Call For Posters and Demos

The ISWC 2022 Posters and Demos Track complements the paper tracks of the conference by offering an opportunity to present late-breaking research results, on-going research or resource projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress. The Lightning Talks track will be open to all accepted Poster & Demo submissions, while a separate call will allow anyone else to submit a presentation proposal to the Lightning Track. 

The informal setting of the Posters and Demos Track encourages presenters and participants to engage in discussions about the work. Such discussions can be invaluable inputs for the future work of the presenters while offering participants an effective way to broaden their knowledge of emerging research trends and to network with other researchers.

Important Dates – All deadlines are 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

Posters & demos submissions due 13 July 2022
Author notifications3 August 2022
Camera-ready submissions due7 September 2022

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions relevant to the area of the Semantic Web and Knowledge Graphs and which address, but are not limited to, the topics of the Research Track, the Resources Track, the In-Use Track, and the Industry Track. We also invite visionary ideas, position statements, negative results and outrageous ideas. 

  • Posters that describe Semantic Web software systems (free or commercial), and on-going or completed research work are welcome. 
  • Demonstrations are intended to showcase innovative Semantic Web related implementations and technologies, arising both from academia and industry. 

We welcome submissions from Industry. However, submissions must not have the character of an advertisement or commercial product description and must convey a novel solution to an explicit problem. Authors of full papers accepted for the Research Track, the Resources Track, and the In-Use Track are encouraged to additionally submit a poster or demonstration about their work to this Posters and Demos track. The submission should be formatted as other submissions to this track, but it must also cite the accepted full paper and include a description of how it complements or adds value to the conference paper. The added value could include: a) extended results and experiments not presented in the conference paper for reasons of space, or b) a demonstration of a supporting prototype implementation.

Review Criteria

Submissions must clearly demonstrate relevance to the Semantic Web and the topics of interest of ISWC 2022. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the Semantic Web, originality, potential significance, topicality, and clarity. All submissions to the Posters & Demos Track will be reviewed by at least three program committee members, including those related to already accepted full papers. The purpose of the track is to allow the presentation of preliminary results to the community, provided that originality and significance of the contribution are ensured. Authors submitting a demonstration are strongly encouraged to include in the paper a pointer to an online demo or video of the application to be presented. The absence of a pointer will affect the overall evaluation of the submission.

Submission Details

Authors must submit a four-page extended abstract for evaluation. 
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Submissions must be either in PDF or HTML.
  • 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, please see the HTML submission guide.
  • Poster and demo submissions are at most 4 pages long, including references. Authors will be granted one extra page when preparing their camera-ready version in case of acceptance, in order to address the reviewers’ comments.
  • Papers that exceed the given page length or do not follow the LNCS guidelines may  be rejected without review. Posters and demos accompanying an accepted main track paper must be marked as such and provide an explanation of the additional value of the poster or demo submission. Aside from such cases, double submissions to any other  conferences, workshops, or tracks of ISWC will be rejected.
  • Authors submitting a demonstration are strongly encouraged to include in the paper a pointer to an online demo or video of the application to be presented. The absence of a pointer will affect the overall evaluation of the submission.
  • We require the authors to specify the type of submission (whether poster or demo) before the first section of the paper (e.g., immediately after the abstract).
All submissions must be made electronically via EasyChair.

Conference Attendance and presentation format

At least one of the authors must be a registered participant at the main conference and attend the Poster and Demo Session to present the work. The abstracts of accepted posters and demonstrations will be published on the conference website. They will be compiled into a CEUR Workshop Proceedings for Web retrieval and archiving. The metadata for all accepted submissions will be included in the conference metadata corpus. Detailed information about metadata creation will be provided with the acceptance notification of the successful submissions. As in previous years, student-authors of accepted submissions will be able to apply for registration support to attend the conference.

The Posters and Demos track at ISWC 2022 will be organized in a hybrid mode, with the potential of a F2F presentation and online in a virtual (a)synchronous format. Demos will be performed through screen sharing. A physical poster is only required for presenters of posters or demos who intend to attend the conference in person. For the final “camera-ready” version of accepted posters or demos, authors are required to submit (1) the camera-ready form of the extended abstract; and (2) a 1-minute “teaser” video briefly describing the work.

Posters and Demos Chairs

Contact email: PosterDemoLightning-iswc2022@easychair.org 

Anastasia Dimou
KU Leuven, Belgium 

Armin Haller  
Australian National University, Australia