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October 11-15, 2015
Welcome!
Steffen Staab
General Chair ISWC2015
Univ. Koblenz-Landau &
Univ. Southampton
ISWC is about...
You
&
Semantic Web
Papers
Workshops
Tutorials
Coffee
Break
Discussions
Lightning
Talks
Posters
Demos
Minu...
 Lehigh University
 Organization Committee
 Sponsors
 SWSA
ISWC is brought to you by...
 447 registrants
• From 36 countries and 6 continents
• From 23 different states in the US
 Break down
• 146 students
• ...
ISWC 2015: From Research to Practice
 Research
• Research Track
• Empirical Studies
and Experiments
 Applied
• In-use an...
Research Program Chairs
Research Track: Marcelo Arenas & Oscar Corcho
Empirical Studies & Evaluation: Elena Simperl & Mark...
 Research track
• 172 submissions, 38 papers accepted
• 22% acceptance rate
 Empirical Studies and Experiments track
• 2...
 Getting your papers accepted. Which
country should you belong to?
• Portugal, Russian Federation,
Venezuela, Singapore
...
 The team (research track)
• Senior PC members: 18
• Regular PC members: 152
• External reviewers: 99
 Reviews
• 534 rev...
 The team (ESE track)
• PC members: 20
• External reviewers: 14
 Reviews
• 80 reviews in total
• 16 external reviews
Sta...
 Award winner
• Maribel Acosta
 Runners up
Krzysztof Janowicz Irene Celino
Best Reviewer Award – Research Papers
➢Research Track
➢Empirical Studies & Evaluation
General Terminology Induction in OWL
V. Sazonau, Ul Sattler and G. Brown
T...
➢Research Track
➢Empirical Studies & Evaluation
General Terminology Induction in OWL
V. Sazonau, Ul Sattler and G. Brown
T...
 Wednesday 4pm-5pm (Berks)
 Send a 1-slide PDF file to Oscar Corcho
(ocorcho@fi.upm.es)
• Deadline: Tuesday midnight
 Y...
 See your session chair
15 minutes before the session
 Stick to the schedule as it is – people want to
pick specific tal...
Applied Program Chairs
In-use & software: Mathieu d‘Aquin & Kavitha Srinivas
Data Sets and Ontologies: Paul Groth & Michel...
Statistics – Applied Program
In Use and Software
34 papers submitted:
23 In-Use, 11 Software
14 accepted
Authors from USA ...
➢In-use & software
➢Data sets & ontologies
Best Reviewer Award – Applied Papers
Markus Krötzsch
Knowledge Systems group
De...
➢In-use & software
➢Data sets & ontologies
TR Discover: A Natural Language Interface for Querying and
Analyzing Interlinke...
Natasha Noy
Semantic Web Science Association
➢SWSA Distinguished Dissertation
Award
➢SWSA 10-year Award
Semantic Web Science Association
➢ Olaf Hartig
Querying a Web of Linked Data:
Foundations and Query Execution
➢ Dezhao Song
Towards a linked Semantic Web:
...
➢ Peter Mika
Ontologies are us: A unified model of social networks
and semantics
Presented at ISWC 2005 in Galway, Ireland...
Off to an exciting ISWC-2015 !!!
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ISWC2015 Opening Session

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ISWC2015 Opening Session

  1. 1. October 11-15, 2015 Welcome! Steffen Staab General Chair ISWC2015 Univ. Koblenz-Landau & Univ. Southampton
  2. 2. ISWC is about... You & Semantic Web Papers Workshops Tutorials Coffee Break Discussions Lightning Talks Posters Demos Minute Madness Mentoring Social Events Industry Talks
  3. 3.  Lehigh University  Organization Committee  Sponsors  SWSA ISWC is brought to you by...
  4. 4.  447 registrants • From 36 countries and 6 continents • From 23 different states in the US  Break down • 146 students • 190 academic employees • 111 industry or government personnel ISWC 2015 Attendance
  5. 5. ISWC 2015: From Research to Practice  Research • Research Track • Empirical Studies and Experiments  Applied • In-use and software • Data sets and ontologies • Industry
  6. 6. Research Program Chairs Research Track: Marcelo Arenas & Oscar Corcho Empirical Studies & Evaluation: Elena Simperl & Markus Strohmaier
  7. 7.  Research track • 172 submissions, 38 papers accepted • 22% acceptance rate  Empirical Studies and Experiments track • 24 submissions, 7 papers accepted • 29% acceptance rate  Innovation #1: make sure to include additional material properly • This was generally well done Statistics – Research Program
  8. 8.  Getting your papers accepted. Which country should you belong to? • Portugal, Russian Federation, Venezuela, Singapore  Who are the most prolific countries? • USA (74 authors), Germany (72), Italy (49), China (48) Some key facts about the research track
  9. 9.  The team (research track) • Senior PC members: 18 • Regular PC members: 152 • External reviewers: 99  Reviews • 534 reviews in total • 112 external reviews • 20 papers with four reviews  Innovation #2: encouraged reviewers to sign reviews • ~10% of reviews signed Statistics – Reviewing (Research)
  10. 10.  The team (ESE track) • PC members: 20 • External reviewers: 14  Reviews • 80 reviews in total • 16 external reviews Statistics – Reviewing (ESE)
  11. 11.  Award winner • Maribel Acosta  Runners up Krzysztof Janowicz Irene Celino Best Reviewer Award – Research Papers
  12. 12. ➢Research Track ➢Empirical Studies & Evaluation General Terminology Induction in OWL V. Sazonau, Ul Sattler and G. Brown Thursday 2pm (Monroe) Recursion in SPARQL J. Reutter, A. Soto and D. Vrgoc Tuesday 4pm (EventCenter) LOD Lab: Experiments at LOD Scale L. Rietveld, W. Beek, and S. Schlobach Thursday 11:20am (EventCenter) Nominees for Best Research Paper
  13. 13. ➢Research Track ➢Empirical Studies & Evaluation General Terminology Induction in OWL V. Sazonau, Ul Sattler and G. Brown Thursday 2pm (Monroe) LOD Lab: Experiments at LOD Scale L. Rietveld, W. Beek, and S. Schlobach Thursday 11:20am (EventCenter) A Flexible Framework for Understanding the Dynamics of Evolving RDF Datasets Y. Roussakis, I. Chrysakis, K. Stefanidis, G. Flouris, and Y. Starakas Thursday 2:40pm (EventCenter) Nominees Best Student Research Paper
  14. 14.  Wednesday 4pm-5pm (Berks)  Send a 1-slide PDF file to Oscar Corcho (ocorcho@fi.upm.es) • Deadline: Tuesday midnight  You will receive a confirmation and a number specifying the order of your talk  Prepare for a 2-minute talk • Maximum: 30 talks Lightning Talks
  15. 15.  See your session chair 15 minutes before the session  Stick to the schedule as it is – people want to pick specific talks from the schedule  Sands Event Center: presenters must upload their slides in advance  Many more statistics at • http://scientometrics.geog.ucsb.edu/iswc/ • Thanks to Krzysztof Janowicz Paper Sessions
  16. 16. Applied Program Chairs In-use & software: Mathieu d‘Aquin & Kavitha Srinivas Data Sets and Ontologies: Paul Groth & Michel Dumontier
  17. 17. Statistics – Applied Program In Use and Software 34 papers submitted: 23 In-Use, 11 Software 14 accepted Authors from USA (59), Germany (28), Ireland (21), UK (20), Italy (17),… Data Sets and Ontologies 35 papers submitted: 15 ontologies, 20 datasets 8 accepted Authors from USA (33), Germany (28), France (10), Brazil (9), UK (8)
  18. 18. ➢In-use & software ➢Data sets & ontologies Best Reviewer Award – Applied Papers Markus Krötzsch Knowledge Systems group Department of Computer Science Technical University of Dresden
  19. 19. ➢In-use & software ➢Data sets & ontologies TR Discover: A Natural Language Interface for Querying and Analyzing Interlinked Datasets [IU&S] Dezhao Song, Frank Schilder, Charese Smiley, Chris Brew, Tom Zielund, Hiroko Bretz, Robert Martin, Chris Dale, John Duprey, Tim Miller and Johanna Harrison Building and Using a Knowledge Graph to Combat Human Trafficking [IU&S] Pedro Szekely, Craig Knoblock, Jason Slepicka, Chengye Yin, Andrew Philpot, Amandeep Singh, Dipsy Kapoor, Prem Natarajan, Daniel Marcu, Kevin Knight, David Stallard, Steve Minton, Brian Amanatullah, Todd Hughes, Mike Tamayo, David Flynt, Rachel Artiss, Shih-Fu Chang, Tao Chen and Subessware S. Karunamoorthy. Semantic Bridges for Biodiversity Science [D&O] Natalia Villanueva-Rosales, Nicholas Del Rio, Deana Pennington and Luis Garnica Chavira Nominees for Best Applied Paper
  20. 20. Natasha Noy Semantic Web Science Association
  21. 21. ➢SWSA Distinguished Dissertation Award ➢SWSA 10-year Award Semantic Web Science Association
  22. 22. ➢ Olaf Hartig Querying a Web of Linked Data: Foundations and Query Execution ➢ Dezhao Song Towards a linked Semantic Web: Precisely, comprehensively and scalably linking heterogeneous data in the Semantic Web SWSA Distinguished Dissertation Award
  23. 23. ➢ Peter Mika Ontologies are us: A unified model of social networks and semantics Presented at ISWC 2005 in Galway, Ireland SWSA 10-year Award
  24. 24. Off to an exciting ISWC-2015 !!!

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