Semantic-Web-In-Use Track Call for Papers

Semantic Web technologies continue to make the transition from research labs into mainstream adoption. The Semantic Web In Use track at ISWC2010 provides a forum for the community to explore the benefits and challenges of applying Semantic Web technology in real-life applications and contexts, such as industry, science, society, government or entertainment.

Submissions to the Semantic Web In Use track may employ scientific methods (qualitative and/or quantitative) to understand in greater detail the application of Semantic Web technologies, or present novel practical approaches that are relevant to the deployment of Semantic Web technologies but may not otherwise gain an outlet in the ISWC series.

Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees and also published by Springer in the printed conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Important Dates

  • Submissions Due: June 28, 2010
  • Notification: August 16, 2010

Topics of Interest

We invite the submission of original, principled papers organised around some of or all of the following aspects:

  • Description of concrete problems in specific application domains, for which Semantic Web technologies can provide a solution.
  • Description of an implemented application of Semantic Web technologies in a specific domain.
  • Assessment of the pros and cons of using Semantic Web technologies to solve a particular business problem or other practical problems in a specific domain.
  • Comparison with alternative or competing approaches using conventional or competing technologies.
  • Learned best practices for deploying an application based on Semantic Web technologies.
  • Assessment of the costs and benefits of the application of Semantic Web Technologies, e.g. time and cost of implementation and deployment, integration with legacy IT systems, user acceptance, returns on investment.
  • Assessment/evaluation of usage and uptake of a deployed Semantic Web application.

The Semantic Web In Use track is open to submissions based on a wide-range of hypotheses, methodologies and conclusions. However priority will be given to submissions that demonstrate rigor in the methodology and analysis on which conclusions are based. In-use papers will be evaluated on their relevance to the Semantic Web, originality, usefulness to other Semantic Web developers and researchers, and readability. Papers on the use of the Semantic Web in China are specially welcome.

Submission Details

Submissions and reviewing will be handled using the EasyChair reviewing system. Papers must be submitted via EasyChair to the Semantic Web In Use track of ISWC 2010 at

Submissions must be in PDF. Submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Submissions must be no longer than 16 pages. Papers that exceed this limit will be rejected without review.

For details on the LNCS style, see Springer's Author Instructions at

Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission, which will be made available on the conference web site. Details will be provided at the time of acceptance.

ISWC 2010 will not accept papers to the Semantic Web In Use 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 organizers may share information on submissions with other venues to ensure that this rule is not violated.

Authors of papers submitted to the Semantic Web In Use track (whether accepted or not) are encouraged to also consider submitting their work to the ISWC2010 Poster and Demo track or to the Semantic Web Challenge, where appropriate. Please note that such submissions must be made separately to In Use track submissions and must adhere strictly to the submission requirements for these tracks.



  • Pascal Hitzler
  • Peter Mika
  • Lei Zhang

Program Committee

  • Harith Alani, The Open University
  • Sören Auer, University of Leipzig
  • Mathieu d'Aquin, Open University
  • Dave Beckett, Yahoo
  • Chris Bizer, FU Berlin
  • Boyan Brodaric, Geological Survey of Canada
  • Vinay Chaudri, SRI
  • Huajun chen, Zhejiang University
  • Gong Cheng, Southeast University
  • Kendall Clark, Clark & Parsia
  • John Davies, British Telecom
  • Leigh Dodds, Talis
  • Michel Dumontier, Carleton University
  • Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR Rome
  • Paul Gearon, University of Queensland
  • Mark Greaves, Vulcan
  • Stephan Grimm, FZI Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Peter Haase, Fluid Operations
  • Michael Hausenblas, DERI Galway
  • Manfred Hauswirth, DERI Galway
  • Ivan Herman, W3C
  • Knut Hinkelmann, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
  • Rinke Hoekstra, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • David Huynh, Metaweb
  • Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University Helsinki
  • Renato Iannella, Semantic Identity
  • Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University
  • Atanas Kiryakov, Ontotext
  • Markus Krötzsch, AIFB Karlsruhe
  • Mark Musen, Stanford
  • Knud Möller, DERI Galway
  • Chimezie Ogbuji, Cleveland Clinic
  • Daniel Olmedilla, Telefonica
  • Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C
  • Yuzhong Qu, Nanjig University
  • Yves Raimond, BBC
  • Marta Sabou, MODUL University Vienna
  • Satya S. Sahoo, Wright State University
  • Andy Seaborne, Talis
  • Susie Stephens, Johnson & Johnson
  • Hideaki Takeda, NII Japan
  • Jie Tang, Tsinghua University Beijing
  • Jamie Taylor, Metaweb
  • Andraz Tori, Zemanta
  • Holger Wache, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
  • Haofen Wang, APEX Lab China
  • Jan Wielemaker, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • David Wood, Zepheira
  • Guo-Qiang Zhang, CWRU Cleveland