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Call for Posters and Demos

The Posters and Demos Track of ESWC provides a forum for late-breaking results, on-going research projects, and innovative ideas, as well as prototypes of semantic technologies and their applications in various domains. Submissions to the Posters and Demos Track may cover all areas of Semantic Web research and applications, such as Linked Data and Knowledge Graphs, Ontologies, Reasoning, Natural Language Processing and Understanding, Machine and Deep Learning, Large Language Models, Information Retrieval, Data Quality and Data Integration, and Semantic Data Management, as well as related applications from Life Sciences, Social Sciences, eGovernment, Business, Manufacturing, eScience, Emergency and Crisis Management, Cultural Heritage, Tourism, Autonomous Systems, etc. Posters and demos will be presented in a separate, interactive session, providing the opportunity for engaging in discussions and direct exchange.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions must be in English. 
  • Submissions must be either in PDF or HTML. Springer Publications expect the LaTeX source for the camera ready.
  • Submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions. For HTML submission guidance, see the HTML submission guide.
  • Poster and demo submissions are at most 4 pages long, including references. 
  • Demo submissions must additionally provide a description of the demonstration that will be given at the conference (which may include screenshots and must include either a link to an online demo or to a video presenting it). 
  • Submissions must clearly demonstrate relevance to the Semantic Web and the topics of interest of ESWC 2024. 
  • Papers that exceed the given page length or do not follow the LNCS guidelines will be desk rejected without review. 
  • The authors of accepted papers at the main tracks (i.e. research, resource, and in-use) are encouraged to submit a poster or demo. Posters and demos accompanying an accepted main track paper must be marked as such. Aside from such cases, double submissions to any other conferences, workshops, or tracks of ESWC will be rejected. 
  • Authors’ names and affiliations should be included.
  • Submission is done through EasyChair. When logging in, select the “Posters & Demos” track.

Prize and minute madness

Accepted posters and demos will be included into the “minute madness” session where each participant will have exactly 1 minute on stage to “advertise” their work and encourage participants to go visit their poster/demo. They will also be enrolled in the competition for the best poster and demo award of ESWC 2024. The winners will receive a best poster and demo award certificate.

“Asset Available” badge

This year we aim at promoting open science best practices by highlighting posters and demo papers that provide valuable open assets to be (re)used.

To opt for the “Asset Available” badge, just select during your submission the asset type that fits your paper’s main contribution :

  • Asset (benchmark)
  • Asset (dataset/Knowledge Graph)
  • Asset (software)
  • Asset (vocabulary/ontology)
  • Asset (other)

 If your paper opt for the “Asset Available” badge, reviewers will check a lightweight version of the Resource Track criteria, more precisely:

  • Reusability: Is the artifact easy to (re)use? Does it have good-quality documentation? Are there tutorials or a user guide available?
  • Design & Technical quality:  Does the design of the resource follow resource specific best practices? Does the artifact provide an appropriate description (both human and machine-readable), thus encouraging the adoption of FAIR principles?
  • Availability: Is the artifact (and related results) published at a persistent URI (PURL, DOI, w3id)? Does the artifact provide a (preferably open) license specification? Is the resource publicly available? Is the resource publicly findable?

Proceedings and registration

Accepted poster and demo papers will appear in supplementary post-conference proceedings to be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Camera-ready versions shall be available online during the conference. Authors will be granted one extra page when preparing their camera-ready version, in order to address the reviewers’ comments.

Participants with an accepted poster or demonstration must register for the conference and present their work during the Poster and Demos Session. Space will be allocated for each participant. In case of any special requirements, the organizers should be contacted in advance of the conference.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 7th, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: April 4th, 2024

Camera-Ready Paper: April 18th, 2024

All deadlines are 23:59 anywhere on earth (UTC-12).

Track Chairs

Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, National Research Council, Italy andrea.nuzzolese@cnr.it

María Poveda-Villalón, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain mpoveda@fi.upm.es

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