Call for Tutorials

ESWC 2016 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 as well as potential private investors in Semantic Web technologies. We welcome submissions of tutorial proposals on all major topics related to semantic technologies.

We especially solicit proposals for tutorials of the following types:

  • Tutorials with a coherent theme providing an introduction to new semantic technologies, methods, techniques, and trends (e.g. reasoning, Linked Open Data, ontology-based data access, ontology design principles, provenance and trust, etc.).
  • Tutorials describing the application of semantic technologies in specific domains (e.g., life-sciences, e-government, e-commerce, cultural heritage, educations, mobile, music, etc.).
  • Tutorials presenting techniques from other fields that are of relevance for Semantic Web research, including social sciences, digital humanities, biomedical research, HCI, Information Retrieval, database, NLP, Internet of Things, data visualization, etc.

Tutorials may focus on theoretical topics, however, we encourage organizers to incorporate hands-on sessions where appropriate. The tutorial should reach a good balance between the topic coverage and its relevance to the community.

Tutorials can be half a day or a full day.

We advise having up to two presenters for half day tutorials and up to four presenters for full day ones, preferably from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the tutorial topic.


Timeline for Tutorials

  • Tutorial proposals due: November 20, 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Time 
  • Notification of acceptance: December 4, 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
  • Tutorial Web site due: December 18, 2015 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
  • Camera-ready material due: April 22, 2016 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
  • Tutorial Days: Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30, 2016



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 for attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material, software installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, etc.) to the Tutorial Chairs. The ESWC 2016 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. Tutorial attendees must pay the ESWC 2016 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.

General Information

Each tutorial will have one reduced registration fee (pre-conference days registration will be free i.e. one of the chairs will only have to pay the main conference fees). In the interest of the overall quality of the conference, the Tutorial Chair reserves the right to merge tutorials and/or adjust the scope thereof in case a minimum number of registrations is not reached by the early registration deadline.

Submission details

Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages, using an 11 pt font for the body of the text of the proposal and should contain the following information:

  • Abstract. 200 words maximum, for inclusion on the ESWC 2016 website.
  • Tutorial description: objectives of the tutorial and relevance to ESWC 2016; information about the scope and level of detail of the material to be covered; intended audiences; learning objectives; practical sessions.
  • Tutorial length. The tutorial can be full or half day (if the tutorial can be either length, please be sure to identify which material is included for each length).
  • Specify other venues to which the tutorial or part thereof has or will be presented, in addition to explaining how the current tutorial differs from the other editions. Links to the slides of those tutorial editions should be included in the proposal.
  • Brief professional biography of the presenter(s) indicating previous training and speaking experience (such as teaching and tutorial presentation).

All proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial chairs and discussed within the organization committee of the ESWC 2016.


Submissions and reviewing will be supported by Easychair at 

Tutorials Chairs

Tommaso Di Noia (Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy)

H. Sofia Pinto (INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa ,Portugal)​