Call for Tutorial Proposals

ISWC is the premier venue for presenting innovative systems and research results related to the Semantic Web and Linked Data, attracting a large number of high quality submissions every year and participants from both industry and academia. ISWC brings together researchers from different areas, such as artificial intelligence, databases, natural language processing, information systems, human computer interaction, information retrieval, web science, etc., who investigate, develop and use novel methods and technologies for accessing, interpreting and using information on the Web in a more effective way.

In addition to the regular research and workshop program, ISWC 2018 will feature a tutorial program addressing the diverse interests of its audience: Semantic Web practitioners that wish to learn about new technologies, novices to the Semantic Web interested in introductory tutorials to key Semantic Web / Linked Data topics, government and industry representatives focusing on the applicability of Semantic Web / Linked Data technologies in practical settings.

We hereby invite you to submit a tutorial proposal on a research topic relevant to the ISWC 2018 audience.


Review Criteria

The decision on acceptance or rejection of tutorial proposals will be made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal and its appeal to a reasonable fraction of the Semantic Web community.

In particular, tutorials should satisfy each of the following criteria:


We expect proposals for the following types of tutorials:

Additionally, we expect tutorials to have practical parts in terms of examples or preferably exercises / hands-on sessions to be carried out by the participants.


Submission Guidelines

Proposal submissions should be done via EasyChair. Tutorial proposals should be submitted in English as a single PDF file not longer than 4 (four) pages containing the following sections:


Accepted tutorials will be required to prepare a tutorial web page containing detailed information about the tutorial content, schedule and organisation. Tutorial organisers are also responsible for the timely production and distribution of all material to be used for teaching the tutorial (slides, notes, technical papers, etc.). In the case of a hands-on tutorial requiring software, it is strongly recommended that tutors place any software prerequisites online for participants to download and install in advance of the start of the tutorial. Additionally, tutors should avoid, as much as possible, depending on live web-based services that could be hampered by unexpected technical issues.

Tutorial attendees must pay the ISWC tutorial registration fee as well as the conference registration fee. All tutors named on the proposal must be registered before the early registration date ends and ultimately attend the conference and participate in the tutorial. There will be one free registration per event. At the discretion of the chairs, tutorials may be cancelled if all tutors have not registered in a timely manner.


Important Dates

Tutorial proposals dueJanuary 21, 2018
Notification of accepted proposalsFebruary 15, 2018
Tutorial website onlineMarch 6, 2018
Materials for the USB sticksJuly 31, 2018
Tutorials heldOctober 8-9, 2018

All deadlines are midnight Hawaii time.


Program Chairs