The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
and the 1st Australasian Semantic Web Conference
21-25 October 2013, Sydney, Australia

Call for Industry Track Presentations

Linked Data and Semantic Technologies are new disruptive technologies gaining traction in mainstream business providing access to rich analytics opportunity. The Industry track at ISWC 2013 will provide a platform for key players in the field to share their insights and experience of using these technologies in the wild.

The goal of this track is to provide an opportunity for Semantic Technology researchers, innovators, and industry leaders to come together to engage and collaborate. Presenters of invited and submitted talks in this track will describe new opportunities for Linked Data and Semantic Technologies, and discuss how they have delivered a competitive advantage in their own products, in their internal operations, or in the services they provide. They will also give feedback on where the current research and development results fail to provide for their needs, and where they see, based on their own practice, the need for further work.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Applications of Semantic Technologies in various industrial domains (automotive, financial, healthcare and life sciences, energy industry, etc.)
  • Applications of Semantic Technologies in community and governmental services
  • Industrial trends related to the usage of Linked Data and Semantic Technologies
  • Financial and strategic investments in Linked Data and Semantic Technologies
Successful submissions to the track will likely emphasize:
  • Real-world deployment experiences and strategic decision-making related to Linked Data and Semantic Technologies
  • Concrete lessons learned from these experiences
  • Areas where further research (or research in novel directions) is required
We solicit submissions to the track in the form of 1-2 page (A4/Letter) abstracts in HTML or PDF format. Each abstract should describe the content of the proposed talk, which should be of a technical or strategic nature (i.e. marketing/promotional material will not be accepted).
Submissions should be made via email to iswc2013industry {at} gmail {dot} com and will be reviewed by a panel of Semantic Technology practitioners from industry and academia. Accepted submissions will be offered a presentation slot at the conference. At least one author of each accepted submission is expected to attend the conference and present the material outlined in the abstract. Presentation slots are expected to last 30 minutes, including questions.
Please note that metadata about all successful submissions will be included in the conference metadata corpus and made publicly available at Detailed information will be provided with the acceptance notification.
Important Dates
  • CFP Published: 2nd April 2013
  • Submissions due: 30th July 2013
  • Speaker notification: 20th August 2013
Contact Details
Questions about the track should also be sent to iswc2013industry {at} gmail {dot} com
  • Eric Franzon, (a WebMediaBrands property)
  • Glenn Wightwick, IBM
  • Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney

Review Panel (to be confirmed)