Research Track Call for Papers

ISWC 2010 will again bring together researchers in disciplines related to the Semantic Web, including artificial intelligence, databases, social networks, distributed computing, web engineering, information systems, natural language processing, soft computing, and human-computer interaction. The research track of ISWC 2010 is the premier venue for presenting research related to the Semantic Web.

Submissions to the research track of ISWC 2010 should describe original, significant research on the Semantic Web or on Semantic Web technologies or systems. Submissions to the research track are expected to clearly present their contribution and provide some principled means of evaluation. Submissions that ensure the repeatability of their experiments and share with the community their data and test harnesses are especially encouraged.

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

  • Abstracts due: June 21, 2010, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
  • Submissions due: June 28, 2010, 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
  • Rebuttal phase: July 28 - August 2, 2010
  • Notification: August 16, 2010

As in 2009, the reviewing timeline has been compressed in order to allow submissions to include the most up-to-date work possible. No extensions to the submission deadlines will be made!

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Applications of the Semantic Web
    • Applications with clear lessons learned or evaluations
    • Semantic Web for large scale applications
    • Semantic Web for desktops or personal information management
    • Semantic Web for eGovernment
    • Semantic Web for life sciences and healthcare
    • Semantic Web for multimedia, sensors, and situational awareness
    • Semantic Web for P2P, services, agents, grids, and middleware
    • Semantic Web for software and systems engineering
    • Semantic Web in other areas
    • Mobile Semantic Web
  • Management of Semantic Web Data
    • Languages, tools, and methodologies for representing and managing Semantic Web data
    • Database, IR, and AI technologies for the Semantic Web
    • Search, query, integration, and analysis on the Semantic Web
    • Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
    • Machine learning and information extraction for the Semantic Web
    • Cleaning, assurance, and provenance of Semantic Web data, services, and processes
    • Principles and applications of very large Semantic Web data bases
    • Semantic wikis
  • Ontologies and Semantics
    • Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
    • Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
    • Ontology evaluation
    • Searching and ranking ontologies
    • Reasoning over Semantic Web data
    • New formalisms (such as probabilistic approaches)
    • Lightweight semantics (linked data, microformats, etc.)
  • Social Semantic Web
    • Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
    • Semantic Web technologies for collaboration and cooperation
    • Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
  • User Interfaces to the Semantic Web
    • Interacting with Semantic Web data
    • Semantic Web content creation and annotation
    • Mashing up Semantic Web data and processes
    • Novel interaction paradigms aimed at linked data
    • Semantic web applications to Web 2.0 sites
    • Natural language Semantic Web interfaces
    • Information visualization of Semantic Web data

Evaluation of Submitted Research Papers

All submissions will be critically reviewed by three members of the program committee overseen by a senior program committee member. To assess submissions, reviewers will judge their relevance to the Semantic Web, their originality, their significance for further research and/or practice related to the Semantic Web, the technical soundness of their proposed approach, and the readability of the submission. Special attention will be paid to evaluation of the approach described in the papers.


Submission of Abstracts and Papers

Submissions and reviewing will be handled using the EasyChair reviewing system. Pre-submission of abstracts will be a strict requirement. Abstracts and papers must be submitted via EasyChair to the Research 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. Submissions that exceed this limit may 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.

Prior Publication and Multiple Submission

ISWC 2010 will not accept research papers 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.

Adding a Poster or Demo

Authors of accepted papers are explicitly invited to submit a poster or demo to the Posters and Demo track. The submission format is the same as for normal poster and demo submissions but the submission must cite the accepted full paper and include an explanation on what the demo or poster adds to the research paper. Such added value could include

  • extended results and experiments not presented in the conference paper for space reasons, or
  • a demo of a supporting implementation.

All poster and demo submissions will undergo a common review process.



  • Pan Yue, IBM Research China
  • Peter F. Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs Research

Senior Program Committee

  • Hassan Ait-Kaci
  • Abraham Bernstein
  • Paul Buitelaar
  • Ciro Cattuto
  • Vinay Chaudhri
  • Bob DuCharme
  • Michel Dumontier
  • Tim Finin
  • Asun Gomez-Perez
  • Claudio Gutierrez
  • Jeff Heflin
  • Aditya Kalyanpur
  • David Karger
  • Juanzi Li
  • Li Ma
  • Natasha Noy
  • Jacco van Ossenbruggen
  • Yuzhong Qu
  • Evren Sirin

Full Program Committee

See the Full Program Committee