Call for papers

The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (KESW) is an international event dedicated to discussing research results and directions in the areas related to Linked Data, knowledge representation and reasoning, and semantic technologies. Its aim is to bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators, in particular from the regions underrepresented at the major ISWC and ESWC conferences (e.g., Eastern Europe, ex­USSR, and the Middle East) to present and share ideas related to the Semantic Web, and popularize the area in these regions.

As usual, all technical sessions (keynotes, paper presentations, posters, etc.) will be held in English.

RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY TRACK

The research track welcomes novel papers addressing theoretical, applied, and empirical aspects of research. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Scalable Data Access

  • Big Linked Data processing
  • Benchmarks for Semantic Web frameworks
  • Enabling humans to interact with big datasets (e.g. by natural language interfaces or visualization; see below)

Ontologies and Controlled Vocabularies

  • Logical and philosophical foundations of ontology management
  • Merging and alignment
  • Modularity, collaborative engineering and exchange
  • Using ontologies for modeling scientific knowledge

Linked Data

  • Publishing and integrating linked data
  • Querying and consuming linked data
  • Facilitating data reuse both technically and legally (Linked Open Data)

Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web

  • Information extraction and content analysis
  • Document clustering and classification
  • Opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  • Semantic-based information retrieval
  • Controlled natural languages
  • Question Answering
  • Natural language generation

Human Computer Interaction

  • Interaction with linked data by spoken and written natural language (see also above)
  • Knowledge and data visualization
  • Cognitive aspects of semantic technologies
  • Usability and user experience evaluations

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

  • Knowledge acquisition and management
  • Knowledge graphs
  • Theory of automated reasoning
  • Practical algorithms and optimizations
  • Applications

Storage Solutions for the Semantic Web

  • RDF and other NoSQL databases for managing Linked Data
  • Ontologies and databases
  • Data integration
  • Query answering

Semantic Technologies in Industry

  • Data value chains; products and services based on data
  • Semantic technologies for the Internet of Things
  • Reports on experience of using semantic technologies in industry
  • Challenges of practical deployments

Other Topics (not limited to)

  • Semantic Social Web
  • Trust, security, and privacy

OPEN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION TRACK

This year we welcome papers concerned with providing or exploiting open access to scientific and educational resources. Contributions that explain how semantic technologies facilitate these tasks are especially solicited but this is not a strict requirement. Topics include:

Semantic Web and Education

  • Opening and linking educational data
  • Ontology models and semantic standards for educational data
  • Visual analytics for educational resources represented using semantic technologies
  • Teaching semantic technologies
  • System descriptions and best practices in linked learning

Open Science

  • Open Access to Scientific Publications
  • Open Scientific Data
  • Infrastructure for Open Scientific Data
  • Open Research Methodology
  • Opening up scholarly communication

SYSTEM DESCRIPTIONS

We invite submissions that describe architecture, design, implementation, or experiments with existing systems using semantic technologies. Preliminary reports describing research prototypes are welcome, too. The papers should explain how the use of semantic technologies helps to solve specific problems and/or is beneficial for the users. The authors will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their system during the poster and demo session at the conference.

POSTERS AND POSITION PAPERS

In addition to oral paper presentations KESW encourages other forms of contributing to the conference, in particular, posters and position papers.

Posters form an opportunity to informally present your research approach and results during the poster session of the conference. It is great for discussing your research in free form with all attendants of the session. Lots of people will be stopping by your poster and you will have a chance to talk to them, explain what you are doing, and get feedback. Of course, the number of people who will stop depends on how well you design your poster!

Position papers are means of presenting preliminary research ideas or proposals. They are particularly suitable for early stage PhD students who would like to discuss their ideas and get feedback before they go deep developing them.

Submissions for both categories need to be 2 page abstracts describing the method and the results (for posters) or the preliminary ideas (position papers). Selected poster and position paper submissions will be allocated a short 5 minute talk slots during the conference.

SUBMISSION

All authors will be required to pre-submit abstracts of their papers. Both papers and abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair.

Size and format restrictions

  • Research, industry, and educational tracks: 15 pages including references.
  • System description papers: 10 pages including references.
  • Posters and position papers: 2 page abstract.

We strongly encourage all authors to prepare their submissions according to the Springer LNCS format. This will be strictly enforced for all accepted papers. Contact Christoph Lange (PC Chair) if this becomes a show stopper.

IMPORTANT DATES

All deadlines are for the Hawaii time zone, 23:59.

Full papers and system descriptions

  • Abstract submission: As soon as you know what you are going to submit Monday, 10 July 2017 5 June
  • Full paper submission: Monday, 17 July 2017 19 June
  • Author notification: Monday, 14 August 2017 3 August
  • Camera-ready submission: Monday, 28 August 2017 21 August

Posters and position papers

PROCEEDINGS

KESW proceedings are traditionally published in Springer's Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. The papers will be abstracted/indexed by DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, and Scopus.

The authors of the best submissions will be invited to submit a revised and extended version to a special issue of Information, a journal published by MDPI.

PARTICIPATION

At least one of the authors of accepted papers has to register for the conference and present the paper there for it to be included in the proceedings.