European Semantic Web Conference 2009

marzo 18, 2009

The 6th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009)

31 May – 4 June 2009, Heraklion, Greece

The vision of the Semantic Web is to enhance today’s Web by exploiting machine-processable metadata. The explicit representation of the semantics of data, enriched with domain theories (ontologies), will enable a web that provides a qualitatively new level of service. It will weave together a large network of human knowledge and makes this knowledge machine-processable. Various automated services will help the users to achieve their goals by accessing and processing information in machine-understandable form. This network of knowledge systems will ultimately lead to truly intelligent systems, which will be employed for various complex decision-making tasks. Semantic Web research can benefit from ideas and cross-fertilization with many other areas: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Databases and Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Multimedia, Distributed Systems, Social Networks and Web Engineering. Many advances within these areas can contribute towards the realization of the Semantic Web.

The 6th Annual European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2009) will present the latest results in research and applications of Semantic Web technologies. ESWC2009 will also feature a tutorial program, system descriptions and demos, a poster track, a PhD Symposium and a number of collocated workshops.

ESWC2009 is sponsored by STI International.
For more information on STI International, please visit



Keynote Speakers

Jim Hendler
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), US

Craig Knoblock

University of Southern California, US

Alan Smeaton

Dublin City University, IE

Matthias Wagner

DOCOMO Euro-Labs, DE

Important Dates


Register before the 22nd March and save up to 25%.
Register online at:
Sunday, 31st May 2009
Monday, 1st June 2009
PhD Symposium
Monday, 1st June 2009
Main Conference
2nd June – 4th June 2009
Lightning Talks
Register your interest until
Monday, 1st June 2009 12:00 CET
For more information, please visit the website:

Submissions (11:59 pm Hawaii time is the time limit for all submission deadlines)
Papers December 15, 2008
Demos January 23, 2009
Posters March 23, 2009
In-Use-Track December 17, 2008
Workshops November 22, 2008
Tutorials January 07, 2009
Panels February 02, 2009
PhD Symposium January 16, 2009

PhD Student Travel Grant March 16, 2009


ESWC2009 welcomes the submission of original research and application papers dealing with all aspects of the Semantic Web. We particularly encourage the submission of papers on industrial efforts and experiences with Semantic Web projects. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and applications papers.

The proceedings of this conference will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Paper submission and reviewing for ESWC2009 will be electronic via the conference submissions site. Papers should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS authors.

Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe’s Portable Document Format) format and will *not* be accepted in any other format. Papers that exceed 15 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being rejected automatically without a review. Authors of accepted papers will be required to provide semantic annotations for the abstract of their submission — details of this process will be provided on the conference Web page at the time of acceptance. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.

Papers have to be submitted electronically at:

Submission of Research Papers

Best Paper Award

An award will be given to the best paper (or papers) submitted to the conference as judged by the Program Chairs in collaboration with the Program Committee.

Register to ESWC2009!

The registration for the 6th European Semantic Web Conference 2009 is now open.
Register before 22nd of March and save up to 25%!

Registration* Standard Fee Fee for STI International full members
Early 520 EUR 470 EUR
Regular 630 EUR 580 EUR
Onsite 730 EUR 700 EUR
Tutorials (31st May) 95 EUR 95 EUR
Workshops (1st June) 95 EUR 95 EUR

*The conference registration fee covers the participation in the conference sessions, reception, coffee breaks, lunches and conference dinner. The participation in the tutorial and workshop sessions are not included in the regular registration fee.


Payment and Registration Confirmation
Payment can be made by credit card or onsite at the registration desk. Immediate e-mail confirmation with a formal invoice will be sent to the specified e-mail address.If you do not receive the confirmation or have problems with the online payment, please contact us at
Onsite Payment Registration
Onsite payment is available. Please make sure to have the fee amount in cash (EUR) available at the registration desk.

Cancellation of registration must be received no later than 10th May, 2009. Payments will be refunded except for a €60 service charge. After 10th May 2009, cancellations can be made, but refunds are up to the discretion of the conference management team. Please send all cancellation requests to

Accomodation and room booking options are available here.

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