Call For Posters and Demos

The posters and demos track of ESWC provides a forum for late-breaking results, on-going research projects, and innovative ideas, as well as prototypes of semantic technologies and their applications in various domains. Submissions to the posters and demos track may cover all areas of Semantic Web research and applications, such as Linked Data and Knowledge Graphs, Ontologies, Reasoning, Natural Language Processing and Understanding, Machine and Deep Learning, Information Retrieval, Data Quality and Data Integration, and Semantic Data Management, as well as applications from Life Sciences, eGovernment, Business, Manufacturing, eScience, Emergency and Crisis Management, Cultural Heritage, Tourism, Autonomous Systems, etc. Posters and demos will be presented in a separate, interactive session, providing the opportunity for engaging in discussions and direct exchange.

Prize and minute madness

Accepted posters and demos will be included into the “minute madness” session where each participant will have exactly 50 seconds on stage to “advertise” their work and encourage participants to go visit their poster/demo. They will also be enrolled into the competition for the best poster and demo award of ESWC 2020. The winner will receive a best poster and demo award certificate.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be in English. Submissions must be either in PDF or HTML, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions at For HTML submission guidance, see the HTML submission guide at At least one author of each accepted poster and demo paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Poster submissions are at most 4 pages long, while demo submissions are at most 5 pages long, including references. Furthermore, note that authors will be granted one extra page when preparing their camera ready version in case of acceptance, in order to address the reviewers’ comments.

Poster submissions are expected to contain an extended abstract, while demo submissions must additionally provide a description of the demonstration that will be given at the conference (which may include screenshots and must include either a link to an online demo or to a video presenting it). Submissions must clearly demonstrate relevance to the Semantic Web and the topics of interest of ESWC 2020. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the Semantic Web, originality, potential significance, topicality, and clarity.

Papers that exceed the given page length or do not follow the LNCS guidelines will be rejected without review. Furthermore, double submissions to other any conferences, workshops, or tracks of ESWC will be rejected. Posters and demonstrations accompanying an accepted research or in-use/industrial track paper must be marked as such and provide an explanation of the additional value of the P&D submission. Submissions must be uploaded on Easychair at and choosing the “Posters and Demos” track.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: March 19, 2020 (Extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 21, 2020 (Extended)
  • Camera-Ready Paper: May 15, 2020 (Extended)

All deadlines are 23:59 anywhere on earth (UTC-12).

Track Chairs

Valentina Presutti, University of Bologna

Raphaël Troncy, EURECOM

Important Notes

Poster and Demo papers will appear in supplementary post-conference proceedings to be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), camera ready versions shall be available online during the conference.

Participants with an accepted poster or demonstration must register for the conference and present their work during the Poster and Demos Session. Space will be allocated for each participant. In case of any special requirements, the organizers should be contacted in advance of the conference.

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