The research track of ESWC 2020 is looking for novel and significant research contributions addressing theoretical, analytical and empirical aspects of the Semantic Web. We also encourage contributions to research at the intersection of Semantic Web and other scientific disciplines. Submissions to the research track should describe original, significant research on the Semantic Web, and are expected to provide some principled means of evaluation. Specifically, all papers should include evaluations of the approaches described in the paper. We strongly encourage evaluations that are repeatable. We also strongly encourage papers that provide links to: the data sets, source code, queries and other resources.
Based on previous years submissions, this year we are setting up ten research tracks that reflect some of the main research areas of the Semantic Web and its intersection with other scientific disciplines:
- Ontologies and Reasoning
- Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval
- Semantic Data Management and Data Infrastructures
- Social and Human Aspects of the Semantic Web
- Machine Learning
- Distribution and Decentralization
- Research of Research
- Security, Privacy, Licensing & Trust
- Knowledge Graphs
- Integration, Services and APIs
Delineation from the other Tracks
We strongly recommend that prospective authors carefully check the calls of the other main tracks of the conference in order to identify the optimal track for their submission.
Papers that describe the use of semantic web technologies in practical settings should be submitted to the in-use track.
Authors who want to present an interesting industry application but who do not want to submit a full paper should submit to the industry track.
Papers describing concrete resources (datasets, ontologies, vocabularies, annotated corpora, workflows, knowledge graphs, evaluation benchmarks, etc.) should be submitted to the resources track.
Papers in this track will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
- Relevance and impact of the research contributions
- Design and execution of the evaluation of the work
- Clarity and quality of presentation
- Grounding in the literature
The conference explicitly invites the submission of papers which present innovative approaches even if these approaches to do fully outperform the state of the art.
Important dates and submission guidelines are specified here.
Authors will have the opportunity to submit a rebuttal to the reviews to clarify questions posed by program committee members.
Sabrina Kirrane, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Axel Ngonga, Paderborn University, Germany
The text of this CfP is partially based on the call for Research Papers for ISWC 2017 by Claudia D’Amato and Miriam Fernandez, the call for Research Papers for ESWC 2018 by Maria-Esther Vidal and Roberto Navigli, and the call for Research Papers for ESWC 2019 by Miriam Fernandez and Krzysztof Janowicz.