Call for Demos

The demonstrations track of the ESWC2013 complements the overall program of the conference with demonstrations of real-world, proven-and-tested advances of semantic technologies. In addition to papers and posters presenting latest theoretical achievements, the ESWC2013 is seeking demonstrations of novel applications of semantics in various sectors, including: eGovernment,  eEnvironment, eMobility and smart cities, eHealth, Life Sciences, Sensor networks, Media and entertainment, Telecommunications, Cultural heritage, Financial services, Energy and utilities, Manufacturing, Digital libraries, Cloud applications, Personal Information Management, etc.

The demonstrations track is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their innovative prototypes, practical developments, on-going projects, lessons learned and late-breaking results, relevant for the topics of interest of the main conference and the research and poster tracks.

Submissions to the demonstrations track should make clear what will be demonstrated. A video of the demo should be provided if a link to the demonstrator is not available.  Submission should also specify:

  • * What is the research background and application context of the demonstration
  • * What is the key technology used, and how does the demonstrated system, application or infrastructure relate to pre-existing work
  • * What exactly will be demonstrated? What exactly will a visitor of the demonstration learn?


Submission Guidelines

Submissions to the demonstrations track must be in form of a textual description of the demonstration to be given at the conference (which may include screenshots and a link or a video to the demo). The submissions must be at most 5 pages long (Springer LNCS style) and submitted as PDF. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the Semantic Web area, originality, potential significance, topicality and clarity. Papers that exceed the given page length or do not follow the LNCS guidelines will be rejected without a review.

Submissions should be uploaded using the Easychair system.

 Important Dates

  •    * Submission Deadline: March 7, 2013
  •    * Notification of Acceptance: April 8, 2013
  •    * Camera-Ready Paper: April 15, 2013

Important Notice

Demonstrator papers will appear in supplementary post-conference proceedings to be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Participants with an accepted demo paper must register for the conference and present their system during the Demo Session. A space for demonstration will be allocated for each participant. Participants should use their own laptop for the demos. The organizers should be contacted in case of any special requirement.

Programme Committee

Aba-Sah Dadzie, The University of Sheffield, GB

Andrés Garcia-Silva, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid., ES

Andriy Nikolov, Knowledge Media Institute, the Open University, GB

Basil Ell, Institute AIFB, KIT, DE

Carlo Alloca, FORTH-ICS Creete, GR


David Vallet, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, ES

Denny Vrandecic, Wikimedia Deutschland, DE

Elena Cabrio, INRIA, FR

Elisabeth Cano, Knowledge Media Institute, the Open University, GB

Fadi Maali, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, NUI Galway, IE

Fouad Zablith, American University of Beirut, LB

Hassan Saif, The Open University - Knowledge Media Institute, GB

Iván Cantador, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, ES

Jorge Gracia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES

Elena Montiel-Posada, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES

Liliana Cabral, CSIRO, AU

Marco Luca Sbodio, IBM Research, IE

Mari Carmen Suarez-Figueroa, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid., ES

Maria Maleshkova, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE

Marta Sabou, MODUL University Vienna, AT

Matthew Rowe,  Lancaster University, GB

Raul Palma, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, PL

Sam Chapman, Knowledge Now Limited, GB

Sofia Angeletou, BBC, GB

Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center, DE

Stuart Wrigley, University of Sheffield, GB

Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, US

Victoria Uren, The University of Aston, GB

Ziqi Zhang, University of Sheffield, GB

Organizing Committee

Vanessa Lopez, IBM Research, Dublin, Ireland.

Miriam Fernandez, Knowledge Media Institute, Milton Keynes, UK.