Call for tutorials: ESWC 2015
ESWC 2015 invites tutorials that address the interests of its highly
diverse audience: people new to the Semantic Web, Semantic Web
researchers and practitioners who wish to learn about or stay
up-to-date with new technologies, users of these technologies
interested in expanding their skills and knowledge, as well as
representatives of governmental and funding bodies, both public and
private. We welcome submissions of tutorial proposals on all major,
but also hot, emerging topics in our field.
We envision several types of tutorials at the ESWC2015:
* Tutorials with a coherent theme providing an introduction to new
semantic technologies, methods, techniques, and trends.
* Tutorials describing the application of semantic technologies in
specific domains (e.g., life-sciences, e-government, e-commerce,
cultural heritage, etc.).
* Tutorials presenting techniques from other fields that are of
relevance for Semantic Web research, including social sciences,
digital humanities, biomedical research, HCI etc.
Tutorials may focus on theoretical topics, however, they should
include practical sessions, be that in form of executable code or
tools the audience can use, or exercises, or both. Tutorials can be
half or full day. The proposers should indicate their preference for
one of the formats in the submission. We advise having up to three
tutors, preferably from different institutions, bringing in different
perspectives to the tutorial topic.
Proposals due: December 1st, 2014 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Notification of acceptance: December 15th, 2014 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Tutorial Web site online: December 22nd, 2014 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Tutorial materials uploaded: April 22nd, 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
Tutorial days: May 31st – June 1st, 2015
Organizers of accepted tutorials are responsible for setting up and
maintaining a Web site that describes the tutorial and includes all
relevant information. Organizers are also responsible for submitting
the material for attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material,
software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on
sessions, etc.) to the tutorial chairs. The ESWC 2015 organizing
committee is responsible for providing publicity for the tutorials as
part of the conference publicity activities, and on-site logistical
support to the organizers and attendees. Tutorial attendees must pay
the ESWC 2015 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference
Each tutorial will be granted one reduced registration fee, covering
the registration costs for both tutorial days (May 31st and June 1st
2015, but not the main conference fees. In the interest of maintaining
the high standards of the ESWC, the chairs reserve the right to decide
upon adjustments in the scope and focus of the tutorials and to
suggest tutorials which should be merged. This would apply primarily
for tutorials which do not attract a minimal number of registrations
by the early registration deadline.
=======Submission and evaluation=======
Proposals should not exceed 5 pages using a reasonable font size (not
less than 11 pts). They should include the call for participation
together with the following details:
* Abstract: 200 words maximum, for inclusion to the ESWC 2015 Web site.
* Tutorial description: objectives of the tutorial and relevance to
ESWC 2015; information about the scope and level of detail of the
material to be covered; intended audiences; learning objectives;
* Tutorial length: Half or full day, including preferences.
* Previous versions or related tutorials: other venues of this or
similar tutorials (potentially by a different team of tutors),
motivation for offering the tutorial again, at the ESWC2015.
* Tutoring team: short bios of the presenters, including previous
training and public speaking experience (e.g., teaching in English,
conference presentations, tutorials etc.)
All proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial chairs and discussed
within the organization committee of the ESWC2015.
Submission will be via Easychair at
If you have questions about this call please contact the tutorial
chairs Antoine Isaac (Europeana, VU University Amsterdam, NL) and
Elena Simperl (University of Southampton, UK)
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