ESWC-16 Conference Live app Challenge

In the past two years the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) has provided a semantic Web application to browse conference data. The application, called Conference Live, is a Web and mobile application based on conference data from the Semantic Web Dog Food server, which provides facilities to browse papers and authors at a specific conference. The data-backend is provided by the metadata chairs, while the front-end application has been developed by different teams for ESWC2014 and ESWC2015. In this challenge we call for a front-end application for ESWC2016. The task consist in implementing a system that allows the navigation of ESWC-16 semantic metadata. The system should satisfy specific requirements indicated in the call. The metadata chairs provide:

  • data which is enriched with social features (e.g. integrated Twitter accounts of paper authors), scheduling features (calendar information are attached for paper presentations and social events)
  • a backend service to vote for publications, if the conference includes sessions where participants can vote, as it is popular e.g. for poster and demo sessions.

Submissions will consist of:

  1. A summary description (abstract) of up to 200 words;
  2. A paper presenting the details of the implemented method, which discusses its novelty (if applicable), and highlights its strengths and weaknesses;
  3. Web Access: the Web application must be fully implemented and the code must be accessible either via the Web (e.g github) or downloadable. In particular, the application should be:


Important Dates

  • Challenge papers and systems submission deadline: Friday March 11th, 2016
  • Challenge paper reviews due: Tuesday April 5th, 2016
  • Notifications sent to participants: Friday April 8th, 2016
  • Final ESWC 2016 data published (for final test of the winning system): Friday April 8th, 2016
  • Camera ready papers due: Sunday April 24th, 2016​

The notification will already declare the winning system, which will be distributed by Conference Live as the official ESWC-16 App. If a winning system cannot be proclaimed (e.g. all submissions fail to meet the minimum requisites) the metadata chair will provide a Conference Live baseline system.


Organising Committee

  • Anna Lisa Gentile, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, STLab-CNR, Italy
  • Valentina Presutti, STLab-CNR, Italy