Tutorials 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. In addition to the regular research and workshop program, ISWC 2010 aims to feature a tutorial program that would address the interests of its varied audience: novices to the Semantic Web, representatives of government and funding agencies, Semantic Web practitioners that wish to learn new technologies. We welcome submissions of tutorial proposals on all major topics related to Semantic Web research, including, but not limited to those of relevance for ISWC 2010 (http://iswc2010.semanticweb.org/). We solicit proposals of the following types of tutorials:

  • Tutorials providing an introduction to new Semantic Web technologies and trends.
  • Tutorials describing the application of Semantic Web technology in specific domains (e.g., business intelligence, life-sciences, health care, e-government ).
  • Tutorials presenting techniques from other research fields that are of relevance for Semantic Web research. (e.g., machine learning, NLP).

ISWC 2010 tutorials may be either for a full day or for a half day. Although tutorials may focus entirely on theoretical aspects, we encourage organisers to incorporate hands-on sessions where appropriate.

Important Dates

  • Tutorial proposals due: May 14, 2010
  • Notification: May 28, 2010
  • Deadline for receipt of URL for tutorial web page: June 25, 2010
  • Deadline for tutorial notes: October 15, 2010
  • Tutorial Days at ISWC 2010: November 7-8, 2010


Organizers of accepted tutorials are responsible for preparing and maintaining a Web site that describes the tutorial and includes other relevant information. Organizers are also responsible for the production of all technical material to be used for teaching the tutorial (slides, notes, technical papers, etc.) except for the reproduction of hard copies of printed materials, which will be handled by ISWC. In the case of a hands-on tutorial requiring software, it is strongly recommended that the organizers provide CDs from which the participants can install the software needed on their computers.

Tutorial presenters will need to submit the material for printed hand-outs to the tutorial organizers for pre-printing, as above. Accepted tutorials will receive one free registration to the main conference.

The ISWC 2010 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing publicity for the tutorial as a whole on the conference's web page.
  • Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the tutorial.
  • In conjunction with the organizers, determining the tutorial date and time.
  • Production of sufficient copies of printed tutorial materials provided by the tutorial organizers.


Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair to the Tutorial Proposals track of ISWC 2010 at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iswc2010

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

  • An abstract (200 words maximum; to be published on the ISWC 2010 website).
  • A justification of the tutorial, including its relevance to this conference and its relation to similar tutorials presented at other events.
  • A brief description of the tutorial, including aims, overview of content, presentation style, target audience, and prerequisite knowledge.
  • An indication of full- or half-day, and a draft outline of the tutorial content and schedule.
  • Audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements.
  • For a hands-on tutorial, please briefly describe the software that will be used for the hands-on activities, the planned procedure to allow the participants to install the software on their computers, and any special technical requirements related to these activities. Please note that any software needed for hands-on activities, and download sites for the software, must be provided by the tutorial presenters.
  • Information on presenters (name, affiliation, contact info, expertise, experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation). Please indicate which presenter is the primary contact.