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Submissions are invited to the Semantic Web In Use Track at the 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009), in Heraklion, Crete.

This refereed track aims to explore the benefits of applying Semantic Web technology in real-life applications and contexts, and therefore the emphasis of contributions to this track should be different to that of submissions to the scientific track of ESWC2009. While papers submitted to the scientific track may provide evidence of scientific contribution through applications and evaluations (see points 4. and 5. of the conference Topics of Interest), papers submitted to the Semantic Web In Use Track should be organised around some of or all of the following aspects:

  • Description of concrete problems in specific application domains, for which Semantic Web technologies can provide a solution.
  • Description of an implemented application of Semantic Web technologies in a specific domain.
  • Assessment of the pros and cons of using Semantic Web technologies to solve a particular business problem or other practical problems in a specific domain.
  • Comparison with alternative or competing approaches using conventional or competing technologies.
  • Assessment of the costs and benefits of the application of Semantic Web Technologies, e.g. time spent on implementation and deployment, efforts involved, user acceptance, returns on investment.
  • Evidence of deployment of the application, and assessment/evaluation of usage/uptake.


Important Dates

Submission Deadline: December 17, 2008 (11:59 pm Hawaii time) *extended*

Notification of Acceptance: February 23, 2009

Camera-Ready Paper Deadline: March 09, 2009



Submissions to the Semantic Web In Use Track must follow the same guidelines as for the ESWC2009 scientific track. Papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format, and must not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length. Submissions must be in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format. Papers that exceed 15 pages, do not follow the LNCS guidelines, or are submitted in a format other than PDF risk being rejected automatically without review. Submission and reviewing for ESWC2009 will be conducted electronically via the Semantic Web In Use track submission site -- see link below. Unlike the Scientific Track, no pre-submission of abstracts is required. Papers accepted to the Semantic Web In Use Track will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, as part of the ESWC2009 Proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations of their submission -- details of this process will be provided on the conference Web site at the time of notification of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.

For more information about the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) please click here.

Submission of Semantic Web in Use Tracks


Semantic Web in Use Chairs

Tom Heath (Talis, UK)

Eero Hyvönen (Helsinki University of Technology, FI)

to contact the ESWC2009 Semantic Web In Use track chairs, please send email to eswc2009inusetrack[at]


Semantic Web In Use Program Committee

Harith Alani, University of Southampton, UK
Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, DE
Chris Bizer, Free University Berlin, DE
Andreas Blumauer, Semantic Web Company, AT
Christopher Brewster, Aston Business School, UK
Oscar Celma, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ES
Sam Chapman, Knowledge-Now Ltd, UK
Huajun Chen, Zhejiang University, CH
Mariano Consens, University of Toronto, CA
Mathieu d'Aquin, The Open University, UK
John Davies, BT, UK
Stefan Decker, DERI, IE
Catherine Dolbear, Sharp Laboratories, UK
Robert Engels, ESIS, NO
Lee Feigenbaum, Cambridge Semantics, US
Hugh Glaser, University of Southampton, UK
Mark Greaves, Vulcan, US
Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, IE
Martin Hepp, Universität der Bundeswehr München, DE
Ivan Herman, W3C, US
Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, DE
Anthony Jameson, DFKI, DE
Eetu Mäkelä, Helsinki University of Technology, FI
Brian McBride, HP Labs, UK
Knud Hinnerk Möller, DERI, IE
Lyndon Nixon, Semantic Technologies Institute International, AT
Daniel Olmedilla, Telefonica R&D, ES
Eyal Oren, Free University Amsterdam, NL
Yuzhong Qu, Southeast University, CH
Yves Raimond, BBC, UK
Dave Reynolds, HP Labs, UK
Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons, US
Marta Sabou, The Open University, UK
Leo Sauermann, DFKI, DE
Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research, AT
Daniel Schwabe, PUC-Rio, BR
Andy Seaborne, HP Labs, UK
John Sheridan, Office of Public Sector Information, UK
Susie Stephens, Eli Lilly, US
York Sure, SAP, DE
Klaus Tochtermann, TU Graz, AT
Robert Tolksdorf, Free University of Berlin, DE
Raphaël Troncy, CWI, NL
Denny Vrandecic, University of Karlsruhe, DE
Jan Wielemaker, University of Amsterdam, NL
Milena Yankova, OntoText, BG

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