Call for Industry Track Submissions

The industry track seeks to present the state of adoption of semantic technologies in industrial settings. Semantics is used in applications in many industries, including media, financials, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, government, intelligence, smart cities, and cultural heritage. It enables applications capabilities as varied as business intelligence, analytics, search, content management, knowledge management, recommendation systems, information extraction and data integration.

We encourage results and ideas from companies large and small. We welcome contributions about success stories as well as experience reports and discussions of obstacles that stand in the way of large-scale adoption of semantic technologies.

Across all submissions, emphasis should be put on demonstrating the business value and impact created by using semantic technologies to address real life problems.

Come and join us at the ISWC 2018 industry track to share your experiences with the largest community of researchers and practitioners in the Semantic Web field!

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Successful submissions to this track will emphasize:



We invite submissions in the form of 2 page (A4/Letter) abstracts in PDF or in HTML, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions. For HTML submission guidance, please see the ISWC 2018 HTML submission guide.

Each abstract should describe the content of the proposed talk, which should be of a technical or strategic nature (purely marketing/promotional material will not be accepted).

Submissions should be made via EasyChair and will be reviewed by a committee of practitioners from industry and academia. Accepted submissions will be offered a presentation slot at the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference and present the material outlined in the abstract. Presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, including questions. Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and published with

Review Criteria

The submissions will be reviewed based on the following criteria:



The industry track at the conference will include:


Important Dates

Full papers dueJune 1, 2018   June 4, 2018
June 22, 2018
Camera-ready papers dueJuly 20, 2018
All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.