Semantics and Knowledge

Invitation and dates

We invite research contributions to the Semantics and Knowledge Track at the 28th edition of the Web Conference series (formerly known as WWW), to be held May 13-17, 2019 in San Francisco, United States (

Knowledge graphs and other forms of structured data models with machine-interpretable semantics have been widely adopted online in support of more intelligent search services and in other applications. Simultaneously, we are seeing a significant fraction of web pages containing Semantic Web markup. Many of next-generation applications and IoTs/devices draw some of their power from such markup occurring not just in web pages but also in email and other communication. Linked, open data sets are also revolutionizing research in areas ranging from basic science and engineering to the social sciences and social goodness.

These successes have opened the doors to new challenges that are the focus of the Semantics and Knowledge track. The emphasis this year will be on the creation of large scale structured data, on bridging structured and unstructured data, and on new techniques for semantic processing of large, real-world datasets. We are looking for research that is targeting Web-scale scenarios, and that is Web-based or at least minimally employs open world assumptions.

Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Scalable techniques for the creation of large, web-based, structured, reusable, knowledge graphs, including methods for developing and maintaining shared vocabularies/ontologies
  • Semantic annotation, enhancement, enrichments, and/or integration of a variety of data, including text, multimedia and sensor data
  • Data modeling and inference using semantic data in support of enabling intelligent or human-like behavior
  • Provenance, trust and security and privacy issues in managing structured and semantic data
  • Applications of semantic technologies for improving search, browsing, personalization, computational advertising and other applications of interest to the Web community


Abstract submission deadline
Oct 29 2018
Full paper submission deadline
Nov 05 2018
Acceptance notification
Jan 21 2019

All submission deadlines are end-of-day in the Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone.

Track Chairs

  • Peter Mika Independent Consultant, Spain
  • Cong Yu Google, United States



Program committee

  • Adam Funk University Of Sheffield
  • Adrian M.P. Brasoveanu MODUL Technology GmbH
  • Agnieszka Lawrynowicz Poznan University of Technology
  • Aidan Hogan Universidad de Chile
  • Alejandro A. Vaisman Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires
  • Alessandro Moschitti Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Alexander Löser Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin
  • Amrapali Zaveri Maastricht University
  • Andreas Harth University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; Fraunhofer IIS-SCS
  • Andreas Hotho University of Wuerzburg
  • Andriy Nikolov metaphacts GmbH
  • Anna Fensel University of Innsbruck
  • Ansgar Scherp Kiel University; ZBW
  • Arkaitz Zubiaga University of Warwick
  • Armando Stellato University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Audun Stolpe Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, FFI
  • Avishek Anand L3S Research Center
  • Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo Paderborn University
  • Bahar Sateli Concordia University
  • Ben Leong Educational Testing Service
  • Ben Tan Tencent
  • Benedikt Kämpgen Empolis Information Management GmbH
  • C. Lee Giles Pennsylvania State University
  • Carlos Buil Aranda Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
  • Carlos R. Rivero Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Cassia Trojahn UT2J & IRIT
  • Catherine Faron Zucker Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Cédric Pruski Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Chenghua Lin University of Aberdeen
  • Chengqing Zong Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chris Biemann University of Hamburg
  • Christian Chiarcos Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Christophe Guéret Accenture Labs
  • Claudia d'Amato University of Bari
  • Claudio Gutierrez Universidad de Chile
  • Clement Jonquet University of Montpellier - LIRMM
  • Constantin Orasan University of Wolverhampton
  • Daniel Garijo Information Sciences Institute
  • Daniel Schwabe Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  • David Carral TU Dresden
  • Dennis Diefenbach University Jean Monet
  • Dezhao Song Thomson Reuters
  • Dhavalkumar Thakker University of Bradford
  • Dilek Hakkani-Tur Google
  • Dimitris Plexousakis Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
  • Domagoj Vrgoc Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Duc Thanh Tran AIFB
  • Edgar Meij Bloomberg L.P.
  • Eduard Dragut Temple University
  • Elena Cabrio Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Inria, I3S
  • Emanuele Della Valle Politecnico di Milano
  • Erik Wilde CA Technologies
  • Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz The Alan Turing Institute
  • Fabian M. Suchanek Télécom ParisTech University
  • Farouk Toumani Limos, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand
  • Felix Sasaki Lambdawerk
  • Fernando Bobillo University of Zaragoza
  • Flavius Frasincar Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Fouad Zablith American University of Beirut
  • Frederick Maier Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Geert-Jan Houben Delft University of Technology
  • Gerardo Simari Universidad Nacional del Sur and CONICET
  • Giuseppe Pirrò Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking , ICAR-CNR
  • Giuseppe Rizzo ISMB
  • Gong Cheng Nanjing University
  • Gregory Grefenstette IHMC and Biggerpan
  • H. Sofia Pinto Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • Hala Skaf-Molli University of Nantes - LS2N
  • Haofen Wang Shanghai Leyan Technologies Co. Ltd
  • Harald Sack FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, KIT Karlsruhe
  • Harry Halpin World Wide Web Consortium
  • Hemant Purohit George Mason University
  • Hideaki Takeda National Institute of Informatics
  • Ioanna Lytra University of Bonn
  • Irini Fundulaki Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
  • Isabel Cruz University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jacek Kopecky University of Portsmouth
  • Jaime Delgado Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Jean-Paul Calbimonte University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland HES-SO
  • Jérôme Euzenat INRIA; Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Jian Tang HEC Montreal & MILA
  • Jiewen Wu Institute for InfoComm Research, A*STAR
  • Joerg Unbehauen Leipzig University
  • Johann Schaible GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • John Breslin NUI Galway
  • John P. McCrae National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez ExpertSystem
  • Juan F. Sequeda Capsenta Labs
  • Juan Manuel Dodero Universidad de Cádiz
  • Kai-Uwe Sattler TU Ilmenau
  • Kalina Bontcheva University of Sheffield
  • Kalpa Gunaratna Samsung Electronics
  • Katja Hose Aalborg University
  • Keke Chen Wright State University
  • Kemafor Anyanwu North Carolina State University
  • Kevin Chang University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kewen Wang Griffith University
  • Konstantin Todorov LIRMM / University of Montpellier
  • Krzysztof Janowicz University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Lei Chen Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Lionel Médini LIRIS lab. / University of Lyon
  • Lora Aroyo Google
  • Lutz Schröder Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Manolis Koubarakis National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Manuel Atencia University Grenoble Alpes, INRIA
  • Marcin Sydow PJIIT and ICS PAS, Warsaw
  • Marco Rospocher Università degli Studi di Verona
  • Maria Esther Vidal Universidad Simon Bolivar
  • Marie-Christine Rousset University of Grenoble Alpes
  • Marie-Francine Moens Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Martin Klein Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Martin Rezk Rakuten
  • Matteo Palmonari University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Matthias Knorr Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
  • Maud Ehrmann EPFL, DHLAB
  • Maya Ramanath IIT Delhi
  • Medha Atre University of Oxford
  • Michael Cochez Fraunhofer
  • Miguel A. Martinez-Prieto University of Valladolid
  • Milan Stankovic Sépage & STIH, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France
  • Nicola Fanizzi Università degli studi di Bari "Aldo Moro"
  • Nitish Aggarwal IBM
  • Nuno Lopes TopQuadrant, Inc
  • Olaf Hartig Linköping University
  • Olivier Corby INRIA
  • Olivier Curé Université Paris-Est LIGM
  • Ondřej Zamazal University of Economics, Prague
  • Oscar Corcho Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Owen Sacco University of Malta
  • Panos Alexopoulos Textkernel B.V.
  • Pascal Molli University of Nantes - LS2N
  • Paul Groth University of Amsterdam
  • Payam Barnaghi University of Surrey
  • Pedro Szekely USC/Information Sciences Institute
  • Petar Ristoski iBM Research Almaden
  • Peter Haase metaphacts
  • Philippe Cudre-Mauroux U. of Fribourg
  • Pieter Colpaert Ghent University
  • Quanquan Gu University of California, Los Angeles
  • Raghava Mutharaju IIIT-Delhi, India
  • Rahul Parundekar Toyota Info-Technology Center
  • Raphaël Troncy EURECOM
  • Raul Palma Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
  • Renzo Angles Universidad de Talca
  • Robert Jäschke Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Roman Kontchakov Birkbeck, University of London
  • Saeedeh Shekarpour University of Dayton
  • Satya Sahoo Case Western Reserve University
  • Sebastien Ferre Universite de Rennes 1
  • Serena Villata CNRS - Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia-Antipolis
  • Seung-Won Hwang Yonsei University
  • Silvio Peroni University of Bologna
  • Simon Razniewski Max Planck Institute for Informatics
  • Simon Walk Graz University of Technology
  • Simona Colucci Politecnico di Bari
  • Sinno Jialin Pan Nanyang Technological University
  • Sören Auer TIB Leibniz Information Center Science and Technology and University of Hannover
  • Spyros Kotoulas Facebook
  • Stasinos Konstantopoulos NCSR Demokritos
  • Steffen Lamparter Siemens AG, Corporate Technology
  • Steffen Staab University Koblenz-Landau; University of Southampton
  • Svitlana Volkova Pacific Nothwest National Laboratory
  • Takahiro Kawamura Japan Science and Technology Agency
  • Tania Tudorache Stanford University
  • Tassilo Pellegrini University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten
  • Thanassis Tiropanis University of Southampton
  • Thierry Declerck DFKI GmbH
  • Thomas Niebler University of Wuerzburg
  • Tim Finin University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Trevor Martin University of Bristol
  • Uldis Bojars University of Latvia
  • Umberto Straccia ISTI-CNR
  • Vadim Ermolayev Zaporizhzhia National University
  • Valeria Fionda University of Calabria
  • Vanessa Lopez IBM
  • Vassilis Plachouras Facebook
  • Vincent Lully Sorbonne Université
  • Wai Lam Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Weike Pan Shenzhen University
  • Wolfgang May Universitaet Goettingen, Germany
  • Xiaojun Chen SZU
  • Yasushi Sakurai Kumamoto University
  • Yazmin A. Ibanez-Garcia TU Wien
  • Younghoon Kim Hanyang University
  • Yue Wang University of Michigan
  • Zhichun Wang Beijing Normal University
  • Ziqi Zhang Sheffield University
  • Zohra Bellahsene LIRMM

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