18th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2019)
“Knowledge Graphs, Linked Data, Linked Schemas and AI on the Web”
Auckland, New Zealand, 26-30 October, 2019
The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) is the premier venue for
presenting fundamental research, innovative technology, and applications
concerning semantics, data, and the Web. It is the most important
international venue to discuss and present latest advances and applications
of the semantic Web, knowledge graphs, linked data, ontologies and
artificial intelligence (AI) on the Web.
ISWC attracts a large number of high quality submissions every year and
participants from both industry and academia. ISWC brings together
researchers from different areas, such as artificial intelligence,
databases, natural language processing, information systems, human computer
interaction, information retrieval, web science, etc., who investigate,
develop and use novel methods and technologies for accessing, interpreting
and using information on the Web in a more effective way.
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Become part of ISWC 2019 by submitting to the following tracks & activities
or just attend them!
In this announcement:
1. Call for Doctoral Consortium
Full papers due: April 17, 2019 (**today**)
23:59:59 Hawaii Time
* Doctoral Consortium: papers submitted to the doctoral consortium will
be subject to **double blind** peer review.
1. Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers
The ISWC 2019 Doctoral Consortium will take place as part of the 18th
International Semantic Web Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. This forum
will provide PhD students an opportunity to share and develop their
research ideas in a critical but supportive environment, to get feedback
from mentors who are senior members of the Semantic Web research community,
to explore issues related to academic and research careers, and to build
relationships with other Semantic Web PhD students from around the world.
The Consortium aims to broaden the perspectives and to improve the research
and communication skills of these students.
The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific
research proposal and some preliminary results, but who have sufficient
time prior to completing their dissertation to benefit from the consortium
experience. Generally, students in their second or third year of PhD will
benefit the most from the Doctoral Consortium. In the Consortium, the
students will present their proposals and get specific feedback and advice
on how to improve their research plan.
All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough
reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and constructive
feedback. The international program committee will select - submissions for
presentation at the Doctoral Consortium.
Students with accepted submissions at the Doctoral Consortium will be
eligible to apply for travel fellowships to offset some of the travel
costs but they will be asked to attend the whole day of the Doctoral
We ask the PhD students to submit a 12 page description of their PhD
research proposal. All proposal have to be submitted electronically via the
EasyChair conference submission System. The proposal text must have at
least 8 sections (some can be very short), addressing each of the following
1. Problem statement: What is the problem that you are addressing?
2. Relevancy: Why is the problem important? Who will benefit if you
succeed? Who should care?
3. Related work: How have others attempted to address this problem? Why is
the problem difficult?
4. Research question(s): What are the research questions that you plan to
5. Hypotheses: What hypotheses are related to your research questions? See
Is This Really Science? The Semantic Webber’s Guide to Evaluating Research
6. Preliminary results: Do you have any preliminary results that
demonstrate that your approach is promising?
7. Approach: How are you planning to address your research questions and
test your hypotheses? What is the main idea behind your approach? The key
8. Evaluation plan: How will you measure your success – faster/ more
accurate/ less failures/ etc.? How do you plan to test your hypothesis?
What will you measure? What will you compare to?
9. Reflections: Why do you think you will succeed where others failed?
Provide an argument, based either on common knowledge or on evidence that
you have accumulated, that your approach is likely to succeed.
== Important Dates ==
Full papers due April 17, 2019 (**today**) 23:59:59
Notifications May 15, 2019
Camera-ready papers due June 14, 2019
== Program Chairs ==
Miao Qiao, Computer Science Department, the University of Auckland,
Auckland, New Zealand
Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
See you all in Auckland!
The ISWC 2019 Organising Team (