Call for Tutorials

ESWC 2023 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:

  • Introduction to new semantic technologies, methods, techniques, tools, and trends (e.g. Knowledge Graphs, semantic data integration, reasoning, question answering, ontology-based data access, ontology design principles, provenance, 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, emergency management, etc.).
  • 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.
  • Post mortems in the Semantic Web, best practices, and things learned from past experiences and projects. What did you want to achieve and what Semantic Technologies couldn’t do? What were their limitations and how did you work them around?

While tutorials may focus on theoretical topics, the organizers should incorporate hands-on exercises to engage the audience. The organizers are invited to include real-world examples of the topics handled, illustrating their relevance to the Semantic Web community. 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.

We privilege diversity in the organizing team as well as the presence of young researchers and PhD students.

Important Dates

Tutorials proposals due: November 24th extended to December 1st, 2022
Notification of acceptance: December 8th extended to December 15th, 2022
Tutorials website due: December 15th extended to December 22nd, 2022
Tutorials material due (online): April 11th, 2023
Tutorials days: May 28th or 29th, 2023

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

Terms and Conditions

At least one of the organizers should be registered to ESWC 2023 before the early bird registration deadline.

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

  • have an active role in the tutorial
  • prepare and maintain a Website that describes the tutorial and includes all relevant information
  • submit the material for attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material, software installation, question answering, and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, e.g., Jupyter Notebooks.) to the Tutorial Chairs and make it available on the tutorial Website.

The ESWC 2023 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.

Submission Details

Tutorial proposals have to be submitted via EasyChair.

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 2023 Website.
  • Tutorial description containing
    • The objectives of the tutorial and relevance to ESWC 2023
    • Scope and level of detail for the topics to be covered
    • Learning objectives
    • Practical sessions
    • References
    • How will you make the tutorial memorable?
    • Target audience and strategy for attracting participants.
    • Tutorial length – the tutorial can be full or half-day.
    • 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 slides of those tutorial editions should be included in the proposal.
  • Brief professional biography of the presenter(s) documenting their seniority (we recommend having at least one junior researcher), expertise, as well as previous training and speaking experience (such as teaching and tutorial presentation).

Next to this, the tutorial organizers should also provide a video teaser of about 1 minute that can be put on the ESWC 2023 website. It will serve to attract participants to the tutorial.
All proposals will be reviewed and discussed by the Tutorial Chairs as well as a committee of senior Semantic Web representatives.

Workshop & Tutorial Chairs

Mehwish Alam, FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, Germany, mehwish.alam@kit.edu

Cassia Trojahn, IRIT, France, Cassia.Trojahn@irit.fr

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