The 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESCW): CfP


The 8th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), IN-USE TRACK May 29 – June 2, 2011, Heraklion, Greece The mission of the Extended Semantic Web Conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners dealing with different aspects of semantic technologies. ESWC 2011 builds on the success of the former European Semantic Web Conference series (, and seeks to extend its focus by collaborating with other communities and research areas, in which Web semantics play an important role, within and outside ICT.

Bringing the research results down to exploitation by the final users as well as demonstrating the beneficial use of these results in real world settings is a major challenge. Semantic technologies are among transversal enabling technologies, and, hence, can be applied in various domains, ranging from eGovernment to manufacturing. The Semantic Web in Use track is particularly devoted to showcase implemented applications, learned best practices as well as assessments and evaluations of semantic technologies in real world settings. Submissions to this track should substantially contribute to the knowledge transfer from research labs into mainstream adoption.

Special interest for this year’s ESWC in Use track includes linking open (e.g., government) data, sentiment analysis (e.g., over social networks and blogs) and scalable show cases (e.g., scenarios with large volumes of data and/or near real-time response requirements).

In this track we invite original submissions conforming to generally accepted practices for scientific papers covering (but not limited to) one or more of the following topics:
– Description of the concrete problems in specific application domains, for which the semantic technologies can provide a solution.
– Description of an implemented application of the semantic technologies in a specific domain.
– Assessment of the pros and cons of using the semantic technologies to solve a particular business problem or other practical problems in a specific domain.
– Comparison with alternative or competing approaches using conventional or competing technologies.
– Assessment of the costs and benefits of the application of the semantic technologies, e.g., time spent on implementation and deployment, efforts involved, final user acceptance, returns on investment.
– Evidence of deployment of the application, and assessment/evaluation of usage/uptake.
– Application of the semantic technologies to problems where their scalability to large amounts of data and/or short response times are demonstrated.
– Domains of interest include, but are not limited to: enterprise applications, eGovernment, eParticipation, eEnvironment, eMobility and Smart cities, eHealth, eInclusion, life sciences, media and entertainment, telecommunications, cultural heritage, financial services, energy and utilities, manufacturing.

The proceedings of the conference will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing will be electronic. Papers must not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors: Papers must be submitted as PDF (Adobe’s Portable Document Format) and will not be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a review.
The contributions to the in-Use track hould be submitted through the track submission site at:

Abstract submission: Dec. 6, 2010 (compulsory)
Full paper submission: Dec. 13,2010 (11:59 pm Hawaii time) Notifications sent out: Feb. 21,2011
Final versions due: March 7,2011

Harith Alani George Anadiotis Giuseppe Angelini Sören Auer Stefano Bertolo Olivier Bodenreider Paolo Bouquet François Bry Pablo Castells John Davies Mike Dean Lee Feigenbaum Aldo Gangemi Fausto Giunchiglia John Goodwin Peter Haase Bin He Tom Heath Nicola Henze Ivan Herman Geert-Jan Houben Eero Hyvönen Renato Iannella Antoine Isaac Alexander Ivanyukovich Krzysztof Janowicz Yannis Kalfoglou Atanas Kiryakov Birgitta König-Ries Rubén Lara Nico Lavarini Alain Leger Maurizio Lenzerini Bernardo Magnini Vincenzo Maltese Massimo Marchiori Peter Mika Luca Mion Andriy Nikolov Lyndon Nixon Leo Obrst Massimo Paolucci Yefei Peng Erhard Rahm Yves Raimond Sebastian Schaffert Hannes Schwetz Kavitha Srinivas Andrei Tamilin Klaus-Dieter Thoben Andraz Tori Tania Tudorache Lorenzino Vaccari Yannis Velegrakis Michael Witbrock Baoshi Yan Ilya Zaihrayeu Songmao Zhang


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