Workshops Call for Proposals

ISWC 2010, the Ninth International Semantic Web Conference, will be held on November 7-11, 2010 at the Shanghai International Convention Center in Shanghai, China. Co-located workshops at previous ISWC conferences have become an important meeting point for researchers to discuss and exchange ideas concerning focused Semantic Web topics. ISWC 2010 plans to continue with this tradition and invites proposals for the Workshop Track.

General Information

Co-located workshops must be on topics that are of interest to ISWC attendees. Workshop duration can be half a day or a full day. We strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic.

Workshops are intended to be genuine interactive events. We welcome workshops with creative structures and organizations that attract various types of contributions and ensure rich interactions.

The decision on acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals will be made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal, its appeal to a viable fraction of the Semantic Web community as well as how it fits in with the conference.

The organizers of successful workshops will be responsible for their own reviewing process, for publicity (e.g., website), and for publishing electronic proceedings (e.g., on the CEUR-WS website). They will be required to closely cooperate with the Workshops Chairs and the ISWC 2010 local organizers to finalize all details mentioned here. Accepted workshops will receive one free registration to the main conference.

Workshop attendees must pay the ISWC 2010 workshop registration fee, if any, as well as the conference registration fee.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposals due: May 7, 2010
  • Notification: 28 May 2010

Submitting a Proposal

Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair to the Workshop Proposals track of ISWC 2010 at

Workshop proposals should be no more than 4 pages in length, should be in text or PDF format, and should contain the following information:

  • A title.
  • A 200 word abstract.
  • A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
  • A brief description of why and to whom the workshop is of interest, the workshop audience, as well as the expected number of participants.
  • A brief description of the proposed workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussion.
  • A list of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50% have to be known and confirmed at the time of the proposal).
  • An indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day meeting.
  • A description of past versions of the workshop, including URLs as well as submission and acceptance counts.
  • The names and contact information (web page, email address) of the proposed organizing committee and short description of their relevant experience.

Workshop Timeline

The important dates for accepted workshops will be:

  • Workshop Call for Papers out (suggested): June 11, 2010
  • Deadline to submit papers to workshops (suggested): August 27, 2010
  • Go/NoGo decision based on number of submissions: September 3, 2010
  • Acceptance of papers for workshops (suggested): September 17, 2010
  • Camera ready proceedings ready: October 15, 2010
  • Workshop days: November 7-8, 2010