Call for Tutorial Proposals


The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) is the primary conference on the use of semantic technologies on the web and linked data, constantly attracting a high number of high quality submissions participants from academia and industry. It brings together researchers from different areas of computer science, like artificial intelligence, databases, natural language process, information retrieval and others that aim at the development and use of novel technologies for accessing, interpreting and using information on the web in a more effective way. Besides the main technical programme, ISWC will host a number of tutorials on all major topics related to the Semantic Web / Linked Data research, enabling attendees to fully appreciate current issues, main schools of thought, and possible application areas.

Topics of Interest

In order to meet these goals, tutorials should address topics that satisfy the following criteria:

  • the topic falls in the general scope of ISWC 2012
  • there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application
  • there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic

In particular, we encourage the submission of tutorial proposals on:

  • fundamental problems of the Semantic Web/Linked Data such as ontology mining, heterogeneity, scalability and distribution
  • applications of Semantic Web technologies in specific domains and trends
  • important enabling technologies and their adaptation to the needs of the Semantic Web
  • aspects of semantic web research that have been neglected so far
  • techniques from other research fields that are of relevance for Semantic Web research (e.g., machine learning, NLP)

Additionally, we expect tutorials to:

  • have practical parts in terms of examples or preferably exercises to be carried out by the participants

Proposers of accepted tutorials have to prepare a tutorial webpage containing detailed information about the tutorial.

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via EasyChair (details to be announced) as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages. Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title.
  • Abstract (200 words)
  • Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
  • Overview of content, description of the aims, presentation style, potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge;
  • Indication on whether the tutorial should be considered for a half-day or full-day.
  • Intended audience and expected number of participants.
  • Audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements (for hands-on sessions, any software needed and download sites must be provided by the tutorial presenters).
  • Data of the presenters (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short description of their expertise, experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation.
  • Submissions must be made at:

Important Dates

Event November 11 & 12, 2012
Tutorial submission May 6, 2012
Tutorial notifications May 20, 2012