Call for Papers: Industry Track

The ESWC industry track is a forum for exchanging ideas, results, and lessons learned amongst Semantic Web researchers, technologists and product leaders across industry and academia. The goal is to learn from the process of bringing cutting edge Semantic Web research to state of the art applications and to align current research efforts with existing real world requirements that justify the adoption of novel approaches in the face of otherwise unfeasible challenges.

The industry track is aimed at identifying the application domains of semantic technologies that yield a significant business value; to present the state of adoption of semantic technologies in industry; and intends to facilitate a discussion about what current industry challenges can be addressed with semantic web technologies, the hurdles that may stand in the way of broader adoption, and any novel problems and use cases.

Topics of Interest

We welcome contributions from any industry and application area, on topics such as:

  • Adoption of semantic technologies and knowledge graphs in real-world environments.
  • Creating business value through semantic technologies and knowledge graphs.
  • Key factors for the success of adoption; and challenges that stand in the way.
  • Experience with applying methodologies and best practices from academic papers: do they work? do they scale?
  • Transferability of results reported academic papers to an industry setting (real world data, scalability)
  • The combination of Semantic Web technologies with other (AI) technology, such as information retrieval, ML over knowledge graphs, NLP, Human-AI interaction, distributed computing, stream processing.
  • Technologies for data and knowledge graph curation, evolution, quality, integrity, trust and privacy.
  • Experience with publishing and reuse of FAIR data; data as a product.
  • Applications that rely on reasoning over (large) knowledge graphs.
  • Organizational challenges, and how to overcome them (education, team topologies, data governance in an agile setting, project finance)
  • Novel problems, use cases and application areas that may spark additional research

… and others!

Successful submissions to this track will emphasize:

  • Real-world deployment experiences and strategic decision-making related to semantic web technologies
  • Success stories, or failures, from the deployment of semantic web technologies
  • Discussion on the scalability and applicability of the technology and the interplay between non-semantic and semantic web technology.
  • Quantitative measurements of the business value created by using semantic technologies and a clear description of the impact in the respective industry, as well as motivation for the need of semantic web technologies
  • Concrete lessons learned from experiences, both technically and organisationally, and identification of areas where further or novel research is needed.
  • Challenges in industrial applications for which semantic technologies represent an opportunity for addressing the challenge, including motivation and approaches for the use of semantic technologies.

Across all submissions, emphasis should be put on demonstrating the business value and impact created by using knowledge graphs and semantic technologies to address real-world industry problems. We explicitly welcome papers that report on “negative” results.

Come and join us at the ESWC 2023 industry track to share your experience!


Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to present their work in the main ESWC 2023 conference, and discuss their contributions with industry leaders, leading researchers and practitioners.

All accepted contributions will be published in the back matter of proceedings; authors of a selection of papers will be invited to provide an extended version of 4 pages that will be published in the satellite proceedings.

Your Submission

We welcome submissions with original content and will not accept already published papers, advertisements or sales pitches. Each submission must include at least one author with a non-academic affiliation. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference to present their contribution.

Industry papers should be submitted as extended abstracts (2 pages, with an additional page for references if needed) via EasyChair (

Submissions must be in English, and must be submitted 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. For HTML submission guidance, see the HTML submission guide.

Review Criteria

Reviews will be done by a committee of members from both industry and academia.

Reviews will be single blinded. The review criteria include the following:

  • Maturity of the implementation and value created to the business
  • Degree to which Semantic Technologies play a key role in the experience
  • Insights and Lessons Learned for other applications or the research community
  • Clarity and quality of the description

Important Dates

  • Submission: March 9th 23rd, 2023
  • Notification to authors: April 20th, 2023
  • Camera ready papers due: April 24th, 2023

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

Track chairs

Diego Collarana, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany,
Renato Cerqueira, IBM Research Brazil,

Delineation from other Tracks

The industry track aims at identifying the application domains of semantic technologies that yield a significant business value. The goal is to align current research efforts with existing real world requirements that justify the adoption of novel approaches in the face of otherwise unfeasible challenges. Therefore contributions to the Industry track can go beyond an analysis of technical challenges in the application of Semantic Technologies for individual use cases, but can describe the current and expected value of the application in a specific industrial domain.

Papers offering a more detailed, technical and scientifically focused description of a real world application should be submitted to the In Use track, whereas papers focusing more on the achieved or intended value of an industry application are suited for the Industry track.

Emerging applications that are not yet deployed (proofs of concept), as well as vision papers describing future applications should be submitted to the Poster & Demo track.

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