Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Transfer // Engineering // Community

13th International Conference on Semantic Systems

Amsterdam, Netherlands

September 11 - 14, 2017

Important Dates

  • Submission of Proposals for Workshops with Call for Papers: March 31, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time) 
  • Submission of Proposals for Tutorials and Workshops without Call for Papers: June 30,  2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time) 
  • Workshop Proposals Notification of Acceptance: April 13,  2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Workshop Website/Call for Papers Online: April 30, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Workshop Camera-Ready Proceedings:  September 4, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • SEMANTiCS 2017 Workshop & Tutorial Days: September 11 and 14, 2017

Suggested Timeline for Workshop Papers

  • Submission deadline: July 3, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Notifications: July 31, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
  • Camera-ready version: August 14, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)

   Submissions via email: 


SEMANTiCS Workshops and Tutorials

SEMANTiCS 2017 is a major venue for research and industrial innovation and features a workshop and tutorial program addressing the diverse practical interests of its audience. This program is intended to offer a rich diversity of high quality information valuable to conference attendees and local participants seeking to pick up new skills and stay up-to-date regarding the latest developments in the community. We encourage submissions of proposals on all topics in the general areas of SEMANTiCS 2017 and proposals bridging or introducing new perspectives in these areas. Workshops and tutorials may incorporate panel discussions, lightning talks, meetings, networking or hands-on sessions, hackathons and other practical formats where applicable. Rooms for business or project meetings are available upon request as well.

SEMANTiCS 2017 Workshops and Tutorials - Scope & Goals

Workshops and tutorials at SEMANTiCS 2017 allow your organisation or project to advance and promote your topics and gain increased visibility. The workshops and tutorials will be announced on the SEMANTiCS website and they will be seen by all participants. SEMANTiCS 2017 workshops and tutorials are incubators for industrial and scientific communities that form and share a particular research and development agenda. They provide a forum for presenting widely recognized contributions and findings to a diverse and knowledgeable community. Furthermore, the event can be used as a dissemination activity in the scope of large research projects or as a closed format for research/commercial project consortia meetings.

Setup and Requirements of SEMANTiCS Workshops and Tutorials

SEMANTiCS 2017 workshops and tutorials may be either half or full day long. Workshops and tutorials can be held on the day before the main SEMANTiCS 2017 conference (September 11, 2017) or after the main conference (September 14, 2017) in parallel to the satellite events day.

Organizers of workshops and tutorials will be granted three free tickets (only for the workshop & tutorial day) for organization purposes or keynotes. Participants of workshops and tutorials will be charged a marginal fee to cover the basic costs. For regular conference attendees, workshops and tutorials are included in the conference ticket. (corrected by organizer 08/2017)

Workshop and tutorials proposals must include the following information:

Workshop and tutorial proposals must be submitted electronically via 

Important Dates for Workshops

Workshop Proposals due: March 31, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
Notification of Acceptance: April 13,  2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
Workshop Website/Call for Papers Online due: April 30, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
Workshop Camera-Ready Proceedings due: September 4, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
Workshop days: September 11, 2017

Suggested Timeline for Workshop Papers

Submission deadline: July 3, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
Notifications: July 31, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)
Camera-Ready version: August 14, 2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)

Important Dates for Tutorials

Submission deadline: June 30,  2017 (23:59 Hawaii Time)

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Workshop and tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the SEMANTiCS 2016 Workshop Chairs, as well as by the SEMANTiCS 2016 organizing committee, according to the following criteria:

SEMANTiCS 2017 will especially welcome submissions for the following hot topics:

The following ‘horizontals’ (topics) and ‘verticals’ (industries) are of interest:


Data Science Special Track Horizontals


In case you have additional questions concerning the submission process, please do not hesitate to contact us at 

We are looking forward to your contribution!

Workshop & Tutorial Chairs:

Anna Fensel, Semantic Technology Institute (STI), University of Innsbruck, Austria
Laura Daniele, TNO, Netherlands


The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for researchers and professionals who push the boundaries of semantic computing and who understand its benefits and encounter its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts professionals and researchers alike ranging from NPOs, through public administrations to the largest companies in the world.

The success of last years conference in Leipzig with more than 280 attendees from 30 countries proves that SEMANTiCS 2017 will continue a long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world. There will be presentations on industry implementations, use case prototypes, best practices, panels, papers and posters to discuss semantic systems in birds-of-a-feather sessions as well as informal settings. SEMANTiCS addresses problems common among information managers, software engineers, IT-architects and various specialist departments working to develop, implement and/or evaluate semantic software systems.

The SEMANTiCS program is a rich mix of technical talks, panel discussions of important topics and presentations by people who make things work - just like you. In addition, attendees can network with experts in a variety of fields. These relationships provide great value to organisations as they encounter subtle technical issues in any stage of implementation. The expertise gained by SEMANTiCS attendees has a long-term impact on their careers and organisations. These factors make SEMANTiCS the major industry related event across Europe for our community.