With more than 400 participants every year I-SEMANTICS is one of the largest conferences in EuropeEurope is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia to its east by the water divide of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, and the Black Sea to the ... in the field of semantic systems and the Semantic Web. In order to foster synergies among the research fields of knowledge discovery, social computing,  and semantic technologies I-SEMANTICS Conference will be held together with the I-KNOW Conference, the 13th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies.


We cordially congratulate the following winners of the I-SEMANTICS / I-KNOW 2013:

BEST PAPER Award: i-Semantics

“An Analysis Framework for Ontology Querying Tools”

Fajar J. Ekaputra, Estefanía Serral, Dietmar Winkler and Stefan Biffl.


“Extraction of Address Data from Unstructured Text
using Free Knowledge Resources”

Sebastian Schmidt, Simon Manschitz, Christoph Rensing, Ralf Steinmetz


“Linked Cancer Genome Atlas Database”

Muhammad Saleem, Shanmukha Sampath Padmanabhuni, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, Jonas S. Almeida, Stefan Decker and Helena F. Deus.


“OntoSketch: Towards Digital Sketching as a Tool for Creating and Extending Ontologies for Non-Experts”

Marius Brade, Florian Schneider, Angelika Salmen, Rainer Groh

DEMO – Honorable Mentions (selected by Business AngelS)

1. “Linked Soccer Data”

Tanja Bergmann, Stefan Bunk, Johannes Eschrig, Christian Hentschel, Magnus Knuth, Harald Sack, Ricarda Schüler

2. “A Visual Interactive System for Spatial Querying
and Ranking of Geographic Regions”

Chandan Kumar, Wilko Heuten, Susanne Boll




Final program available here.
Posters and Demos Papers are available at CEUR-WS Series.

Keynote Speakers

  • Ed Chi, GoogleGoogle Inc. is a multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. The company was ..., USA
  • Aldo Gangemi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy
  • Tiit Paananen, Skype, USA
  • Yves RaimondSenior Software Engineer at BBC Audio & Music interactive. PhD at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of London. Interested in music, music technologies, digital signal processing, open-source and semantic-web technologies. (http://moustaki.org/), BBCThe British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the principal public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom. It is the largest broadcaster in the world with about 23,000 staff. Its global headquarters are located in London and its main responsibility is to provide public service broadcasting in ..., UK
  • Kai Holzweißig, Daimler AG, Germany

Conference Topics

As a conference aiming to bring together science and industry, I-SEMANTICS encourages scientific research and application-oriented contributions in the field of Semantic Technologies, Semantic Web and Linked Data. The topics of interest for this year’s conference include but are not limited to:

The Web of Data
  • Large scale triplification and processing of data
  • Vocabularies, taxonomies and schemas for the web of data
  • Querying, searching and browsing over the web of data
  • Data integration and interlinking for the web of data
  • Location-based services and mobile semantic applications
  • User interaction and innovative visualizations for the web of data
  • Reasoning over the web of data
  • (Mashup) applications utilizing (large scale) linked data resources
  • Recommender systems making use of the web of data
  • Integrating microposts into the web of data
  • Linked enterprise data and (open) linked government data
  • Linked sensor data and machine-to-machine communication

Quality of Semantic Data on the Web

  • Provenance information for the web of data
  • Large scale ontology, an ontology is a formal representation of knowledge as a set of concepts within a domain, and the relationships between those concepts. It is used to reason about the entities within that domain, and may be used to describe the domain. In theory, an ontology is a "formal, explicit ... inspection, maintenance and repair
  • Co-reference detection and dataset reconciliation
  • Quality analysis and metrics for the web of data
  • Trust, privacy and security in semantic web applications

Corporate Semantic Web

  • Corporate thesauri, business vocabularies, ontologies and rules
  • Semantic business, e-commerce and m-commerce systems
  • Semantic procurement for enterprisesA company is a form of business organization. In the United States, a company is a corporation—or, less commonly, an association, partnership, or union—that carries on an industrial enterprise. " Generally, a company may be a "corporation, partnership, association, joint-stock ... and governments
  • Semantics, pragmatics and semiotics in organizations
  • Enterprise trust and reputation management
  • Organisational issues in the deployment and application of semantic technologies

Social Semantic Web

  • Enriching social web data and information with semantics and linked data
  • Semantically-enabled social platforms and applications
  • Users as virtual and physical sensors and devices for a ubiquitous social semantic web
  • Semantic based personalization, as e.g. for recommendations, social navigation, collaborative search, social filtering, etc
  • Reality augmented by the social semantic web
  • Querying, mining and analysis of social semantic web data and dynamics
  • Representing and reasoning with uncertainty, provenance, trust in social web data
  • Ethical issues related to the use of user generated content & linked data

Semantic Content Engineering

  • Collaborative ontology engineering
  • Ontology modularity, alignment and merging
  • Ontology design patterns and life cycle management
  • Ontology learning and knowledge acquisition
  • Semantic annotationAn annotation is notes that you make to yourself while you are reading information in a book, document, online record, video, software code or other information, "in the margin", or perhaps just underlined or highlighted passages. Annotated bibliographies, give descriptions about how each source ... and tagging
  • Making sense of microposts
  • Semantic content management systems

Semantic Multimedia

  • Semantic-driven multimedia applications
  • Multimedia ontologies and infrastructures
  • Content-based semantic multimedia analysis and data mining
  • Semantic-driven multimedia indexing and retrieval
  • Named entity recognitionNamed entity recognition (NER) (also known as entity identification and entity extraction) is a subtask of information extraction that seeks to locate and classify atomic elements in text into predefined categories such as the names of persons, organizations, locations, expressions of times, ... and disambiguation in multimedia documents
  • Human-computer interfaces and visualization for multimedia data access

Studies, Metrics & Benchmarks

  • Case studies of and benchmarks in semantic systems usage
  • Evaluation perspectives, methods and semantic web research methodologies
  • Technology assessment and acceptance/reactance research
  • Usability and user interaction with semantic technologies
  • Case studies with clear lessons learned or evaluations

Data Ecosystems & Markets

  • Economic foundations of data assets, markets and data crowd sourcingCrowdsourcing is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to a large group of people or community, through an open call. For example, the public may be invited to develop a new technology, carry out a design task (also known as community-based design ...
  • Business and governance models for data commerce
  • Production principles and measures of data creation, curation and utilization
  • Business models and economic impacts of Linked (Enterprise) Data and/or large scale semantic systems
  • Case studies for sector-specific data strategies


I-SEMANTICS 2013 proceedings will be published in the digital libraryA digital library is a library in which collections are stored in digital formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible by computers. The digital content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. A digital library is a type of information ... of the ACM ICP Series and will contain all accepted papers from the Research & Application track and the I-CHALLENGE. Poster and Demo papers are planned to be published at CEUR-WS again.

To submit a paper please choose from the following links

Main Conference

Poster & Demo Track

Linked Data Cup