Call for Papers

Workshop at ESWC on Semantic Technologies for Scientific, Technical and Legal Data

Workshop: May 28th or 29th, 2023 - Hersonissos, Greece

Important Dates

Submissions: March 9th, 2023
Notifications: April 13th, 2023
Camera-Ready Contributions: April 20th, 2023
Final papers zip archive: April 20th, 2023
Workshop: May 28th or 29th, 2023

All deadlines are 11:59 pm, AoE time (Anywhere on Earth).

Workshop Aims and Scope

The rapid growth of online available scientific, technical, and legal data such as patents, technical reports, articles, etc. has made the large-scale analysis and processing of such documents a crucial task. Today, scientists, patent experts, inventors, and other information professionals contribute to this data every day by publishing articles or writing patent applications.
In order to benefit from the scientific-technical knowledge present in such documents, it has become critical that the communities related to Semantic Technologies, NLP, and Deep Learning join forces to provide more effective and efficient solutions. This workshop aims to provide a venue for researchers and practitioners to foster interdisciplinary research in the areas of Semantic Technologies, NLP, and Deep Learning.

Workshop Keywords

Semantic Technologies - Legal Data - Scientific Data - Natural Language Processing - Knowledge Graphs - Deep Learning

Workshop Topics

We are interested in novel contributions about the following topics:

  • Data Set Collection
    • New tools and systems for capturing scientific, technical, and legal data including patents.
    • Proposals of procedures and tools to store, share and preserve.
    • Collecting and sharing data sets such as benchmarks, etc.
  • Novel Semantic Technologies for scientific, technical, and legal data
    • Ontologies and annotation schema to model such data.
    • Annotation, linking, and disambiguation.
    • Knowledge graph construction.
  • Applications for patents, scientific, technical, and legal data by exploiting semantic technologies.
    • Exploiting knowledge graphs to drive document similarity, question answering, search, etc.
    • Recommender systems.
    • Semantic content-based retrieval.
    • Natural language processing techniques for classification, summarization, etc.

Submission Details

The submissions must be in English and adhere to the CEUR-WS one-column template: (see Session 2: The New CEURART Style). The papers should be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair. The review process will be single-blind. Please be aware that at least one author per paper must be registered and attend the workshop to present the work.

* Full research papers (10-12 pages) should be clearly placed with respect to the state of the art and state the proposal's contribution in the application domain, even if presenting preliminary results. In particular, research papers should describe the methodology in detail, experiments should be repeatable, and a comparison with the existing approaches in the literature is encouraged.
* Short Papers (6-8 pages) should describe significant novel work in progress. Compared to full papers, their contribution may be narrower in scope, be applied to a narrower set of application domains, or have weaker empirical support than that expected for a full paper. Submissions likely to generate discussions in new and emerging scientific, technical, and legal data areas are encouraged.
* Position or Industry Papers (2-4 pages) should introduce a new point of view in the workshop topics or summarize the experience of a group in the field.
Submissions should be at most the indicated number of pages, including any diagrams and references.

Three independent reviewers will review each submission on the basis of relevance for the workshop, novelty/originality, significance, technical quality and correctness, quality and clarity of presentation, quality of references, and reproducibility.

The accepted papers will be available on the Workshop website. The proceedings will be published in a CEUR-WS volume and consequently indexed on Google Scholar, DBLP, and Scopus.



Workshop Chairs

Rima Türker
FIZ- Karlsruhe Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure
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Mehwish Alam
Télécom Paris
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Francesco Osborne
Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
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Hidir Aras
FIZ- Karlsruhe  Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure
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