Call for Tutorials

ESWC 2024 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:

  • Introduction to new semantic technologies, methods, techniques, tools, and trends (e.g. Knowledge Graphs, semantic data integration, reasoning, question answering, ontology-based data access, ontology design principles, provenance, trust, etc.).
  • Tutorials describing the application of semantic technologies in specific domains (e.g., life sciences, social sciences, digital humanities, cultural heritage, e-government, e-commerce, industry 4.0, education, mobile, music, emergency management, etc.).
  • Tutorials presenting techniques from other fields that are of relevance for Semantic Web research (e.g. neuro-symbolic AI, generative AI, LLM, NLP, HCI, information retrieval, databases, Internet of things, data visualization, biomedical research, etc).
  • Post mortems in the Semantic Web, best practices, and things learned from past experiences and projects. What did you want to achieve and what Semantic Technologies couldn’t do? What were their limitations and how did you work them around?

While tutorials may focus on theoretical topics, the organizers should incorporate hands-on exercises to engage the audience. The organizers are invited to include real-world examples of the topics handled, illustrating their relevance to the Semantic Web community. The tutorial should reach a good balance between the topic coverage and its relevance to the community.

Tutorials can be half-day or full-day. We suggest having up to two presenters for half-day and up to four presenters for full-day tutorials, preferably from different institutions, contributing different perspectives to the tutorial topic.

We privilege diversity in the organizing team as well as the presence of young researchers and PhD students.

Important Dates

Tutorials proposals dueNovember 23, 2023
Notification of acceptanceDecember 7, 2023
Tutorials website dueDecember 14, 2023 January 1, 2024
Tutorials material due (online)April 18, 2024
Tutorials daysMay 26 or 27, 2024

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

Terms and Conditions

Because the conference will be 100% in-presence, at least one organizer must attend ESWC 2024 in person and register before the early bird registration deadline.

The organizers (presenters) of accepted tutorials are expected to:

  • have an active role in the tutorial
  • prepare and maintain a website that describes the tutorial and includes all relevant information
  • submit the material for attendees (slide sets, additional teaching material, software installation, question answering, and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, e.g., Jupyter Notebooks) to the Tutorial Chairs and make it available on the tutorial website.

The ESWC 2024 Organizing Committee is responsible for providing on-site logistical support to the organizers and attendees. In the interest of the overall quality of the conference, the Tutorial Chairs reserve the right to merge tutorials and/or adjust their scope, in case a minimum number of registrations is not reached by the early registration deadline.

Submission Details

Tutorial proposals have to be submitted via EasyChair.

Each proposal must consist of a single PDF document written in English, no longer than four pages, which contains the following information:

  • Title and abstract, 200 words maximum, for inclusion on the ESWC 2024 Website.
  • Tutorial description containing 
    • The objectives of the tutorial and relevance to ESWC 2024 
    • Scope and level of detail for the topics to be covered
    • Learning objectives
    • Practical sessions
    • References
    • How will you make the tutorial memorable? 
    • Target audience and strategy for attracting participants.
    • Tutorial length – the tutorial can be full or half-day.
    • Other venues at which the tutorial or parts thereof has or will be presented, in addition to explaining if/how the proposed tutorial differs from these other editions. Links to slides of those tutorial editions should be included in the proposal.
  • Brief professional biography of the presenter(s) documenting their seniority (we recommend having at least one junior researcher), expertise, as well as previous training and speaking experience (such as teaching and tutorial presentation).

We also ask the tutorial organizers to provide a video teaser of about 1 minute that can be put on the ESWC 2024 website. It will serve to attract participants to the tutorial.

All proposals will be reviewed and discussed by the Tutorial Chairs as well as a committee of senior Semantic Web representatives.

Workshop & Tutorial Chairs

Joe Raad, University of Paris-Saclay, France,

Bruno Sartini, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany,

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