HTML Submission Guide

ISWC welcomes the submission of high quality articles formatted using HTML. This page provides guidance to authors who are new to HTML submissions.

General Guidance

HTML submissions should be submitted to EasyChair as a ZIP archive that contains the complete content of the paper. It should include a main “index.html” and all used resources to guarantee a correct vizualisation of the document on web browsers. Note that the full content of the paper should be readable offline (no external sources must be used), and the use of any kind of tracking system that may identify readers is totally forbidden.

Authors can use any HTML-based format for the submission, but a mandatory LNCS-like layout should be provided. The submission still needs to comply with the established page limit. To check if your HTML submission is compliant with the page limit constraint, please print or export the LNCS-like layout to PDF.

Authors who are new to HTML submissions may consider to use either dokieli or RASH, detailed below. Both tools can help produce well formatted academic papers using HTML and are capable of rendering papers in the LNCS layout. You can also find other pointers hosted by the W3C Scholarly HTML community group.

Final (“camera-ready”) version

Formatting requirements for the final version differ by call.



dokieli is a client-side editor for decentralized article publishing in HTML+RDF annotations and social interactions, compliant with the Linked Research initiative (see an example of an article using the LNCS author guidelines) .

dokieli includes a variety of features such as annotations, e.g., replies, peer-reviews, liking, resharing, bookmarking (implements W3C Web Annotation model) and notifications (implements W3C Linked Data Notifications). The following steps devote to simple writing:

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The Research Articles in Simplified HTML (RASH) format allows one to easily prepare a scientific paper in HTML format (see an example of a paper in RASH). It is composed by a few of the available HTML tags and allows one to add RDF annotations by means of Turtle, JSON-LD, RDF/XML, and RDFa.

Although one could directly write the HTML/RASH syntax (see documentation), the simplest way to produce RASH is to use the native RASH wordprocessor, i.e. RAJE (, available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Alternatively, one can create an Open Office Writer (ODT) or Microsoft Word (DOCX) document, and then convert it to HTML/RASH using an online tool: In summary:

If you choose to write HTML/RASH manually (which makes sense when collaborating with your co-authors in a source code repository), note that the above-mentioned ROCS can actually convert any RASH markup to LaTeX.