Special Call for Survey articles on Semantic Web topics

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The "Semantic Web" journal invites submissions of full-length papers surveying the state of the art of topics central to the journal's scope. Survey articles should have the potential to become well-known introductory and overview texts.

These submissions will be reviewed along the following dimensions: (1) Suitability as introductory text, targeted at researchers, PhD students, or practitioners, to get started on the covered topic. (2) How comprehensive and how balanced is the presentation and coverage. (3) Readability and clarity of the presentation. (4) Importance of the covered material to the broader Semantic Web community.

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions on all topics related to the Semantic Web.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 15th of September, 2010
Feedback about abstract: 20th of September, 2010
Paper Submission: 30th of October, 2010
Acceptance Notification: 20th of December, 2010
Final Paper: 31st of January, 2011

Abstracts and papers will be processed as they come in, and notification is planned earlier in these cases.


Abstracts should consist of

* List of authors
* Tentative title
* Abstract
* Tentative table of contents
* Tentative page count

Abstracts must be sent by email to Pascal Hitzler (pascal@pascal-hitzler.de) with subject line "SWJ Survey abstract: ". The purpose of the abstract submission is that we can give you feedback on your planned survey, before you start putting too much work into this. This will also allow us to avoid duplicate topic.

For the paper submission, please see the submission information and guidelines. When entering your manuscript into the review system, please state "Survey paper" in the cover letter. Please also note the journal's open review process.


Pascal Hitzler, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA
Krzysztof Janowicz, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Please direct all inquiries to Pascal Hitzler (pascal@pascal-hitzler.de).

Editorial Board

Claudia d'Amato, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Lora Aroyo, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Boyan Brodaric, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
Philipp Cimiano, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Bernardo Cuenca-Grau, Oxford University, UK
Michel Dumontier, Carleton University, Canada
Mark Gahegan, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR Rome, Italy
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Manfred Hauswirth, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway
Tom Heath, Talis, UK
Rinke Hoekstra, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andreas Hotho, Universität Würzburg, Germany
Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University, Finland
Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster, Germany
Thomas Lukasiewicz, Oxford University, UK
Axel Polleres, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway
Martin Raubal, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Marta Sabou, The Open University, UK
Christoph Schlieder, University of Bamberg, Germany
Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University Beijing, China
Kunal Verma, Accenture, USA