Call for Tutorial Proposal

ISWC is the premier venue for presenting innovative systems and state of the art research and innovative systems results related to the Semantic Web and Linked Data, attracting a large number of high quality submissions every year and participants from both industry and academia and industry. ISWC brings together researchers from different areas, such as knowledge representation, artificial intelligence, databases, natural language processing, information systems, human computer interaction, information retrieval, web science, etc., who investigate, develop and use novel methods and technologies for representing, accessing, interpreting, and using information on the Web in a more effective way.    

In addition to the regular research and workshop program, ISWC 2020 will feature a tutorial program addressing the diverse interests of its audience: Semantic Web practitioners that wish to learn about new technologies, novices to the Semantic Web interested in introductory tutorials to key Semantic Web / Linked Data topics, government and industry representatives focusing on the applicability of Semantic Web / Linked Data technologies in practical settings.

We hereby invite you to submit a tutorial proposal on a research topic relevant to the ISWC 2020 audience.

Review Criteria

The decision on acceptance or rejection of tutorial proposals will be made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal and its appeal to a reasonable fraction of the Semantic Web community.

In particular, tutorials should satisfy each of the following criteria:

  • their research topic falls in the general scope of the conference.
  • they should have a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application.
  • there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

We expect proposals for the following types of tutorials:

  • Tutorials providing an introduction to well established Semantic Web aspects.
  • Tutorials describing the cross link between Semantic Web technologies and other disciplines / application domains.
  • Tutorials presenting specific Semantic Web technologies and trends.

Additionally, we expect tutorials to have practical parts in terms of examples or preferably exercises / hands-on sessions to be carried out by the participants.

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should be submitted in English via EasyChair as a single PDF file containing the following sections:

  • Title and Acronym
  • Abstract: 200 word summary of the tutorial purpose and content
  • Motivation: Why is the topic timely and of particular interest to ISWC participants? What is the relation of this tutorial to other similar tutorials presented at other events? (One to three paragraphs)
  • Detailed Description: Length (full day or half day), overview of content and schedule, description of learning outcomes, presentation style, tutorial format, justification of length if full day (why a half-day tutorial would not suffice), prior knowledge required by the attendees (No longer than two pages)
  • Tutorial Material: Overview of the material used for the tutorial. In case of slides, handouts or other teaching material please specify when the material will be made available and how (e.g, under a CC license to anyone, only to the attendees, not at all, and so on) (One to three paragraphs).
  • Audience: Who and how many people are likely to attend? (One paragraph).
  • Presenters: Name, affiliation, email address, homepage and short (One paragraph) biography of each chair, their expertise in the tutorial topic as well as their experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation. Please indicate which presenter is the primary contact. (One to two paragraphs per presenter)
  • Related events (if the tutorial was presented before in a similar form): Link to previous event(s) and materials. The number of attendees of the previous event(s). Why is it relevant to continue the tutorial in 2020?
  • Requirements: Audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements (One to two paragraphs).

Accepted tutorials will be required to prepare a tutorial web page containing detailed information about the tutorial content, schedule and organisation. Tutorial organisers are also responsible for the timely production and distribution of all teaching material to be used for      the tutorial (slides, notes, technical papers, etc.). In the case of a hands-on tutorial requiring software, it is strongly recommended that tutors place any software prerequisites online for participants to download and install in advance of the start of the tutorial. Additionally, tutors should avoid, as much as possible, depending on live web-based services that could be hampered by unexpected technical issues.

The organisers of each accepted tutorial will receive one free registration (conference + one tutorial day) per tutorial. Tutorial attendees must pay the ISWC tutorial registration fee as well as the conference registration fee. All tutors named on the proposal must be registered before the early registration date ends and ultimately attend the conference and participate in the tutorial.      At the discretion of the chairs, tutorials may be cancelled if all tutors have not registered in a timely manner.    

Important Dates


Due Date

Tutorial proposal due

January 30, 2020

Notifications of accepted proposals

February 13, 2020

Tutorial website

March 4, 2020

Tutorial held

November 2-3, 2020


All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (UTC−12:00) 

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