Call for Tutorials

ESWC 2011 invites tutorials that address the interests of its varied audience: people new to the Semantic Web, Semantic Web researchers and practitioners that wish to learn new technologies, users of Semantic Web technologies, and representatives of
government and funding agencies. We welcome submissions of tutorial proposals on all major topics related to semantic technologies, including, but not limited to those covered by the research and in-use tracks of the conference:

  • Social Web and Web Science
  • Ontologies
  • Reasoning
  • Semantic Data Management
  • Linked Open Data
  • Software, Services, Processes and Cloud Computing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Sensor Web
  • Mobile Web
  • Data-Driven Methods
  • Digital Libraries
  • Semantic Web in Use

We especially solicit proposals for tutorials of the following types:

  • Tutorials providing an introduction to new semantic technologies and trends.
  • Tutorials describing the application of semantic technologies in specific domains (e.g., life-sciences, e-government, e-commerce etc.).
  • Tutorials presenting techniques from other research fields that are of relevance for Semantic Web research especially in relationship to the tracks of the conference (e.g., techniques from social science, data-driven techniques, NLP techniques etc.).

ESWC 2011 tutorials may be either for a full day or for a half day, but the rationale for the choice needs to be explained in the proposal. Tutorials may focus entirely on theoretical aspects; however, we encourage organisers to incorporate hands-on sessions where appropriate. Finally, we expect proposers to consider tutorials as educational events first, therefore they should plan to provide the attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art in the tutorial’s topic before moving on to cover specific approaches in more depth.

Important Dates

Proposal submissionJanuary 9th, 2011 - 23:59 Hawaii Time expired
Notification of acceptance/rejectionJanuary 23rd, 2011 expired
Deadline for receipt of URL for tutorial web pageFebruary 6th, 2011 expired
Camera-ready tutorial material submission:April 24th, 2011 expired
Tutorial days at the conferenceMay 29th, 2011 - 00:00 and May 30th, 2011 expired


Organizers of accepted tutorials are responsible for preparing and maintaining a Web site that describes the tutorial and includes all relevant information. Organizers are also responsible for submitting the material to be given to attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material, software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, etc.) to the Tutorial Chair. The ESWC 2011 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.

Proposal Submission 

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages and should contain the following information:

  • Abstract (200 words maximum, for inclusion on the ESWC 2011 website)
  • Tutorial description (aims, target audience, presentation method, technical requirements)
  • Justification for the tutorial, including timeliness and relevance to ESWC 2011
  • Outline of the tutorial content and schedule
  • Information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experience in teaching and in tutorial presentation)

Proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file by email to the Tutorial Chair:

Manolis Koubarakis
Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
koubarak at