Call for Research Track Papers

The International Semantic Web Conference is the premier venue for presenting fundamental research, innovative technology, and applications concerning semantics, data, and the Web.

In this track of ISWC 2018, we are looking for novel and significant research contributions addressing theoretical, analytical and empirical aspects of the Semantic Web. While we welcome work that relates to the W3C Semantic Web recommendations (e.g., RDF, OWL, SPARQL, etc.), we also encourage contributions to research at the intersection of Semantic Web and other scientific disciplines. Submissions to the research track should describe original, significant, and replicable research on the Semantic Web. All papers must include  method evaluations that are rigorous, repeatable and reproducible. This will be one of the key paper reviewing criteria. We also strongly encourage papers that provide links to the data sets, source code, queries used to evaluate their approach, and/or live deployments.

All papers will be assessed by a program committee. Each paper will be reviewed by at least four committee members, including one senior member. The review criteria used are outlined below.

Before submitting, 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

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Reviews and Review Criteria

Papers in this track will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

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



Prior Publication And Multiple Submissions

ISWC 2018 will not accept research papers that, at the time of submission, are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference.

The conference organisers may share information on submissions with other venues to ensure that this rule is not violated.


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