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7th International Semantic Web Conference
Start Oct 26 2008 (iCal)
End Oct 30 2008
City: Karlsruhe
Country: Germany
Important dates
Workshops due: March 28 2008
Papers due: May 16 2008
Posters due: July 25 2008
Demos due: July 25 2008
Notification: July 11 2008
Camera ready due: Aug 15 2008
Event in series ISWC

ISWC 2008, the International Semantic Web Conference 2008, will be hosted by the AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe (TH). It is a major international forum where visionary and state-of-the-art research of all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented.


The Web continues to grow and new technologies, modes of interactions, and applications are being developed. Building on this growth, Semantic Web technologies aim at providing a shared semantic information space, changing qualitatively our experiences on the Web. As Semantic Web technologies mature and permeate more and more application areas, new research challenges are coming to the fore and some unsolved ones are becoming more acute. These issues include creating and managing Semantic Web content, making Semantic Web applications robust and scalable, organizing and integrating information from different sources for novel uses, making semant.css explicit in order to improve our overall experience with information technologies, and thus enabling us to use the wealth of information that is currently available in digital form for addressing our everyday tasks. To foster the exchange of ideas and collaboration, ISWC brings together researchers in relevant disciplines such as artificial intelligence, databases, social networks, distributed computing, web engineering, information systems, natural language processing, soft computing, and human-computer interaction.

ISWC 2008 calls for papers to its research track. The research track solicits the submission of original, principled research papers dealing with both analytical theoretical and practical aspects of Semantic Web research. Papers of the latter type are encouraged to present repeatability of their experiments, and share with the community their data and test harnesses.


Top.css include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Applications of the Semantic Web
    • Applications with clear lessons learned or evaluations
    • Semantic Web for large scale applications, desktops or personal information management
    • Semantic Web technologies for multimedia, sensors, and situational awareness
    • Semantic Web technologies for P2P, services, grids and middleware
  • 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, analysis of the Semantic Web
    • Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web
    • Machine learning and information extraction for the Semantic Web
    • Cleaning, assurance, trust, provenance of Semantic Web data, services and processes
  • Ontologies
    • Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution
    • Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
    • Searching and ranking ontologies
    • Ontology evaluation
  • Social Semantic Web
    • Social networks and processes on the Semantic Web
    • Semantic Web technology for collaboration and cooperation
    • Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security
  • User Interfaces
    • Visualization of and interacting with Semantic Web data
    • Semantic Web content creation and annotation
    • Mashing up Semantic Web data and processes

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See also

  • Workshop Proposals (March 28)
  • Research Track (May 16)
  • Semantic Web In Use Track (May 16)
  • Doctoral Consortium (May 16)
  • Tutorial (May 16)
  • Posters/Demos (July 25)
  • Semantic Web Challenge (July 4)