Call for Tutorials

ESWC 2017 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:

  1. 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.).
  2. Tutorials describing the application of semantic technologies in specific domains (e.g., life-sciences, e-government, e-commerce, cultural heritage, educations, mobile, music, etc.).
  3. Tutorials presenting techniques from other fields that are of relevance for Semantic Web research, including social sciences, digital humanities, biomedical research, HCI, Information Retrieval, databases, 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 suggest having up to two presenters for half day tutorials and up to four presenters for full day ones, preferably from different institutions, contributing different perspectives to the tutorial topic.

Important Dates

  • Tutorial proposals due: November 18, 2016 - 23:59 Hawaii Time 
  • Notification of acceptance: December 2, 2016 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
  • Tutorial Web site due: December 16, 2016 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
  • Tutorial material due: April 21, 2017 - 23:59 Hawaii Time
  • Tutorial Days: May 28-29, 2017


Terms and Conditions

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

  • register for and participate in ESWC 2017 and 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 and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions, etc.) to the Tutorial Chairs and making it available on the tutorial website. 

The ESWC 2017 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 2017 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee.

Each accepted tutorial will be granted one reduced registration fee (the pre-conference days registration will be waived, i.e. one of the chairs will only have to pay the main conference fee). 

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

  1. Abstract. 200 words maximum, for inclusion on the ESWC 2017 website.
  2. Tutorial description. It should contain the following information: objectives of the tutorial and relevance to ESWC 2017; scope and level of detail of the material to be covered; intended audiences; learning objectives; practical sessions.
  3. 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).
  4. Other occurrences. Specify other venues at which the tutorial or part thereof has or will be presented, in addition to explaining if/how the current tutorial differs from the other editions. Links to the slides of those tutorial editions should be included in the proposal.
  5. Presenter information. Brief professional biography of the presenter(s) documenting their expertise as well as previous training and speaking experience (such as teaching and tutorial presentation).

All proposals will be reviewed by the Tutorial Chairs as well as a committee of senior Semantic Web representatives and discussed within the organization committee of the ESWC 2017.



Submissions and reviewing will be supported by Easychair at

Tutorial Chairs

Anna Lisa Gentile (University of Mannheim, Germany)

Sebastian Rudolph (TU Dresden, Germany)