Call for Tutorials

ESWC 2020 invites tutorials that address the interests of its varied audience: people new to the Semantic Web, Semantic Web researchers and practitioners that wish to learn new technologies, users of Semantic Web technologies, and representatives of government and funding agencies as well as potential private investors in Semantic Web technologies. We welcome submissions of tutorial proposals on all major topics related to semantic technologies.

We especially solicit proposals for tutorials of the following types:

  • Tutorials with a coherent theme providing an introduction to new semantic technologies, methods, techniques, and trends (e.g. Knowledge Graphs, semantic data integration, reasoning, question answering, ontology-based data access, ontology design principles, provenance and trust, etc.).
  • Tutorials describing the application of semantic technologies in specific domains (e.g., life sciences, e-government, e-commerce, Industry 4.0, cultural heritage, education, mobile, music).
  • Tutorials presenting techniques from other fields that are of relevance for Semantic Web research, including social sciences, digital humanities, biomedical research, HCI, Information Retrieval, databases, NLP, Internet of Things, data visualization, etc.

While tutorials may focus on theoretical topics, we encourage organizers to incorporate hands-on sessions. The tutorial should reach a good balance between the topic coverage and its relevance to the community.

Tutorials can be half-day or full-day.

We suggest having up to two presenters for half-day and up to four presenters for full-day tutorials, preferably from different institutions, contributing different perspectives to the tutorial topic.

Important Dates

  • Tutorial proposals due: November 21, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2019
  • Tutorial website due: December 18, 2019
  • Tutorial material due: May 1, 2020
  • Tutorial days: May 31 and June 1, 2020

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

Terms and Conditions

All organizers (presenters) of accepted tutorials are expected to:

  • Have an active role in the tutorial
  • Register for and participate in ESWC 2020
  • Prepare and maintain a Website that describes the tutorial and includes all relevant information
  • Publish their program schedule as RDF (the conference has a Semantic Technologies Coordinator who will be your contact in this matter)
  • Submit the material for attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material, software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, etc.) to the Tutorial Chairs and making it available on the tutorial Website.

The ESWC 2020 Organizing Committee is responsible for providing on-site logistical support to the organizers and attendees. In the interest of the overall quality of the conference, the Tutorial Chairs reserve the right to merge tutorials and/or adjust their scope, in case a minimum number of registrations is not reached by the early registration deadline.

Tutorial attendees must register for the tutorial as well as for the main conference days.

Submission Details

Tutorial proposals have to be submitted via EasyChair at

Each proposal must consist of a single PDF document written in English, no longer than four pages, which contains the following information:

  • Title and abstract, 200 words maximum, for inclusion on the ESWC 2020 Website.
  • Tutorial description containing the objectives of the tutorial and relevance to ESWC 2020; scope and level of detail for the topics to be covered; learning objectives; practical sessions; references.
  • Target audience and strategy for attracting participants.
  • Tutorial length – the tutorial can be full or half day.
  • Specify other venues at which the tutorial or parts thereof has or will be presented, in addition to explaining if/how the proposed tutorial differs from these other editions. Links to the slides of those tutorial editions should be included in the proposal.
  • Brief professional biography of the presenter(s) documenting their expertise as well as previous training and speaking experience (such as teaching and tutorial presentation).

All proposals will be reviewed and discussed by the Tutorial Chairs as well as a committee of senior Semantic Web representatives.

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