boundaries of research institutions, by providing a forum for the community to explore the benefits and challenges of applying these technologies in concrete, practical applications, in contexts ranging from industry to government and science.

Therefore, we are looking for descriptions of applied and validated solutions such as software tools, systems or architectures that benefit from the use of Semantic Web technologies (including, but not limited to, ontologies, Linked Data, knowledge representation languages). Importantly, submitted papers should provide convincing evidence that there is use of the proposed application or tool by the target user group, preferably outside the group that conducted the development. A main focus of the submissions should be on the benefits of Semantics Web technologies for the intended use case, as well as, if relevant, on the added challenges they introduce.

Before submitting to the In-Use Track, authors are asked to consult the calls of the other tracks featured at ISWC 2018 and to choose the track that best suits their contribution. The submission of the same work to multiple tracks is not allowed and may result in a rejection of the work across all tracks without a review.


Topics of Interest

We welcome submissions that demonstrate the use of the Semantic Web technologies such as those mentioned in the CFP of the Research Track, and additionally cover one or more of the following topics:


Review Criteria

Submissions will be assessed in terms of novelty (of the proposed use case or solution), uptake by the target user group, demonstrated or potential impact as well as the overall soundness and quality. Therefore, authors should clearly address these aspects in their submission.




Soundness and Quality:

Authors will have the opportunity to submit a rebuttal to the reviews to clarify questions posed by program committee members.




Best In-Use papers from previous editions of ISWC


Important Dates

Abstracts dueMarch 30, 2018
Full papers dueApril 6, 2018
Author rebuttalsMay 7-11, 2018
May 25, 2018
Camera-ready papers dueJune 15, 2018

All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.


Program Chairs